Hell point, a sci-fi soul-like game, is available for free in the GOG Summer Sale.

Hell point, a sci-fi soul-like game, is available for free in the GOG Summer Sale.

My first thought whenever the GOG Summer Sale started last week was, “What’s going on? Whatever happened to my freebies?” Yes, there are some excellent bargains in the sale, but I’ve been spoiled over the years, and I can not get out of bed unless somebody is waving a free game in my face.

My query was answered at Hell point today, a sci-fi Soulslike game about a 3D-printed hero onboard a derelict space station besieged by interdimensional monsters serving as puppets of malicious Cosmic Gods (really, that’s what the game description says), is now available for free. Go to the GOG web page, scroll down a little, and click the “claim the game” button—you’ll also need to agree to the terms and conditions.

Hellpoint appears to be an unremarkable, completely acceptable game on the surface: It has a GOG user rating of 3.8/5, “generally positive” Steam user reviews, and a Metacritic score of 64/100. That’s not too shabby! Of course, it won’t win any prizes, but it also doesn’t sound like anything you’ll regret installing on your computer.

Hellpoint will be available for free until June 16 at 6 a.m. PT/9 a.m. ET/2 p.m. BST. GOG’s Summer Sale is on through June 28, so there’s still time to get some more freebies. Andy reports on what’s going on in the vast, wide world of PC gaming daily—what we call “news.” He wishes he had more free time to play the 80-hour RPGs and immersive simulators he used to like.

Monday is a free game day! During the GOG.com Summer Sale, you can now get an entirely free copy of Hell point, the souls-like action RPG, but the offer is only valid for a limited time. Hellpoint is a complete challenge with some incredibly gorgeous scenery dispersed across the space station you’re running through, blurring the borders between sci-fi and fantasy.

“The Irid Novo space station, once the pinnacle of human achievement, has plummeted. Its remains have now been overtaken by cruel interdimensional beings acting as stooges for the wicked Cosmic Gods. The Author has made you, naturally printed on Irid Novo, and dispatched you on a mission to discover the unholy chain of events that led to the tragic catastrophe known as the Merge.”

Irid Novo is a vast, linked universe filled with riddles, hidden passages, and secrets within secrets, all of which you are free to explore in any order you please. Yet, as you journey deeper into the desolate colony’s deepest corner, more horror and shivers await you.

There are dozens of melee and ranged weapons and armor pieces to choose from, depending on your playstyle. Every weapon has its own set of special abilities that you can unlock as you fight with it. A fascinating new sci-fi universe is evocative of classic science fiction films, situated in the aftermath of a significant quantum disaster and packed with rich lore and a spine-tingling soundtrack.

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