I was already aware of Steam, Beamdog, and similar sites. But somehow GOG passed under my radar. Aside from being 100% DRM-free (no copy protection or online requirements), and having great prices and a 30-day return policy (which is all mostly true of the others), GOG seems to me to have a better selection of the older FRPGs that I’m interested in. Further, they are the only such site that offers the 13 Forgotten Realms games that they recently rescued from obscurity!
I promptly snagged up these titles, which they offer as a bundle for $26. At $2 per game, this is an incredible steal. I couldn’t be happier.
This bundle includes:
- Eye of the Beholder
- Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon
- Eye of the Beholder III: Assault on Myth Drannor
- Pool of Radiance
- Curse of the Azure Bonds
- Secret of the Silver Blades
- Pools of Darkness
- Gateway to the Savage Frontier
- Treasures of the Savage Frontier
- Forgotten Realms Unlimited Adventures
- Dungeon Hack
In addition to these, GOG also has other old games such as: Baldur’s Gate, Bard’s Tale, all the old Ultima games, Wizardry, Zork, Might and Magic, Icewind Dale, Dungeon Keeper, Sim City, Duke Nukem, Doom, Quake, Myst, Grimrock, Leisure Suit Larry, Space Quest and tons of newer games as well. I think their site said they have 1200+ titles.
I can see that most of my entertainment budget is going to go to them for the foreseeable future. : )