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Fallout (Windows)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.2
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

You are very S.P.E.C.I.A.L. אולג 小奥 (170204) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars
Vault-Tec Approved Zovni (9355) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars
Apocalyptic Steelysama (106) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars
A definite classic. Tomer Gabel (4388) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars
Roam the wastes, save the world... what's left of it, at least prymusferal (25) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars
Are there any words left? Vaelor (377) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
A CRPG as enjoyable as it is buggy (and it's really, really buggy...) Late (97) unrated
What, no Goblins, Orcs or Ogres? Jumpy Jumpy (3) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
A sublime product: it is one of the best. nathan (5) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
"When The World Is Gone, We Have To Hold On" MasterMegid (897) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 4.3
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.1
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.4
Overall MobyScore (387 votes) 4.2


The Press Says

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100
Abandonia Times
In conclusion, while both games have hits and misses, FO1 was the first in the series and remains the original and the best. FO3 received a ton of both criticism and praise but in my opinion it’s great (although there’s room for improvements).
100
Just Adventure
I would agree wholeheartedly with my friends to who turned me on to this game. If you are an adventure player who's been interested in trying an RPG, this is the game to try. Personally, I can't wait to play Fallout 2!
100
Quandary
Fallout was the first role-playing game I ever played, and in retrospect, it spoiled me forever! Before Fallout, I had only played adventure games, imagining that RPGs wouldn't be my cup of tea due to the usually large amount of combat and lack of challenging puzzles. But I was ever so wrong. Fallout is every bit as good as an adventure game, with intriguing quests and a clever dialogue system taking the place of traditional adventure puzzles. And it also features a high degree of replayability. While writing this review, I am playing it for the 10th time!
100
Just Games Retro
It's not really enough to call Fallout a refreshing change in both style and content. It's not enough to point out that it rightfully won Game of the Year from places that give that kind of award out. Lets just go with highly recommending it, and send you out to find it. Go on. Pip pip.
95
GameBoomers
The bugs and small problem of npc's apart, this is a must-have for all Roleplayers, no matter if you like action, adventure or just a good story. Also, the number of ways you can actually play the game, the fact that it is quite big, with different ways of completing quests, and the refreshing kind of character shaping it promises for quite a bit of replayability value. And most important of all, there are no elves, orcs, or goblins.
95
Mega Score
O melhor jogo de RPG dos últimos tempos fez-nos esperar meses até se cumprir. Mas quem desesperou tem agora razões para sorrir. Abertamente...
93
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Het einde komt dan ook vlugger dan verwacht waarbij ik een gevoel kreeg van "O, is dat alles?" Maar niet getreurd, op dat moment ben je reeds dagen bezig. Bovendien heeft men het einde zo opgevat dat er opening is voor datadisks met bijkomende missies.
92
Game.EXE
Fallout - это целая смесь жанров. Играя, вы с удивлением обнаруживаете сходство с самыми неожиданными программными продуктами прошлых лет. Fallout дает вам свободу предпринимательства из Pirates!, великолепные сражения, одновременно похожие на яростные real-timе-перестрелки из Crusader: No Remorse и осторожные тактические гамбиты X-COM. Система моделирования персонажа Fallout может, в свою очередь, поспорить с соответствующим механизмом любой классической RPG.
92
MikroBitti
Interplayn uutuus ei luo kovin valoisaa tulevaisuudenkuvaa: ydinsota tuli ja meni ja suurin osa maapallosta on autioitunutta, mutantoituneiden kasvien koristamaa aavikkoa. Harvat ehtivät pelastautua maanalaisiin turvabunkkereihin. Holvi 13:ssa on kaikki hyvin, kunnes vedenpuhdistuksesta huolehtiva tietokonesiru kieltäytyy yhteistyöstä. Jonkun on noudettava uusi siru, ja vapaaehtoinen...se olet sinä!
92
The DOS Spirit
Fordi om spillet er i fremtiden, er det likevel 1950-60 amerikansk stil over det hele. Spillet er stort og hvordan du tar deg frem og angriper spillets historie vil være opp til deg selv. Spillet har dog, som nevn tidligere, en tidsgrense, noe som jeg forbannet meg over siden jeg kjørte alt mulig av sideoppdrag for å bli kaptein awesome i hånd til hånd kamper i spillet, som gjorde at de i Vault 13 døde av vannmangel. Kjipern!
