Your Favourite Fallout game?

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by Millim, Oct 13, 2010.

Your favorite Fallout game

  1. Fallout

  2. Fallout 2

  3. Fallout 3

  4. Fallout: New Vegas

  5. Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel

  6. Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel

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  1. Ben

    Ben Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Oct 6, 2011
    I voted Fallout Tactics...I am the 3%
  2. JohnBrowning

    JohnBrowning First time out of the vault

    Feb 23, 2012
    For me, it would be:
    Fallout: New Vegas (I'm including that anyway)
    Fallout 1/3
    Fallout 2

    Gameplay and other elements made up for the horrible writing in Fallout 3 but that's slowly sinking down my list, whereas Fallout 2 is rising.

    I haven't played Tactics though I'd love to, even just to wield an MEC Gauss Minigun or Browning HMG. For those I have played, I really loved all of them.
  3. CaleHarshal

    CaleHarshal First time out of the vault

    Mar 5, 2012
    I tend to be of the same opinion as many others - Fallout 1's story is wonderful, but the inventory issues were fairly annoying. I also seem to recall having to use my steal skill to plant/take items from my allies. xD

    I'd say Fallout 2 takes the cake for me. It was more streamlined, with some better gameplay. And it was the first Fallout game I ever played. <3

    I have nothing but issues whenever I try to play Fallout 3, the Xbox always freezes. x.x Also I'm not a fan of the first person mode.

    I played BOS, and I actually played it the whole way through. It was... mildly entertaining I guess. But I wouldn't really consider it anywhere /near/ on par with the actual Fallout games. Not only were there a lot of graphics issues, but it seemed really juvenile to me. =/
  4. Wasteland Dweller

    Wasteland Dweller First time out of the vault

    Mar 7, 2012
    A bit biased, to be sure, but the second. Being my introduction to the fallout verse and all. The first does have a tigher, more enjoyable story, but I loved in comparasion some of the updates they came up with the second game.
  5. Kohno

    Kohno Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Jul 30, 2009
    Fallout 2.

    But not by a wide margin, and only because I happened to play it first a couple of times before getting my hands on the first one.
  6. Yoshi525

    Yoshi525 Vault Senior Citizen

    Dec 10, 2006
    I can't separate the first two.

    I first played Fallout a couple of years after it's release, I was only about ten eleven at the time. It remains to this day the best, most immersive gaming experience I've had - having played geometry wars 2 on acid, this means a lot. The whole of Necropolis, arriving at the Brotherhood and being sent to The Glow, the Mariposa base. These locations blew my young mind. It's 4 AM, you're eleven years old, you arrive at Mariposa. It's night in the game and that eerie music is playing. I truly felt like I was there.

    Fallout 2 wasn't as immersive; not by a long shot. It's not a perfect, as polished. It is a hell of a lot bigger though, with some brilliant locations and sweet additions. Unlike the first one, it has tremendous replayability value. I've gone through it over 20 times, whilst only 5 or so for the first game.

    Wasn’t keen on Tactics – hardly played it. Probably should give it another go sometime to be honest.

    Never played Piece of Shit, I don’t feel obliged to rectify this.

    Didn’t rate F3 much. My love for RPGs overlaps with my love of novels, both of these far exceed my appreciation of either movies or games with fancy graphics. I’m just not someone who draws much inspiration from the visual field; logical symbols (words, equations, chemical skeletal models) and sound (background noise, speech, music) are the things that make me tick. Because of this, snazzy x-brick graphics really don’t mean a lot to a sober Yoshi. This, coupled with bad writing made me unable to like F3.

    F:NV is a good game, it’s even less ‘polished’ than F2 but not by a lot. By and large, good writing. I enjoyed the plot a lot.
  7. sbelton

    sbelton First time out of the vault

    Jul 17, 2008
    1st - Fallout, defiantly. First one I played and I fell in love with it right away.

    2nd - Fallout 2. I remember saving up money to get it. When I got it I brought it home and got killed by a radscorpion in the temple of trials. I still hate that forced level!

    3rd - New Vegas. It was simply more fun than 3, the desert is what did it for me!

    4th - Fallout 3. Decent enough game, could have been worse.

    5th - Tactics. To me it was an ok game, a bit repetitive, but I finished it. It came with the DVD bundle when I re-purchased all the games, I wouldn't have spent money on it by itself though. (All my old CDs are scratched beyond use unfortunately.)
  8. BLOODYo

    BLOODYo First time out of the vault

    Mar 16, 2012
    F1: Never Played
    F2: Never Played
    F3: Played.....on 360. 8/10
    F:NV:Played....on 360. 9/10
    FT: Never Played
    FBOS: Never Played
    Question: A game store where I could buy the original Fallout games? And would they work on a mordern laptop? Without internet patches?
  9. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    There's Fallout Trilogy (Anthology, Collection etc.) which includes first two games and Tactics. I believe it is fairly common.
    Other than that you can grab the game off GoG or Steam.

