Fallout was a PC game, a tabletop game, a mobile game, YouTube seriesand soon there will be an Amazon TV series. What might be left for the post-apocalyptic RPG?
How about a Lego game?
That also exists now, unofficially, thanks to a YouTuber and game developer ThrillDaWill (opens in a new tab), who has spent the past several months working (and not working) on a game that combines Lego with Fallout. You can see the results in the video above, starting with an impressive mini-movie, the type you might see at the start of an official Fallout game. Then ThrillDaWill shows some images of the game, and even better, some peeks behind the curtain of its development, including a friend trying out an alpha on Discord.
Lego Fallout really has a lot of Fallout features in it, including VATS, Pip-Boy, stim packs, raiders, Fat Man and a gloriously realized wasteland made of Lego. And here’s the best part: you can download and play it yourself for free (opens in a new tab).
I couldn’t resist trying it. Lego Fallout starts in a Vault, naturally, and after meandering through the narrow passageways I found a skeleton with a Pip-Boy, a pistol, and some ammo, which is typically what you’d find in a Vault. I shot a few Lego-made wheel shots, then exited the Vault to find a vast, sprawling Lego wasteland as the famous Fallout theme played.
The world is massive, decorated with ruined houses and vehicles and a few caches to find with weapons and ammo. I quickly ran into a bunch of raiders, and even using VATS my pipe rifle didn’t help them much. After respawning at the Vault entrance I went a little further, and I even met a friendly NPC who suggested I visit a crater to find useful goodies. I went there but ran into some enemies in hazmat suits who made pretty quick work of me.
Lego Fallout is a little light on things to do besides scavenging gear and getting into shooting matches in the overworld, but it’s still pretty impressive and looks absolutely outstanding (my GPU reluctantly agreed). It’s honestly hard not to want an official Lego version of Fallout after playing ThrillDaWill’s version. Who should I talk to about this? Does anyone have Mr. Lego’s phone number?
I did have some issues playing: adjusting my screen resolution messed things up and I had to delete my AppData folder to readjust it. The game also froze once while I was trying to play with other settings, requiring a manual quit. ThrillDaWill says “I’m still working on more bugs and stuff” so it looks like there may be more updates in the future. Still: it’s fun. It’s Fallout in a ruined Lego world. Who wouldn’t like that?
You will find the free to play Lego Fallout and other projects ThrillDaWill’s itch.io page (opens in a new tab).