Green Grogre Holiday Sale!

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And he's bringing up to 75% off incredible headline titles!


Friday Medley - Rewards Special


Our week of rewards is nearly at an end, but we have a medley of Christmas crackers you’ll want to take under the mistletoe! We have one of this year's finest horror titles; a modern classic and the reincarnation of a classic game of yesteryear to keep you entertained through to Christmas day!

Survive Giger’s monster in Alien: Isolation - one of the games of the year. You’ll need to guide Amanda Ripley through Sevastopol station and away from the clutches of one hungry Alien.

You can also become Lara Croft in her incredible Tomb Raider reboot, and get together with a party of good friends for some dungeon crawling action in Gauntlet!

If you haven't tried the Playfire Rewards BETA and want to participate, it's easy, just log into Playfire with your Green Man Gaming email address and password, sign in with Steam. For more information check out our FAQ.

Feature - Elite Dangerous


On Tuesday the incredible Elite Dangerous completed its journey from Kickstarter starlet to official launch, carrying with it a huge weight of expectation. With massive funding came grand promises of a huge galaxy to explore in its online and persistent universe - that vow has been fulfilled with a spectacular 1:1 scale galaxy to explore.

We've written about Elite before, when Joncol was rambling on about the premium beta a few months ago. Now, the galaxy that players find themselves exploring is a complete representation of the Milky Way, filled with 400 billion or so star systems, with 1:1 scale planets, each with their own moons which rotate and orbit in real time - all part of the aim to create a realistic, procedurally generated space.

Bastion Thursday - Rewards Special


Get a download of this. Seriously. If it's on your Want List, time to snap it up because its heavily discounted on GMG today. You should pick it up if only for the dynamic narrative, which redefines how voice over narratives should work. This aspect alone blew me away with its possibilities within the first five minutes of the game. Asking more questions than it answers. Beyond that, its a tight, well-wrought, action role-player from indie dev Supergiant Games. It's critically acclaimed. It's won awards. We've got six Rewards up against it over the next week. What more do you want?  Get 'em while they're hot.  Do it.  Do it.

We've delivered over 3 million Rewards to-date, providing a lot of people with cheaper games in the process. If you haven't tried the Playfire Rewards BETA and want to participate, it's easy, just log into Playfire with your Green Man Gaming email address and password and link your Steam account to play your way to cheaper games! For more information check out our FAQ.

Unwritten Tales - Wednesday Rewards Special


Scoring into the 80s on Metacritic - which is pretty much litmus for a great game - comes the second instalment of King Art and Nordic Games' joyous point-and-click: The Book of Unwritten Tales 2.
Better still, you can get it discounted on Green Man Gaming today as part of our 12 Days shenanigans - and to further get you in the festive spirit, we've got a fully-loaded, six Rewards to aim for!  Go on, treat yourself, and play your way to even cheaper games!

Did you know? We've delivered over 3 million Rewards to-date, providing a lot of people with cheaper games in the process! If you haven't tried the Playfire Rewards BETA and want to participate, it's easy, just log into Playfire with your Green Man Gaming email address and password and link your Steam account to play your way to cheaper games! For more information check out our FAQ.

Scribblenauts Tuesday - Reward Special


We like a bit of synchronicity down in the Playfire Bunker, which is why we're continuing our sympatico with Green Man Gaming's Twelve Days Festive Deals.  Today it's all about the Scribblenauts - and we have a double-barrelled, triple-coated array of Rewards, with a three-piece on both Scribblenauts Unlimited, and Scribblenauts Unmasked!  So what are you waiting for?

Fun fact:  We've delivered over 3 million Rewards to-date!  Providing a lot of people with cheaper games in the process.  If you haven't tried the Playfire Rewards BETA and want to participate, it's easy, just log into Playfire with your Green Man Gaming email address and password and link your Steam account to play your way to cheaper games! For more information check out our FAQ.

LEGO Monday - Playfire Rewards


As Green Man Gaming has this whole Twelve Days Festive Deals theme - and over the weekend they had massive discounts on those wondrous LEGO titles.  We thought we'd join in with a pure LEGO Rewards suite retrospective.  So fire up your favourites and earn some GMG credit.

If you haven't tried the Playfire Rewards BETA and want to participate, it's easy, just log into Playfire with your Green Man Gaming email address and password, sign in with Steam. For more information check out our FAQ.

Win LEGO with GMG!

Win LEGO with GMG!

To celebrate our Farewell to Middle-earth sale we're giving away prizes all this week! All you have to do to win one of two amazing LEGO sets from our friends at Warner Bros. is retweet and follow @GreenManGaming on Twitter using the handy tweet link below!

We'll be giving away prizes all week, and at the end of the sale we'll have a huge prize bundle for one lucky winner. Anyone that has entered throughout the week will be eligible to win our amazing prize bonanza, so make sure you get involved every day to increase your chances of a major victory!

Joncol

An Unexpected Blogpost - Up to 75% off!

We've gone there and back again!

With the release of the third and final Hobbit movie, The Battle of the Five Armies, this weekend, we're bidding a very fond but sad farewell to the biggest fantasy adventure in the history of films! 

It's been over ten years since Tolkien fan and mastermind filmmaker Peter Jackson brought us The Fellowship of the Ring. Since 2001 we've been treated to swords, dragons, dwarves and all-seeing eyes on top of evil towers. It's time to say goodbye for one last time.

For the next week, we're going to have an incredible selection of games on sale to sate your appetite for fantastical adventures. There will be competitions, vouchers, and more! Check out the headline deals below, and visit our Middle-earth page to see all the other deals available in the sale.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - 33% off
LEGO Lord of the Rings - 75% off
LEGO The Hobbit - 75% off
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North - 75% off

You can also get 20% off* site wide across the site. Just apply the following cheeky code when you checkout

726B15-MPNMO3-FJLGSJ

This time next week we'll have come there and back again. Enjoy!

