Get 20% off and 10 free games!

Evening people! 

This weekend you can get ten FREE games when you purchase any of these selected titles! 

Even better, you can also get 20% off* with our latest spooky site wide voucher! Not only can you get up to 90% off tons of games in our Trick or Treat deals (which also gives you the opportunity to win sweet gaming treats or icky tricks!) but it also makes pre-purchasing great upcoming titles even sweeter.

Just apply SPOOKY-TREATS-GMG20X at checkout!

Get any of these selected titles:
Civilization: Beyond Earth
LEGO Batman 3

And get these ten FREE:

POSTAL
VICTIM OF XEN
NUMBA DELUXE
COBI TREASURE DELUXE
SPEEDBALL 2
PIXEL JUNK MONSTERS
JOURNEY DOWN
GUN MONKEYS
KUNG FU STRIKE
KUNG FU STRIKE DLC


Love,
Joncol

*20% voucher valid until Friday 31st October 4pm UTC. Excludes selected titles and the voucher is subject to regional restrictions. Minimum spend of £10/€10/$10 and cannot be used in conjunction with GMG Credit. Vouchers are always subject to change.

Playfire Most Played: Winner!


We had a special Playfire award given out at the Golden Joysticks this year, given for the game which was played the most by Playfire’s PC users. One of the the bits of information that Playfire tracks is the amount of time played for any given game. This year an award was created to honour the game that you - the Playfire gamers - invested the most time over the past 12 months.

Rust was your most played game on Playfire this year! The amount of time people spent playing Rust was staggering and it stands as a testament to the game as well as it's players! To celebrate, if you play Rust for an hour you’ll receive a 25% off voucher, good for most of the games on Green Man Gaming!

VOUCHER REWARDS (BETA)

  • Rust - play for an hour - 25% off the Season Pass

If you can tear yourselves away from Rust for a little bit, there are thousands of fun games on the site for you to check out!


Tom (broadfoot88)

Friday's Rewards - 24/10/2014


Few real-time strategy series have stood the test of time or received the same acclaim as Sid Meier's Civilization games. The latest iteration, Beyond Earth, looks to continue the high standards we've come to expect from its fantastic predecessors.

Beyond Earth has channelled the spirit of Alpha Centauri and blasted off into space, with players looking to colonise a new planet in the hopes of preserving the future of mankind. The new extraterrestrial environment pits you against the planet's poisonous miasma and indigenous alien species. With players aligning with the new world orders, to either coincide in harmony with the new world, create it in the image of earth or become so advanced that your colonists can go back to Earth as the newly advanced Overlords! However you decide to play, we’ll reward you for your time!

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.

Golden Joysticks 2014: Game of the Year Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of our Game of the Year round-up for this year's Golden Joystick Awards!

Yesterday we revisited the first half of the nominee list, reliving our time with this epic bunch of great games. Now it's time for the rest!

Don't forget you can tune into the awards and watch live tomorrow Friday 24 October!

Civilization: Beyond Earth Composer Q&A


There are many elements that have to come together to create a game. One aspect that is often overlooked is the music. We've had the good fortune to touch base with Grant Kirkhope, who has been around the industry for the last 20 years. He's crafted the soundtracks for some brilliant titles including; Goldeneye, Kingdoms of Amalur and Banjo Kazooie - and has been part of the team which has created the soundtrack for Civ: Beyond Earth.

His work on BE has been described as being, "perhaps the most memorable aspect of the score is Grant Kirkhope’s contribution, which almost manages to steal the entire show in just 20 minutes," and we're very grateful that he has taken the time to chat to us!

Many thanks Grant.

Thursday's Rewards - 23/10/2014


There are numerous indie games knocking recently, complimenting what has been a heavy release period for triple-A games. Today brings Deathtrap, which is looking to make its mark as a tower defence action RPG.

Set in a realm beyond the mortal plane, the game's heroes guard ancient fortresses built to prevent hordes of monsters from wreaking havoc upon the world of men. In true tower defence form, these custodians have an arsenal of deadly traps which will devastate their foes. There are three classes, each with their own skill sets, each armed with tons of abilities to render monsters to a bloody mess. Take it for a spin, protect the mortal realm and earn some GMG credit for your troubles.

