Fallout Shelter Finally Comes To Android, Free Download In Google Play Store

If you're wondering why all your Android device-toting buddies are no longer answering your messages, there's a reasonable explanation. They've all been abducted by aliens! Just kidding -- the real reason you can't get in touch with them is because they're playing Fallout Shelter...on their Android gadgets! Did we blow your mind?

No, they haven't hacked their Android smartphones and tablets to run iOS, previously the only mobile platform you could play Fallout Shelter. Instead, Bethesda Softworks finally got around to porting the anticipated title to Android, just as promised, which is now available to download from the Google Play Store. And yes, it's free,

Fallout Shelter

"Today’s launch includes all-new game updates, including the introduction of Mr. Handy – the ultimate robotic companion – as a premium reward," Bethesda said. "Use him to collect resources inside your Vault, send him into the wasteland to collect caps, or defend your Vault from creatures and disasters, including new Deathclaw invasions and Molerat infestations."

The free-to-play title tasks you with building and overseeing your own underground vault. You have control over the people inside, who must be kept both happy and productive in order to thrive. There are two ways to increase the population of your vault -- pairing men and women to reproduce, and waiting for new dwellers from the wasteland.

Fallout Shelter's been a huge hit on iOS, collecting $5.1 million in its first two weeks on the market through in-app purchases, according to SuperData Research. Now that it's available on Android, Bethesda can expect another influx of cash from fans of the Fallout franchise.

You can grab Fallout Shelter for Android here and on iOS here.