January 4

GamersGate: Dungeons & Dragons Anthology: The Master Collection Only $5 (Save $15)

Posted by on January 4, 2014 at 9:00 PM

GamersGate: Dungeons & Dragons Anthology: The Master Collection Only $5 (Save $15)

Polish off your digital D20 and grab a crisp, clean Char Sheet, it’s time to D&D for only $4.99 from Gamers Gate!

I understand wanting the newest and best. It’s the reason I own a PS4 right now. However, sometimes you need to bust out an old classic. Just tonight my brother-in-law was telling me about how he picked up FFIV for his tablet and wanted to pick up FFIII and FFV soon too. He has a PS3 just sitting there ready for new games. Why, oh why, would he pick up decades old games when he could pick up the latest and greatest for his PS3? Because the classics are awesome.

This package includes six games and their expansion packs. Instead of listing the games here like normal, I’m actually going to do a bit of copy & paste work. These are the games along with their Metacritic scores, and a few snippets of reviews of the games.

Baldur’s Gate 1 & 2 + Expansions [Average Metacritic: 91%] “…reigns supreme over every RPG currently available, and sets new standards for those to come“ – PC Gamer Developer: Bioware

Icewind Dale 1 & 2 + Expansions [Average Metacritic 85%] “Once in a while, a game comes along that completely takes over your life. “ – IGN

Planescape: Torment [Metacritic 91%] “Is it possible for a computer game to have the intellectual heft and emotional impact of a good book while remaining as captivating as a well-paced film? If so, the first candidate may well be Planescape: Torment. . “ – New York Times

The Temple of Elemental Evil [Metacritic 71%] “A rock-solid RPG that faithfully re-creates a classic adventure.“ – Gamespy

Speaking of classics being better, the newest game on that list is the lowest rated one. Go figure. These are all solid RPGs and if you really are a fan of the genre, the graphics shouldn’t matter that much. As long as the story and game play hold up, they are still great games. I haven’t played these games in a while but if I remember correctly, the story and game play are magnificent. They were all released between 1998 and 2003, and I think I only played from the Baldur’s Gate series and the Icewind Dale series, but I definitely remember them being awesome.

If you’re an old school RPGer or even young-blood looking for something different, you need to pick these games up, at $4.99 ($14.96 off the original $19.95).

This is, of course, a digital download so there is no shipping fee.

(Expires: 7th January 2014, 3:00AM ET)

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