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Cheapskate's Guide to Great GoG Games

GOGmix by ucfalumknight's avatarucfalumknight 62votes

Alone in the Dark

ucfalumknight's rating:
250

ucfalumknight says: Granted, the graphics engine AitD 1 is woefully dated. This is the game the truly began the Survival Horror Genre. Resident Evil owes its life to this game.

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Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obs...

ucfalumknight's rating:
250

ucfalumknight says: When put up against Baldur's Gate, this game is pale by comparison. But, when taken on its own it is an great change of pace with its Steampunk setting. The story is good and the game mechanics are solid. For $5.99, a must have!

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B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty 8th

ucfalumknight's rating:
250

ucfalumknight says: A wonderful flight simulator, which I would compare more to Independence War than Freespace. It is immersive and really allows the user to experience what the brave men of WWII would have experienced.

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Beneath a Steel Sky

ucfalumknight's rating:
250

ucfalumknight says: Free you say?!? A nice little graphic adventure. Definitely worth the price!

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Blood: One Unit Whole Blood

ucfalumknight's rating:
250

ucfalumknight says: Though the engine is dated, this is still a high quality FPS. Those of us that remember the early days of FPS story was slim, but the bullets were plentiful. Worth every penny.

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BloodRayne

ucfalumknight's rating:
250

ucfalumknight says: Don't hold the films against this gem. BloodRayne was a wonderful change in the PC landscape of the 90's. The story is good, and the action is awesome. A steal at $5.99.

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Caesar 3

ucfalumknight's rating:
250

ucfalumknight says: A great City Sim, if I were to compare the amount of time I spent on this classic compared to the price, it should be a million dollars.

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Crusader: No Remorse™

ucfalumknight's rating:
250

ucfalumknight says: This isometric shooter had me go through several Gravis Gamepads when it came out. Beautiful, harsh, and unforgiving, this game is a steal at $5.99

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Crusader: No Regret™

ucfalumknight's rating:
250

ucfalumknight says: See above. In addition, this was a worthy sequel.

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Descent 3 + Mercenary

ucfalumknight's rating:
250

ucfalumknight says: The pre-cursor to Freespace, this version of Descent revolutionized the FPS and Space Sim genres. Immersive, smart, and techically advanced, this game still holds up to day. Easily worth twice the price.

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Dragonsphere

ucfalumknight's rating:
250

ucfalumknight says: A nice little Graphical Adventure that is worth twice the price! Ok you math geeks, figure that one out. :P

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Duke Nukem 3D Atomic Edition

ucfalumknight's rating:
250

ucfalumknight says: Feeling ripped off by DNF? Not a problem. Play the original version that was revolutionary at its release and still today is a blast to play!

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Dungeon Keeper Gold™

ucfalumknight's rating:
250

ucfalumknight says: Ground Breaking, Amazing, AND Fun to boot. This is a must own. Again, worth 10 times the price, even today this game is just fun. The graphics engine is a little aged, but it is easily overlooked. A must own.

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Dungeon Keeper™ 2

ucfalumknight's rating:
250

ucfalumknight says: Read the description for the original and add much better graphics. I still waste hours decimating those pesky heroes.

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Earthworm Jim 1+2: The Whole Can 'O W...

ucfalumknight's rating:
250

ucfalumknight says: Great all around platformer with a wonderful sense of humor. Easily worth double the price.

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Descent: Freespace Battle Pack

ucfalumknight's rating:
250

ucfalumknight says: While Wing Commander 4 was ruling the roost, this game came out as a worthy challenger. And in many circles it won. Everything about this game will make you ask: Why don't they make space sims anymore?

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Freespace 2

ucfalumknight's rating:
250

ucfalumknight says: This is the king of Space Simulators. With the fan made mods, this game challenges ANYTHING out on systems today. One word: Amazing.

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Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers

ucfalumknight's rating:
250

ucfalumknight says: Perhaps the pinnacle of Graphic Adventure games. The story is compelling and the protagonist is interesting. This is one game where the trip is as fulfilling as the destination.

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Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within

ucfalumknight's rating:
250

ucfalumknight says: Oh, why does everyone hate FMV? I liked it. And this along with Tex Murphy were the best applications of the Full Motion Video craze. Amazing story.

