Ultimate Fallout Shelter Walkthrough
They sure don't mind having a super mutant-turned-cyborg leading their armies. Fallout 1 featured a detailed description of cell division, and how a mutagenic artificial virus interfered at the anaphase stage. Furthermore the Doctor skill heals more, can heal crippled limbs, and is needed for quests and Perks; the only Perk needing skill in First Aid is Medic, which just boosts the stat further. But there are a few. In Fallout 1 , your character could discover through simple investigation that the meat used by Iguana Bob, the local fast food vendor, was actually chopped up human cadavers. Days of Future Past:
Super stimpaks cause damage after healing and can be used as a potential assassination tool. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. The NCR is one of the more advanced and stable civilizations out there; some of the bigger and richer cities and towns will have functional electricity and running water, and they have the know-how to build and maintain some fairly advanced tech themselves, but overall nothing we would consider cutting-edge on average, the NCR's tech level is somewhere between the Wild West and the U. Similarly, Settlers are notified by Radio Beacons in order to join Minutemen settlements in 4. The Commonwealth Minutemen, an organization that can set up peaceful settlements with downed airplane engines serving as ersatz windmills, utilize any tech they can get their hands on - which manifests in their primary weapons being crank-powered laser muskets.
The original Fallout 3 , cancelled shortly before Interplay's bankruptcy and the closing of Black Isle. Though never released, it is still considered partially canon and several story elements were reused in Fallout 3 and New Vegas.
It was to take place in and around Arizona. A planned sequel to Fallout Tactics, which entered pre-production shortly before the release of the first game and was canceled a few months later. According to Micro Forte, this was due to the first game's initial sales not meeting Interplay's expectations. It was to take place in Florida. Brotherhood of Steel 2: A planned sequel to Brotherhood of Steel.
Was cancelled due to Interplay's financial troubles. It was to take place in Texas, like the previous entry. It was to take place in multiple locales as part of an odyssey from Southwestern Canada to Alaska, Russia, and eventually China. Development continued until January 9, , when they finally gave up after a drawn-out lawsuit.
It was to take place in and around Seattle. A hypothetical game set during the eponymous Resource wars of in the collapsing European Commonwealth. Focused on team-based multiplayer, the gameplay would be a blend of Motocross Madness pacing, Battlefield: The plot would involve a crew of soldiers from the Royal Armoured Corps, who become stranded in a war-torn anarchistic northern Italy, and have to fight their way to the English Channel in quickly degrading vehicles, while scavenging for replacements, fuel, and weapons as they go.
The Fallout Bible It contains a great deal of background information on aspects of the series, and expounds upon parts of the story not covered in the games. While technically non-canon as of Bethesda's acquisition of the series, aspects of it have been used and referenced in later games.
One Man, and a Crate Full of Puppets While some aspects of it contradict canon for the sake of humor , it is referenced in-game and considered semi-canon. A tie-in Graphic Novel for Fallout: It details the events leading up to the opening of the game, and provides background on one of the game's antagonists. Originally included in the collector's edition of the game, it was released digitally in Sometimes the diplomatic solution in regime-change type quests involves the officeholder stepping down willingly.
Many robots in the series continue to try to carry out tasks assigned to them in the prewar years, completely unaware that over a hundred years have passed since America was devastated by nuclear war and their old masters are long dead.
One notable example is a Mr. Handy in downtown Washington D. Absurdly High Level Cap: In the possession of the aptly named deathclaws , genetically engineered killing machines with claws the size of machetes.
In each game they are one of the toughest commonly occurring enemies, and their claws can even be MacGyvered into one of the more deadly unarmed weapons in Fallout 3. The Pre-War United States as a whole. The whole country became a corrupt, totalitarian police state that put unwilling human subjects through horrific scientific and social experiments. Even two centuries since they all went up in smoke in a nuclear holocaust they helped cause, most of the Wasteland's problems can be tied back to them: Deathclaws, Robobrains, the Vaults, most of the Big Empty, all came from them.
The Think Tank also qualifies: Acceptable Breaks from Reality: Even worse is that, after years, only a few very small communities have managed to rebuild anything, while most of humanity has remained in squalor, despite the fact that everything would have long since been scavenged by then.
Many ruins still contain various rusty metal objects such as chain-link fences, street signs, and car bodies. While it's feasible in the dry deserts that some of the games take place in, several locales take place where it rains frequently or right next to the sea where they'd be exposed to salt spray from the ocean.
After years, iron and steel objects would have long since been reduced to a fine red dust. In most games, bottle caps are the common currency. Any female PC can choose to be an Action Girl.
There's even a Perk with this name for female characters and Action Boy for male. The tentative aesop of the whole series, especially New Vegas , is to let go of the past, both the glories and the hardships, as clinging to them risks harm to the world of the present. Several major antagonists cling to the past or use outdated and old values to guide their way, and often a major reason why they're villains is because they don't realize their attempts to recapture the "glory" of the old world is destroying the present.
