In particular, GOG’s “Pick 5 & Pay $10” is a total steal, especially if you like adventure games, and the success of Double Fine’s Kickstarter campaign says many of you do. Botanicula on its own is worth $10 easily in my opinion, and if you haven’t yet played Machinarium you can score them both. There’s also Gemini Rue, To the Moon, the Blackwell Bundle, and Resonance. I don’t know much about any of them except they’re all adventure games.
If adventure games aren’t your bag, I can vouch for Spacechem as a very solid puzzle game. Defcon also looks interesting though I haven’t played it personally. Anomaly Warzone Earth is an engaging twist on tower defense, while Torchlight will bring back many (hopefully good) memories of Diablo and Diablo II.
Honestly, there’s not much on the list that wouldn’t be a solid choice as far as I know, except possibly Geneforge – that one looks pretty bad. But hey, maybe I’m wrong! In the end, I wound up going with:
On the Steam side, there’s a ton to choose from, but in particular you can pick up Limbo for less than $3! For the next two hours at least. If you haven’t played it, it’s required gaming. Required.