7. Fallout 3
Escaping the Vault has never been a more visceral experience, and Fallout 3 really built on the previous entries into (arguably) the biggest name in post-apocalyptic adventures. Taking the struggle to a 3D world and adding branching decision points, even more gruesome discoveries, and Hollywood star power (Liam Neeson of all people!) wove an exciting narrative that resonated with both old and new fans of the franchise. And the killer radio tunes don't hurt, either.