This topic is about the fallout series in general even though I have only played through the 3rd. My Fallout Collection DVD hasn't arrived yet, but did the first 2 fallout games feature alot of radioactive areas and the need for protection against such? One thing that bugged me in Fallout 3 was that radiation was almost no threat at all. It was very easy to keep yourself below 200 rads constantly. And even if you did find a way to suffer more severe radiation, the penalties were not significant. So one or two of my SPECIAL stats decreases by a point or 2, wow, whoop-dee-doo. You would think that in a post-nuclear war environment, radiation would be like your 1st or 2nd biggest obstacle in exploring the wastes. But I understand that FO3 takes place some 200 years after World War 3. Whereas the other 2 take place much more recently.