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Fallout is a series of post-apocalyptic role-playing games, created by Interplay (Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics) and Bethesda Softworks.

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Why do vault overseers go through the experiments when being subjected to them themselves is a very real possibility?

Do overseers know they're going to die doing the experiments, or do they think they'd never be subject to the threat Vault-Tec makes their dwellers go through? Why do they choose to follow Vault-Tec ...
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Why Fallout games feature only songs from the 1930~1940s? [duplicate]

While playing Fallout 3, New Vegas, Fallout 4, we could listen to radio stations from various frequencies. In my memory, all songs are from 1930s to 1940s, for example, I do not want to set the world ...
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What actually defines Fallout canon, and why should it be Bethesda?

I grew up playing FO2 (never got past the SF Spleen bug). I later played FO, then way later FO3, FO4, and sadly after 4, FO:NV. (That is, I wish I'd found FO:NV which might have redeemed FO3 existence....
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Are TES/Fallout games unique in the tangibility of loot? [closed]

There are many games with heavy emphasis on loot like Diablo / Grim Dawn or "Looter Shooters" along the lines of Borderlands and Destiny. Loot drops are also a pretty heavy part of the ...
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Is there a connection between The Master and MODUS?

I've been playing Fallout76, and I've recently finished the quest line "One of us". While completing this quest, I've had the distinct feeling that I had encountered MODUS before. After thinking ...
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Why do so many Raiders behave like psychopaths?

In Fallout 3+ a considerable amount of the population of the wasteland are Raiders. Their bases are full of disfigured corpses, severed heads on sticks and in general, all they seem to do all day is ...
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Is the Fallout series all set in the same timeframe?

I was recently playing Fallout 4, and then noticed that effectively, everything is still the same in all the games - same setting, same technology, same Brotherhood, same ol' Codsworth. So are all ...
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Why are all Super Mutants male?

At least they all sound male...but why? I don't really know of any super mutant backstory, such as how they were created (which may lead to an answer), but I never once heard a super mutant that ...
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Does Fallout 4 have a color filter like Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas?

Previous 3D Fallout games Fallout 3 (green) and Fallout: New Vegas (orange) both have a color filter (filter enabled on left, disabled on right): Fallout 3: New Vegas: By looking at Fallout 4 ...
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Why are Fallout's computers so backwards?

The games are set in the future right? Circa 2077. But the terminals look like the computers back in the 1950's. When we actually had to type commands to get things done. Why is this? Im assuming it ...
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Do ghouls need to eat and drink to survive?

There is conflicting information in the Fallout universe on whether the ghouls need to eat and drink to survive. In Fallout 1, if you In Fallout New Vegas, the ghoul Harland claims to live off ...
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How do Super Mutants have access to such powerful arsenals?

How does the super mutants have access to all those weapons? I mean, they are all armed to their teeth: Miniguns, Laser Rifles etc. As far as I know they used to be normal people and they got infected ...
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Who launched nuclear weapons first?

Is there sufficient information in the Fallout universe to infer who launched Nukes first?
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Origin of the name Brahmin in fallout

Brahmin are a caste of religious teachers in Hinduism. Does the FO4 name for cows, Brahmin, have anything to do with this? I was thinking it's possible since Hinduism reveres cows.
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Which Fallout game was it first stated that vaults were designed to conduct experiments?

I played Fallout 1, 2 and 3 and I don't remember if the fact that the vaults were designed to conduct social experiments was cited prior to Fallout 3. As example, if you go look on Internet you will ...
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Do Super Mutants Sleep?

I've seen beds in super mutant outposts in Fallout 3/NV/4, but never seen a mutant occupying one. Is this simply because nobody wanted to give them the necessary animations and scripting, or is there ...
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Why are Californian Super Mutants generally friendlier than the capital wasteland ones?

In Fallout 3 there is only one friendly super mutant. Meanwhile in the NCR territories, Super Mutants are much friendlier (e.g. Jackobstown near New Vegas). Is there an in game explanation for this ...
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If the nuclear holocaust happened in 2077, then why are the clothes and music in the style of the 1950s?

If the nuclear holocaust happened in 2077, then why are the clothes and music in the style of the 1950s? (source)
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Why are there no tanks in Fallout 3 / New Vegas?

Is there a reason why you never see any tanks in Fallout? For a civilization constantly at war and so heavy on the weapons development they seem to focus on infantry all the time. You could argue ...
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What items should be saved for turn-ins?

In Fallout 3, Pre-War Books, Scrap Metal, and Nuka Cola Quantum (among other items) were all far more valuable when turned into specific NPC's, rather than just sold to whichever trader you came ...
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Can I play Fallout 3 without any background to the Fallout Series?

I have heard the Fallout 3 is awesome. I want to play it, but I am wondering how much background I will need? I played Daggerfall, Morrowind and Oblivion (also by Bethesda) and I think I could have ...
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