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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.

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.

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.

Fallout 3 does most things well and manages to be a memorable experience. 0

It’s a well known fact that Fallout 3 resembles Oblivion in a different setting. It’s hard to get the scope right, but when you finally play it – presuming you've played Oblivion before – you suddenly realize how true those statements were. Some complain, some see as natural, Bethesda used the same version of its previous engine to craft another experience; I don’t think there should be any problem with that.You find a lot of what made Oblivion, well... Oblivion. T...

1 out of 1 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.

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.

Maybe now we can forget Brotherhood of Steel... 0

    Fallout 3 on PC is a game for hardcore PC gamers who enjoy at least the odd RPG. The game requires a significant investment of time and effort but the reward is well worth it.    The SPECIAL (Strength, Perception, Endurance, Charisma, Intelligence, Agility and Luck) system allows you to define any sort of archetype you'd like for your character. With a little forethought you can produce a huge variety of play styles from the system. For the Fallout veterans perks take the place of the old pe...

1 out of 2 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.

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.

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 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.

If you ever wondered how a post apocalyptic Washington D.C. would 0

The Fallout series has originated on the PC, but now, it has come to the consoles. While hardcore fans wanted the same crazy Fallout game world, this game is more console orientated, it's more casual. That's not necessarily a bad thing you may say, and it isn't always but there are times when you wish you had the same crazy world from the original PC games. That's of course if you even played it. And if you haven't you won't care much. But for those who did play Fallout 1 and 2 on the PC, this g...

0 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Fallout 3 Unbelievable 0

When this game came out last year, i wasnt excited by it and refused to buy it. After actually listening to the bombcast and seeing the quick looks on  the dlc which came out i decided to get the game and see what all the hype was about.Im glad to say that the game is fantastic and enjoyed every moment of it. This being a game which you can play in both first and third person and with elements of other genres really sets it apart from other games. The sombre atmosphere through out the game with ...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Fallout 3 0

Fallout 3The fallout series has been regarded as the pinnacle of  post apocalyptic gaming for it’s gritty realism, dark story, and impressive RPG like game play; but can Fallout 3 follow it’s older brethren to glory or will it be cast down to the shadows? Fallout 3 delivers on all three points with grace, by adding an in-depth story that adds to the already excellent plot, an astounding first person view of the immense world that surrounds you with an array of new monsters, npc’s and weapons. Fr...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

It's not without faults for sure, but it's still an awesome game. 0

ProsVATS makes blowing guys up pretty satisfying. A bunch of interesting side quests. Gets the whole Post Apocalyptic atmosphere down good. A larger voice cast in comparison to the three-four people they had for Oblivon. ConsThe main quest is extremely short and the conclusion is unsatisfying (though future DLC might rectify that) A lot of the humor just fell flat with me. Despite the fact you can get companions you never actually feel like you NEED them, the game seems pretty doable solo. I...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

BUY IT NOW 0

Fallout 3 is one of the best FPS games since Half Life 2. All the DLC is great to. Get this game. For those of you who know me, i don't give most games more than a 3.5 but this gets five stars from me. great story, free roam, totally awesome.  If you like FPS this game is for you, if you like Online FPS get halo 3 or Team Fortress. but this is a great game, especially with the DLC, if your tight on cash get the broken steel DLC first. Level Cap up to thirty, for those of you who know what im tal...

0 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Epic sandbox expierence! 0

 This game had almost no problems,it was epic,you could edit the character well,and there was alot of cool haircuts and stuff.The game starts at birth,and it is in Vault 101in beginning,Vaults are build in the late future,around the 2030's.After your friend Jonas and your dad escapes from VAULT 101,you escape yourself,to follow in his footsteps.You go to the town of Megaton,meet various people like Lucas Simms,which is many parodys off on youtube and maybe MySpace.You ask Colin Moriarty and many...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

EAT MAH BULLETS! 0

this game could possibley be one of the best games ever! the game is going strong with game add ons and is just simpley amazing. graphics are grate! (really? a fallout game with good graphics???/??) bethesta transphormed the old top veiw rpg to a shooting roleplaying game of ultimate furry! the story line was as always to a fallout game, FRIGGIN EPIC!!!!!11!!!!1!!!! anouther thing that is cool is you can carry around a frickin arsanal of weapons arround with you and kill who ever you damn well p...

0 out of 4 found this review helpful.

FallOut 3 Review 0

Welcome to post-apocalyptic Oblivion, or at least that's how I feel when it comes to playing FallOut 3. The world has been torn apart and blown to small pieces. As the war really gripped the world some were lucky enough to escape into shelters, or Vaults. In one of these Vaults is where your story begins. If you've ever played Elder Scrolls: Oblivion, you're going to breeze through the learning of controls and such. The music and sound give you a creepy feeling. I really liked the retro radio st...

0 out of 2 found this review helpful.

An excellent game made better by a talented modding community 0

    Fallout 3 is a action RPG set a 1950's version of a post apocalyptic future, you play someone who was bought up in a vault built a few a hunderd years ago to protect people from the nuclear war. Before I go any further it's worth mentioning that even though the title suggests it's a sequel it is not anything like its predecessors and should be judged as a game in it's own right. Bethesda seem to have learnt from some of the criticism they received from Oblivion, there is less hand holdin...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Fallout 3: Crash City 0

This could have been a great game and it may yet become one. The game play is immersive. The reviews at this site capture the feel of the game. The only point I haven't seen mentioned is that the game is in reality a giant maze. While you can see all the places you're supposed to get to most of the streets and roads are blocked off - this is especially true in DC - so the player has to do a lot of trial and error wandering around to find the destination he's after. Once found, however, you can t...

0 out of 6 found this review helpful.

fallout... of your chair with excitement 0

i was literally over the moon when i heard they were making another fallout game.  i didn't play the second one, but the first one kind of sucked, so that was the reason I didn't play it.  this game, fallout 3, is a like the 12-course banquet of games, it is long and tasty like a baguette.  i literally fell out of my chair though while playing this game, its just that good.  i met interesting characters and shot at other interesting people and things.  one person i met was so interesting, that i...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

fallout 3 is a total waste of time 0

absolutely nothing. i have never played a game with so many graphical glitches, audio lags, gameplay bugs, slowdowns as much as this game. and you have to pay an extra £40.00 to play the rest of it. no factions it would be great if you could join the enclave if you were an evil character and do about 20 missions for them, really get immersed but none of that in this game. there is only about 25 side quests and the main campaign is about 8 hours long. and the vats system freezez for a few seconds...

0 out of 3 found this review helpful.

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