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Vault-Tec engineers have worked around the clock on an interactive reproduction of Wasteland life for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own vault. Included is an expansive world, unique combat, shockingly realistic visuals, tons of player choice, and an incredible cast of dynamic characters. Every minute is a fight for survival against the terrors of the outside world — radiation, Super Mutants, and hostile mutated creatures. From Vault-Tec, America's First Choice in Post Nuclear Simulation.
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.
Perfect gameonesourlemon99 | July 29, 2014 | See all onesourlemon99's reviews »
Fallout is the most fun and interesting series of games ever, only met by the elder scrolls, which is made by Bethesda as well. Fallout 3 is the best game in the fallout franchise, and it might not have the best graphics and the deepest story. but it still has many fun side quests that can have string affects on your game-play in good or bad ways. also there are great mods that can deeply enhance the game-play and resolution and graphics, especially if your running the game on a meaty rig with 1440p and a Nvidia GTX 880m with an over-clocked intel i7 like i am. i recommend this game to anybody who likes any form of RPGs.
Great game but has one MAJOR issueSantaSteamKeys | July 24, 2014 | See all SantaSteamKeys's reviews »
Fallout 3 is a classic game. It's fantastic. In the game, you can do whatever you want - there's a lot of freedom. It's very easy to waste hundreds of hours of your life playing it. You can play it seriously, or you can mess around and play it comedically. If you like first person shooters and role playing games, Fallout 3 is 100% for you. The music sticks in your head and the graphics are very nice considering it was released in 2008.
Unfortunately, the PC edition of Fallout 3 has one very serious issue - it isn't properly compatible with Windows 7 or 8 and if you use either of these operating systems, you will likely have to do various things just to make it work on your computer. This is a major problem and I hope Bethesda fixes it at some point in time.
Overall, amazing game but seriously let down by this one problem. 8.5/10.
WOWvekktorious | July 22, 2014 | See all vekktorious's reviews »
I can't believe I didn't buy this sooner. The graphics may be outdated and the combat system may be a bit wonky, but this game is a great RPG. Think of Skyrim but with guns and a post-apocalyptic setting, and you've got FO3. The levelling and perk system make it so that no player is the same, and there are a ton of guides and walkthroughs that can help make your playthrough even better.
It's all about locationlairdjaren | July 3, 2014 | See all lairdjaren's reviews »
If you're deciding between Fallout 3 and New Vegas, they're both great games and play almost identically. Splitting hairs, New Vegas is an overall better game boasting slightly better gameplay mechanics, supports more open-ended in-game choices, and is more lore-friendly. On the other hand, F3 is the better and more ambitious setting.
The Fallout universe is a cheeky caricature of america. While the cultural wastelands of Southern California and Las Vegas are ripe fruit, the capital wasteland of F3 takes this strident, yet cheerful introspection to new heights, precisely because D.C. is built to be a monument to how we want to perceive ourselves at our best.
In the backdrop of nuclear holocaust, sometimes you'll shake your head at the inanity of museums built to declaring victory in the space race instead of celebrating the achievement of humans setting foot on the moon. On the other hand, while sniping slavers is always fun, it will undoubtedly be even more so from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
Like Skyrim... With GunsRcoder97 | July 2, 2014 | See all Rcoder97's reviews »
Fallout 3 is my introduction to the Fallout Series and boy is it a good way to get wrapped up in its universe. The game starts you out as a baby and takes you through your young adulthood living in a Vault. The mystery now is that your father has left the Vault, an action no man shall ever perform. Now your quest is to find him and figure out what is actually going on. The story is an exceptional length. It's long enough without feeling stretched out. There are also plenty of side missions to keep you occupied throughout your quest or for when you are done and are looking for extra content. The world is awesome, it's Washington D.C.! It's large with lots of areas to explore and discover. The only downside is that the main story doesn't have you go to many different places on the map. It's technically good and bad because they leave you with lots of land to explore but if you only play the main story then you'll miss out on lots of extra areas. The skills system is great and shows depth. Each time I leveled up I would spend a good amount of time trying to figure out what to put my points into. Do I want to master explosives? Or should I be more sneaky? There are lots of weapons and pieces of armor to customize your character with, sadly the armor and clothing doesn't look that varied. There is also a fighting system called V.A.T.S. which lets you pause the game and attempt to get a stronger hit on enemies. It's very balanced. If you like RPGs and Bethesda's work then please give this a try.