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Fallout Brings Windows Gamers Alternative Historical Post-Nuclear War – Today in Retro Gaming – September 30th, 1997

War is something that is eternal in gaming.  Pretty much every electronic thing that has been released that plays games has had a war game of some sort.  Sure, that war game may have been with colorful graphics and bouncy sound effects but there was a war going on.  Fallout by Interplay, for Windows computers, certainly does not have any colorful graphics or fun sound effects.  Nope.  Here the world has been destroyed by global nuclear war and you are stuck trying to survive the aftermath.  As you step out of the shelter of the vault it nags at you – will you survive or are you a footnote in someone else’s bright future?

While many feel that Fallout is the “spiritual successor” to the previously released, similar in story, Wasteland, Fallout stands on its own quite well.  Set up like a turn based strategy game, Fallout will give you a run for your money if you are not paying attention.  Sometimes discretion is the better part of valor and other times, the largest gun is not always the victor.

Fallout is set in an alternate history that split from ours after the second World War and about the time we started exploring leaving Earth with the Apollo missions into space.  In less than a couple of hours the major cities of the world are destroyed and life as anyone knew it prior was gone.  Obliterated.  The world, and life in general, will never be the same again.  This is where you come in- good luck.

Fallout has spawned more than a couple of sequels.  Fallout Tactics took the turn based strategy elements of Fallout and Fallout 2 and amplifies it tenfold.  Then came Fallout 3, Fallout New Vegas and Fallout 4 all of which were first person shooters that differed from the first games by offering also offering real time battles.  Newer Fallout titles have seen release on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.

Grab the missing Fallout games you need from Ebay and save a buck or two over used game store prices (if they have them in stock).

Carl Williams

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