In November, we wondered if Fallout Shelter future updates would allow this app to remain relevant after the release of its big brother, Fallout 4. It now seems that we have proof that this post-nuclear mobile app is feeling quite well, as it was recently included on the list of the top games of the year now ending.
Yes, it is that time of the year again, and summing up the year’s experience often means making various lists. Recently, Google has joined the seasonal madness and published a blog post about the best movies, TV shows, albums, and books of the year. Games, for some reason, were not mentioned in the post. Yet a new list titled “Best Games of 2015” has recently appeared on the Google Play market. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Fallout Shelter mobile app has made it to the list.
The iOS version of the game is no less popular. According to the App Annie, the shelter management game is still among the top 100 iOS apps overall, and, as of previous week, it firmly held the 23rd position among games.
Apparently, despite the lack of any fundamentally new content, the game still holds the player’s interest. Although, while it is possible to build a perfect vault in a matter of weeks, it takes a lot of time to unlock all the Fallout Shelter legendary characters, weapons and armor. As for me, the game lost its charm after I managed to construct all the available rooms and leveled up most characters’ S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stats to ten. After you have completed that, there is not much else to do in the game unless you are dedicated enough to try and find all possible items and characters.
To unlock Fallout Shelter’s full potential, developers should continue updating and adding new content to the game. After all, as GameDailyNews previously wrote, the game was very successful from the financial point of view, and it seems like a reasonable course of action for Bethesda developers to continue pushing its success.
Of course, with the release of Fallout 4, people at Bethesda Softworks have their hands full with fixing bugs in their new role-playing video game. But it would be wrong to consider Fallout Shelter a minor matter just because it is much less sophisticated than its elder brother. After all, there was a time when the mobile app made more than $1 million per day for the company.