GOG Spring Sale: 90% Off of More Than 500 Indie and AAA Games

spring sale for video games

What a great news! Wait, what is GOG you ask? GOG, a subsidiary of CD Projekt, is a software distribution platform serving DRM-free video games and movies. They have a kit if games ranging from critically acclaimed indie games to big and awesome triple-A video games. Guess what, their prizes range from as low as $5 to $10 for old games and for newer games, they can range from $5 to $30. You can get The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for only $30! Can the prices go any lower? Oh yes! Enter, Spring Sale.

All Hail the Spring Sale (March 6 – 12, 2017)!

Adorable...Here, take my money!
Adorable…Here, take my money!

If you’re wondering which games do they have in store for us this Spring Sale, let me give you a sneak peek. For the indie game lovers out there, here are some of the indies they have for Spring Sale:

  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons – $2.24
  • Undertale – $4.99
  • World of Goo – $2.49
  • Crypt of the Necrodancer – $3.74
  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number – $3.74
  • Braid – $3.74
  • Bastion – $3.74
  • Invisible Inc. – $6.66

If you are not an indie game lover and more of a triple-A kind of a gamer, these games might be right in your alley:

  • Mirror’s Edge – $4.99
  • Metro 2033 Redux – $4.99
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (GOTY) – $29.99
  • Deus Ex GOTY Edition – $2.99
  • Dragon Age: Origins Enhanced Edition – $4.99
  • Dead Space – $4.99
  • Tales from the Borderlands – $6.24

…And a lot more!

Personally, I’m planning to buy Divinity: Original Sin, Invisible Inc., World of Goo, Bastion – yes, I know. I’m more of an indie-loving guy – then, for the triple-A games, Witcher 2 and 3, and I’m still thinking about getting Medal of Honor or Hitman. Definitely Hitman. There are also some story-rich games like Gemini Rue, Alan Wake, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, and a lot more.

Want to link your Steam Library?

Want to connect your Steam library with GOG? They got you covered with GOG Connect. With this tool, you can permanently import your games in Steam to your GOG library. But, a little heads up, my dear gamers. They only have a limited number of eligible games and are for a limited time only. This is because not all developers and publishers agree with the whole DRM-free idea.

I believe that this is a great opportunity to try out games that we weren’t able to play in the past. How about you guys? Which interesting games are you planning to but? We are curious and are eager to hear from you, guys. Comment your games down below and let’s have a fun conversation.

Games of the Year 2016 (Round-up)

Games of the Year 2016

Games of the Year

Now that 2016 is almost over, it’s time to look back at the best games launched during the year and pick our winners. There were some pleasant surprises this year on all platforms, including some unexpected flops as well, but overall this was a great game for gamers on all platforms.

And in order to make sure that we help you pick the best games to play this year in case you haven’t done so already, we decided to do a “best games of the year 2016” round-up, sharing with you what the best publications in the industry had to say.

So without further ado, let’s check out the Games of the Year 2016 on different platforms!

Best PS4 Games of 2016

The Last Guardian gameGamespot has some interesting picks for this year, in no particular order: The Last Guardian, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Overwatch, Titanfall 2 and Dishonored 2

Destructoid, on the other hand, has an even more interesting list of nominees, including: The Last Guardian, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, The Witness, Dark Souls 3, Abzu or I Am Setsuna. However, their pick as the best PS4 game of 2016 is, unsurprisingly, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.

Best Xbox One Games of 2016

Forza Horizon 3Gamespot shares their picks for the GOTY awards: Forza Horizon 3, Dishonored 2, Titanfall 2, Battlefield 1 and Overwatch. It’s a sad list for Xbox One gamers and proves that great exclusives are hard to come by on Xbox One.

Gizmodo has a larger list of winners and their suggestions sound a bit better in my opinion. Their list of best Xbox One games of 2016 include the obvious choices like Overwatch, Forza Horizon 3, Dishonored 2, Titanfall 2, but also interesting picks, like Doom or Quantum Break.

Best PC Games of 2016

Civilization 6 gamePCGamesN has a nice list of great PC titles. In my opinion, it’s the PC right now that offers the most in terms of great, unique, original and brand new games. We love playing sequels of great games, but it doesn’t hurt to have a ton of new concepts to try too. The games listed by PCGamesN include great picks like Civilization 6, The Witness, Inside, Oxenfree and That Dragon, Cancer. Other multi-platform hits are included, as well.

Paste Magazine also picks That Dragon, Cancer as the best game of the year. Other great games have made their list: Stardew Valley, Civilization VI, Inside or Stellaris. A great list!

