Good Old Games is a digital distribution service that sells older PC games that have been updated to work on modern operating systems such as Windows Vista and Windows 7. I was part of their beta over a year ago, and thought that the site was a great idea, but at the time they were lacking content so I held off posting about them. However, a year later the site has grown its catalog to include just about every amazing game from the 90s that I remember playing, and they are constantly adding new games as well. I have already purchased a few games from them such as Fallout 2 and Freespace 2, and every time I visit my wish list keeps growing.
What I really love about the site is that all of their games are DRM free. After buying a game you can install it on any PC and re-download it whenever you want, as many times as you need, and you can play it without an internet connection. Also, a lot of the games come with extra content like soundtracks, manuals, and wallpapers.
Anyway I highly suggest checking the site out. Promotions are organized almost every week, so the weekend is always a good time to drop by. If you don’t feel like browsing their entire catalog, here are a few of my favorite games that they have available:
||Duke Nukem 3D Atomic Edition
Duke Nukem, the politically incorrect celebrity and ultimate alien ass kicker, defends Earth and its babes from alien invasion.
He is a can-do hero who realizes that sometimes innocent people have to die in order to save Earth, so accuracy of gun fire is not a real concern to him. This is the award winning game that helped define the FPS genre and introduced unparalleled interactivity and a talking main character.
Take the fight to the aliens in Hollywood, Los Angeles, a moon base and alien spacecraft. Defeat the aliens, so Duke can get back to some R&R with a stogie, a warm belly and a bottle of Jack.
Atomic Edition is the most complete version of the game that includes fourth bonus episode, new weapon and enemies.
||Heroes of Might and Magic 3
Murder, treachery, resurrection, savage battles and ultimately-freedom!
When Erathia’s King Gryphonheart is murdered by traitors he is resurrected as an undead warlord who leads a ruthless invasion of his former Kingdom. Little resistance is met until his daughter Catherine, Queen of Enroth, returns to her homeland commanding an army of elite Enrothian warriors. Meanwhile the Necromancers raise large hordes of undead and advance towards the Erathian capitol. Queen Catherine receives the aid of her father’s survived generals and embarks on a crusade to reclaim her lost land.
You control the greatest heroes and fiercest creatures in a conflict of epic proportions, as Cathereine fights to restore her family’s rightful reign, uncover her father’s killers and free him from the dark prison of his undead body!
This is a must have for every Might and Magic series fan!
||Beyond Good and Evil
For centuries, the planet Hillys has been bombarded by a relentless alien race. Sceptical of her government’s inability to repel the invaders, a rebellious action reporter named Jade sets out to capture the truth. Armed with her camera, dai-jo staff and fierce determination, she discovers shocking evidence leading to a horrific government conspiracy and is forced to battle an evil she cannot possibly fathom.
Join the Rebellion as action reporter Jade, join an underground resistance group and expose your government’s secrets using stealth, force and wits. Stop at nothing until your people know the truth.
Expose the Conspiracy. Enter a futuristic world full of deception, where nothing is as it seems and exposing the truth is the only hope of restoring freedom.
Kurt Hectic in his snazzy suit with ribbon chute is back to save the universe. This time he is teamed with the genius Dr. Hawkins and the 6-legged gun-toting robotic dog, Max. Together they must out-sneak, out-blast and out-think their enemies as they attempt to reclaim the Earth from a vile alien menace.
All three characters – Kurt, Doctor Hawkins and Max are playable, each has his own levels, powers and items and a completely different gameplay focus. Kurt is about stealth and sniping, the Doctor has a few direct attacks but also has the ability to create items and effects out of simple household objects, while Max is a cigar smoking, quad gun toting demolition squad of a dog.
||Painkiller Black Edition
Trapped in a dark and unwelcoming world, awaiting purification for your earthly sins, you must fight through an endless number of enemy warriors, as you attempt to stop the imminent Unholy War and overthrow Lucifer.
But even if you win this insane battle, you must still take out hordes of howling devils, eager to avenge their master.
You are the angels’ only prayer…
||Earthworm Jim 1 & 2
Jim wasn’t always a studly super-worm. He was once just a spineless, dirt-eater with no real mission in his life…
But then something unexpected happened. The evil Psy-Crow was transporting a super suit, built by the genius Professor Monkey-For-A-Head, to Queen Pulsating, Bloated, Festering, Sweaty, Pus-Filled, Malformed, Slug-For-A-Butt, but along the way it was stolen by a rebel. Although Psy-Crow killed the rebel, the suit fell down to Earth, landing on an Earth Worm. That cosmic twist of fate placed Jim in control of an ultra-high-tech-indestructible-super-space-cyber-suit.
Anyway, Earthworm Jim found out that Princess What’s-Her-Name had been captured and set out to save her. Meanwhile, there’s a bounty on Jimmy and plenty of people are in line to take Queen Slug-For-A-Butt up on her offer.
Now Jim must make it to the princess and stay clear of Psy-Crow, the intergalactic bounty hunter, until the final battle with Queen Slug-For-A-Butt. To accomplish this, you’ll have to use every weapon and ability at your disposal to wriggle your way through dozens of original and just plain weird levels.