By Adam Smith on December 12th, 2013 at 3:00 pm.
As the headline says, three Fallout games for free. GO AND GET THEM. These isometric beauties will vanish from GOG at the end of the year. The DRM-free store doesn’t reckon it’ll be allowed to peddle them after year’s end as the current deal with Interplay will expire. After December 31st, the rights belong to Bethesda/ZeniMax. However, the magic of GOG means that if you add the free versions to your account in the next 47 hours (I’m an hour late with this post – SORRY), you’ll be able to keep a copy forever. Go go go.
It’s worth noting that the Fallouts aren’t definitely for the chop, although GOD certainly seem to think that’s the case – “Please note that all three classic Fallout titles are pending right holder change. Sadly, to the best of our knowledge, we’ll be forced to remove Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics from our offer.” This all makes me think of Doom 3’s weird (reversible) vanishing act.
I decided to put the Fallout Tactics intro here because it’s the one that nobody remembers. There’s a reason for that.
Bought that the day it came out and regretted it almost immediately. Now you can download it for free. I didn’t only have to spend money, I had to catch a bus and go to a shop.
Will anyone step up to defend Tactics? I didn’t spend a great deal of time with it and that felt like too much. The first two are, as you most likely know, absolutely superb. I think I prefer the second, although it’s a tough call and I pretend that the opening half hour or so doesn’t exist.
This is all part of GOG’s winter sale and it’ll be worth checking back for more freebies over the coming days. Or maybe even spending some money if you have any left after your sacrifices to the altar of Sanity Claws.