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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.
War never changesyodelingduck | Dec. 7, 2013 | See all yodelingduck's reviews »
Fallout 3 holds a special place in my collection of games; it's very rare that every aspect of a game can be perfect, but Fallout 3 achieves that flawlessly. The game combines the RPG and FPS genres perfectly and results in a game that is both technically astounding, and provides us with the a timeless story of a young man searching for his father in the harsh capitol wasteland.
I've played this games several times through and never once has it felt old. The endless number of mods available to the pc player increases the longevity of this game exponentially to the point where it is still among my top choices for games when I find a break.
The Ride of Your Lifefaerie241 | Nov. 16, 2013 | See all faerie241's reviews »
Fallout 3 is definitely a gaming experience you'll never forget once you've played it. The atmosphere is tense in the best possible way, the quests are deep and well thought out, and everything you do affects the wasteland in some way or another. It stays true to its original RPG roots by adding in the VATS system, which allows you to turn the game into a turn based auto-aiming game, if you'd prefer that to the frantic first person shooter style you can play instead. It's definitely a wild ride that you can sink well over a hundred hours in.
My advice, however, as a word of warning? First of all, be prepared to struggle a bit if you try to run this on anything newer than Windows Vista, because it's notorious for some major issues with being compatible with newer systems. There are ways to make it work, but it will involve some patching and significant fixing one your own. Just be warned. If you're willing to put the time in to fix the game, then you are in for the ride of your life in this game.
One of the best RPGs of all time.nebur91 | Nov. 12, 2013 | See all nebur91's reviews »
Fallout 3 is among my collection of most favorite games. I have sunk many hours into the game, and countless after I discovered the mods available. Never before had I played such a great RPG. Nearly everything about the game is perfect, and even graphics can be improved using mods. The atmosphere in the game is just perfect, and gun fighting is very enjoyable too. I do recommend not to use VATS; it is fun for some time, it really takes the challenge out of gun fights.
Pros: -Very enjoyable gameplay. I've probably spent more time on freeroaming than on the story itself. -Nice story and many quests. At first it seems like the amount of quests is endless, but the thruth is, there just are very many. -Neat game mechanics and random encounters are really fun.
Cons: -Quite some bugs, especially the bugs in the infamous The Pitt DLC.
Excellent gameJanukem | Nov. 10, 2013 | See all Janukem's reviews »
I just beat this game. Took me 26 hours to beat. Fallout 3 is one of the best gaming experience that I had (at least the top 10). But the only thing that I didn't like was that the game ended too quickly. Yes I mostly played the main quest but I wish that the main quest was alittle bit longer and I would have loved to see at least 2 or 3 more virtual worlds like they had in Vault 112 and I would have liked to have more of a spectacular ending like controlling that giant robot in the end (imagin getting inside the Robot near the end of the game, and then being able to use turn base shooting mechanics on more then one of many many enemies?. that would have been awesome. Ethier way the game is incredible. I give it a 9 out of 10.
Wonder the wasteland and never feel like your lostHarry_276 | Oct. 25, 2013 | See all Harry_276's reviews »
The Fallout games have never suffered from something I feel keeps Skyrim from reaching Fallout's level of quality, focus. Though both games are open world games where you explore and help people around you as your work on a central quest line. Fallout never suffers from Skyrims issue of focus, you always have an idea of what your doing and where your going at all times, and this I feel is very important for a large game such as this.
Though the story is nothing that will change the world it is still entertaining frames the world your exploring in very well, it works to help make a fun game even funner and in the end that is all that really matters. Get this game.