Another aesop is the impact one person can make on the world if they have the will to make a difference. In all four of the main series games, your player character becomes a Messianic Archetype , strengthening trade routes, leading struggling towns to prosperity, showing people the value of virtue and honor, and eradicating enemies that try to stamp it all out.
New Vegas in particular has a strong theme of couriers and their deliveries bringing more than just the contents of the package, as it's revealed that your seemingly mundane jobs have been bringing hope and despair alike without you even realizing it.
It was considered the end of the world. But still, humanity survived — mutated, blood thirsty, and completely shattered — and the world moved on. The Great War wasn't the end, simply one more sad chapter. Ghouls, as part of their Cursed with Awesome traits mentioned below, apparently no longer age. Throughout the series, you'll meet several who were alive before the war and you never hear of one dying from non-violent means.
Eastern Super Mutants also seem to be immortal, although they grow physically and devolve mentally as they age. The western Super Mutants as well, except no deterioration. Marcus was dipped when The Master was alive, and he was already an adult human, as were all subjects. Roughly years later during New Vegas he is as fit as ever. Lily was already in her 70s by the time her vault was opened.
Just as soon as she saw the sky for the first time in her life, she was abducted and transformed into a nightkin. Had she been able to retain her state of mind like Marcus, she could have considered it a blessing in some way or another. Varies quite a bit. Artificial intelligences are rare, bulky, immobile machines in Fallout with the exception of the "androids" developed at post-war MIT. Some intelligences are sane and helpful, others are unstable but relatively harmless, and a few are villains.
A Brotherhood of Steel computer in the second game implies that a fully self-aware AI is just as capable of going insane as humans are. This causes problems when for example you have one running in complete isolation for years All Crimes Are Equal: Insofar as the idea of "crime" can exist in a society with no more centralized legal structure. Any sort of wrongdoing will typically be met with the same sort of response — everyone in the settlement attacks you.
Take a step into a place you aren't allowed, steal a bottle of Nuka-Cola, or simply act like a Jerkass to the wrong person, and you can expect violence. Subverted in some settlements with jails and order, in these places you can actually be imprisoned. New Vegas gives a Hand Wave that NCR's troops are miserable due to the state of the Mojave and this is why they're so on-edge and don't care to punish crimes fairly, but it's still silly that a dozen armored troops will open fire on you just for taking a tin can off the floor that was marked as owned.
However, that doesn't mean that technology is useless. The Fallout timeline diverges from the real world some time between the end of World War II and the early sixties. Without the invention of the transistor, the social, political, and technological status quo of The '50s endured well into the late 21st century. The changes are minor at first but continue to cascade as the decades go by.
The space race unrolls differently although the first moon landing is off by only a few days. Federal power snowballs as the military-industrial complex takes over entirely.
The states are rebuilt into 13 'commonwealths. A-bombs are joined by practical laser, gauss, and plasma-projection technology. Through the midst century, struggles over resources erupt into wars, leading to wars between a united Europe and the Arabian states. This is followed by a larger dispute between China and the US over oil; at least one significant battle fought on the Moon at the Sea of Tranquility ; the invasion of Alaska; the US annexing Canada; and, finally, unlimited atomic war.
Eighty years later, Fallout 1 begins. Despite the significant changes, some aspects of American pop-culture seem to have progressed relatively unchanged. Conversations in Fallout 2 mention the existence of "Rocket Man" by Elton John directly by name, and one NPC comments how he remembered seeing the same movie after you directly quote Silence of the Lambs.
The Fat Man launchers that appear in the games were inspired by the Davy Crockett portable nuclear launching device. The majority of the Vault 87 Super Mutants in the third game. Averted with the Super Mutants created in Mariposa, although many are hostile anyway, due to your choices in game.
The Vaults were never meant to save anybody. The Enclave, a cabal of members of the government and some powerful MegaCorps , were considering colonizing an entirely new world once Earth was laid waste, but wanted to know if people could handle generation ships.
So the Vault Experiment was hatched: One was deliberately overcrowded, one's door would never close all the way, one was inhabited by a thousand men and one woman another had the same setup, but flipped the roles , one would pump hallucinogenic gas in the air systems, one was a test to see how an all-powerful Overseer would behave, and so forth, with cameras and uplinks sending all the data to a secret command and control Vault.
The setting of the Fallout universe is that a large percentage of humanity was killed by nuclear fallout, and structures of the old world are either decayed, eroding or destroyed. Anyone who was able to survive has to live in a world where the remaining survivors are converted into homicidal super mutants or turned into ghouls due to the lingering radiation. A large portion of animals have become hostile predators, robots are still following their programs to a murderous degree and multiple factions are further dividing the survivors due to a war to see who should repair civilization.
Vault Tec still has posters and merchandise that promote this trope by telling the occupants to have faith in the government, survivors are trying to be hopeful and upbeat despite the circumstances, and finally people are trying find purpose in this apocalyptic world. Fortunately, civilization has been slowly rebuilding, and by the time of Fallout: New Vegas , the less scorched and anarchic areas of the world have small but functioning cultures.
