After the second (and third) waves of the adventure game revival, we should probably stop referring to the death of the genre. Nonetheless, Grim Fandango is remembered as one of the last great original adventure games, and one of the last great LucasArts originals. Its classic status is well-deserved, and there’s even a fancy remastered version to get you the highest fidelity death salesmen you can imagine.
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And now Grim Fandango Remastered is free on GOG, granting you a gratis ticket on the Number 9. All you have to do is sign in, hit GOG’s front page, and claim your game. It’ll then show up in your library, ready for installation across any of your PCs. Ah, the magic of digital distribution.
This is all in promotion of the GOG Winter Sale, which will be running through December 26. You know the drill here: discounts up to 90% store wide, general gaming madness. New games are being added daily, and your total purchases during the sale can unlock a copy of rootin’ tootin’ strategy title Hard West at $15 USD, and a copy of the Master of Orion reboot at $40.
You can also buy “Stars” for $3 a pop, which will grant you a mystery game with a base price between $5.99 and $44.99. It’s not the first time GOG’s offered this kind of option, but any kind of game-related blind box purchase seems, uh, bold in the current climate.