Get Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun free in the Winter Sale has kicked off its Winter Sale, sprinkling discounts across its library of both modern games like Metro Exodus and golden oldies like Bladur’s Gate II. To spice things up a bit, they’re also doing something new most days, from new releases (of old games), to contests and free game giveaways, starting with Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun.

Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun is free to claim and add to your account until 1PM UK time tomorrow, 15th December. Here’s a link to the game’s page on


This is the first game giveaway of four that will take place between now and the end of the sale. The next giveaways are on:

  • 23rd December
  • 27th December
  • 3rd January

There’s also a ‘Goodies Giveaway’ on 16th December later this week, as well as contests and further discounts that will be revealed.

GOG Winter Sale 2021

More discounts, you say? Why, yes! There’s more discounts coming to a sale that already has more than 3500 games on offer! Here’s a handful of highlights:

Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun first released for PC back in 2016, a surprise return for the gameplay style of classic series Commandos and Desperados. In our review, Miguel said:

“There aren’t many games like Shadow Tactics, and thankfully, it sets the bar high for any would-be challengers. The blend of RTS controls with stealth-oriented gameplay and level design create incredibly satisfying, almost puzzle-like encounters. It takes a lot of time and patience to be able to discover the solutions to these puzzles, however, and the hours long missions often left me feeling fatigued before I was even halfway through with them. Shadow Tactics is a unique exploration of the stealth genre with a great amount of polish, but if you’re going to dive in, be prepared for just how deep the water is.”

The game is also available on consoles.

Written by
I'm probably wearing toe shoes, and there's nothing you can do to stop me!