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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.
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Fantastic game and my first love.noah10parker | Nov. 7, 2015 | See all noah10parker's reviews »
Fallout 3 is the first 3D rendering of the post-apocalyptic world pictured by Bethesda, and although it shows it's age in it's mediocre graphics and poor animations, it still remains one of my all-time favorite games. The most enjoyed characteristics of any Bethesda game are the ability to create any character you like, make any choices you want, plenty of side quests, and the bomb story line. If you are considering Fallout: New Vegas or this game, the choice is always Fallout 3. Despite the convenient new features of New Vegas, Fallout 3 has a world that is filled with buildings, historic sights, and people. Also, the story is far more interesting. The only con to this game on PC is the engine. You may have to go through many .ini file tweaks in order to get this game to work properly. I would recommend this game to any friend who asked.
Aging ClassicAghass | Sept. 30, 2015 | See all Aghass's reviews »
Although this game is superb and was a gamechanger at the time it has aged. It didn't work on Windows 8 without fixes and was completely broke in Windows 10. If you have a new computer skip this game and get New Vegas which is better anyways.
Welcome to the wastelandLrmNick | Sept. 14, 2015 | See all LrmNick's reviews »
Fallout 3 is one of the best fps games soo far in the market, and Bethesda is going to release Fallout 4 in the next year, soo why don't you spend some money and discover the story behind the game that is promising to be the "goty".You start the game in your birth choosing your characteristics,find a book and choose your S.P.E.C.I.A.L,Level up and choose your perks,get weapons, do quests, use VATS To finish enemies.The Graphics are ok,the soundtrack makes me feel like i'm in the 80's,the creatures,riders and guys looking for your head are hard.The only problem is the "not optimization" for windows 7 and after, it crashes sometimes so you must save your game every time,you must buy it.
A World as Real as Your Ownstickybomb | Sept. 7, 2015 | See all stickybomb's reviews »
It's a "post-apocalyptic open-world RPG FPS"... why don't I stop myself there and ask you, is that good enough for you yet? I- I think that you may have just added it to your cart right after you read that. No? Well, then. The radio and soundtrack are great, and really fit the setting of the game. The scale of the map and the terrain itself is on the massive end of the scale, being large and full. You won't turn a corner without something interesting about to happen. The amount of weapons, enemies, and armor/clothing the game has is plentiful. If you want your on style of combat, you can go ahead and develop it yourself. Or, you can honestly choose to use the power of voice and brain to get you out of situations, depending on the type of character you build. The shooting mechanics are solid, and the VATs mechanic is very cool. The DLC's for the game are completely worth it, and will clock you in a ton of enjoyable time into the game. The story is phenomenal. Voice acting is wonderful, and the characters are memorable. Speaking of characters, the character creation portion of the game is wonderful with plenty of options and customization, and the level cap is also fairly high. And for those of you who are female, you can choose whether you want to be a male or female- if you really care that much. It doesn't really affect the game whatsoever. The quests in-game are limitless, offering you countless of challenges and enjoyment. And I can't forget to mention about all the modding that you can do. After all, it is a Bethesda game. It's still got a huge community of modders developing for the game. In spite of all this, if you haven't played any of the Fallout games. Whether you get Fallout 3 or New Vegas first and enjoy it, I can almost guarantee you'll end up getting both eventually, and loving each and every second of each game.
Good but it shows its agebossmarvinc | Sept. 4, 2015 | See all bossmarvinc's reviews »
I should not have to tell you that this is a good game (the hundreds of hours people have logged in it should). If you have not played it though you probably should not now. With fallout 4 coming out and fallout new vegas out there is no reason to play this one. The gameplay is less tuned and the graphics are showing their age. Also for pc it can take some work for it to use more than one core. I am not saying is bad it is not. I have 200+ hours logged in it. There are just better games for you to play at this point.