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Cheap PC Games

Updated on November 11, 2010

I recently wrote a hub about cheap pc games that can be found on amazon.com. It can be found here. Most of the games I talked about are oldies, but goodies and can all be bought for $10 or less. Writing that hub about older but still awesome, and most importantly, cheap pc games has inspired me to share with you all another awesome game retailer known as Good Old Games which can be found at gog.com

Before I continue, I just want to say that I am a satisfied customer and nothing more. I don't work for them, but I do enjoy the service they provide and have purchased 6 games from them so far.

gog.com

gog.com is a relatively new service launched in 2008. Good Old Games specializes in rerealsing old or languishing pc game's and then selling them on their site.

GOG buys the rights to the games and then patches them and repackages for download. They also rework the games in order to insure that they run stably on modern PCs.

Because this games are often very old, or discarded titles, gog is able to sell them for very cheap and sometimes even give them away. Prices usually range from $5 to $10.

They also like to make bundles of whole series of games, or package games of a similar genre together. For example, they have a package deal where you can buy both Master of Orion 1 and 2 for 5.99.

Don't be fooled by the price. The games they offer are real gems that have stood the test of time. They have everything from the entire Fallout Trilogy to Duke Nukem: 3D.

Convenient

I think the best part about GOG is the fact that its incredibly convenient. Just make an account on their site, setup your billing information and you're set.

As soon as you purchase your PC games, you are able to to download them and begin playing. Unlike amazon, you don't have to wait for your games to arrive. As soon as they finish downloading you can install them and begin playing. Each game is fully patched and ready to go and they all come with down-loadable pdf versions of the original manuals as well as any extras originally made for the game.

No DRM

It's one of the biggest issues in the gaming world these days: DRM. But don't worry, GOG is completely DRM free. In fact, it's one of their main selling points. When they repackage their PC games, they don't add anything to them. There is no extra software you have to download and you don't have to be constantly signed into your GOG account to play your games.

When you buy the game, you buy it outright. And while it's not a physical copy, GOG does not stop you from making backups of your games on cd, or copying them to a hard drive for safe keeping. On top of this, GOG allows you to download your games from their site as many times as you wish.

This kind of DRM free stance has worked excellently for them, and if you are a big proponent of DRM free digital media, I suggest you become a patron of GOG and support one company which is trying to do right by the customer.

Community

The icing on the cake is the community that GOG supports on their site. Users are encouraged to rate and write reviews for the games being sold. Since I joined, through community suggestions I've been able to find several old games that I never had the chance to play in the past and I've been satisfied with everyone of them so far.

head over to gog.com and check it out for yourself.

And please check out my original hub on $10 or less pc games:


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