91
Game Revolution
The story bug is really only a result of Interplay granting us the right to do anything at any time, so it's not really a huge fault. Bugs have plagued Daggerfall and Ultima Online, but they just aren't here to the same degree in Fallout. This game has depth, it's fun, it looks good, it plays well, and its got a great story. So what are you waiting for?
91
Electric Games
No matter how you choose to approach your situation, it will be an enjoyable experience. Multiplayer is not included, the game was developed specifically as a single player experience and the option is not missed here. Exploring the world of Fallout is an enriching experience that will envelop you and draw you in. Bottom Line: Great gameplay and a large world to explore. Very moody and well put together.
91
Pelit
Kolmas maailmansota on ohi. Sodan aikana ei kannattanut pistää päätä ulos, ydinpommejahan siellä satoi. Interplayn Fallout maalaa mustin sävyin ja roolipelin keinoin kuvan maailmasta pommien jälkeen.
90
Legendra
Certes, le jeu possède pas mal de bugs graphiques mais il reste très intéressant au niveau du scénario. Si la première partie vous pousse à vous dépêcher un peu, la suite est tout simplement géniale au niveau liberté et exploration, le scénario a plusieurs fins différentes et certaines scènes peuvent se faire dans le désordre.
90
Gamesmania
Weniger gehypt als "Lands of Enttäuschung 2", dafür besser. An Fallout läßt sich wirklich wochenlang knuspern, ohne daß Langweile aufkommt. Die Grafik ist detailverliebt, die Story spannend, es spielt sich einfach "natürlich". So sollen Rollenspiele sein.
90
Jeuxvideo.com
Des thèmes sombres, une vision pessimiste et sarcastique de l’humanité, capable de s’atomiser et de retomber dans la brutalité d’un âge obscur où seule la survie compte, loin de la société lissée de consommation… Ce ton adulte et sans concession détonnait, et détonne toujours, au milieu des RPG heroïc-fantasy où l’on mange du Chtimi le nain (car il vient des mines du Nord) et de l'elfe évanescent aux oreilles aérodynamiques, à longueur de scénario galvaudé. Bref, une œuvre rare.
90
JeuxVideoPC.com
Brian Fargo et Interplay nous refond le coup du RPG dans un univers post-apocalyptique après Wasteland. Avec Fallout, l’ambition est grande puisqu’il s’agit de redorer le blason du jeu de rôle, un poil tombé en désuétude depuis quelques années (nous sommes en 1997). Force est de constater qu’ils connaissent leur sujet et qu’ils maîtrisent leur art tant Fallout procure de plaisir au joueur passionné qui s’y adonne de longues heures durant.
90
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
Don't mistake these glitches for big problems, however. Fallout is easily the best role-playing game released in the past year, and maybe longer. It's a game that clearly was a labor of love for the design team, with humor, style, and brains to spare, and with a wonderfully refreshing emphasis on character development and decision-making. For role-players it's a must have, but anyone with even passing interest in the genre should check it out as well. Fallout is -- what do the kids say now? -- da bomb.
90
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
With a single blinding flash and a billowing mushroom cloud, modern civilization as we know it ceases to be.

Cities are incinerated, transformed from once-powerful metropolitan centers of commerce to desiccated husks. Millions of people perish instantly, utterly destroyed by the fires of nuclear war. The earth's once-rich ecosystem is now an endless sun-blasted badland, and human life has been scattered. The few surviving settlements are brutal and desperate. Life will never be the same.
88
RPGFan
Fallout is nothing less than a modern-day classic. If you consider yourself a fan of PC-style RPGs, then you MUST play this, if only for the history lesson it provides. The most important thing, though, is that it still holds up as well as any new game, and it's five years old. If that's not an accomplishment, I don't know what is.
87
GameSpot
Fallout is one of the best role-playing games to be released in several years and it succeeds in entertaining gamers by providing a fresh and compelling storyline, good graphics and sound, and attention to those little details that can transform a good game into a great one.
85
GameStar (Germany)
Joi, was habe ich in Fallout für einen Spaß gehabt! Nachdem ich mich an die etwas fummelige Steuerung gewöhnt hatte, stellte sich schnell höchster Spielspaß ein. Ich vergesse nie den Schreckmoment, als der rechte Arm meines von einem Skorpion vergifteten Helden verkrüppelt wurde, und ich verzweifelt einen Arzt suchte. Mit kaum noch Lebensenergie wurde ich erst in allerletzter Sekunde gerettet! Die düstere Atmosphäre kommt im Spiel noch besser rüber, als es die stilecht graubraunen Screenshots vielleicht andeuten. Das liegt vor allem an den vielen Details (getragene Waffen und Rüstungen aller Figuren sind jederzeit zu sehen). Rollenspieler werden das komplexe Endzeit- Abenteuer lieben.
