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Fallout [Download]

Platform : Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows 95
Rated: Mature
57 customer reviews
Metascore: 89 / 100

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You've just unearthed the classic post-apocalyptic role-playing game that revitalized the entire CRPG genre. The Fallout® SPECIAL system allows drastically different types of characters, meaningful decisions and development that puts you in complete control. Explore the devastated ruins of a golden age civilization. Talk, sneak or fight your way past mutants, gangers and robotic adversaries. Make the right decisions or you could end up as another fallen hero in the wastelands...

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  • ASIN: B004EYT1BC
  • Release Date: September 30, 1997
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Zachary Zelmar on September 7, 2005
Platform for Display: PC
Fallout 1 and Fallout 2 are available in a cheap bundle pack, but the bundle apparently does not include the amazing game manuals.

The Fallout games rank among the top few computer RPGs ever created. When the genre was in a slump, Fallout breathed fresh life into it. Fallout's originality, gritty post-apocalyptic environment, brilliant plot, and open-ended non-linear gameplay left an indelible mark upon the face of role playing.

Fallout has an isometric three-quarters view and features turn-based combat.

When nuclear fired rained from the heavens, incinerating most of humanity, a lucky few reached the safety of underground bunkers. You were born and raised in the womblike Vault 13, and its sterile walls encase the only world you have ever known. Fifty years after the war, the vault's water chip malfunctions, and you are sent outside to find a replacement. The door locks shut behind you, and as you exit the cave you are blinded by your first sight of the sun. You are alone in the blasted wasteland of California, a world teeming with danger: mutant beasts feed off of unwary travelers; the few decent farmers who plow the barren soil are murdered by barbaric raiders; criminals overpower lawmen; and a greater threat lurks over the horizon. You, the Vault Dweller, must adapt quickly if you wish to survive.

In a CRPG market dominated by fantasy archetypes of elves and wizards, the Fallout setting is radically distinct. It revitalizes tired fantasy conventions: the fallen, legendary kingdom is America; dark undead-infested dungeons are replaced by crumbling mutant-infested sewer systems; there is an unconventional stronghold of armored Paladins and Knights; and ancient buried scrolls are supplanted by scientific holo-disks.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 2, 2000
Platform for Display: PC
I'd seen Fallout on the shelves ages ago, but at that time I was still pretty entrenched in the sword-wielding, dragon-slaying, quasi-Medieval fantasies that abound in this genre and the post-apocalyptic concept didn't intrigue me. I only play RPGs and refuse to pay megabucks for brand new titles, so years later my search for something to fill the gap left by solving Baldur's Gate/TSC finally led me the bargain table at my local games store, where in desperation I picked up the nicely priced Fallout 2, boxed as a "Gamer's Collection". Knowing that sequels also usually stand alone, and fascinated by the blurb on the box, I handed over my bucks. On navigating through the double layer of shrink wrap, I found "Gamer's Collection" meant I had also purchased the original Fallout. So now Fallout 2 is waiting patiently for my character to find the water chip; I'm addicted.
When World War III broke out 80 years previously, your family sought refuge in the the nuclear fallout shelter known as Vault 13. Eventually the chip used to produce fresh water fails, leaving only 150 days' supply. Your character draws the short straw and, with extremely limited resources and experience, is sent out into the radiation-soaked, mutant infested world to find a replacement.
Although Fallout is far from perfect, most flaws are compensated for by the great gameplay. However, the game looses a star from me in that you have very little control over NPCs in your party. Why give us party members if we can't control them? Ian and Tycho are great for carrying things (they seem to have endless capacities - great for trading), and in the early part, Ian saves your butt since he's more skilled than your character, but in battle they seem to do nothing but get in your way.
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24 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Mark Erikson on February 6, 2000
Platform for Display: PC
For me, the two true greatest RPGs of all time will always be Ultima VII (it came in two parts). The problem was that we didn't really seeany RPGs after this until Fallout. There were many failed ones that not many people played, they were all busy playing Wolfenstein and Commander Keen (both great games).
Fallout, I think, captured the public eye again because it was simple. The character creation is simple, but it is actually quite complex in the way it affects the game. The story was somewhat complex, though not overly, and the game itself was fun to play, from the dialogue to the fighting.
In 2077 World War III occured, fought over the few resources left to humanity. The world was almost entirely depopulated. A few managed to hide out in underground bunkers known as Vaults.
You play as a person from Vault 13, whose people haven't emerged for eighty years. The chip that purifies the water from the Vault is broken, and you must find a new one or your people will die. So you, an inexperienced person from a technology based peaceful community, are sent out onto the surface of a wasteland were the people from other Vaults that opened earlier than your own struggle to surface among mutants and radiation.
The game has a killer intro, and is a clever mixture of '40s polish over the futuristic harshness. Probably the best part of the game is the character progression, which is well managed and even fun.
The things that drag the game down are few, but significant. Firstly, the game is far too short. It can easily be played in a non-linear fashion, but there are just too few locations and quests to warrant this. Second, the fighting is well managed, except for 'sequencing'.
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