That's all the Fallout-verse is. Many can be found throughout the series. Ammo and pre-war guns, though not always in the best of condition, are still common enough to be in the hands of most mooks, factions, and merchants. Energy weapons are rarer though the few that still have the means crank out post-war replicas. Despite the years depending on the game since the bombs fell, pre-war supplies can still be found in abundance in ruined buildings, in areas with beings that would have had found them and used them long before the game even started.
Officially , the vaults were nuclear shelters designed to protect the American population from nuclear holocaust. However, with a population of almost million by , the U. The government, and Vault-Tec, never really believed an atomic war would occur; the real reason for the existence of these vaults was to run social experiments on pre-selected segments of the population to see how they react to the stresses of isolation and how successfully they recolonize Earth or another planet after the vault opens.
Seventeen vaults were the control and worked as advertised; the rest had a deliberate experimental flaw. Some of these experiments were understandable from a sociological viewpoint , while others were 'mad science' to begin with. Here is a full list of known vaults and the experiment conducted. Lonesome Road amends the saying to "war never changes, but men can. For 1, x was "the Vault" and in Tactics it's "the Brotherhood". In an alternative intro to 2 that is hidden in the game files , it was 'Arroyo'.
The official Penny Arcade comic has "The Vaults were never meant to save anyone," which fans have adopted as an unofficial tagline of the series. When Chris Avellone , who began his involvement in the series as a designer on Fallout 2 , got promoted to lead designer for Fallout: Van Buren , he used his semi-official Universe Bible as the basis for much of the plot, allowing him to retcon and handwave aspects of previous games that he disliked.
After the game's cancellation, these decisions were rendered mostly non-canon. Companions are ridiculously inept at times. To recount the many ways they are Too Dumb to Live: In the first two games they will liberally use burst weapons and grenades if they have them and are able to use them, the former is very likely to kill you if you're in the way, and the latter, no companion has the Throwing skill needed to use grenades without them blowing up in their own faces most of the time.
Not even the companions who are supposed to be good at it. On the plus side, enemies with burst weapons and explosives will gladly tear their own allies to shreds trying to hit you one can sometimes even get characters with rocket launchers to use them at point blank range! In the first game, your NPC companions will not use any armor you give them, meaning they will go through the whole game with the leather jackets or leather armor they start with. This makes them extremely vulnerable to death late in the game when you take on enemies armed with rocket launchers, plasma rifles, and miniguns.
In the more recent games, companions cannot jump over any obstacle. If you jump up or down a cliffside, they will take the long way around. Better hope there aren't enemies in their way as they do it, too, because they're liable to get themselves delayed - or killed - off-screen in a pointless fight.
In Fallout 3 and New Vegas, "stealth" is not in any companion's vocabulary. They will enter Sneak mode and sneak with you, but the second they spot an enemy they charge in guns blazing. The only way out is to have them wait for you in an out-of-the-way area and go it alone.
Fallout 4 fixes this a bit, as companions will stay stealthed and hold fire until you've been fully spotted, making it possible to stealth kill multiple enemies without your companion going ham on them and exposing your position. It's even possible for companions to draw aggro separately from you, but they will almost always retreat to your side and draw enemy fire, even when using a stealth boy. NPCs universally suffer from Suicidal Overconfidence and will eagerly run into combat with a dozen enemies, even if at a glance the player could tell they wouldn't survive to see their next turn for it.
Due to some glitchy programming with how enemies handle aggro, it's possible to accidentally hit a friendly NPC while trying to shoot an enemy, and as a result your companions will presume you see them as an enemy and attack them, or the hit NPC will turn their attention to fighting you. Fight in towns with allies and enemies scattered between innocent bystanders, a single stray bullet hitting a civilian because they ran between you and the enemy could result in you having to massacre the town in self-defense.
In Fallout 2 , if your stats are high enough, some enemies will flee combat from you. Then when you end combat, they will slowly walk back to where they were at the start of combat, likely triggering combat again. No choice to break the loop but shoot them dead. NPCs have no sense of moderation at all when it comes to combat, and will always use the most powerful weapon you gave them that has ammo.
This is particularly annoying when giving your companions grenades or mines so that you don't have to haul them around yourself and they wind of throwing them at one-hit-point nuisances like radroaches. Don't expect realistic science in this series.
It's inspired by pulp sci-fi after all. Radiation in particular works considerably differently in the Fallout universe than in reality. For starters, while Fallout has radiation sickness, it's also capable of causing genetic mutations that are directly integrated into a creature's biology, leading to creatures like radscorpions, stingwings, and bloatflies.
In reality, radiation simply damages DNA, causing it to replicate improperly and causing the body to function incorrectly. Also, in Fallout, simple hazard suits are shown to significantly or completely block radiation when worn, while in real life, the only way to block radiation is to place enough matter between you and the source to physically block the rays. This also leads to a Posthumous Character in NV who thought that the old hazmat suit he found let him No-Sell radiation dying from radiation poisoning, all the while blaming his symptoms on food poisoning.
