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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. 1

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.

I'm gonna have me some moonshine! 0

After the release of Broken Steel it looked like the end of the line for Fallout 3’s downloadable adventures. Luckily for us, however, Bethesda’s commitment to this sprawling open-world RPG is still in full swing as we have two new pieces of DLC to look forward to over the next few summer months. The first of which is available to buy right now for 800 Microsoft Points in the shape of Point Lookout; a derelict little town located just outside of the Capital Wasteland, home to numerous wacky char...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

The best Fallout 3 DLC to date 0

Point Lookout adds more of everything you (probably) love about Fallout 3 to Fallout 3. To start with, it takes place in an entirely new area, not unlike The Pitt, but unlike The Pitt, there is a lot to find and explore for diligent players. Besides the main quest line, which in itself is fairly meaty and should take you 2 or 3 hours, there are interesting side quests to uncover and plenty of locations containing new enemies and loot. The town of Point Lookout is surrounded by a swamp, whose ab...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

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.

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.

Playing to your weaknesses 6

Fallout 3, the base game, has a lot going for it. A huge open world to explore, a ton of character customization options, competent conversation and morality systems, the list goes on. Fallout 3 was great because it could be approached in a variety of ways, each just as valid as the next. For the first Fallout 3 DLC, Operation Anchorage, this all has been thrown out the window in favor of an extremely linear, extremely combat-oriented romp through Alaska.Not real Alaska of course- from D.C. to A...

16 out of 21 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! 1

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! 2

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.

Very big simulation 0

This being the first dlc, i would say it lived up to the fallout 3 level. You received a unknown transmission which you have to investigate, upon reaching your destination you are asked to enter a simulation. The reason for this is to help the researchers at this secret base open an armory which has unique weapons. The simulation itself is basically the Americans fighting Chinese army. You go through the sim completing objectives which are set by the commanders who are in charge. As this is a ...

2 out of 2 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.

The end was only the beginning 0

This is the one we’ve all been waiting for. Operation: Anchorage and The Pitt were decent expansions to the Fallout 3 universe, but Broken Steel has always been the big one everyone has looked ahead to. While it’s not quite the Shivering Isles of Fallout 3, it still offers plenty of hours of gameplay, and more importantly, increases the level cap and extends the game beyond the disappointing and abrupt original ending. I’ll be talking about that ending here, so you have been warned; spoilers ahe...

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.

Prepare for the Future (because it's awesome) 0

I want you to try to imagine for a moment that your entire childhood was housed over a single roof. Born into a self-sufficient society that's locked away and governed by a post-modern system reminiscent of a dictatorship - but then again, how would you know? Let's say that upon reaching adulthood you managed to escape this oppressive habitat, thus coming across your first taste of daylight. What you see leaves you with a mixed bag ranging from glorious freedom to fear for lies ahead. What will ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The Suber Bowl party went a bit OTT. 0

The Pitt didn’t get off to a good start. Within hours of going up, message boards were filled to the brim with angry gamers complaining of myriad glitches and crashes with Bethesda’s latest piece of downloadable content for Fallout 3. It was eventually taken down due to a corrupt file and put back up again about a day later much to the pleasure of many. Those that patiently waited will find a much more enjoyable expansion than Operation: Anchorage, even if it’s still relatively short and un-poli...

2 out of 3 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.

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.

The best dlc in my opinion 0

Have gone through the other dlc packs i would say this is my favourite one. Broken steel starts of after you finish the game, shame doesnt change the ending. You recieve a message stating your level cap has gone from 20 to 30 With this you gain more perks and also upon reaching level 20 the there are harder enemies on the loose.The story of broken steel is you continue your battle with the enclave, these missions are more combat focused and you with infiltrate the enclave base and gain the best ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Life in post-apocalyptic society has never been so fun. 1

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.

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.

Liberate Alaska. 0

Fallout 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 800 points on it. T...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Fallout 3 goes pre-apocalyptic - but with mixed results 0

Operation Anchorage seems to get quite a hard time from Fallout 3 players. Most critics argue that it's too short, too reliant on combat and not heavy enough on the moral choice options or exploration - and the general consensus is that it's probably one of the least essential DLC packs released for the game. Having said that, I actually quite enjoyed the experience regardless of the greater emphasis on linearity, and taken in the context of the broader game I found that it actually presents the...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Mind blowing. Literally. 0

Point Lookout takes you on a boat ride to the swampy Point Lookout in Maryland, an area full of cults, ghouls, Swampfolk and madmen. Along the way, you'll meet a Ghoul colonialist, lose a piece of your mind, have the best vision sequence in a game ever, and possibly even kill a brain in a jar. FUN TIMES!My favourite non-BS DLC by far, this is just an amazing journey from start to end. You get to battle cults, inbred madmen, ghouls by the ton - and that's all within the first section of the attac...

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 different style of experience, but still Fallout 3. 0

Operation: Anchorage is an interesting bit of DLC that is throw onto the side of the Fallout 3 story. You can access the content at virtually any time by going to the aid of the distress beacon that is activated in the capital wasteland.  Basically, some Brotherhood Outcasts want to get to some phat loot, but they cannot because they do not have the proper computer to access a simulation program that will unlock the armory. Conveniently, your Pip-Boy can do this and you get tossed into a pre-war...

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.

Operation Anchorage 0

 This is probably the best looking add on by far. Operation Anchorage is sort of a guilty pleasure for me. I heard it was bad and it has some bad moments in it, but damn I enjoyed every minute of it. Operation Anchorage is a very combat heavy add on, not so much as Broken Steel was. What is different between the two is Anchorage just does it better. It goes back to a few enemies at a time, you pop them off then move on it's a proven concept. And it's that basic gameplay that make this game work...

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.

Point Lookout is a worthy piece of downloadable content. 0

Point Lookout is the fourth add-on for Fallout 3 and includes the additon of a an expansive new location for the player to explore. This downloadable content takes us to the far away island of Point Lookout, a most wretched hive of scum and villainy and also a treasure hunter’s paradise; only accessible by a journey that not only costs a lot of caps but is also on a boat that you wouldn’t exactly call safe.Once the player has arrived at the swamp land that is Point Lookout, they are greeted by 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. 2

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.

It all depends on what you like... 0

This is a very different DLC. It was fun, but with some backdrops. It starts off with you getting sucked up from space, and there your adventure begins. I think the biggest problems with it is that it is very short and the exploration is set to a minimum. Also, all the alien weapons are inferior to the alien blaster that you can get in the wasteland. However, there story and lay of the limited land are very polished. There are only a handful of new enemies you will see; including a couple variat...

5 out of 21 found this review helpful.

Not the dlc packs fault 0

First of all the dlc is not at fault for me not enjoying this. When playing through the dlc some parts of the game become too dark. As i have seen the quick looks and compared the light quality, there was something wrong. The dlc starts well with you enquiring the mansion, this is set on a island called point lookout. In order to get there you have to take a boat there. After you investigate the mansion and find out this tribe had been attacking the place, you had to somehow gain there trust in ...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Maybe now we can forget Brotherhood of Steel... 2

    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.

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