You don’t need me to reiterate how much of a disaster Fallout 76 was. It was one of our most high profile failures in recent memory and it has severely crippled all faith in the shaky but somewhat dependable developer. The question is what they’ll be doing to mend all the broken hearts and dreams going forward. The easiest way is to, you know, fix the game and get it running at least competently, but Bethesda has been busy putting out a variety of other fires. But never fear, if you’ve played the game last year, you can get the very first Fallout games for free.
The games in question are Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel. Now, these games do retail for around $20 normally, but they’re often on huge sales and sometimes even given away for free on GoG at random times. The value proposition doesn’t really go further than, “Oh, that’s nice to have.” These classic games are obviously vastly superior to the hollow shell that is Fallout 76 and will only make you sad to see where this once revered franchise ended up. But, it’s free stuff, I guess?
You will need to have played Fallout 76 before the end of 2018 to have the games pop up on your Bethesda launcher, ready to be installed. So, people who have bought Fallout 76, go take a trip down memory lane and see where this classic franchise came from. And maybe see how far we’ve fallen.