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.

Golden Joysticks 2014: Game of the Year Part 1

2014 has been an amazing year for games. 

New consoles, new technology and new experiences have made the last twelve months an extremely exciting time to be a gamer. As sponsors for the iconic and prestigious Game of the Year award in Golden Joysticks 2014, we at GMG have given our thoughts on this impeccable bunch of 18 games, complete with our favourite memories of each!

To see which game takes home the award, watch live on this Friday 24th October!

Chat: Screencheat the Hallmark of Retro


There are many themes and tropes which have been synonymous with video gaming. Whether it’s fetch quests, platforming and the never ending fondness for loot, there are unique hallmarks of gaming which allows for the fondest memories to swim to the surface.

In the days before online multiplayer the only console outlet for PvP action was through the medium of split-screen. Everyone who ever has ever played a split-screen game ever has gazed upon the screen of their foe to gain an advantage. Whether it was the justified hunt for the cursed camper or to save your own miserable hide from an approaching foe with a cheeky 360 no-scope, we’ve all screen cheated in our time.

Wednesday's Rewards - 22/10/2014


Games don’t always have to be filled with non-stop action or violence. Some titles, like Dreamfall Chapters, present players with a beautifully crafted story that weaves in puzzle elements and its own brand of challenge.

Dreamfall places players in two stunning worlds, with a stark contrast between the futuristic dark cyberpunk world and a fantasy realm brimming with magic. With each world's heroes trying to save the very nature of dreams - and hope by association - from an overarching evil, they will need to solve crafty puzzles, both narrative and physical, to save the day. The cleverly written dialogue breathes life into each of the characters, with some sharp wit complimenting an intelligently woven emotional narrative. Enjoy this Kickstarted follow-up to the Longest Journey while earning a touch of GMG Credit with Playfire Rewards.

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.

Playfire Game Nights


Game Nights

Over the last few weeks we’ve organised gaming sessions for our lovely community members. We’re hoping to make this a regular fixture as part of our activity with you folks, as it’s one thing to talk games with people and quite another to play together.

This week we’ll be playing Quake Live:

  • Where: This Thursday, 23/10/2014 @ 7pm UTC
  • What: Download the Quake Live for free on Steam
  • How: Join the Playfire Steam PC Gamers Group Chat and we'll get the ball rolling!

We’ve played a number of games now, most of which have been a learning experience for me; I’ve tried Fistful of Frags, CS:GO and TF2’s Man vs Machine mode for the first time, and had a lot of fun with the members who joined in.

Tuesday's Rewards - 21/10/2014


If one was to hark back to the days of playing FPS on consoles, prior to proper online multiplayer integration became standard, split screen play reigned supreme. One of the skills that players learned, was picking up the position of their enemy by looking at their segment of the screen to scope their surroundings. Your mates would complain that you were cheating, or you played without honour. Screencheat has come along and brought a game to life, which doesn't just encourage you to watch the other players screen, it's the game's core mechanic.

With both local and online multiplayer, players take to Screencheat's arenas fully invisible, with the key to victory being able to pinpoint your enemies location from their screen. Maps are made up of coloured sections, so there is no hiding from respawn’s cold hard embrace. With 5 different arenas to choose from, there is plenty of colourful environments where players can test their screen-cheating abilities for that touch of variety. There are 8 different weapons, from the blunderbuss to the classic candelabra - each equally dangerous with the capacity to knock the brains out of any of your wily opponents - hopefully you can catch 'em before they can find you! Test out your Screencheating skills and earn some GMG Credit for your troubles.

Get your access to the Evolve Big Alpha here! (updated)


[Update 24/10/2014] It ain't over until the fat Goliath sings! Thanks to our friends at 2K Games we've reloaded on keys. Jump in Borderlands: The Pre-sequel for one last chance to secure entry into the Evolve Big Alpha.

