Saturday, September 22, 2012

60% off retro Atari games on GOG.com


Woohoo! GOG.com is having another weekend promotion. Well, they're always having weekend promotions I suppose but this one is a bit different in that they're discounting games on their Atari catalogue and by 60%! Atari has secured the IP on a lot of real classics so this is why I've been motivated to mention this particular sale.

I've already managed to get a few of them already but Colonization was somehow not in my library so I managed to grab it as a resust of the sale.

Recommended picks in this sale include:

Master of Orion 1+2

Master of Orion is reponsible for a games journalist coining the term "4X" (explore, expand, exploit and exterminate). It's basically Civilization in space which means you'll be often uttering "just... one... more... turn..." as you play them.

Star Control 1+2

I'd recommend getting Star Control 2 if you want an early example of a sci-fi RPG mixed with ship battles, since that's exactly what it is. However, if you're too cheap and can't afford the $3. I'd recommend checking out this project called the Ur-Quan Masters where you can get the fan port for free.

Sid Meier's Colonization

I just nabbed this off the sale. I already have the latest Colonization remake but thought I'd keep a copy of the original as well. Did you know I actually won the original in a magazine competition from this defunct UK magazine called PC Review? Anyway, I digress. If you want a chance to colonise the New World and to fight the American War of Independence, this is the game for you.

There are also some other games that are held in high regard here such as Master of Magic, Total Annihilation, Rollercoaster Tycoon and the original Pirates! But since I've never really played them to a great extent, I've reserved judgement :).

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