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Shines with the brightness of a nuclear detonation. 0

Being someone who sadly has not had the opportunity to play either of this game's prestigious predecessors, and neither having known the wonders Cyrodiil within Bethesda's previous game The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (although this has now been gladly rectified), I approached Fallout 3 not knowing exactly what to expect, since I had no bar to judge it against. What I discovered was a game packed to the brim with a unique atmosphere, a fantastic sense of scale and grandeur, a solid plot and huge ...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Despite the flaws, Fallout 3 is well worth a look 0

Fallout 3 was released by Bethesda at the end of 2008, and in the process quickly became a late challenger for countless 'Game Of The Year' awards alongside huge titles like Grand Theft Auto IV, Metal Gear Solid 4 and many others that had subsequently been hyped to insane levels. By contrast I hadn't even realised that Bethesda had been working on Fallout for a release last year, and upon investigating it further I found myself pleasantly surprised. Whilst retaining many of the RPG elements cent...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Exploring This Wasteland Is Worth the Money 0

I was completely ignoring this game when it came out because I wasn't generally into RPG's, and I hadn't played the previous Fallouts. It took me half a year to finally look it up, being inspired by all the praise it had received. So I got it used for about 20 € and popped it in my ps3 with no expectations whatsoever. Now, you can probably see from my rating that I was far from disappointed. It really opened my eyes for RPG's and after some hours, I was willing to call it one of my favorite game...

29 out of 29 found this review helpful.

Fallout 3 Review 0

When a game is released with the Fallout name in the title it brings with it a certain level of expectation, now finally after 10 years we have the chance to see if Bethesda has cooked up something worth the wait.For those that cannot remember, or simply weren't gaming when Interplay began the series in the late 90's you can rest easy that Fallout 3 doesn't require any prior knowledge, but as a bonus, let me fill you in a little back-story to save you checking the World Wide Wikipedia. Fallout 3...

12 out of 12 found this review helpful.

My trek through the Capital Wasteland. 0

After Oblivion, Bethesda’s 2006 hit, the expectations were extremely high for Fallout 3 and the game doesn’t disappoint. Although some fanatics of the original Fallouts may not fully appreciate the move from top-down fully turn-based to a hybrid of the latter and first person shooter , fans of previous Bethesda games will recognise the core movement, navigation and little secrets they have added. In fact there are a huge amount of similarities between this and Oblivion, although instead of wande...

10 out of 10 found this review helpful.

Fallout 3 is flawed fun 0

Fallout 3 is a big, big game. And when a game has such a quantity of content, glitches, both tiny and big, are pretty much unavoidable.  Therefore, this new Fallout, that really doesn't have a whole lot in common with the previous ones aside from the theme, is riddled with glitches. However, if you are willing to look past those mistakes, you'll find a deep and expansive game, that has plenty of great moments and lots of things to see and find.It's a wastelandFallout 3 is set in the post-apocaly...

8 out of 8 found this review helpful.

Oblivion with guns? Well that's a good thing. 0

Fallout began as an isometric RPG game back in the mid-90's on the PC. Betheseda Softworks recently pick up the rights to bring out a new Fallout game. Fallout 3 is it. Fallout 3 looks nothing like the first two games in the series as it is viewed from the first (or third) person.  This makes the game feel a lot like Betheseda's most recent game: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, which is certainly a good thing.Fallout 3 offers many dialouge options. Some of which are very funnyFallout 3 is set in...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

A Review with Spoilers 0

It has been nearly a year since Fallout 3 first released and since then it has has re-written its own ending.  So, naturally, the question arises: which version of Fallout 3 do you review at this point if you're late to the party?Mine is for the original.Dying at the end of Fallout 3 is monumental for the story's sake.  It really speaks volumes about your character, good, neutral or evil.  I played as a good character (like most) so my perception on the main arc is this:  You grew up idolizing y...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Post Apocalyptic Simulator! 0

The best things in life are worth waiting for. Fallout fans have been waiting for almost 10 years for a true sequel to Fallout 2, considered by many to be one of the best non-fantasy singleplayer RPG's ever made. Now courtesy of Bethesda, makers of Oblivion Fallout 3 has arrived. Was it worth the wait?Most of the readers of this haven't a clue what Fallout is so I'll explain. The idea of the Fallout universe is that after WW2, technology's advancement increase past ours. Fission power becomes pa...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

