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Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics return to Steam

Bethesda brings back classic titles following licensing dispute

The first three Fallout games have returned to Steam after a six-month absence.

Bethesda has announced that Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics are all available to purchase on Steam, having been taken off the digital store at the end of 2013.


The games were removed from Steam and other digital stores such as GOG on December 31, 2013 after Interplay lost the rights to sell the titles following a legal dispute regarding a possible Fallout MMO.

Bethesda, who then gained the rights to sell the classic titles, pledged to return them to digital stores as soon as possible following their removal.

Each game costs £7.99/$9.99 individually or can be bought as part of a Fallout Classics bundle for £13.99/$19.99.

Until June 30 however, each game has been discounted to £3.99/$4.99 each, with the bundle costing £9.09/$12.99.

All three games have Steam Cloud enabled for save games. As well as this, Fallout and Fallout 2 can be launched in either default or classic versions, with the former allowing for higher resolutions and the latter being the original, unmodified release. Fallout Tactics is unmodified.

Bethesda also notes that while Fallout and Fallout 2 can run on Windows 8, Fallout Tactics is not Windows 8 compatible.