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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: No Online Multiplayer
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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. Negative: 7 out of 140
  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. AndersDude
    Oct 19, 2005
    10
    Best rpg.
  3. Sep 27, 2019
    10
    best fallout game as story and dark tone. it better than fallout 2 bcosue broher hood in this make sense and starting and ending of game muchbest fallout game as story and dark tone. it better than fallout 2 bcosue broher hood in this make sense and starting and ending of game much better than fallout 2. even the music in this game can beyond quality only comparable diablo 1 music score even post apocaliptic movie musics cant match fallout music level. this game year wise can compared alot diablo 1 because smilar look up and dark tone but fallout 1 also have detailed video characters even you can ask someting with random typing this sytem even today not seen any game. of course succesor fallout 2 can compared this game a lot but fallout 2 start with lost and hard training and brotherhood not main theme even removed the game and more like dusty wasteland feeling its felt a lot like big dlc. on the other hand fallout feels dark mature and complate packed a humanity last hope game espacialy in the start and finish tragicly maybe worst feeling ending in a good way. its feels complate journey. al things in the game factions people city desicions not clear in moral wise you can ask what is good what is bad its not clear in the game. you can be bad but effect good in the end or opposite like life only time tell. another things about game humor and also how colorful even in all hope lost content like how vault suit complate blue yellow or vaultboy no panic advertsing like monoply guy. of course fallout 3 and 4 uses some elements much better but still mixture of all and main scenario so strong here. there is no training on fallout 1. map locations not clear in start and start with time limited water chip quest its just fit the theme. you feel like am the hope then you realize vault its not suppose to be then you join militiary guys but again feel like they just like technology maniacs every faction or people in game can change. dialog options feels just natural you can be shoot if you push dialog enough or not allowed for place forever only game to save before talk characters. what missing the game cover location ruined necroplois huge city not like huge no big ruined tall buildings you wil get shiny t51b armor like robocop but not selfie like amazing ruined city red cover. brain fargo new wasteland 2 stiil feels like dusty fallout 2 becasue of that fallout 1 still like title says a post nuclear role playing game with mature level and dark tone. combat sytems weapons armors other series not too much improved like how introduce in fallout 1. steam version also add 1080p full hd support not just only orginal 640 480 versions but legendary movies still not hd of course only the game scaling with hd. Expand
  4. Jan 8, 2013
    10
    I'm still a bigger fan of Fallout 2, but this one is its predecessor so I understand that my favorite game won't be without the first part andI'm still a bigger fan of Fallout 2, but this one is its predecessor so I understand that my favorite game won't be without the first part and so I love it too. The game is poorly balanced, buggy, but it has that unique atmosphere, multiple ways of quest solving, memorable characters and locations, great story, nice roleplay system (though most of the skills are useless). So all of this made this game CULT back in 1997. And now in 2013 you can still play it and enjoy it, it's truly a classic game and a musthave for any CRPG fan.
    P.S. Half of the negative reviews contain the comparison to Oblivion. So I make the conclusion that the people who wrote them didn't even knew that they were playing Fallout 3, not the original. And it's kinda sad.
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  5. Jul 16, 2017
    9
    amazing game with great characters. Better than fallout 3 and 4. large map with unforgettable quests.
    this game is not better than fallout 2
    amazing game with great characters. Better than fallout 3 and 4. large map with unforgettable quests.
    this game is not better than fallout 2 but you should play it before playing fallout 2.
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  6. Wildsnail
    Feb 13, 2008
    9
    Been on a retro trip lately and Fallout is well worthy of playing. A lot of fun with some nicely dark humour and plenty of player freedom. I Been on a retro trip lately and Fallout is well worthy of playing. A lot of fun with some nicely dark humour and plenty of player freedom. I found the graphics acceptable but did find it a little buggy as I had a repeated crash on the same part quite near the end and some of the fights can be horrendously unfair as you can sometimes be killed unexpectedly by single critical hits. However, as long as you save regularly, this isn't much of a problem and doesn't spoil a classic RPG/adventure. It really gives me high hopes for Fallout 3 as I hope Bethesda will make a post-apocalyptic Oblivion. Expand
  7. Aug 6, 2020
    0
    A decent RPG where you can indeed actually advance your character and choose one of many paths through the story.(no)

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