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ZeniMax games are up to 85% off in the GOG QuakeCon sale

Dishonored, DOOM, Fallout, Prey, Quake, Wolfenstein and The Elder Scrolls.

a screenshot of Fallout 2 with a wide-screen mod applied; the player character wearing a leather jacket talks to other toughs in a junkyard
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With QuakeCon 2021 set to take place in a virtual fashion next week - and already being in the headlines thanks to an errant schedule listed a 'revitalized' Quake - GOG are offering some deep discounts on some of the best-known ZeniMax franchises including Fallout, Dishonored, The Elder Scrolls, Doom, Quake and Wolfenstein.

It's a great chance to pick up some fantastic shooters and roleplaying games at bargain basement prices, from recent releases to all-time classics. Here are my personal highlights, plus a big link to the sale itself.

So - where to begin. Let's talk RPGs first. Fallout 1 and 2 are literally my favourite games of all time, with witty dialogue, satisfying turn-based isometric combat and a postapocalyptic setting that spawned tons of sequels - some great, some not so great. Fallout Tactics is a non-canon spinoff that's still well worth playing, with an option for real-time combat and a more streamlined storyline, while Fallout 3 and New Vegas showed that the leap to a first-person perspective in a 3D game world could work wonders. If you're a fan of the series but haven't played some of these titles, at a couple of quid apiece they're well worth picking up.

For something a little more recent, I've had a great time with the recent Wolfenstein releases. The New Order and The New Colossus are absolutely fantastic reimaginings of the older games, with a gripping alternative future setting, over-the-top weaponry and precisely the right amount of ridiculous plot points to keep things interesting (yup, I'm thinking about that moment in The New Colossus... amazing scene).

I could go into a heartfelt reminiscence about pretty much every title on this list, but no one wants to read that, so I'll just briefly say that Quake 2, The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind and Dishonored 1 and 2 are all well worth playing if you somehow missed them at the time.

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For the full list of 45 games featured, check out the sale here and be sure to share your own recommendations in the comments below!

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