The artwork of Fallout was influenced by the post-war culture of the 1950s.
While 2012 set the precedence for an end-of-the-world situation, and has us saving money for shelters, it was The Walking Dead that scared the daylights out of us with zombies coming out of every corner. With low rations and ammo, survivors were forced to band together in a post-apocalyptic world they couldn't comprehend. Paranoia was common, as every rustle of grass made us reach out for our guns.
But games have been in vogue more than television shows, and Fallout is one of the best games that doesn't disappoint. It was created by Interplay Entertainment, and later bought by Bethesda Softworks, which owns the license to all the Fallout games. Set in a future with deserts overlooking the landscape, the protagonist lives in an underground city called 'Vault', comprising 1,000 citizens each. Armed with limited knowledge and a wristwatch computer Pip-Boy 2000 as your guide, you navigate these wastelands to find abundant resources, and a way to survive monsters called Deathclaws. If you love dystopian-themed games, here's a list of some awesome games similar to Fallout.
BioShock SeriesPlatforms: Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, OS X, iOS
Borderlands SeriesPlatforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, OS X, iOS, Linux, Xbox One
The Last of UsPlatforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
Mass Effect SeriesPlatforms: Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, iOS, Wii U, Android, Windows Phone
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. SeriesPlatforms: Microsoft Windows
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, OS X, Linux, Shield Portable
RagePlatforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, OS X
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
State of DecayPlatforms: Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Xbox One
Left 4 DeadPlatforms: Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, OS X
These are some of the best games that can keep you occupied till the release of Fallout 4. If you like some others from this genre, be sure to say so in the comments section below.