The Shadowrun Trilogy is free this weekend, and it’s a series of RPG games you definitely don’t want to miss. You can claim your copy of the trilogy between now and Sunday over on GOG, and head straight into the a near future where magic is real and hacking is a way of life.
As the name implies, the trilogy includes three individual games: Shadowrun Returns, Shadowrun: Dragonfall – Director’s Cut, and Shadowrun: Hong Kong. They’re all well worth your time. Set in 2054, Shadowrun plays with both science fiction and fantasy and cyberpunk ideas, blending them all together into something truly unique. Shadowrun Returns begins in Seattle, and you play as a shadowrunner – basically, a mercenary with a set of specific skills that manage to keep the bills paid.
The Shadowrun games let you play as a human, but also as an elf, ork, dwarf, or troll. You can pick a class, or choose to go classless. You can focus your character on magic, physical weaponry, or tech, and it all plays out in turn-based tactical battles brought to life in a painterly cyber-noir style.
Here’s a trailer:
Shadowrun began life as a pen-and-paper RPG system that was designed in part by Jordan Weisman, who also had a hand in creating the BattleTech universe, which many readers will know and love from the MechWarrior series. Weisman crowdfunded Shadowrun Returns on Kickstarter, and eventually developed and published the game with his company Harebrained Schemes and Paradox Interactive.
Anyway, all you have to do to claim your copy of the Shadowrun Trilogy is head over to GOG and log in. You can claim your free games just by clicking on the ‘go to giveaway’ button. It’ll show up in your GOG library shortly after.