Free PC Games, GOG gives away 4 historical titles

Free PC Games, GOG gives away 4 historical titles

Free PC Games

When it comes to free PC games, there is not only Epic Games. In fact, even GOG, a distribution company owned by CD Projekt, occasionally gives away some old glory, as in today's case. However, where we are not talking about a single title but 4 pearls of the past, which make their return to the store owned by the Poles.

From today (and until September 3, 2021) it will be possible to download 4 games for free . And what games! Syndicate Plus, Syndicate Wars, Ultima Underworld I and Ultima Underworld II are available on GOG. All the titles are published by Electronic Arts and belong to a very distant era compared to today's productions but we are still talking about games that have made the history of the entertainment world and it would really be a crime to miss them.

Beyond to take home 4 titles of undoubted historical value, the free PC games given away by GOG during these four weeks are without DRM, or without any kind of protection. By downloading them, in addition, the titles are distributed with some "gifts", as per tradition. In addition to the games, manuals (not localized in Italian), avatars and other goodies will be available that certainly add value to the offer.

If the language barrier of GOG's new free games scares you, don't worry. The two titles of the Syndicate series are available with Italian localization. Conversely, different speech for the games Ultima Underworld I and Ultima Underworldd II, which are only available in English. For all four games, however, there is support for Windows 10, without having to start in compatibility mode. You can also redeem them through GOG Galaxy, the CD Projekt RED proprietary launcher and always have them in your library, conveniently to download or to start at any time. As mentioned at the beginning of the news, you can take it easy: the promotion will in fact expire during the first days of September.

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Four genre-defining PC classics return to GOG, and they’re free for a limited time

I’m hesitant to publish a headline that sounds so much like marketing, but there’s really no other way to describe the round of games that have just returned to GOG. Syndicate Plus, Syndicate Wars, Ultima Underworld, and Ultima Underworld II were all delisted from the DRM-free store earlier this summer at publisher EA’s request, but they’re now back – and free for a limited time.

“Syndicate and Ultima Underworld are back!” EA says in the announcement. “It seems that twenty years on there’s still plenty of love for these titles so we’re pleased to confirm that effective immediately they’ll be available again on GOG, and we’ll be keeping them in the store for the foreseeable future. To celebrate this we’re offering these games as a free download for four weeks.”

All four games will be available for free until September 3 at 10am PDT / 1pm EDT / 6pm BST on GOG. Once claimed, they’ll remain in your library forever, just as if you’d purchased them.

Ultima Underworld is cited these days as the very first immersive sim – the genre of games like Deus Ex, Thief, BioShock, and Dishonored. Syndicate is a small-scale strategy game set in a cyberpunk world. The games were unceremoniously dropped from GOG back in June “on publisher’s request”. But hey, they’re back now!

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