Fallout 4 has been out for eight months now, and yet it still remains in the spotlight by the virtue of Bethesda’s slate of post-launch support content – especially the introduction of mods. While Bethesda’s optional DLC is nothing to scoff at, the longevity of each of the Fallout games can be attributed to the considerable support from the modding community. But as exciting as it is to finally receive console mods for Fallout 4, the release of a new – and incredibly ambitious – mod may see fans of the franchise eschew the newer games in favor of the old-school isometric titles.
Very recently, a new mod titled Fallout 1.5: Resurrection for 1998’s Fallout 2 was released, and it is respectful throwback to the franchise’s old-school isometric heyday. As suggested by the title, the Fallout 1.5 mod bridges the narrative between the first two Fallout games, and is reportedly around the same size as the Fallout 1‘s map. Set in New Mexico to the east of what will become NCR territory, the mod’s story begins with the player character waking up in a cave with amnesia before setting off to find out how and why they got there.
Players can expect quite a bit of content from the mod as while the map may be as big as Fallout 1‘s, there will be far more open-ended quests with multiple solutions available. However, don’t expect too many of the trademark Easter eggs and jokes that were sprinkled throughout the first two Fallout games. That aspect has been set aside in favor of a darker tone, one that’s been described by the developers as “a great atmosphere of decadence and hopelessness”.
Check out the Fallout 1.5: Resurrection trailer right here:
With an amnesia storyline and the use of an old-school isometric viewpoint, Fallout 1.5 actually carries some similarities to the early, unreleased version of Fallout 3 that was developed by Black Isle Studios. Of course, much like how that version of Fallout 3 was later scratched from the series’ canon, Fallout 1.5‘s story will almost certainly not be considered as part of the canon.
With the Fallout 1.5 mod now available and the official Nuka World DLC for Fallout 4 still to come, it looks like the Fallout series – both old-school and new – will remain in the spotlight for the foreseeable future.
Fallout 1.5: Resurrection is now available for free for PC right here.