Fallout Series Review
By Chris Anderson
I was first introduced to Fallout when my friend got Fallout 4 in 2016. He showed me the game and we would take turns playing it. Then when Fallout 76 came out in 2018 I got the game. My friend, my dad and I played together for hours. That's how I first got started. Fallout is made by Bethesda Softworks, a video game company headquartered in Rockville, Maryland. They are also well known for games such as Elder Scrolls, Wolfenstein, DOOM, The Evil Within, Quake and many other titles. They make video games for XBOX, Playstation, Steam, and Nintendo Switch.
Fallout is a post-apocalyptic game where you start (in most cases) by coming out of a vault because China nuked the United States of America in 2077. You explore the wasteland where you used to live and fight off ghouls, raiders, people and lots of other things.
The original Fallout game came out in 1997 and takes place in Southern California. In this game you are referred to as “Vault Dweller” and you have been tasked with finding a replacement water chip for your home, Vault 13.
Fallout 2 came out in 1998 and in it, you play as the grandson of the protagonist from the first game and you are tasked with keeping peace in your small tribe.
Fallout 3 came out in 2008 and it takes place in Washington D.C. where you are starting as a teenager who leaves the vault to look for their father who left in hopes of creating a water purifier.
Fallout New Vegas came out in 2010. In this game you were delivering a package to the New Vegas strip but a strange man stops and shoots you. You survive and hunt down the person who shot you and get your revenge.
Fallout 4 came out in 2015 and it takes place in Boston where you get frozen for just over 200 years. In the middle of your freezing, a man comes and kidnaps your son. You are then on the hunt for your son and to get your revenge.
Fallout 76 came out in 2018. It takes place in West Virginia where you must rebuild America and find the Overseer to your vault. This was the first online fallout game made and it was really buggy when it first came out. It also didn’t have dialogue which made the game very confusing. Since then, they’ve fixed up the game with software patches and added people that don’t want to kill you and instead want to help you which has made the gameplay much better.
Out of all of these games my favorite is Fallout 4 because it has an open world, multiple people you can help or fight, and finally it has really good graphics and really fun mods. A mod is a custom add-on or modification to the game. One of my favorite mods is the lightsaber mod which makes your damage go up.