Prepare for the Future™
With Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition, experience the most acclaimed game of 2008 like never before. Create a character of your choosing and descend into an awe-inspiring, post-apocalyptic world where every minute is a fight for survival. Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition includes all five of the Fallout 3 Game Add-on Packs:
Anchorage - Enter a military simulation and fight in the liberation of Anchorage, Alaska from its Chinese Communist invaders.
Travel to the post-apocalyptic remains of Pittsburgh and become embroiled in a conflict between slaves and their Raider masters.
Increase your level cap to 30, and finish the fight against the Enclave remnants alongside Liberty Prime.
Embark on a mysterious and open-ended adventure in a huge, murky swampland along the coast of Maryland.
Defy hostile alien abductors and fight your way off of the alien mothership, orbiting miles above the Capital Wasteland.
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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I really love this game and recommend it any day. Period. If you're turned away by the age (8 years old, as of this review...my god I feel old), realise that there are always mods to do anything you felt was missing, or that you thought the game needed to compete with newer roleplaying games. Although the modding community is absolutely incredible, I recommend completing one playthrough without mods. Just to get the intended experience at least once. Now, as for what the game offers...I'll do this in a simple way that I've seen pretty often on here, so you should know it. PROS: + Atmosphere is perfect. There's something about the look and feel of the wasteland that just makes you feel really immersed + Soundtrack is very good, using classic songs from the 50s-60s era, which is a nice bit of irony. Cheery music, destroyed world + Character building and connections are done extremely well in this game, which a few exceptions. I personally cared about many of the characters throughout my travels of the Capital Wasteland + SO MUCH TO EXPLORE! There are just over a hundred (if my memory is correct) marked locations in the base game world, but so many more hidden in all of the nooks and crannies of DC. And often you'll find yourself learning more about what happened to people in those locations, which really helps establish the open world + The player has many choices to make, some make subtle changes, while others completely change everything. Choose wisely + Lots of variety and freedom. The quest design is done so that the player can take so many different paths to achieve something, which definitely adds to the roleplaying experience + Incredible amounts of replayability. Tying in with the last two points, this game has so many things to do, it is impossible to see everything in just one playthrough + Variety in weapons and armour. Want to deck yourself out in full power armour? Sure. Just want to chill out in pyjamas? You've got it. What about running around in a duster coat and a clown mask? I don't see why not. And as for weapons...there are dozens of weapons at your disposal, most of which have unique variants for you to collect + So much to do! There are hundreds of quests to be completed, dozens of unique weapons and armour to be found, hundreds of locations to explore and learn about, and so much more. This game is filled to the brim with content + If you want more, the Fallout 3 Nexus has thousands of mods for you to tweak your game with, allowing for even more replayability CONS: - Gunplay is horrible. You do get used to it after a while, but it still has a slight cringe factor - Some of the voice acting is a little weak. Given the scale of the game, I do give it a bit of a pass on it - Pretty annoying to actually start up. It took me a few hours of tinkering with files and downloading patches before it worked, but now it runs fantastic and I don't believe that it has crashed on me yet
Many people feared that Bethesda will ruin the Fallout franchise, when they saw that FO3 will not be isometric as earlier Fallouts. That fear was completely unfounded. Fallout 3 is one of my favorite all time games. Sure, it might look dated, but don't let that stop you from enjoying the amazing story of the game and its DLC and getting lost in the open world. However be warned, as it is not a very stable game and many bugs were present. Getting it to run on newer OSes is also a pain, but very much worth it in the end.
The game is really good overall. The story is good, the gameplay is good, and the locations are interesting. However I have encountered bugs in both the base game and dlc that were irritating to deal with. The bugs were mostly fixed by reloading a previous save file and taking a different path or by doing different parts of the quest in another order.
About Fallout 3 we can write a lot - it is a very expanded game. We have big map, a lot of sceneries to explore, we have a great deal of freedom and many possibilities how to behave in the game. We can find many stuff nad discover many great locations. Fallout 3 is different than previous game from this franchise, different but very good. We can really feel the atmosphere of the wasteland, there are interesting side missions here. Main storyline is okay, but side quests are far better. Game has some disadvantages - for example stability (game like to crash sometimes), or graphics (especially look of the characters) is not so good. But it is still an excellent post-nuclear game!
Fallout 3 was the first Fallout game that I played and the first one that hooked me into the franchise. You're a guy (Or a girl), that just escaped from a place many would call home, escaped to the large and emptiness of the wasteland. You're a free to explore what's left of Washington DC and it's surrounding. People to meet, choices to make, bad guys to stop and a Dad to find. You're able to find weapons, gear, scrap and companions to aid you in your adventure in the wasteland. Some may complain about the emptiness and the brown and green color of the world, but I think it fits perfectly in the setting of the game and what it represents if a nuclear devastations take placer in the world. Definitely recommend this game for RPG veterans and newcomers too.
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