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The third game in the Fallout series, Fallout 3 is a singleplayer action role-playing game (RPG) set in a post-apocalyptic Washington DC. Combining the horrific insanity of the Cold War era theory of mutually assured destruction gone terribly wrong, with the kitschy naivety of American 1950s nuclear propaganda, Fallout 3 will satisfy both players familiar with the popular first two games in its series as well as those coming to the franchise for the first time.
The Story: Vault 101 - Jewel of the Wastes
Welcome to the nation's capital.
The Brotherhood of Steel is a powerful ally.
Customize characters with your Pip-Boy.
For 200 years, Vault 101 , a fallout shelter, 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.
For 200 years, Vault 101, a fallout shelter, has 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 Giant Insects, Raiders, Slavers, and yes, even Super Mutants. Yet one morning, you awake to find that your father has 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. Fallout 3 is a singleplayer action role-playing game (RPG) that combines the horrific insanity of the Cold War era theory of mutually assured destruction gone terribly wrong with the kitschy naivety of American 1950s nuclear propaganda.
Mind-Blowing Artificial Intelligence - Facial expressions, gestures, unique dialog, and lifelike behavior are brought together with stunning results Modern super-deluxe HD graphics
- Fight for survival against terrors of the outside world, radiation, and mutants after nuclear fallout
- Latest in human ability simulation affords unlimited customization of characters
- Expansive world in modern super-deluxe HD graphics
- Features ability to pause time in combat, target specific body parts, and queue up attacks
- 1st- or 3rd-person perspective
- MUST BUY
Okay I understand all the bad reviews but almost all the glitches have been fixed. But this game is great. It has a great story, you can choose any path and don't have to follow the main quest. The gameplay is great and very interactive. In all this is the best game for the PS3...more info
- Great game, wayyyyyy too buggy
On PS3 this games freezes so much it's reminiscent of playing mid 90's PC games on an underpowered system. This game would be a 5/5 if it weren't so buggy. The explorable terrain is gigantic, you can literally spend over a hundred of hours discovering and completing side quests, exploring all the terrain, etc.
The problem is that if you're engrossed in a game and you rely on the autosave, and the game freezes (which it *will* do), you could literally be set back hours of game play. At this point the frustration offsets a large part of the enjoyment. It just feels like a Beta. So boo on Bethesda for ruining an otherwise great game for lack of programming refinement....more info
- 15 yr old son loves the game.....
My 15 yr old son "finished" this game in afew weeks, but he's still playing it because there's so many different levels that can be "re-played" with different options..........more info
- Great game but not good on PS3
First off this is a great game, but Bethesda Studios has signed some agreement with Micorsoft. Because of this agreement you are limited to only reaching level 20 on the PS3 version, plus there are no DLCs. I plan on buying the game for PC and getting more content on Windows Live. I love Bethesda games, but I'm unhappy with them being led by the nose by Microsoft.
- Most fun in ages
Great storyline, great weapons choices, great gameplay...by far one of the best games I've played in awhile. The only minus is that it froze once or twice, but considering how complex the game is I don't mind at all. This game should be in every gamers collection....more info
- Well worth the cash!!!
What a great game! Bethesda studios has done it again only this time better. Don't be fooled by thinking this is a role playing game, I'd call it a first person shooter with lots of role play elements. The best of both worlds. The story is good for a video game and fans of Liam Neeson will be pleased as he provides a nice voice support for one of the main charachters. If you like a game like GTA4 then you should love this one. You never run out of things to do and the game is always fresh because of it's unbelievable replay value. No two people could ever play this game exactly the same. The graphics and sound are top notch as well as the gameplay. If you're looking for value and a game you can pick up at anytime than this it. ...more info
- Have a nice apocalypse
10 Years is a long time to wait but the wait for Fallout 3 was well worth it.
The game was made by Bethesda Games, the same crew that made the award wining Oblivion, the wasteland and the ruins of Washington D.C. looks simply jaw droping, it looks so real that my Grandad said that seeing the ruins reminded him of the blitz... am not surprised he even said that.
Here's the story, the year is 2277, 200 years has passed since the bombs destoryed every country on the planet and life has gone on as normal in Vault-Tec's Vault 101, untill your dad left the vault and you must leave the safety of the vault you spent your whole life in to find him.
