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Fallout 3





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Fallout 3





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.

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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.

Key Features:

  • Limitless Freedom!

    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!

  • Experience S.P.E.C.I.A.L.!

    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.

  • Eye-Popping Prettiness!*:

    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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Bethesda Softworks®
Bethesda Game Studio
Bethesda Softworks®
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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Please Note: Fallout 3 is not optimized for Windows 7 and later.
Minimum Requirements
  • OS: Windows XP/Vista
  • Processor: 2.4 Ghz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent processor
  • Memory: 1 GB (XP)/ 2 GB (Vista)
  • Hard disk space: 7 GB
  • Video: Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 256MB RAM (NVIDIA 6800 or better/ATI X850 or better)
  • Sound: DirectX®: 9.0c
  • Controller support: Xbox 360 controller
  • Other Requirements: Online play requires log-in to Games For Windows - Live

  • Supported Video Card Chipsets:

NVIDIA GeForce 200 series, Geforce 9800 series, Geforce 9600 series, Geforce 8800 series, Geforce 8600 series, Geforce 8500 series, Geforce 8400 series, Geforce 7900 series, Geforce 7800 series, Geforce 7600 series, Geforce 7300 series, GeForce 6800 series ATI HD 4800 series, HD 4600 series, HD 3800 series, HD 3600 series, HD 3400 series, HD 2900 series, HD 2600 series, HD 2400 series, X1900 series, X1800 series, X1600 series, X1300 series, X850 series

Recommended Requirements
  • OS: Windows XP/Vista
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo processor
  • Memory: 2 GB System RAM
  • Hard disk space: 7 GB
  • Video: Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 512MB RAM (NVIDIA 8800 series, ATI 3800 series)
  • Sound: DirectX®: 9.0c
  • Controller support: Xbox 360 controller

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A world that you shape by your actions

As the lone wanderer, you travel a massive sandbox through hell and high water to find and reunite with your father. Along the way, you can choose to take part in side quests out of genuine care, malicious intent or for the caps and achieve their means through ruthless slaughtering, theft, peaceful means or by using your skills to negotiate. These actions will reflect upon those who you converse with, work with or fight against in a karma-based system. I would recommend this game alongside its DLCs as a whole.

Good game

This game is pretty good transition of Fallout series form 2D to 3D and other than bugs, this game is excellent like every other Bethesda title from this period of time. Gameplay is really good, writing is consistent and full of easter eggs and references to 1950s science-fiction movies. Also, dialog system was actually great, and it took every stat into consideration and it's a huge shame Fallout 4 got removed this. The major flaw of this game was that you had to know in advance what character you wanted to build and where points would go, since level cap was limited to 20 in vanilla, which extremely limited option. Also, VATS while awesome, it was incredibly overpowered. Overall though, great game in Bethesda way, without being The Elder Scrolls copy.

Fallout 3 is the ultimate videogame. Simple as that.

I thought i should rewrite my review, since my old one is.. well old, and horrible, so here we go! This game is probably the most unique game i've ever played, its a open world RPG much like The Elder Scrolls games, but Fallout has much more, such as radiation poisining, cripable limbs, better atmosphere and more realisim. The story begins with your birth, and in a quick pace progresses to the most important moments of your childhood, such as the time you get your Pipboy 3000. You live in Vault 101, a place made to keep its citizens alive during the nuclear war that happened on the surface. But, Vault 101's doors never opened after the nuclear war. Everybody was to repopulate and die in Vault 101, nobody was to leave and nobody was to enter. But of course you got out because.. who would want to live in a scary vault filled with people for the rest of your life? After your childhood "dream" ends you are awakened by alarms, you are very confused. Your best friend tells you that your father left Vault 101. You decide to leave Vault 101, as it is no longer safe, creatures from the outside have poured in because of your father opening the Vault door. When going outside of the vault, you can already feel the atmosphere, how amazing it is. In the distance you see cities, and of course, The wastelands. Now you should be ready to feel the awesomeness of the game, the quests. In Fallout 3, there are many ways to finish quests. Lets say you need to get past a door, but you need a key to open the door. You could always pick pocket the person who owns the key, but depending on your skill level, he will notice, and start to kill you. You could also blow his brains out, easiest way to do it. But whatever you do, it will impact the future of your game. If you were bad throughout the game, and killed lots of innocent people, your Karma will go down. But if you do good things, your Karma will stay at a neutral level, or gain. Everytime you level up, you can choose a perk you would like to advance in, and you will get a certain amount of skill points to upgrade your stats. Also, theres a neat aiming system called VATs, its really hard to explain what it actually does, but you could always YouTube it. Graphics: 8/10 (they are good, but not even close to newer games) Sound: 9/10 Gameplay: 9.5/10

Nice game

Fallout 3 was the first Fallout game after Bethesda got the IP, I think they did an awesome job! Fallout 3 is full 3D open-world game with RPG elements, there are many places you can go and quests are fun to go through. Awesome game.

Sandbox.....a big damn sandbox

While I liked the classics better, i have to admit, fallout 3 is a great game too, albeit for different reasons. Still, there is a lot to like here, and it's always nice when the story continues, in a way... Fallout 3 is huge, it has a nice story, and I have to admit, the levelling system makes more sense then the first or second game. The transition to 3d is weird at some places, and the combat is especially comical at times, but on the other hand, the base of the brotherhood is just as cool, as i imagined it through nostalgia glasses, and there is something strangely satisfying to see the bloody mess perk in work up close. Overall, if you liked the world, this is still your game, just looks a little better, and plays a little different, but it's still fallout, kinda.

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