10 TV Shows Like Fallout And How To Watch Them

 Ella Purnell in Fallout.
Ella Purnell in Fallout.

After the great year for video game-inspired movies and TV shows we had in 2023, it seemed like it was actually safe to say that we had entered an era in which “bad” video game adaptations are a far less frequent occasion. As far as I am concerned, the release of the new series adaptation of Fallout has made it official.

Based on a series of popular video games set in a post-nuclear dystopia, the Amazon Prime original TV show has impressed experienced gamers, non-gaming audiences, and critics alike with its imaginative vision of a post-apocalyptic society, clever writing, and strong performances. If you have already used your Amazon Prime subscription to journey through all eight available episodes and you just can’t wait until the confirmed second season, we have selected a few TV shows like Fallout that might get your Pip-Boy cackling.

Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey in The Last of Us Season 1
Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey in The Last of Us Season 1

The Last Of Us (2023-Present)

Decades after a mysterious virus brings about the fall of civilization, a grizzled survivor (played by Emmy nominee Pedro Pascal) is tasked with guarding a teenage girl (played by Emmy nominee Bella Ramsey) who may hold the secret to a cure.

Why it is a show worth watching if you like Fallout: Fallout is only the latest example of a TV series based on a post-apocalyptic video game and one especially notable example is co-developer Craig Mazin’s HBO series, The Last of Us, which Fallout also relates to in the way a zombie-esque illness is revealed to be major plot detail.

Stream The Last of Us on Max.
Buy The Last of Us on Amazon.
Buy The Last of Us on Blu-ray on Amazon.

Quiet and John outside New San Francisco in Twisted Metal
Quiet and John outside New San Francisco in Twisted Metal

Twisted Metal (2023-Present)

A drifter (played by Anthony Mackie) is hired to drive across what is left of a war-torn United States to deliver a mysterious package.

Why it is a show worth watching if you like Fallout: Another recent TV show based on a post-apocalyptic video game is Twisted Metal — based on a popular series of PlayStation games that, like the Fallout games, began in the ‘90s — which is more tonally similar to Fallout than The Last of Us, due to its comical approach to the source material.

Stream Twisted Metal on Peacock.

Geraldine Viswanathan in Miracle Workers.
Geraldine Viswanathan in Miracle Workers.

Miracle Workers: End Times (2023)

In a barren, desolate wasteland, two brutal warriors (played by Daniel Radcliffe and Geraldine Viswanathan) get married and try to have a normal life.

Why it is a show worth watching if you like Fallout: Yet another recent TV series with a nuclear, post-apocalyptic setting and a humorous tone is the fourth season of TBS’ comedic anthology series, Miracle Workers — subtitled End Times — which sees Radcliffe and Viswanathan adopt spot-on Mad Max-style personas.

Buy Miracle Workers: End Times on Amazon.

Will Forte on The Last Man On Earth
Will Forte on The Last Man On Earth

The Last Man On Earth (2015-2018)

Years after the breakout of a deadly virus, an average man (Will Forte) becomes the last human alive… or so he thinks.

Why it is a show worth watching if you like Fallout: Yet another TV series with a post-apocalyptic setting and a humorous tone is Fox’s The Last Man on Earth — not to be confused with a Vincent Price-led, 1964 adaptation of I am Legend — which was also created by Forte and was cancelled before it could finish its story, unfortunately.

Stream The Last Man On Earth on Hulu.
Buy The Last Man On Earth on Amazon.
Buy The Last Man On Earth on DVD on Amazon.

Clarke and Lexa on The 100 looking up.
Clarke and Lexa on The 100 looking up.

The 100 (2014-2020)

Years after a nuclear war, a group of survivors explore planet Earth, which is now inhabited by disparate groups of people contending with a fight for supremacy, mutants, and other bizarre dangers.

Why it is a show worth watching if you like Fallout: Let’s get back to more serious post-apocalyptic TV shows, such as The CW’s The 100, which is not based on a video game, but its plot boasts quite a few similarities to Fallout — save the fact that the returning survivors took refuge in space, not underground.

Stream The 100 on Netflix.
Buy The 100 on Amazon.
Buy The 100 on DVD on Amazon.

A wide shot of the structure in Silo
A wide shot of the structure in Silo

Silo (2023-Present)

In the future, an engineer (played by Rebecca Ferguson) and others begin to suspect that the leaders of the underground community that protects them from the outside world are not being completely honest about their surroundings.

Why it is a show worth watching if you like Fallout: Based on a popular series of books by Hugh Howery, Silo does follow a group of survivors taking refuge from an uninhabitable, dystopian environment beneath the surface and, like Fallout, follows a group of inhabitants who question the truth behind their society.

Stream Silo on Apple TV+.

James Marsden in Westworld.
James Marsden in Westworld.

Westworld (2016-2022)

In a dystopian society, wealthy people are allowed the chance to live out their deepest desires in a fabricated society resembling the Old West and inhabited by human-like machines.

Why it is a show worth watching if you like Fallout: Before signing on as executive producers of Fallout, Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy co-developed HBO’s Westworld — a reimagining of Michael Crichton’s technophobic 1973 film that also cleverly combines post-apocalyptic and sci-fi themes with old school Western elements.

Buy Westworld on Amazon.
Buy Westworld on Blu-ray on Amazon.

Scene from Scavengers Reign
Scene from Scavengers Reign

Scavengers Reign (2023)

The crew of a damaged space freighter struggle to survive when they are left stranded on a desolate planet.

Why it is a show worth watching if you like Fallout: While not exactly categorized as “post-apocalyptic,” the Max exclusive animated series, Scavengers Reign, is a thriller very much in the same vein of Fallout in the captivating and creative way it conceives its strange and dangerous setting.

Stream Scavengers Reign on Max.

Flag in The Man in the High Castle
Flag in The Man in the High Castle

The Man In The High Castle

A young woman (Alexa Davalos) makes a discovery that could liberate the United States from control by the Nazi Regime.

Why it is a show worth watching if you like Fallout: In addition to being a futuristic story, Fallout is also an alternative history tale (imagining a world dominated by a ‘50s-style aesthetic and technology without microprocessors), similar to how The Man in the High Castle — based on the novel by Phillip K. Dick — takes place in a version of early 1960s America if the Axis Powers prevailed in World War II.

Stream The Man in the High Castle on Amazon Prime.

Ella Purnell in Yellowjackets Season 2
Ella Purnell in Yellowjackets Season 2

Yellowjackets (2021-Present)

A group of women who played soccer together in high school recall the horrifying events that took place when a place crash left their team stranded in the Canadian wilderness.

Why it is a show worth watching if you like Fallout: While Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson’s Showtime original hit is not a dystopian alternative history drama based on a video game, the Yellowjackets cast does include Ella Purnell as a woman who must contend with survivors of an unforgiving, dog-eat-dog world, much like her Fallout character, Lucy MacLean.

Stream Yellowjackets on Paramount+ with Showtime add-on.
Buy Yellowjackets on Amazon.
Buy Yellowjackets on Blu-ray on Amazon.

These shows should be enough to help you survive the wait for Fallout Season 2.