Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition
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Prepare for the Future™
With Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition, experience the most acclaimed game of 2008 like never before. Create a character of your choosing and descend into an awe-inspiring, post-apocalyptic world where every minute is a fight for survival. Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition includes all five of the Fallout 3 Game Add-on Packs:
Anchorage - Enter a military simulation and fight in the liberation of Anchorage, Alaska from its Chinese Communist invaders.
Travel to the post-apocalyptic remains of Pittsburgh and become embroiled in a conflict between slaves and their Raider masters.
Increase your level cap to 30, and finish the fight against the Enclave remnants alongside Liberty Prime.
Embark on a mysterious and open-ended adventure in a huge, murky swampland along the coast of Maryland.
Defy hostile alien abductors and fight your way off of the alien mothership, orbiting miles above the Capital Wasteland.
Take in the sights and sounds of the vast Capital Wasteland! See the great monuments of the United States lying in post-apocalyptic ruin! You make the choices that define you and change the world. Just keep an eye on your Rad Meter!
Vault-Tec engineers bring you the latest in human ability simulation — the SPECIAL Character System! Utilizing new breakthroughs in points-based ability representation, SPECIAL affords unlimited customization of your character. Also included are dozens of unique skills and perks to choose from, each with a dazzling variety of effects!
Fantastic New Views:
The wizards at Vault-Tec have done it again! No longer constrained to just one view, experience the world from 1st or 3rd person perspective. Customize your view with the touch of a button!
The Power of Choice:
Feeling like a dastardly villain today, or a Good Samaritan? Pick a side or walk the line, as every situation can be dealt with in many different ways. Talk out your problems in a civilized fashion, or just flash your Plasma Rifle.
Blast 'Em Away With V.A.T.S.
Even the odds in combat with the Vault-Tec Assisted Targeting System for your Pip-Boy Model 3000! V.A.T.S. allows you to pause time in combat, target specific body parts on your target, queue up attacks, and let Vault-Tec take out your aggression for you. Rain death and destruction in an all-new cinematic presentation.
Mind-Blowing Artificial Intelligence:
At Vault-Tec, we realize that the key to reviving civilization after a global nuclear war is people. Our best minds pooled their efforts to produce an advanced version of Radiant AI, America's First Choice in Human Interaction Simulation. Facial expressions, gestures, unique dialog, and lifelike behavior are brought together with stunning results by the latest in Vault-Tec technology.
Witness the harsh realities of nuclear fallout rendered like never before in modern super-deluxe HD graphics. From the barren Wasteland, to the danger-filled offices and metro tunnels of DC, to the hideous rotten flesh of a mutant's face.
*Protective Eyewear Encouraged.
Apocalyptic AmericanaGrahamGD | April 14, 2015 | See all GrahamGD's reviews »
Before Fallout 3, I'd never heard the term "retrofuturstic". I played this wonderful game for the first time four years ago on an X Box 360 in a dear friends basement. We spent the weekend utterly engrossed in the bleak yet beautiful ruins of D.C. Now, I've sunk more hours into this game (and it's orange tinged sister New Vegas) than any other game. No other game has ever entranced me like Fallout 3, as it is one of the most unique games ever made. Not unique in the fact that it's a FPS/RPG, which nowadays seem a dime a dozen, but unique in the story and atmosphere that go along with the game. The soulful crooning of a long dead (in our present time, let alone 2277) jazz artist as the player walks the windy wastes or picks their way through a bombed out house in the middle of the urban nightmare that is D.C. will entrench this game in well deserved acclaim. It's not without it's share of baggage. The Gamebryo engine is clunkier than most when it comes to combat, the story has its trite moments, and the 2008 game is really showing it's age. But today, with a dedicated modding community and ENB software, this game can be expanded, tweaked, coddled, prodded, resigned and overhauled unlike any other. Even now, I still find myself coming back to Fallout, and finding new things. Because War, War never changes.
The ultimate Fallout 3 collectionGmen | Jan. 12, 2015 | See all Gmen's reviews »
This is the base game plus all of the DLC content that has been released for it. The level cap has been raised to a maximum ceiling of 30 and there are new perks to choose from, as well as an assortment of new weapons.
The main reason anyone would buy this is for the DLC, seeing as Bethesda isn't much for discounting DLC, or at least to the point where it's at a reasonable price.
The best DLC pack here is The Pitt, followed by Point Lookout. The others, Broken Steel, Mothership Zeta, and Operation Anchorage are merely average in my opinion.
It's a game that is still very playable to this day, although I'm not sure on the status of GFWL and whether that affects this Steam version of Fallout GOTY. But it is something to keep in mind.
The graphics will need a bit of a tweak, but that can easily be done with the use of some mods. The AI has its moments, and the animation isn't particularly good.
You definitely would play this game for the story and the characters, and not to mention the freedom to do almost anything and go almost anywhere on the huge in-game map. There are enough quests to keep you busy, and once you're finished with that, there are collectible items and secret locations to hunt that will reward you with skill points, XP, and maybe more...
Just don't go in expecting it to be as good or as varied as Fallout: New Vegas. I still maintain for the ultimate modern Fallout experience, that is the game you should get. But Fallout 3 GOTY is nowhere near terrible, and worth it for the price of admission. It will still give you hours of play.
The best of TES and Fallout combinedheerox328 | Dec. 7, 2014 | See all heerox328's reviews »
Do you love BGS titles (Morrowind, Oblivion, Skyrim)? Are you a fan of post-apocalyptic games or a fan of the original Fallout franchise? If you don't mind a new and fresh interpretation on the iconic franchise, you will love this game.
As you would expect, the environment is dense, rich, and unforgettable. Plenty of characters to meet with lots of enemies and critters along the way. Great feeling of isolation and loneliness while also providing humor and seriousness when appropriate.
This was truly one of the best RPGs of the last generation. What are you waiting for? Pick it up.
Best Game of All Time!lightningbolt4 | Nov. 30, 2014 | See all lightningbolt4's reviews »
This is simply one of the best games i have ever played. Played this game 5 times! the expansions are a great addition. Bethesda always delivers great games but fallout is the best along with Skyrim. Using the system of vats makes Fallout stand out from all the other FPS's out there. It certainly is different and boredom isn't something that will come up fast. The voice acting is superb and the questing is unique in this Open world game. The music you listen to is different and I love it. It has early 1900's music that I chose to always play because I feel as though the game wouldn't be the same without it constantly playing. the main store is unique and emotional at times. the DLC's are all different and add lots of different weapons and armor to enhance your already perfect experience. Different recommend this!
Until next time, this is Three Dog! Awwoouuuuuu!midgetjacks | Oct. 4, 2014 | See all midgetjacks's reviews »
Here it is, the complete edition of an already solid game. With this version, you get all the dlc released. One of them is pretty much essential, another adds a secondary (albeit empty) location to explore, two are kinda neat sidequests, and one is a minor distraction, good for farming some XP.
If you're a fan of Fallout, just start here with this edition. And if you're coming from the Elder Scrolls side with some interest in Fallout, again, might as well just get this. You will spend hours upon hours exploring this rich, detailed world.