Our coverage of the GOG Summer Sale continues with a look at the best Fantasy games currently on sale! The sale runs until the 27th, with over 3500 deals on a gigantic variety of games. For more curated lists, check our other selections at the bottom of this post! There, you’ll also find links to the following games, with their price and discount displayed for your convenience.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Game of The Year Edition
This game needs no introduction. It’s so well-known and beloved that it’s become a running meme of being labeled everyone’s favorite game ever.
The Witcher 3 is a 150+ hour RPG with a vast open world, where you play as Geralt of Rivia and do the things you’d expect: Hunt, kill, collect gear, some lewd stuff, play GWENT – the game-within-a-game card game – and much more. Even though the last sentence was loaded with selling points, it barely scratches the surface of how absolutely filled to the brim this game is.
If you’re a fan of the Netflix adaption but haven’t played the games yet, it should be noted that the TV show follows the books rather than the games. This shouldn’t be a factor in deciding whether you want to play the game that sold over 40 million copies and won an astronomical amount of awards.
It should be noted the game’s standard edition is also on sale, for $2 less, but does not include the absolute massive amount of concept art and FLAC version of the soundtrack that the Game of The Year Edition will net you.
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
You ever wanted to find out what that angry lady, chanting angry words in that 2019 trailer for Hellblade 2 (beautifully shot in Unreal Engine 5) was all about? Why don’t you pick up the first game in the series and find out.
Senua’s Sacrifice is about a Pict warrior on a psychosis-fueled journey to Helheim. It’s best to stop here else we’ll get into spoilers, so let’s talk about how the game plays out. There’s a lot of voiceover, which is great for those story-starved. There’s some pretty trippy visuals, courtesy of Senua’s mental struggles. Combat, puzzles, exploration, it’s all in there.
The game has received great scores upon release and was praised for its artistic direction, production value and novel-like story. It’s won a variety of awards and was successful enough that it received an update in 2021, updating the visuals and adding a variety of accessibility improvements.
Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition
Divinity: Original Sin serves as the prequel to the Divine Divinity trilogy and is the precursor to the widely-acclaimed Divinity: Original Sin II. It’s a well-crafted, turn-based, isometric RPG set in a co-op multiplayer world.
Original Sin has been praised for its depth, freedom, story and meaningful player choice, earning the title of “classic-style RPG”, which is the sort of title that means something different to everyone else, but serves to distinguish it from other recent RPGs.
The Enhanced Edition comes with split-screen cooperative play, includes the Source Hunter DLC and controller support for PC. There’s also the bonus art “juice”: The ability to leave the isometric view and enjoy a 360 degree view of your surroundings and fully-recorded dialogue.
Is that not enough? Well then, you can also enjoy additional quests, a revamped ending (which probably only matters if you played the original release), balance changes and new combat additions such as dual-wielding, grenades and new skills for all classes.
STAR WARS: Knights of the Old Republic
Now, this is a list containing fantasy games, not just high fantasy games, and if we’re being honest, Star Wars is not a franchise you’d associate with the ‘hard sci-fi’ genre.
KOTOR’s combat is unusual. Combatants attack and react simultaneously in rounds, but the rounds take place in real-time (you don’t take 20 minutes to move one unit like Civilization allows you), but after you get the hang of it you can start focusing on why this game’s reviews are basically all in the 90th percentile.
The game lets you control up to two companions and the way that works is you can possess them, leaving the body of your character and immediately being able to control another (in this scenario, you are the camera!). They can act autonomously or you can order them to do your bidding, adding an additional layer of depth when it comes to tackling different situations.
Dialogue is an important part of this RPG. KOTOR uses an ‘alignment system’, which is a fancy way of saying everything you say and do determines whether your character aligns with the light or dark side of the Force. Doing nasty, rude things turns you closer to the dark side, altering your character’s appearance to look more evil and vice-versa.
It’s probably the best time to play this game, as a remake is currently in development!
A Game of Thrones: The Board Game
Remember Game of Thrones, that show everyone was so hyped about? The one that disappeared from our collective consciousness overnight after their disastrous eighth season?
Go back to the show’s good times by picking up a copy of the digital version of the GoT board game. You can pretty much expect it to play out like most board games involving land, resources and politics: Gain territory, forge alliances, bicker with Ultimate Loser Stannis Baratheon and dominate Westeros in a chill turn-based game with a lot of replayability.
Naturally, it wouldn’t be a faithful digitization of the physical board game if you couldn’t play with your buds. The game supports up to 6 players online, but if that’s not your thing, you can turn the other five slots into AI opponents, so this is a perfect game to play if you’re, say, stationed at a research outpost in Antarctica and you’ve had enough of the computer beating you at chess (this scenario may or may not include parasitic alien lifeforms).
Discounts & Prices
Prices may vary based on your region.
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Game of The Year Edition ($9.39, 80% off)
- Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice ($7.49, 75% off)
- Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition ($13.99, 65% off)
- STAR WARS: Knights of the Old Republic ($2.89, 65% off)
- A Game of Thrones: The Board Game ($10, 50% off)
The GOG Summer Sale lasts until the 27th. Are you going to dedicate anywhere from 10 to 1000 hours on these awesome fantasy games? Let us know in the comments below!
It’s a busy time of the year for gaming! The GOG Summer Sale is taking place at the same time as the nearly-finished Steam Next Fest and will be coinciding with the Steam Summer Sale. Stay informed by reading our other articles for good game deals, upcoming releases and demo reviews: