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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.
If you die without playing then you have never actually livedbaybora95 | 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.
OUT-SMAZINGjackstaman78 | Oct. 26, 2014 | See all jackstaman78's reviews »
This game was a gem in it's time and is still standing strong today. It was first released in 2008 and has remained as popular as ever for 6 years. Fallout 3 was the first Bethesda game I ever played and this game grew the tree of obsession that I have for Bethesda's games. It is a post-apocalyptic game set in America after "the great war". The Chinese nuked America after the battle of Anchorage in Alaska and from then on the world went to sh**. Ever since I played Fallout 3 I have been collecting Bethesda games and now I have all the Elder Scrolls games from Morrowind and up and I have every Fallout game. However I only rate this game 92 and not 100 is because although everytime I play I get that bitter-sweet nostalgia feeling, Bethesda's games were great without mods at first but then got boring and once you play a Bethesda game with mods you won't want to turn back. THANK YOU BETHESDA!
Obsidian? RPG? Fallout Saga? Must buyBrunoSG | Oct. 9, 2014 | See all BrunoSG's reviews »
Fallout is a wonderful saga, whether you like RPG or not this is a must-buy, even more than Fallout: New Vegas (which is a great game by the way). Fallout 3 is not about grinding, and it's definately not a bland FPS. It's an incredible story of discovery, wondering through the Wasteland as you bond with tons of characters (avoiding spoilers), thus creating your very own character that won't feel the same if you play the game again. Fallout 3 is a masterpiece everybody should try out, even if the genre isn't interesting for you, give it a go. A 9.5/10!
Worthy of the Fallout namemidgetjacks | Sept. 30, 2014 | See all midgetjacks's reviews »
I was skeptical. I really dug the original Fallout games, and here they were turning it into some Elder Scrolls game. How dare they. Guess I should've held my tongue a bit longer, because this turned out to be pretty good. Sure, everything feels held together with twine and silly putty, and I'm not just talking about the setting, but what it has in slightly broken game it makes up with a world with character. Exploring that world is what brought me back again and again for 109 hours before I told Dogmeat that he was a good boy, and then turned it off for good.