GOG Adds Windows 8 Support, 90% of the Catalogue Compatible

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GOG announced that they officially support Windows 8. The digital distribution service stated that 431 of their titles work on the recently released operating system (that’s around 90 per cent of the service’s catalogue) and since most of them haven’t had the master build updated, those interested in playing GOG games on Windows 8 don’t need to redownload the installers. Additionally, GOG said that they will add more Windows 8 titles as times goes by, so look forward to that.

GOG is definitely one of the best digital distribution services around. While it doesn’t have thousands of titles, GOG is a niche service that offers some of the best classic games at very reasonable prices (prices range from $5.99 to $9.99.) Furthermore, all of their games are distributed without DRM and they include some appealing extras, such as manuals, soundtracks, wallpapers, avatars, maps and so on and so forth.

Finally, Joystiq contacted GOG about the titles that don’t have Windows 8 support and the popular blog released a full list with all of them. Here’s the list with all of the GOG titles that do not work on Windows 8 as of this writing:

  • Alan Wake’s American Nightmare
  • Atlantis 3: The New World
  • Battle Realms + Winter of the Wolf
  • BloodRayne 2
  • Comanche vs. Hokum
  • Combat Mission: Beyond Overlord
  • Creatures Exodus
  • Creatures: The Albian Years
  • Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive
  • Die by the Sword + Expansion
  • Disciples 2 Gold
  • Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition
  • Empire Earth 2 Gold Edition
  • F/A-18E Super Hornet
  • Gangsters: Organized Crime
  • Gorky 17
  • Gothic
  • Haegemonia Gold Edition
  • Incredible Machine Mega Pack, The
  • Independence War Deluxe
  • Interstate ’82
  • Jagged Alliance 2
  • Jagged Alliance 2: Wildfire
  • Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time, The
  • King’s Quest 7+8
  • Lionheart: Legacy of the Crusader
  • MDK
  • Messiah
  • Might and Magic® 6-pack: Limited Edition
  • Might and Magic® 9
  • Patrician 3
  • Populous™: The Beginning
  • Post Mortem
  • Powerslide
  • Realms of Arkania 3
  • Return to Krondor
  • Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood
  • Septerra Core: Legacy of the Creator
  • Shogo: Mobile Armor Division
  • Silent Hunter® 2
  • Soulbringer
  • Speed Busters: American Highways
  • Still Life
  • Tex Murphy 1+2
  • Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness
  • Worms 2
  • Zork: Grand Inquisitor

Source: GOG, Joystiq