For those who’ve by no means gotten round to purchasing and enjoying Metro: Final Mild, the remastered model is free on the GOG store at the moment and tomorrow (via Polygon). The sport has been out for some time now, nevertheless it’s nonetheless as terrifying as ever, even in case you’re enjoying it for a second or third time. And, whenever you get a recreation from GOG, it comes with none DRM, so your copy of the sport isn’t tied to any specific platform. You may obtain the information to your onerous drive, and it’ll nonetheless run with out GOG’s launcher put in.
The method of claiming the sport is a bit of non-obvious, because the “Metro: Final Mild giveaway” hyperlink on the very high of the web page simply results in GOG’s search display screen. To assert the free recreation, you’ll first need to log in (or create an account in case you 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 emails from GOG, so pay attention to that earlier than clicking. Clicking the button ought to add the sport to your library, the place you’ll be able to then go and obtain it.
That huge inexperienced button is the one factor you’ll be able to click on that may really get you the sport.
Providing a free, genuinely excellent recreation could also be an try by GOG’s proprietor, CD Projekt Pink to attempt to earn again among 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 choice to hold Pink Candle Video games’s Devotion, which contained unflattering references to the Chinese language president in an early model.
For those who’ve determined to not use CD Projekt Pink’s companies for no matter purpose, and don’t thoughts the sport being caught on a single platform, you’ll be able to nonetheless choose it up fairly low cost on Steam — it’ll be $3.99 there till January fifth. Irrespective of which platform you choose, Metro: Final Mild is a good recreation with a strong story — and lots of tense and heart-pounding moments. I performed it after I was admittedly perhaps a bit too younger, and it resulted in a justifiable share of nightmares, so it might not be for the faint of coronary heart.
For those who’re itching for extra free video games, Torchlight II is free on the Epic Games Store today.