Fallout: A Post-Nuclear Role-Playing Game (1997)

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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.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Harold (voice) (as Charlie Adler)
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 <andrew_b@earthlink.net>

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15 November 1997 (USA)  »

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One of the random encounters is a "Crashed spaceship" that has a label reading "Property of Area 51. Return if found" on it. By the spacecraft there are two alien bodies of which one has Elvis Presley's photo in it's inventory. See more »


Nightkin: Leave me or die!
Vault Dweller: I just wanted to compliment you on the great looking hump on your back. Your breath could use some work, though...
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Followed by Fallout 3 (2008) See more »


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A much under-rated game in its time
20 September 1999 | by (Edmonton,AB) – See all my reviews

As most know, Fallout is a post-nuclear role playing game which striking similarities to Wasteland (another RPG, but about 10 years older). With its own excellent turn-based strategy combat, as well as a proprietary role playing system (SPECIAL, somewhat similar to other popular systems with interesting tweaks), Fallout proves itself to be at the top of its genre considering its time frame. Of course, the game has issues (most of which are technical), for instance the game length (approximately 40 hours) is extremely small. But regardless, this game is somewhere near the pinnacle of old-fashioned role playing. Why hadn't you heard of it? Because it came out during the late 90's 3D-FPS rage, and this game is 2D.

I am still quite stunned as to the industry's lack of recognition for this most outstanding game. The game's appeal lies in its charm and atmosphere, both of which are gritty and cold throughout the game. Its sad to see that e-mags like LameSpot and PC Lamer cannot recognize this game as one of the top of its genre. Instead, they are sadly putting their bets on FPS-RPG's which have been trendy lately. Hopefully in 10 years people will look back and admit that Fallout was a classic, much like its unofficial predecessor Wasteland.

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