Fallout 1.5: Resurrection


What is it?

Fallout 1.5: Resurrection is a new, old-school Fallout. It's a modification for Fallout 2 with a completely new story taking place in the Fallout universe. The plot is set in the time between Fallout 1 and 2, east of the future NCR in New Mexico. That means you won't visit the original places. Instead, you'll discover entirely new, creative locations that allowed us to have more freedom with the story.

The player’s character wakes up, heavily wounded, in a dark cave, not knowing how it got there, or who it is. Thus you start from a scratch, searching for your past, which is darker than it might seem on the first sight... We won’t give away any more details about the story, not to spoil your game experience. Though you can count on surprising twists in plot and unexpected finale.

As big fans of Fallout, we've tried to take the best from all of the classic Fallout games. Easter eggs and jokes, with which Fallout 2 was literally overfilled, have been folded into the background. Instead, the great atmosphere of decadence and hopelessness enjoyed by so many in the first Fallout game returns. The world is still chaotic, with only a few, small, independent communities connected by tenuous trade relations. The wasteland is an unfriendly place where law is on the side of whoever has the biggest gun.

The name "Resurrection" was chosen for two reasons. Firstly, resurrection is a theme tied closely to the main character who, at the beginning of the game, practically rises from the dead. Secondly, our modification represents the resurrection of good old Fallout. We didn't want to re-imagine the entire game system. Instead, our aim was to bring back this classic RPG in its original form. Many remember that feeling when they first played Fallout; until you completed the game, you journeyed through interesting locations filled with fascinating things. Even after several play-throughs, you continued to find new, exciting stuff. Players could really get into such a game, so that's exactly the kind of game we've endeavoured to create.

The Story

Darkness. Darkness never changes. In it, our most important sense becomes worthless. The other senses become more sensitive and the imagination grows. Those sounds around you which would normally go unnoticed become frightening. At any moment, a sudden attack could come hurtling out of the unknown.

You wake up, and slowly open your sticky eyes, only to see - darkness. You try moving your limbs and sitting up, but with every move comes unbearable pain. You'd rather remain lying for a while. Gradually, you become aware of your surroundings. Cold, damp air caresses your face, and you hear the squeaky echoing of rats. You lie on the dirty, cold ground, not knowing where or even who you are. You try to recall your memories... and you fail. It's as if there was a mental barrier in your head, and the further into the past you look, the stronger it becomes. Why can't you remember anything?

You try to sit up again and, this time, you succeed. With your right hand, you find a small metal box and instinctively press it in one place. The twinkling light of this lighter illuminates your immediate surroundings. Only now do you realize that you're in a cave. That explains the echo. Your sight focuses on a trail leading to you from the darkness. Judging by the bloodstains and pieces of ripped clothing, someone - or something - must have dragged you here. The bones of various animals, perhaps even humans, lying around you suggest that it was a big animal. That realization doesn't make you any more calm. You quickly search for everything you have with you. A pistol, a knife, some ammo, a Pip-Boy, a stimpak... Yes, that's what you need! Without thinking, you grab the stimpak and inject its entire contents into your bloodstream. After a motionless instant, you're left wondering how you remember the name and function of these objects, but not who you are. What has happened to you?

It doesn't take long before your body is feeling in much better shape. You can finally move without feeling the irritating pain. You look at the shiny reflection of the lighter and, dazed, you stare at your face. It looks like the face of a stranger. Is it really you? A large black spot above your forehead disturbs your thoughts. You touch it lightly and a sudden pain flows through your head, as if someone had smashed your skull in that very spot. Could this be the reason you don't remember anything? You realize that you can retrieve some information from your Pip-Boy. You press the power button, but nothing happens. You flip it over and remove its protective cover. In the dim light, you try to figure out what could be wrong. Aha! The memory module is damaged. You must activate the backup, but it's empty. You won't find any answers here, either.

Disappointed, you collect your things and get ready to leave. Suddenly, you see a small, shiny object lying in the place where you regained consciousness. Carefully, you lift the object and take a closer look. It's a talisman hanging on a piece of string, allowing it to be worn around the neck. You feel that it's very meaningful... but what, exactly, is the meaning? You slide your finger over its smooth surface, trying to remember anything... Yes! Your name! You can remember your name. At least something from your past has been uncovered. You put the talisman around your neck and follow the trail out of the cave. Now to find out more about your past. Something tells you that it won't be so easy...