The United States in the backstory. Bearing little resemblance to its real-world counterpart, Fallout-universe America is a dystopian, jingoistic, imperialist state that thinks nothing of rounding up political dissidents at gunpoint and sending them to concentration camps to be used as test subjects in perverted medical experiments. Even after the nukes fall, it's really hard to feel sorry for Fallout's America. The setting is a cross of those two retrofuturistic, while also being effectively The '50s in the future.
Attack Its Weak Point: Robots take more damage when hit in the head with a targeted attack—but then again, so does every other enemy in the series. In the classic games, shooting a Deathclaw in the eyes was the best way to kill it, providing you can make the shot. Seen in Fallout 1 with the Lieutenant and the Master. Averted in Fallout 2 with President Richardson, who's a standard unarmed civilian, and in Fallout 3 with Colonel Autumn, who is only slightly tougher than a normal enemy soldier.
Played straight in Fallout 3 with Bonus Boss Commander Jabsco of Talon Company who has a rocket launcher and more health than almost any other character in the game , and Chinese General Jingwei in the Operation: Anchorage DLC expansion who has an insane amount of health which, combined with his body armor, makes him the 2nd toughest enemy in the entire game next to the foot tall Super Mutant Behemoth, possibly to encourage the player to convince him to surrender instead , or maybe just an example of Executive Meddling on the part of General Chase.
Both seen and averted in New Vegas. For the most part, they seem to work pretty well, but A. Is a Crapshoot is still in full effect here. The Think Tank were experimenting with a procedure to remove a subject's brain and replace it with a Tesla coil, yet retain their personality and memories. Unfortunately a technical glitch in their Autodoc caused the procedure to destroy the minds of all the test subjects, until the Courier's unique bullet-scarred brain forces it to reboot back to its original settings, preventing them from becoming a Lobotomite.
Virtually any character build in any of the games that relies heavily on intelligence. The intelligence attribute contributes to skill points granted per level. As a result, high level intelligent characters will almost certainly have mastered a wide variety of skills, including ones related to direct combat. In order to even get access to cybernetic combat implants , one must first have substantial skill as a medical doctor. You can kill pretty much anyone and take their stuff, shopkeeper or not, which includes killing them with a gun they just sold you and taking back your cash.
Be aware that eyewitnesses aside from your ludicrously loyal companions will open fire. Before the Dark Times: Though Fallout 4 deconstructs this, showing that even then, it wasn't entirely terrible.
The "Big Guns" skill determines how well you can use them. Big Brother Is Watching: Thanks to its endless Commie witch-hunt, pre-War America saw this as a good thing. Actual quote from the Museum of Technology Vault tour: Our I-On-U camera allows the Overseer to watch your every move. You'll never be alone again! Fallout ends with the player banished from the Vault forever despite saving most of West Coast humanity.
Depending on the choices you made in Fallout 2 , a lot of places can end up badly despite your best efforts or more likely, because of them.
In Fallout 3 , Lyons' Heroic Sacrifice ending probably falls here, as it's your ally sacrificing herself to activate Project Purity to provide clean, fresh water to the Wasteland. It doesn't solve everything, but it's a start. Of course, you're a cowardly bastard for not doing it yourself.
The Corrupt and Coward Endings are even worse. Finally, one of the third game's optional sidequests is a setup for a Shout-Out to the ending of the first and it hurts just as much.
Pretty much every ending for New Vegas has some negative consequence to it. And Fallout 4 is much the same way as your quest to find and save your son turns out to be fruitless as he is a sixty year old man and a candidate for Big Bad while all the faction endings have some bad consequences. All over the place, beginning with educational films which instruct you on what to do in the case of a nuclear apocalypse with a cheerful cartoon like it was an after-school special on how to cross the street safely.
The main purpose of the Bloody Mess trait, which causes your enemies to die in the most horrific ways from even the lightest of death blows. At its best, your enemy may spontaneously be reduced to bloody chunks from being hit by a teddy bear. Even without Bloody Mess, you still get this effect from rare, good crits. Blown Across the Room: Most guns simply poke holes in enemies until they fall down, but the Gauss Rifle from Operation Anchorage will send enemies flying on a critical hit.
It's a good idea to knock the particularly tough enemies down to render them temporarily out of action. Plus, sending giant scorpions flying around ass over teakettle is hilarious.
In the original two games, certain critical hits with most weapons will blow enemies or you! In general, any time you hear the words "biological experiment," "scientific accident," or "mutation," brace yourself for a sample of body horror. The Master boss of the first Fallout had a nasty scientific accident involving a biological experiment and mutation, so In all games, Small Guns is the combat skill that will get you through with the least fuss.
A hunting rifle acquired fairly early on will serve you well for a very long time. Boss in Mook Clothing: Deathclaws are the Devil. German, and sometimes European in general, versions of the games are edited to remove gore, violence towards children, and other such controversial content. Besides that, the first game provides option to censor all non-PG level swear words and some PG level ones too, apparently just in case. A Boy and His X: The protagonist and Dogmeat fits perfectly here in fact, their concept is based in the Trope Maker Brain in a Jar: Appears repeatedly throughout the series, most notably the "robobrain" enemy.
