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GOG is offering 27 free games to brighten up your quarantine

GOG is handing out 27 free good old games to help you overcome cabin fever.


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GOG is handing out 27 free good old games to help you overcome cabin fever.

Look, nobody is ever really prepared for a global pandemic. But, the prospect of the COVID-19 crisis stretching on for weeks, or even months, looks increasingly likely. Which means, we’ll all have a lot more time on our hands.

Sure Doom Eternal, Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Half-Life: Alyx will keep us busy for a while. But, what about when games inevitably start getting delayed? What if this virus delays the launch of the PS5 and Xbox Series X? What will you play then? Finally, you say, a chance to chip away at my backlog!


Not so fast! You could play a game you’ve been meaning to play for years, or…

You could play one of these 27 other games that CD Projekt Red is giving away over at As far as I can tell, that’s an unprecedented number of free games. But, these are unprecedented times.

GOG Free Games List

Here’s the full list of GOG free games:

  • Akalabeth: World of Doom
  • Alder’s Blood Prologue
  • Beneath a Steel Sky
  • Bio Menace
  • Builders of Egypt: Prologue
  • Cayne
  • Doomdark’s Revenge
  • Eschalon: Book I
  • Flight of the Amazon Queen
  • Gwent: The Witcher Card Game (which, to be fair, is always free)
  • Hello Neighbor Alpha Version
  • Jill of the Jungle: The Complete Trilogy
  • Legend of Keepers: Prologue
  • The Lords of Midnight
  • Lure of the Temptress
  • Overload – Playable Teaser
  • Postal: Classic and Uncut
  • Sang-Froid: Tales of Werewolves
  • Shadow Warrior Classic Complete
  • Stargunner
  • Sunrider: Mark of Arcadius
  • Teenagent
  • Treasure Adventure Game
  • Tyrian 2000
  • Ultima 4: Quest of the Avatar
  • Ultima Worlds of Adventure 2: Martian Dreams
  • Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire

That’s a ton of games, and I can’t vouch for the quality of any of them. But, they’re free until March 30 if you want to see for yourself.

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