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Syberia and Syberia II are Free on GOG Until Saturday


Free games! Come get yer free games!

From today until 1pm UTC on Saturday 17th July, adventure games Syberia and Syberia 2 are free to claim on GOG. No purchase needed, no catch; simply head to GOG.com, sign in then hit the ‘claim’ button. Voila – two new games added to your account.

The reason for the giveaway is to honour Benoît Sokal, a storyteller and comic book artist who sadly passed away in May this year. Sokal worked as a game designer at Microids, and along with the studio created the Syberia series.

First released in 2002, Syberia is an adventure game that puts players in the role of Kate Walker, an American lawyer who finds herself in Russia as part of a job. It isn’t quite so straightforward though, and Kate soon finds herself in the midst of an unfolding mystery. Its sequel, Syberia II, first released in 2004 and picked up where the first game left off. Both games tell a linear story, brought to life with dialogue and world-building, and are packed with typical adventure game-style puzzles.

If you fancy giving them a go, head to GOG.com’s homepage before 17th July. Scroll down just a little, and you’ll find a banner advertising the giveaway. Simply click on the ‘claim’ button, and you’ll be prompted to sign in, after which the games will be added to your account.

Editor in chief // Kim's been into video games since playing Dizzy on her brother's Commodore 64 as a nipper. She'll give just about anything a go, but she's got a particular soft spot for indie adventures. If she's not gaming, she'll be building Lego, reading a thriller, watching something spooky or... asleep. She does love to sleep.