Reviews for Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition
Amazing Open World Post-Apocalyptic FunSandromin | Nov. 23, 2013 | See all Sandromin's reviews »
Not only is Fallout 3 an amazing game, but the DLC create an experience completely unique to the Fallout series. Everything from the weapons to the locations add to the sense of a post-nuclear 1950s setting and the DLC only add more. I found myself blown away by the game's atmosphere and the modding community is spectacular. Although some glitches could dampen the experience, they do not make the game any less great. Everything about the game builds into an epic story, start to finish. Truly a masterpiece from the workers at Bethesda, Fallout 3: GOTY is an essential game to people who want a greater open-world experience.
Greatest Game Ever MadeMetaNightmare1 | Nov. 19, 2013 | See all MetaNightmare1's reviews »
This game has no equal. It excels in everything it sets out to do. Characterization is solid to the point that you think you've met real people, combat is fluid, flowing between the VATS system for bullet time targeted attacks and real time combat. The story is excellently told with an emphasis on building a world with interconnecting stories. The world is fun to explore and you'll want to turn fast-travel off so you can feel the atmosphere for longer periods of time. All that with a well presented aesthetic with truly masterful art direction and you have a recipe for an amazing experience.
Other games will look not so great from now on!michelpulha | Nov. 12, 2013 | See all michelpulha's reviews »
After playing FO3 I found it very difficult to get back to the basic FPS games, 'cause the RPG feeling of this game is so addictive that games based on a linear storyline now are just not enough. You'll think "ok, it would be nice to do that, but why I can't just do the other way?". You'll be addicted, craving for more interaction with the story, more decisions to make, more possibilities to explore.
Incredible Open World Wastelandknoxstar | Nov. 2, 2013 | See all knoxstar's reviews »
Fallout 3 is an absolutely fantastic look at an apocalyptic wasteland. There are hours and hours of gameplay and exploration. I have put hundreds of hours into exploring every facet of this world, completing all the side quests and finding all the rare items. With each expansion, the game is opened up even more, providing new stories and angles to play. If you want a fun experience, blending RPG and FPS style gameplay, this is for you.
Flawless, no, EPIC, YES!eL_Jay | Oct. 24, 2013 | See all eL_Jay's reviews »
This game made me buy a xbox360 and the first time i played it, I was blown away. The first time i got sucked into a game and felt like I was the protagonist, The Lone Wanderer.
However a few years later i played it on the pc and a new world emerged. The very frequent loading times can be surpassed by using a SSD and therefore solving the biggest draw-back of this game. The other draw-back is the lack of iron-sights and the overpowered VATS-system.
Luckily there are a ton of mods to solve most issues.
Furthermore this is a game were the dlc adds such significant story to the game i urge you to buy the GotY edition. (Brotherhood of Steel is the best DLC ever only rivalled by the shivering isles of TES4).
To all you FPS and RPG lovers that dont already own this game, buy the GotY edition and emerge yourself for over a 100 hours in a single-playthrough is the post apocalyptic wastelands.
Most amazing game of the centurysuper_eon | Oct. 23, 2013 | See all super_eon's reviews »
This game is not complete without the DLC which add literally so much more stuff you could call it another game! And the base game alone is more then some 40 hours of fun, this game has at least a years worth of stuff you'll find. And then right when you think you know something about it. The game will show you even more! and like I said the DLC adds sooooo much more it'll blow you're freaken mind!
One of those games you will never forgeteL_Jay88 | Oct. 20, 2013 | See all eL_Jay88's reviews »
Played this game both on the xbox and on a pc with SSD and mods. The vanilla game is a very high quality game, the only down-side is the lack of Iron sights. It's very immersive and I litterally felt like i WAS the lone wanderer prospecting the post-apocalyptic wasteland. Modding and an SSD takes this game to the next level. Minor flaws are solved and the very frequent loading times are reduced to seconds with a ssd.
In the FPS RPG genre only rivalled by fallout new vegas and the elder scrolls. Must have
If you don\t
Incredible open-world experienceabelegu2 | Oct. 4, 2013 | See all abelegu2's reviews »
This game made me fall in love with in the first 30 minutes of gameplay and it kept me going even after I was done with it. It's got an amazing post-apocalyptic atmosphere, and it does an amazing job at immersing you into the world. It being open-world is a huge plus, albeit there isn't too many places to go to. There is a large choice of weapons and they're all fun to use. The combat's something to get used to, it's a bit tricky but it's still very fun and it suits the game's theme and design. The enemies can get a little too repetitive sometimes, but because of the game's setup it doesn't affect the game's experience all too much. It gets more noticeable nearing the end. The storyline's also very interesting, although one downside of it is that you don't get feedback from the world if/when you do anything big (avoiding spoilers). If you cope with that, though, it's a great RPG experience which gives you a whole world of opportunities to explore! A definite must buy for RPG enthusiasts, as other people said as well. Avoid playing Mothership Zeta DLC though, I hate to admit that one is simply horrendous. But the rest of the DLCs are still amazing! Who knows, maybe you'll like them all. Enjoy!
