Fallout 3

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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.

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


Worthy of the Fallout name

midgetjacks | Sept. 30, 2014 | See all midgetjacks's reviews »

I was skeptical. I really dug the original Fallout games, and here they were turning it into some Elder Scrolls game. How dare they. Guess I should've held my tongue a bit longer, because this turned out to be pretty good. Sure, everything feels held together with twine and silly putty, and I'm not just talking about the setting, but what it has in slightly broken game it makes up with a world with character. Exploring that world is what brought me back again and again for 109 hours before I told Dogmeat that he was a good boy, and then turned it off for good.


War Never Changes but Fallout Did

tedesco75 | Sept. 17, 2014 | See all tedesco75's reviews »

I really love the Fallout franchise, it really solidified my love for RPG and post-apocalyptic settings. I was a young teenager when I discovered Fallout and I have played it and it's sequel about ten or twenty times a piece. So when I heard Bethesda was finally making a sequel I was both excited and cautious. I liked Oblivion, but it wasn't my favorite so I was a bit skeptical when I began hearing things about Fallout 3 basically being Oblivion with Guns. While that characterization rang true. Bethesda did a lot of things right here that they didn't (and still don't) do with the Elder Scrolls series.

First off the combat and leveling are very good. Being a fan of the original turn-based isometric games I was worried that the combat would be problematic but Bethesda did a great job with VATS and the ability to pause and aim was great and added a little bit of humor to the game. There is nothing like seeing slow motion exploding heads while listening to Billie Holiday. There are no classes so you can do whatever you want. Finishing quests, killing enemies, sweet talking and lock picking all earn you xp which you can choose to distribute as you please.

The voice acting is ok, it's a bit dry but it wasn't terrible.

The story line is more compelling than anything else Bethesda has done (not including New Vegas).

The graphics are starting to show their age at this point. There are mods to fix that but I'm reviewing the unmoded version. The character models are also really starting to show their age. While they are not quite as potato headed as in Oblivion they are not to the somewhat more realistic looking models of Skyrim. The other elements of the game are so good it's pretty easy to overlook these flaws though.

A major improvement over the Elder Scrolls games is the sense of consequence. Not everyone will like you and joining one faction will preclude you from joining others at times. While most of these choices are either be a good guy or be evil there are sometimes shades of grey.

Overall if you were expecting it to be the original Fallout games you will be very disappointing. If you want an interesting world which invokes the feeling of those games without necessarily copying them then this is the game for you.


Amazing game, truly

damaffin | Aug. 20, 2014 | See all damaffin's reviews »

Fallout lll has managed to surprise me beyond my wildest expectations. I first jumped in to this game a couple of months ago, since at that time I had already tried all other famous open world RPGs, like Skyrim, Risen etc. I stepped into this game expecting a generic RPG. How wrong I was. This game is in a way really unique, the wasteland of the future, mutations running round the world and you are just the one wild card of it all. The graphics of the game are really neat in my opinion, but if you aren't satisfied you can also download a mod to improve upon that. The story is very good, not just plot twists behind every single quests and the gameplay is unique. All in all you don't need to be a Fallout fan to enjoy this, but try this game regardless.


Americas First Choice in Good RPGs

luisk25 | Aug. 18, 2014 | See all luisk25's reviews »

To me Fallout its easily one of the best RPG franchise. It will take you to places that will be in your mind for days. Bethesda did a great work with the athmosphere in this game and the soundtrack its just amazing. Dont worry if you find yourself singing some of the tunes of Galaxy News Radio a couple of hours in the game.


RPG you don't want to miss

wuks | Aug. 18, 2014 | See all wuks's reviews »

What can be said about Fallout series that already wasn't said. Great combat, amazing sense of exploration, interesting characters, etc. It's really a game you have to play.