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:

  • Operation:

    Anchorage - Enter a military simulation and fight in the liberation of Anchorage, Alaska from its Chinese Communist invaders.

  • The Pitt:

    Travel to the post-apocalyptic remains of Pittsburgh and become embroiled in a conflict between slaves and their Raider masters.

  • Broken Steel:

    Increase your level cap to 30, and finish the fight against the Enclave remnants alongside Liberty Prime.

  • Point Lookout:

    Embark on a mysterious and open-ended adventure in a huge, murky swampland along the coast of Maryland.

  • Mothership Zeta:

    Defy hostile alien abductors and fight your way off of the alien mothership, orbiting miles above the Capital Wasteland.

Key Features:

  • Limitless Freedom:

    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!

  • Experience S.P.E.C.I.A.L.

    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.

  • Eye-Popping Prettiness*

    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.

Customer reviews


Incredible Narrative

nyangrubbles | June 17, 2015 | See all nyangrubbles's reviews »

Fallout 3 was one of the first open world Bethesda games I ever played, and remains to be one of my favorites. With an excellent leveling system, varied combat and weapons, crazy enemies, and exciting locations, the game keeps you hooked from beginning to end and even beyond. The main story is engaging and straight-forward, while also giving you choices that matter. The DLC and side quests are just as engaging, and honestly parts of the game are lost if you choose to skip them. Even after playing other Bethesda games such as Fallout: New Vegas or Skyrim, I would personally continue to recommend this one.


highly recommended game

chakad | June 10, 2015 | See all chakad's reviews »

its really one of the great games ever made, it takes the previous narrative of fallout from TBS into a mix of tactical shooter with TBS elements! great story (+ all the dlc), great atmosphere, great sound and music, great arsenal of weapons, and above all a lot to explore and see! it is also versatile by progress you can go melee combat or range, brute force or talk your way out...your call all over the game! truly a gem!


I Do Want to Set the World on Fire!

NShep53 | June 6, 2015 | See all NShep53's reviews »

If you want the true bang for your buck collection, look no further than Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition. Once you play all of the main game AND the dlcs, you should easily be way over 100+ hours. If you can't imagine playing a game that long, I can tell why you will: Fallout 3 is pure fun and you will waste hours upon hours in the wasteland (seems fitting). The games starts out with you being born in Vault 101 and customizing what your character will look like when you are an adult. Your dad ends up being Liam Neeson (f yeah) and he is very important to the story. See years go by in the vault and suddenly one day when you are a young adult, your dad goes missing. Shit hits the fan quick inside the vault and you are pretty much thrown out into the Capital Wasteland to find your father. The Great Nuclear War has turned the earth into a literal dump with bits and pieces of humanity still surviving. From there you can do whatever you want, go find Liam Neeson, don't find him, shoot some ghouls, destroy a city, whatever you want, and that freedom is what makes the game so special and unique. Add on all the dlcs that came out from the game (including the truly superb Point Lookout) and you have one the best gaming experiences ever created. The only negative is the minor bugs and lackluster graphics coupled with Bethesda's awful looking animations. But you will get used to them and after an hour or so, you will forget all about them and be drawn into the awesomeness that is Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition.


Apocalyptic Americana

GrahamGD | 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 collection

Gmen | 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.