GOG Hosting Giveaway of Original XIII for 48 Hours

XIII GOG Giveaway

GOG have announced they are having a giveaway of the original XIII, the graphic novel-inspired first person shooter, for 48 hours.

The recent remake launched November 10th, 2020, but was panned by players and critics alike [1, 2, 3]. The issues came from unnecessary changes to art style and gameplay, and numerous bugs. In fact, the remake’s launch caused more people to buy the 2003 original in the UK.

Now, GOG have announced they are giving away the original XIII for 48 hours, until April 1st. The giveaway is part of their ongoing Spring Sale; boasting sales on over 3000 titles.

After waking up with amnesia; all the player has is the tattoo of XIII on their shoulder, a gun, a safe deposit key, and the FBI, CIA, and more gunning for you. The President of the US has been assassinated, and it is your job to clear your name, solve the mystery, and blow away everyone in cel-shaded comic book-inspired gameplay.

You can find the rundown (via GOG) below.

The President of the United States of America has been assassinated and you’re the world’s prime suspect. The FBI, the CIA, and a gang of murderous killers are trying to hunt you down. Stricken with amnesia you remember nothing, not even who you are. You’re on your own and there is no one you can trust. All you have is a safe deposit key, a mysterious tattoo, and a gun. Clear your name, solve the mystery, and catch the true assassin before he strikes again.

  • Exciting espionage story and fast paced action
  • Top-notch voice acting preformed by actors such as David Duchovny and Adam West
  • ‘Cel-shaded’ graphics and comic book like narration brings the experience of the acclaimed comic book to life on your computer
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Ryan Pearson


Taking his first steps onto Route 1 and never stopping, Ryan has had a love of RPGs since a young age. Now he's learning to appreciate a wider pallet of genres and challenges.

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