The latest giveaway has been confirmed via the Epic Games Store, and it’s seriously awesome. Right now, rival Steam is offering one of the best RPGs ever made for free and you’ll want to clear your calendar for some time in the Mojave Wasteland.
Until June 1 you can claim a free copy of Fallout: New Vegas: Ultimate Edition for PC at Epic Game Stores. And that’s a deal that beats pretty much any of the impending Memorial Day game sales. There really is nothing better than getting the full version of an RPG masterpiece without spending a single penny.
This Fallout giveaway is part of the Epic Mega Sale event that will last until June 15. A new free game is on offer every week—before Fallout: New Vegas, the digital store gave away the polarizing sci-fi adventure Death Stranding—and a new mystery game is being given away next week, so be sure to check it out then.
Why you should play Fallout: New Vegas
Released in 2010 and building on the foundation laid by Fallout 3 two years earlier, Fallout: New Vegas is an open-world RPG that casts you as a courier on a mission across the Mojave desert to find your would-be killer afterward. being left for dead in the aftermath of a delivery gone wrong.
This is a true RPG with an amazing amount of freedom in how you approach the game’s main quest line. You can choose which characters and factions you ally with, and these decisions will have a tangible impact on the game’s story. Most of the quests can also be completed in a number of ways. You can use your silver tongue to get yourself out of trouble or cause total mayhem with a variety of weapons and perks.
Fallout’s signature satirical humor is also very much present, and you might be surprised at how funny some of the electric denizens of New Vegas are. And while the core shooter gameplay is a bit rough around the edges, Fallout’s signature VAT system is back, allowing you to auto-target enemies, making for significantly smoother firefights.
Epic Games is also giving away the Ultimate Edition of the game, which is a significantly larger package than just the base game. This version comes with four major expansions: Dead Money, Honest Hearts, Old World Blues, and Lonesome Road. Some Fallout fans consider these DLC chapters to be better than the main game and absolutely vital to getting the full New Vegas experience.
Of course, since it’s almost 13 years old, there are some irritating design quirks you’ll have to put up with. And Fallout: New Vegas wasn’t exactly attractive even in 2010. Time hasn’t improved the visuals. But it’s easy to brush aside these mostly minor issues when the core RPG mechanics remain one of the strongest in the entire genre.
Fallout: New Vegas is considered by many fans to be the best game in the franchise. In fact, gamers continue to beg developer Obsidian Entertainment to make a sequel to this day. If you haven’t experienced the joys of Fallout: New Vegas (or just can’t wait to get back to the wasteland), now that it’s free, there’s no excuse not to explore its post-apocalyptic world.