Vault Life! (Fallout 3 in DC)

How awesome is it that we have Vault-themed ads for Fallout 3 on the Metro?

Vault Life!

For those not in the know, Fallout is a series of turn-based adventure/role-play games set in the barren wasteland of a post-apocalyptic anarchy, where you play a survivor newly emerged from an isolated subterranean bunker called The Vault. DC-focused trailer video and images after the jump.

Here’s the first teaser video for Fallout 3, which tracks out from the interior of a retro-looking bus to reveal the ruins of what could be the city block just north of 14th and K Streets NW:

And here are some preview images from last year showing various scenes around a dirty, gritty, heavily modified postwar DC. Can you spot the changes? Any hardcore DC/sci-fi geeks want to nitpick these visions? (Click to see them larger.)

Update: Found a few more videos showcasing a few of the DC-centric 3D environments in the game; the Capitol Dome, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument, and what looks like it might be the Smithsonian Natural History Museum:

And a funny retro movie about DC tourism from

Roving Asian mendicant, can occasionally be seen wandering the streets of downtown Washington, muttering unintelligible gibberish to passers-by while pushing a “bag lady” shopping cart full of old blankets, American flags, soda cans, and healthy secondhand snacks from organic food shop dumpsters. Used to live in a cardboard box at 16th and K but the rent was too expensive.

5 thoughts on “Vault Life! (Fallout 3 in DC)

  1. All I have to say is frickin’ awesome!!!

    I wonder what platforms it is going to be on. I hope PS3.

    Great visuals.

    Looks to be great.

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