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


See the light vault dweller?

anticerber | March 25, 2015 | See all anticerber's reviews »

This is where I first entered the fallout series. While I have heard the initial classical fallouts had great lore, nice charm and were well remembered, I think this first/third person shooter does well all on it's own...

Much like Bethesda's counterpart game, Elder Scrolls. The heart of Fallout lies in it's exploration....sure it doesn't have a half bad story, but it very short and a bit anti-climactic...The adventuring though....that is memorable....once you are out of the vault....pick a direction...and start walking...Any way you set out on there is adventure to be had...interesting characters to meet, and terrible monsters that want to pick your bones clean....So many things I'd love to tell you about but at the same time would hate to spoil for you...If you've never played fallout 3....stop putting it off and play this game


The apocalypse has never looked better

MadDemon64 | Dec. 29, 2014 | See all MadDemon64's reviews »

Fallout 3 is gorgeous. Fallout 3 is amazing. Fallout 3 is synonymous with so many words it would be impossible to fit them all in this review.

You take the role of one of the survivors of the apocalypse, which in the Fallout universe is a giant nuclear war that wiped out most American civilization and presumably the rest of the world as well. You start off in the shelter of a Vault, vast underground bunkers set up by the government in the event of a nuclear war. You leave the security of The Vault in search of your father who has gone missing. Throughout the game you find yourself making allies and enemies in a plot that is far bigger than you could have possibly imagined.

The Fallout series is regarded as the king of open world RPGs, and it shows in Fallout 3. You have access to various weapons and armor, most of which impact your effectiveness in traveling and interacting with NPCs. Each quest gives you an objective, but how you go about doing it is up to you. You could buy information off of someone just as easily as you hack into their computer and steal it. You can even kill quest-related NPCs, thus changing the story and how people view you within the game.

Fallout 3 is one of the most impressive RPGs to ever be released. If you are a fan of games that give you a slew of choices, this game is for you.


Master of post apocalyptic RPGs

drakso | Dec. 22, 2014 | See all drakso's reviews »

Well, if you are an RPG fan and you haven't heard of the title FALLOUT, you have missed a lot my friend and it is time to embark on an epic journey in the post apocalyptic wastelands. The concept of this game is simple, earth is almost destroyed in a huge nuclear war and the only people that survived are those that hid in an underground vaults. The rest of the world mutated and became a wasteland filled with radiation. You are born in a vault and you try to escape and seek adventures and missions in the vast world. The game has a very good art style and the graphics are alright. The voice acting is also good. As any open world game you might run in to some bugs and glitches every once in a while. The story is very good and the game offers a lot of time filled with excitement and adventures. I recommend this game to every RPG fan out there.


If you die without playing then you have never actually lived

baybora95 | Nov. 6, 2014 | See all baybora95's reviews »

This game is just simply amazing. If you ever have the chance to buy it, THEN BUY IT!

The graphics were ok for me(medium settings) but as far as i have seen on youtube videos if you can play it on ultra high or high it has a pretty decent graphic for its own time. It was more than enough to drag me into the world of Wasteland.

The gameplay is just amazing and thats what makes Fallout Fallout. It has so many content that you cant ever be sure that you have discovered everything you can especially if you have the DLCs. It depends to you whether to finish the game in 20 hours or 200 hours. There are many things to choose. You can be dumb strong melee fighter or quick-witted energy weapon user or neither of them and you can choose a peaceful route with your speech skills. There are enough varieties of weapons, apparels and you get to know the characters as if they are real people.

Well the mechanics are a bit mediocre. The game might be too easy if you abuse the mechanics of the game so if you want a challenge you should avoid them.


Welcome to the Wasteland...

yarkitty123 | Nov. 2, 2014 | See all yarkitty123's reviews »

Fallout 3 is a very fun game that might throw some people off due to the slow pace the games starts off with, but get past the first 10-20 minutes or so of your character growing up from a toddler, all the way up to their early late teens/20s (or so they appear in-game), and the games action really picks up at a good pace. Before you know it, you'll trying to do every side-mission and trying to get that perfect weapon (the deathclaw glove is one of my personal favorites, but you'll need The Pitt DLC for that).

Occasional bugs and cheap deaths occur, which is not game breaking by any means. It's slow to start - I started/dropped the game at least 4 times before I finally stuck with it - but once you start going deeper and deeper, everything starts to click and you'll want to find every hidden item, see what happens if you kill certain travelers, experiment with new character builds, etc. Very fun and replayable game, and there's much more to scratch the patina about here than the whole "Oblivion with guns" disclaimer people like to throw around a lot.