    Those games work on modern computers, so I believe you'll have no problem with the laptop, but you're going to have to install the patches.
    First game is okay without those, it is a bit harder though, but the second is practically unplayable without patching (unless you're really into hardcore, buggy gaming experience).

    Trilogy has all games patched - if not, you can find patches here on NMA. Check the 'Files' section.
    Also, plenty of fan patches/mods you might want to check out.
  10. Yamu

    Yamu Le Fromage Vieux oTO Moderator Orderite Board Cop oTO

    Jul 26, 2003
    In particular, Killap's Unofficial Fallout 2 patch makes the game run incredibly smoothly, even on a Windows 7 machine, and stamps out most of the bugs Interplay didn't catch. His Fallout 2 Restoration patch does the same, and adds a lot of content that was cut from the original game. One or the other is strongly recommended if you want to get the most out of your experience.

    As for where to get it, BLOODY0: Oddly enough, I find that the most common place to run across the Fallout 3-pack Atomkilla mentioned is usually in the PC gaming/software section of your local Big Box superstore (where I live, that's be Target or Wal-Mart). If they have Best Buy where you live, it's frequently on the PC shelves there, too.
  11. BLOODYo

    BLOODYo First time out of the vault

    Mar 16, 2012
    I'll check the mods when I get my computer out of risk (At a relitives.) The trilogy; Is it only sold online or is there I game store I could get it at?
  12. Verevoof

    Verevoof Cryptid oTO Orderite Board Cop oTO

    Jul 12, 2009
    As Yamu said, you can get it at a store like Target, Wal-Mart, or Best Buy (In North America, anyway). You can also buy it online at
  13. JTColeTran

    JTColeTran First time out of the vault

    Mar 12, 2012
    Fallout: New Vegas is by far the best in my opinion because it keeps the real-time first person combat from Fallout 3 while retaining some (and say that very loosely) of the atmosphere of the earlier games.
    It's also interesting to see that society has began to rebuild itself, with not only New Vegas attracting many residents but also the war between New California Republic and Caesar's Legion. Besides, the desert seems like much more ideal setting for a Fallout game than a city like D.C., but maybe I say that because Mad Max 2 instantly comes to mind when I think of post-apocalypse.
  14. Krinkels

    Krinkels First time out of the vault

    Nov 12, 2011
    The original fallout is the best. It has focus, plot, and atmosphere.
    I did, however, like Fallout 3 for its wonderful aesthetic appeal. Coming out of the Vault and looking upon the city in the distance, looking over a metal rail into the multileveled village of Megaton, the silent streets of downtown, and the grey, rotting subways were all brilliant. If only these sorts of things didn't become so overused, such as the exact same subway over and over.
  15. KristianKra

    KristianKra First time out of the vault

    Apr 14, 2012
    Fallout 1, no competition.
  16. MarshDanni

    MarshDanni First time out of the vault

    Jul 19, 2011
    Fallout 2 without a doubt. I had soooo much fun with that game
  17. MelonHead

    MelonHead First time out of the vault

    May 6, 2012
    Fallout 2 (I'd love it alot more if I fix the music problem)
    Fallout: New Vegas
    Fallout 1
    Fallout 3
    Fallout Tactics
  18. SealyStar

    SealyStar It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Mar 23, 2012
    Fallout 2.
    Second would be a tie between FNV and F1.

    It has an incredibly large world, a robust engine, and a lot of memorable moments, none of which can be matched by the other games.
  19. BluPhenix316

    BluPhenix316 First time out of the vault

    Jun 6, 2009
    Ok this really is a tough question. Fallout and Fallout 2 seem like the same game to me. I played them roughly at the same time. My cousin picked up Fallout 2 when it came out and I watched him play and immediately bought both. I was hooked. What really snagged me in the beginning was my cousin told me it was a updated version of Wasteland. While now I know the truth I believed him at the time and I love the series now. What is difficult about this question though is F:NV has me hooked as well. It is a modern version of Fallout 2 its everything Fallout 3 should have been.
  20. Izual

    Izual Pipe rifle & chopsticks

    Sep 18, 2009
    Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel hands down for me! Best game ever, you can even play it on Xbox, while Fallout 1 & 2 were never released on any console, what a shame...