Fallout Shelter, the Vault simulation game from Bethesda Game Studios is now available on Steam. The game, which was originally released for iOS in June 2015, followed by an Android version later in August.
The game, which is a spin-off in the series, and was originally intended to serve as a promo for Fallout 4, quickly became popular amongst mobile gamers.
Fallout Shelter made its way on to PCs back in June 2016, in the form of Bethesda.net game, with its own launcher. Then it was released for the Xbox One back in February 2017, alongside a Windows 10 version. Naturally, not everyone could play it on their PCS, unless you had the very latest version of Windows (not counting the Bethesda.net version).
Steam gamers can rejoice today, as Fallout Shelter is now available for their beloved platform. And yes it does work on Windows 7, but you will need a 64-bit PC to play the game.
Fallout Shelter Minimum System Requirements
- Operating System: Windows 7 64 bit
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q9550 @2.83GHZ
- Memory: 2GB RAM
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 1Ghz, Radeon HD 6970 1GHz
Fallout Shelter is just a 267MB download, but it does take up 1.5GB of space upon installation. The game itself is free to play, but does have optional microtransacitons.
If you like games like X-COM where you build a base, you will like Fallout Shelter. It involves you playing as the Overseer, who has to micromanage a vault and its dwellers, ensure a steady supply of food,water and power, while you unlock new buildings, grow the vault, explore the Wasteland, and defend your home against attacks.