Earlier this year, Bethesda announced that its launcher would take a permanent nap and their games would return to Steam shelves. That day draws near: on May 11, the Bethesda launcher will be gone, and some classic Bethesda RPGs (along with a Splash Damage shooter) have already transitioned into their new home on Steam.
And here’s a bonus: some of them are free. Starting today, you can pick up the following games from Steam for “on the house” price.
Two more Bethesda classics have also been added to Steam that you can buy for $5.99 / £4.89:
I would give you a personal recommendation on which games you should download and play, but I honestly don’t think I’ve played any of them. My first Elder Scrolls game was Oblivion, and while I later played a bit of Morrowind, I never went further than that. There’s a chance I played Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, but I might be thinking about Day of Defeat. They look somewhat similar and both were released in 2003.
While you’re out there vacuuming Bethesda stuff, the creation kits for fallout 4 and skyrim special edition were also added to Steam yesterday. If you’ve ever wanted to modify any of these games, it seems like a great time to give it a try.
As a reminder of Bethesda’s launcher shutdown, starting April 27 (tomorrow) you will be able to transfer all the games you purchased there to Steam, along with your saves and what’s left in your Bethesda Wallet. How this whole process will work is detailed in this post on the Bethesda website.