The problem with PCs is that there is absolutely no universal standard for running games. The performance of an old game on a modern PC is completely hit and miss, it will run like a dream or shoot an error. More often the latter.
Now, I love older PC games for two reasons. The first reason being that they were the best games of their time. The second is that I’m too cheap to upgrade my computer every year. What I don’t like however is how as time went on, compatibility for old games just went out the window.
Good Old Games however, is a digital distributor that does it right. They go the extra effort to make sure that their games will run on modern PCs straight out of the box, without crippling DRM, or restrictions. You buy it, you download the install file, and from there you can do whatever you want with it. Install it on multiple PCs? Go ahead. Redownload it years later? Sure thing.
I’m not talking about old games on the level of Commander Keen or Alleycat, most of those can be downloaded straight from the internet without anyone batting an eyelid or caring. They have true classics, like the Baldur’s Gate series, Heroes of Might and Magic III, and Jagged Alliance 2.
The About page reveals their straightforward policies. Release old games, give a very reasonable worldwide price, no DRM, no bull, no OS compatibility issues across Windows versions. If you’re a PC gamer and you want to revisit the classics, I highly recommend them if you ever want to play some real gems.
Visit them at http://www.gog.com/