Best iPhone Games of 2016

Steppy Pants gameIt’s difficult to create a list of the best games on mobile when there are hundreds (or even more) launched each year. According to Touch Tap Play, Apple did the hard work this year and shared their winners, which include silly games like Steppy Pants or The Trail, but also more challenging titles like Clash Royale, Riptide GP, or Reigns.

Best Android Games of 2016

Tap Tap Dash game

Android Central choose their favorites and they’re not what you’d probably expect to see. Their list includes games like Tap Tap Dash, PinOut, Pokemon Go and even Marvel Avengers Academy. An interesting list to say the least.

On the other hand, Android Authority comes up with a list that’s more aimed at the premium gamer. Their list includes titles like Crashland, GTA San Andreas, This War of Mine, but also Freemium titles launched in the past, like Fallout Shelter or Hearthstone.

Best Casual Games of 2016

Mosaics Galore 2 gameAlthough not as popular, there’s definitely a market for Casual games out there for non-mobile players. According to Casual Game Reviews, the best casual games launched in 2016 include titles I honestly have never heard about, like The Keeper of Antiques: The Revived Book, Mosaics Galore 2, Delicious: Emily’s Hopes and Fears or Living Legends: Bound by Wishes. Certainly not titles I’d put high on my “to play” list, though.

On the other hand, the Gamers Decide website comes with a completely different approach, listing casual dating game HuniePop first, followed by other interesting titles like Gems of War or Guns, Gore, and Cannoli. They also consider Left for Dead 2 or Metal Slug casual games, so I am not sure how much trust you can put in their list…

So these would be what gaming journalists consider the best games of 2016. Mostly sequels and more sequels, which is pretty sad unfortunately. But as long as we have great games to play, we shouldn’t complain!

What are your best games of the year? Let us know by commenting below!

Vgamerz Three Frontrunners For Potentially Winning GOTY

Frontrunners

It’s only March but Vgamerz are already thinking about this years potential game of the year. I know it’s early but that’s because we have an abundance of fantastic looking games coming out this year, from Bloodborne to Battlefield: Hardline and Final Fantasy Type-0, but for Vgamerz there are three frontrunners for this years game of the year.

3. Persona 5

Persona 5 is a role-playing game developed by Atlus. Although not much has been revealed about this game yet, one of the biggest things that get’s me excited about this game is the pedigree that it brings with it. Playing Persona 4 Golden was an absolute pleasure, and it was certainly a memorable experience too. With a fantastic cast of characters and a brilliant story to boot, Persona 4 Golden was arguably the best game Ethan from Vgamerz played last year. Even grinding for experience in the dungeons wasn’t boring. Persona 4 has made us extremely excited for Persona 5. Persona 5 will be set in Shibuya and other locations in Japan. Unlike the previous Persona games, your character will be a criminal.

2. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Ah Metal Gear, a series that has stolen many hours of people’s lives. Now however it’s time to close the circle that is Metal Gear Solid, with The Phantom Pain being Hideo Kojima’s last Metal Gear game, and which also acts as a prequel to the first ever Metal Gear Solid, and it also closes Big Boss’ story. The Phantom Pain is an open world stealth game set in Afghanistan and parts of Africa. Weather and time of day will effect how you can approach missions, for good and bad. A brand new engine has been created for The Phantom Pain, the Fox Engine. The Metal Gear Solid story can be extremely confusing at times, but it is truly brilliant and one of the best video game stories ever. Finishing it will be sad, but it will most definitely be worth it. Also Metal Gear Online will launch alongside The Phantom Pain, which is a 6v6 or 8v8 combat multiplayer game mode, where players will need to work in a team to complete their objective.

1. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is by far the game which has Ethan most excited this year, and arguably ever. It’s another game which will be extremely sad to finish, considering it’s the last in the series, but it’s one that deserves to be finished because the story has always been fantastic. Ciri and Yennefer (two huge characters from the books) makes their debut into the game series, and Geralt returns better than ever, with the addition of ranged weapons and the ability to traverse the large world on horseback. The game is set in a huge open world, and looks absolutely gorgeous. Over 100 hours of gameplay await within the game giving the player plenty of things to do before they have to finish the last game in the series, but not before every ounce has been squeezed from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

These three aforementioned games will all be truly fantastic, and everyone at Vgamerz cannot wait to play any of them. A common theme of all of these games is that they all have pedigree due to previous games in the series, and therefore the creators can use them as inspiration and create the best game from each of the own series.  All of the games, and reasons, are chosen purely based on Ethan’s opinion.