Fallout 1, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics Return to Steam, Now Available for Purchase

After removing the classic games to resolve publishing issues, Bethesda has once again made them available on Steam.

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Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics are once again available for purchase on Steam.

Bethesda announced today on its blog that it has resolved publishing issues and put the classic Fallout games back on Steam. Early this year, the games were removed from all digital distribution platforms (including Steam and GOG.com) after the rights to the games transitioned to Bethesda. According to the company, it needed to "remove existing publisher info, legal text, etc."

With their return to Steam, minor changes have been made to the original games. Saves now have Steam Cloud support, and Fallout 1 and 2 have "default" and "classic" modes. Default mode allows for high resolutions and classic is the unmodified, original game. Fallout Tactics is unmodified, but its multiplayer is still supported via direct connection. Tactics cannot run on Windows 8.

Each game costs $10 individually and a bundle of all three costs $20. There is no word yet on if the games are returning to GOG.com. If you already own the games, they're still in your digital library. There's no need to buy them again.

Recently, GameSpot discussed what a new Fallout game should include. Although Bethesda has not said anything official about it, rumors suggest that the next entry in the series will be set in Boston.

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No GOG, no buy.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> isn't that a Bob Marley song?

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> No. That's "No DRM, no cry".

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So wait, if I already own the games, I can use the new HD mode? or would I need to rebuy it?

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I imagine you would either need to install a patch or re-download to get the new version. You won't have to repurchase it just as the article says.

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Already own them twice.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Same here.

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if you like tactics you cant be a fallout fan

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<< LINK REMOVED >> That's dumb. Tactics is a fantastic game. They all are.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> It's really not.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> If you haven't played Fallout 1 or 2 you can't be a Fallout fan

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If you don't like every fallout because it is fallout then you can't be a fallout fan

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Wait.... Ya I think that's what I meant to say

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@hitomo I'm a Fallout fan and enjoyed Tactics.

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I hope everyone got all 3 of these for free from GOG.com!! Great Fun gearing up for wasteland 2

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The best Fallout games.

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