The Brotherhood of Steel is a breakout faction , having two separate spinoffs based on them. Brotherhood of Steel isn't considered canon by Bethesda, due to a combination of negative fan opinion of the game and some inconsistencies with established canon. Similarly, Fallout Tactics is considered Broad Strokes canon due to design inconsistencies with the rest of the series. A dog is a staple companion character in all the Fallout games.
See the individual game entries for details. One of the premises of the series is about you traveling the whole wasteland with a dog, so this trope is one of the main plots in the whole Fallout saga. Say "hi" to Riddick in Tactics.
In Fallout 3 , you can map out the Wasteland for Reilly after you've saved her squad in exchange for caps. Two smaller ones also appear in Fallout 2. Technically, you just have to get to NCR.
It doesn't matter if you go by way of New Reno and San Francisco. It's all about resources, ideology, and control. Another theme is purity, especially racial purity. With the exception of New Vegas , every main game in the series featured a Big Bad who thought they knew what race was most suited for survival.
For the Master, it was Super Mutants, for the Enclave, it was "pure unmutated humans", and most factions in Fallout 4 have their own ideas. The 'Ripper' weapon is, quite literally, a chainsaw stuck on a one-handed sword hilt. Many heavy weapons are carried this way, particularly the various forms of Minigun.
When you have a character with low intelligence, pay a visit to your Vault or your native village and the locals will all express various levels of horror that your drooling moron of a character is the only thing standing between them and total destruction. See the trope's page for details. Used quite a bit. Intruders in the camp! Wake up you piss ant sons of bitches! I'll swear I'll cut the balls of anyone I don't see fighting! Get up you curs!
If they escape, God help me, I'll burn you motherfucking still to the ground! Damage Threshold and Damage Resistance, with slightly different formulas in each game. Dark Lord on Life Support: New Vegas , who has managed to prolong his life by confining himself to a sophisticated life support chamber. Opening the chamber will ensure his eventual death due to being exposed to outside contaminants. Caesar isn't technically on life support, but has a crippling brain tumor , hence Lanius being Dragon-in-Chief.
Days of Future Past: Post-War societies tend to borrow from ancient cultures as well, though often warped interpretations of them. In the first two games, using miniguns against heavily-armored foes tends to serve as this. Either it bounces off harmlessly, or the wielder scores an armor-bypassing critical and tears their target to bloody chunks.
Furthermore, an Idiot Hero can't really make a lasting impact on the Wasteland in general. Sure, you save your hometown, but everyone else is pretty much screwed. The entire series is a deconstruction of the supposed "moral purity" of The '50s , showing exactly what would happen if the Moral Guardians who say this had their way and the actual 's continued forever.
Defector from Decadence The talking Deathclaws in Fallout 2: The Columbia chapter of the Brotherhood of Steel deviated from their original mission gathering old technology to helping the inhabitants of the wasteland. This change lead to a significant number of BoS members claiming Lyons was a defector.
So the Defectors from the Defector from Decadence became the Brotherhood Outcasts, who are a lot less altruistic, especially if they see you handling any piece of technology more sophisticated than a gun.
The series loves this trope. You can openly be a sadistic bastard who steals, lies, backstabs and murders their way through the wastelands, but by the end of the game your character will be a hero known across the Wastelands for their great deeds.
Played straightest in Fallout and Fallout 2 , where your character will become famed in later games regardless of their actions towards the other settlements. Played with in Fallout 3 where there were evil endings and characters reacted appropriately to you taking them.
Averted in New Vegas where if you join House or NCR with negative karma, people and the endings will acknowledge you as an evil person that just happens to feel like working for the good guys, and if you join the Legion you are vilified along with them. The narrator will even dwell a bit on the contradiction of a character with good karma helping the Legion to achieve their goal.
Going by Pre-War propaganda, the entire nation of China. Most modern-day humans no longer have any idea what 'communism' is, why it was bad, and what difference it really made in the long run. Military robots, however, remain rabid anti-communists: Liberty Prime figures anyone who gets the receiving end of one of his nuclear footballs is a communist, regardless of what he's actually fighting.
Then again, that just makes it better. Ironically enough, many smaller communities across post-war America tend to function as communist collectives, with capitalism and trade only emerging in the more prosperous, productive communities. This tends to mirror reality, where smaller communities with limited resources tend towards a more "do what you can, take what you need" philosophy for the sake of survival.
However, the use of currency persists through bottle caps and most settlements have a merchant for the player character to trade with. So the most basic elements of capitalism are still prominent in post-war America.
No-Bark Noonan seems to have an idea of who Lenin at least was and feared that the ghouls in a nearby factory were actually Communist ghosts plotting to deface the moon. A handful of surviving ghoulified Chinese communists remain on U.
S soil, still intent on carrying out their mission as seen in Fallout 3. Hell, they're still running an anti-American propaganda radio broadcast ala Tokyo Rose. Different States of America: In the Fallout universe, prior to the Great War, the United States reincorporated the 50 states into 13 Commonwealths in , in emulation of the original 13 colonies, and to help the country present a more united front against Communism.
