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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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  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: 6 out of 114
  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. Nov 6, 2013
    10
    The Fallout series opened my eyes to games, before i was a 6-7 year old child playing on his Game boy and hating allot of good games for noThe Fallout series opened my eyes to games, before i was a 6-7 year old child playing on his Game boy and hating allot of good games for no reason, Until my Father bought a windows 98 computer, I played many great titles on that computer Including the Classic Fallouts'.

    I still love this game today I've played it on-and-off ever since, great game, great story-line, good characters and events over all a massive full blown-out game. 100/100 (if games where rated like that)
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  3. Jul 22, 2016
    10
    Even in 2016 it continues to surprise the possibilities of this ancient game. For me definitely the best Fallout of history. And the end, evenEven in 2016 it continues to surprise the possibilities of this ancient game. For me definitely the best Fallout of history. And the end, even ruthless, well justified. Expand
  4. Feb 8, 2012
    10
    Its amazing isnt it .The start of the amazing fallout games . Keep in mind this isnt for everyone .Its amazing isnt it .The start of the amazing fallout games . Keep in mind this isnt for everyone . SPAMSPAMSPAMSPAMSPASPASMAJSHAUIDdsgdsgsdgsdggsgsgsggsgsgsgsgsgsgsgsgsgsgsgsgsgsgsgs Expand
  5. Nov 14, 2018
    9
    Despite not caring for the gameplay this game excells in every other way. The story is still the best out for the series, there is so manyDespite not caring for the gameplay this game excells in every other way. The story is still the best out for the series, there is so many great characters, writing is top-notch. A true oldie but goldie of CRPGs. Expand
  6. Jul 26, 2012
    9
    Being a huge fan of Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas I thought I would play the first game. It was very different from the other two but isBeing a huge fan of Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas I thought I would play the first game. It was very different from the other two but is still an amazing game even when it was made. If you love Fallout try Fallout 1. Fallout 9.4/10 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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