Get Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition for free and keep it forever starting today

Fallout 3
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Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition is the latest free game from the Epic Games Store, so if you've somehow missed out on one of Bethesda's finest creations for this long, you'll soon have a new chance to add it to your library.

You'll can claim Fallout 3 starting today, October 20, before it's replaced a week later. As with all Epic freebies, you'll basically 'purchase' it at a zero-dollar price tag, and it'll remain in your library forever, just as with any game you might actually buy with real money. The promotion lasts until October 27, during which time you can also grab Evoland Legendary Edition, a collection of two indie tributes to gaming history.

Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition collects the open-world RPG and its five major DLC expansions, Operation: Anchorage, The Pitt, Broken Steel, Point Lookout, and Mothership Zeta, into a single package. If you missed out on Fallout 3 back in the day - or if you just didn't play it properly on a gaming PC - this is a good reason to dive back in, especially if you want to whet your appetite for Starfield.

The 'year' that Fallout 3 would be the 'game of,' by the way, is 2008. Just in case you needed to confront your mortality today.

If you want some free games you can play right now, you can currently claim indie survival-horror title Darkwood and classic Sega revival ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove from the Epic Store.

To celebrate 25 years of Fallout, Bethesda has published a series of videos about the franchise, revealing that Todd Howard learned the fate of Bethesda's games via a single sticky note.

Dustin Bailey
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Dustin Bailey joined the GamesRadar team as a Staff Writer in May 2022, and is currently based in Missouri. He's been covering games (with occasional dalliances in the worlds of anime and pro wrestling) since 2015, first as a freelancer, then as a news writer at PCGamesN for nearly five years. His love for games was sparked somewhere between Metal Gear Solid 2 and Knights of the Old Republic, and these days you can usually find him splitting his entertainment time between retro gaming, the latest big action-adventure title, or a long haul in American Truck Simulator.