A leading computer game service and distribution website, GOG recently offered the first two Fallout games(Fallout 1 and Fallout 2) and the spinoff title Fallout tactics free of charge this holiday season. Fallout 1, Fallout 2 and Fallout tactics were available for free for 48 hours.
GOG gave that offer because Fallout’s license is changing hands at the end of the year and the game is being removed from GOG. GOG’s games are DRM-free so once if a user purchases them, it belongs to him and not tied to a client.
The offer was available on a signup to the service and also to longtime users by just clicking and download the games available for both PC and Mac OSX users.
The original Fallout was created by Interplay Entertainment and was first released in 1997. The game is set up in Southern California where much of the world has been devastated due to nuclear war.
The Fallout 2 was released in 1998 developed by Black Isle Studios and published by Interplay. It used the same 2D graphics and gameplay as Fallout.
It also introduced a new open-world environment for the player to explore, filled with all kinds of enemies and mutations brought about by the Wasteland.
The Fallout tactics was released in 2001 and takes place in the same Fallout universe as the first two games, but doesn’t continue the story of any of the two. It was focussed more on strategy and combat.