KEY POINTS

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has caused people to stay at home
  • An online video games seller is offering free titles to players amid the pandemic
  • The titles range from role-playing games to shooters and adventure games

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus has affected the world and its people in so many ways since it started in Wuhan City in China. One of the ways by which people can keep themselves safe from the virus is by simply avoiding getting infected by it.

The White House, along with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have released a set of guidelines that every citizen in the United States have to follow to slow the spread of the virus. To sum it up, the guidelines advise that, if at all possible, people should stay at home to avoid contracting or spreading it.

One online video games seller, GOG, has launched a new collection of free games that players can enjoy while staying at home and avoiding the virus. Extreme Tech reported that all of these are already free to download from the platform, but have now been organized so that they're easier to find. Some of the games are really old, but some of them are quite new. Here's the list of titles:

  • “Akalabeth: World of Doom”
  • “Alder’s Blood Prologue”
  • “Beneath a Steel Sky”
  • “Bio Menace”
  • “Builders of Egypt: Prologue”
  • “Cayne”
  • “Doomdark’s revenge”
  • “Eschalon: Book I”
  • “Flight of the Amazon Queen”
  • “GWENT: The Witcher Card Game”
  • “Hello Neighbor Alpha Version”
  • “Jill of the Jungle: The Complete Trilogy”
  • “Legend of Keepers: Prologue”
  • “The Lords of Midnight”
  • “Lure of the Temptress”
  • “Overload – Playable Teaser”
  • “Postal: Classic and Uncut”
  • “Sang-Froid: Tales of Werewolves”
  • “Shadow Warrior Classic Complete”
  • “Stargunner”
  • “Sunrider: Mask of Arcadius”
  • “Teenagent”
  • “Treasure Adventure Game”
  • “Tyrian 2000”
  • “Ultima 4: Quest of the Avatar”
  • “Ultima World of Adventure 2: Martian Dreams”
  • “Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire”

It's worth noting that the list of games, all of the found on the “Stay at home and play some games” page, include titles from various genres and are not limited to role-playing games or shooter games. Some of them, such as the 1980 classic “Akalabeth” can be played on a very basic computer. Some, like “Hello Neighbor” will only run on more capable machines.