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No Tricks, Just Treats: Spooky Sales at GOG.com

With Halloween just two days away, what better time to add some spooky games to your collection? Well, GOG.com has you covered. Today they launched a Halloween promo featuring 18 classic and new horror games, some up to 75% off. As always, all titles are DRM-free.

Some of the highlights include Outlast ($13.99), the recently-released first-person survival horror game that’s been described as a blend of Amnesia and Mirror’s Edge, and Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut ($22.99), the bizarre and disturbing¬†Twin Peaks-esque cult classic (and one of the best games I’ve ever played).


Other scary fan favorites are also available at a discounted price, such as Amnesia: The Dark Descent ($7.99), its sequel Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs (30% off, available for $13.99), and 75% off both Alan Wake and Alan Wake’s American Nightmare ($7.49 and $2.49 respectively).

Retro PC gamers won’t be disappointed, either. The critically acclaimed psychological horror/sci-fi gem, I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream, is available for $2.99. Fans of point-and-click adventure games should also check out the classic Gabriel Knight trilogy, which is 60% off ($2.39 for each game). And Sanitarium, a psychological horror game I tried but could not finish as a kid because it was too scary, is available for $3.99.

There are two other games I need to mention. The first is an indie game I’ve not yet played but am intrigued by: The Cat Lady ($2.49). You play as Susan, a lonely and suicidal middle-aged woman who is known in her neighborhood as the “crazy cat lady.” Promised an elusive reward, something finally worth living for, Susan must face and eliminate five “Parasites,” the most deranged psychopaths in the city. Featuring a highly-stylized art style, fully voice-acted dialogue, and original music, this adventure horror game looks awesome.

The second is Pathologic¬†($2.49), an incredibly bizarre and unique survival horror experience, not unlike Deadly Premonition. Set in a strange Russian town ravaged by the recent outbreak of a highly-contagious, ultimately-lethal disease, you play as three different characters trying to uncover the source of the plague: a ruthless investigator hired by local authorities, a talented surgeon searching for clues regarding the heinous sins of his father, and an eccentric girl, haunted by her past, who is rumored to have mystical healing abilities. The plague, a character in its own right, is a creeping miasma slowly engulfing the town: once infected, death is inevitable. You are often faced with morally ambiguous, psychologically devastating situations: do you give medicine to suffering townspeople to ease their pain, or do you save it for yourself in the hopes that you might survive long enough to find a cure? If you enjoyed Deadly Premonition, my guess is you’ll like this too.

For the next two days, you can purchase the entire bundle of 18 games for $67.72. Happy haunting!

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