A bleak yet awesome post-apocalyptic future. 0

Have you ever wondered what would happen if the world succumbed to nuclear war?  No?  Well the Fallout franchise has, and the newest addition to the franchise, Fallout 3, is no different except in the sense that it has a new first-person interface, better graphics, more user-friendly gameplay, and a more engrossing experience for the player.  Fans of the fallout series might be a little skeptical to these changes, but these changes have made fallout better than ever.    Those unfamiliar with fa...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

A non bias review from someone who has not played 1 and 2. 0

 Fallout 3 is an ambitiously made game. The size and scope alone of Fallout 3 are ENORMOUS. It is a FPS with deeply customizable character choices and other RPG elements that will make it easily stand apart from a traditional FPS, but also simultaneously differentiate itself from a RPG. In short, the developer Bethesda seems to know what they're doing. When you first enter the wasteland ruins of what remains from the post-nuclear American devastated cityscape you can really feel the vast...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Baby's first radiation poisoning. 0

Fallout 3 : Oblivion-developer ’s open world post-nuclear apocalyptic RPG thingy, combining dread and depression with a smiling 50s cartoon character! Story : The character creation system and tutorial are not-so-subtly tied into your character’s birth and upbringing, within a giant Vault that’s been shut of from the rest of the world. When you’re father (voiced by Liam Neeson and why not?) suddenly escapes, all hell breaks loose and you escape the Vault and into the desecrated remains of a pos...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Welcome to the Tropical Wasteland of Ghouls and Super Mutants! 0

Fallout 3 is one of those games that, at first, it seems pretty bad. You’re thrown out of a vagina and you begin life in the vault. Now, you don’t really get the “full-experience” of life in the vault because you go from around age 1 or 2 to age 10, then 16, and finally 18. You’re waked up to find your dad has escaped from the vault and you have to go find him! This is when you’re introduced to arguably Fallout’s greatest pro, the Wasteland. It is actually quite intimidating knowing that this po...

5 out of 6 found this review helpful.

The Reason to play games- 0

Initially it wasn't looking so good, the game continuously crashed and was riddled with glitches making it all but unplayable, however i persevered and managed to fix the crashes and most of the bugs and was in return given one of the greatest gaming experiences of my life.Fallout 3 is an Open world RPG by Bethesda Game Studios who are known mainly for their Elder Scrolls Series, the game is the sequel to the Fallout RPG games made by the now extinct Black Isle Studios and is set in a post nucle...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

So its made by the guys who made Oblivion and has guns? Nice 0

I never played a fallout out game before fallout 3 so going into it I didn't have any Kind of biased towards or against it. Looking at trailers and gameplay footage from what i could tell it was a Elder Scrolls Oblivion with guns which sounded pretty great. When I brought it and started playing it I was like yeah this is totally Oblivion with guns and at first I didn't like it at all. Everything felt bigger then it should be and I was also having issues with how the game was running. About a mon...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Point Lookout 0

  Point Lookout is the fourth downloadable add-on for Fallout 3. Released on June 23, 2009, this DLC focuses on brand new locale: A Baltimore/Louisiana swampland that is bursting with surprises from the south: confederate style. It’s this new environment that adds a great deal of uniqueness and charm to Point Lookout, making it a memorable experience that adds exciting new flavor to the ever-expanding library of additions to Fallout 3.   You’ll receive a message telling you that a boat is...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Fallout 3 - Review 0

Graphics - 4/5 Sound - 5/5 Presentation/Atmosphere - 5/5 Controls - 3/5  Fallout 3 is one of the top 5 games I have ever played.  Now that I've started off with a bold claim, let me break down the good and the bad of one of my favorite games I've played in the last 5 years.    The world of Fallout is just absolutely oozing with atmosphere and a slick presentation.  From the opening credits of your character's birth and a taste of life in the vault that serves as the tutorial to the breathtaking ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Life in post-apocalyptic society has never been so fun. 0

