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Way Too Many Games (Jul 07, 2018)
Fallout Shelter is an excellent companion title for whichever platform you decide to play it on and it fits beautifully with the Switch’s portability. It’s full of cute humor, it provides players with a nice gameplay loop, and most importantly, it allows you to freely play it and progress without the need of wasting extra money on time-saving microtransactions. Fallout Shelter is free-to-play done right, purely and simply.
Pocket Gamer UK (Jun 11, 2018)
Fallout Shelter on Switch is the same great game it's always been, but it's unclear why you'd jump from mobile to this version
To a fault, Fallout Shelter is the same game that you can play on any other platforms. The gameplay loop is simple yet engaging, though the lack of variety in the mid and end game remains disappointing. For newcomers, Fallout Shelter is an okay game that can casually occupy your time. But if you’re a veteran, I can’t see any reason why you should play this version.
Nintendo Life (Jun 18, 2018)
The timer-based gameplay is made to be dipped into a few times a day, and while this works on Switch, it was evidently designed with other devices in mind. Yes, touch functionality exists, but the experience on Switch doesn’t compare with dedicated phones or tablets, and if being able to play on the bus isn’t a concern, the PC version would be better still. Fallout Shelter is handsomely presented with a nice resource management loop that’s worthy of investigation, but it’s tough to recommend this version if you've got access to other platforms.
Switch Player (Sep 19, 2018)
Fallout Shelter isn’t the introduction to the series Nintendo fans deserve. It’s a rather mediocre freemium game, and Bethesda would likely have been better served getting a main series game out on Switch first.