16 Fond Memories to Remind Us Why We Love Fallout

Grab your Pip-Boy, we’re taking a stroll down memory lane.

Exactly one week ago, the official Fallout 4 announcement trailer was released, and the entire Internet lost its mind. This past week was filled with ravings, hype trains, and endless amounts of discussion and speculation on what to expect and what we wish to see in the post-nuclear wastelands of Boston, Massachusetts. Fans won’t have to wait too long in suspense as Bethesda will host its E3 press conference and livestream on June 14th at 7:00 PM PT/10:00 PM ET.

The Fallout series holds a special sentimental place in the hearts of gamers. To celebrate the impending and triumphant next-gen release of Fallout 4 and the series indelible charm and appeal, this week’s Twinfinite Talks asked fans, “What is your fondest memory of the Fallout series to date?” We are proud to present these wonderful and passionate stories from Fallout fans to remind ourselves why we always return to the Wasteland time and time again.

That time in Fallout where you went all Gurren Lagann and pierced the Vault (101) of heaven with your drill.

Chris Jecks: Stepping out of Vault 101 for the first time in Fallout 3 and feeling incredibly dwarfed by the size of the world

The worlds of Fallout are memorable characters unto themselves.


Justin Carter: Tranquility Lane. The juxtaposition of the large, bleak world of the Capital Wasteland and this “colorful”, hopeful city was great, and I loved the slow buildup from idealistic city to dark murder zone was great.

I think at some point we all soiled ourselves, too.

As Bill Nye would say, “Science rules!”


Imani Person: Discovering the secret experiments in all the vaults. All hail the Gary’s.

Friendly fire!


Damian Skinner: The time a follower I hated blew themselves up with the Fatman because they shot a bandit at close range. Sure, they blew me up too, but they died first and that’s all that mattered.

Don’t vampires suck?


Stan Guderski: That quest where you have to find the vampire coven or whatever and figure out what happened to that family’s kid. I killed all the vampires and then decapitated the kid and put his head in a bucket and set it on fire. I told his parents I killed him. The wasteland is bad enough without having a bunch of Draculas running around.

Chris Samson: Stan Guderski – the most badass cold hearted Vault Hunter in the wasteland.

Stan Guderski: It’s the apocalypse man, you can’t afford to fuck around– ESPECIALLY when it comes to vampires.

Chris Samson: Haha truth. So I’m guessing you and me are gonna go to work when that Blood Rave goes down at NYCC right?

Stan Guderski: All I need is my Ripper.

Chris Samson: Awesome, I’ll bring the Shishkebab.

Good news is Fallout 3 encourages interest in the STEM! Bad news is vampires are still jerks.


Stephanie Lukin: I was so proud when I successfully hacked my first computer… and then I turned around and got -shot- by the Family. Come on, at least bite me, you vampire

Eat your heart out, Jackson Pollock.


Wilfred Soto: Using the Railway gun to make beautiful art all over the back wall, one limb at a time

Giving credit where credit is due.


Chris Samson: Realizing for the first time how largely Fallout 3 (and really the entire franchise) was influenced by Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (everything from the identical leather armors, the breed of Dogmeat & Max’s dog as identical, the cover art, and movie dialogue ending up in the game).

You never forget your first Fallout.

Mike Geib: Playing Fallout 2 for the first time and watching the opening cinematics years and years ago.

Fast-forward to yesterday when I played Fallout 3 for the first time (lol rite) and as I’m starting it up for the first time:

“War. War never changes.”


Rule #32: Enjoy the little things


Matthew Blackburn: Finding a bag of potato chips in one of the hundreds of random places to explore. It’s the little things.

That time you realized you had a mutant healing factor.

Kevin Dougherty: Fallout 2: crippled my eyes due to critical damage and having a 100% doctor skill to repair it like nothing happened.

Some serious trolling going down at Tenpenny Tower.


Greg Benge:  Capping Tenpenny then flipping the switch anyway.

Imani Person: Also, releasing the Ghoulies into Tenpenny Tower.

When there are no talking dogs around to accompany you, this charming robot will do just fine.


Jess Rose Morgen: My adventures with Ed-E in The Divide.

The incessant troubles that come when Bullet-Time goes wrong.

Jeff Dwyer: I once saved my game in Fallout 3 only mere seconds away from being shot and killed, anndddd it ruined my save file because every time I loaded it I would be instantly killed.

Chris Samson: Ugh that’s the worst. Were you really far into game?

Jeff Dwyer: It was so long ago the only thing I remember was how upset I was. It was on the consoles too so there really was no way around it.

Chaz Miller: Hahaha Jeff I’ve done the EXACT SAME THING. It was in New Vegas and I managed to save with a bullet already in the air.

Don’t be sad it’s over, be happy that it happened!

With the announcement and impending release of Fallout 4, gamers everywhere will come together to forge brand new memories. We would love to hear your fondest stories and memories playing the Fallout franchise. Feel free to comment and share below!

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