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5 Must-Read Fallout Fanfictions

The Fallout universe has a devoted fan base, who has expanded into fanfiction writing with outstanding results. These are some of the Fallout fanfiction recs to expand your gaming experience.

With the rise of post-apocalyptic shows, movies, and games, Fallout quickly found a niche with fans. The fandom was mid-sized for many years, but with the release of Fallout 4 and, more specifically, Prime Video’s Fallout TV series, the Fallout fanfiction community has grown. New stories are appearing daily, but here are five standout Fallout fanfictions that truly capture the essence of the Fallout universe.

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Couriers Journal

Couriers Journal by Three Rejects is a work in progress but has a solid fan base that’s eagerly awaiting the next installment. The story happens during Fallout: New Vegas and discusses the dark legend of the Courier, the main protagonist of the Fallout: New Vegas storyline. Three Rejects works to fill in the blanks left by the story creators and writers by giving a more detailed insight into who and what the Courier is through journal entries. If you like missing scene and origin fanfiction, this may be the perfect fanfiction for you.

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Agent of Change

Some fanfiction readers love stories that take on a life of their own, like when longer stories become a direct novelization of the game. Agent of Change by ItinerantPedant is one of those fanfiction stories. The 50-chapter story follows a female sole survivor and is told from her point of view in the Fallout 4 universe. The author decided to explore how a female sole survivor could make it in the Wasteland and not be tossed out by the Commonwealth. The story is formed from hours of gameplay and choices made by the author. This is a play-through scenario using mods the writer had installed. If you like a novelization feel to your fanfiction, then this author delivers.


Reminiscence is a play-through-themed Fallout 4 fanfiction by corianin. The play-through-style fanfictions tend to be more immersive and more meaningful to fans, and Reminiscence does not disappoint. Corianin tells the story of Nora and Piper as they travel through the Wastelands and gain respect for each other. Aside from delivering on friendship and the overall atmosphere of the game, it also gives insight into how the environment can change you and your outlook on life in general. At the time of writing, Reminiscence is still a WIP.

Do It Again

Do It Again by Hypatikar is a slow-burn romance fanfiction dealing with the Courier and Mr. House. If you’re looking for a solid storyline with a romance story pitch, this is the one for you. The story is long (52 chapters) and meant for a reader who is not only a hardcore Fallout fan but also wants to devote some time to a story that unravels piece by piece. It is a two-part series that follows the game closely and has missing scene viewpoints that can provide a more immersive experience for fans of the Courier. 


Synth is a Fallout 4-centric fanfiction by ScorpioDarkMoon. The story is featured on AO3 and has a fairly decent following. As the title suggests, the story deals with the synth. InSynth, the character journeys through the Wasteland to learn about himself and his past. One of the key elements of this story is the way it uses immersive gaming tropes and techniques to keep you interested while giving you the feel of playing through a DLC.

These five fanfictions show the depth and diversity of the Fallout fandom on sites like A03 and Whether exploring familiar landscapes or charting new territories, each story offers a unique perspective on the Fallout universe while honoring its blend of retro aesthetics and dystopian themes. For fans seeking to immerse themselves further in the world of Fallout beyond the games, these fanfictions provide a compelling journey into the Wasteland’s untold stories and unexplored depths.

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