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Fallout is a post-apocalyptic RPG franchise created by Interplay Entertainment and developed by Black Isle Studios, before Bethesda Softworks took over the IP in 2004. The series features a retrofuturistic style following a nuclear war that devastated the game's world. Players typically inhabit a Vault Dweller, someone who remained safe in an underground shelter, appearing in the post-apocalyptic world where a problem needs to be solved. While the older games were more tactical RPGs, Fallout 3 took the franchise into the first person shooter genre, while also retaining the RPG elements.

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Fallout: 8 Scientifically Inaccurate Parts Of The Franchise

There are some aspects of the Fallout 4 universe that are scientifically inaccurate. Here are some great examples.

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Why Fallout 76's Fog Crawlers Could Remain Exclusive to It

Fallout 76's Fog Crawlers are a terrifying sight, but they may not make many appearances in the wasteland outside of Appalachia.

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Fallout: Best Cities In The Series

These are the best Fallout cities that players have seen over the years.

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Fallout 4 Vault Tier List

Fallout 4 holds a long list of vaults that have secrets within their chambers for players to uncover, but each varies in quality and depth.

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Fallout 5 Shouldn't Leave One Iconic Fallout 4 NPC in the Dust

Fallout 5 is probably far off, but including one lesser-known, optional companion from Fallout 4 would have it stay true to the spirit of the series.

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Fallout 4 Clip Shows Hilarious Interaction With Mr. Gutsy

A Fallout 4 player chooses a unique dialogue when interacting with Mr. Gutsy, which results in a hilarious response from the robot.

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Fallout 76 Could Learn a Thing or Two From FF14's Deep Dungeons

Fallout 76's dungeons currently lack replay value and depth, but borrowing ideas from FF14's Deep Dungeons could solve the issue.

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Fallout 3 and New Vegas' Darkest Quests Prove a Fallout Horror Game Would Do Well

Some of the darkest and most memorable quests of Fallout 3 and New Vegas prove that a horror installment in the franchise would work.

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Fallout 76 Shouldn’t Leave Solo Players in the Dust

Future Fallout 76 updates should take on the challenge of making solo-player builds more powerful, compared to the benefits of playing co-op.

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Fallout Series - 10 Best Non-Human Characters

The Fallout franchise is home to a variety of individuals...not all of them human.

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Xbox Gamer Runs Into Phil Spencer While Playing Fallout 76

An Xbox gamer unexpectedly runs into Head of Xbox Phil Spencer while exploring the open world of Fallout 76's West Virginian Appalachia.

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The Best DLCs In The Fallout Franchise Ranked

The Fallout franchise is a beloved franchise with several great DLCs, but which one is the best out of them all?

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Fallout 4 Player Finds Incredible Use for Mining Helmets

A Fallout 4 player finds an incredible use for the mining helmets that can be looted in various parts of the open-world Boston Commonwealth.

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Fallout 4 Player Builds Incredible Harry Potter Diagon Alley Settlement

A dedicated gamer online shares their amazing Fallout 4 settlement build which turns Harry Potter's Diagon Alley into a wasteland outpost.

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Future Fallout Games Should Return to the Basics

Even though the Fallout franchise has made huge advancements over time, future games would be wise to revisit what made the originals so iconic.

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Fallout 4 Fan Shows off Incredible Teddy Bear Collection

A Fallout 4 player shows off their incredible teddy bear collection that's scattered around their Home Plate residence in Diamond City.

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The Outer Worlds 2 Should Consider Adapting a Signature Fallout Feature

As similar as Fallout and The Outer Worlds already are, there’s still a key difference that the upcoming The Outer Worlds 2 could tap into.

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Oppenheimer: 6 Games That Reference The Manhattan Project

Several games over the years have referenced the Manhattan Project, the subject of Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer.

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Is Fallout 76's Solar Armor Worth It?

Like the other two Legendary Vault Steel armor sets, Solar armor is a costly investment that may not pay off for some players in Fallout 76.

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Fallout 4 Fan Points Out Key Detail About Settlement Building

A Fallout 4 player points out a key detail about the RPG's settlement-building mechanics that may help others organize their bases.