The Fallout Series is a term used to describe all three Fallout games, Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout 3, and it's spin-offs, Fallout Tactics, Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel, and Fallout: New Vegas. The first two were published by Interplay, but Bethesda Studios bought the Fallout franchise and released Fallout 3, a first-person shooter role-playing game. Obsidian Entertainment holds the rights to create Fallout: New Vegas, an upcoming spin-off game. The first two Fallout games were role-playing games exclusively for the PC and Mac, and came out nearly a decade ago.
It had an isometric view, and was point-and-click. When Bethesda gained the rights to the franchise they marketed the series on the PC, Xbox 360, and the PS3.
Every game had a variety of weapons/armor and perks in it, as well as customizable characters. SPECIAL plays a big role in all of the Fallout games.
Main Article: Fallout Universe
The Fallout games are set in the United States roughly 200 years after a nuclear war between China, the United States, and other countries. The conflict is known as the Great War and is the single most important event in the Fallout series. Wars, plagues, and tension paved the way for this exchange of nuclear missiles. The Fallout series is actually set in an alternate-history or timeline, where a mixture of real and fictitious events happened.
A main story-key of the Fallout series is Vaults, or underground shelters built to preserve humanity in the event of a nuclear war. Most of these bunkers were not made to save humanity, but rather built to experiment on the vault residents. In Vault 87, FEV was tested on the people of the vault. Vault 101 was never meant to be opened. The mastermind behind these monstrosities are none other than the Enclave, a shadow-government.
A list of games in the fallout franchise:
 FalloutMain Article: Fallout: A Post Nuclear Role Playing Game
Fallout is the first game in the hit Fallout Franchise and is the game that started the series. You are the Vault Dweller, an inhabitant of Vault 13 that was sent by the Vault 13 Overseer to recover a waterchip for the Vault. The player comes across factions such as the Brotherhood of Steel in the game, and sets out to defeat the Super Mutant threat to the west. The first two games take place in the Core Region.
 Fallout 2Main Article: Fallout 2
Fallout 2 is the successor to the original Fallout and features more guns, ammo, armor, and skills than the first. The story is centered around the descendant of the Vault Dweller, the Chosen One. New factions appear such as the Enclave and the NCR, and it once again features the SPECIAL system.
 Fallout 3Main Article: Fallout 3
Fallout 3 is the most well-known game in the fallout series and was published and made by Bethesda Gaming Studios. The player is the Lone Wanderer, a male/female who sets out to find his father James after he mysteriously disappears from his home, Vault 101. This game got the fallout series popular and is highly rated and acclaimed. Fallout 3 is set in the Capital Wasteland, or post-apocalyptic Washington DC.
Spin-off Fallout games:
 Fallout: Brotherhood of SteelMain Article: Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel
Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel or Fallout: BOS is the first Fallout game to be developed for a console, it was released for the Xbox and PS2, and it takes place in the west. It was the last game to be released be Interplay, and you are a Brotherhood of Steel member in the game.
 Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of SteelMain Article: Fallout Tactics
Fallout Tactics is a game only published by Interplay. It is not an RPG, and like the name suggests focuses on strategy and tactics. You can choose between a couple of characters. The player needs to find and break into Vault 0, a secret vault in the mountains, and destroy a robot called the Calculator. It takes place in the Midwest.
 Fallout: New VegasMain Article: Fallout: New Vegas
Fallout: New Vegas is a game being developed by Obsidian Entertainment. It will be in the same style as Fallout 3, a role-playing game and a first-person shooter. Magazine scans have revealed that the majority of enemies and guns in this game have roots to Fallout 2, and some of the staff for the first two games are working on this project. Dark humor and grittiness are going to make a return in this game. The player is the Courier, a messenger that was shot in the head and left for dead in the Mojave Desert. Victor, a TV Robot, digs you up and takes you to the local town of Goodsprings. Caesar's Legion makes an appearance.
 Other Games
Other games that are part of the series:
 Fallout OnlineMain Article: Fallout Online
Fallout Online is the working title for an upcoming online MMO that Masthead and Interplay studios are developing. Concept art has been released and rumors say that it will be out in late 2012. The game is in a legal dispute between Interplay and Bethesda, so it has been put on hold.
 Van BurenMain Article: Van Buren
Van Buren is the code-name for a canceled Fallout game. The game was going to be about a prisoner (the player character) taking down an unknown enemy. A demo was released to the public, and this game was going to be Interplay's Fallout 3. Caesar's Legion and the NCR were going to star in this game.
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