Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics are free on GOG.com for the next 48 hours

Grab some classic RPGs for free before GOG.com loses the rights to publish them.

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Online games retailer GOG.com is giving away copies of Fallout 1, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics for free as part of its 2013 winter sale.

For the next 48 hours, the three classic RPG's will be free to download, DRM-free, for registered users of the site.

The three games will disappear from the GOG.com catalog at the end of the year, as original series publisher Interplay will lose the rights to publish the original Fallout games on December 21, 2013. Anyone who has already obtained the game will be able to redownload them from the site after this time.

The site's winter sale will continue until 13:59 GMT on December 29, with the company saying that over 600 games from its library will be sold for half-price until then.

Additionally, the site will be running time-limited deals, user votes, and a series of mystery box discounts for registered users.

Earlier this week GOG.com introduced a worldwide 30-day money back guarantee for its titles, promising a full refund for users who cannot get their purchased games to function on their machines.

The Fallout series has recently seen an enterprising hoaxer attempt to persuade the public that a Fallout 4 announcement is imminent, with Bethesda officially distancing itself from the prank, although another suggestion that Fallout 4 is in development and will be set in Boston has resurfaced overnight.

If you're about to embark on the original Fallout for the first time, here's some advice: don't worry about the time limit.

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Unholy123

If you have not played 1 or 2 (or to an even far lesser extent tactics) I highly recommend the first 2 and then if your really bored pick up tactics which is the meh of them all (Its not bad but its def not good either it just is and I've played it like 3 times going for all the endings)


But hey since their free grab em while you can I suppose.

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drakus1996

Is there a Catch to this?

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SteamyPotatoes

Finally went through :)

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ZombieGuyGeorge

aaaand it's gone


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befo72

<< LINK REMOVED >> Where are you seeing that it's gone? I got mine literally about 5 minutes ago and all three games still show as free right now.

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ZombieGuyGeorge

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> gaved me 404 but now im downloading :D i had this games on an old pc but they never worked on my new ones. i miss them.

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Virtual_Erkan

UGH! The site keeps giving me error when I try to check out. Damn servers are full!

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DanielL5583

Damnit GOG! I bought Fallout 2 in the Steam Summer Sales earlier this year...

Ah well, I'll enjoy these games anyway, because awesomesause is awesome.

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Moonco

Thank you so much Gamespot for posting this news!! I would have missed out on this deal

Is Fallout Tactics any good?

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ZombieNoob

It is different than fallout 1 & 2. I personally enjoy it (still installed, still playing) but don't expect type of the story Fallout 1 had to offer. It's really more about tactics

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I caught the Fallout bug once all that Fallout 4 teaser stuff was going down, and have been having a fantastic time; it just goes to show that terrific writing and solid (and addicting) core gameplay never age.

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Evil_Sidekick

I already have the 3 games, but nice one GOG. For all of you, GET IT ASAP

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faceless-mask

<< LINK REMOVED >> Just picked em up. Can't wait to play through them. :D

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Harbinger_CR

I can finally play F1 and F2...hopefully let's see if my laptop will let me.

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Vambran

Great games , though tatics so far is not considered cannon.

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richioso

only took a couple of minutes to signup and add to collection. I'm in class now so I'll DL when I get home.

I can't wait to play this again.

GOG rocks megaballs

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Warriors30

Alright, only took me 25 minutes of my life and now I have all 3 games downloaded. Thanks, GOG.

I guess I'll be playing some Fallout tonight.

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richioso

great, my laptop is crap for games but I'd love to play fallout again.

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Jenkar

Well, I was just thinking about buying fallout 2 the other day. Guess I'll get it for free now

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blueknight1st

Took a while but finally after repeatedly hitting the site it did what I wanted it to do and gave me Fallout and Fallout 2 for free.

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SCImonTemplar

Good luck getting into the site. I've been trying for over an hour to check out and get nothing but they're overwhelmed. You would think they would prepare for their big holiday sale more appropriately.

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LOSTMYACCOUNT

<< LINK REMOVED >> I got in no problem.


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Warriors30

Nice. I technically own these games already but I can't find my disks so this is a great opportunity to relieve some memories. I was never a huge fan of Fallout Tactics but the first two games are as CLASSIC as it gets.

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Vojtass

PC Gaming at its finest!

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ZombieGuyGeorge

<< LINK REMOVED >> 1997 FTW

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LittleMac19

I'm on it! I really enjoyed Fallout 3 and now I'm interested in trying the first two games, now here's my chance :)

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NorseLax09

Everyone stop f5ing the hell out of gog.com for like 15 minutes, allow me to add the games to my collection, and then continue refreshing. Great, thanks!

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tomservo51

<< LINK REMOVED >> I got mine, so it aint me!

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NorseLax09

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> didn't know they had internet on the old "satellite of love".

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Jarten

Just got them off the site. Going to download then back them up just in case later on today.

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ypsallig

It took me about 10mins. to get them added to My Collection. Some mild persistence and a little patience is all it took. In fact, I'm a little surprised it was that easy considering the traffic GOG is experiencing right now.


This was my first visit to the site and I just now created my first GOG account because of this news. Thanks Gamespot - for the heads-up!!

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PETERAKO

I did it yay :D

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RC-Sev

Hm, I guess it's legal to torrent these games today.

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sdevmanny

Yeah, if you all could log out for 10 minutes so that the servers aren't overloaded that would be greaaat.

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tomservo51

<< LINK REMOVED >> nooo

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tomservo51

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >>

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tomservo51

<< LINK REMOVED >> shoulnt be 3 parts

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RC-Sev

@maniacalpoet Communism is hypothetically better than any other order.

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Torquille

<< LINK REMOVED >> Try to live in it for a while. :-) I made that experience once and certainly do not look forward to another attempt.

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Vojtass

Gotta love GOG! <3

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ps3gamer1234

Crazy.

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tomservo51

Site is overwhelmed right now.