When you’ve by no means gotten round to purchasing and enjoying Metro: Final Gentle, the remastered model is free on the GOG store as we speak and tomorrow (via Polygon). The sport has been out for some time now, however it’s nonetheless as terrifying as ever, even if you happen to’re enjoying it for a second or third time. And, whenever you get a sport from GOG, it comes with none DRM, so your copy of the sport isn’t tied to any specific platform. You may obtain the recordsdata to your arduous drive, and it’ll nonetheless run with out GOG’s launcher put in.
The method of claiming the sport is a bit non-obvious, because the “Metro: Final Gentle giveaway” hyperlink on the very high of the web page simply results in GOG’s search display screen. To assert the free sport, you’ll first need to log in (or create an account if you happen to don’t have one), then go to the homepage. Scroll down till you see banner with a button that claims “Sure, and declare the sport”. The “sure”, by the best way, is you opting in to advertising and marketing emails from GOG, so concentrate on that earlier than clicking. Clicking the button ought to add the sport to your library, the place you may then go and obtain it.
Providing a free, genuinely excellent sport could also be an try by GOG’s proprietor, CD Projekt Pink to attempt to earn again a number of the goodwill that it’s lost this month. The corporate has been coping with the botched release of Cyberpunk 2077, in addition to a PR disaster regarding GOG itself: there are considerations by some that the corporate capitulated to the Chinese language authorities by rolling again its determination to carry Red Candle Games’s Devotion, which contained unflattering references to the Chinese language president in an early model.
When you’ve determined to not use CD Projekt Pink’s providers for no matter motive, and don’t thoughts the sport being caught on a single platform, you may nonetheless decide it up fairly low-cost on Steam — it’ll be $3.99 there till January fifth. Regardless of which platform you decide, Metro: Final Gentle is a superb sport with a strong story — and a whole lot of tense and heart-pounding moments. I performed it after I was admittedly possibly a bit too younger, and it resulted in a justifiable share of nightmares, so it is probably not for the faint of coronary heart.
When you’re itching for extra free video games, Torchlight II is free on the Epic Games Store today.