|This page lists all cultural references in Fallout Tactics.|
The Dukes of Hazzard
Historical reenactment societies
The Invasion Re-creationists special encounter features nervous, excited "Americans" taking a few steps over the Canadian "border," upon which they wildly celebrate victory, claiming that Canada has been overrun, and return back across the border. This is a reference to historical reenactment groups.
The Matrix ("Coppertops")
The Coppertops special encounter features humans as essentially, batteries fueling a robot empire, similar to the 1999 film The Matrix. However, in the game, rather then being hooked up to equipment that harvests the natural electrical impulses of their bodies, the "human batteries" are running on treadmills while a task-master robot oversees the entire operation.
During the Newton mission, the player character required to speak with Albert Lamore, an ambassador of the Reaver Movement. During the conversation, Albert speaks of the great entity known as Satansoft. This is reference to the computer company Microsoft.
During the Newton mission, the player character is required to speak with Tobias Peste, a scientist-priest of the Reaver Movement. During the conversation, Tobias mentions a Heaven-like paradise known as "Panasonica." The name is a reference to the electronic manufacturing company Panasonic.
Morte, seen in the special encounter of the same name, is a direct reference to the character Morte, a talking skull with a New York accent from the 1999 video game Planescape: Torment. The lead designer on Planescape: Torment was Chris Avellone, a major developer of the Fallout universe.
Tobias Peste mentions a person by the name of Saint Sony who visited him during his 11th day of fasting. The surname is a reference to the Sony corporation.
The Terminator franchise
- Diesoon and the robotic arm in the Rock Falls mission are references to Miles Dyson from Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
- The hydraulic press in Great Bend mission is a reference to a similar press in The Terminator.
- The B1000 special encounter is a reference to the T-1000 from Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
- The T-800 is a reference to the robots of the same name throughout the Terminator series.