How you play the game is up to you, you can either save the people of the wasteland or you can become the most evil motherf***er in the wasteland, but be warned the choices you make will affect the whole landscape of the story.
The size of the world you explore is huge and you will get lost if you don't check your map every now and then but once you do discover, small towns, mutant camps, raider camps ect, you can fast travle back to that location , however the fast travle only works if there are no enemies nearby or if you not overwight with the items you are carrying.
Bethesda games have made another hit and given the Fallout saga a next-gen makeover, the game is a RPG at hart but it's also a brutal FPS,
the target system is a wicked new touch, when active it allows you to pause the action and pick which parts of the enemy's body you want to shoot and then watch the result in slow-mo, if you're lucky you can watch someone's head you shot explode to bits in slow-mo.
Fallout 3 will make long time fans happy and will make new fans as well,
this is one of the best games I've ever played and hopefuly we don't have to wait another 10 years....more info
- Nearly flawless design, but shoddy execution...
...mars what otherwise would be the best game on the PS3. I love "Fallout 3," despite its shortcomings, but I am getting tired of crappy bugs and design flaws.
I won't say much of the story here: there are plenty of reviews that state this pretty well. Rather, I'll say this: "Fallout 3" is a nearly perfect melding of RPG and shooter. There is character development like you would not believe, together with plenty of action for those who tire quickly of story-driven games. The world itself is marvelously designed - the DC wasteland is a foreboding place, and the developers do an excellent job of bringing this to life. The character graphics are light years ahead of "Oblivion": I love their designs. The voice acting is solid, although I wish that the developers would find more than, say, five people to deliver lines. The combat interface is incredible.
So, what's not to like? Well, there are bugs aplenty in this game. You can download a patch to solve the trophy dilemma, but from what I can tell, the patch causes all sorts of trouble. I've had my game freeze up on me at least 15 times since I downloaded the patch. This is simply unacceptable. I hate how the computer-game mindset (if it doesn't work, just send a patch!) has infiltrated the console systems, but there seems to be no end in sight.
Also, the patch is ALL you will download. Bethesda has no plans for releasing any of the DLC for the PS3. I agree 100% with the sentiment of another reviewer: if you have a choice between buying this for your X-Box or your PS3, definitely opt for the former.
However, you will likely not be disappointed in this game. While there are problems aplenty with execution, the game itself is wonderful. Happy gaming!...more info
- Fun in a different kind of way..
First things first: it is fun. To me. This was the first Action RPG I've played on the PS3; actually, it's the first of its kind I've ever played.
Game play can be a little dense at times, with a lot of walking around, and there is a bit too much talking to be done in the beginning, but I got over it. Otherwise, I think its a very good game, lots of detail, lots of choices to make and paths to take, awesome VATS cinematic shooting mode,and leveling up and gain skills feels like a real accomplishment.
One true biter though: there are lots of things to hack and locks to pick that require high levels to do. And that would be fine, except that you find a lot of these things early in the game (or at least I did). I guess it is supposed to encourage the player to keep playing and leveling up so they can finally hack these terminals or pick these locks, but it merely annoys me to find so many things that I can't do yet. Eh, what can you do, except keep playing, right? ...more info
- Addictive & Sickly Amazing
This game is absolutely a MUST-OWN. I've put in 45 hours of the game so far, and my girlfriend on a different save, has 30 hours clocked. The game is incredibly detailed, filled with quests, side missions, and really makes you feel that you're part of the Wasteland.
Now when I see bobbypins on the ground, I have to stop myself from wanting to pick them up and logging them into my Pipboy's inventory.
It's a First & Third Person shooter, and will leave you wanting more. I foresee this being a 75+ Hour game for me. Together, my gf and I spent 75 hours so far!
- Fallout 3 review
This game is a wonderfully made, open type game similar to games like Bioware's Balder's Gate II on the PC (NOT to be confused with the crappy series on the PlayStation) and Knights of the Old Republic.
