XIII is free on GOG (and it’s the original, which does not suck)

The religion exemplary cel-concealed shooter is free until April 1 in GOG’s Spring Sale.

The change of cel-concealed FPS XIII dispatched to unfortunate impact in November 2020. It has an “overwhelmingly negative” client audit score on Steam, and keeping in mind that we didn’t survey it ourselves, its total score on Metacritic is only 30 out of 100. It was terrible enough that engineer PlayMagic and distributer Microids gave a joint conciliatory sentiment for the entire thing.

The rundown of the multitude of ways the revamp missed the point is far reaching: Bugs and lackluster showing were huge issues, however the sound remix was likewise awful and for reasons unknown the engineers chose to go with more definite, and unmistakably less slick, graphics. The messed up re-try was doubly frustrating on the grounds that the first XIII, from 2003, is loads of fun.

Also, presently you don’t need to trust me: GOG is parting with it until 6 am PT/9 am ET on April 1. Simply fly over the GOG first page, look down until you see the enormous green “guarantee the game” catch, and afterward click on it. Actually like that, it’s yours.

While the new form of XIII is a stinker, the first on GOG has a 4.2/5 in general client rating: Not unadulterated gold, yet at the same time very popular. The comic book visual style, total with onomatopoeic impacts, is the enormous selling highlight, yet the VIP voice acting is a hoot as well: David Duchovny’s drowsy absence of interest in the entire thing is particularly entertaining looking back, while Adam West conveys dependably in his standard over the top design.

The giveaway comes amidst GOG’s progressing Spring Sale, which highlights limits of up to 92 percent on in excess of 3000 games including Disco Elysium: The Final Cut (20% off), Metro Exodus Gold Edition (70% off), Everspace 2 (10 percent off), and—to demonstrate that the limits really go that high—XCOM 2 (92 percent off).

Work on the XIII redo is proceeding, coincidentally. The latest fix, which carried out a week ago, rolls out various improvements to weapons, liveliness, interactivity, and the UI.