Classic Activision Games Coming to Good Old Games

January 28, 2010 by Thomas Mulrooney  

For the last week Good Old Games have displayed a countdown towards a ‘big announcement’ on their home page. Today the countdown ended, and it was revealed that GOG have secured an agreement with Activision to bring their back catalogue to the site.

So, what do this mean? Well there are two games on the site right now, with plenty of more to come. First up is RPG Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magic Obscura, followed by the point-and-click adventure game, Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers. With games like Battlezone and Hexen belonging to Activision it won’t be long before we get some great classics in the GOG library.

“Signing the agreement with Activision is the biggest thing that’s happened at GOG.com since the actual announcement of the service. This is a huge step forward for our site and for digital distribution as a whole, as Activision is one of the biggest publishers in the world with a long history in the games industry,” said GOG managing director Adam Oldakowski. “We’re even happier to bring Activision games back to gamers, as GOG.com is the only place right now, where you can grab the announced titles. We’ve also managed to work on those titles to provide full compatibility with modern operating systems.”

I love GOG.com, and I’ve bought quite a few games from there, so my excitement for a massive publisher like Activision joining the site is sky high. The games are also incredibly cheap too, so you really have no excuse to check the site out.

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