Death messages are the lines spoken at the death screen (or Game Over screen) in Fallout and Fallout 2 when the player character dies. While the messages are apparently played randomly in Fallout, in Fallout 2, the messages change depending on how far they got by the time of dying, including odds of the narration to be spoken.



Three of the lines below are also used in rare cases in Fallout 2, notably the one for dying from radiation.

  • "The darkness of the afterlife is all that awaits you now. May you find more peace in that world than you found in this one..."
  • "Not even the carrion eaters are interested in your irradiated corpse..." (While this narration is spoken randomly under normal circumstances, it always plays when the player character dies from radiation poisoning) (20%)
  • "Your life ends in the wasteland..." (20%)
  • "The radiation has taken its toll. Your death was lingering and extremely painful. Your adventure is done..." (A death message specifically meant for death by radiation poisoning)Icon cut
  • "You fought valiantly, but to no avail. Your twisted and ruined body goes down in a hail of bullets... and thus ends your life in the wasteland..."

Fallout 2Edit


Generic deaths (20%)Edit

Specific deaths (40%)Edit

Special (100%)Edit

  • "The residents of Modoc eventually found your body a few miles from the outhouse. The stench is so bad they leave your corpse to rot in the waste." (Modoc)

Joke deaths (1%)Edit

All lines below have no narrations, and are unused

  • Ha ha ha ha ha. You're dead, moron!
  • You're dead. Maybe you should start the game over with a different character. Your point allocation sucks.
  • Nom nom nom says the creature feasting on your body.
  • Couldn't charm your way out of that one.
  • Nope.

Fallout TacticsEdit

Death screensEdit

FoT death message

FoT death message2

Fail screensEdit


Fallout and Fallout 2 death messages

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