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GOG is getting Wing Commander and Dungeon Keeper 2, which are both awesome

Earlier this summer GOG gave us a peek into its back catalogue of EA games with the release of Dungeon Keeper, Crusader: No Remorse, and Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri. Today, three more classic games are being to that collection with Dungeon Keeper 2 (opens in new tab) and a two-game package containing Wing Commader 1 and 2 (opens in new tab) Both games were highly influential after their release and worth playing if you're at all interested in the history of you hobby (or if you like fun).

Dungeon Keeper 2 is a PC game from 1999 that puts you in the role of a genuinely evil dungeon overlord. The game blends strategy, role-playing, and a few first-person action game elements when you personally take control of your minions and try to prevent pesky heroes and various irksome do-gooders from sticking their noses into your evil empire. The rest of the time you'll be laying traps and managing all the day-to-day aspects of a functional evil lair. This is a great learning experience for anyone who was afraid to pick the Renegade choices in Mass Effect.

Wing Commander 1 and 2 tell the first two chapters of the famous space faring combat simulation that set the bar for all space sims that came after 1990 — a time when simulations still had the guts to occupy two-thirds of the screen with a simulated cockpit and space-combat strategy involved hitting buttons to look out the left and right windows. It's a bit dated-looking, but the heart is there... the “Heart of the Tiger.”

Both game packs are $5.99 and available for PC. You can get them if you have the internet, which you do.

Aug 25, 2011

Source: GOG.com (opens in new tab)