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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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A Masterpiece.carnitas134 | Dec. 11, 2015 | See all carnitas134's reviews »
Few games rarely leave a moment engraved in your mind. But stepping out of vault 101 and having my character's eyes adjust to the outside light for the very first time, and revealing the expansive and almost endless world is something I will never forget. If you are on the fence and have never tried this game, I suggest you do it. Few games offer what Fallout 3 offers. The story is great, the set pieces and quests are unforgettable. You may even get lost exploring and feeding your curiosity that you may even ignore the main quest line. It's that good. Do yourself a favor and play this game.(Please note this game has compatibility issues with Windows 7/8/10, but fixes can be found online to correct the issue)
Crazy This Game Came Out 7 Years Agomikenotcaptain | Nov. 29, 2015 | See all mikenotcaptain's reviews »
Fallout 3 is a game that defined a generation of gaming. RPG first-person shooters have exploded since this game came out, but no one has done it quite like Bethesda did with F3. If you are the type of player who enjoys linear gameplay, this might not be the game for you. There is a main storyline that can be followed, but the true heart of F3 is the open-world aspect that makes zero effort to restrict the player. The player can do whatever he/she wants whenever they want. The only thing that will stop them is death, in which outside the vault, there is ample opportunity. An aspect of the game that still blows my mind is the heavy part of the RPG element. In battle a player can stop time and select a part of an enemy to target. F3 is a game that will go down in history right there with Skyrim and is a must play for any serious or casual gamer. If you haven't experienced the game yet, you should buy it immediately.
"Wide as an ocean, shallow as a pond"tonydareizer | Nov. 26, 2015 | See all tonydareizer's reviews »
If you played Skyrim, this isn't what you would've hoped for. Although, except the transition from Spells and Swords to Guns, it's a pretty smooth one. The gameplay is more than satisfying for a game launched in 2008. The graphics are, again, pretty good. And with some mods, the game can be improved a little. Even if I'm more of a fan of the "Hack and Slash" gameplay mecanic, this game pleasantly surprised me. If you have a mid-low end range PC, this game is more than perfect to play.
Fantastic game and my first love.noah10parker | Nov. 7, 2015 | See all noah10parker's reviews »
Fallout 3 is the first 3D rendering of the post-apocalyptic world pictured by Bethesda, and although it shows it's age in it's mediocre graphics and poor animations, it still remains one of my all-time favorite games. The most enjoyed characteristics of any Bethesda game are the ability to create any character you like, make any choices you want, plenty of side quests, and the bomb story line. If you are considering Fallout: New Vegas or this game, the choice is always Fallout 3. Despite the convenient new features of New Vegas, Fallout 3 has a world that is filled with buildings, historic sights, and people. Also, the story is far more interesting. The only con to this game on PC is the engine. You may have to go through many .ini file tweaks in order to get this game to work properly. I would recommend this game to any friend who asked.
Aging ClassicAghass | Sept. 30, 2015 | See all Aghass's reviews »
Although this game is superb and was a gamechanger at the time it has aged. It didn't work on Windows 8 without fixes and was completely broke in Windows 10. If you have a new computer skip this game and get New Vegas which is better anyways.