There are quite a few games we’re looking forward to at the moment, but Fallout Shelter is taking the edge off the wait.
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Fallout is a longstanding open world role-playing video game, appearing first in 2007. Fallout 3 was the first fully immersive 3D version of the game and is still one of the highest rated games on Metacritic with a score of 91. This was followed by Fallout: New Vegas, which didn’t progress enough for many though it still achieved a hugely respectable 84 on Metacritic.
What followed then hurt many; a five year wait filled with news reports of a new game only to fall through on several occasions. A few months back, hopes were raised again, but this time there was no disappointment as Fallout 4 was confirmed for release this year.
With this topping our list of games to be excited about in 2015, it’s tough to be patient. Bethesda, the creators of Fallout since Fallout 3, were quick to cash in on peoples impatience, and brought us Fallout Shelter, a micro-game based upon the series.
Fallout Shelter is ultimately free to download and play, with the option to pay for extras. The game allows you to take on the role of ‘overseer’ to a vault. You are responsible for the maintenance and expansion of your vault, including sending people out into the wilderness to find supplies. You’re also responsible for defending the vault from attacks, infestations of eradiated roaches and industrial fires. As overseer of your fallout shelter, you also must grown the population.
The population of your vault can increase by taking in strays who arrive at your door, or by letting two members of your population into the living quarters and getting all hot and bothered together. In the above image, that lad has gotten two women pregnant. 3 real world hours later and our Fallout Shelter will have two new inhabitants.
With mobile games such as Fallout Shelter, publishers tend to shove the opportunity to splash some cash on extra tools, in-game currency or extra turns. Fallout Shelter doesn’t do this, “Fallout Shelter feels less like a constant begging bowl and more like a no-strings gift”.
Fallout Shelter was originally limited to iOS devices, but is now also available on Android, and is free to play, rarely suggesting you should buy any of the extras.