The first two Fallout games were the best two Fallout games. I mean, the others were okay – even Fallout Tactics was sort of… interesting – but you can’t murder kids in those games, so what’s the point? I know what you’re thinking. “Why do you want to murder kids, Tarryn? You’re a horrible person.” Because reasons, that’s why. Also because I’m a horrible person.
Anyway, Fallout 1.5: Resurrection is a free Fallout 2 mod that’s basically a “new, old-school Fallout” game made by fans, and features the “great atmosphere of decadence and hopelessness” of the original. I’m assuming that includes murdering kids, or I’m out.
“As big fans of Fallout, we’ve tried to take the best from all of the classic Fallout games. Easter eggs and jokes, with which Fallout 2 was literally overfilled, have been folded into the background. Instead, the great atmosphere of decadence and hopelessness enjoyed by so many in the first Fallout game returns. The world is still chaotic, with only a few, small, independent communities connected by tenuous trade relations. The wasteland is an unfriendly place where law is on the side of whoever has the biggest gun,” the team explains on its website.
“The name ‘Resurrection‘ was chosen for two reasons. Firstly, resurrection is a theme tied closely to the main character who, at the beginning of the game, practically rises from the dead. Secondly, our modification represents the resurrection of good old Fallout. We didn’t want to re-imagine the entire game system. Instead, our aim was to bring back this classic RPG in its original form. Many remember that feeling when they first played Fallout; until you completed the game, you journeyed through interesting locations filled with fascinating things. Even after several play-throughs, you continued to find new, exciting stuff. Players could really get into such a game, so that’s exactly the kind of game we’ve endeavoured to create.”
The events of Fallout 1.5: Resurrection take place between the first two games, in an entirely new location in New Mexico. The mod has actually been around for some time already, but the English language version has only just dropped. You’ll need a copy of Fallout 2, obviously, and you can download the mod over here.