If you've never played the original now is your chance. For a limited time you can get it free on Steam. Just install it and it's yours. They're also having a weekend sale of various games. Sept. 28 - Oct. 2.
You've just unearthed the classic post-apocalyptic role-playing game that revitalized the entire CRPG genre. The Fallout® SPECIAL system allows drastically different types of characters, meaningful decisions and development that puts you in complete control. Explore the devastated ruins of a golden age.