*** App Store Best of 2015 ***
Mobile Game of the Year - 2016 DICE Awards
Winner 2015 Golden Joystick Best Handheld/Mobile Game

“Bethesda's first entry into iOS gaming is awesome. Game of the Week" - TouchArcade
"Probably the best game of E3 2015” – Gizmodo
"Fallout Shelter is simple to play and addictive as hell." - GameZone

Fallout Shelter puts you in control of a state-of-the-art underground Vault from Vault-Tec. Build the perfect Vault, keep your Dwellers happy, and protect them from the dangers of the Wasteland.

*** Fallout Shelter requires at least an iPhone 5, iPad 3, or iPad mini 2. ***

Create a brighter future…underground! Select from a variety of modern-day rooms to turn an excavation beneath 2,000 feet of bedrock into the very picture of Vault Life.

Get to know your Dwellers and lead them to happiness. Find their ideal jobs and watch them flourish. Provide them with outfits, weapons, and training to improve their abilities.

Turn worthless junk into useful items with Crafting! Customize the look of any dweller in the Barbershop.

A well-run Vault requires a variety of Dwellers with a mix of skills. Build a Radio Room to attract new Dwellers. Or, take an active role in their personal lives; play matchmaker and watch the sparks fly!

Send Dwellers above ground to explore the blasted surface left behind and seek adventure, handy survival loot, or unspeakable death. Find new armor and weapons, gain experience, and earn Caps. But don’t let them die!

From time to time, idyllic Vault life may be disrupted by the dangers of post-nuclear life. Prepare your Dwellers to protect against threats from the outside…and within.

Vault-Tec has provided the tools, but the rest is up to you. What are you waiting for? Get started building your Vault today for FREE.

Requires iOS7 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5 or later, iPad Mini 2 or later, iPad 3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPad Air 2.

This app offers in-app purchases. Please note that you may disable in-app purchasing directly from your device. For more information, visit

What’s New

Version 1.14.10

Vault-Tec Sanctioned Holiday Celebrations have ended.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
47.8K Ratings

47.8K Ratings

Editors’ Choice

Ever wondered what life’s really like in the Fallout games’ underground vaults? Experience all the challenges of running a post-apocalyptic community—from building gardens and power plants to playing matchmaker for your citizens. Eavesdropping on their goofy conversations never gets old, and an adorable art style à la Fallout’s Pip-Boy cartoons will make series fans swoon. It’s not all lighthearted hijinks, though: Whether at home or exploring the Wasteland, your people will face raiders and other dangers.

XAcesX ,

A genuinely FREE to play game. Lots of fun.

I find that with a lot of “free to play” games that include in app purchases, they are everything but “free” if you intend to play the game fully, even just doing certain missions/events and such. Here lies the exception from the many games I played on iPad. This IS realistically a free to play game and I made purchases out of respect for a good game, rather than because it was practically essential to get anything from the game. Well done Bethesda. The games currency is bottle caps which are abundant just by playing normally. There is also ‘Nuka cola’ which can be used to speed up certain things.... This can also be obtained quite easily on a daily basis by completing missions and by other means as you further progress.

I got this game to kill some time on the flight to my holiday and to be honest I’ve found it hard to put down for almost two weeks! Some very amusing dialogue in the many missions you can undertake, really does have a Fallout feel to it (of course), never a dull moment while you are actively playing - defending against attacks, sending out expeditions to the wasteland for loot. I was lucky enough to get 2 pets that speed up wasteland return time speed so the habitants of my vault are very well equipped! If you do spend anything on this game, my advice is to try for those pets, very useful. Enjoy!

Jack Elborn ,

More features needed

amazing game! I love this game and can never get bored of it, but it would be amazing if you added some rooms such as security rooms that have turrets or more options to help defend the entrance such as a room with a turret and guards that do extra damage or something and also a some sort of first response team where they automatically go and deal with disasters on that floor or on the floor above and below or something like that would be awesome, also I would love to see some sort of doctor room which has doctors who go around and heal dwellers if you have the stimpacks, another idea is some sort of market, where you would send dwellers to go to a local settlement and trade bottle caps for weapons or even outfits and junk they have, I think this would be really cool, or a system where you build a trading room which attracts traders and the more you upgrade the room the better traders are attracted which have better loot, I hope someone sees this comment as I think some of these ideas would be a great addition to the game!

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