Get Duke Nukem 3D Free for a Limited Time, and More

Good Old Games (GOG) is throwing a DRM-free holiday party, and you're invited. For starters, the company is offering the classic PC shooter Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition for free until December 14 at 14:49 GMT. This Atomic Edition, originally released in November 1996, includes the original three-episode game and the Plutonium PAK which adds another eleven-level fourth episode.

In addition to the free game, GOG is also throwing in HD wallpapers, ringtones, avatars and artwork as bonus content. There are also fan-made mods listed on the GOG forums here including a high resolution mod, the Hellduke total conversion, Aliens vs. Duke, Borg Nukem, and more. The game itself runs within DOSBox which is automatically installed and pre-configured along with the Duke Nukem 3D game.

In addition to offering Duke Nukem 3D for free, GOG has nuked the prices of 475 Windows-based games, and 72 Mac-based titles until January 3. The site is offering daily deals up to 75-percent off whereas everything else is up to 50-percent off. On Thursday, the daily deal was Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings for $7.49 (was $29.99), FTL: Faster Than Light for $4.99 (was $9.99), and ArmA 2: Combined Operation for $14.00 (was $29.99).

For PC gamers wanting to get caught up on a number of classics, this is the deal for you. The current "bestseller" list includes Planescape Torment, Fallout, and Neverwinter Nights Diamond for $4.99 each. There's also a Might and Magic 6-pack, Icewind Dale, and Fallout 2 selling for $4.99 as well.

Are RPGs not your thing? The original Painkiller is on sale for $4.99 as well as Postal 2, Giants: Citizen Kabuto, and Prince of Persia selling for the same price. There's also Trine, Two Worlds, Thief Gold, Guilty Gear X2 #Reload, Carmageddon Max Pack, and even The Ball selling for $4.99 or less.

To stock up on your collection of PC gaming goodness, check out the lineup of discounts at GOG's 2012 DRM-Free Holiday Sale here.

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  • Anonymous
    Dax CorrinSo...will it run on Windows 7?

    This is one of the primary differences between GOG and other services like Steam. While Steam may offer a pack of games, the older ones may not even work. This was the case with me when I ordered the Rockstar Pack. However, GOG fully tests all games and makes sure they are working before they sell them. Whether that consists of using Dosbox or some other kind of emulation software for older games, they do all the hard work for you, so you don't have to worry about it.
  • internetlad
    maverick1776Free? Yay! Wait........ no, not even for free. My hard drive space is worth more than that.

    Yeah those 5.5 megabytes could easily be put to better use, like 3 wallpapers!
  • madjimms
    michalmierzwaWhy in the right state of mind would you even want to play this BAD release???

    Uhhh... I think you're thinking of Duke Nukem Forever, because Duke Nukem 3D was absolutely epic.
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  • hoofhearted
    I paid 50 bucks for The Witcher 2 and still haven't finished it :(
  • hoofhearted
    I bet all of the games will work great on the Surface Pro.
  • maverick1776
    Free? Yay! Wait........ no, not even for free. My hard drive space is worth more than that.