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Fallout Shelter

A mobile spin-off to the post-apocalyptic Fallout franchise, accompanying the fourth major installment. In contrast to the main-stream Fallout games this one is a simulation strategy, in which you take on a role of a vault overseer and have to look after its inhabitants.

Strategy | Economic | play for free | Post Apocalypse | 2D |

Fallout Shelter cover

developer: Bethesda Softworks

publisher: Bethesda Softworks

Official website

Game mode: single player

game release date:

15Jun2015

iOS

13Aug2015

AND

14Jul2016

PC

07Feb2017

XONE

10Jun2018

PS4 Switch

Fallout Shelter is a free strategy and economic game created by Bethesda, known from The Elder Scrolls series or newer installments of the post-apocalyptic RPG series Fallout.

Plot

The game tells the story of the life of the inhabitants of one of the vaults, which we have to manage, taking care of the basic needs of its inhabitants, expanding it with more rooms and more. The title was originally published on mobile platforms running iOS and Android operating systems. Only after a year the developers decided to release a PC port. This edition at the start included all the updates released for mobile versions, including update 1.6, which added a modified combat system and special missions.

Mechanics

Gameplay in Fallout Shelter is based primarily on expanding the shelter with more rooms. Thanks to them, new members of the community have a place to live and satisfy their needs. On a par with the living space, we must also take care of their morale - if we send them to work in a place where they can fulfill themselves, they will be much happier. We can increase the population in two ways: when we put a man and a woman in one room, they will be able to try for a child. Occasionally, characters from outside will knock on to the vault doors, whom we can accept, but in-house preservation of the species is a much more reliable option.

During the game in Fallout Shelter we have to take care of the resources that we gain not only during work in individual rooms, but also during outdoor expeditions. As the world of Fallout is full of dangers, daredevils need to be equipped with weapons and protective clothing. Over time, characters gain experience, thanks to which they have better statistics, which in turn translates into their effectiveness. Sometimes we also fight inside the shelter - while defending against invasions of bandits or the attack of mutant creatures that got inside.

Technical aspects

The game is powered by the Unity technology, which has proved its worth in a number of games for mobile devices, computers and consoles. Famous projects based on this engine include Angry Birds 2, Pillars of Eternity or Wasteland 2.

Other

Fallout Shelter is based on a free-to-play business model, but it does not use an intrusive microtransaction system. There are no paid items in the game, thanks to which we can speed up processes taking place during the game. The only form of microtransactions is an option to buy special boxes in which we can find e.g. iconic characters from the Fallout universe or caps, acting as currency.

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

Minimum: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.83 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTS 250/Radeon HD 6970 or better, 2 GB HDD, Windows 7 64-bit

Fallout Shelter Game Guide
Fallout Shelter Game Guide

game guide 18 August 2015

This game guide for Fallout Shelter describes all key aspects of the game along with detailed advices that will help you develop your Vault faster and more effectively.

Fallout Shelter PC version and 1.6 update coming out this Thursday
Fallout Shelter PC version and 1.6 update coming out this Thursday

news 11 July 2016 14:27

The PC version of Fallout Shelter is coming out this Thursday along with the biggest game update yet. The patch will introduce new locations and enemies, quest system, and overhauled combat.

Bethesda working on two big projects and a mobile game
Bethesda working on two big projects and a mobile game

news 20 February 2017 14:13

Fans of open-world action RPGs will be happy to hear that Bethesda are working on two big projects next to a mobile game. These two are going to be bigger than anything the studio has released to date.

New Online Version of Fallout Shelter Will Launch Only in China
New Online Version of Fallout Shelter Will Launch Only in China

news 30 May 2019 22:40

Fallout Shelter Online, a continuation of the popular free-to-play game created by Bethesda Softworks, is due to be released this summer. Everything seems to indicate that the title will not be released outside of China.

Fallout Shelter Online Goes West
Fallout Shelter Online Goes West

news 11 March 2020 15:09

The online version of Fallout Shelter for Android and iOS devices, which until now was available only in China, will soon be launched in the Western market. The production will see several novelties and changes compared to the Chinese original.

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