Amazon Prime Video has spent big on marketing its video game-to-series adaptation of “Fallout” which is set to launch in just a few hours on the streaming giant.

But what’s it like? Reviews are now in and the verdict seems to be fairly good. The series is pulling in a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes from 58 reviews, whilst over on Metacritic it’s at 72/100 from 25 critics reviews – putting it in about the same league as Apple’s “Masters of the Air,” Amazon’s “Expats” and Netflix’s “3 Body Problem”.

All eight episodes of the series will be released at once for those wanting to binge, with the launch expected to be Amazon’s biggest since the second season of “Reacher” late last year.

Here’s a sampling of review quotes:

“Bizarre but intensely fun, Fallout is like nothing you’ve ever seen; for that reason alone, you won’t be able to turn away.” – Aramide Tinubu, Variety

“The eight-episode season exists in a vivid and captivating universe that will be familiar to gamers — though knowledge of the franchise isn’t required to enjoy its darkly comic dystopian pleasures.” – Kristen Baldwin, EW

“Fallout hits the landing well, and stands amongst some of the best video game adaptations out there. For fans, it’ll be catnip: who would have thought the apocalypse could be so enjoyable?” – Dan Cody, London Evening Standard

“A monumental achievement of sci-fi world-building, presenting an alternately horrifying and exhilarating vision of a United States held together by little more than duct tape and Wonder Glue, unflagging optimism and ultra-violent mercilessness.” – Nick Schager, The Daily Beast

“The tone, the visuals, the meticulous attention to the detail of the game world is a far cry from some other adaptations-which-will-not-be-named that try to completely blaze their own path. This is extraordinarily faithful to the games.” – Paul Tassi, Forbes

“Finding a tonal balance between the drama and the comedy is a razor’s edge, but ‘Fallout’ makes it look effortless. As a result, spending time in this hardened world is as fun, engaging, and engrossing as the games.” – William Goodman, The Wrap

“At its liveliest, the sci-fi adventure captures the fun of simply getting to explore a strange new world, meeting colorful characters and going down mysterious rabbit holes. But the lack of urgency also means its eight hours take an awfully long time to get where it’s going.” – Angie Han, THR

“An arch and overly-familiar series, with enough interesting performances and background details to keep it from being a waste of time, but not enough spark of its own to be fully satisfying.” – Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone

The cast is led by Ella Purnell as vault-dweller Lucy, Aaron Moten in the role of Maximus, Walton Goggins plays The Ghoul; and Kyle MacLachlan as Overseer Hank.

Additional cast includes Moises Arias, Sarita Choudhury, Michael Emerson, Leslie Uggams, Frances Turner, Dave Register, Zach Cherry, Johnny Pemberton, Rodrigo Luzzi, Annabel O’Hagan and Xelia Mendes-Jones.

“Fallout” launches tonight on Amazon Prime Video.

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