Fallout 1?Fallout 2?Good Old Games?Torrent?So many hard questions

Posted by Binbay55 (134 posts) -


So I've never played Fallout 1 or 2 (I was a JRPG fan during the 90's) but I LOVED Fallout 3. So lately I've been wanting to pick up the earlier Fallout's......But I've been contemplating some things.. Which one should I get Fallout 1 or 2. 
 
But truly hardest question I've been faced with is.... Should I even pay for them?? Yes, yes I know what your thinking "Of course you should pay for them and help then Developers!!" But.......I find it so hard not to just think of Torrenting them. I've paid for ALL my games, I mean all. I PAID FOR PROTOTYPE!!!!!  

I think I get a freebie :)

#1 Posted by Binbay55 (134 posts) -


So I've never played Fallout 1 or 2 (I was a JRPG fan during the 90's) but I LOVED Fallout 3. So lately I've been wanting to pick up the earlier Fallout's......But I've been contemplating some things.. Which one should I get Fallout 1 or 2. 
 
But truly hardest question I've been faced with is.... Should I even pay for them?? Yes, yes I know what your thinking "Of course you should pay for them and help then Developers!!" But.......I find it so hard not to just think of Torrenting them. I've paid for ALL my games, I mean all. I PAID FOR PROTOTYPE!!!!!  

I think I get a freebie :)

#2 Posted by AjayRaz (12429 posts) -

buy them. The Fallout Collection (or something) is what, 20 dollars now? it comes with Fallout 1, 2 and Tactics.  
 
pfft. should i pay for them.

#3 Posted by AgentofChaos (1565 posts) -

While I do sympathize with you paying for Prototype, I think you should still purchase Fallout.

#4 Posted by Pazy (2587 posts) -

If you can get the collection cheap then get that (last time I saw it the price was £5) or get them from Good Old Games (gog.com) for $5.99 I believe. They are worth the price.

#5 Posted by EliasT (671 posts) -

Bad idea to post this thread bro.

#6 Posted by Binbay55 (134 posts) -

Hmmmm. I geuss it's unanimous(Wish i knew for sure if I spelt that right). I'll go see if any store nearby has got this cheap. LOL for thinking otherwise
#7 Posted by Binbay55 (134 posts) -
@AgentofChaos:
I'm so sorry you had to go throught that game too
#8 Posted by MikkaQ (10294 posts) -

Fallout's cheap, might as well support GoG, it's CDProjekt running it, so it'll fund The Witcher 2. 

#9 Posted by august (3846 posts) -
@Binbay55 said:
" Hmmmm. I geuss it's unanimous(Wish i knew for sure if I spelt that right). I'll go see if any store nearby has got this cheap. LOL for thinking otherwise "
Just buy and download here.
#10 Posted by Brunchies (2484 posts) -

Just buy them from GOG, they are only $5.99 each.

#11 Posted by Mikemcn (6989 posts) -

I got fallout 1 for free, legally.... it didn't have the intro cutscene though. Not sure whats up with that.
 
 http://www.fileradar.net/files/view/Fallout_Fallout---Full-Free-Game/1186

#12 Posted by Azrail (404 posts) -

if u can stand ugly games, which all tru gamers can both games are great 
i only finished the first and it was a blast 
and its way more fallout then fallout 3, just hope u like turn based combat =)

#13 Posted by august (3846 posts) -
@Mikemcn said:
" I got fallout 1 for free, legally.... it didn't have the intro cutscene though. Not sure whats up with that.   http://www.fileradar.net/files/view/Fallout_Fallout---Full-Free-Game/1186 "
I have no idea what makes you think this is legal.
#14 Posted by Binbay55 (134 posts) -
@Azrail:
Ahaha I played Final Fantasy 6 for about 2 hours last week I thoink I meet BOTH requirments ;)
#15 Posted by august (3846 posts) -
@Binbay55 said:
" @Azrail: Ahaha I played Final Fantasy 6 for about 2 hours last week I thoink I meet BOTH requirments ;) "
Just make sure to read the manual. It comes as a pdf when buy from gog.com.
#16 Posted by Mikemcn (6989 posts) -
@august said:

" @Mikemcn said:

" I got fallout 1 for free, legally.... it didn't have the intro cutscene though. Not sure whats up with that.   http://www.fileradar.net/files/view/Fallout_Fallout---Full-Free-Game/1186 "
I have no idea what makes you think this is legal. "
 http://www.techspot.com/guides/258-free-pc-game-classics-list/
 
This is the article I got it from........ and file radar is pretty legit.
#17 Edited by William (441 posts) -

Why buy it? Torrenting it would be free, faster, and better for the environment! Why buy a plastic case? but you know, piracy is bad, etc...

#18 Edited by Azrail (404 posts) -
@Binbay55: that game was fuckin awesome, wish they do a ds remake 
 
you should like fallout then, good story, great atmosphere, good combat 
 
 
and if u like fallout u must play planescape torment, best story in any rpg ever
#19 Posted by Coombs (3449 posts) -

Keep in mind 1-2 are completely different games than 3 ie: Not FPS
And tactics is again a whole other animal.
 
