Fallout 3

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Game Overview

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.

The Good

Freedom to explore what you want, when you want, Fantastic, intricate quests can be completed in a variety of satisfying ways, VATS combat system results in all sorts of tense and gruesome encounters, Outstanding art design makes for a desolate DC, Rewarding mixture of excitement and atmospheric exploration.

The Bad

The story and characters can feel a bit sterile, Combat feels mildly clunky, Marked aliasing and other visual blemishes.

The Bottom Line

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.

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Expert Reviews

GameSpot review logo

In fact, Fallout 3 is leaner and meaner than Bethesda's previous efforts, less expansive but more intense, while still offering immense replay value and quite a few thrills along the way.

GameZone review logo

Fallout 3 is a game that hits all the right notes and excels in being a role-playing game that wishes to challenge the genre to bring something bigger and better.

IGN review logo

It's rare that a game can hit the mark in so many different and often conflicting areas. Fallout 3 offers freedom without sacrificing a focused story. It delivers fantastic combat without forgoing a deep role-playing system. The characters you meet are en

Game Specs

HDTV 480p, HDTV 720p, In-Game Dolby Digital

Dualshock 3 Controller


5000 MB

Full Mission Single-Player, Story


Controller Functions


Left Analog Stick
Move. Target Specific Body Part (V.A.T.S.).

Right Analog Stick
Look. Turn. Switch Between Targets (V.A.T.S.).

X Button
Activate. Accept V.A.T.S. Targeting.

Square Button
Reload. Ready Weapon (Hold). Put Away Weapon (Hold).

Triangle Button

Circle Button
Open/Close Pip-Boy 3000. Activate Pip-Boy Light (Hold). Exit V.A.T.S. Cancel Queued Attack (V.A.T.S.).

L1 Button
Aim. Block.


L2 Button
Toggle First/Thrid Person View

L3 Button
Stealth Mode

R1 Button
Attack. Select Target (V.A.T.S.).

R2 Button
Enter V.A.T.S. Mode. Scan (Hold).

R3 Button
Pick Up/Drop Items

Start Button
Pause Menu

Select Button


ESRB Game Ratings

ESRB Rating of "M"
This game is Rated: Mature
Content is most suitable for persons ages 17 and up. This game is likely to contain violence and blood, suggestive themes, or strong language.
Content Descriptors:
Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Use of Drugs
Game Info
Platform:Sony Playstation 3
Release Date:10/28/2008
Publisher:Bethesda Softworks
Developer:Bethesda Game Studios
ESRB Rating:M
Game Quality Ratings
Difficulty: Medium/Hard

Recent Customer Reviews

Want Respect? Then you must earn it!

If you are looking for something different from what you have been playing, than this is it.
Published 1683 days ago by vanmennace

A game of epic proportions...

I would recommend this game. It's really epic, and it has such great replay value; you can play...
Published 1748 days ago by noobwithmoobs

Nuclear Holocaust aftermath and it's still FUN

I reccomend this to all mature video game players as a great game with rpg as well as shooter/action...
Published 1793 days ago by odirion

Fallout 3: A World to Explore

A great game for anyone that wants to wander around a new world and kill tons of enemies.
Published 1826 days ago by kairi_anna

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