Ten years after Fallout 2 was released, the Fallout series is back and arguably better than ever. Unlike it's predecessors, Fallout 3 ditches the top down perspective for a first person/third person view, and adds many graphical and gameplay enhancements that couldn't be replicated in 1998. In Fallout 3, you'll be thrust into the what is known as the Capital Wasteland, or post-apocalypitic Washington DC. You'll meet ghouls, mutants, future political figures, and explore the ruins and relics of A...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Reviews for all three pieces of DLC 0

Operation: AnchorageFallout 3 was one of the best games of 2008. Even after eighty hours of play it’s a difficult task to find everything there is to do in the Capital Wasteland, so it’s nice to see Bethesda are working on downloadable content to extend the playtime even further. Operation: Anchorage is the first of three packs of DLC being released over the next few months, and it takes the game in a distinctive, new direction. But is that a good thing? Especially if you’re going to be spending...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Flawed expectations hurt an otherwise great game 0

Review:   Fallout 3 (PS3) By Shift_andrew   Introduction: So let me state starting out that I was not a Fallout fan prior to Fallout 3. In fact, I have never played Fallout or Fallout 2. The reason I'd like to bring this up is simply to make it clear that I won't be comparing this game to its predecessors and that this review will be written from my completely fresh perspective. Anyway, let's get on with it! Presentation: Fallout 3's presentation is its shining quality. The interface is ke...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A few radroaches in an otherwise delicious squirrel stew 0

I should start out this review by stating that I was and probably still am an absolute TES4: Oblivion addict. Getting Fallout 3 which is very similar in structure to TES4 and had the additional benefit of the Fallout setting was an absolute no-brainer. Luckily, with the exception of a few hickups I thoroughly enjoyed the 61 hours I've spent with the game and am sure to spend with the game's DLC going forward.  The contents of this review focus solely on the main game's content as I haven't insta...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Oblivion with guns? 0

That's what me and most of my friends thought when we were waiting for Fallout 3 : Oblivion with guns.  Turns out, we were closer than I actually expected.  The game really feels like the latest Elder Scrolls game in the way you generally interact with the world and its inhabitants.  But, instead of large, brightly colored fantasy environments, Fallout 3 employs the ever so lovable browns and grays, and instead of Swords and Sorcery, we get Rifles and Rocket Launchers.Now, I'm not saying that a ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A lot of potential, but ultimately flawed 0

Fallout 3 is a strange game. On the one hand it's one of the most open and expansive videogame experiences to come along in a long time, but on the other hand it's marred by a myriad of niggling issues that ultimately lead to it not living up to Bethesda's grandiose vision.The Fallout series is one of the most beloved in all of modern video games. It's mix of traditional RPG trappings and darkly humorous subject matter meant that when Bethesda took over the reigns, people started to become a lit...

3 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Tops Oblivion in every way but one. 0

This game is a phenomenal achievement. Oblivion is my all time favorite RPG, and Fallout is as good or better in almost every way. The graphics are better. The sound is fantastic. I absolutely love the radio stations, both the songs and the DJ's. The voice acting is generally excellent. The VATS combat system is extremely entertaining. Probably a necessary addition to handle guns in Oblivion's engine. The main story is more compelling and personal than Oblivion's. And there are many meaningful m...

2 out of 4 found this review helpful.

War never changes 0

It is impossible to talk about Fallout 3 without making the inevitable comparisons to The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. After all, they are both open world RPGs made by the same development team at Bethesda Softworks. And after playing both games, it's clear that Bethesda has a very distinct style that permeates their games. Among all of the similarities, however, Fallout 3 manages to be just different enough to feel fresh, and be a compelling game in its own right.The first thing fans of Oblivion...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Words Cannot Describe How Amazing Fallout 3 Is 0

I'll be honest by saying that at first, I didn't care for Fallout 3. I had not played the original games, so I really didn't know what the whole series was about and whether or not I would actually enjoy the game. A few gameplay videos from Youtube later, and I'm now on my second character clocking in at over 50 hours of playtime on this masterpiece. Fallout 3 is a post-apocalyptic shooter from , the masterminds of Oblivion, which I am ashamed that I haven't had a chance to play. Although the ga...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Fallout 3 was fun, gross and immersive all in one. 0

