Deal | GOG kicks off their Winter Sale with a free copy of Grim Fandango: Remastered
The PC adventure game scene hasn't seen a notable new release in a long time, but there are some excellent classic titles available, and one of the best is free for the next two days over at GOG.
Grim Fandango, released in 1998 by LucasArts, is widely regarded as one of the best graphical adventure games ever made and sits among the greats like Maniac Mansion and The Secret of Monkey Island. Grim Fandango is loosely based on the Mexican celebration Día de Los Muertos and follows the exploits of Manny Calavera. Manny is an agent of the Underworld Travel Agency tasked with escorting the recently departed to their final resting place. While those that performed good deeds during their lifetime are able to take an express train there, the less scrupulous "newly deads" are forced to wander the 8th Underworld (where Manny works) on their way to the 9th.
We don't want to spoil any of the story here as it is something every gamer should experience on their own. Suffice it to say that the plot of Grim Fandango is intriguing and engaging with many twists and turns, and the game is chock full of the classic LucasArts style of humor. The remastered edition, released in 2015 by Tim Schafer's Double Fine Productions, improves the graphical fidelity and soundtrack quality of the game, giving it a nice spit shine for modern computers.
GOG.com is currently offering the title free of cost (and free of any DRM) for the next two days (until December 14th). Head over to the game's GOG page here to get it. Note that some people have complained that the purchase button isn't working; if that's the case, head over to GOG's homepage and click the Grim Fandango: Remastered banner to get it.