Vault-Tec engineers have worked around the clock on an interactive reproduction of Wasteland life for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own vault. Included is an expansive world, unique combat, shockingly realistic visuals, tons of player choice, and an incredible cast of dynamic characters. Every minute is a fight for survival against the terrors of the outside world – radiation, Super Mutants, and hostile mutated creatures. From Vault-Tec, America’s First Choice in Post Nuclear Simulation.
Reviews... Reviews never change :)). Jokes aside, Fallout 3 is an icon in first-person shooter rpg's and comparing with most survival/open world(ish) first-person shooters out there, fallout 3 is a blast from the past, even though at times it can be rather clunky and have some immersion issues, which have been since corrected by various mods and add-ons, and needless to say, the emergence of Fallout 4, where most of Bethesda's past "mistakes" or stuff that wasn't added due to overcomplications, which is good by me, but it put a basis for first person shooters with an open world environment to follow. And also the balancing of comedic/casual pre-war scenery and post-apocalyptic horror and human terror, it just merges beautifully. I wouldn't give it top marks for graphics, but if we're referring to a game that was launched back in 2009 and is still played by a throng of fans, it really means something, and in such cases of fandom, graphics might be pushed aside, and for 2009, in my personal opinion, it was looking good, not to mention the GOTY version and all the DLC's combined made it a very good game, in my opinion. Storyline/gameplay - top marks for those, hands down. Sound and OST - Not bad either, and the music is downright AMAZING. And to sum it up real quick, all of these points I made rightfully makes me to give it a 10.
Definitely one of the best games ever made. It's open-ended structure allows for so much diversity and constant fun, everywhere you go there's something fun to do and find. Character development is great too, with return of perks that allow making your character distinct as you want with great sense of progression. Fallout 1 and 2 fanboys hate hell out of later Fallouts, but don't listen to them and play this amazing game!
I thought I was a fool for bashing this game. I regret the fact that I didn't want to try this game.
This is still Fallout, and it's still pretty darn good!
Is it "Elder Scrolls with guns?" Well, yes and no. As I said this is still Fallout. Character creation, perks and all that stuff. It's all back! Plus the creepy ambiance and humor. It's a win win from almost every angle!
I do however have some issues with it. Like with that intro!
While the idea of life in the vault is nice, it can get tedious if you ever decide to try another route, or just wanna experiment. Truth be told Temple Of Trials in Fallout 2 wasn't a warm welcome either after a while, but it was shorter.
I also don't like the fact that you must take training before you can use power armor.
You better get used to combat, it's like a FPS (somewhat). Think of it as Tactics in first person. It's fun and blowing off heads (while gibs fly everywhere with blood) is awesome.
Megaton is F3's Junktown. And the character I instantly fell in love with is Moria Brown. She's insane!
Overall it's insanely good! It's got that Fallout spirit going! And there's player choice, much like in the original!
I forgot to add for music. It was done by Inon Zur, same guy who did music for Fallout Tactics. In short, it's full of win! If you didn't hired the man, the legend Mark Morgan of course.