Neighborhood Patrol - Fallout 4, artwork by Bethesda Softworks
'Neighborhood Patrol' is official artwork used by Bethesda Game Studio's for Fallout 4. This limited edition Certified Art Giclee™ print is part of the official Fallout 4 fine art collection by Cook & Becker and Bethesda Softworks. The print is hand-numbered and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
One of the many strengths of the Fallout games is the attention to details. This great art piece has details aplenty. It shows the 'Sole Survivor' player character, who carefully treads a world destroyed by nuclear war after spending over 200 years in cryogenic stasis. The overarching theme here is anticipation. The posture of the woman and her dog clearly inform us about their hesitance to move; the dog is obviously startled by something hidden in the rubble.
However, the real star of the image may just be the rubble itself. Look at the tire on the left: the rubber shows signs of degradation you'd expect from long exposure to radiation and weather conditions. The same goes for the buildings. They suffer from neglect, more than structural damage, and the dry desert winds have had their way with materials like paint or concrete. Details like these enhance the tension expressed through the Sole Survivor: the essential emptiness and creepy feel of the environment understandably put her nerves on edge.
Fallout 4 is the fifth installment in the Fallout video game series. The games are characterized by their inventive take on post-apocalyptic science fiction. Developed by Bethesda Game Studios, they pit players against the hazards of a vast nuclear wasteland. The game world is defined by 1950's 'Space Age' aesthetics, generating a strong retro-futuristic feel that sets Fallout apart from other sci-fi games.
Bethesda Softworks is an American video game developer and publisher. Best known for narrative-driven and critically acclaimed titles Dishonored, Fallout, and the Elder Scrolls series (Skyrim), it publishes other major game titles as well, most notably id Software’s Doom and Wolfenstein games.