Classic Sierra Titles Now Available at Good Old Games

By: Geoff Calver

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Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura and Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers First Two Sierra Titles Added

January 28, 2010 - An agreement with Activision has allowed Good Old Games to distribute Sierra’s classic titles. Activision now owns the rights to all Sierra titles after the company closed down, which is good news for PC gamers because Sierra made some of the greatest games of all time.

The first two titles that will be made available via Good Old Games are Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers and Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura. The titles will be available for only $5.99 via GOG.com, which allows gamers to download DRM-free PC classics. The titles are the first two of many Sierra titles that will be released on Good Old Games over the next few weeks.

Gabriel Knight, developed by Roberta Williams, is a classic point-and-click adventure in which Gabriel Knight, a novelist, investigates a series of Voodoo murders in New Orleans.

Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura is a classic RPG set in a steampunk world. Considered one of the greatest RPG’s ever made, it features a huge, open world to explore and a stunning collision of industrial revolution and magic.

There is no word yet as to the other games that will become available, but here’s to hoping that the King’s Quest series becomes available, and maybe Phantasmagoria, too? I remember spending weeks and weeks playing King’s Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow as a kid and Phantasmagoria just about kept me from sleeping for weeks on end.

Either way, the return of Sierra to people’s PCs is a welcome 2010 treat.

Source: Good Old Games

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