Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Fallout with a free Steam copy of the 1997 original

Polycount

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Bethesda is celebrating the Fallout franchise's 20th birthday with a special giveaway: a free copy of the original 1997 title to anyone who wants it. The catch? The offer is only good for today and it's Steam exclusive.

Unlike many other free promotions on Steam (which often restrict playtime to "free weekends") anybody who downloads the game today will be able to keep it forever - no strings attached. Bethesda's Vice President of PR and Marketing, Pete Hines, announced the giveaway in the following tweet:

Given the game's age, its typical $10 asking price has likely been a barrier to entry for many newer series fans - removing that barrier entirely is both a smart marketing move on Bethesda's part and a great "thank you" to fans of the franchise.

The offer expires tonight at 11:59PM Pacific Time, so be sure to visit the game's Steam page to grab it while you can.

Though no other main series entries are receiving discounts to commemorate this occasion, you can grab Fallout Shelter bundles for up to 50% off until October 2nd at 11:59 PM Pacific. If you're looking for other freebies to occupy your time this weekend, check out our "Free Games" section to see if anything catches your eye.

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ET3D

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Fallout has been free on GoG for years.
Fallout is the first game I bought on GOG. It has only been occasionally free on GOG. It normally costs the same as on Steam.

I seem to have missed this offer, but at least I have my GOG copy. Which I won't play anyway.
 

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Yep, I can confirm that the offer has now expired - sorry to anyone who wanted it. I plan to give it a go later this afternoon, hopefully it's at least mildly entertaining!
 
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Sir Alex Ice

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Played an illegal copy when I was in high school or faculty, so bought at a steam sale because it is worth it.