|Fallout 3: Amazon.com Exclusive Survival Edition
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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.
- 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.
| ||Minimum Specifications: ||Recommended Specifications: |
|OS: ||Windows XP/Vista |
|Processor: ||2.4 Ghz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent processor ||Intel Core 2 Duo processor |
|RAM: ||XP: 1GB System RAM |
Vista: 2GB System RAM
|2 GB System RAM |
|Video Card: ||Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 256MB RAM (NVIDIA 6800 or better/ATI X850 or better) ||NvidiaDirect X 9.0c compliant video card with 512MB RAM (NVIDIA 8800 series, ATI 3800 series) |
|Supported Video Card Chipsets: ||NVIDIA GeForce Series 200, 9800, 9600, 8800, 8600, 8500, 8400, 7900, 7800, 7600, 7300, 6800; ATI HD Series 4800, 4600, 3800, 3600, 3400, 2900, 2600, 2400; ATI Series X1900, X1800, X1600, X1300, and X850 |
- Fallout 3 Exclusive Survival Edition
Whether you care about the bling in the collector's edition or not, and the bobblehead alone is worth the price, this is the next great installment of the Fallout series! Set on the East rather then West coust of previous editions this is an excellent 3D RPG. It leaves me wanting more and wanting to encourage a Fallout MMO. Play this game!...more info
- Waste of money, not a collectors item at all.
Just saying more of the same. I've played the Fallout genre since most people who bought this game were in diapers. I even played that BoS junk and loved it. But this "Survival Edition", is worthless. The game is cool, the lunch box is cool, however the artbook must have come from the world's smallest printing press, the bobble-head is kinda cheap, and the Pipboy is just terrible. It's like those ghetto $1 cell phones you buy for babies where all the simulated buttons and dials make the same noise. Except this crap doesn't even make noise. Amazon even shipped me the X-box version instead of the PC as I ordered, just adds to the whole dissapointment of this package....more info
- Great Game...Pipboy 3000 not worth the extra $
The game is AWESOME! The lunch box, bobble head, and art disc are great but I'd steer clear of the Pipboy 3000 "collectable"...just plain garbage...not even close to what was represented on the official webpage. Save the extra $ and get the collector's edition if you want the swag...stay away from the survival edition...totally not worth the extra $....more info
- Pipboy clock already broken - don't waste your money
Much like everyone else, my complaint is about the clock. Yes, the injection molded plasic is cheap, and the design is kind of lousy, but I was more or less OK with it. Within a week, the clock display died. Tried switching batteries, and its still dead. It's not exactly dead, but its lost about 98% of its glow. Presumably its still working, but you can only make out a faint light in a dark room, making it useless.
Went to my friend's place, and his had died already as well. Not only are the models themselves cheap and poorly made, even just the clock mechanism is junk. Sad waste of $50. I could have another new game for that kind of money. I hope Bethesda gets on this and does something to make gamers whole regarding this matter, because I am officially pissed until they do....more info
- BEST GAME EVER
I just wanted to say I was little hesitent on opening my Fallout 3 Survival Edition because of the reviews I read. But man do they all got it wrong,First off the PiP Boy clock is not a toy it is collector clock that look's great I read that people say it is cheap plastic well what do you want to do with it wear it sleding I mean come on. My Clock is AWSOME. Looks great. The game I was like I hope it installs cause of the mis leading reviews made me think it wasnt going to install. That was BS. It installed no problem and the game oh man this game is fallout no question. BEST GAME I have played in years..walking around with the hunting rifle when accedentley click the mouse BOOOM sounds like a real gun in my headset made me jump. Do Not pass this game up it is by far the best game out today and Easly Earns the highest rating.
Running Flawless on a pentium 4 3.2ghz,NOT duel core, 2 gig ram had it running with GeForce 7600GT no issue just for the heck threw in the gforce 7950GT no issues. People that pass up on this game are missing out.
I just wanted to add that IF your pip boy clock does not show the digital number's very good (bright) its because of the cheap batteries that came with the clock..I changed out my batteries like 3 days after I opened it and it is WAY brighter now.LOOKS GREAT.Cause I do read that people are saying that the numbers dont show good,"its because of the batteries.
