GOG Weekend Promo: The Banner Saga & More

Published: August 5, 2016 5:40 PM /


GOG Weekend Promo The Banner Saga And More

If the great deals on Steam Games this weekend weren't enough for you, GOG is also undergoing a sale! A news post on their forums covers the basic details. Selections from the catalogs of 3D Realms, Versus Evil, Ghostlight, and Highcliffe will all be discounted for the next three days. Here are some of the games on sale! We'll be having a quick look at The Banner Saga, Bombshell, Way of the Samurai 4, and some other titles!

The Banner Saga and The Banner Saga 2 are arguably the most well-known titles on the list. TechRaptor reviewed both The Banner Saga and The Banner Saga 2Both titles are the tales of nomadic Vikings on a great journey. You'll guide your caravan through the overworld (similar to games like Oregon Trail), make strategic decisions against the enemy on a broad scale, and fight in a strategic, turn-based combat system similar to XCOMThe first game has a 75% discount and the second game has a 20% discount. The soundtracks for both games as well as the Deluxe Edition of The Banner Saga 2 are also on sale.

Armikrog is a point & click adventure that makes use of claymation visuals. Don't let the visuals fool you, though - Armikrog is not a silly or humorous game. Many puzzles will contain some form of hint or clue to a later puzzle. If you enjoy point & click games it might be worthwhile to check it out. Armikrog and the digital deluxe edition are 65% off, and you can check out our review of the game if you want to see what we thought of it.

Bombshell (which we reviewed) is an over-the-top Action RPG. You play as Shelly "Bombshell" Harrison who uses her robotic arm to rescue the President of the United States from a Mad Scientist. Going by our review (and the user ratings) its execution leaves a bit to be desired, but the discounted price might make it a worthwhile purchase for you. It has also been significantly updated since it's launch, which may address many of the issues. Bombshell and its digital deluxe edition are discounted by 66%. 

Kyn is another title in the sale that features Vikings. This Action RPG will see you traveling through multiple levels divided by breaks in a hub town that changes as you progress through the game. Although the game has its low moments, our review of Kyn was favorable. The original game, as well as the deluxe edition are discounted by 60%.

Skyshine's Bedlam Redux! is a post-apocalyptic rogue-lite game that features turn-based combat in a similar style to The Banner Saga. The game plays a bit like a Mad Max version of FTL. Our review of it gave it a slightly above average score. The base game, as well as the deluxe edition, are on sale for 65% off.

Finally, Way of the Samurai 4 (and its DLC) have a 60% reduction in price. You'll play as a ronin - a masterless samurai - in the port town of Amihama during the 1850s. A branching story system provides the opportunity for multiple playthroughs. Way of the Samurai 4 features an interesting mix of samurai tropes as well as Japanese dialogue with English subtitles.

These highlights are by no means comprehensive - there are quite a few titles currently on sale! This GOG Weekend Promo ends on August 8 at 11:59PM Eastern Time (August 9th 3:59AM UDT).

Are you particularly interested in any of the titles currently on sale? How often do you buy games on GOG? What's your favorite title among the bunch? Let us know in the comments below!

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