GOG Gets Outcast, Master of Orion 1 & 2; Blood Coming Soon

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 20, 2010 6:31am PDT Virtuous virtual vintage video games vendor Good Old Games today added PC classics Outcast and Master of Orion 1 & 2 to its catalogue, priced at $5.99 each.

Simtex's celebrated galactic conquest strategy Master of Orion inspired the coining of the term '4X'--explore, expand, exploit and exterminate--in 1993 with its delightful blend of research, diplomacy and combat. The first sequel, Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares followed in 1996 and is also bundled with the $5.99 bargain pack.

Appeal's 1999 voxel-powered action-adventure introduced the world to Cutter Slade, one of the world's great forgotten hero names. It was also a jolly good open-world romp.

The digital distributor's streak of Atari acquisitions will continue on Thursday with Monolith's gory shooter Blood in a $5.99 bundle pack 'One Unit Whole Blood' with its 'Plasma Pak' and 'Cryptic Passage' addons, while Master of Magic is also due "soon."

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  • This news is the best news.

    Seriously, I have such fond memories of both MOO games, but MOO2 in particular might be one of the ones I've played the most. It survived my dad throwing out the "empty" game box (one of only two I'm missing from my entire collection, the other being TIE Fighter :( ) and over the years the disc has become unreadable and uninstallable on newer OSes. Had my old installed folder floating from hard drive to hard drive for a while to try and keep it available to play now and then. And it always held up surprisingly well every time I played it.

    Both of these games for 5.99 is a steal if you've never had the chance to check them out. Can't wait to play them again.