Fallout Reactions Are In
Fallout is a new series based on the wildly popular video game franchise. While it takes place in the very same post-apocalyptic world, it does not follow any of the stories from the games, making it something both familiar and unique.

The Fallout reactions are in, and perhaps that is what has fans over the moon about it, however it isn’t just gamers who are thrilled with Fallout. Both critics and viewers who have never played the Fallout games are raving about the new series, which is now streaming the full eight-episode season one on Prime Video.

Fallout synopsis: Fallout is the story of haves and have-nots in a world in which there’s almost nothing left to have. Two-hundred years after the apocalypse, the gentle denizens of luxury fallout shelters are forced to return to the irradiated hellscape their ancestors left behind—and are shocked to discover an incredibly complex, gleefully weird, and highly violent universe waiting for them.

Fallout Reactions

Critic Reactions & Reviews

Over on X (formerly Twitter) critics are divulging their thoughts on this absolutely bonkers series, and it is nothing short of exceptional praise – and not just for the series, but for the actors as well.

When it comes to the Rotten Tomatoes reviews, Fallout is sitting pretty with a 94% score after 62 reviews.

For newcomers such as me, this intelligent, drily witty, immaculately constructed series set in the Fallout universe fully captivates and entertains on its own terms” – Lucy Mangam, Guardian.

With its razor-sharp wit, 1950s soundtrack, and stylish yet bloody violence, this is a strong contender for the best series you’ll watch this year” – Lori Meek, Ready Steady Cut.

The eight-episode season exists in a vivid and captivating universe that will be familiar to gamers — though knowledge of the franchise isn’t required to enjoy its darkly comic dystopian pleasures” – Kristen Baldwin, Entertainment Weekly.

Bizarre but intensely fun, Fallout is like nothing you’ve ever seen; for that reason alone, you won’t be able to turn away” – Aramide Tinubu, Variety.

Fan Reactions & Reviews

It turns out that fans feel the same way, which has to have the creators more than excited.

The Rotten Tomatoes score is a little bit less, sitting at 86% with over 100 verified reviews at the time of writing this, but that is nothing to bat an eye at.

This was surprisingly good. I was ready to hate it tbh. Wasn’t impressed with the trailer. If you’re a fan of the video-game and the universe, the show is right up your alley with its attention to details and it’s fidelity to the source material. It also gets the fallout dark and brutal humour” – Iqan A.

As a big fan of the video games, it is obvious that they put a great deal of care into this story. The result is one of the best shows of the year that will satisfy both those familiar and new to this world. Prime has a big hit on their hands and I’d expect Season 2 to be coming soon” – Jack B.

Excellent show all around. Enjoy the attention to detail, the pacing, acting and action. I’m sure some will find fault but honestly this is as close as you can get to the feel of Fallout” – Will T.

Absolutely loved it! Had the feel of Fallout, lots of action and engaging characters. I’m a huge fan of the games and have played them all. Definitely not disappointed with the series, tons of storytelling potential here. And to all the people complaining about lore and canon, it was stated up front that the show was based in the Fallout universe, but didn’t follow any of the games. I’m happy for any and all Fallout content, I think this will be a hit!” – Steward S.


Tessa Smith is a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer-approved Film and TV Critic. She owns Mama’s Geeky, but also is a freelance writer. Tessa has been in the Entertainment writing business for more than ten years and is a member of several Critics Associations including the Critics Choice Association. Her passion for film, television, video games, and comic books started when she was a little girl and has only continued to grow. 

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