After being sent by the overseer of his vault to search for a new water purifying chip, the player discovers the horrors of post apocalyptic America, and the threat of the Master's Army.




Cast overview, first billed only:
Harold (voice)
Loxley (voice)
Rhombus (voice)
Set / Gizmo / The Master (voice)
Decker (voice)
Harry (voice)
The Lieutenant (voice)
Jain (voice)
Overseer (voice) (as Ken Mars)
Cabbot (voice)
Narrator / Butch Harris (voice)
Vree (voice)
Nicole (voice) (as Pamela Segall)
Aradesh (voice) (as Tony Shalub)


Set 80 years after a massive nuclear war, the player/character sets out from "The Vault" - a large, underground shelter, where survivors have lived since the war - to obtain parts of a water purification system. Wandering the ruins, the character stumbles across an even greater threat... Written by <>

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15 November 1997 (USA)  »

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Fallout  »

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One of the random encounters when walking across the desert is a blue police box, standing in the middle of nowhere. It disappears when you approach it. This is a reference to Doctor Who (1963). See more »


Leon: Each one of these marks is for a past attempt on Hightower's life. I bagged each and ever one of them. Tell me... do you know what this fool Decker hired looks like?
Vault Dweller: No
Leon: Thank you for the advance warning, but Mr. Hightower dosen't like strangers hangin' around. I'm going to have to ask you to leave.
Vault Dweller: That's it? No reward? What the hell is wrong with you people?
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still a hit after all these years
16 August 2004 | by (nuevo laredo tamaulipas, mexico) – See all my reviews

this is one those games that you can finish 10 times and still play again and again and always find something new. you can be a good guy you can be a bad guy . the story even changes according to your character's gender or attractiveness. it is set in a "retrofuture" post apocalyptic world with lots of references to 50's cold war mentality. one of the bes things is the haunting sound track which you will remember even in your sleep. this game is a perfect example of a game that does not have to be a 3d effects extravaganza to be a classic. too bad a sequel other than fallout 2 which is also excellent has not been made. if you enjoy intelligent rpg's this is one for you.

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