The Fallout series was a milestone for role-playing games, both in its initial isometric form and the reimagined first person experience given to us in Fallout 3.
With its style of retro-50’s futurism, its engrossing characters and its instantly recognisable world space, Fallout is a post-apocalyptic franchise that stands out from the mould. With the capacity to be both hopelessly dark and utterly ridiculous, we never seem to get enough cola-sipping, Deathclaw-fighting, nuke-throwing fun from these games.
The scope of the series has grown, from its origins in California to the breadth of the continental United States, encompassing the deserts of the Mojave to the ruins of the Capital Wasteland; the shattered remnants of the Commonwealth to the rugged wilderness of West Virginia. But it doesn’t stop there, with DLCs taking us further afield to Pittsburgh, the coast of Maine, at one point even space.
But the Fallout world is so much more than that, and with references to China, Canada, Mexico and the European Commonwealth, the lore of the Fallout world has been subtly fleshed out over the years.
Judging by the wealth of imagination that goes into these games, the chance to see more of its war torn world would no doubt be as exciting and unique as what we’ve had so far.