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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If you have never played Fallout 3 (I know some people who haven't... sadly) you are definitely missing out on one of the most action-packed, superb storytelling, and amazing landscapes I have ever played! Character customization, companions to travel with you on your journey, 59 quests and (about) 160 locations to be discovered without having the DLC's! Need I say more? I could literally go on forever but, let?s get to the main topics here. The story begins with you, a vault dweller from Vault 101 in the year 2277. Nuclear war has made earth?s water toxic, the land barren and the people mutated! But as for you vault dweller; the vault is all you know about. Your father, James, is a doctor in the vault and simply tries to guide you to do the right thing and don't believe what the Overseer (Main 'boss' who controls the Vault) feed you his crap. Your father James decides to leave the Vault without even saying good-bye or why he is leaving. This is where your journey begins! (I won't go into any more detail about the story. NO SPOILERS) No Caption Provided Verdict: The Good This game is massive and with the FOUR DLC's included just makes it more enjoyable to discover new places and new people! You have customization on how you want to play, whether you prefer First person shooter or Third person view. The V.A.T.S (Vault-Tech Assisted Targeting) comes useful if you aren't even use to playing shooters. The story is full of choices to make. You can be a Good, Neutral or Bad throughout the whole game or change it up as you go. Multiple choice dialogue options included! The music in this game is atmospheric! Whether you are listening to Three Dog on the radio or just the ambiance sounds the fallout developers put in to make you feel the devastation and isolation of the wasteland. I would, and still do, replay the game because it's that immersive and enjoyable! No Caption Provided Verdict: The Bad I will admit there are some quirks in the game that most games do have. Graphics are amazing, beautifully created wasteland and colorful characters you meet occasionally. There are some minor glitches that I have run into like being stuck between rubble and having to re load my game to get out of it. Or when you are in a firefight the game starts to glitch furiously when I am shooting a Behemoth! It could just be the disk I had but after I switched to digital all the problems stopped.
This is the first of the Fallout games that I played and I was surprised there was a more scifi, post nuclear version of The Elder Scrolls. Okay, the game isn't exactly like the Elder Scrolls as it stands on it's own merits with great gameplay, graphics and story. Much like The Elder Scrolls though, the Fallout series also lets you easily create or add mods that add so much more to the game that it will take a long time to finish everything that you install and when you do there is likely to be more stuff you can add. Another one of my highly recommended games.
As for Fallout, I could write a master's thesis about this series. For the third part I have waited since the first rumors appeared, I did not quite know what to expect from Bethesda at that point. Only after the first reviews, I learned that the game is to be in 3D. I thought it will kill the game atmosphere, but it did not happen. I was very surprised by the new view, the gameplay, the aiming system. There are many games whose successors spoil the universe. In this case the jump to the third dimension was quite alright but still the original 2D fallout game will stay in my heart. Fallout 3 is a good game but I do recommend starting from playing New Vegas.
The writing is not as good as fallout 2, and the gameplay is not as good as Fallout NV. The quests are fairly linear, and the story can feel a little railroad-y - as no matter what character you choose, you will not find any difference in the main story arc. Graphically, it's muddy, green, and unpleasant. It performs well, but frequent bugs and crashes make it a chore. The voice acting is characteristic of a bethesda rpg: underwhelming. However, I liked it. None of this was a deal breaker for me, and I doubt it would be for you. The openness of this game leaves you largely to your own devices, and it's far more fun here to be unambiguously evil than it is in NV. Buy it at a sharp discount, because it is flawed - deeply flawed.
One of the best open world games I've played. The whole world feels curated despite being so big. The combat feels satisfying and the character building feels good. Good action good rpg melee is fun violence is fun graphics are just a little above oblivion can be a bad game to play if you're feeling lonely and depressed as the wasteland feels very authentic.
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