GOG is now offering up to 50% off virtually every game in its catalog for the last two weeks of December, and Tyrian 2000 joins the list of games given to all new users at no cost.
The list of games discounted includes the various classic RPG games – Baldur’s Gate: The Original Saga, Baldur’s Gate 2 Complete, Planescape: Torment, Neverwinter Nights: Diamond Edition and Icewind Dale Complete.
Here is their press release
Warsaw, Poland (December 14) — GOG.com (http://www.gog.com) has concluded its 14 days of holiday gifts for users and has moved on to the big surprise promised for the past two weeks: up to 50% off of practically every single game in their ever-increasing catalog from today until 3 January 2011. And that’s not all–GOG is also adding a complimentary copy of Tyrian 2000 as a (virtual) stocking stuffer for all of its users.
With gaming classics like Duke Nukem 3D, Planescape: Torment, Beyond Good and Evil, Far Cry, the Gabriel Knight series, and the Baldur’s Gate Series, all available at steep discounts–and hundreds more classics available at unbeatable prices–GOG’s holiday special will bring seasonal cheer to everyone. All the details of what publishers are participating in GOG’s holiday promo are online now at the promotional page on http://gog.com/en/page/xmas10/.
With publishers like Activision, Ubisoft, Atari and others all participating in this special, GOG is offering almost 300 games from every genre, across more than a decade of classic gaming history, at unmatched prices. Guillaume Rambourg, the managing director at GOG.com, said, “GOG has had a fantastically successful year, with many new games added to our catalog–often picks from our users’ ‘most-wanted’ lists–and tens of thousands of new and old gamers joining our site, so we’re celebrating this by putting practically every game in our catalog on sale for our users’ enjoyment. If you love old games or are looking for a gift for the gamer in your life, this promo is your holiday wish come true.”
But that’s not all that GOG is doing to top off its holiday-season specials. Together with Daniel Cook, Jason Emery and Alexander Brandon, the developers of Tyrian 2000, GOG is making this innovative and engrossing shooter available as a free download for all users. Tyrian 2000, originally released in 1999, was a direct port of a hugely successful arcade game and is generally considered one of the best top-down shooters of its era. Featuring a complex and engaging plot, 12 different ship types, multi-layered ship upgrades, “sidekicks” for your ship, and over 100 different types of weapons, Tyrian is far an away one of the best top-down shooters ever made. GOG’s free games catalogue has focused on adventure games in the past, but the company is now broadening the array of genres offered as gifts to new users, with Tyrian 2000 leading the way.
There are so many classics like Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition and Raptor: Call of the Shadows 2010 Edition are in the hugely discounted list, you can’t afford to miss this sale out. Plus, GOG games are DRM-free and are yours forever. There’s no STEAM-like online authentication, you pay, download, install and play – no internet connection required from step 3 onwards.
Prepare to take a visit to your childhood past – visit http://www.gog.com and get the offers while the sale lasts!
PS: Here is a tabular list of GOG games – prices do not reflect the current Christmas discounts.