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  • Summary: Fallout Shelter is a post-nuclear strategy and simulation experience that puts you in control of a state-of-the-art underground Vault. Build the perfect Vault from a variety of rooms, oversee your very own thriving community of Vault Dwellers, and protect them from the dangers of theFallout Shelter is a post-nuclear strategy and simulation experience that puts you in control of a state-of-the-art underground Vault. Build the perfect Vault from a variety of rooms, oversee your very own thriving community of Vault Dwellers, and protect them from the dangers of the Wasteland. Vault-Tec has provided the tools, but the rest is up to you. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 39
  2. Negative: 1 out of 39
  1. Jun 16, 2015
    95
    Fallout Shelter is an endlessly engaging mobile title that gives you plenty to do without overwhelming you with menus and meters. It has both of those things aplenty, but you’re always in control. This game will charm you while challenging you.
  2. Jun 19, 2015
    85
    It’s a fantastic example of how to do a free-to-play game correctly, and the fact it’s made so much money already through the carrot rather than the stick only goes to show what happens when you don’t treat your audience like cattle.
  3. Jun 18, 2015
    80
    Well designed and made, this free app is also pretty fair as for in-app purchases and later levels reachability. The perfect post-apocalyptic companion for your mobile and tablet gaming moments.
  4. Jul 1, 2015
    70
    Fallout Shelter is a cool concept, and a nice mobile title to pop on to for a few minutes each day (after spending more significant time chunks getting your facility sustainable). It could use some more content and things to do later on; special events, new rooms, or anything else that adds variety and interaction would improve the otherwise pleasant formula.
  5. Aug 4, 2015
    70
    Fallout Shelter is an interesting game until you reach the fifty dweller mark. After that, the game gets easy and monotonous.
  6. Jun 26, 2015
    68
    Fallout Shelter feels like a solid foundation for a deeper and better game.
  7. Jun 23, 2015
    45
    An exceptionally uncreative piece of schlock.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 43
  2. Negative: 12 out of 43
  1. Nov 23, 2015
    10
    The game is just amazing. I love play this game. For me this game is amazing ! Nothing more to comment because this game is amazing ! I rateThe game is just amazing. I love play this game. For me this game is amazing ! Nothing more to comment because this game is amazing ! I rate this 10/10 Expand
  2. Aug 5, 2016
    10
    Fallout Shelter is a addictive game that u will never missed each day when u start playing it, but the design are absolutely great and thisFallout Shelter is a addictive game that u will never missed each day when u start playing it, but the design are absolutely great and this isn't like u will spend everything and u gotta use some things wisely, the quests are great and I like the new enemies, also the pets are the best, so I give this a 9/10 Expand
  3. Jul 24, 2016
    9
    An interesting spin-off for the Fallout franchise that puts you in control of your very own vault. It's your job to build it, grow it, andAn interesting spin-off for the Fallout franchise that puts you in control of your very own vault. It's your job to build it, grow it, and keep the inhabitants happy. Things like crafting, collecting supplies, and sending your vault dwellers out on quests really capture the feel of the Fallout universe.

    The free-to-play nature of it is handled incredibly well. You really can do everything and not spend any money. The microtransactions are barely noticeable. You can still feel like you are making progress while waiting on the timers.

    Various updates have removed the need for almost constant attention the game required before. Now you can take some time off and not have to worry about your vault being in horrible shape when you return. They finally fixed it where you can pick up play it whenever you feel like rather than having your time with it being dominated by the game's needy nature.

    It's a completely free-to-play spin-off that feels completely part of the Fallout universe. Building and managing your very own vault can be a blast. The pick up and play at your own leisure nature of it makes it worth a look for any Fallout fan. It's also worth a look for those who enjoy these kinds of building sims and don't want to feel like it's constantly shaking you down for money.
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  4. Jul 2, 2015
    7
    Started out strong, but fell a little flat with me due to radroach issues. I felt like I had to slow my expansion to a crawl or invest heavilyStarted out strong, but fell a little flat with me due to radroach issues. I felt like I had to slow my expansion to a crawl or invest heavily into P2W lunchboxes. Pacing is lackluster. Lots of crashing out of the on my Ipad Mini. Expand
  5. Jul 24, 2015
    6
    Gameplay:
    The gameplay is very simple. As the vault overseer, you must keep your vault alive and happy, all while increasing the amount of
    Gameplay:
    The gameplay is very simple. As the vault overseer, you must keep your vault alive and happy, all while increasing the amount of dwellers and rooms. I did enjoy the fact that once you pressed the option to build a room, it would build immediately. There's no incentive to have to spend real money just to speed up the process. Your dwellers have certain S.P.E.C.I.A.L skills and you must assign them to rooms accordingly. Dwellers with high amounts of strength should be put into rooms that require strength and so on. Occasionally, your vault will be attacked by raiders, radroaches, and even fires! This game is exciting to play at first, but over time, the enjoyment of the game quickly fades as the gameplay becomes extremely repetitive. There's no real incentive to keep playing after a few weeks.

    Annoyances:
    This game had a lot of annoyances that detracted from the overall enjoyment of the game. There is a ridiculous of amount of lag while moving around your vault, which does not help when your vault is under attack. Another thing that hurts the gameplay is that the controls wouldn't work the way the should. For example, when tapping on a dweller, their S.P.E.C.I.A.L stats are shown and if you click on another dweller immediately, the first dwellers' stats still show up! It seems minor and nit picky, but it's a matter of life-and-death when you're trying to heal your dweller in the middle of an attack. That minor glitch allows your dweller to be killed and ruins the enjoyment of the game.

    Graphics/Appearance:
    Fallout Shelter has the classic look of the Fallout series: characters, enemies, and weapons. I did enjoy the 3d effects of the rooms while looking through the vault. The overall aesthetics are simple and pleasing.

    Verdict:
    I wouldn't recommend this game because of the ridiculous lag and the repetitive gameplay. It's fun to play for a couple of weeks, but soon, you'll realize the gameplay is not dynamic and becomes a chore.
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  6. Aug 20, 2015
    4
    I gave this game a relatively low score because of one reason; **** MOLE RATS. THEY SPREAD TOO DAMN FAST! Within a matter of seconds they haveI gave this game a relatively low score because of one reason; **** MOLE RATS. THEY SPREAD TOO DAMN FAST! Within a matter of seconds they have spread from one room to three to four rooms. Where is the fairness in that??? Don't waste your time playing this game because **** mole rats will just overwhelm you and waste five days of effort. Expand
  7. Aug 14, 2015
    0
    Game was fun until the update. Right after the update my vault went on the fritz. I got into my vault one time and watched all of my resourcesGame was fun until the update. Right after the update my vault went on the fritz. I got into my vault one time and watched all of my resources drain right after the update. My Vault Residents health status dropped across the board and my production rooms ceased their intended purposes...production! Enter DEATHCLAWS! This all happened within 20 minutes. Three deathclaws attacked my vault. I had 177 residents at the time of the attack. I have 75 residents left. You read that right. The deathclaws took out 102 residents. I liked the game as a 10-15 minute time-suck. Also I purchased one of the lunchbox packages (one of the cheaper ones) against my better judgement. The items you get can be taken from you throughout the game. Example, you get a card for 500 caps, raiders come and take caps (after update). You pay Bethesda (?) for stuff. They give stuff. They take stuff back after giving stuff. Expand

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