It gives you free reign to decide all of the actions that your character will make, and the consequences. Good guys AND Bad guys, REJOICE! That bad character you'd like to kill in the beginning because you know he's going to harass you later on, kill him! Want to never spend a dime by pickpocketing, you can do that too! It's a great game. ...more info
- Amazing Experience Marred Slightly
Fallout 3 is simply a masterpiece of a game. It is at moments so open and your options so limitless that it can be overwhelming. I'm finding the same is true about trying to capture my experience in a short review.
So I will begin by saying this; if you are reading this review and have previously played and enjoyed The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion, stop reading and go buy this game! The setting is different and the weapons have changed but the spirit of Oblivion is captured very well in Fallout 3. To everyone else new to the Fallout series (I am) or new to Bethesda Softworks games read on.
The first thing I should mention is that Fallout 3 is about the player. Your choices directly affect your experience with the game. Other titles have tried this before with "good" and "evil" choices, but with limited success. Fallout 3 really places almost every action imaginable at the players feet. There is a central story though you can choose to simply ignore it and go off on your own exploring the world around you.
Fallout 3 takes place in and around Washington D.C. after a devastating nuclear war with the Chinese 200 years in the past. A select few were chosen to be protected in underground "vaults" and have never seen the light of day. Others scrape a living on the surface, fighting for survival against each other and the dangers around them. The fallout (get it) has caused horrible mutations to everyday creatures and danger lurks around every corner. The "Wasteland" as the surface is called is yours for the exploration.
Graphically the game is quite good. The Wasteland around you looks devastated - as you'd imagine after a full scale nuclear war. Most of the game features a somewhat prominent sepia filter giving the impression that the sun never truly shines on the Wasteland. Wisps of wind will carry dust across your path; ruble of what was once the USA lies everywhere. Humanity has etched rough outposts using scraps of materials - the game is simultaneously beautiful and grungy.
Gameplay offers 2 completely different styles of play, a First Person Shooter type and another type dubbed V.A.T.S. - to put it simply, a RPG inspired system where you choose your actions while the battle before you is paused and watch your character play out your commands. Both choices on their own are excellent though I suspect that most people will end up using a combination of both.
Weapons range from the mundane - pistols, lead pipes, etc. to the awe-inspiring "Fat Man", a man-portable nuclear missile launcher. A plethora of items from armor to helmets are abound as well.
A deep leveling system ensures that no 2 games will be alike. I could go on and on about the options but suffice to say that Fallout 3 takes character customization to new highs.
The only reason I didn't rate this game a perfect '5-stars' is due to some bumps along the road. I've encountered some minor glitches - one which required reloading an earlier save to advance, others that are less serious. Graphical pop-in does occur though not a major issue with me. The framerate at moments can drop out. Though I have to say, that as ambitious as this game is, I'm impressed that there aren't more glitches.
One final note: This game is incredible violent. Certain abilities and weapons will literally cause enemies to explode into a puddle of gore. Arms, legs and heads are ripped from enemies left and right. The language is definitely adults-only stuff. And certain items called "chems" are vaguely disguised drugs. Keep this game away from your kids!
- Calling all wastelanders!
Let me just start off by saying that I'm usually not a fan of RPGs, but this one grabbed my interest so I decided to give it a chance. The game literally starts out with the birth of your character and then jumps forward through your upbringing in Vault 101. Eventually your father leaves the vault and you're thrown out into post-apocalyptic Washington DC to search for him. You are free to go and explore wherever you want, do want you want to do, and help or kill anyone you want. The combat system is fun, especially the VATS system. It allows you to pause combat and specifically target areas on your enemies. I never got tired of using it and blowing someone's head and/or limbs off. There are quests that you are given throughout the game, some involving the main storyline and others that are sidequests from random characters. Your decisions and actions effect the story through your karma. Helping people gains you karma and being the baddest serial killing wastelander loses you karma. I chose the road of negative karma as it seemed to be much easier to survive in the wasteland by killing people and/or stealing items from them. Plus, it was fun to play a bad guy in a game for once. This game will keep you entertained for hours on end and I completed it with well over 40 hours of gameplay. You'll definitely get our money's worth with it. My only complaints are that the game seems to have a lot of bugs in it that would pop up from time to time. These bugs ranged from framerate issues in moments of heavy combat to outright freezing up and forcing me to restart my PS3. My other compaints are that you are unable to continue leveling up beyond level 20 and that you can't continue playing and exploring once you have completed the last quest associated with the main storyline....more info
- Musings on a post-apocalyptic Meisterwerk
I should point out two facts before I give out any opinions:
1. This is my first Fallout (for which I'm sorry; I've never been much of a PC gamer, but had I known that a series as awesome as this one existed, I would have been playing it for a long time now)
2. I liked Oblivion quite a bit, and on that point I'd have to say that this is NOT Oblivion with guns....except it is: Yes, you walk around a huge, open ended surrounding, you can do a lot of things within those surroundings, your actions have ever-lasting repercussions, you can break into stuff, fool people, be evil or good, steal, help, run, fight...you can ignore the main quest for a long time, or gun it.
