Malden is a hilly woodland area north of the Mystic River, tracing its roots back to before the American Revolutionary War. The pre-War township is bordered by an elevated freeway to the east and west and the river to the south, surrounded by industrial landscape.
Malden appears only in Fallout 4.
Behind the scenes
- Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Collector's Edition p. 274: "ZONE 2: NORTH CENTRAL COMMONWEALTH
Bordered by the elevated freeway to the east and west and the Mystic River to the south, this part of the Commonwealth consists of the main township of Malden in its center, with various interesting and dangerous smaller locations surrounding it. The farther south you go, the more industrial the landscape becomes. The farther east you go, the more dangerous the inhabitants become. However, you are encouraged to chance a meeting at the more esoteric establishments in this zone, allowing you to befriend both robots and ghouls alike. And even Deathclaws! But not Super Mutants."
(Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Map)