Any games like Fallout?

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by krigger, Apr 3, 2005.

  1. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    That's true, Last of Us barely has anything in common with Fallout beyond their similarities to Vault 22.
  2. Irwin John Finster

    Irwin John Finster Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Nov 13, 2015
    Wasteland 2 is probably the closest thing to an Interplay-made Fallout we are going to see, but I hold out hope for more games like it. It has so many bugs and yet its the best 80 hours I have spent on a single playthrough in ever.

    If you want post-apocalyptic games, the most atmospheric are S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games or Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light. But their only similarity to Fallout is that they take place in post-apocalyptic styled worlds.
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  3. Risewild

    Risewild Antediluvian as Feck
    Modder Orderite

    Jun 14, 2014
    I haven't been following this thread so I apologise if anyone already mentioned this game before.

    A friend recently told me about a promising game being made called Seven and made by people who worked for CD Projekt Red in making the Witcher 3, it might not really be a Fallout like game since the site describes it as a "Thief-inspired, 3D isometric RPG" and it is played in a "beyond post-apocalyptic environment". Hell I will just quote their full "About the Game":

    Here is the link to their site so I don't just end up quoting everything in it.
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  4. kkktnxbye

    kkktnxbye First time out of the vault

    Jun 12, 2015
    There are 2 games exactly like Fallout. Were built on fallout engine. Fallout of Nevada & Olympus2207. Both of them are good almost as F2. Sadly both of them are in russian language. The second part of Olympus2207 is under develop. You can try to make an agreement with the developers to have an english translation for those projects. Then collect money on kickstarter\indiegogo.
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  5. ZigzagPX4

    ZigzagPX4 The Swiftness of the Ranger

    Nov 22, 2015
    Well, to be fair, there were people who came to Fallout 3 for the survival aspect and atmosphere only, in which case it would be wise to point them towards STALKER which did everything better. To a further extent, the online survival open-world games trend that DayZ started are plentiful, so those are viable candidates.

    For the people who are looking for the original Fallouts, I guess Wasteland 2 and Underrail are their best bets. Finally, the only closest thing to Fallout: New Vegas - an open-world FPSRPG with good writing and impactful choices - would be the Deus Ex series, with the exception of the second one, Invisible War. Apart from that, not many games have done what New Vegas did - I suppose the best equivalent we could get nowadays would be having BioWare make a Far Cry game.

    That's it, really. Fallout 1 and 2 hit a niche, and Fallout New Vegas hit another niche. Finding anymore decent equivalents to either one of those two niches is going to be pretty difficult.
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  6. dopezilla

    dopezilla God of Blood and War

    Nov 6, 2015
    This looks sorta interesting. I wish there was more information available, but I guess I'll have to wait.
  7. olestra

    olestra Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Mar 26, 2016
    There are probably better suggestions here--like Underrail which looks potentially wonderful, but I can't look into them very well as I use a cell modem throttled until the 15th--but since people mentioned WASTELAND and its indie sequel, it's probably worth mentioning the Shadowrun Returns indie game from a few years ago. If it hasn't already been mentioned, but personally, I doubt it's a crime mentioning it again. It is pretty short, an indie game, it definitely has shortcomings and it all depends on what similarities you are looking for, but some people are even suggesting godforsaken Morrowind unironically while understandably digging pretty hard for ideas, anything is worth a look!

    Oh oh, also, there's this:

    Not to be mistaken with:
    (--sorry, even linking that was giddily sadistic, but I never cease to get a kick out of the fact it exists)
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  8. The_Guide

    The_Guide First time out of the vault

    Sep 30, 2015
  9. kkktnxbye

    kkktnxbye First time out of the vault

    Jun 12, 2015
    Dont know if this is applicable but Fallout 1.5 Ressurection
  10. reev4eg

    reev4eg First time out of the vault

    Oct 8, 2015
    Well, there's always that one game called ATOM RPG. We're inspired by Fallout, Wasteland, and Torment, somewhat. Our setting is the post-nuclear USSR in the year 2005. I'm the lead developer, so I know :)
    We're currently on Kickstarter, but a pretty big demo with 8+ hours of gameplay is already available.
    It would be awesome if you'd check it out! We're already green lit on Steam, and if our Kickstarter is succesfull, we'll feature the full 48+ hour version on Steam and maybe also GOG in January.

    Link to demo:
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  11. joevonzombie

    joevonzombie Buried alive in Golgotha

    Sep 28, 2015
    Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones is shamelessly Fallout with a Lovecraft coat of paint on it. The folks behind know their shit too. The little details are fucking perfect.
    you can recruit Lovecraft's wife as a companion
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  12. Rad Scorpion

    Rad Scorpion Creepy Crawler

    Jul 24, 2019
    I found Shadowrun to be quite similiar, down to the water-works managed by ghouls and constant speach and skill checks.
  13. xxdemonxspawnnxx

    xxdemonxspawnnxx First time out of the vault

    Apr 13, 2021
    Gythol Granditti


    Both websites are freeware. Though the steam is improved version. I liked the older one.

    About Game:
    It is a short and linear, 2d top down RPG. Though you can do some quests with choices. It doesn't have much in common with Fallout 1/2, but it is inspired by fallout and is underrated, so thought I'd mention.

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  14. Archie Moore

    Archie Moore First time out of the vault

    Oct 19, 2021
    i suggest you to play oblivion one of my favorite game and similar to fallout and there are also many games m like oblivion and fallout you can check them out here
  15. mustadiokeepsdying

    mustadiokeepsdying Nobody's beating him.

    Aug 25, 2020
    Some of these games are... not like oblivion? Correct me if I'm wrong?
    Red Dead Redemption. No?
    Two Worlds is like oblivion but far worse. Just play it for memes.
    Morrowind is the predecessor to Oblivion.
    Fallout 3 isn't very good.
    Fable 3 is shit.
    Just Cause 2. No?
    Ravensword I've never heard of, gotta check it out.
  16. SquidWard

    SquidWard Pirate and Bankrobber oTO Orderite

    Jun 1, 2018
    mustadio made a good decent post?
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  17. Norzan

    Norzan So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Apr 7, 2017
    Can't tell if the article in the link above is serious because this is something Oblivion doesn't do. It tries its hardest to not give the player the freedom to tackle quest objectives in different ways by making sure objectives don't update unless you do what the game wants you to do in the way it wants.

    And yes, like Mustadio said, some games are not like Oblivion in the slightest. Fable 3, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Just Cause 2 are in no way similar to Oblivion.
  18. joevonzombie

    joevonzombie Buried alive in Golgotha

    Sep 28, 2015
    Weird West has big Fallout meets Dishonored energy. I'm about four hours in. It's a good time.
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  19. MutantProtogen

    MutantProtogen First time out of the vault

    Jun 1, 2022
    If you're fine with more clunkier games, I would recommend The Fall: Last Days of Gaia. It's a German RPG similar to Fallout, but there is an English translation available, and it's pretty decent. Definitely has that vibe going for it, especially in terms of its writing (dialogue, not the plot), which resembles Fallout 2 in a way if you're into that. It's not the best by any means, but is worth playing, as it's not very well known compared to other games of its kind. The Wasteland games, Atom RPG, and Underrail are also worth checking out, though you've probably heard from those a lot.