QuakeCon’s just around the corner, with the event itself kicking off tomorrow. That means a few annual events – the introductory stream, sadly lacking in Carmack speech. The tournaments, which promise to be excellent. And, most notably right now, the sale on Bethesda games, which has two of their best ever at 50% off – Doom and Fallout 4.
What’s cheaper? Free, that’s what. Here’s the best games you can play for nothing.
The deal is up on the Humble store, featuring basically everything Bethesda have made at 50% off for the next five days. Here’s some personal picks:
- Nu-Doom – 50% off to £19.99 / $29.99. Straight up one of the best games ever made, an absolute classic of an FPS and a strong contender for GOTY in the best gaming year of all time.
- Fallout 4 – 50% off to £19.99 / $29.99. Not my personal cup of tea but an obvious one if you’ve been holding out for a cheaper shot at the latest sprawling, open-world RPG from Bethesda.
- Wolfenstein: The New Order – 50% off to £7.49 / $9.99. Slotting neatly next to Doom to prove Bethesda are the masters of the modern FPS, the shooting is great and the story manages to be just as good – yes, the story in a Wolfenstein game.
- Dishonored Definitive Edition – 40% off to £8.99 / $11.99. With the sequel just around the corner, a good time to jump into one of the most well-regarded stealth’n’stab ‘em up in years. All the DLC is included. You can get the base version for just £3.99 / $4.99 if you prefer.
There’s loads of others, from Skyrim’s all-the-everything edition also at 40% off to Wolfenstein’s less-good follow-up The Old Blood, or respected horror The Evil Within. Rage, Doom 3, Fallout 2 – anything you could want from the back catalogue.
Want something a bit off the beaten track? Try Call of Cthulu: Dark Corners of the Earth, which is about the cost of a particularly small pizza. It totally falls off the rails about mid-way through, but the first couple of hours are absolutely extraordinary, or at least that’s what my brain remembers from the decade or so back that I played it.
There should be more news coming out QuakeCon soon – more details, and perhaps gameplay, of Quake Champions, we hope.