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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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  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 122
  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. Aug 28, 2013
    10
    Greatest RPG of all time. Best writing of all time. Best voice-acting of all time. Also ,my review must apparently be at least 150 charactersGreatest RPG of all time. Best writing of all time. Best voice-acting of all time. Also ,my review must apparently be at least 150 characters long for some reason. Expand
  3. Jun 3, 2019
    10
    Война никогда не меняется. Эталон своего игрового жанра.
  4. Jan 12, 2012
    10
    I remember booting up the old pentium 200mhz rig and playing this for days on end as a kid. This game brought the RPG genre out of theI remember booting up the old pentium 200mhz rig and playing this for days on end as a kid. This game brought the RPG genre out of the dungeons and into the wastes. There was nothing like it back then. Dunno if kids these days would appreciate it just because the graphics are very dated. But if you can see past that a very enjoyable game awaits! 10/10. Expand
  5. Jun 24, 2018
    9
    I started with 3 and I loved fallout until some old folks slammed me on my positive critics on fallout 3. That's where I go back to 1 and youI started with 3 and I loved fallout until some old folks slammed me on my positive critics on fallout 3. That's where I go back to 1 and you guess what, I loved both. To say the least, fallout 1 is one of the exemplar of RPG. The game is short, you can beat it in 20 hours if you just go right straight to what the game tells you, but I just went on and on until I hit the 100 mark. The game balance is reasonable and there are many ways to solve quests. To this end it has done a much better job even than some of the latest great title. Consider the graphics presentation could be offered by the hardware back in that age, this level of creativity could have created a much better market nowadays. Do check out the fallout bible created by fans.

    One last thing, I knew of lots of old folks think that the 3rd installment killed the series, but oddly this is one of the few series that I think it successfully crossed the gap of the technology advancement and go on.
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  6. Mar 18, 2011
    9
    My one real problem with Fallout is that I don't think the game has aged as well as other games like it. At the time of it's release by farMy one real problem with Fallout is that I don't think the game has aged as well as other games like it. At the time of it's release by far the best game of the year. But the graphics aged badly and frankly the interface is cumbersome. However, I think the introduction video/cutscene remains the best ever created to this day in terms of creating an ambiance and setting the mood of the game. The story is great too. Voice acting, ditto.

    If you can get around the control issue and the graphics, this is an awesome game.
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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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