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"Great Game"
4 stars"

I disagree with the previous 2 comments.

I was a HUGE fan of the other 2 Fallout games (not counting Tactics or BoS), and only mildly amused by Oblivion. I think Bethesda have done a great job. There is a bunch of humour in the game, and the graphics are great.

Reading the other comments i feel like maybe i was playing a different game =P I do agree that the main storyline is short, but there a HUGE number of side quests, and many different ways to do things.. You could spend (literally) hours exploring just the ruins of DC alone.

The sneak skill is one of the most useful.

The ability to pause at any time to apply a stimpack (health regen) makes combat relativley trivial, but overall a fantastic game which i have loved playing and look forward to any expansion.

Only thing that stops me from giving it 5 stars is the crashing issues which i hope will be resolved soon in a patch.

12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.
"A MUST HAVE!!!"
5 stars"

This game is awesome! It is almost perfect once you get the patch and its very addictive. The funniest part is when you have a high sneak skill, and you pick-pocket a foe and stick a live grenade in there pocket, then watch as they jump around then boom!. It even works on the bosses!!!

The Graphics look great on my P4 and runs smooth too. There are many ways to play too, like melee fighting, shooting, throwing grenades or using nukes. you can also avoid some fights simply by having a high speech skill and talking them out of it.

Windows live is also great too as its integrated right in and every milestone earns you points. you can also get the add-ons as well which on the 3rd one in March will let you go past the end of the main quest and adds 10 more levels to the level cap, bringing it from 20 to 30.

All in all this is one of those games that are gonna get a game of the year award and become a classic.

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.
"Awesome game, but not for everyone."
5 stars"

Excellent game, I am totally addicted. But it's the type of game where you will either love it or hate it.

Things you'll definitely love:

  • Graphics are incredible (assuming you have a decent PC). I have everything on maximum at 1920×1200 and it's just spectacular.
  • Interactivity with EVERYTHING. You can interact with almost every object and destroy almost anything.
  • Hundreds of guns / apparel / consumables.
  • Fantastic storyline… play this game in the dark while you're alone and you'll immerse yourself more so than the average game.

Things some might like but might turn you off completely:

  • Long game, if you're looking for a quick shoot 'em up with no real thought or don't like organising your inventory – then move on.
  • Unrealistic in parts. Some of the physics don't make sense, also you can carry so much more than a person would actually be able to. But most of all you can basically pause time at any stage – and eat things / change guns / apparel etc during a battle. These things are necessary for the game but far from realistic.
  • Not much like the previous Fallouts. For me this was welcomed as I wasn't much of a fan of any of them.

This is the post apocalyptic game I always wanted. Countless directions, options, missions to choose from with graphics to match. And yourself and enemies are damaged by where you shoot them. Blow off a leg and they stumble around. Shoot the gun out of their hand and they come after you with the one fist they have left.

Easily 5/5.

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
"Fallout 3"
5 stars"

A very good game based on the fallout universe and Fallout fans should like it.

  • Good sense of atmosphere for the setting, good soundtrack which gives the game the feel it should.
  • Graphics are good. I've read some negative reviews about the graphics but I never bought this game expecting it to have next generation graphics. I ran the game on medium settings and the graphics are impressive for your general PC game.
  • Large assortment of weapons.
  • Large world to explore.
  • Very fun combat system which is a mix between a fps and the original turn based system. I thought the concept worked very well.
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
"Great Game"
5 stars"

Wow, this game is one out of the bag and it Rocks! You get to wander (first person or third person view) and fight in a huge, very atmospheric, non linear world. Creatures and characters that you come across on the land and in the outposts, can be friendly, neutral and others “not so kind”. It is a game where you are judged by the inhabitants on how you choose to treat them.

Weapons at your disposal are numerous and it is up to the player to maintain their effectiveness. Not all weapons will kill the tough enemies easily…you need to choose the best one for the job..which makes the game even more absorbing and rewarding.

The ingame V.A.T.S aiming system is great and the Pip Boy is very easy to understand with lots of information available to the player. Both are very easy to use.