 I think Bethesda learned a lot from their mistakes with Oblivion.  In Fallout 3, they gave us a clever world, one you that want to explore.  They gave you interesting sidequests, ones you want to complete.  The battle system was fun, the graphics were great.  Fallout 3 was a complete turnaround.  I had a blast with it from start to finish.  There were a couple hiccups though, mostly with the level capping.  I seriously hate level capping, and at lvl20?  Jeez.  I wasn't even half way done with t...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Reviewing Fallout 3 as a semi-sequel to Oblivion 0

I admit that I never played any games in the Fallout series but I did play a mega-ton (see what I did there) of Oblivion. Seeing how Bethesda made both and based most of the elements from the Oblivion framework (as well as add on to it) I had to check it out. So I went to the rental store and got myself a copy of Fallout 3.The game starts out by showing the debut trailer for some odd reason along with the song 'I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire' by The Inkspots (which has been stuck in my he...

1 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Fallout 3 0

I haven't played any of the other Fallout games, but from what I can tell, Bethesda's first stab at the series takes the skill system and trademark sense of humor and transplants them effectively into Oblivion's engine. Coming out two and a half years later Fallout 3 isn't the big step forward I was hoping for, but it's still a great game when you play it. It still has some of Oblivion's glitches and awkward moments, but it does do a fair amount of things better. Characters look better, and ther...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Fallout 3 -- Best Game of 2008 0

 I’ve written and deleted at least 9 opening paragraphs to my Fallout 3 review, each entailing and praising a different aspect of the game which I believe, without question, to be the game of the 2008. Throughout this game you do more than just push buttons and read text; you make decisions, you struggle to survive, you build relationships, friendships, a house, you save and destroy those who have nothing and everything, and you build a future for the world you want to call home among everything...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Fallout 3: The Pitt Review 0

The Pitt has finally arrived, taking you through the journey of a slave in the nuclear remains of Pittsburgh. Along the way you’ll encounter new characters, enemies, and acquire new weapons and armor. To start off you’ll need to listen to the new distress signal that can be heard across the Wasteland, starting your journey to The Pitt. You’ll meet up with an escaped slave, Wernher, who tells you how to gain access to the Pittsburgh ruins. Once there you’ll almost immediately have to make some ch...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Pros and Cons: Fallout 3 0

Alright guys, picture this: The peeps who made Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion make a game very similar that but set it in post-apocalyptic Washington D.C. Well, welcome to the world of Fallout 3, a game just like I described it in the previous sentence. Coming into this game a huge Oblivion fan, I was expecting huge world to explore with seemingly endless quests and much fun to be had. And, I am happy to say Fallout 3 fulfilled those expectations and even usurped them numerous times.  Pros:  - There...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

I like it a lot. 0

Fallout 3 is an old game. The environment is worn down, destroyed and aged. The kitsch 50’s Americana theme harkens back to days long gone. Many of the male characters in the game are in their 70’s at least. Most of these ‘oldy but goody’ themes are highly entertaining and rewarding to witness. Fallout 3’s agedness is not all positive though. The voice acting, combat, environment and glitches all get old quickly, and it puts a damper on an otherwise ambitious and i...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

I don't want to set the world on fire.... 0

[B]Story:[/B] Fallout 3 takes place roughly 200 years in an alternative future hat broke off form ours around 1960..The short story is that there was a huge global war between China and the US resulting in everything and everybody getting nuked.. You are born ( part of the game even :) ) in an underground vault and one day you find your father missing, turns out he had a spat with the Vault leader and he have left the vault and you find yourself hunted so you have no choice than to leave it too....

