This article is about the video game. For the movie location see Paradise City.
On the surface, Paradise appears as a quiet, peaceful town located in the Arizona desert. Despite its small size and population, it houses some big structures such as a mall, bank, library, napalm factory, and brewery.
Though appearing to be a docile community, Paradise is the subject of many dangerous or sometimes abnormal events including bank robberies, terrorist attacks, and the Apocalypse. These events begin to take a toll on the town and its residents, eventually resulting in SWAT units and the National Guard being called in to keep the peace.
As the player will find, all the residents of Paradise are mixed in gender, race, and political opinion. The one trait they all share, however, is that they are all exceptionally rude, incompetent, uncaring, violent, perverted, obnoxious, and/or psychopathic. They will often partake in various acts of harassment against the player, such as shouting obscenities for bumping into them and accusing the player of a crime (which will cause nearby police to attempt to apprehend the Dude). Bad citizens can be found locked up at the Police Station.
- Main article: Lower Paradise
In addition to the main part of the town, there is a smaller area known as Lower Paradise. While it doesn't appear on the map, we know (thanks to the slideshow in Paradise Lost) that it's to the southeast of the main map.
- Main article: Paradise (Paradise Lost)
Following a nuclear explosion, Paradise was thought to be completely obliterated. As it turns out, the majority of the town remained unscathed but is now facing an odd nuclear fallout. This fallout resulted in the town being separated into four weather zones: Ashen Skies, Nuclear Winter, Rainy Foliage, and Arid Desert. In addition, there are now several faction leaders trying to rule Paradise.
- Main Street
- Chicken Queen Estates
- Office Complex
- Paradise Mall (Divided into East and West)
- Industrial Area
- Clinic Area
- Trainyard Area
- Napalm Factory Exterior
- Earl's Elephant Ranch and Grill
- Obligatory Sewer Complex
- Paradise is based on the real world city of Bisbee, Arizona.
- There is a real town called Paradise, Arizona; however, it was abandoned in 1943 and has a population of only 5.