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  • Summary: Set in the aftermath of a world-wide nuclear war, Fallout will challenge you to survive in an unknown and dangerous world. You will take the role of a Vault-dweller, a person who has grown up in a secluded, underground survival Vault. Circumstances arise that force you to go Outside -- to aSet in the aftermath of a world-wide nuclear war, Fallout will challenge you to survive in an unknown and dangerous world. You will take the role of a Vault-dweller, a person who has grown up in a secluded, underground survival Vault. Circumstances arise that force you to go Outside -- to a strange world 80 years after the end of the modern civilization. A world of mutants, radiation, gangs and violence. Your immediate task is to find a replacement for the broken water purification controller chip. Without that chip, your fellow Vault dwellers are doomed to dehydration or be forced to leave the safety of the Vault for the Outside. [Interplay] Expand
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  • Developer: Black Isle Studios
  • Genre(s): Role-Playing, First-Person, First-Person, PC-style RPG, PC-style RPG, Western-Style
  • # of players: 1 Player
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  • Rating: M
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 100
    Perhaps the strongest aspect of Fallout is that it is ideal for RPG newbies yet at the same time provides a depth of role-playing that veterans can really get stuck into. It also has the best replay value of any game I've experienced to date.
  2. This is one of those rare games that oozes quality from every pore.
  3. The story is so well developed in this game you'll wonder why you've been playing mindless shooting games like "Quake." When you start the game you'll be treated to with one of the most chilling, well-written introductions a game has ever been blessed with.
  4. Above all, the NPC interaction and voice acting are the best in any game to date. This game is possibly the best investment an RPG fan can presently make, and will prove entertaining for countless gaming hours.
  5. This top-down RPG is without a doubt the best PC RPG we have played in years. That's not an exaggeration. Years. I can't think of another game that comes even close to Fallout's excellent character generation and skill system, great story, and classy delivery.
  6. Fallout's detailed graphics, compelling plot, and intuitive gameplay should deservedly broaden its appeal beyond the hard-core role-playing game audience. Put simply, Fallout may be the best role-playing game to be released in years.
  7. A decent RPG where you can indeed actually advance your character and choose one of many paths through the story.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 95 out of 107
  2. Negative: 6 out of 107
  1. Nov 15, 2011
    10
    User Score, Y U are so low? Fallout is greatest CRPG ever. You can play it for 500 hours and still discover new things (like i did). AmazingUser Score, Y U are so low? Fallout is greatest CRPG ever. You can play it for 500 hours and still discover new things (like i did). Amazing storyline, amazing characters, amazing gameplay! Expand
  2. Dec 2, 2013
    10
    Second RPG PC game i ever played (after dungeon master) and funny is that no other game had so good atmosphere like this game. Almost everySecond RPG PC game i ever played (after dungeon master) and funny is that no other game had so good atmosphere like this game. Almost every part of this game is perfect. Must own for every RPG fan and truly legendary game. Expand
  3. SiggiJ.
    Feb 28, 2006
    10
    Fallout set standards which unfortunately virtually noone followed, leaving it a largely singular event rather than the evolution of the Fallout set standards which unfortunately virtually noone followed, leaving it a largely singular event rather than the evolution of the genre it should have been. The game's highlights are the complex interaction with NPCs through dialogue trees, influenced by the player character's stats and his actions in the gameworld, and the complex quests with multiple solutions and different outcomes. Expand
  4. Jan 11, 2013
    10
    This game is amazing even 16 years after release this game still rocks its a must play for everyone except those kids who cant see the beautyThis game is amazing even 16 years after release this game still rocks its a must play for everyone except those kids who cant see the beauty in an older game because it doesn't have the graphics like CoD(which are **** btw). anyway if you never played this game you just have to, go to gog.com and buy yourself a digital drm-free copy(it was even free for a few days). and if you want you can get the Fallout-FIXT mod which improves the game and fixes a lot of bugs. Expand
  5. Nov 23, 2015
    9
    This game is pretty good. But it takes a lot of patience. Too much for some, and honestly that could be improved. It's combat isn't all thatThis game is pretty good. But it takes a lot of patience. Too much for some, and honestly that could be improved. It's combat isn't all that great, especially since it's almost all about your stats. But if you can look past that, then I recommend it. It has a great story and is a good RPG all around. It has a few quirks, but it's really a matter of opinion. I like it, and I hope you do. Although it is a bit of a love-hate relationship... But so few games can even do THAT.

    I haven't done the whole game-play experience through and through, but that's another plus of this game: there's so many options!
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  6. Apr 10, 2011
    9
    This is not only a game
    This is the best adventure ever !!!
    Really the athmosphere is great the scenario just gets u really fast... The
    This is not only a game
    This is the best adventure ever !!!
    Really the athmosphere is great the scenario just gets u really fast...
    The difficulty is pretty high if u dont save that often its mostly the same over and over again ^^ but if u like to save often this is the best...
    My favorite Game of all time!!!!!
    (beside the 2nd part) wich is equally or good or even better
    (3rd part sux) (too easy)
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  7. DerekA.
    Mar 11, 2008
    0
    I honestly can not see what people like in this game. Its turn-based combat is absolutely wretched and the RP choices in this game are I honestly can not see what people like in this game. Its turn-based combat is absolutely wretched and the RP choices in this game are pitiful to say the least. Go play Betrayal at Kondor if you want a good RPG. I could maybe see this being fun when I was 10 for the goofy violence, but any adult that plays this game will surely see how terrible this game really is. Expand

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