Elder Scrolls fans who wish to take a trip down memory lane will definitely want to head on over to Steam, as Bethesda Game Studios’ first two installments in its critically acclaimed RPG franchise, The Elder Scrolls: Arena (1994) and The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall (1996), have been added to Valve’s storefront and can be claimed at no cost. Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, an objective-based multiplayer FPS set in the classic Nazi-fighting series, has also been added to Steam for those who are seeking a free-to-play WWII shooter.
The Elder Scrolls: Arena (Steam)
The imperial battlemage Jagar Tharn betrays the Emperor Uriel Septim by imprisoning him in an alternate dimension, then assuming the Emperor’s identity and place on the throne. A lone prisoner must travel to Tamriel’s most famous and dangerous sites to collect the shattered Staff of Chaos, save the Emperor and free the Empire.
The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall (Steam)
The ancient golem Numidium, a powerful weapon once used by the great Tiber Septim to unify Tamriel, has been found in Iliac Bay. In the power struggle that follows, the King of Daggerfall is murdered and his spirit haunts the kingdom. The Emperor Uriel Septim VII sends his champion to the province of High Rock to put the king’s spirit to rest and ensure that the golem does not fall into the wrong hands.
Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory (Steam)
Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory is a free-to-play, objective-based multiplayer World War 2 first-person shooter. Featuring up to 32 players, choose either the Axis or Allies, as you fight across six maps based on real-world battle locations. Play as one of five unique classes (Engineer, Medic, Soldier, Field Ops, and Covert Ops) as you work with your team to complete key objectives necessary for victory.
Bethesda has also added the third and fourth Elder Scrolls releases to Steam, but they aren’t free and require a bit of beer money. An Elder Scrolls Legend: Battlespire (1997) and The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard (1998) are both available for $5.99. The former was originally meant to be an expansion pack for Daggerfall, but the developers decided its ideas were strong enough to turn into a standalone release.