GOG kicks off its biggest Summer Sale yet with game demos and publisher bundles

Polycount

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There's a lot to get excited about here, but we'll start with the game demos. There will be seven in total, and each is intended to showcase different parts of an upcoming game. There are demos for Desperados III, the Destroy All Humans! remake, the System Shock remake, Spiritfarer, Vagrus - The Riven Realms, Carrion, and Cris Tales.

If you haven't heard of any of these games before, now's a great time to give them a shot and see if they'll be your cup of tea on release. Speaking of release, each title will hit GOG on launch day, so if you like what you see (and play), you're free to pre-order them from their respective store pages.

Moving on to new releases, GOG is seeing two major additions to its catalog: Metro Exodus and Prey are both arriving on the platform with no strings (or DRM) attached. Metro Exodus is 50 percent off at a mere $20, and Prey is even more affordable with a 70 percent discount (bringing the price down to $9).

Game releases and demos aside, GOG's latest Summer Sale is bringing the usual array of steep discounts on both new and classic games. Indeed, there are over 3,000 deals in total, some of which rival what Steam has offered as of late. XCom 2, for example, can be had for $15 right now, which is 75 percent off its ordinary purchase price.

If RPGs are more your speed, Dragon Age: Origins' Ultimate Edition is just under $5, Divinity: Original Sin 2 is around $22, and nostalgic classic Baldur's Gate 2 is $10.

Then, of course, there are the publisher bundles we briefly mentioned before. These build-your-own bundles let you choose from a wide variety of games and pack them into a single discounted order. If you snag three games in a single bundle, you'll get an extra five percent off your order, whereas grabbing five or more kicks that discount up to 10 percent. Games you already own will count toward these bundle tiers.

Eight major publishers are currently participating in these bundle offers, including the likes of Devolver, Paradox Interactive, Activision, Kalypso, Daedalic, and 11 bit studios.

To get in on GOG's summer festivities, visit the platform's main store page right here. The event ends on June 15, so you have a full two weeks and change to take advantage of its deals. If you don't care much for DRM-free games, consider saving your cash for Steam's Summer Sale, which is reportedly expected to begin on June 25.

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ShagnWagn

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Hmm. I've been wanting Grim Dawn. I would prefer to buy the expansion packs in one bundle, but it appears gog doesn't have this option. Steam does, but their price is ridiculously high for an ancient game. I wonder if they would have it cheaper on their sale? I would prefer to support DRM-free content though. That may make my decision. I read you can't game with friends cross-client, so someone who bought it from a different store can't play with me. That's a joke. Thanks devs! Another cash grab?
 

corrosive23

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Hmm. I've been wanting Grim Dawn. I would prefer to buy the expansion packs in one bundle, but it appears gog doesn't have this option. Steam does, but their price is ridiculously high for an ancient game. I wonder if they would have it cheaper on their sale? I would prefer to support DRM-free content though. That may make my decision. I read you can't game with friends cross-client, so someone who bought it from a different store can't play with me. That's a joke. Thanks devs! Another cash grab?

Ancient? It came out three years ago and just got its 2nd DLC a year ago.
 

brucek

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Four years is old in game time.

Not necessarily in that particular genre, where the hard core fans of those particular games tend to want to invest hundreds or thousands of hours into a title over successive expansions and patches. IMO the big titles in that category are Diablo 3, Path of Exile, and Grim Dawn, of which Grim Dawn is the youngest.

Yes, there's another branch of that genre for the play for 20 hours, "win", and move on, but it feels like a different group of games for a different group of players.
 
Hmm. I've been wanting Grim Dawn. I would prefer to buy the expansion packs in one bundle, but it appears gog doesn't have this option. Steam does, but their price is ridiculously high for an ancient game. I wonder if they would have it cheaper on their sale? I would prefer to support DRM-free content though. That may make my decision. I read you can't game with friends cross-client, so someone who bought it from a different store can't play with me. That's a joke. Thanks devs! Another cash grab?
I see there are people here trying to convince you that your opinion of a game being old in your eyes, is wrong. I will post something I hope helps in case you missed in on GOG for what is avail vs Steam:

The items available on GOG for Grim Dawn:
Grim Dawn the game $4.99 GOG / $24.99 Steam
Crucible Mode DLC $4.19 GOG / $5.99 Steam
Ashes of Malmouth Expansion $12.59 GOG / $17.99 Steam
Forgotten Gods Expansion $11.99 GOG / $15.99 Steam

Steam has a bundle for 15% off (Saves $9.75
After Steam discount:
TOTAL GOG $33.76 / Steam $55.21
Savings of $21.45 purchasing on GOG vs Steam
 

ShagnWagn

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I see there are people here trying to convince you that your opinion of a game being old in your eyes, is wrong. I will post something I hope helps in case you missed in on GOG for what is avail vs Steam:

The items available on GOG for Grim Dawn:
Grim Dawn the game $4.99 GOG / $24.99 Steam
Crucible Mode DLC $4.19 GOG / $5.99 Steam
Ashes of Malmouth Expansion $12.59 GOG / $17.99 Steam
Forgotten Gods Expansion $11.99 GOG / $15.99 Steam

Steam has a bundle for 15% off (Saves $9.75
After Steam discount:
TOTAL GOG $33.76 / Steam $55.21
Savings of $21.45 purchasing on GOG vs Steam

I'll provide a little insight: "Old" is a relative term. If a game is old in my perspective, it is old to me. There is nothing "wrong" with that. :p

In my original post, my question was more of what the steam sale price will be compared to the current price on gog. I'll quote myself: "I wonder if they would have it cheaper on their sale? " I did see the current prices before my first post, thank you for illustrating though. :)