Digital distribution storefront offering complimentary DRM-free copies of original postapocalyptic RPG for 48 hours.
GOG.com has overhauled its website, and the digital distribution storefront is serious about getting people to check out the changes. To that end, the outfit is giving away copies of the original Fallout PC role-playing game for 48 hours.
Gamers worldwide will be able to download the game for free from GOG.com before 11:59 p.m. GMT on April 8. Like its sequel and the Fallout Tactics spin-off, the original Fallout ordinarily sells for $6 on the service. Like all of the company's offerings, it includes no form of digital rights management (DRM).
Last month, GOG.com changed its name from Good Old Games to reflect the fact that it has started adding more recent titles from frontline publishers as well as modern indie games to its catalog. The new approach kicked off last month with a site overhaul incorporating new social features and the addition of indie games Trine and The Whispered World. Today, the store added Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed: Director's Cut and a Heroes of Might & Magic V bundle to its lineup of DRM-free games.
To download Fallout, check out the product page on GOG.com.
Aw that sucks. I would've loved to have gotten Fallout. For some reason, they don't five it away for free anymore. :'(
Fantastic incentive! Surely encourages people to actually frequent this site now! Still, There was never much a point to this since they are pretty old games, no one really earns money on them anymore. This will be no different than visiting a torrent tracker, honestly.
GOG.com is thee best I have seen. You buy a game from GOG.com and you own it. No Steam required to play no internet connection to check if you have a legit copy no registration required to play there games. The games work perfect on Vista and Win 7 64bit. Say no to DRM say no to Steam and Impulse and all the others that treat you like a thief... Stop wasting money renting games... Go GOG.com and never look back.
I got me some free Fallout. I love fallout 3. New Vegas not so much. Very interested in getting some of the back story all caught up.
For those interested, there is a Free Fallout 2 online game that works and works well. More info here: http://fonline2238.blogspot.com/ You need Fallout 2 to play it, it's basically Fallout 2 world with other players playing with you. I haven't done more than just log in/out, but it works and seems rather popular. More info on the forums: http://fonline2238.net/forum/
I signed up. I never played a Fallout game but I signed up and they gave me 7 games free then I got Fallout.
As a sign of support, I went ahead and bought another game (NWN Diamond edition, which I never had time to play back then) as a "thank you" to GOG. If you guys are fans of quality RPGs & strategy games, and you have a few bucks to spare, this is absolutely worth it! ...and even if you don't, Fallout is legendary for a reason -- sign up, play it now, and support GOG later.
GOG me with a spoon! Ultima Quest of the Avatar (NES port) was the first RPG I ever played, about 5 years before I knew the term "RPG" =) These guys are bringing back mems. Good times!
Wow Gog earned my respect with this one, now I have to buy more stuff from them so I don't feel like I'm ripping off a company that actually takes care of its customers.
@Gelugon_baat Well, Bethesda had no part of Fallout up until 3. So why would anyone have to pay or ask permission to Bethesda?
@raahsnavj - I have a total of 8 free games. In addition to Fallout, Ultima IV, and Beneath a Steel Sky, the others are Lure of the Temptress, Teen Agent, Tyrian 2000, Dragonsphere, and Treasure Adventure Game.
@HelIWithoutSin - having been a member before said promotion, what other games make up the 7? I got Beneath a Steel sky and Ultima IV seeming I found the links to those free ones... what else?
Just remember if you enjoy this to go support the Wasteland 2 Kickstarter, because Wasteland was the original game (created by many of the same people); Fallout was merely its spiritual successor! Also, GOG is incredibly awesome, and one of my favorite things about them is all the extra stuff they include with their downloads, like soundtracks, wallpapers, manuals and support documents. That feature alone makes them better than buying the compilation discs (such as "Fallout Trilogy" or similar three packs, most of which don't include much in the way of extras.
Thanks for holding off my purchase of the Fallout Trilogy for a little longer, guys! 'Tis OK; I'll see if I like this.
I already got Fallout Trilogy, but it's nice for GOG to give Fallout free for everybody. Really awesome and kind.
Playing it now; still just as hard as I remember it - gotta love it when you get attacked by four giant rad scorpions the very second you set foot outside the vault lol.
This game is pretty much perfect in everything it sets out to do. Those of you unfamiliar with the older titles in the series are in for a treat, granted you aren't put off by it's old-school looks. I bloody love GOG.
Now people will get to experencie a game the way it should have been, not the **** we have today: F3 and FNV.
Already had it off GOG, but good deal anyways. The HoMM5 and AssCreed deal sounds really good though.
Probably one of my favorite turn-based RPG's of all time. Hard as nails too. They don't make em like this anymore. ;)
Windows only? Are you kidding me? Where's the Mac OS version? No thanks, I'll stick with Steam for my PC games.
the thing about these old games that modern gamers aren't used to anymore is that a lot of the game mechanics have to be learned by reading the manual. The old games don't hold your hand and teach you the robes in-game.
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