-------------------Bobble head and the art book are great too by the way,
- Great game... crappy edition
As stated in previous reviews, the Pip-boy clock is garbage. Just garbage. Mine is only partially functional. With effort, and much button mashing, I can at least set the clock (though the backwards button doesn't work). I tried to put it on my arm, but it pinches my skin something fierce! Oh well. The clock itself is cheap (my old clock/radio is MUCH better... at a cost of $9.99). I had trouble getting the screw that holds the battery door back on because the cheap plastic was shredding.
As for the rest of the stuff: The bobblehead is cute and makes me laugh everytime I look at it. It's seems solid and heavy... I think it must be weighted inside. The lunchbox is great... looks exactly like the lunchboxes in-game. The concept-art book is cool for a once-through, but it's nothing that we haven't all seen a million times already online. I haven't had time (or interest) in checking out the bonus DVD... I imagine it's probably just like all the other bonus DVD (behind the scene's vids, interviews, etc).
Also, it took FOREVER for the game to arrive. Usually Amazon is really good... occasionally I get stuff a day early. But three days late? Boo. I bought this version because I'm a HUGE Fallout fan. I just couldn't wait... and I didn't. Thank you, Steam.
This is more a review of the product, overall, and not the game. But I'll give a quick note about the game. I'm absolutely loving it. Sure, it has a vague Oblivion feel to it, but I don't think that's a bad thing. What Oblivion lacked in ambience and detail, Fallout 3 has in spades. Two minor beefs (very minor): most of the NPCs are too hopeful, I remember Fallout being more shadowed with dread and hopelessness; and the in-game bobbleheads (which change character stats when found) break the immersion for me. It would be like playing Doom and having a giant John Carmac appear and say, 'it's all just a game', then he gives me a BFG with infinite ammo. Hyperbole, perhaps... but that's how I feel. Oh, well. On my next play through I just won't pick up the bobble-heads. In the end, I really love this game... I'll be playing it many, many more times. And I look forward to future downloadable content.
What I'm saying is, buy Fallout now... but pass on that ebay auction of the Survival Edition (or even the just the Pip-Boy clock)....more info
- Securom is a deal buster
I dont appreciate being lied to especially from the CEO of a company. Maybe next time he should stand by his words. Never again will I buy something based on this mans word....more info
- Best game I EVER played
This is a great game.Great story.Very open-ended and non linear.If you are sick of RPG with swords and spells then try this original post-apocoliptic rpg adventure....more info
- This might be a great game but
This might be a great game but I haven't even got it yet. I pre-ordered with Amazon on June 6,2008 and all Amazon reps can tell me it's in the mail. So if you do purchase this item, ante up for UPS shipping and don't choose the super slow saver shipping if you want to play it this year. Note to Amazon: If I don't get the order buy 11/7/08, I will file a dispute with my credit card....more info
- PIP BOY 3000!
I reviewed the collector's edition, and the only difference with he survival edition is that it comes with the pipboy 3000.(!). Its a clock.
Mine didn't work. But i bought from warehouse deals. Other than that, its pretty cool. ...more info
- Pretty good game but Costly Clock..
I purchased the Amazon Exclusive Fallout 3 edition because I was almost quivering my boots in anticipation of a sequel to Fallout 1&2 being released... something that would pick up on the dark future of humanity, the quirky humor and the overall "feel" of the first 2.
Finally the release day arrived and I opened my package, put batteries in my clock and installed the game. I really enjoyed the game for the first week, but two things happened... the clock batteries died and I realized that the game is very repetitive and didnt feel very deep.
So, I put some new "better" batteries in the clock, and changed the way I played the game, going from good to evil... another week passes by and boom, the batteries are dead once again, and I again realize that its not me thats the problem, its the game. Fighting is boring, the story-lines feel like they were written by teenagers and for all its size, the world felt.. well.. wrong.
