GOG has certainly been doing the Discount Dance lately. The Markdown Mambo. The Sale Samba. The Cheap Game Cha Cha. Those are all ways that I have personally described GOG’s sales events to my friends. (I consider you all my friends.)
You kind of have to be down with throwing lots of these shindigs when Steam is one of your main competitors. Steam’s many sales a year are the stuff of legend among PC consumers. You have to be able to match that, or at least get close, in order to hang.
GOG’s making a valiant effort. The DRM-free PC sales site has another major discount event that started today. It’s the Spring Sale and it features more than 500 games. Unlike past offerings, everything has its price slashed today; there’s no slow roll-out of new titles every day. It’s just “Here it is, buy something or don’t.”
It can all be a bit overwhelming, though. Sifting through 500 games can be an arduous task. To help, GOG has sorted things into different collections like a bunch of RPGs or “Games you’d hang up on your wall.”
We haven’t rummaged through the bargain bin yet, so we’ll leave it to you to share particularly good discounts. Some of the ones that GOG felt were worth bringing up in an email to us were: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Game of the Year Edition ($29.99), Darkest Dungeon ($12.49), Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodlines ($4.99), and Shadow Tactics: Blade of the Shogun ($35.99). That’s 4 of 500-some. Good start, but a long way to go.
The Spring Sale [GOG]