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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.
Enjoyable game.SolarPhantom886 | Aug. 13, 2014 | See all SolarPhantom886's reviews »
I found that this game wasn't necessarily as good as the people I asked made it out to be. It was a good game, but not as good as I was expecting it to be. This may have been because of the dated visuals,which were a bit of a turn off as I was accustomed to visuals in games such as Skyrim and The Witcher 2, but that doesn't make it a bad game, just somewhat difficult to get into. It has some good shooting mechanics, a good story, unique NPC's, and the VATS system. It is still overall a good game, but if you are going to try and play this game for the first time in 2014 after playing games with much better visuals have come out, than it will be quite a challenge to get into, however in the end I found that it was worth it.
WAR WAR NEVER CHANGESAlinasser | Aug. 7, 2014 | See all Alinasser's reviews »
Fallout III I want to begin by saying that I'm 58 hours into the game and I'm not bored and not even nearly finished and i don't regret a single minute of them. Graphics: for a 2008 game it's okay but When do we care about graphics in a Great game like that!! and hey ,, FREE MODS and it's a totally new game 8\10 Sounds: Fallout introduced me to this era of classic music, it's beautiful, and the voice acting is good too with many many dialogues. 8\10 Gameplay: you can play how ever you want, stealth, gun your way, talk your way, absolute freedom and that leads to; Replayability: you can replay the game many many many times and not see it all. it is HUGE. with many totally different approaches (good guy- bad guy- charmer- thief- Commando) and with incredible number of free mods whether story mods or graphical mods or bug fixing mods, it always feels like a new game. 9.9\10 Conclusion: Classic RPG with a great story, infinite replayability, and it will suck you in the wasteland like you actually live there. 95\10
Trend-setting gamePootisMcPoot | Aug. 2, 2014 | See all PootisMcPoot's reviews »
You're sitting on the roof of an abandoned apartment complex, staring out onto a twisted landscape full of the shells of buildings and overturned cars. You're standing in the shadows of an old factory, hearing a mutant snuffle or a raider curse nearby and holding your breath, hoping they don't round the corner. You're feeling lonely as you trek across a barren world, devoid of any life. And then over your radio you hear the opening notes of Billie Holiday's Easy Living and suddenly everything is all right. This game is a fantastically detailed sandbox adventure that deals in emotion just as much as in adrenaline and fantastic adventures. Rich depth and the potential for hundreds of hours of exploration make this one of the most amazing games of all time, even if, as with most of Bethesda's titles, it is a bit slow at the start. While it is by no means perfect, due to gameplay glitches and mediocre combat feel, the game's setting and tone clearly influenced many post-apocalyptic titles that followed it, making it one of the most important games in PC history.
A different FalloutObsessor | Aug. 1, 2014 | See all Obsessor's reviews »
There are many voices accusing Fallout 3 of not being a "real" Fallout. I think they haven't played this game.It certainly is Fallout, but a bit different. Being 3D, and mostly first person(although there is third person view available at any time). Turn based combat is, well... Nothing like in Fallout or FO2. You're better off playing this game as a shooter.
Fallout 3 is one immersive experience to be sure. I don't remember ever playing a game where you are actually born, play as an toddler, then a kid, teenager and finally adult. All of those occur very fast, in matter of minutes. Still, it leaves you quite astonished.
Game itself, when you finish the "prologue," leave Vault 101, presents you with typical Fallout-style gameplay. Go out there and do what you will. Unfortunately it is spoiled by some scripted actions and immortal NPC's.
I regret there is no free roam after finishing the story. Well, given one of the endings it's logical. Still...
Fallout 3 is fun to play and certainly worth of the name despite what some people say.
Enjoyable trip.Furrek | July 31, 2014 | See all Furrek's reviews »
What I really did enjoyed in Fallout 3 was exploring the world. I mean, who wouldn't want go on journey in post nuclear world? That's how I enjoyed my Fallout 3 game. I didn't used a fast travel, because why? There are so many things to saw, to check in Fallout 3 world, it would be a waste to fast travel from place to place. So every time when I saw some new place I was excited. Because there would be so many useless items that I would carry back to my home. This way, somehow, I managed to finish the game. I did spent probably 10x more hours to do it, but I don't think it was wasted time. Of course, everybody will have their own style while playing this game. I did what I thought that will be most fun. I'm looking forward to playing DLCs, because they add some more content to this big game. Doesn't matter if you are Fallout fan or not, if you enjoy big open world games, where you don't need to follow only story, then get it.