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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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Another great Bethesda Titlepalmtreebearer | Aug. 29, 2015 | See all palmtreebearer's reviews »
Fallout 3 provided me with many hours of fun with fun gameplay, an interesting and expansive environment, lots of possibilities to interact with other wastelanders, a good story, and great throwback soundtrack. A must play for any fan of the fallout series. There are honestly very few downsides I can think of for this game if you enjoy RPGs. The only real downside I can come up with is that once you finish the main campaign, the game ends. So don't finish the main campaign until you are ready, or at least keep a save before you start it. You will know when you are going to the last mission in the main campaign. Oh, and don't be afraid to use your heavy weapons. I kept saving all of my heavy weapons ammo for a rainy day and I ended up not needing most of it in the end. I tend to be a packrat which sometimes creates problems in a game with so much to collect.
Best Post Apocalyptic SurvivalSparkWave | Aug. 4, 2015 | See all SparkWave's reviews »
This game is the best post apocalyptic game that you will find. It has the best price point and really brings out the most in the small details. Its V.A.T.S. system and Pipboy 3000 allow for the player to do all sorts of things such as a unique style of combat. There is a lot to do in fallout 3. You are able to go anywhere and do any missions you please. However, enemies get difficult as you go, continuing to create a challenging experience for the player. The physics are well made and there is an absolute ton of items to find. There are many different weapons and types of armors too, allowing for even better combat. This game should definitely be tried out!
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