Bungie’s first FPS, Marathon, is now available for free on Steam, and more games are coming

Bungie’s entire Marathon series is getting re-released for free on Steam ahead of its reboot

Last year, Bungie revealed Marathon, a new sci-fi PVP extraction shooter for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. While the studio is best known for Halo and Destiny, Bungie’s FPS legacy extends all the way back to 1994 with the Marathon series. Now, Marathon Classic is available for free on Steam.

Ahead of the series’ reboot, Bungie are making all three classic Marathon games available for free on Steam. All three games have been brought to Windows 10 and newer OS’ by Aleph One Developers. Marathon has been made available for free on Steam this month. Marathon 2 and Marathon Infinity are “Coming Soon”.

The Marathon series was originally released for Mac OS. The games were praised for their storytelling and their strong multiplayer support. The games are considered a spiritual predecessor to the Halo franchise. In the 90s, Bungie was considered to be one of the best game developers for Mac OS. Things changes in the 2000, with Microsoft acquiring the studio.

The new PC version of Marathon classic is powered by the Aleph One engine. The game supports 60+ FPS interpolation for players who want smoother motion than the “authentic” original. Additionally, widescreen support is also available. Furthermore, the game features positional audio.

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