Remedy's First-Ever Game Is Now Free Forever

Death Rally Classic is now free to download in celebration of the studio's 25th anniversary.

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To celebrate Remedy's 25th anniversary, the studio is giving away its first-ever game, Death Rally Classic, for free. This isn't a limited time offer either: You can grab this blast from the past from now until the end of time without paying a penny.

Death Rally Classic is a top-down vehicular combat racer that was originally released back in 1996 for MS-DOS. A limited freeware version came to Windows in 2009, and Remedy even revisited its first game in 2012 with a remake. You can download and keep the classic version now on Steam.

If you've never played it before, you begin Death Rally Classic at the bottom of the ranking list and must earn more money in its deadly races to purchase new cars and upgrades. Each vehicle is equipped with weapons and only the best armor, most powerful engine, and biggest guns will see you through to the final battle. You can even visit the underground market to sabotage your opponents and get your hands on devious items like landmines, spiked bumpers, and rocket fuel.

After developing Death Rally, Remedy went on to create beloved games such as Max Payne, Alan Wake, and Control. The latter recently received its second major piece of DLC, titled AWE, which clearly sets up Alan Wake 2 as the studio's next game.

Control publisher 505 Games has been in hot water recently after announcing that the only way to get a free upgrade to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of Control is by purchasing the new Ultimate Edition. 505 said this was the option it chose because it couldn't bring all current-gen players to next-gen platforms and framed it as avoiding "leaving any one group out." But this backfired when owners of the Deluxe Edition of the game found out that they had been mistakingly upgraded to the Ultimate Edition, despite 505 saying this wasn't possible.

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