Fallout free on GOG.com

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.

Fallout fans who hurry can grab the original game for free.
Fallout fans who hurry can grab the original game for free.

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.

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