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The Fallout Series. A Game, Or Vision Of Things To Come?

Updated on June 5, 2014
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Timid traveler, coffee addict, bookworm, avid people watcher, part time philosopher, life lover, supporter of all things literary

Welcome To Vault 101!

No One Ever Enters. No One Ever Leaves.
No One Ever Enters. No One Ever Leaves.

Pop Culture Influenced!

  • The most popular brand of television in the wasteland is the radiation King. Homer Simpson had a Radiation King television set as a boy.
  • Nuka-Cola Is a reference to coca-cola! All Bottles, Vending machines, billboards and toys in the wasteland have the vintage 1950s red and white designs.
  • The lone wanderer's date of birth is a biblical reference to Micah 7:13 , "The earth will become a wasteland because of its inhabitants and as a result of their actions"
  • Mister Gutsy spouts altered one liners from movies like, Apocalypse now, die hard, full metal jacket, and dirty harry!
  • The children of atom worshiping a nuclear bomb is a reference to the planet of the apes film where a cult worships an atomic bomb.

War. War Never Changes...

"The end of the world occurred pretty much as we had predicted. Too many humans not enough space or resources to go around. The details are trivial and pointless, the reasons, as always, purely human ones."

We watch in silenced horror as the narrator tells a tale of human greed, hatred, and self destruction, The world is engulfed in nuclear hell fire. Those that survived took shelter in underground vaults. Lucky is the farthest thing from what these survivors were. They had unwillingly become adopters of a new earth. The wastes hold fractured and shattered remains of human history. Ravaged remnants of history tell tales of life before the bombs. The foolish, bold, or curious who dare travel the wastes all meet a familiar end... Though, Their stories whispered to eternal echos, as legend.

Enter The Wasteland

Your Journey Begins, Wanderer.
Your Journey Begins, Wanderer.

From The Ashes Of Nuclear Devastation

The vault door opened, for the first time since the bombs dropped in 2077. The nuclear fallout has long since settled and survivors from all walks of life left the safety of their vaults to start life anew. The sun stings your eyes, the air is dense, so hard to breathe. Overhead lies miles of deserted land, though some still walk the wastes. Some simply want to survive. Others choose to kill and steal. What will your role be, wanderer? how will your choices influence others?

What Lies Ahead?

A New Day

The survivors who share the same goals and interests split off into small factions throughout the wasteland. As you travel the wastes your actions towards groups will influence their perception of you. A beggar might need some caps or water. A caravan may need help fighting off bandits. A persons life may be left in your hands. You must choose.

Prepare For The Future. Fallout 3 Commercial

Mad, Mad World

Life in the wasteland is not all sunshine and sugar bombs! As you travel you will be forced into combat with many kinds of enemies, both human and creature. From the lowly raider to the mighty deathclaw, everything bleeds and dies. completing quests, disarming traps or mines, and killing enemies all grant experience, which you can use to hone your skills.Opening locked doors or accessing sensitive computer data? childs play. Stealing a key or document? elementary! Landing the perfect shot on some unsuspecting raider? Priceless!

Rad-Away. Expensive? Beats Turning Into A Ghoul!

Buy Rad-away Today!
Buy Rad-away Today!

A Very S.P.E.C.I.A.L Game!

5 stars for Fallout 3

Happiness Is A Warm Gun

Combat is unavoidable. You can sneak around undetected, but soon or later you have to defend yourself. There are many, many, weapons that can be found, bought or... uh hmm.. "Borrowed". A majority of the time conventional small arms will do the trick.

  • Pistols, rifles, sub-machine guns and shotguns. Conventional and very efficient,
  • energy weapons like laser pistols and plasma rifles, both of which turn your opponent into vaporized dust or goo! SWEET!
  • If you really like explosions and giblets, try the big guns category, rocket launchers, flame throwers and mini guns send opponents flying into the air in pieces and on fire! NICE!!
  • Explosives are dangerous! so be sure to leave a trail of frag mines as you walk to catch patrols off guard! you may even maim and disfigure large groups of enemies! high five!
  • Melee weapons are great for close quarter combat! yes sir, nothing greater then uppercutting a raider down a staircase!

You Are In Actuality, The Terminator.

Watch Out, He's Got A Comb!
Watch Out, He's Got A Comb!

Roll The Dice!

What Is Your Favorite Fallout?

See results

The Perks Of Leveling Up

Leveling up not only makes you stronger it grants you one of many perks. Some help with rad resistance or carry weight. some grant you special abilities and unique attacks. Others enhance the experience, like bloody mess or wild wasteland! Choose what you level up wisely as many perks have prerequisites. Ninja for example requires you to be level 20 or higher and both the sneak and melee weapons skills must be at 80 or above. Remember, rad roaches and mole rats are a cheap source of xp so farm them! do it now!

Interesting Facts On Fallout 3

So Ends The Story Of The Lone Wanderer

Fallout is more then a game, it is a narrative of the human condition. At its core it tells a story of defeat, perseverance and triumph. It leaves us questioning our morals at times and forsaking them at others. A game of sharp contrast and grit. It has certainly set the standard for action -rpgs with its vats combat system, mature dialogue, and visceral presentation. Very few games have engrossed me. This is a gem that must be experienced to be appreciated. end quote.

"But the tale of humanity will never come to a close, for the struggle of survival is a war without end... and war... war never changes."

Time For A Nuka Break!
Time For A Nuka Break!

Original Black Isle Studios

Bethesda Takes The Helm

Fallout 3
Fallout 3

One of my favorite games ever


Viva New Vegas!

What Are Your Thoughts On The Fallout Series?

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    • HenryQuiles profile imageAUTHOR

      Henry Quiles 

      3 years ago from Reading, PA

      Thank you for the comments! Fallout is a unique gaming experience that cannot be found anywhere else!

    • SolveMyMaze profile image


      4 years ago

      Great hub! As JJG menitioned above, this is one of the best ways to push gamers in the right direction if they're unsure about the FPSRPG genere.

    • Kyricus profile image


      4 years ago from Ohio

      I've enjoyed playing the fallout series, I've played all of them. The only one I never finished was Fallout:New Vegas. Nice writeup and a nice reminder for me to re-install New Vegas and finish it!

    • JohnGreasyGamer profile image

      John Roberts 

      4 years ago from South Yorkshire, England

      Great overview of the Fallout games! As I never played any of them before 3, I can't entirely say if all these things apply to them, but you've hit the nail on the head in terms of what I know about the series. If anyone is still curious about this FPSRPG, I'd point them here! This was most certainly all sunshine and sugar bombs!

      Voted up, useful, funny and interesting!


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