85
PC Player (Germany)
Für alle Freunde gepflegter Rollenspiel-Abenteuer ist Fallout ein absolutes Muß. Bis auf einige Kleinigkeiten wie die teilweise unlogischen Gespräche finde ich das Spiel rundherum gelungen. Besonders beeindruckt hat mich die Intelligenz der Gegner bei Kämpfen und das herrlich schräge Intro im 50er-Jahre-Stil.
84
Power Play
Viel zu meckern habe ich eigentlich nicht. Fallout ist ein klasse und ein klassisches Rollenspiel, das allen Ansprüchen voll gerecht wird.
83
PC Action
Hervorragend, was Interplay hier geleistet hat. Fallout ist das erste Rollenspiel, das auch wirklich in jedem Punkt diesen Titel verdient. Geistreiche Konversationen, durchdachte Charakterentwicklung, nahezu uneingeschränkte Entscheidungsfreiheit und zahlreiche Wege, um ein Problem zu lösen, machen das Spiel zum absoluten Highlight im Genre. Gerade die liebevollen Details können immer wieder begeistern. Wenn nur die zahlreichen Bugs und inhaltlichen Fehler nicht wären (siehe Bugreport), wäre Fallout eine 90%-Wertung mit PC ACTION Gold sicher gewesen. Trotz Bugs ist Fallout mehr als ein Spiel, es ist ein Erlebnis, frei nach Interplays Motto: By Mutants, for Mutants!
80
PC Games (Germany)
Auf Fallout blicke ich mit einem lachenden und einem weinenden Auge. Nur selten findet man ein PRG, dessen Spielatmosphäre sich nach anfänglichen Verwirrungen quasi explosionsartig entfaltet. Zwei Leute, die unabhängig voneinander Fallout spielen, werden nach 15 Stunden erstaunt feststellen, wie unterschiedlich sich die Handlung von Fall zu Fall entwickelt – Sätze wie "Wirklich? Das kam bei mir aber nicht vor!" standen bei uns auf der Tagesordnung. Ein spielspaßmäßiger Volltreffer ist ebenso das rundenbasierende Kampfsystem. Leider trüben einige Ungereimtheiten das Gesamtbild: Je weiter man in das Fallout-Universum vordringt, umso häufiger wird Unmögliches vom Spieler verlangt. Da soll man dann Gegenstände an NPCs aushändigen, die einige Szenen zuvor getötet wurden.
77
PC Jeux
Une approche réfléchie, fouillée, complexe et pointue du jeu de rôle, mais tombée un peu en désuétude.
77
Gamezilla
Fallout is a decent game, and will certainly appeal to adventure-minded gamers who dislike the trend toward entirely puzzle-based games or who want a break from the fast-paced shoot-'em-ups wrapped around one quest or another. Be warned, though, that if you have been immersed in the likes of Diablo or Tomb Raider, Fallout will seem slow and clunky compared to the more modern adventure titles. I think it falls closest to the old text adventure games, but with more modern updates in terms of graphics, animations, etc. In the end, you still want to grab a notepad so that as you explore the caves or towns you can jot down E-E-N-N-E-S-S-S-W-W or other such instructions to mark your way back to the guy you need to barter with for a rope, so you can go back to the cave and get the lantern so you can ... well, you get the idea. All in all, Fallout's not bad, it's just fair.
70
HonestGamers
It’s infuriating. And it’s infuriating because the soul of Fallout, and the sparks of brilliance that introduced the series, are clear for all to see. This is a smart, atmospheric and often forward-thinking RPG, with some great open-ended quests, an imaginative universe, and spectacularly good writing. But it still feels old. That’s fine: it is old. Just please, I beg of you, accept this as fact, and let it grow old gracefully. It was once an absolutely immaculate RPG, but games... games change all the time.
60
PC Player (Denmark)
Stemningen er i orden, selvom animationerne og lydeffekterne tydeligvis ikke er så mangfoldige og detaljerede, som de burde være. Dette, og det faktum, at man til tider føler, at spillet er noget ensformigt, er selvfølgelig hovedgrundene til, at karakteren ikke når op i astronomiske højder.