"The world of Fallout is many things - big, desolate, full of monsters, intensely irradiated. But above all (except maybe irradiated), it's mysterious. When you stumble from the comforting darkness of a recently opened vault into a sun-scorched desert hellscape, there isn't much time to ask questions before something starts trying to shoot you, eat you, or some combination of the two. Those questions still linger: who created the vaults, why are people so horrifically mutated, how a parody of Coca-Cola almost managed to outlive humanity. But with hints to their answers scattered far and wide, with a thousand threats in between, it can be hard to decipher it all in survivable fashion when you're actually playing the games."