When it comes to seasonal sales, Steam always makes the biggest splash, but that doesn't mean that it's the only game in town. GOG is holding some Halloween festivities (opens in new tab)of its own, and it's got a little something extra in the bowl, too. Anyone who spends at least $15 in the sale will get a free copy of Tales From the Borderlands, and there's also a pile of new horror-themed games available in GOG Connect.
GOG Connect, which went live last summer, enables you to add games that you already own on Steam to your GOG library. There are some restrictions, and not all games are available at all times, but if you own, for instance, Stasis (opens in new tab)or The Last Door (opens in new tab)on Steam but not GOG, you can just go to this page (opens in new tab), click the green check mark on each of them, and you're done—you now own them on GOG too. (There are 29 games eligible for GOG Connect during the sale, those are just a couple I happen to like.)
If you'd rather just get to the part where you spend your money, allow me to make some other suggestions:
- Victor Vran (opens in new tab)- $5
- Dead Space (opens in new tab)- $4
- Darkwood (opens in new tab)- $12
- Rain World (opens in new tab)- $10
- Stories Untold (opens in new tab)- $3.50
- Ooh, and Painkiller Black (opens in new tab)- $2
There are more than 200 games marked down for the sale, and a bunch of bundles too, with higher discounts for "completion," so you'll probably want to poke around a bit before it's over. The GOG Halloween Sale runs until 3 pm PT/6 pm ET on November 2.