But I would have to stop you there and say that even if you played 50+ hours of Oblivion, this game might have something new for you. This game is, and I don't know how it fits in the whole series, a post-apocalypse-phile's dream. (if there's a term for those of you like me who are a bit obsessed with dystopias and/or post-apocalyptic visions, let me know) This game just immerses you to no end. I have rarely felt so distraught or desolate or tense while playing a game:
-Graphics- The game isn't pretty by any standards; to be fair, I don't think Washington DC would look very pretty after a nuclear holocaust. The aesthetic of the game realizes the empty and barren city with uncanny effectiveness, to a point that it kinda scares me and makes me wonder if I've seen the end of the world on my PS3 already, hehehe...
-Sound- The voice acting, although it features Liam Neeson, isn't THAT great. I mean, it works, it can be cheesy at times, and at others it can be downright bad. Truth be told, it did not detract from the gameplay for me. The music on the other hand is top notch: Inon Zur's background music is, although minimalistic at times, very adequate. And the choice of oldies is just superb (this game actually made me look for and purchase a collection of the Ink Spots, one of my new faves) and a totally cynical choice for such a grim spectacle. The gun sounds are pretty interesting, although in my opinion, the gun zaps sound pretty cheesy; I guess that goes along with the 50s aesthetic that's a signature to the series.
- Story- the storyline of any dystopia is usually overshadowed by all that goes on around it. The story is not that great, it's not epic, but it's certainly interesting. Of course, with so many side quests the main story kinda steers out of focus: some of the side quests are moronic (Deliver a letter, find a cult to be able to deliver the letter...bah), some are quirky or classics (rid a town of mutant ants) and some are funny (get a chick 40 bottles of some soft drink...or give it to some dude so he can get into her pants) Honestly, what drives this game though is...
-Gameplay- as I said, this isn't Oblivion with guns, except that it is. It's not exactly a FPS, and it's not an RPG either.... it's an odd hybrid which apparently some people dislike, and some have just become addicted to. You're able to aim and set some actions in sequence depending on Action Points with a certain percentage of success given. Besides shooting, you can use melee weapons or your own fists, which I would consider a novel way to play the game, an acute preference of fighting up close and personal, or last resort. Besides fighting you can pick locks, hack terminals, create weapons, create meds, and uh, not much else really. Basically anything and everything you can do to survive. As I mentioned before, a good portion of the game is based on moral decisions: You can choose to be good, bad or morally ambiguous (neutral) And guess what? Being bad nets you a certain freedom being good does not (if you don't care about losing karma, stealing and killing isn't really an issue, and so, you'll always have a wide array of goods) but of course, it'll set you on a path that means basically being chased by mercs and law enforcers ever so often. Being good on the other hand would mean staying your hand whenever you see that shiny new gun or a bunch of bottlecaps (the game's currency), but, ever so often people will come to you bearing gifts. I don't know what happens when you play as a neutral character, but I gather not much. It's hard to explain, but it feels as though every decision you make sends ripples throughout the rest of your gameplay.
All in all, this is a game you should give at least a chance if you:
-liked the Road Warrior (I kid you not)
- Fallout 3 + No DLC = Not worth the money
The simple fact of the matter here is that Fallout 3 has been created as an inferior product from the start. Bethesda has announced that no DLC will be created for the PS3 version of the game, and has apparently decided to not even create a patch (which will be released for the PC and 360) to allow players of the PS3 version to continue playing after completing the game. That's quite a way to thank all the fans who have been clamoring for this game for the past decade.
