Fallout is one of those franchises that has survived to this day. To me this game has defined what a “post apocalyptic” game environment looks like.
As a spiritual successor to Wasteland, the original fallout was amazing at the time. Its creation was somewhat turbulent as it started as a GURPS system game but lost the license in the middle of the development. It was made towards the end of the DOS era so the graphics and controls were polished and aged quite well.
As a very dialog heavy game it has managed a perfect blend between seriousness and humour. For me this game is where I actually learned English.
This game was complex, sprawling, and totally immersive. I lost hours and hours to it. It was easily the first game I played with moral quandaries that I actually agonised over. I still play it to this day, the sheer variety of solutions based on different stat and skill combinations make it incredibly repayable.