There is loads to do in the game with many, many challenges and it has kept me pinned to my chair in the evenings since Christmas.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
"... not the same... "
3 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Fallout 3, its like a fallout post apocolyptic skinned oblivion.

Its missing the black humour its overly serious and none of the sidequests tie into the main quest like they did in the previous 2 games, the graphics are awesome. The gameplay is ok. Vats is pointless if your anywhere near ok at fps games, although can make the some battles easier, especially early on.

I reccommend not doing any of the questline past the GNR bit until you have done a crapload of the sidequests (and there are lots of them), because in true oblivion style you can finish the main questline in less than 2 hours. The end quest i didnt even realise was the end quest until i saw the cutscene, which was awesome but left me feeling ripped off a little. Although the reward for doing said sidequests is generally an OK piece of equipment or some more story behind the situation and history of DC during and post nuclear war.

If you played the 1st and 2nd fallout games you may find this game lacklustre, however if this is your first foray into the fallout storyline you may find this game superb.

Some of the skills seemed pointless (sneak anybody?), although i do admit running around putting live grenades in peoples back pocket was fun it hardly allowed me to do much more.

Your allies seem to only be there to die in interesting ways infront of you.

The leveling system is better than in oblivion.

I found the supermutants very lacking. In the older games unless you were geared to the teeth you really didnt want to encounter them, in F3 they are very common and very easy to beat even with simple weapons(pistol) + vats, or just say a hunting rifle with a half decent smallguns skill. 3 in the head you know hes dead.

I did enjoy this game, i overlooked the lack of humour, the fact that none of the sidequests tied into the main story line and that nomatter what you say to most people (no matter skill or alignment) the outcome is always the same. I overlooked all of this because well… it was a nice sidestory to the original games and blowing peoples heads off is 3 kinds of kickass. But then I finished the main questline. DONT DO IT unless you plan on playing through again, I couldnt bring myself to run through a complete second time because it was really similar to the first time around even though I changed my alignment from good to bad

Really Im just sick of games I cant spend 40–60 hours on the main quest. Gameplay >>>>>>> graphics…

TLDR: 4/5 for players new to the fallout series MUST PLAY if you havent played the other fallout games, BUT dont do the main questline past GNR/rivet it feels far too rushed after that. Spend your time on sidequests!!!!!!!

3/5 for players seasoned in the fallout series. DO play it if you have played the other fallout games! But dont expect the gold that were the original games.

I would say the main problem is that the original team (interplay iirc) didnt make this game… but we will never see the game they were making.

9 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

Description

Vault 101 - Jewel of the Wastes. For 200 years, Vault 101 has faithfully served the surviving residents of Washington DC and its environs, now known as the Capital Wasteland. Though the global atomic war of 2077 left the US all but destroyed, the residents of Vault 101 enjoy a life free from the constant stress of the outside world. Giant Insects, Raiders, Slavers, and yes, even Super Mutants are all no match for superior Vault-Tec® engineering. Yet one fateful morning, you awake to find that your father has defied the Overseer and left the comfort and security afforded by Vault 101 for reasons unknown. Leaving the only home you’ve ever known, you emerge from the Vault into the harsh Wasteland sun to search for your father, and the truth.

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 featuring gory dismemberments and spectacular explosions.
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.

System Requirements:

Minimum System Requirements
OS: Windows XP/Vista
Processor: Pentium 4 @ 2.4 GHz or Equivalent
Memory: 1 GB (2 GB for Vista)
Video Memory: 256 MB (nVidia GeForce 6800/ATI Radeon X850)
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
DirectX: 9.0c
Keyboard & Mouse
DVD Rom Drive

Recommended System Requirements
OS: Windows XP/Vista
Processor: Intel Core 2 DUO
Memory: 2 GB
Video Memory: 512 MB (nVidia GeForce 8800/ATI 3800 series)
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
DirectX: 9.0c or 10
Keyboard & Mouse
DVD Rom Drive
Release date NZ
October 31st, 2008
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0093155126244
All-time sales rank
Top 500
Product ID
1541061

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