I was never one of those people who stated that only Fallout 1 and 2 were the right ones, and I was never one who stated that Fallout looked like Oblivion, but you know what? This is a totally separate game, and I wish they had named it as such, perhaps calling it something like "The Fall" .. I dont know. And as for looking like Oblivion, well, yeah.. very very much so, but I would even say that Oblivion was a deeper game.
I know the guys at Bethesda work really hard at what they do, and they really put all their lives and passions into their games, and you can actually tell this by the size of the game and the look to the world, but the need to focus more on the story and less on the size. If you are going to give the game a FPS feel, then make it more FPS friendly (hello sniper type rifle, I am talking to you)
All this being said, I have purchased the expansions and am working with a few other people on an addon to the game, so while it could have been a better game, I am still playing it. Hence the fun being rated at 2 and the overall game being rated at 5....more info
- IT'S A BRAND NEW POSTAPOCALYPTIC DAWN!
I am old enough to have played the original game when it first came out in 1997. I was a great fan of the series that followed and, thus, was very eager to get my hands on this latest installment. In a short sentence: FALLOUT-3 is A DREAM COME TRUE!
It is a cRPG game in which the player can alternate between the First and Third person perspective roaming a world comparable in size with OBLIVION. The action has moved from Vault 13 and Southern California to Vault 101 and Washington, D.C. and the story brakes away from the previous bloodlines. However, the atmosphere of the original has been maintained and its scents sharpened: veterans will find it fitting like and old glove - whereas the new gamers are in store for a bag of pleasant surprises.
The graphics are wonderful, the guns detailed and the environments highly interactive. Short of a screenshot, imagine what would HalfLife-2 would look if released today. And similar to HL2, FALLOUT-3 does not require an...ubercomputer to run smoothly. Once you see a NPC move though, you understand where the corners were cut.
Character customization is carried out in great style using the new and improved PIP-BOY at the beginning. You exit the vault and the harsh reality of a world that barely survived annihilation slaps you on the face. Adapt or perish.
The main storyline is there to be followed but FALLOUT-3 offers the greatest number of alternative choices I have ever encountered in a game! There is always a great number of paths to follow in order to achieve any goal - but every choice comes with a consequences tag. This is common feature of most classic cRPGs but in FALLOUT-3 I saw it implemented like never before. If nothing else, this sends replayability through the roof.
Side-quests offer little besides distraction and experience points (XP) to be spend on character improvement. XP are gained solely by completing quests, emerging victorious from fights, finding locations, picking locks and hacking terminals - and they are not limited by the action they were earned. Leveling up is based on 7 basic attributes [Strength, Perception, Endurance, Charisma, Intelligence, Agility & Luck - acronym?;)] that, in turn, affect your (13) specific skills. Since leveling up is capped at Level-20, the game designers wanted to encourage replaying the game. On the other hand, it also means that your character will never realize its full potential (in case you are wondering why I withheld a star from FUN, that's the second half of it).
The game is violent and gory but well within tasteful limits. Not so with the language - but it is tradeoff with realism. In a radioactive world, Sunday-school niceties are bound to go out the window.
What deserves a special mention is V.A.T.S. (:Vault-Tec Assisted Targeting System) which opens new vistas in cRPG design. It is an ingenious system which lets you pause the game and target specific body parts of your opponents. The success of your attack still depends on your skills but the end effect is cinematic and amazing (remember SWORDFISH?).
After the nuclear summer of 2008 (with all the LimitedInstallation-defective EA releases), this seems like a postapocalyptic dawn indeed! BETHESDA decided to listen to the gaming community and did NOT cripple this beautiful game with any idiotic DRM scheme. Inputting a serial number and a DVD-check is more than reasonable.
The publishers of FALLOUT-3 understand that there is a fine balance between "protecting the product" and..."insulting your own customers". And they obviously view respect as the two way street that it is - and for this they deserve our support: buy this game, today.
Voting with our wallets is the only argument the gaming industry cannot afford to ignore. And it is about time to cast some well deserved positive votes.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! ...more info
- It's great.
