Kicking off the week of conferences making up the Electronic Entertainment Expo, Bethesda yesterday announced and immediately released a brand new game set in the Fallout universe specifically tailored for iOS devices, called Fallout Shelter [Direct Link].

Revealed alongside long-awaited games like Fallout 4 and Dishonored 2, Fallout Shelter lets players make and run their own "Vault" dwelling, locations in the Fallout world that shelters the remnants of humanity following a nuclear fallout. The game, which is free-to-play, notably won't require an Internet connection for users to play and interact with the game.

Fallout Shelter
Once players build their own personal vault, they'll be tasked with getting to know each of the characters dwelling inside of the shelter -- assigning jobs, outfitting them with gear and weapons and training them for the harsh outside landscape. Eventually, players will have to contend with threats attempting to enter their Vault, and with power struggles emerging from within.

Fallout Shelter puts you in control of a state-of-the-art underground Vault from Vault-Tec. Build the perfect Vault, keep your Dwellers happy, and protect them from the dangers of the Wasteland.

BUILD THE PERFECT VAULT
Create a brighter future…underground! Select from a variety of modern-day rooms to turn an excavation beneath 2,000 feet of bedrock into the very picture of Vault Life.

OVERSEE A THRIVING COMMUNITY
Get to know your Dwellers and lead them to happiness. Find their ideal jobs and watch them flourish. Provide them with outfits, weapons, and training to improve their abilities.

PROSPER
A well-run Vault requires a variety of Dwellers with a mix of skills. Build a Radio Room to attract new Dwellers. Or, take an active role in their personal lives; play matchmaker and watch the sparks fly!

EXPLORE THE WASTELAND
Send Dwellers above ground to explore the blasted surface left behind and seek adventure, handy survival loot, or unspeakable death. Find new armor and weapons, gain experience, and earn Caps. But don’t let them die!

PROTECT YOUR VAULT
From time to time, idyllic Vault life may be disrupted by the dangers of post-nuclear life. Prepare your Dwellers to protect against threats from the outside…and within.


Fallout Shelter is available to download from the App Store for free [Direct Link].

Top Rated Comments

Yaboze Avatar
90 months ago
It's very well done. It's horizonal Fallout "Tiny Tower".
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Cougarcat Avatar
90 months ago
They've nailed the fallout aesthetic, but the gameplay itself is fairly boring to me. You quickly run into a bottleneck where you need more people, but it takes several hours for them to be born, and then who knows how long to grow up. I think this is a game designed to be played daily in very short bursts, and those kinds of games just aren't my thing.
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Jmausmuc Avatar
90 months ago
it’s like 50% of all the games on the app store are the same these days. Build something and either wait for a day or buy gems (diamonds, money, mana, „lunch boxes“, ).
Sad to see.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AngerDanger Avatar
90 months ago
Another name they considered was Tint Fallout Tower. Depending on wether or not the 3D shelter is prerendered or rendered in realtime, it could look quite cool.
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definitive Avatar
90 months ago
Wasted 15 minutes of my life which I'll never get back on this game. Reminded me too much of those hotel games that were popular a while back.

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Trik Avatar
90 months ago
As if I needed something else to do when I finally convince myself to take my eyes off of the Fallout 4 screen...
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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