Best Fallout Game Ever?

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by King of The Apocalypse, Nov 1, 2016.

Best Fallout Game Ever?

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  1. Fallout

  2. Fallout 2

  3. Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel

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  4. Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel

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  5. Fallout 3 (Yes I know it isn't popular here)

  6. Fallout: New Vegas

  7. Fallout Shelter

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  8. Fallout 4

  1. Kohno

    Kohno Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Jul 30, 2009
    No I don't see how "it goes to show" that... The world, despite the few lackluster locations like San Fran and Vault 13, is quite excellently put together. The locations are plausible (and plausibly apart from each other) and there are narrative interconnections all over the place. The world doesn't care about the PC's problems, and they shouldn't either -- you bring the problem to them and they respond how they can. The story is not the main quest (unless you choose to tackle only that), the story is everything you do up until the ending narration. The writing might be up and down in places, but overall this is how proper RPG storytelling should be done; initial motivation and drive (for the character) -> reactive journey as per how you choose to engage it -> conclusion based on how you played.

    Yes it certainly is.

    Anyways.... that's that.
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  2. Risewild

    Risewild Antediluvian as Feck
    Modder Orderite

    Jun 14, 2014
    I came by to write something, but @Kohno pretty much said what I would say.
    The truth is that I played Fallout 1 maybe 10 to 15 times but I played Fallout 2 twice as much.
    On another note, Fallout 2 better engine allowed great total conversion mods to be made.

    I love New Vegas but as a game the use of Gamebryo spoils it for me, I cant name it as the best because of the engine and very unfinished end product. I love it's story and writing but the engine tends to make me frustrated from time to time. Also I am an old school P&P RPG player, and the real time first/third person view is not what I want from a computer RPG.
  3. Morrigan98

    Morrigan98 It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Nov 4, 2016
    Fallout 1 even though I played it after having played new vegas extensively I still felt that fallout 1 was a better game, fallout 2 didn't have the same emotional impact fallout 1's story did and although I understand they were trying to go for a more political story in Fallout 2 what with New reno,redding and the NCR I still didn't find the story as engaging as its predecessor. As for New vegas it was amazing and my first REAL fallout game (I played fallout 3 before it but literally stopped playing it because it was so shit, luckily I had brought new vegas already and started playing that and got hooked), but the engine is so bad and I feel that the stat system in New vegas favors stat over skill way too much and makes for a not very fun combat experience. For these reasons alone fallout 1 is the better game then NV and 2.
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  4. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker The original Vault Dweller

    Dec 7, 2016
    For me, it would be the original Fallout, the first one. Is there where you find the best atmosphere without any doubt. Although is a little stupid to think that a man that has not been out of the Vault before and it can do all the things that he perform... (killing the Master, rescuing Tandi, destroying Mariposa, getting to the Glow...). It feels heroic, thank you Vault Dweller.

    For me, it is F1 > F2 > F3 => FNewVegas > Fallout Tactics = Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel >>>>>>>>> F4.
  5. DerGogan

    DerGogan It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Sep 21, 2014
    The original Fallout (especially with FIXT)

    Second would be New Vegas in line with FO2
  6. TheRippaMan

    TheRippaMan First time out of the vault

    Nov 4, 2015
    Fallout 1 by far, followed closely by Fallout 2, then New Vegas, then Fallout 4. Fallout 3 was all right, but I wasn't crazy about it. I still haven't played tactics, so I might give that a try.

    edit: New Vegas was awesome, but nothing beats the original two.
  7. DR_LaZer

    DR_LaZer Donacdum

    Jul 7, 2016
    Fallout is my definition of a perfect game. I know a lot of people will disagree with me, saying it's not perfect. And if you wanna be a butt, yeah, it's not. But it also is. Because it perfectly balances all of its bad stuff with good stuff. The bad stuff slides off of your brain, because of all the good stuff. Yet, even though I think Fallout is perfect and that it should be revered as a classic so good it's the equivalent of Citizen Kane but for games, I still picked Fallout 2. And there's a reason for that.

    I can understand some people not liking Fallout 2 that much. I can understand if they thought it was too silly, or if the bad guys were to shallow. Or whatever. But to me, none of that really matters in the face of this one aspect Fallout 2 introduced to the franchise: The world changed. The world progressed from Fallout 1. It took a canon ending and made everything and everyone move forward in their lives.

    The NCR was started up, Shady Sands was but a memory, The Vault Dweller started a village and they had kids, Harold started a town of ghouls, there was a vault city. The World progressed. And it wasn't like everyone forgot about the first game. Those who were there when it happened, they reminisced about the old days of Fallout. Good or bad, they still remembered it and moved forward in spite of it.

    And for that simple reason, I think Fallout 2 is the best Fallout game. Also, Frank Fucking Horrigan
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  8. Zwei Bären

    Zwei Bären High fivin'

    Jan 8, 2017
    While I'm only allowed to vote for one game, I actually enjoy four more. Namely: Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel, Fallout 3: Van Buren and Fallout: New Vegas.
  9. Vic_Boss

    Vic_Boss First time out of the vault

    Jan 22, 2014
    Why isn't Skyrim on the list.
  10. Zwei Bären

    Zwei Bären High fivin'

    Jan 8, 2017
    I guess...because it's not Fallout? Could be wrong though...
  11. Wtf u fucikng elitist from ANM
  12. Zwei Bären

    Zwei Bären High fivin'

    Jan 8, 2017
    ANM? Care to explain what that is?
  13. (NMA->ANM)
  14. AlphaSlayerZX

    AlphaSlayerZX Deadpan

    Oct 12, 2016
    Allow No Mutants
  15. Zwei Bären

    Zwei Bären High fivin'

    Jan 8, 2017
    Goodness me how could I be so blind.
  16. Well yeah you facjeng gatekeepers
    (I swear I saw the ANM thing somewhere in r/fallout)
  17. WaffenWafflez

    WaffenWafflez First time out of the vault

    Sep 14, 2015
    Huh, interesting how Fallout New Vegas won out, considering some people don't even view it as a true Fallout game.
  18. naossano

    naossano So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 19, 2006
    Fallout1 best main story and main antagonist.
    Fallout2 best world.
    Fallout: new vegas. More open ended main quest.
    Fallout:tactics best combat system. Faithfull to the lore for a game not made by the team.

    Fobos, fo3, fo4, shelter. Not worthy of wasting time to dwelve on them.

    My choice would be Fo2 as it was the first game that raised my awareness on many topics.
    Fo2>Fo1>FoNV>>FoT> >>>>>>>>>>>Fo3>Fo4> FoBOS>FoShelter
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  19. joevonzombie

    joevonzombie Buried alive in Golgotha

    Sep 28, 2015
    I go back and fourth on this all the time, but today I am going to go with Fallout 2. The main quest in both games isn't really the main event in either game. Get the water chip and take care of the mutants, Get the GECK and take care of the Enclave aren't really stories so much as they are objectives which isn't a bad thing, it leads to more open and reactive world spaces. Those games were far more about the places you visit and your impact on those places and Fallout 2 has better locations with better characters. Fallout 1 has the benefits of a better main villain and less silliness.

    Everything about Fallout 3 is exponentially sillier than anything in Fallout 2.
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  20. Meurzh

    Meurzh Spurs that Jingle Jangle

    Dec 6, 2015
    Fallout: New Vegas by far. It's one of my all time favorite games ever. It's one of the few games where I have incredibly fond memories whenever I think about it.