Grab Wasteland 2 for free and enjoy steep discounts on over 2,500 games during GOG's Winter...

Polycount

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Most notably, Wasteland 2's Director's Cut Digital Classic Edition (quite the mouthful, we know) is free for the first 48 hours of the event -- as of writing, you've got about 40 hours left to take advantage of the deal, and we recommend you do so.

While it's not the most visually or mechanically impressive game ever made, Wasteland 2 is still a fantastic, turn and party-based RPG with a memorable universe and plenty of character build variety. Notably, the Classic Edition also comes with a free copy of the original Wasteland RPG from 1988.

Other deals you can take advantage of during GOG's Winter Sale include a 50 percent discount on the phenomenally-written indie adventure "A Plague Tale: Innocence" (now $22.49), and the "Ultimate RED Collection." As the name implies, the Collection packs every single game CD Projekt Red has ever made into one very affordably-priced bundle.

The Collection will run you $87.77. While that's a large chunk of change to pay all at once, Cyberpunk 2077's $60 price tag eats up most of it. That means you're getting The Witcher 3's GOTY Edition, Thronebreaker (Gwent's standalone singleplayer campaign), The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition, The Witcher 1 Enhanced Edition, and The Witcher Adventure Game for a mere $27.77.

According to a GOG spokesperson, this is the best deal the company has ever offered on the Witcher games.

If CD Projekt Red's games aren't really your thing (or you've simply played them all by now), the space-themed strategy epic Stellaris can be had for just $9.99 (75 percent off). If you'd rather get in tune with your inner farmer, consider snagging Stardew Valley for $11.99 -- 20 percent off its normal price.

GOG's Winter Sale is also a great time to hop on board the Dragon Age train if you haven't done so already: the first game in the series costs little more than pocket change at $4.99.

If you're not too keen on any of the deals in GOG's sale, Steam's Winter Sale kicks off on December 19.

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psycros

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I was a backer for Wasteland II and I've still barely played it because its absurdly difficult. I can't bring myself to play it in "story" mode or whatever the easiest difficulty is. I should really see if someone has put out any mods that provide a realistic challenge.
 

dualkelly

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I've never bought from gog. Does it require a game client to run games? If so, that doesn't seem drm-free to me. That would seem a way for them to try getting their client installed on your computer. Otherwise I may look to buying from them instead.
Most games you can download and install indepedent of their game client. I never bought new games from them so unsure how that might work. Ive bought dozens of old games in the sub $5-$1 dollar catagory on sales like this. For example last sale I got all the monkey island games with the updated graphics for about .99 a piece.
 
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wiyosaya

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@Polycount I went for the free Wasteland 2 offer, and it also includes Wasteland 1 for free. You might want to update the article to include this information.
 

Polycount

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@Polycount I went for the free Wasteland 2 offer, and it also includes Wasteland 1 for free. You might want to update the article to include this information.
"Notably, the Classic Edition also comes with a free copy of the original Wasteland RPG from 1988. "

I already pointed that out in the article, but I might reword it to make it a bit more clear. Thanks!

Most games you can download and install indepedent of their game client. I never bought new games from them so unsure how that might work. Ive bought dozens of old games in the sub $5-$1 dollar catagory on sales like this. For example last sale I got all the monkey island games with the updated graphics for about .99 a piece.
Just to clarify, every single game you buy from GOG, whether you buy it through the website or the game client, can be downloaded offline without the client. You can download the setup .exe for every single title and then copy it a billion times if you want to.

No online checks, no CD keys, nothing.

The main benefits of GOG Galaxy 2.0 (their client) is achievements, cloud saves, friends integration, and easier library management.
 

wiyosaya

TS Evangelist
"Notably, the Classic Edition also comes with a free copy of the original Wasteland RPG from 1988. "

I already pointed that out in the article, but I might reword it to make it a bit more clear. Thanks!
You're absolutely right. I missed that.
Thanks.
 

Capaill

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I was a backer for Wasteland II and I've still barely played it because its absurdly difficult. I can't bring myself to play it in "story" mode or whatever the easiest difficulty is. I should really see if someone has put out any mods that provide a realistic challenge.
I've played the Director's Cut a few times. The first half of the game is easy enough with some preparation but it gets noticeably harder in the second half. So hard in fact, that I usually rage quit at that point but I have completed it once. There are also a few mods for it, mostly just new character portraits.
However, I put a bit of thought into planning my 4 characters. Some knowledge of the attributes and how high you should raise a skill will help with that:
https://forums.inxile-entertainment.com/viewtopic.php?t=14630