Eye of the Beholder 2, one of the best dungeon crawlers ever, is free on GOG

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A few years back I wrote about why you should play the 1991 D&D classic Eye of the Beholder 2: The Legend of Darkmoon. Now here's another one: It's free on GOG until June 19.

Eye of the Beholder 1 and 3 are okay, but EOB2 is where it's at, and if you're not sure you want to power through an entire trilogy of decades-old dungeon crawling it works perfectly well as a standalone experience. It's got everything a great D&D game needs, including sprawling dungeons, sinister bad guys, and a clean, clear divide between good and evil.

It's also really tough, so be prepared: Build a hard-hitting party, jack all your character stats to the max, and be sure to save the game just before you enter the Drow dungeon and do not—do not—overwrite it. Trust me on this.

The Eye of the Beholder trilogy is free on GOG in order to draw your attention to the D&D games sale that kicked off today, with discounts of up to 75 percent on standalone games and collections including obscure stuff like Al-Qadim: The Genie's Curse, the Troika-developed 2003 Greyhawk game Temple of Elemental Evil (which isn't great but has a wonderful soundtrack), and Beamdog's Enhanced Editions of Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale, Planescape Torment, and Neverwinter Nights.

The sale comes ahead of the start of D&D Live 2020: Roll w/ Advantage, a two-day Wizards of the Coast livestream raising money for the Red Nose Day charity to help children impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

GOG's D&D sale runs until June 25, but the Eye of the Beholder 2 giveaway is only available until 1 pm ET on June 19. 

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.