Joncol

*Voucher valid until Monday 15th December 2014 4pm UTC. Excludes selected titles and cannot be used in conjunction with GMG Credit. Vouchers and discounts are always subject to change.

Seven Rewards to Rule Them All


So over at Green Man Gaming we have this going on.  Down in the Playfire Bunker we're referring to it as the Hairy Feet promotion.  We'd never say that out loud though.  You didn't hear it here.  But to celebrate our diminutive fantasy cousins (who bow to no one), we're offering a bumper crop of Playfire Rewards on Warner Brothers' epic, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor.  If you already have it, then you know just how awesome it is.  If you haven't got it yet, here's a chance to snap up a sweet deal on a great game.

Seven Rewards to rule them all and with the Green Man save them!
(When you get an opportunity like this, you have to milk it.)

If you haven't tried the Playfire Rewards BETA and want to participate, it's easy, just log into Playfire with your Green Man Gaming email address and password, sign in with Steam. For more information check out our FAQ.

Thursday's Rewards - 11/12/2014


There's a frustrated writer in all of us, screaming to escape and create a gripping tale. Unfortunately, most of us lack the time and the drive to power through and create our masterpiece. Thankfully, the power of games lets us fulfil our fantasies, with games like Elegy for a Dead World giving us the opportunity to craft short stories of our own.

The product of a successful Kickstarter, Elegy for a Dead World contains 27 writing challenges set across three worlds. Its settings are inspired by the work of Keats, Byron, and Shelley. On your travels you will come across points of interest, which generate gateway statements that you use to build your own story. It is a simple and straightforward way for peeps to create a story, with a little bit of imagination! The art style is bursting with character and colour, perfectly fitting for an emotive tale - it's novel and beautifully presented; well worth checking out.

If you haven't tried the Playfire Rewards BETA and want to participate, it's easy, just log into Playfire with your Green Man Gaming email address and password, sign in with Steam. For more information check out our FAQ.

Wednesday's Rewards - 10/12/2014


Can you go the Distance?  That's the question indie developer Refract poses with its neon-futuristic stunt/survival racing game.  With graphics vaguely reminiscent of Tron: Legacy, Distance presents a chaotic, twisted metropolis and a car which can flip, jump and fly.  With online multiplayer action and a level editor for ample replayability, this looks like a slick racer for a lot of gravity-defying fun.

Check out the rest of today's Rewards below and remember, you have a little over a day left to snag those Season Pass vouchers, so time's awasting, go play some games!

Special Effect Office Visit!


Last week, we were honoured to have the gamers’ charity Special Effect visit our offices for some EyeGazing fun!

Adventure Time - Lara Croft


I've been lucky enough to spend the morning playing the new Tomb Raider game, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris. Tom spoke to me at length about it last week when he wrote his brilliant piece on Lara's adventures throughout the years, so I decided to give it a shot. Tom has disappeared off on his holiday jaunts so I can't talk to him about it in the office. Let's face it, he's probably at home playing games in his pants. Classic Tom.

Now, if you've sat down with Temple of Osiris and are expecting a sequel to Crystal Dynamics' fantastic Tomb Raider reboot that came out last year, you'll be surprised. Temple of Osiris is in essence a spiritual sequel to 2010's The Guardian of Light, the isometric downloadable title that scratched a very particular itch. As the triple-A branch of Lara's adventure drifted gently away from the puzzle-heavy roots of the series, these smaller downloadable titles provided a unique edge with some truly distinct features.


This sequel feels like a refinement on the formula, first and foremost. Temple of Osiris is dense and rich, full of colour and environmental variety. Its predecessor did very similar things, but this is more polished and more considered in how it paces itself. That wouldn't be particularly of note if the game didn't play better than the first, but it really does. There's four-player co-op this time, which we haven't had the chance to try yet as I've got no friends, but the balance of combat feels much smoother and there's so much more looting to be done. It's not as heavily in-depth as say, Diablo, but there's a lot to play around with.

Moving the setting to the sands of ancient Egypt, Osiris perfectly captures the essence of adventure. Like classic Indiana Jones, there's a lot to love about venturing into unknown territory in the search of mystery, enigma and hidden treasures. Lara's perfectly suited to this kind of puzzling and the mix of light plot exposition, a spattering of high octane action sequences and some intricate puzzling is absolutely great.


In many ways it's revitalised my love for those globetrotting adventure roller coaster rides. The new Uncharted game, A Thief's End, was recently demoed at last weekend's PlayStation Experience, and that promises to be a similarly adventurous romp from jungle and desert, to the snow and wherever else the budget allows. Between that and the upcoming new Tomb Raider sequel, an Xbox One exclusive, there's a lot to look forward to in the adventure camp.

So, what's your favourite Tomb Raider game in the series? Better yet, what's your favourite adventure of all time - games, films, books, whichever! I'm going to get back to killing massive scarabs and unveiling hidden goodies in Temple of Osiris.

Until next time!
Joncol

Tuesday's Rewards - 09/12/2014


Lara Croft is special; her mum says so and so do loads of you. We're celebrating the release of Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris by offering an all-Lara suite of Playfire Rewards in honour of gaming's (arguably) most famous lady.

Tom wrote a history of the incredible heroine last week, and Joncol is dipping into the game itself as we speak/type; his thoughts will be readable in text form at some point later today! Why not tell us about your subterranean adventures in the comments below if you're already neck deep in tomb trouble!