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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: 92 out of 103
  2. Negative: 6 out of 103
  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. Adnanzx
    Nov 26, 2003
    10
    One of the best stories, and best gameplay, best voice acting, best facial expression, best mood, best sound, best rpg, and out of this worldOne of the best stories, and best gameplay, best voice acting, best facial expression, best mood, best sound, best rpg, and out of this world weapons variety. now who needs graphics if you have all that. Expand
  3. LisacT.
    Jan 19, 2007
    10
    There's no review which could describe the ingeniosity of this game, especially in the time it was released (1997). You simply have to There's no review which could describe the ingeniosity of this game, especially in the time it was released (1997). You simply have to play it to see why it is so, no further comment. Expand
  4. Dec 21, 2013
    10
    One of the all time greatest games ever made. This game would have an average user score of at least 9.3, but some jacka**es apparently can'tOne of the all time greatest games ever made. This game would have an average user score of at least 9.3, but some jacka**es apparently can't tell the difference between the first Fallout and Fallout 3. Expand
  5. Sep 19, 2013
    9
    Fallout an all time RPG-game. The series that made me start it so many times and hardly ever finishing it. Good story, great characters,Fallout an all time RPG-game. The series that made me start it so many times and hardly ever finishing it. Good story, great characters, brilliant hypnotizing soundtrack, the atmosphere that no 3D game can hardly cover. The all time classic. Expand
  6. Mar 11, 2011
    9
    Played it right after finishing fallout 2. Simply awesome, but it was missing some stuff added in fallout 2 like npc customization, npcPlayed it right after finishing fallout 2. Simply awesome, but it was missing some stuff added in fallout 2 like npc customization, npc leveling and others ... Expand
  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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