With that said, All three games are AMAZING 
And they all come in one cheap package on steam.

#20 Posted by rjayb89 (7724 posts) -

Torrent it.  It's free that way and it is a better deal.  However, you will lose cool points by doing so.

#21 Posted by Shirogane (3578 posts) -

I don't know what's up with you people and hating on prototype so much, it wasn't THAT bad. Won't say it was great though. 
 
Just get the collection, it's cheap. Although if you pirate it, i don't think there's a major loss, no idea how it works, but the whole license of the game going around and stuff, no idea who the money goes to.
#22 Posted by ATrevelan (606 posts) -

Go for GOG, but be wary, they've got a lot of good stuff for cheap and it'll eat your wallet fast if you let it.

#23 Posted by lebkin (331 posts) -
@Binbay55 said:

So I've never played Fallout 1 or 2 (I was a JRPG fan during the 90's) but I LOVED Fallout 3. So lately I've been wanting to pick up the earlier Fallout's......But I've been contemplating some things.. Which one should I get Fallout 1 or 2.  "

Just want to clarify: you do know that Fallout 1 and 2 are NOTHING mechanically like Fallout 3, right?  Fallout 3 is more of a sequel to Oblivion and Morrowind on a mechanical style. 
 
As for which to get, I would start with 1, and then play 2.  Always harder to go backwards in a series.  And of course you should pay for them.  
#24 Posted by Brians (1464 posts) -
@Binbay55:  Pay it's the right thing to do. Or torrent and possibly get a virus.
#25 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11796 posts) -

Suck it up and pay the $6 or whatever it costs on GOG, or you could buy one of those shady EU collection disks like the one I have. It's not exactly expensive, so it's not like you are gaining much through piracy.  Fallout 1 is pretty good. Not a fan of F2 though.

#26 Posted by OhdK (203 posts) -

Steam

#27 Posted by Mmmslash (2168 posts) -

I would be willing to pay a full $50 USD for Fallout 2 if it were released today, having never experienced it but somehow knowing how important and wonderful the game would be for me.

#28 Edited by Evilsbane (4621 posts) -
@Shirogane said:

" I don't know what's up with you people and hating on prototype so much, it wasn't THAT bad. Won't say it was great though.  Just get the collection, it's cheap. Although if you pirate it, i don't think there's a major loss, no idea how it works, but the whole license of the game going around and stuff, no idea who the money goes to. "

Yea I didn't finish it but it wasn't bad a lot of the powers were really cool and getting around the city was a lot more fun than it was in Infamous but it didn't really have the level of polish that Infamous did, so disappointing I was looking forward to that game for so long, it could have been something really special.
#29 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -
@Mikemcn said:
" @august said:

" @Mikemcn said:

" I got fallout 1 for free, legally.... it didn't have the intro cutscene though. Not sure whats up with that.   http://www.fileradar.net/files/view/Fallout_Fallout---Full-Free-Game/1186 "
I have no idea what makes you think this is legal. "
 http://www.techspot.com/guides/258-free-pc-game-classics-list/  This is the article I got it from........ and file radar is pretty legit. "
As there's no accompanying reference as to how or why it's free and as fileradar is just a blog linking to illegitimate P2P / Webhosters who provide a whole lot of pirated warez, I'm gonna say that this 'article' is actually just a user submitted contribution linking to warez.  The lack of intro video makes it pretty clear it's a scene release from the 90s.  Therefore not legit.
#30 Edited by Tennmuerti (8123 posts) -

Both are great games so I suggest getting 1 and 2
 
F2 is my favorite game of all time bar none, must have played through it over 10 times.

#31 Posted by BeachThunder (11990 posts) -

Why *wouldn't* you, they're not exactly that expensive to get anyway. Both are $6 at GOG. I haven't played F2 yet, but F1 is great; having said that though, prepare to be playing something vastly different from F3.
 
If you want a freebie there are many, many other games you an legally get for free. Have a look through this thread.

#32 Posted by TwoLines (2813 posts) -

I've got five copies of Fallout, three of them in boxes (1,2 and a compilation which has Fallout 1,2 and Tactics), two on GOG (Fallout 1,2). Yes, buy them on GoG.

#33 Posted by Eiskalt (30 posts) -

Cheap as Chips from GOG so just buy them!

#34 Posted by HypoXenophobia (1045 posts) -

I bought the first one through Amazon. I shoulda patched before I started playing, but regardless it's an interesting cheap game. Resorting to torrenting when the game is available digitally and physically is just sad.

#35 Posted by essi2 (144 posts) -

I would strongly recommend that everyone who is thinking about getting the old Fallout games to buy them through GOG. It's cheap, you get a ton of extras, you're supporting CDproject and the creation of good games. You'll also help encourage other publishers to release their old classics. You can't really go wrong :)

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