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Flawed, but still fun 0

caption Fallout 3 is a game that's been a long time in the making. The original designers of the series have since bowed out of license, with the task falling to Bethesda Studios, best known for their work on the Elder Scrolls series of RPGs, and this is apparent at the very beginning of the game. The world of Fallout is a post-apocalyptic future where mankind has fled to the safety of a series of underground vaults throughout the United States to protect themselves from nuclear war and the hars...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A massive, open world RPG with near endless hours of gameplay 0

Pros:-Massive world to explore-Nearly endless amounts of gameplay-Freedom to make who you want, go where you want, and do what you want-Insane amount of content and variety-VATS is great-RPG elements are deep, expansive, and addictingCons:-3rd person perspective is clumsy-Some combat mechanics are clunky-A little buggy/glitchyFallout 3 comes from the same team that brought us the amazing Elder Scrolls IV:Oblivion, and while there are definately some similarities, Fallout 3 retains it's own ident...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

"This is a pretty cool gam- What? THats it?!?!" 0

Well, Fallout 3 is.. well... Out. Having played it for longer then i should have i have strong mixed feelings. Yes, it looks like Oblivion with guns, But at the same time still has bits of Fallout goodness Sprinkled through out. The Controls on the 360 were Great in my opinion, Felt like Bethesda worked on making it Multi-platform Friendly..Not too many glitches aside from the occasional NPC walking into a wall in an attempt to get to me (MIrelurks should learn to put on no clipping). One of the...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

feel the radioactive love 0

  Before you play fallout 3 or read this review there’s one thing you need to know. Fallout 3 is the single buggiest game I’ve ever played. And its also one of the greatest games ive ever had the chance to enjoy. During the game i've seen deathclaws (the games uber monster) fall directly up into the sky, beaten protectrons slowly and staidly start to stretch across the room and the outside world literally start to break up into intangible squares in the sky. None of these things affected my fun...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Qualified Goodness 0

From the get-go you feel the roots of a Bethesda game planted throughout Fallout 3 and depending upon your feelings for Oblivion you will either love or hate this game: "Sweet! Oblivion with guns!"or"Great...Oblivion with guns..."Now before I progress allow me to preface that aside from some limited experience with the second Fallout game I did not posses a great deal of knowledge of the universe as I was caught up in Baldur's Gate around that time.  So I had no preconceived notion other than th...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Fallout 3 PC Review. 0

In the future, civilization survived nuclear warfare by relocating into underground vaults. Fallout 3 begins as you the player are literally born in Vault 101 into the arms of your father (Liam Neeson). As a child you are introduced to the games character creation system where you are able to increase a number of your personal traits such as Luck and Strength. You are also given an electronic device called the Pip-Boy 3000 which tracks your health, skills and objectives. On your nineteenth birth...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Spend some time in the wasteland, you'll love it. 0

Fallout 3 is the long awaited third entry in the Fallout franchise. While the past games focused on a more diablo style gameplay, Fallout three ( Made by bethesda, creators of the elder scrolls series) Plays more like a turned based RPG/ FPS. The most notable feature in the game is V.A.T.S, When in V.A.T.S the game pauses and lets you pick, what enemy you want to shoot and where you want to shoot them( head, legs, arms etc.) And it's here where the game is at it's best. Not only does V.A.T.S giv...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Fallout 3 RE... 0

Like all games, this one could be better. When Im trying to fight my way through Monsters and Gaint Fire Ants of Death it take the littlest thing to kill the character. All this game needs it a motorcycle. Yea, why walk everywhere when a dirt bike or a futureistict pair of wheels will do. Remember when you buy this,...... buy a game guide or you'll be on the internet for an hour wondering where Big Town is. lol. Once you get a hang of it and the rule of being around other people,.... this game c...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Ahhh look at that mushroom cloud! 0

   Say hello to Power Armor, an iconic figure of the Fallout franchise. It looks totally badass doesn't it? Brief Overview and History Fallout 3 is a post-apocalyptic, first person shooter, role-playing game from Bethesda, previously Bethesda's most well known and successful title was Elder Scrolls, and being that Fallout 3 came after Oblivion, it really wasn't a surprise that it was built using the Gamebryo engine.  Fallout 3 comes, as you might have guessed, from a series of games, namely...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Welcome to the Wasteland 0

Fallout 3's Capital Wasteland is a cruel and inhospitable place, fraught with danger. A nuclear armageddon has eradicated all but the most basic signs that this was once the capital of the USA. You might see some rubble that was once a house, now inhabited only by relics that were once a person's belongings,charred and rusted. A school building, its notice board still partly intact, serves as a home to a group of raiders. It's a terrible, dreary place where no one in their right mind would want ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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