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Independence War Deluxe

ucfalumknight's rating:
250

ucfalumknight says: I loved this when I was in college. This is not so much a flight simulator as it is a starship simulator. You won't get the rush of the dogfights in Freespace, but you can immerse yourself as a captain of the Dreadnought.

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Interstate '76 Arsenal, The

ucfalumknight's rating:
250

ucfalumknight says: Quirky, silly, and wonderful. This is one of the best car games out there. This game oozes style. The story is top notch. It didn't age well, but it is still worthy to be in your collection.

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Journeyman Project 2: Buried in Time,...

ucfalumknight's rating:
250

ucfalumknight says: This is a revolutionary point and click adventure. The lifeblood of any PnC adventure is the story. And this one had a great one.

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Lords of the Realm: Royal Edition

ucfalumknight's rating:
250

ucfalumknight says: An interesting combination of RTS and Micromanagement this game can be very addictive. Never got into it's sequels, but this is well worth it's price.

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Lords of Magic: Special Edition

ucfalumknight's rating:
250

ucfalumknight says: Similair to Lords of the Realm this one allowed for adventuring and magic casting. More akin to Heroes of M&M than LotR, this is still a worthy addition to any library.

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Master of Orion 1+2

ucfalumknight's rating:
250

ucfalumknight says: What can I say about the grand daddy of the 4x space simulator? Oh, that's right: Buy It!

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Myst Masterpiece Edition

ucfalumknight's rating:
250

ucfalumknight says: Love it or hate it, but Myst introduced the "casual" gamer to PC gaming. I was working in a software store at the time and folks from all walks of life came in to buy this one.

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Rayman 2: The Great Escape

ucfalumknight's rating:
250

ucfalumknight says: This is a whimsical and challenging platformer. This brought a good dose of arcade action to the PC.

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Realms of Arkania 3

ucfalumknight's rating:
250

ucfalumknight says: A worthy CRPG that still looks good today. Deep story and massive world makes this a worthy addition.

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RollerCoaster Tycoon: Deluxe

ucfalumknight's rating:
250

ucfalumknight says: A fun theme park building game which has surprising depth and interesting challenges.

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Serious Sam: The First Encounter

ucfalumknight's rating:
250

ucfalumknight says: This is what FPS's were meant to be. Pure senseless gun toting, baddie blasting action. Is there a story? Who cares, you have a gun!

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Shogo: Mobile Armor Division

ucfalumknight's rating:
250

ucfalumknight says: I will admit to you here. I have a soft spot for the giant mobile armor Anime of the late 80's This game is wonderful. One of the first FPS games I finished.

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Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri™ Planeta...

ucfalumknight's rating:
250

ucfalumknight says: Civilization in Space. But there are actually much more to this game because you are actually fighting the planet you have landed on as well as the other factions. Yes, it doesn't have the expansion, but it is still worth the $5.99

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Syndicate Plus™

ucfalumknight's rating:
250

ucfalumknight says: Yes, this game was violent before violence was cool. Strategy galore. Words cannot express the joy I had from this game. If you could buy perfection for $5.99, would you? Well, now you can.

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Temple of Elemental Evil, The

ucfalumknight's rating:
250

ucfalumknight says: Marred by bugs during it's release, this game is usually looked upon with disdain. However, with the community mods, it is a wonderful D&D game that is more about tactical combat then story. Though there is one...

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Tropico Reloaded

ucfalumknight's rating:
250

ucfalumknight says: Much more than a city sim, this game is enticing and addicting. The 1st one with the expansion pack are the real gems here. Trop 2 seems more like a mod.

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Ultima™ 7 The Complete Edition

ucfalumknight's rating:
250

ucfalumknight says: RPG perfection. This games allow true world interaction. I remember the joy the first time I baked bread. Great story too.

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Wing Commander™ 3 Heart of the Tige...

ucfalumknight's rating:
250

ucfalumknight says: A wonderful Space Sim with FMV starring Mark Hamill and "That Guy who Played Biff in Back to the Future" Tom Wilson. Though it lacks Freespace's sense of speed, it makes up for in depth of content and story.

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