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.

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Customer reviews


Great time killer in Iraq

psychosis01 | June 29, 2015 | See all psychosis01's reviews »

When I deployed to Iraq a few years ago and got sent to a base where I didn't know anyone, I played Fallout 3 off of work hours to pass the time. It was a great experience going through the DC wasteland (I've visited the actual capital a few dozen times) and I enjoyed that slight hint of reality, even thought it's set in an alternate universe. Don't pass this game up.


A must have Title

TheForgery | May 23, 2015 | See all TheForgery's reviews »

///IMPORTANT/// This game can be played in later versions of Windows and/or PCs with more than one core. This patch will be needed: Bethesda has released another excellent sequel to the legendary series. Fallout 3 literally takes players out of their usual comfort zones and places them in a near realistic setting in which any attempt at survival must be fool-proof. Pros: A diverse landscape with tons of unique NPCs, ready to be interacted with. Travel to the former capital of the USA and fight raiders and mutants. There is always a creature lurking around somewhere... Traveling within a couple of feet yields danger that will not bore players. It's always a different area when moving several feet in one direction. Freedom to choose the character you want to be. Save the suffering or enslave others for profit. Plenty of perks for selection, such as being a skilled thief or rip through the flesh of former bodies to a messy pulp. Recruit-able companions, at least 4 friendly NPCs can be taken with as assistance in the unforgiving wasteland. Customizable weaponry, make a dart gun out of trash or a launcher that makes worthless trash into lethal projectiles. V.A.T.S. ~ That is all I have to say. Strategically plot where to shoot at an enemy target and watch the gore unravel! Cons: Quite limited arsenal of weapons. Fallout 3 does not boast an impressive amount of guns, unlike New Vegas. Have to purchase at least the "Broken Steel" DLC to fully enjoy the game. It is meant to allow buyers to continue the game after the ending and extend the level cap. Speaking of level cap, this also puts a dent into how enjoyable the game can be. For example, The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion did not have such a feature and it was much better. The facial animations for NPCs are quite stale and bland. No matter if the voice sounds angry or happy, the face is almost unmoved. ==== Still, most of the cons can be ignored or remedied with user-created mods. Fallout 3 has a high replay value, arguably due to its karma system. You can play as a good character and later, as an evil character and appreciate how different the game will be. Thus, I'd say this game deserves a health 90 out of 100.


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.