Bethesda Is Giving Away Fallout 3 For Free... Forever
It might just be one of the greatest games of all time, and unlike other games of its time, Fallout 3 has aged like a fine wine. The post-apocalyptic RPG is now digging out its party hats to celebrate becoming 14 years old, and with it, Bethesda has decided that the game shall be honoured by everyone.
Being 14, Fallout 3 has been eclipsed by its predecessors, with a fourth title in the series coming in 2015, a fifth mainline game in the works (release date yet to be announced), and spin-offs New Vegas and 76 having also come since 2008.
Yet, few games have been able to capture the raw essence that Fallout 3 did. Still regarded by many as the best title in its series, Fallout 3 is now being dished out for absolutely free. For nothing. Nada. Zilch.
Fallout 3 Is Going Free-To-Play
Starting on Fallout 3's Birthday on October 20, the title will be going free-to-play on the Epic Games store. Now, if you're thinking "what's the catch?" and "am I getting roped into expensive paywalls and DLCs?" Nope. The free game will actually be the Fallout 3 GOTY edition. This means you get the base game and all five ad-on DLCs.
One of the DLCs also does away with the only "questionable" factor of Fallout 3's campaign, and although we won't spoil what this means for those who have never played the game, we'll add that it's safe to get attached to characters.
What Is The Deal With Fallout 3 GOTY Edition?
If it's that good, then why is Fallout 3 going free-to-play? Well, it's not that much of a saving if truth be told. You're more than likely able to pick up Fallout 3 for the same price as a coffee nowadays, whether that be at your local CeX or on Amazon.
But, you have to love a freebie, and with Bethesda clearly working on quite a detailed addition to Fallout's legacy with its fifth title, you can't blame them for tempting fans to fall in love with their best game to date all over again.
So, whether you just want to pick up Fallout 3 for the first time and enjoy its quirks and incredible story, or fancy reliving the past by skulking around the post-nuke city debris with nothing but a penis-holding tree for company, then you're in for a treat.