They had a secondary purpose of creating an intermediate body between the state and federal governments, creating legislation that would positively affect individual blocs without interfering with others, but it ultimately ended up causing more infighting as the commonwealths fought to gain national primacy at the expense of all the others.
The Enclave, a descendant from the pre-war American government claims to be this, but they're really not much better than a tyrannical dictatorship trying to enforce their rule over the wasteland. However, they're generally handicapped by the bureaucracy and red tape that plague most democracies while their overambitious expansionist policies leave them with a lot of enemies. Harry, who is easily the dumbest Super Mutant in the entire series.
Which is saying something. The Brotherhood of Steel "split" into three distinct factions after Fallout 2 , each faction demonstrating very different behavior: The West Coast side devolved into Knight Templar , becoming hostile to any outsiders they deem unfit to use advanced technology and using force to keep their bases safe, being very hesitant to accept aid from outsiders.
They quietly acknowledge however that their xenophobic policies will get their faction exterminated since their numbers are dwindling and their technology is becoming outdated, but they keep to the codex anyway, and as a result have divided even further into isolated chapters with differing ideals and little unity.
The East Coast Brotherhood led by Elder Lyons decided that their advanced technology would be put to better use helping people rather than just being hoarded, so they turned their attention to patrolling the wasteland trying to protect people from mutants and raiders, their ranks are open to outside recruits, and they offer aid to outsider projects they deem worth the manpower. While this has arguably made them the most successful branch of the Brotherhood, it also violates much of the Codex, and pressure is mounting within the chapter as the few original members who haven't deserted continue to question where their loyalties lie.
Fallout 4 takes place 10 years after 3 , and Elder Lyons has passed away in that time. The Brotherhood decided to revert closer to the original West coast counterparts or East coast Outcasts in terms of philosophy, but are still open to outside recruitment to get around the West Coast "dwindling population" problem. They keep some of their old beliefs from the Lyons era as they also ostensibly aim to protect the commonwealth at least its unaltered human population from the Institute, super mutants, raiders and other perceived threats.
These good intentions however are counterbalanced by the Brotherhood being violently xenophobic and tyrannical, having no issues with using force to get "cooperation" from less powerful groups or exterminating non-humans who pose no actual threat to the Commonwealth.
The Brotherhood Outcasts left the East Coast chapter because they felt Lyons betrayed the Codex, and while they take the name "Outcasts" as a jab at him, they consider themselves the real Brotherhood of the East Coast and see Lyons as a traitor who will be brought to justice. They are willing, though reluctant, to accept aid from outsiders and will open their base to one they trust enough, but do not offer membership, bolstering their ranks with robots instead.
They patrol the wastelands salvaging old technology, and their patrols deal with hostiles like mutants and raiders. Interestingly, the "outcasts" are closer to the Brotherhood's behavior in the original Fallout than either the East or West Coast sides. The first two games start out with the player having to stop their hometown's impending destruction. In the fourth, you get to see the hometown before the nukes fall, and then again after spending years as a Human Popsicle.
Unlike most examples, you actually get the opportunity to rebuild it if so inclined. They're available if you really go out of your way to achieve them. Bear in mind that since even 'good' endings tend to be bittersweet, the "bad" endings can be hugely depressing. The Pre-War world struggled with resource shortages, oppressive governments, and brutal warfare for twenty-five years before it all ended in a blaze of nuclear fire.
Whats worse is that most of their problems could easily have been fixed as the technology for renewable energy and resources already existed before the War broke out, but the surviving nations had been fighting the same war for so long they were incapable of changing.
Ironically, many of these technologies survived the war, hidden away in protected goverment bunkers, and can be found and revived by the player. Benny was this to Mr. House and you can take his place , and Yes Man is this to you, if you choose the Independent path. In Fallout 2 and 3 , you don't confront Enclave superweapon Frank Horrigan or Enclave military commander Colonel Autumn, who will "spare" you with a successful speech check until after you've already killed the Big Bad President and wiped out the Enclave's main base.
Likewise, in Fallout , the final two missions are to kill the Big Bad and to destroy the Super Mutant vats guarded by The Dragon , and you can tackle them in any order you want Although canonically The Dragon and the vats were destroyed after the Master's death. You find a few in 3 and New Vegas. You can start a settlement at one in 4. Sledgehammers and Super Sledges. Performance-enhancing drugs Mentats, Buffout, Psycho, Med-X, Jet, UltraJet are all over the place in each game, but also can cause addictions each time they're used - and the withdrawal symptoms that result affect a player's statistics in a negative manner until cured or unless you keep taking the drug.
There are also characters like Cassidy in the second game who can die if they use drugs, and Super Stimpaks can be used as a covert method of assassination as the side effects will cause enough damage to kill President Dick Richardson or any other 'friendly' NPC , allowing you to take their items without fear of the reprisals that direct action would cause.
Interestingly inverted in Fallout 3 and New Vegas , where addiction is a non-issue if drugs are taken in moderation ie no more than once every 30 to 48 in-game hours but alcohol always has a chance of addiction. Considering Bethesda has a habit of making alcohol the bad item in The Elder Scrolls series while making in-universe illicit drugs useful, this isn't surprising.
