In 2009, German studio Deck13—who would go on to make soulslikes Lords of the Fallen and The Surge collection—launched a third-person RPG during which you play Death’s daughter. No, not Susan Sto Helit from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books, although I’d kill for a game about her, however a corset-clad inhabitant of a fantasy model of Venice named Scarlett who fights with a indifferent scythe blade. 

Venetica did not set the world on hearth because of a level of jankiness and considerably shallow fight, however did earn some followers because of its uncommon Renaissance setting and odd concepts just like the lockpicking system, during which the ghosts of two thieves let you know which order to torque your 4 lockpicks. 

As a part of GOG’s summer time sale, you possibly can seize Venetica – Gold Edition without cost immediately. Be fast, as you’ve got solely received till 6am PST/2pm BST on Sunday, June 12 to seize it. It comes with some extra downloadable goodies, together with a making of video, the soundtrack in mp3 format, the handbook and an artbook (the latter in German), and one thing that is simply labeled “Venice”. As a 143MB download it is presumably not all the Italian metropolis, however moderately a video tour of it.

We’ve put collectively a choice of our personal picks because the PC Gamer assortment in GOG’s summer time sale, with reductions on a few of our favourite video games. You can seize Shadow Tactics: Blade of the Shogun or XCOM 2 for 90% off, Supreme Commander Gold Edition or Bastion for 80% off, Baldur’s Gate 2: Enhanced Edition or Far Cry 2 for 70% off, and extra.