Popular PC gaming site’s next sale is all about taking a gamble.
Just a few weeks after its extensive summer sale came to a close, GOG has another promotion running for the next week: Pinata Madness. Like the name suggests, what you’ll get each time you drop $3 is a random game from more than 100 on offer during the promotion. The sale just kicked off, and GOG isn’t offering much insight to what games are in the 100 pool. From the Pinata Madness FAQ, GOG does note a handful of included games, like: Pillars of Eternity, Shadow Warrior 2, Heroes of Might and Magic 5, Victor Vran and Saints Row 4.
GOG’s FAQ also points out that every game included has a value somewhere between $5.99 and $44.99, so it should be a good mix of new and old games. GOG currently offers more than 2,100 games on its marketplace, so while the $44.99 cap should include almost all the games on the site, Pinata Madness is currently only offering somewhere around 100 games. Just don’t expect the heaviest of hitters on GOG like Witcher 3, HellBlade or No Man’s Sky to pop out of your pinatas.
$3 isn’t much when the worst case scenario is a game worth double the cost. You also don’t have to worry about getting the same game twice. If you buy enough pinatas to have every single game participating in Pinata Madness, you’ll be notified before checkout and if you proceed, you’ll be given a giftable code that never expires. If the hundred games included aren’t enough, GOG is also adding games as Pinata Madness goes on, but the company won’t be saying when or what they’re adding to the pool of games. GOG is also listing Deadlight: Director’s Cut as free for everyone for the next 48 hours.
The games included are full titles, so you won’t be stuck spending $3 on DLC or soundtracks for games you don’t even own. The game in your pinata is also decided the second you buy your crate, so there’s no benefit to waiting to open your pinata until more games are added later in the week.
What do you think about Pinata Madness? Do you like mystery buying games, or does it border a little too close to gambling for your tastes? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below or on Twitter!