On the other hand, New Vegas features the Fiends, an entire gang of junkies who are undeniably the biggest scumbags of the game. In the Black Isle games, Strength.
A basic Strength of 5 is plenty to wield most weapons in the game without a problem, and popping a Buffout will raise it in case you need to pass a stat check. The only time you'll need consistently higher Strength is in the lategame to wield the big guns with a higher Strength requirement, but by that time you'll have access to Power Armor, all varieties of which boost Strength by several points.
Only attached to a couple of skills, most of the Perks needing it are poor or glitched and don't work, and there's not a lot of skill checks that use it. Fallout 2 has Charisma determine how many companions you can have, one for every two points of Charisma, but also added two ways to permanently boost Charisma and an item that also boosts it, so the starting 5 is still a fine baseline.
Fallout 3 and New Vegas fixed the glitched idea of NPC disposition and added more skill checks that use it. Outside New Vegas , Luck wasn't much to spend points on.
All it gives are minor boosts to critical hit chance and an extra couple of points to all skills. A Luck of 6 is enough to take most Perks that need a Luck requirement, and Fallout 1 and 2 both have ways to permanently boost Luck by at least 1 point, so the starting 5 is fine. In terms of Skills, Throwing in the first two games. Grenades are Awesome, but Impractical in the Black Isle games, and aside from grenades there aren't many throwing weapons at all, and they usually suck anyway.
Also for Skills, First Aid. It just restores a couple of hit points in games where Stimpacks are not very rare. Furthermore the Doctor skill heals more, can heal crippled limbs, and is needed for quests and Perks; the only Perk needing skill in First Aid is Medic, which just boosts the stat further. Fallout is one of the very few cases in Western media in which the USA is actually depicted as being outright villainous; the Pre-War government was an Orwellian nightmare that makes the real-world Soviet Union look positively warm and fuzzy in comparison, and their successors, the Enclave, are even worse.
Most frightening of all; given the nightmare the world was becoming on the eve of the Great War, it's not much of a stretch to think the United States became the way it was out of the need to survive the Resource Wars. When nations are annihilating each other over what few resources still exist on a global scale, looking out for your own country and people at the expense of all others becomes a grim necessity. However, it's implied in some of the historical documents that the U.
S was rotting from the inside long before the Resource Wars, possibly as early as the Space Race. Earn Your Happy Ending: Fallout 2 , New Vegas , and 4 all count for this several times over. Most of the 'special encounters' in 1 , 2 , and Tactics. Some are just there to be goofy, while some while still pretty goofy offer some awesome weapons and equipment.
The Vaults as well as Fallout 3's Raven Rock. Both justified , as some of the Vaults are supposed to hold hundreds, and in a few cases thousands, of people, and Raven Rock is based on the actual Raven Rock government complex. The Institute also counts as this, being located far below the C.
Prolonged FEV exposure can mess you up in an impressive manner. The Master began as a human who got dipped in an FEV vat for an unusually long time, and emerged as a formless, tormented mass of flesh that expanded throughout the entire base, merging with its electronics and computer systems, and absorbing any other life form it found into itself, becoming a demented Hive Mind that viewed itself as a perfect being.
There's also a number of Cryptic Background References , most but not all involving Dunwich Borers LLC, that suggest several truly Lovecraftian abominations exist in the world. Not mutant results of the Great War, but the real deal: Fallout 4 had the 'Legendary' enemies. By way of compensation they always drop a unique bit of loot. Only the Commonwealth Minutemen lack their own Elite Mook.
Fairly common in this series, but most of them are pretty relaxed. There aren't very many situations where the escortee moves at their own pace. Most of the time, they're just following you. Evil States of America: It really says something when post-war America, an irradiated wasteland filled with vicious mutants, warring tribes, and every example of human evil imaginable is still a better place to live than Pre-war America. Every Car Is a Pinto: And not just regular Pintos, nuclear-powered Pintos.
Broken down, nuclear-powered Pintos. That produce a mini-nuclear explosion , complete with mushroom cloud , when you shoot them. A notable example from Fallout 3 is a section of highway that is just loaded with them, and a raider camp living in between them all.
Set off one on the end of the highway and watch the chain reaction. Expanded States of America: The United States invaded Mexico for the purpose of protecting oil interests in and annexed Canada in , although whether or not the two countries were split into states, made into commonwealths, or just remained occupied territory is unclear.
Bethesda Software added a lot to the main questline of Fallout 3 with the downloadable add-ons, including one module that revisits a key battle in the background of the Fallout world the Battle of Anchorage , another that allows players to visit a city mentioned in passing by another NPC, and one that promises to address the brevity of the main questline by allowing players to continue the game after the controversial ending.
It is possible to play this way in all games. On the one hand, the more civilized groups and factions be it frontier towns or the likes of the Brotherhood of Steel and NCR still speak a modern American English that someone from before the Great War centuries before could easily understand. This is justified due to the presence of ghouls who were around in , lingering traditions carried over from the Old World and concerted efforts to preserve and add new knowledge.
