A behind-the-scenes video of the design of Fallout 1 for the 25th anniversary of the license




Fallout is set in the timeline which deviated from our own some time after World War II, and where technology, politics and culture followed a different course. In the 21st century, a worldwide conflict is brought on by global petroleum shortage. Several nations begin warring with one another for the last of non-renewable resources, namely oil and uranium; known as the Resource Wars, fighting begins in April 2052 and ends in 2077. China invades Alaska in the winter of 2066, causing the United States to go to war with China and using Canadian resources to supply their war efforts, despite Canadian complaints. Eventually the United States violently annexes Canada in February 2076 and reclaims Alaska nearly a year later. After years of conflict, on October 23, 2077, a global nuclear war occurs. It is not known who strikes first, but in less than a few hours most major cities are destroyed. The effects of the war do not fade for the next hundred years and as a consequence, human society has collapsed leaving only survivor settlements barely able to make out a living in the barren wasteland, while a few live through the occurrence in underground fallout shelters known as Vaults. One of these, Vault 13, is the protagonist's home, where the game begins.

In Vault 13, in 2161 in Southern California, 84 years after the nuclear war. The Water Chip, a computer chip responsible for the water recycling and pumping machinery, breaks. The Vault Overseer tasks the protagonist, the Vault Dweller, with finding a replacement. He or she is given a portable device called the "Pip-Boy 2000" that keeps track of map-making, objectives, and bookkeeping. Armed with the Pip-Boy 2000 and meager equipment, including a small sum of bottle caps which are used as currency in the post-apocalyptic world, the main character is sent off on the quest.

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A behind-the-scenes video of the design of Fallout 1 for the 25th anniversary of the license

Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky discuss the unique blend of influences that would go on to inform Fallout’s dark and retro-inspired take on the future and the excitement of creating a new universe for players to explore.

Birthdays are always an opportunity to bring out boxes of memories and other embarrassing photos. For the 25th anniversary of Fallou t, we are entitled to a small retrospective from the developers of the time of what was the work on the first episode on PC. The choice of the retro-future starting from the 50s, with already this corrosive humor vis-à-vis American society. Always a timeless classic and also available on the PC Game Pass.

Is Fallout a good video game?

Yes Fallout is a great video game, we are proud to have given it a rating of 85%. Any good gamer must have played Fallout at least once in his life, we can even fully consider it as one of the best games of the genre! In short, it is a must and you must try it if you have the opportunity!

Can I play Fallout with my friends?

No, as far as we know, there is no multiplayer mode for Fallout, you'll have to lend the controller to each other and take turns playing! We hope that a multiplayer mode will be available thanks to a next update, a remake or even a sequel, who knows!

Is Fallout available on multiple platforms?

Yes, the game Fallout is developed to be compatible with PC (Microsoft Windows), Mac, Linux, DOS and OnLive Game System. It's quite handy to be able to play it on several different consoles, thanks to Black Isle Studios, Black Isle Studios, The Omni Group, Interplay Entertainment and Black Isle Studios development studios!

Is Fallout a recent game?

No, Fallout is not a recent game, it was launched in most regions on Oct 10th 1997, 26 years 9 months 14 days ago.
Fallout has been released on PC (Microsoft Windows), Mac, Linux, DOS and OnLive Game System.

Is there an official website for Fallout?

Yes Fallout has its own official website! You can find it by clicking here.

Is there a forum on the internet to discuss the game Fallout?

Yes there is a website where Fallout fans can meet to discuss and exchange content, tips and advice on the game. It's on the Reddit website and you can find this Subreddit by clicking here.

Is Fallout compatible with VR?

No, Fallout is not currently compatible with virtual reality, but we hope that one day it will be possible to play it with this new technology!

Does the game Fallout have other names around the world?

Yes, the game is also known by these names around the world:
FO1 (Acronym)
Fallout 1 Classic (Alternative title)
Fallout: A Post-Nuclear Role-Playing Game (Full title)
Fallout 1 Classic (Other)
Fallout: A Post-Nuclear Role-Playing Game (Other Alias)

What are similar games to Fallout?

Fallout is a game similar to Fallout 2, Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Deus Ex, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Metro 2033, The Last of Us, Grand Theft Auto V, Fallout 4 and Watch Dogs 2, if you liked Fallout, you will surely love this list of games we just mentioned! You can find our dedicated portals by clicking on the name of the games, and make your own opinion very quickly!