Fallout games have been around for decades and they underwent a pretty significant metamorphosis during all this time. The series was already known for experimenting with various genres even in its early days and continued to branch out under Bethesda.
It’s hard to say where the franchise is headed next now that Microsoft holds the reins, but it’s likely we won’t see a new Fallout game for quite a while. With that in mind, we figured now would be as good a time as any to reminisce about the franchise and try to rank all the games in it from worst to best.
Here we go. It’s finally time we talked about the dreaded Fallout 76. Now, I’m sure some people might have expected to see this one dead last. And it would have been if we were talking about the launch version. But we’re not.
I generally hate mobile games but I did find myself liking this one. Shelter does a great job at capturing that unique Fallout aesthetic and charm we all know and love. Unlike most Fallout games, this one is best played in short 20–30-minute bursts.
Things get a bit confusing here but Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel is not the same as the aforementioned Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel. This one came out a few years prior and is a much better game.
Next up we have the game that started it all, Fallout – A Post Nuclear Role Play Game. Despite being close to 25 years old at this point, the game holds up surprisingly well. Typical of isometric RPGs from that era, Fallout is a difficult game that offers little to no hand-holding.