Torchlight Is Free On GOG; D&D Inspired RPGs Heavily Discounted

By Ishaan . June 18, 2013 . 9:00am

Popular action RPG Torchlight is free on GOG.com for the next 48 hours, the site has announced. The promotion is part of GOG’s 2013 NoDRM Summer Sale, during which over 500 games will be on sale over the next 17 days.

 

Additionally, GOG.com will have more than 150 games discounted by up to 85% in daily deals running from now until July 5th.

 

Today’s daily bundle includes popular RPGs inspired by Dungeons & Dragons. That’s Planescape Torment, Baldur’s Gate 1 and 2, Icewind Dale, Neverwinter Nights 1 and 2, Demon Stone, Dragonshard and Temple of Elemental Evil for $21.10. Normally, these games together would cost $105.

 

Also available is Alan Wake and Alan Wake’s American Nightmare for $4.48.

 


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  • malek86

    I am, unfortunately, somewhat allergic to the AD&D combat system. I could only bear it in Planescape Torment because you were almost never actually fighting. I prefer my RPGs with no other party members.

    Anyway, usual rule that applies to these sales: never buy anything in the generic sale until the final day, because if you do, they might end up on a bigger discount some days later.

    • Tom_Phoenix

      Also, during the last Holiday sale (which used the same format as this sale), all the Daily Deals were repeated during the last 2 or 3 days. So if you miss a deal, you might get another chance at the end of the sale.

  • mojack411

    When I tried to add it to my cart is asked me to make an account so I did. Then it wasn’t in my cart and the game then cost $7.99. What happened?

    • Zharkiel

      Did the same to me, but it marked it as free on the checkout page

  • http://linkapics.tumblr.com/ Linka

    Even though I own the Steam version, it’s always worth owning a DRM-free version.

    • Crevox

      Personally, I don’t really see the difference at all…

      People are too hooked up on this “DRM” thing, it’s like a new fad. You’re cool if you get the version without it or something.

      • AJ

        One day Steam will be turned off, and you won’t be able to play your games anymore.

        Some people are unwilling to pay money for limited access to a good. And some people think paying 5$ for a game and just playing it once and forgetting about it is a good deal. To each their own.

        • Crevox

          One day, many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many years into the future when the game is no longer relevant and you will not even think about it.

          Perhaps even after you’re dead. Furthermore, you are taking the assumption that if steam DID go offline, they wouldn’t just turn off all the DRM? Or how about, do you think that these current games will even function and be compatible with whatever PC exists how ever many years into the future?

          Still not an excuse.

          • Tom_Phoenix

            Some of us prefer if it is WE who decide whether or not the game is still relevant to us and not someone else. Also, some of us prefer the freedom that comes with not being tied to a client.

            Anyway, not everyone cares about DRM-free. But for those of us that do, GOG is a welcome alternative.

      • gerald

        lol yeah, that must be it, people only want games without user restrictions because it’s cool. Consumer rights hipsters!

        • Crevox

          What restrictions? There are no restrictions.

      • http://linkapics.tumblr.com/ Linka

        Actually mostly for me, it has to do with online situations on my own part.

        My net’s been very spotty at recent (this is due to an issue with the wires outside, and have multiple techs come to work things out inside. Hopefully we’ll be getting someone to fix it this week sometime.) to the point where it’s not actually viable to switch Steam to offline mode, since… It has to be able to verify the connection exists in order to do that, first. I know, it’s weird. And I’d rather not disconnect my Steam program under the premise that things are gonna go down for a couple hours on a windy day. I enjoy having the options, generally.

        I have enough faith in Steam itself that I don’t need, at least, a full DRM-free library equivalent to it (that’d be ridiculous), but I’ll take what bits I can get when it’s convenient, especially for pretty good games like Torchlight.

        • Crevox

          I never heard of Steam having to connect to go into offline mode, but I guess maybe that’s the case… pretty sure at the very least an ini config might change that, but shrug.

          • http://linkapics.tumblr.com/ Linka

            Yeah I’ve had situations where I’d forget to switch to offline mode when I know a lack of net is coming, and then it refusing to do so during the period because of “being unable to connect”. It’s one of the few irritations.

  • Letiumtide

    I just bought a physical copy of Torchlight for $5 sealed. I’d say I’m happier this way. Otherwise I might have been swayed.

  • amagidyne

    Already have all the D&D games, but it’ll be interesting to see where this goes.

  • http://wiredjungle.wordpress.com/ DrakosAmatras

    Well, I already have Torchlight II on Steam, so this isn’t a high priority for me anymore.

  • Tom_Phoenix

    Always glad to see GOG getting some much needed attention.

  • Anonymous

    Interesting, Just knew about that site, The game looks good

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