Bethesda Softworks is doing its fans a solid today by giving away one of its older games, the second in the Elder Scrolls series, via its web site. Enjoy The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall for the low price of absolutely free.

The only thing it'll cost you is 148 megabytes of hard drive space, a small price to pay for the game Johnny Wilson of Computer Gaming World once called "Revolutionary!" You'll also need a DOS emulator, something Bethesda kindly offers a link to, and a pair of rose-tinted glasses to play.


Interesting to that the second game in the massive series requires so little hardware horsepower—you'll need a 66 Mhz processor or better—and consumes so little space. I remember Daggerfall being massive, but its install size pales in comparison to the 1 gigabyte required for The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind and the 4.6 gigabytes needed for Oblivion.

The Elder Scrolls Downloads [ - thanks, Andrew!]