Apocalyptic Greatness!Matthew_Lumie | Oct. 4, 2013 | See all Matthew_Lumie's reviews »
This is perhaps the most interesting game I've ever played, and one of the funniest/coolest to boot! There are tons of things to do, and while there's a main quest, you have complete freedom to explore the "Capital Wasteland" and do as you please! I've put over 200 hours into it and I can say I've never got bored. Really, if you like the Elder Scrolls Games or the original Fallout series, this will be paradise for you. N.B. I would not recommend looking for spoilers, as the game is rewarding enough already, with decent equipment available from the start ;)
Flawlessrjb789 | Sept. 21, 2013 | See all rjb789's reviews »
This game put simply, is flawless. Everything about it is brilliant and every single aspect comes together to create a convincing apocalyptic world where you feel involved. The shooting and gunplay is original and interesting and the sheer number of ways to kill your enemies is refreshing. The choices you make during the game are difficult and make you think about what you do. In short: buy this game!
Fallout 3 complete, the way it was meant to be playedEDP | Sept. 16, 2013 | See all EDP's reviews »
Fallout 3 with extras, is that even possible? That's a short descriptive of the Fallout 3 awesomeness. It's endless fun, lots of re-playability and you can even mod the game with mods from a huge community after you find something missing or want to play even more hours with new content.
This package is a great deal if you like your straight up shooters with an RPG edge. This makes Fallout 3 the best game in it's genre.
All this is accompanied by beautiful artwork. The entire game is a postcard from a post-apocalyptic USA from the 50s/60s. Lot's of humour, lot's of fun.
Best Post Apocalyptic Game CreatedKevduit | Sept. 10, 2013 | See all Kevduit's reviews »
When you hear the words Post Apocalyptic, you should think of the game Fallout, specifically Fallout 3, one of the greatest RPG games ever created. Here you are, in the vast plains of destruction caused by the Apocalypse. Searching for your father who ran away from Safe haven, you go on your quest to find him, and find out what really happened. This game is amazing, with Graphics that were un heard of in it's time. The side quests determine what kind of person you'll be in life. A hot headed enemy, a calm but heroic legend, it's all up to you. You can journey the world, find weapons, kill enemies, get rich, buy clothing or anything you really want, the world is open, and ready for the taking. The game is basically endless, and you can do what you want, how you want, and whenever you want. The gameplay is first person or third person, you choose how you want to play. This is one of the most detailed games I've ever played, and I totally recommend purchasing this game if you want an open world, scary, and just plain free roaming game. Amazing Game!
Well worth the moneyWildfella | Aug. 30, 2013 | See all Wildfella's reviews »
Fallout 3 GOTY edition brings you not only the story but DLC'c as well. No where near endless replay as things may start to get repetitive but is does have a TON of content in the normal story and the DLCs. You get to choose how your character develops whether it be heroic or evil or whatever you prefer. Your skills that you can train for offer a variety of play styles. Not only that, but with the wonderfully crafted world and the way the world is portrayed definitely immerse you in a truly wonderful apocalyptic world of mutants, bandits, and other horrifying creatures. And if that isn't enough, don't even get me started on the sheer amount of mods out there that can enhance your experience further, from texture mods to weapons and even new missions. You WILL get your money's worth out of this game.
RPG MasterpieceZala911 | Aug. 25, 2013 | See all Zala911's reviews »
The combination of post-apocalyptic setting, immersive story and environment, and top notch gameplay make Fallout 3 one of (if not the) best RPG games on the market. This game of the year addition includes all of its equally amazing expansions that open up an intricate world. No other game as made me explore all of its corners simply out of curiosity and a desire to know more about the game's background. A must buy for an RPG enthusiast.
Give up your social lifenemesis44uk | Aug. 22, 2013 | See all nemesis44uk's reviews »
Fallout GOTY edition contains the base game plus all the DLC available for Fallout 3.
There is lots of fun to be had with this epic post-apocalyptic RPG and even the sequel to this, New Vegas does not outshine Fallout 3.
The combat system is superb and using V.A.T.S. (limb targeting computer) allows for those slo-mo decapitations to look oh-so-good. Eyeballs fly and raiders' heads pop like corks. An early mission will see you in an abandoned supermarket up against a dozen raiders. It's no contest!
There are a few downers which drag my score out of the 90s and one of those is that some of the graphics are pug-ugly. It looked dated even when it first appeared and the years have not been kind to it.
Voice acting - generally fine, but there is also a lot of amateur dramatics going on and it really yanks you out of the immersion. Not a deal-breaker, but worth noting. Of course, on the other hand, you have Liam Neeson as your dad!
Recommended for people who don't mind turning into a hermit.
Best game of the decadegravekeeper867 | Aug. 19, 2013 | See all gravekeeper867's reviews »
Honestly this game is endless, tireless, fun, and keeps me coming back every time. I have personally played this game from start to near 100% completion 4 times. If this is a game that you don't own or are not sure of getting let me cleared it up for you...just BUY IT! Every single dlc for Fallout 3 add another element of game play, depth and atmosphere to an already immersive ground breaking title. No other fallout game to date has the same level of appeal or feel that this one has, not even New Vegas can touch Fallout 3. The strength of your character starting out determines how far you can explore and thus focusing you on the story as an elegant imaginary boundary. As you develop your skills you can slowly start to explore the wastes to find the stories and treasures of the former world, bandits, or secret projects. All of which aid in your immersion and understanding of the world around you.