Listmas 2017: Four Suggestions for the Next Fallout Locale

Practically on the tails of the release of Fallout 4, everyone started wondering about the setting of the series’ next installment. It seems likely that we’ll see Fallout 5 someday (maybe), and last year, it further appeared that things might be headed to New Orleans. But those rumors proved false (though a small question mark remains). Still, it’s fun to dream, right? Fallout has covered some major territories, from New England, to the nation’s capital, to Texas, to Nevada. Bethesda’s visions of post-apocalyptic metropolises never fail to amaze, and there are plenty more that could stand to be razed and rebuilt in a similar manner. With that in mind I present for my next Listmas list: my top four locations suggestion for the next Fallout game.

1) Eastern Pennsylvania-New Jersey

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In Fallout: Philly (ha!) only would our titular lone wanderer get to travel the remains of urban sprawl and horse farms, he or she would also find desiccated wonders at the Jersey Shore (and I’m not just talking about the people – zing!), in the mysterious Pine Barrens, and as well within numerous industrial wastelands that pepper the shores along the Delaware River. Talk about variety!

2) Portland-Seattle-Vancouver

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When you pick up your copy of Fallout: Pacific NW, you know you’ll be in for a treat! We’re talking mountains, rivers, grand vistas that go on for miles, not to mention to gorgeous Pacific beaches. Just imagine all the ruins you’ll see! Sure, Seattle has been overrun but several herds of feral ghouls, but at least you’ll be able to salvage some primo coffee grounds as you hunt down every last one!

3) Kansas City

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Believe it or not, Kansas City ranks as one of the nation’s top technological hubs, so there’s no doubt that Fallout: Midwest will prove to be the most intriguing Fallout game yet! What fun you’ll have rummaging through the tech-waste remains of several large (Now small. Very small.) companies as you seek to rebuild the infrastructure of your small community of survivors. Keep an eye out for those Deathstalkers, though. The darn things like to chew through cables!

4) Atlanta

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Atlanta has seen its share of history, from its destruction during the American Civil War to the zombie renaissance of The Walking Dead. So sure it could survive after the bombs fall, right? In Fallout: Atlanta you’ll be treated to the largest and most expansive Fallout title the world has ever known. From the ruins of Atlanta itself to the southern tips of the Blue Ridge Mountains, there’s endless exploration…along with endless looters, of course.

What setting(s) would you like to see in the next Fallout game?

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  1. cary says:

    Reblogged this on Recollections of Play and commented:

    Aaaah, it’s good to be back! Of course, being back in the ol’ blogosphere comes with it’s own set of of challenges, the most seemingly insurmountable one being catching up! While I start checking out all the awesome writing I missed, I offer you here something to check out from Virtual Bastion: my Listmas list of four spots that I think would be great to see in the next Fallout title.


  2. Love the idea of Portland/Seattle/Vancouver. The forests and rain would give it an X-Files feel!

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    1. cary says:

      Ooooh, Fallout meets X-Files? Now there’s a very intriguing crossover! 😀

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  3. Kariyanine says:

    I’ll take the Philly/NJ location please! Having a game in my hometown is always something I want.

    If I can’t have that though, I’d love to have London or Paris. I know that a lot of the game style and humor is based on Americana of the 1950s but I’d love to get a look at Western Europe and a different vibe for the game too.

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    1. cary says:

      Oh, now there’s a really interesting idea: Fallout in Europe. Hadn’t really thought of that, but setting a game there would indeed be fresh and different. Makes me think a little of DisHonored, only without the overt steampunk vibes. Nice choice!

      Back in the states, the industrial remnants along the Delaware River are all-too perfect Fallout inspirations. The river and the Atlantic Ocean would provide the perfect game boundaries too, haha!

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