Oh, good ol’… ‘Good Old Games’. Such a beautiful site that originally started out by cataloging old school games, and now has a full fledged digital distribution platform akin to Steam in the form of GoG Galaxy. Relevant as ever, GoG is now giving away free copies of The Witcher, with a couple caveats.
It’s nothing tedious, but GoG and CD Projekt RED are wanting you to download the fleshed out version of The Witcher 3′s card game, Gwent. It’s a 100% free to play game, though. Download that here, then come back to this page and go here to subscribe to GoG’s newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time, so the hoops to jump through are minimal and impermanent. Not only do you get Gwent, but if you fancy the game itself, you also get a free ‘Card Keg’ for subscribing. It’s the equivalent for any collectible card game as a card pack.
If you have played The Witcher 3, then you know the lovely, and super deep, collectible card game they integrated into the game. It’s challenging and somewhat addictive. Since Gwent’s inception, and the success of The Witcher 3, they bowed to fans and decided to release a standalone Gwent card game. It’s still in beta, but it’s a blast. To bundle the free-to-play game with giving away the original Witcher is even better.
If you want to being anew and see where Geralt’s adventures began in 2007, then head over to GoG and follow the links described above! The Witcher was still fun, if not without its issues. But if you are in need of more of Geralt-ness (no tubs, mind you), then you don’t want to miss out on playing through the original for free. Also, in case you missed it, Geralt’s adventures are going to continue with a Netflix exclusive Witcher series airing sometime in 2020, with details that emerged here.
What about you geeks? How much Gwent have you played? Did you ignore or delve into it in The Witcher 3?