Tribals on the other hand are shown as having undergone Language Drift over generations, their languages being creoles descended from English and whatever other tongues their ancestors spoke to the point of being almost unrecognizable. Eyes can be targeted in the first two games. Get your accuracy with any weapon class up to a high enough level, and shots to the eyes can and will solve most of your combat-related problems.
Eyeballs are part of the burst of gore that follows a head-shot in Fallout 3 , and if a critical hit to the head is scored they will fly out at high speed, sometimes hilariously towards the camera in VATS mode. Lampshaded by one character's combat taunts: Jet, Mentats, Psycho, and Buffout, the series stand-bys. The most blatant is Caesar's Legion , which was modeled in-universe on The Roman Empire - and is sometimes hard to tell apart from the real thing.
It also has some elements gleaned from ancient Sparta. The Shi Empire is pretty much Imperial China reborn. The Great Khans intentionally base themselves after the Mongolian Empire which gets downplayed by the fact that horses have yet to be seen in this series , and can even be encouraged in New Vegas to take this more to heart in one of their endings. While probably not deliberate, Lyons' Brotherhood of Steel has a lot in common with early Prussia.
Most can be justified at least marginally considering that the universe of Fallout is not based on some other world, but a divergence of our own world, so cultures would have tried to base themselves off of some kind of history in many cases. An inversion of sorts in some of the cultural inclusions as they end up based not on real world historical cultures, but fantasy sources, such as books or movies that were popular in or around the 's.
Fate Worse Than Death: This has been the case since the first game and was used for its Talking the Monster to Death option. Especially how they're portrayed in Fallout 3 and Fallout: They're ghouls rendered completely insane and hardly sentient anymore.
You'll get positive karma by killing them. Fallout 4 makes so they can survive having multiple limbs blown off, doubling the amount of potential body horror. The countless testing logs found scattered throughout the testing facility in Fallout 4: Automatron is a perfect example of how unbearably horrific the process was.
Since this universe remained technologically and culturally stuck in The '50s , the hairstyles can be prim and proper as it gets even in the midst of dirt and radiation.
Once a team member is killed, they're dead forever. This is Earth, not Toril , and there are no such things as resurrection spells. In the first two games, every NPC including essential quest providers is killable. In Fallout 3 every character except children and those deemed essential are, meaning you can always progress in the game but can screw yourself out of a lot of potential loot and XP.
In New Vegas , your allies are just KOed for a few seconds in normal mode. In Hardcore difficulty, though, it's Final Death. Varies by game, but you're almost always going to have a colorful entourage. Humans, ghouls, Super Mutants, robots, dogs, robot dogs, and even a friendly neighborhood Deathclaw!
The T series Powered Armor. Rushed into production and service, it burned through energy cells like popcorn, and was ungainly to use. Only later versions like the TD included a proper fusion cell for extended use, and was soon rendered obsolete anyway by the TB with more responsive actuators and a fusion cell powerplant as part of the design from the start.
From Nobody to Nightmare: Deathclaws are killing machines which mutated from the modestly-sized and inoffensive Jackson's Chameleon. Loads of them S trength. G eneralized O ccupational A ptitude T est. G arden of E den C reation K it. V ault-Tec A ssisted T argeting S ystem. Gameplay and Story Segregation: Various issues specific to each game can be found on their pages. This allowed for the amusement of a character with a Charisma of 1 being able to max out Speech to be a slick smoothtalker, or a character with an Intelligence of 1 to max out Repair and Science to be a master craftsman and programmer.
Miniguns are generally pretty good weapons, though not particularly reliable against heavily armored opponents. They tend to veer between Ludicrous Gibs and just bouncing off.
In Fallout 2 there are same-sex Optional Sexual Encounters available for both sexes, though significantly more for women than men in fact, there are more lesbian options than straight ones for women. Fallout 3 mostly avoids the issue altogether by not even including a straight option. Male and female player characters can hire Nova, the town prostitute in Megaton, and Bittercup, the town goth in Big Town, develops a crush on the player regardless of gender though her crushes are mostly her turned into a Perky Goth and giving you whatever crap she found in the patrols.
Giving Buddy any "Gwinnett," " Nuka " or " Vim " will cause it to become ice cold after about 12 hours in-game time. This increases the benefits of the item upon consumption by a variable amount but does not remove the rads present in the beverage. Buddy cannot make generic beer ice cold.
To give Buddy recipes, one must play the recipe holotape on their Pip-Boy. Once this is done, the Sole Survivor automatically initiates dialogue by stating "Buddy, I have some recipes for ya If this dialogue doesn't trigger when speaking to him with a recipe in one's inventory, try dropping the recipe from the inventory and picking it up again. This especially helps with recipes obtained prior to meeting Buddy. Buddy is equipped with a flamer and a laser gun.
Buddy alternates between them when in combat. Alternatively, they may claim the robot for themselves and send it to an allied settlement. Keeping him will have the quest marked as incomplete. Buddy is found in the basement of the Shamrock Taphouse. Games Movies TV Wikis.
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