Posted June 18, 2013 by Peter in Deals

Deal: Torchlight free from GoG as summer sale starts

Torchlight logo
Torchlight logo

Given just how bleak and miserable the weather is looking, it is beginning to seem that the smartest thing to do this summer will be stay indoors. Good Old Games (GoG) obviously agree, launching a 17 day sale which includes Runic Games’ 2009 action-RPG Torchlight being completely free for two days.

Promising daily bundles (including – currently – a repeat of their D&D bundle from earlier this year; and the under appreciated horror Alan Wake plus its follow-on American Nightmare), the sale is presented with a little dig at one of the big talking points from E3 – the issue of DRM. Billed as the “2013 #NoDRM Summer Sale”, GoG claim to have “good news for gamers who don’t want to be treated like criminals”… although as GoG have always provided titles DRM free, this means that the NoDRM issue is more about the upcoming consoles than anything done differently by GoG. That, and being able to hijack the #nodrm hashtag discussion of course.

Other promises include 500 titles at 50% or more off – 150 of those being 85% – and a new selection of titles for the Mac, including System Shock 2 finally making it to the platform 14 years after initial release.

The sale is due to continue until the 5th of July; however, Torchlight is only free until 20th June at 2pm BST


Peter can be described as an old, hairy gamer, a survivor of the console wars of the 1990s, and a part-time MMO addict. He has an especial fondness for retro gaming and observing the progressions in long running gaming series. When scandalously not caught gaming, he can also be found reading comics and fantasy fiction, or practising terrible photography.