In the end, don't buy this game for the PS3 if you have an Xbox 360 or a PC. If you hate the game, then it won't matter what system you bought it for. But if you love the game, then the only way to extend the experience will be on the 360 or PC. That, I would think, is an easy choice....more info
- Interesting game
I hope more of this game but I found a bored game, because the camera of the person is bad and the third person is worst, the game is very long and the graphics are good but sometimes is bored. I prefer games like Gears of Wars but this game is exclusive of Xbox 360....more info
- Great until the end
Overall this was a very fun and entertaining game. I loved the combat system and the quests were all fun. My main problem with this game is that you can not go back and complete side quests after you beat the main quest line....more info
- Made by oblivion creators
For those who were used to play oblivion this game is going to look similar in handling. Overall the game is very interesting to everyone even without an oblivion experience...more info
- Do not buy the PS3 version of Fallout 3!
This is a bug ridden, crash prone game and should have never been released on the PS3 in the state that it's in. Bethesda should be ashamed of themselves and I will not buy another product from them until it's been properly QA tested and relieved of obvious crash bugs. I rented Fallout the first day it was released and it was chock full of bugs, from locking up my controls, to freezing mid game, to games not saving correctly. I sent it back to GameFly immediately the next day.
They have even released a patch for the game, now version 1.1, and it has barely fixed anything. It was very disappointing.
I am sure you have seen a lot of varying reviews for this game, but trust me when I say that if you are one of the unlucky ones whose PS3 doesn't work well with Fallout 3 (and there are quite a a lot of us out there), then you might have just as well thrown your hard earned money in the trash. If you don't believe me go to the official Bethesda forums and see for yourself how many negative things are being said in the PlayStation 3 thread. This is not because the actual game play is bad, it's because the game was not properly QA tested and has several problems with crashing and freezes.
If you own a PlayStation 3 and really want to try out the game, you owe it to yourself to RENT first and see if it will actually work without freezing on your console before you put down full price on the product. I am glad I did....more info
- Fallout 3
I have over 25 ps3 games and this one is the best. The game has unlimited play value and fun....more info
- Great Game, but do not get it for the PS3 if you want the expansions
I have played this game entirely and give it a big thumbs up.. but before you run out and buy it, beware that the PS3 version will not get any download content, or expansions ... ever. It seems Bethesda Softwork has some issues with Sony and will not be adding anything to the PS3 version of the game.. so be WARNED!
Other than that the PS3 version works great, little to no bugs, and well worth the money for hours and hours of great ghoul mutants and strange post apocalyptic mayhem FSP/strategy game. Fallout 3...more info
- Beyond Solid
Is Fallout 3 perfect? No. However, it does come about as close as you would expect. Now I won't waste time rehashing over what everyone else has said time and again. The game is great. Nuff said.
The main reason I wanted to post this review is for a couple things that I experienced that I haven't seen mentioned.
One, my playthrough has been peppered with occasional freezes. I can't tell just what sets it off, but it has happened in V.A.T.S., in load screens, pretty much everywhere. Now to be fair this could be my deck as I have had a couple other games do the same thing.......it just seems to happen more on this.
Two, I have had glitches in the map during quests. Nothing major, but the objective arrow aims off toward random spots on the map after completing an objective. So long as you don't rely on the map to tell you where to go next and follow the in game prompts instead........all is well.
Three, in Rivet City the game starts.....well the most accurate description would be "fast forwarding". The sound doesn't work except on the last line said before giving you a conversation prompt and then it goes back to the same thing. You can't even read it since it jumps so fast through.
