12.18.2008

OMG, GOG!

I never get excited over finding a good website anymore. I guess that's because internet has become too common for me, unlike 12 years ago. The last time I remember myself getting flabbergasted over a website was back in 2000 when I discovered AudioGalaxy (now defunct), a web-based file sharing community. Today, however, I almost pee'd in my pants when I learned about GOG, or Good Old Games.

Good Old Games is a website that sells old PC games. Good stuff that were released during the mid 90's to the early 2000's. These were the games that focused more on gameplay and story, and not the graphics. I don't know when the site started but I guess they're new because they're still on beta and they don't have a lot of games in their catalogue yet. I know a lot of you might be wondering why I'm going gago over this website that sells old PC games. Well, here are my reasons:

  1. They sell rare and hard to find games. I missed out on some of the good games that were released yesteryear, like Freespace and MDK, and are now out of print. So I'm glad that GOG are offering them back.
  2. They offer cheap prices. Out of print games can still be acquired from eBay but will cost you a fortune. GOG, however, only sells them for $6 or $10, and some are even for free.
  3. All their games are Vista and XP compatible. Some old games like Fallout can still be be bought at Target and Wal-Mart. But the problem is that they're not Vista or XP compatible.
Those are my reasons, and they're good reasons. So if you're broke, don't have a high-end PC that can run new games, just want to play some of the games you've missed out, or you're just being nostalgic then I highly recommend GOG. Unfortunately, I still have some games to finish. But when I'm done with them I'll definitely buy and download Freespace.

Anyways, if you don't know where to start, here are the 10 games that I highly recommend:
  1. Fallout 2
  2. Fallout
  3. Jagged Alliance 2
  4. Freespace 2
  5. Gothic
  6. Disciples 2
  7. Stonekeep
  8. Arx Fatalis
  9. Descent 2
  10. Conquest of the New World
Too bad they don't have Planescape: Torment and Baldur's Gate, or some older games like Albion, yet.

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2 comments:

PUSANG-gala said...

the same feeling I get these days.....maybe because I just stay with my comfort zones, the usual stuffs, blog, cnn news, friendster, flickr. I feel so bored.....glad you have a new discovery....

Level Up said...

Open Beta just started about a month ago. I've been enjoying The Fallout games and just recently purchased Oddworld. Glad to see other people are spreading the word :) The library has grown a good amount since the closed beta launched. Can't wait till they bring out games like Balder's Gate or Icewind Dale and Neverwinter Nights. *crosses fingers*