Fallout series sees big changes, decades of fan support

Fallout is a name that carries quite a lot of weight in the gaming community With eight titles to its name, saying fans enjoy these games would be an understatement. The Fallout games are set in a post-nuclear wasteland, each one in a different part of the world. Each fan has his or her own favorite game, but this will be an exploration into each of the main games and how it differs from the prior.








Fallout: A Post Nuclear Role Playing Game (1997)

The original fallout is a bit of an oddity because it’s the first, the original, the beginning. We also have nothing to compare it to. In terms of gameplay, it caught people’s attention because of the “Go anywhere. Shoot anything,” idea in it’s design, and this aspect has remained for years to come in the Fallout games.

  1. Fallout 2 (1998)


In terms of changes, there really isn’t much to talk about with Fallout 2. It was a lot more of the same in Fallout 1. Not to say it wasn’t a financial success. Fans loved Fallout 2, but this was the last we would see of the birds eye view perspective Fallout games for a while.


Fallout 3 (2008)

Fallout 1&2 had both been developed by game studio Interplay, and Fallout 3 was in the works when Interplay went bankrupt in 2005, so they sold the rights to Fallout to the game studio Bethesda, and they took over development of Fallout 3, starting from the ground up. 

Fallout 3 changed … a lot. To start, we have a first or third person perspective instead of a bird’s eye view like the previous Fallout games, and we also have a new team of developers working on the story, so fans say the games feel different too, although previous developers for the Fallout games have praised the way Bethesda took the Fallout series such as Chris Avellone the main writer of Fallout 2. The game also introduced us to the now beloved V.A.T.S. System as an homage to the original turn based combat system of the original games 


Fallout New Vegas (2010)

Truth is, the game was rigged from the start. Fans love New Vegas. It is the highest rated Fallout game of all time, and many people will tell you it’s their favorite Fallout game. Many say it’s the ability for every playthrough to feel like a new game that makes this game so memorable, but all we know for sure is that Fallout New Vegas was a game changer


Fallout 4 (2015)

With the release of Fallout 4 in 2015, we got all new amazing graphics and an incredible storyline, although for new features we got settlement building features. Players are able to build up their own settlements and attract settlers to make their very own Megaton or Novac.




Fallout 76 (2018)

The Fallout community was really excited for Fallout 76 in the beginning. An entire massive wasteland where the only human you’ll meet is another real player sounded amazing, but on release day, fans were not so excited. This game did not do as well as all the other Fallout games and made lots of fans upset. In response, Bethesda put out lots of updates and DLC’s in the following months, making the game often feel rushed. 

We do, however, have a breakthrough in the gameplay side of things. The game starts to become more survival-like with new diseases, mutations and managing your weapons and armor. We also get a C.A.M.P. system that allows you to build a base camp anywhere in the world. 


The Fallout series has been memorable over the years and will continue to be for years to come.



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