Xenonauts is FREE for a limited time from GOG.com! Grab it while it’s FREE for the next 36 hours! And don’t forget to SHARE this news!
Xenonauts is a strategy game in which you control a multi-national military organisation defending a Cold War-era Earth from alien invasion, using small squads of persistent soldiers to eliminate the extraterrestrials and recover their technology in turn-based ground combat. A detailed strategic layer allows you to co-ordinate the defence of the planet, using your interceptors to shoot down UFOs and researching captured artefacts to learn about your foes and unlock new combat equipment to use on your missions.
- Ground Combat: Xenonauts delivers tense turn-based combat across realistic, varied and fully-destructible battlefields, against almost fifty different variants of enemy. Missions range from capturing crashed UFOs or alien bases to defending cities (or even Xenonaut facilities) against alien attack. You’ll experience the chill of encountering a new alien for the first time and the joys of test-firing a new weapon for the first time. Deeply asymmetric combat keeps the battles interesting – after all, you’re fighting intergalactic invaders with 1970’s ballistic technology!
- Persistent Soldiers: Soldiers in Xenonauts are persistent from mission to mission, improving their stats and gaining ranks with combat experience – but their deaths are always only a single bad move away. You will grow to care about the brave men and women under your command as they slowly grow from green rookies into hardened veterans, but that only makes it more painful when their heroic tale is cruelly cut short by a burst of plasma fire…
- Research Tree: Xenonauts has an extensive research tree with almost a hundred projects to unlock, each with its own unique description and painted artwork. It slowly reveals the intentions and origins of the invaders, while also unlocking new battlefield equipment, aircraft and vehicles for you to use as you harness alien technology and turn it against them.
Free?! What’s The Catch?
It is yours to download and play, forever and ever, and you need not pay GOG a single cent.
The only catch is that you must register a GOG.com account. Unlike Origin though, you don’t have to use their GOG Galaxy client to install and play the game. This is because GOG games are DRM-free! GOG Galaxy is still a very useful client to install, because it helps keep your games updated.
Other than that – there is really no catch. It’s a great deal.
How Long Will You Own The Game?
Once you add MDK to your GOG account, it belongs to you forever and ever. You can download it whenever you want and play.
Why Is GOG Doing This?
Simple – to get you to register with them, and check out the DRM-free games they are offering in their store. They will also get to send you notifications on new games or promotions, and who knows – you might buy an extra game or two from them? 😀
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