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Good Old Games Hits Public Beta


Good Old Games Hits Public Beta

As regular readers may know, we're fans of retro games here. From Elite, through Fallout to Space Invaders, you name it we probably played and loved it. The launch of Good Old Games (into open beta) is, to put it simply then, pretty awesome because the site aims to offer a huge collection of old-school games, at almost crazy-low prices.

One great thing about GOG is that all the games on offer fit into two price bands, either $5.99 (~£3.90) or $9.99 (~£6.50), which is currently much better for Americans given the current awful exchange rate. Not that £4-odd each for the first two Fallout games is particularly bad value for money - and surely you want to give them another play-through before the third instalment's release next month?

Better still, all of GOG's games are DRM-free, so once you buy it it's yours forever to do with as you wish. All titles are also guaranteed to be Vista-compatible (a common problem I know I experience trying to play older games) so there's no worries on that front.

According to Adam Oldakowski, Managing Director of GOG, "The success of the Early Access Beta showed us that there is huge demand for DRM-free classic PC games, and it helped us to prepare the site for the public launch. We are endlessly grateful to the users for their support and assistance."

So what are you waiting for? Get playing some Good Old Games already.


Good Old Games.


October 24, 2008, 5:05 pm

There's a few nice titles, but it's still missing a lot of the classics like Total Annihilation, Thief and Independance War 2.


October 24, 2008, 6:44 pm

Yes, I'd like it to have a greater range of older games too, but remember it's only just out of closed beta. If the games-buying public get behind it and prove that there's a market for old games, I'm sure more publishers will get on board.

Geoff Richards

October 24, 2008, 6:59 pm

I'm assuming this is some sort of online version of the classic Sold Out brand...?


October 24, 2008, 8:47 pm

Good analogy, Geoff.


October 24, 2008, 9:55 pm

These games have been re-engineered to work properly with the latest OSs and hardware. Sold out just gave you the game in it's original form. I remember you even had to apply the patches yourself! If you want to suggest a game to put on GOG you can! I'd rather they have I-War 1 rather than the second though.

Craig Turner

October 26, 2008, 7:01 pm

Great idea, I hope they get the backing from the game companies, it'll certainly do well if they give up their old titles.

Already bought 2 games off them! Love the site design too.

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