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Flying Wild Hog and Devolver Digital's Shadow Warrior 2 came out back in 2016. The game received a lot of positive review scores both from critics and actual gamers, turning it into a fairly successful outing for Flying Wild Hog and the publisher. As part of GOG.com's 10th anniversary celebration the company is giving away some gifts to loyal customers and newcomers alike, and one of the games that the company is giving away is none other than the 2016 outing of Shadow Warrior 2. However, you'll need to work fast before the offer goes away.
Shadow Warrior 2's giveaway is part of the GOG.com 10 year anniversary celebration. There's a page on GOG.com outlining how over the last decade of being in operation, the company wanted to give back to the community by offering up a free game.
There was a poll consisting of three titles, including Campo Santo's Firewatch, the time-motion shooter Superhot, and finally Shadow Warrior 2. According to the poll on the page, 54% of the vote went to Shadow Warrior 2, while 29% of the users voted for Firewatch, and Superhot came in dead last with just 17% of the vote.
The game that came in first would then be selected to be part of a giveaway for just two days, giving gamers 48 hours to download the title for free. So you have just hours to get your hands on a free copy of the game right now.
The process is pretty simple, you just have to go to the GOG.com website and register a free account on the DRM-free digital distribution service.
GOG.com has been attempting to disrupt the industry with its DRM-free games for the last decade. This gives gamers an alternative to the standard offerings made available from services like Origin, Uplay or Steam, all of which are known to offer gamers with some sort of DRM protection in place, sometimes including Denuvo. The problem with some DRM services is that they can have very adverse effects on playing a game, which is exactly what happened to Tequila Works' RiME, which suffered major slowdown and frame-rate issues on PC until Denuvo was removed.
If you decide to pick up a DRM-free copy of Shadow Warrior 2, you'll gain access to both the single and multiplayer portions of the game, which includes the four-player cooperative campaign that allows you to team up with three other friends and play through the game together. The level progression is linear but the environmental layouts are procedurally generated, so you get a different experience every time you play through the game.
The game also comes with a large mixture of different weapons to collect and utilize, ranging from melee weapons to shotguns and pistols, to laser rifles and rocket launchers. There's literally a weapon in there for everyone. There's also a pretty cool upgrade system implemented as well, which adds further replayability to Shadow Warrior 2.
The base game is freely available on GOG.com right now but you will have to put down $9.99 for the DLC upgrade pack.