The game stands on its own, and seems to be fantastic (I have not finished it). But the bad reviews are about the clock. Yep, it's a cheap piece of plastic, and barely usable even as a clock because it's hard to read in a lit room. But it's a cheap plastic doo-dad that is shaped like a Pipboy and even about the right size. What did you expect? If you like the game enough to want this and don't care if the pipboy replica (and it's clearly identified as a replica) is something you can only look at, then you'll be happy. I was.
If you want a functional alarm clock with quality components and a USB connection to display game data in real time, this isn't for you. Stick with the collector's edition and enjoy the excellent metal lunch box and bobblehead.
Seems a moot point anyhow. I don't think anyone can get one of these anymore....more info
- Buy the collector's edition instead.
The one item that separates the survival edition from the collector's edition is the pipboy clock and unfortunately, this clock is a miserable piece of junk.
It is built of a substandard molded green plastic, it looks cheap and it feels cheap. Dollar store type cheap. It is very prone to breaking under even the most modest levels of use.
It has no features, not even an alarm function. The are only two things that can be done with it. Set the time and display the time.
It does also come with problems. For many users at least one of the buttons used for setting the time does not work. In addition, they draw a lot of power, enough to kill 3 fresh AA battery in a single week, which is ridiculous considering all it does is display the time on an LCD screen.
If you want the game, save yourself some money and buy the collectors edition....more info
- Fallout 3 more real!
Fallout 3 is differend to F1 and F2. It has the same playing universe but it seems to be more real. Though the main quest in the Fallout 3 is very weak and has small connection to the rest of action....more info
I am a fan of the fallout series. Ever since the first one came out I have enjoyed it.
This one just builds on top of the other two but I must say there are some issues if you aren't careful.
They do have the modding tools available for everyone and its been awesome playing around with that as well.
The leveling system stops at 20 on the vanilla version of it, however in those 20 levels, you may only hit level 9 or 10 if you rush through the story missions and that is it. They leave a lot of the game open to explore on your own time. They also have add on content you can purchase for an extra are to play in.
Very enjoyable game and true to the fallout series....more info
- Pipboy was a bit of a dissapointment.
First of all I would like to point at that the thing on the top left of the Pipboy people are calling a compass, is obviously not a compass. Since it is held vertically it would be impossible for the compass to work, it is a radiation meter, if you played the game first then you would know that.
The Pipboy is a cheap piece of plastic, it does go on your arm but falls off very easily, I am afraid to break it. That is about what I figured it would be like though, what I was really disappointed in is the fact that it has no alarm on it. I was hoping to be able to replace my alarm clock in my room with a sweet Pipboy3000, but it only tells the time, nothing more.
The artwork, bobblehead, making of DVD, and lunchbox are all very nice though.
Everything else 5/5 overall....more info
- Fallout 3 Survival Edition - Pipboy Clock HELL
If you purchased the Fallout 3 "Survival" Edition from amazon.com, you will want to be aware of this:
For me, the Pipboy Clock that came with the Survival Edition was Broken on Arrival. Two of the three buttons do not work which makes it impossible to set the time (short of putting the batteries in at midnight or noon). So, I went through the info in the box and found a warranty card. To my surprise, the warranty states that: 1) You have to pay to send the clock in for repairs, 2) You need to enclose a check for $10 for return shipping.
This is unacceptable.
So, I contacted amazon.com to see about an RMA for a replacement. They cannot since at that time they were out of stock, but they will refund my money if I return everything (and they will pay for shipping). At least I can get my money back.
Still unacceptable if you want to keep the Pipboy.
So, I tried to contact Bethesda Customer Support (301-949-2200) hoping that this could be resolved. They directed me to Bethesda Technical Support. Their Customer and Technical Support is the same thing (supposedly). After 4 calls to each of the numbers, this is the result:
1) No one can escalate the issue..there is no such thing. Their technical support department is an self-enclosed entity that does not have any upper management. If you push to hard, they will direct you to Customer Support, which takes you back to Technical Support. Round and Round and Round....
2) They tell you to use the warranty card. Once you explain that this would cost over $20 to do this(almost half of the price difference between collector's and survival edition), they get sympathetic...but can do nothing. They tell you to call Customer Support.
