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After the great war, the wasteland is inhabited by a wide variety of mutated species... And one force of order and justice: the Brotherhood of Steel. As a new initiate to the Brotherhood, you will undertake different missions to take on Raiders and such as you attempt to protect the fragile respawning of civilization... and discover the new threat to the west...

Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel is essentially the combat portion of the original Fallout series, with a new campaign, graphical polish, a set of random encounters, and a world map. The emphasis is on squad tactics and tactical combat, though your characters will grow like in any RPG.


Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel Windows War. War never changes...
Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel Windows The nerve on this computer :)
Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel Windows intro
Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel Windows Create your own missions...

Promo Images

Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel Screenshot
Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel Magazine Advertisement
Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel Screenshot
Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "辐射战略版:钢铁兄弟会" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "異塵餘生戰略版:鋼鐵兄弟會" -- Traditional Chinese spelling
  • "Fallout Tactics: Die stählerne Bruderschaft" -- German title
  • "Fallout Tactics: BoS" -- Common informal abbreviation

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User Reviews

Playable on its own merits... Windows Vaelor (381)
Great until the final missions. Windows Terrence Bosky (5458)
All combat and tactics, no strategy, some extremely bad interface design... at times tedious Windows Kasey Chang (4608)
It's buggy and it falls a little short, but it works for me. Windows Zovni (10627)
A good, but far from perfect, continuation of the Fallout universe. Windows Ye Olde Infocomme Shoppe (1695)
A decent tactical game in the Fallout world, but limited in role-playing potential and not to be confused with the original RPGs Windows weregamer (169)
A fairly good continuation of the Fallout Series. Windows Michael Miller (2)
Much Steel, little Brotherhood, even less Tactics. Windows Jacques Guy (55)
A fun combination of RPG and strategy that is marred by a general lack of polish Windows Droog (522)
Its good, but not fallout Windows Chad Henshaw (32)

Critic Reviews

Imperium Gier Windows Oct 10, 2001 9.1 out of 10 91
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Jun, 2001 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Game Informer Magazine Windows May, 2001 8.75 out of 10 88
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Apr 27, 2001 84 out of 100 84 Windows May 04, 2001 80 out of 100 80
Game Informer Magazine Windows May, 2001 8 out of 10 80
PC Action (Germany) Windows Apr 18, 2001 72 out of 100 72
Legendra Windows Oct 31, 2009 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameStar (Germany) Windows May, 2001 66 out of 100 66
Gry OnLine Windows May 17, 2001 6.5 out of 10 65


Topic # Posts Last Post
never played fallout, start with fallout tactics? 7 Solid Flamingo (1503)
Dec 22, 2007



Fallout Tactics did NOT use any of the arts used in previous Fallout games. Interplay was unable to retrieve the archive of previous art on the backup tape. This caused quite a bit of problems for the developer as extra artists had to be hired to redo all the art from scratch.

Corrupt files

Following the tradition of "fatal bugs" that have plagued the Fallout series and which prompt you to get a patch right from the start, Fallout Tactics was initially released with some corrupt files in a batch of "bad" CDs that make it literally impossible to play. The only fix for this is to download a 85MB file from the Interplay's FT:BOS site and replace it following a series of precise instructions. That is in addition to the regular bug patches.


MicroForte was contracted by 14 Degrees East to do Fallout Tactics. They caught Interplay's attention when they demoed a game featuring their isometric game engine. Interplay didn't like the game, but liked the engine well enough they suggested MicroForte to do Fallout Tactics instead.


There are four different endings, depending on your final choices. Destroy, send someone else, or submit? The last depends on how much karma you got.


Fallout Tactics had a special bonus mission CD that was available only by pre-ordering the game from Interplay or certain outlets (Amazon, etc).

German version

In the German version all blood and death animations were removed.

GOG release

In December 2013, Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics were given away for free on the download distribution platform GOG. This was the last month Interplay had the distribution rights for the games before they went to Bethesda. The games were pulled from GOG on January 01, 2014. They were readded to the catalogue with Bethesda as publisher on August 26, 2015.


If you try playing Fallout Tactics with Photoshop running, you'll be told Fallout Tactics cannot run "due to Photoshop's evil presence."


The "stinky meat platter" you find in various places throughout the game is probably a nod to Mahlon Smith's "StinkyMeat Project". As of 2001 it was available at


  • The game has many pop-culture references that mentions everything from Diablo (the game) and Everquest (the game) to the movies The Terminator, Die Hard, The Sixth Sense, The Space Race, Pitch Black (the character Riddick makes an appearance) and plenty of things in between.
  • Morte from Planescape: Torment, does a little cameo in a special encounter. As you can see in the screenshots section.
Information also contributed by Kasey Chang, kbmb, Kyle Levesque, Zovni and Evolyzer

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