More than 430 classic titles are available on Good Old Games’ platform that are tested and updated to work on Windows 8, which is great news for early adaptors of the OS who also happen to be fans of classic games.
I remember how hard playing early classics and slightly older games was in the age of Windows Vista and even, the early days of Windows 7. In fact, most people with interest in legacy games like these kept a separate installation of Windows XP just for compatibility reasons.
This was before the days of GOG.com, though.
Good Old Games is a digital distributor known for its DRM-free distribution of old games, though it has started to add newly released titles to its library. The managing director of GOG.com, Guillaume Rambourg said on the website:
“There are currently 431 titles fixed, tested, and reported to be working properly under Microsoft’s new OS. Note that most of these have not had the master builds updated, so you shouldn’t need to redownload the installer or anything.
We’ll also be adding more Windows 8 games as time goes by and we’ve got time to apply some fixes to more of the classic games in the catalogue”.
GOG.com had waited till the release of Windows 8 before committing support for the new OS. Some of the titles available already played fine with Windows 7, but it nevertheless is nice to see a popular platform actively working (and testing) to make sure their games are compatible with Windows 8.
It gives gamers an opportunity to pick up some of the biggest games of years gone by and relive them even if they have upgraded to the latest Windows operating system.