3) If you call the parent company number (301-926-8300), they will happily direct you call to voicemail. Someone will call you in 24 hours and give you the Technical Support Number.
Bethesda is not responsible for the Pipboy Clock to work when you get it. They do not want to be responsible and do not care if it arrives broken or not. If it is broken and you want it to work, send $10 to fix it (plus shipping to send it). But they do not guarantee that what you get back will work, so you may have to do this again.
Does anyone else see this as incredible poor customer service?
- The game is great, the clock is junk.
The game is great. It is in DESPERATE need of patching though so save often! Mine crashes out at least one to three times every 4-6 hours of play. Another issue you may have is certain important NPC's will randomly die. I've seen this twice so far. Other than that the game is GREAT.
In this edition, the bobblehead, book and lunchbox are all nice but the "clock" is a piece of junk. Don't expect this thing to work at all. Expect this thing to just sit somewhere in your house looking nifty. It would be nice if Bethesda would do something about the problems people are having but I've seen no effort of the sort. I'll probably shy away from OMGSUPERDELUXE9000!!1! editions from them in the future....more info
- Its amazing...GO BUY IT!
I have always been a Fallout fan and was kinda leary when I found out a different company was making this game (I am not an Oblivion fan). However, Bethesda really out did themselves and produced one helluva awesome game thats as faithful to Fallout 1 and 2 as possible while getting the proper updates and changes necessary to make it a GOTY contender if not outright winner for 2008. Vote with your wallet and support a company that supports us Fallout fans. Please buy this game dont pirate it! The Amazon Edition Pipboy is a neat bit of nerdism that sits proudly next to my computer and is excellent when playing at 2am to know just how much of your life you have spent(but not wasted) playing this fantastic game. The bobblehead is pretty sweet as is the lunchbox also. So just go buy this thing already!...more info
- The game is awesome, the clock is crap.
If you want this game, do yourself a favor and either just get the regular edition, or the collector edition if you want the bobblehead (which is really cool, btw) If you DO break down and get the Survival Edition, be prepared to own a clock that will DIE less than 2 weeks after you get it. It's NOT WORTH THE EXTRA MONEY!!! This is my first and LAST "Amazon Exclusive" collector thing. Thanks Amazon!...more info
- GREAT game, HORRIBLE edition... fellow fanboys, you've been HAD
The game is everything I hoped it would be, a 5 out of 5 from a guy that loved Fallout 1 and 2(Wasteland for that matter) and wasn't so big on Oblivion. It's a bit moody in terms of crashes, but the game saves so often for you, even if you forget to save and crash, you won't have lost much progress. After the patch a few days ago, I haven't had one crash.
The Bobblehead is perfectly good. Paint isn't great, but overall decent workmanship.
The lunchbox workmanship is a little short of the old 70's lunchboxes you got as kids. Don't imagine most people will use it as such. If you don't, it will pretty much last as long as you'd want it to.
The PipBoy clock(the only difference between this and the collectors edition), as so many others has stated, is TOTAL JUNK. One of the pegs for the mounting base broke just trying to put it together. The batteries died in it 4 days after assembling. Rechargeables don't provide enough voltage to even barely run the clock. So I suspect the new energizers I just put in it to last maybe a week. In an age where 2 AA batteries will power a wireless mouse for 4 months, this is unacceptable and pointless; should have made it a plug-in clock.
For the additional 50 dollars that this Pipboy raised the price, I expected it to be made of at least epoxy resin(tough stuff, but cheap; many toys are made of it) and have painted some detail into it! If you've ever bought a collectors edition item from McFarlane toys(Spawn, The Crow, Janis Joplin, etc) you'd know what I mean. They can create strong, well made and detailed collectible figures for under $10 retail. This Pipboy is a Happy Meal Toy. Without the happiness.
Face it, fellow fanboys! Amazon paid $3 for these units, charged us $50 dollars for them, and cleaned up.
It's not likely I'll be buying directly from Amazon, again....more info