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Alien versus Predator Classic is free on GOG this week

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If the tension of Alien: Isolation is too much for you, and you'd prefer to shoot at aliens rather than hide from them, then this is timely news: Alien Versus Predator Classic 2000 is now free on GOG.com (opens in new tab). You've got 48 hours to download the game—that's until 10am GMT on the 17th October.

Why is GOG.com giving away games willy nilly? There's a reason. The retailer wants to test the infrastructure that will backbone its forthcoming multiplayer client GOG Galaxy, and to do so it needs you to play multiplayer. To get the game, you need to sign up to the next Galaxy beta (opens in new tab). You'll be emailed a AVP code within the next few days.

GOG also announced yesterday that its Linux library has now passed the 100 titles mark, with new games including Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate 2 and Planescape: Torment added to the service for Linux.

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.