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Classic point-and-click adventure Broken Sword: Director’s Cut is free on GOG

It's the fancy version with the art by Dave Gibbons

The Winter Sale continues over on GOG, and they’re giving away Revolution Software’s classic point-and-click Broken Sword for free until Thursday. It’s the Director’s Cut too, which adds some more stuff for nosey American tourist George ‘Goat-wrangler’ Stobbart and French journalist Nico ‘Curtains’ Collard to investigate. Good grief, I can’t even remember the last time I played a Broken Sword. The first one is a classic adventure game from a time when they were beginning to fade from PC, goat puzzle notwithstanding.

Broken Sword: Director's Cut revamped the point-and-click adventure.

In case you’ve never encountered Bro-Swo before, it drops you into the rather dull loafers of George as he becomes caught up in a terrorist plot while he’s on holiday in Paris, France. It all has something to do with the Knights Templar, and there’s a dodgy clown and a mime artist. Oh, and you'll have to solve a puzzle involving a really irate even-toed ungulate that’s so annoying it actually has its own Wikipedia page.

Thankfully, devs Revolution toned the goat down a bit when they released Broken Sword: The Director’s Cut in 2009. They even roped in Watchmen penciller Dave Gibbons to create some of the game's art. You get to play as Nico in some new sections too.

GOG’s Winter Sale is running through to January 2nd, and there’s some heftily discounted new deals every day for the duration. Today’s are slice of life sim My Time At Portia, at 77% off, old-school FPS with destructible scenery Red Faction with 79% off, and fantasy RPG with a twist Tyranny’s Gold Edition at 75% off. You can also get sci-fi shooter Star Wars: Dark Forces for £2/$2/€2 right now, which is handy considering the modern overhaul just released for it.

You can nab Broken Sword: Director’s Cut from GOG for nowt until December 22nd. If you’re not a fan of the Director’s Cut then don’t worry, because it includes the original.

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CJ used to write about steam locomotives but now covers Steam instead. Likes visual novels, most things with dungeons and/or crawling, and any shooter with a suitably chunky shotgun. He’s from Yorkshire, which means he’s legally obliged to enjoy a cup of tea and a nice sit down.