I love this game and can play for hours on end. The length, depth, and overall quality of the game is head and shoulders above most games I have played. In fact, I love this game so much it broke my heart to give it only 4 stars. But as much as it pains me, Bethesda seems to be flipping a big bird to PS3 with the lack of DLC and near as I can.......not even a patch. I hope this gets rectified since the outcry for it from PS3 owners is deafening. But to give credit where credit is due, I spent full price on this game and honestly have not regretted it for a minute......even as I shut off my PS3 and load back up because it froze. I DO expect the bugs to be fixed though......there IS no excuse for that. In short; though, if you do not at least TRY this game and fancy yourself a "gamer" you will be making a HUGE mistake....more info
- Fallout 3 is the bomb
Awesome game can't stop playing. It pulls you write in with a nice RPG/Shooter mix with an unbelievable amount of places to explore and items to find. Graphics are great, play is smooth. You can replay several times creating different scenarios results each time. You can play male, female, good, bad or both. The map is expansive and if you are new to shooters game play can be adjusted during play from very easy, easy, normal, hard or difficult. Once you have been to a location as long as your not in harms way you can teleport to another. You can even get your own apartment fairly quick in the game to store all your stuff. The only problem I have had is precision looking at all the possible pick up items (they are everywhere). Once my character was stuck between a railing and a wall. So I had to start over at the save. Other than that no problems just addicting fun. I can't wait until fallout 4. ...more info
- Great Game, No Support
For starters, this game is astoundingly good. Easily one of my favorites of the past few years. Sadly, however, the PS3 version is being treated like some sort of pariah by Bethesda, and is excluded from every piece of expansion content they release.
I highly recommend you buy this game -- on another platform.
I don't know if there are any fundamental gameplay differences on other platforms, but I can only assume they're fairly similar. On the PS3 the game is smooth, fast, and loads of fun. I've found that the graphics sometimes start getting a bit choppy if my PS3 has been on a while, but that goes away if I reboot the PS3 and then start the game "fresh".
Tons of quests, tons of real estate, all I wish is that there were more to explore. But because I'm a PS3 owner, apparently I don't deserve that extra content. I could get it for the PC, but I don't feel like starting from scratch, or shelling out the cash to buy the game twice. Plus, I'm not sure my PC could run it very well.
There's nothing worse than falling in love with a beautiful girl, only to discover that her parents have told her she can only date guys from Seattle....more info
This game is one of the worse PS3 games I have ever played. I don't understand what people see in this game. graphics: suck, gameplay:even worse. Rent this game before you play it. Playing this game actually makes me mad because of all the hype it gets. Someone please explain to me how this game is fun to them. ...more info
- A true succesor over Oblivion.
Bethesda has done it again. I have just completed the game with over 100 hrs of play time after embracing all the game has to offer. Also, I've rarely encountered any major lag issues and only once did the game froze on me but that was when I was playing over 8 hrs straight. Overall, its a great game despite the DLC, but with all the problems the DLC is currently having right now, it does not jeopardize the fun you can have with the game....more info
- Incredible game with minor flaws and one HUGE pro
I've been reading the reviews for this game, and I think they do Fallout 3 justice. I just want to reiterate/add a couple of points. First, I think the reason the two radio stations play such a short track list is because it kind of forces you to switch stations when you're tired of one set, giving you a reverse perspective from the "other" side's spoken propaganda. That having been said, it is kind of annoying to have only a few songs on loop for both stations.
Second, the game is amazing because of its incredible replay value. I've bought about a dozen PS3 games over the past 6 months, and this is the first one that I will play again and again. I beat the game without completing a fraction of the missions or exploring a fraction of the locations, and I refuse to leave it that way (because it's such an engaging experience all-around). I also intend to explore the game from different sides of the karma coin as well.
Kudos on a brilliant game with only minor flaws. Yes, I wish it would let you continue to play after you beat the game, but I refuse to hold that against the game itself. Yes, the game locked/froze up on me two or three times while I was playing which was infuriating. In the end, I still loved this game....more info
- Glad I Rented!
Really glad I rented this game instead of buying. Have no doubt that many folks enjoy this type of game but I found it slow, tedious, and not very engaging. Frankly, I lost interest and never finished the game. Again, glad I rented. If you are looking for an action packed shooter please look somewhere else!...more info
- Great game - but on PS3 only half the fun
To make it short:
I own Fallout3 for the PS3... and I love it! So much, that I also tried to get the extensions for it....
but here is the deal. The extensions are not released for the PS/3. And it does not look good that they will be available soon.
So if you want to go for it - try the Windows or XBox version....
- Hours of fun with fallout
Fallout 3 is one of the most entertaining games out for the PS3. You basically create your own path you can either go around blowing things up like mutants and giant insects or you can complete missions and follow the story. It delivers hundreds of hours of great play and the graphics do not fall behind, specially when you blow peoples head off in slow motion. Great game really recommend it specially if you liked Oblivion...more info