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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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Good world but with not that great combat and many crashesMurderbot735 | July 28, 2015 | See all Murderbot735's reviews »
I really like the setting, and want to love this game, but I just like it. The world is interesting but at times a bit too colorless and depressing. The combat is fun with VATS, but as a FPS it's pretty bad. The guns can be pretty interesting though, like the portable nuclear bomb-launcher. The faces of the NPC's are horrifying, and the voice acting not that great, and there isn't as much content as in Skyrim, but still a lot. There's not that many quests, but they can be interesting and well written. The radio is a fun idea, but it would be nice if there were more songs and more dialogue. I'd recommend to pick this up during a sale if you don't mind these things. It's still a good game, but I don't think it's fantastic.
Still feels as fresh as everLewisTuck | July 23, 2015 | See all LewisTuck's reviews »
This is undeniably my favorite game of all time! I used to have multiple 100+ hour saves on my ps3 but since it is on sale now, I picked it up to help bridge the wait for fallout 4. If you want to get yourself ready for one of the biggest game releases of the decade you must pick this up now. The lore and style is so interesting and unique that I have noticed many areas of TV and gaming copying it these days. In brief, it is a huge bleak open world, a vision of a dystopian future, that is just waiting to be explored. It is filled with quests to encapsulate your imagination, absolute gems of characters and plenty of collectibles to keep any completionist busy!
Bethesda evolved the evolution!AcidFluxMx | July 22, 2015 | See all AcidFluxMx's reviews »
Whoever called this "Oblivion with Guns" perhaps it's right, but if you do know the Fallout series then you will know that this game has it's own proud things to defend himself. The Fallout series has one of the best stories in all video games (Post-Apocalypstic theme)and one of the best gaming styles from all time (Action-RPG). Now this is what we call EVOLUTION in a game: From playing it in an isometric 2D view (Fallout 1, 2 & Tactics), to a fully 3D - realistic way, then this one deserves you to seathe your wallet and shoot directly to the BUY button :D
Favorite RPG to dateThe1337N00Bx | July 21, 2015 | See all The1337N00Bx's reviews »
Not only is this my favorite RPG to date, but it's my favorite GAME to date. I fell in love with this game from the first time I saw the reveal trailer, and it lived up to every expectation I had and then some. This game has a huge selection of weapons and armor to find throughout the enormous post apocalyptic open world. It has one of the most diverse and large selection of dialogue options I've seen in any video game, and allows you to control aspects of the storylines in the game. I think I've put more hours into this game than I have any other game, and I still find myself going back and relaying it. The perks and skills allow for an amazing customization of your character and playstyle as well. This game is a musthave for everyone.
A Huge Jump For The Franchiseemptyhaven | July 19, 2015 | See all emptyhaven's reviews »
From the "shoddy" graphics of the original games to the suddenly first-person action of this new game, the Fallout series really took a major leap when Fallout 3 was released. With vastly improved graphics, a more in-depth plot, and a significantly different approach to battles (FPS), this game feels closer to the current trend of games at the time. It brought Fallout 3 to the modern day and age, and it drew a lot of new fans to an already powerful franchise. While the original games had a more appropriate feel, the immersion that they were going for in Fallout 3 really paid off. You really feel like you are a part of a much bigger world, and they retained most of the open-world aspect of the game, allowing you to complete the game in a variety of styles, be it as a pacifist or as a rampaging murderer. You still had to follow the plot, but at least for the most part, you were left to explore on your own devices. This game is a definite recommendation to any RPG fan out there.