Fallout 3 is quite possibly the funnest game you will play this year.
As the game begins, you will notice this is no game you have played before. You start by creating your own character, which is incredibly deep, you could spend ages tweaking all. Be careful, however, as this is what your character will look like for the remainder of one of the biggest, deepest games ever made.
Then, part way in the game, you are released from the great “vault” (I will try not to give any more away…) and immediately you will notice that the landscapes are phenomonal. Graphically, this is one of the prettier games released so far on the PS3.
If you are looking for a game that constantly follows a particular narrative, has ‘checkpoints’ or ‘acts’… look elsewhere, because you WILL play this game for hours finding that you haven't gotten anywhere in terms of the main quest.
This is a good thing, however. You want to be checking behind every building, in every house, in every stage of the entire game. This is because Fallout 3 is an extraordinary achievement, and games with such detail must always be explored to every extent possible. The amazingly unique dystopian world which Bethesda has created will, simply put, be one of the best experiences you have in a video game.
The combat is good, and the way that you can freeze the enemy and select one of each and every different limb to pierce a bullet into, is just extraordinary.
Overall, Fallout 3 lives up to all the hype, providing an experience a sight more entertaining than Oblivion, with a compelling story and some brilliant visuals, voice-acting, and sound effects.. Fallout 3 is not a game. It is a total experience – one that is not to be missed. 9.5/10