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Store Never Changes: Old-School Fallouts Back On Steam

You might remember that a while back there was a rights kerfuffle involving sales of Fallout 1, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics. Basically, the license always belonged to Interplay, but it changed hands to Bethesda at the end of last year. The games were then removed from stores like Steam and GOG, presumably because with a new rights holder comes new terms, negotiations, etc. But now, finally, we can explore the wasteland in all its top-down glory once more, just as god intended before he left and let nukes happen.

All three games are back on Steam at a base price of $9.99 each, but they’re half off right now.

On top of that, you can buy all three as a bundle for $12.99, which is a pretty insane value given that you’re getting huge games – and brilliant classics to boot.

No word yet on whether or not Fallout is also returning to GOG, free of rusty shackles of DRM. Here’s hoping, though. I’ve mailed GOG in hopes of finding out more.

Not much to say beyond that, except that you should play Fallout 2 with the excellent restoration project mod. Of the classics, which is your favorite? Do you like the old ones better or – CONTROVERSIAL OPINION OPPORTUNITY – do you prefer the recent Bethesda-published stuff? Fallout 3, New Vegas, etc?

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