Classic Fallout games return from mysterious sabbatical

Thursday, 19th June 2014 04:39 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Fallout is back. Why did it go away? Where was it? Is it now available in a value-added three pack bundle with its two immediate successors? The answer to all of these questions* lies below.

*One of these questions.


Bethesda has announced the return of Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel to Steam after an absence of about six months.

These classic games – two CRPGs and a combat tactics affair – had been available on both GOG and Steam, but mysteriously vanished over the 2013 holiday season, presumably due to the ongoing legal confusion as to who actually owns the property (you may remember a wee spat between Bethesda and Interplay over the now cancelled Fallout Online, for example).

Whatever the franchise’s legal status is elsewhere, Bethesda has been able to publish the three late 90′s, early 200′s games on Steam, where you can pick them up for $10 or at the bargain price of $20 for all three.

All three boast Steam Cloud saves, and both Fallout and Fallout 2 come with classic or higher resolution modes. There’s no Mac support, and it’s worth noting that Fallout Tactics will not run on Windows 8. More details are available on the Bethesda Blog.



  1. Soong

    Sigh. A quick Google instead of just searching your own site would have told you there was nothing mysterious about their disappearance as the first three games changed from one licence holder to another.

    #1 6 months ago
  2. Talkar

    Also, the superior version of the games are available on No DRM and a vast amount of extra content!

    #2 6 months ago
  3. Darkfield

    This was like the first eber thing I bought on GOG. :D

    #3 6 months ago
  4. YoungZer0

    Where did you get that artwork? O:

    #4 6 months ago
  5. Stephany Nunneley

    @Talkar I thought they were pulled from GOG as well? I don’t see them back on there at any rate. Regardless, I have all the discs still on these and they are three of my favorite games ever!

    If you have not played these FOR SHAME! Plus, each is on sale right now for $4.99 and the bundle is on sale for $12.99. Not bad, actually, and since we’ve no idea at this point if they are going back up on GOG you have until June 30 to wait it out.

    #5 6 months ago

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