Fallout 2 Summary
GOG.com hasBethesda Softworks to add a bunch of the publisher's classic titles to its retail library. In addition to three venerable RPGs, you'll also be able to pick up the original Fallout and Doom games.
Should you fancy a nostalgic trip through the wastelands before digging into Fallout 4, you might be interested to hear that a Fallout Anthology is planned for release this Fall.
Containing every game in the post-apocalytpic franchise's storied history (that's Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics, Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition and Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition),comes neatly housed inside a Fatman Mini-Nuke, with an extra slot for Fallout 4 also included.
Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood are now back on the and waiting to be downloaded after a protracted legal skirmish between original franchise owner Interplay and current owner Bethesda.
Said skirmish resulted in a $2 million settlement which transfers all rights to the Fallout IP over to Bethesda for good.
The classic back catalogue of Fallout titles previously available on digital retailer GOG's website has been removed due to a rights issue originating from Bethesda's acquisition of the license.
A $2 million settlement was reached in January 2012 that gave Bethesda control of the franchise and all of its assets, with the transfer of all Fallout IPs due by December 2013.
This year's Winter Promo sale has begun on GOG.com with the first 48 hours offering the original Fallout series for free. It's an offer that shouldn't be missed as licensing changes hands soon.
That means Fallout 1, 2 and Tactics won't be sold on GOG.com any more, although it'll remain attached to people's accounts. Over 600 games will get 50% off until December 29th.