[Update 21/10/2014] All Alpha keys have gone - check your email to see if you got one. If not, we're sorry about that, but there will be more opportunities soon!

Calling all hunters,

We've teamed up with our friends at 2K Games to grant Playfire users with access to their hotly anticipated Evolve Big Alpha. Evolve drops players into a 4v1 multiplayer arena where one user takes control of a Godzilla-sized monster, wreaking devastation, while four friends must use their wit and teamwork to hunt, trap and eliminate the threat.

We've called in the reinforcements!


We've called in the reinforcements...
One final chance to receive XCOM: Enemy Unknown for free

With demand for our great offer hitting astronomical heights, we've battened down the hatches, bolstered our forces, and managed to extend our offer for one final push.

We're sure that by now you know that Green Man Gaming is once more sponsoring the prestigious Golden Joystick Awards. We're also sure that you've done your bit by voting in this year's awards. However, if not, then you have until tomorrow night to cast your votes to ensure that those developers behind your favourite games are acknowledged with the acclaim they deserve (in the form of glorious shiny awards)!

We've once again teamed up with our magnificent friends at 2K Games to offer you XCOM: Enemy Unknown for free* provided you have cast your votes in this year's Golden Joystick Awards.

If you've previously missed out (or have yet to try and claim) your steps to a better future are (well, okay, to a free game):
  1. Place your votes - Head over to the Golden Joystick Awards website and get your finger clicking. Make sure you submit your votes with the same email address as your GMG account, if you have one.
  2. Claim your free game - Make your way to goldenjoysticks.greenmangaming.com and fill in the 'Claim your free game' form. If you're registering your GMG account for the first time, make sure you use the same email address you used for the Golden Joystick Awards website.
  3. Link your Steam account - A few clicks and the jobs a good'un. If you're an existing Playfire member with your Steam account linked, you're already ahead of the game.
Apart from sitting back with a smug look of success on your face, you're done. Simple as that. An email with your XCOM: Enemy Unknown key will be on its way, shortly.

Not enough for you...?


Time for a BONUS ROUND!! Play XCOM: Enemy Unknown and unlock the "And So It Begins..." achievement, and with Playfire Rewards we'll give you an 80% voucher for XCOM: Enemy Within! If you have already got that achievement, fear not, simply replay the game for an hour within the Playfire Rewards program to get the 80% voucher.

Thanks once again for your support! Your Playfire needs you! 

* While stocks last. There is no alternative for under 18 voters, or when keys run out. Free game giveaway site will be live until 23:59 UTC 24th October 2014 or while stocks last. Voters must have a registered Playfire account that links to the email address they voted with, and they must link their Steam ID in order to be eligible to receive the free game - full Terms & Conditions available at https://goldenjoysticks.greenmangaming.com/free-games-terms. Additional XCOM: Enemy Within voucher valid until 23:59 UTC 31st October 2014.

Monday's Rewards - 20/10/2014


With Fat Chicken we finally have the game for all aspiring farmers. There is finally a tower defence game that is stuffed full of action and excitement as well as providing cutting edge business advice when it comes to staying ahead of the financial farming curve.

Welcome to the world of the reverse tower defence, cupcake, create feeding towers to plumpen up the animals as they make their way to market - you want them to survive to the end, rather than mow them down (a job for the slaughterhouse, eh!). In order to make the big dollar, farmers will need to find the right balance between providing medical care and feed, as the critters won’t be able to cross the line if they die of consumption before they can be vended. Prepare of pork barrel of laughs as you train your farm hands to fight off cattle thieves, protesters and invading aliens!

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.

Friday Frolics: Free gifts, big vouchers, and must-have indies



Six free gifts from us to you!

With a slew of great titles on your doorstep, you might find yourself feeling a bit like a kid in a sweet shop. Nevertheless, whatever takes your fancy - be it displaying a flair for acrobatics in Assassin's Creed Unity or butt-stomping your foes for some moon mayhem in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel - like a sugar-toothed connoisseur, we have an extra bag of candy-coated gifts to cheer up your day.

Buy any of the following...


...to get six free gifts.