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Fallout 3

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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (154 customer reviews)

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Platform: PC
Edition: Standard Edition

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  • 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

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  • Platform:   Windows XP
  • BBFC Rating: Suitable for 18 years and over Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 18 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game
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Platform: PC | Edition: Standard Edition
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  • ASIN: B0017Y38H0
  • Release Date: 31 Oct 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (154 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,356 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: PC | Edition: Standard Edition

Amazon.co.uk Review

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.

'Fallout 3' game logo
The Cold War goes Next-Gen
The Capital Wasteland
Welcome to the nation's capital.
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Brotherhood of Steel member
The Brotherhood of Steel is a powerful ally.
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The Pip-Boy Model 3000
Customize characters with your Pip-Boy.
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The Story: Vault 101 – Jewel of the Wastes
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.


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Fallout 3

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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.

  • 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 SPECIAL: Vault-Tec engineers bring you the latest in human ability simulation - the SPECIAL Character System! Utilising new breakthroughs in points-based ability representation, SPECIAL affords unlimited customisation of your character. Also included are dozens of unique skills and perks to choose from, each with a dazzling variety of effects!
  • 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 civilised 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 aggressio

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116 of 123 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well Worth Trying 5 Nov 2008
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Ordered the game pre-launch and became a little nervous about being able to install and play it, having read the initial reviews on the web from those in the U.S.A. who had the game earlier.
Seems a number of those with high-end P.C.'s were having all kinds of problems - both in installation, game launch and crashes/game freezing.
It was not without some misgivings then that I installed the game on receipt.

My P.C. is a bit of an old cobbled up belter (cannot afford a better one at present) - 3gb cpu, 1gb ram, Nvid Geforce 6800GS (AGP),a really old Soundblaster card in vanilla stereo and Windows XP. It ran Oblivion beautifully (two years ago) but looked a bit pants as a bottom spec machine for this game. The game publishers stress that the game was designed around the Ge Force 8 and 9 series cards!

If this helps others who are intending to play solo - here are the tips which seemed good logical advice :-

Following advice of others across the pond, I de-fragged the hard drive first, killed my internet connection and stopped the firewall/anti virus engines prior to a full installation.
Then the game installed no bother at all - it is a very long installation though!!

I ran the game from the "launcher" with the disc in the drive for the first time, to let the game sort out my "default" in game settings - which were pretty low (not unexpected).
Exited out and took out the disc. The disc is only used to re-do the defaults now.
No disc, and re-launch from the "Fallout.exe" file in the Fallout directory on the C drive and away we went - no problems at all. No jerko-vision, no lock ups and (so far) no freezing.(Do not use the "Game Launcher").
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost lives up to its predecessors 6 Dec 2008
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Every year or so I'll find myself replaying specific games, true masterpieces that capture the imagination so well that you can't help but try them again. Is Fallout 3 destined to be such a game? Potentially.

Lets' get the Fallout fan stuff out of the way first. I've played the first two and Fallout 3 most definitely has the feel of the original games brought into first person. It's gritty, dark, non-linear, and sticks to the original concepts well. That said, there's just enough to irritate compared to the old games - some questionable mixing of stories, limited options in quests beyond basic good & bad choices, limited followers, and my biggest complaint, a grand total of two endings, compared to the vast options of previous games, leaving you with something of a 'so what' attitude to your escapades. The locking & auto-levelling system is done well, though the level cap of 20 is somewhat irritating, especially given the prevalence of max-skills items (e.g. need 100 lockpick to open)

In terms of graphics, sound, and physics, this game is extremely good. Not a moment went by where I thought some look or sound felt out of place or non-Fallout, and I made a point of exploring everywhere. There's really not much more I can say than that without repeating the same refrain. Atomic explosions in particular I thought were done well and not too over-the-top. Some of the voice acting and written dialogue is pretty funny, intentionally so, and provides much of that same light relief that previous games managed.

The main storyline is pretty good, if somewhat cliched by the end given previous games, but has some quite forced sequences leaving you feeling somewhat frustrated, in particular the ending.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Windows 7 Warning 22 May 2012
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
Got This Game at first launch on PS3 it was buggy but managed to get through it. I then got the Game of Year Version and gave up on PS3 because it just kept crashing. I recently upgraded my PC and thought I would give it another go with my new powerful machine.Spent more money to play this game and after install the game did not even start. I have looked into this and its because Windows 7 Is NOT COMPATABLE. Bethesda say its an old game and they wont make a Patch to fix it. What I find most annoying is they are still selling the game with "minimum" requirements and no clear indication that if you have the current windows version you have just wasted your money.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great game 29 Nov 2009
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
i played this on my 2.5g dual core, 4g ram and nvidia 8600gt pc. Really good game, i usually
only play fps and so this was a bit of a departure for me. good varied missions/tasks to complete and some
gruesome and tough enemies to beat. I like the xp levelling up skills you can aquire, like 'mysterious stranger' where during a shoot-out you may get help from a visitor who appears from nowhere brandashing a magnum. Also liked the
more advanced weapons such as the 'shishkebab' and the 'gattling laser'.
i would defo advise to do some side quests before following main quest as otherwise you'll miss loads of the map and levelling opportunities and shorten the game. Also get to learn all the key commands early on as there can be lots of switching between weapons, items, map screens etc often when under fire. Ending is a bit of a let down.
Overall, would recommend and am now about to start on the expansion pack.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 1 month ago by FFOXSOX
1.0 out of 5 stars Where I got the game from
I have the xbox 360 version and this game is probably the best ever written. It is truly superb. I decided to get it for my PC. Read more
Published 3 months ago by A. M. C. 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars Not Completed
I got all the achievements thanks to the glitch so this game is a deffo 5 star as I never ever had to lay a finger through the gruelling hours it possessed.
Published 7 months ago by DBay
5.0 out of 5 stars Make work windows 7
I had a problem with this not working on windows 7.
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the intro would not work on windows 7
I had integrated graphics (what most non... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Graham Ling
5.0 out of 5 stars great game
good game to play, somewhat buggy, with most of the games side content unusable but aslong as you dont mind a few crashes,
Published 14 months ago by Mr. R. Merchant
5.0 out of 5 stars Very fun
I love this game. Probably the best RPG ever! Be sure to check out New Vegas too, I'd say that one is better!
Published 19 months ago by Mr Sandow
3.0 out of 5 stars I've fallen out with Fallout 3
Ok I know this game is over 3 years old (released October 2008) but here is my review of the game Fallout 3. Read more
Published on 16 Jan 2012 by Seventh Degree
3.0 out of 5 stars average FPS in fallout world
I just finished the game, basic version, no add-ons, mods, DLC etc. Using win7 and good graphics card. It took me about 60h of gaming. Read more
Published on 11 Dec 2010 by A. Pegza
5.0 out of 5 stars Oblivion with guns: "Good", but nowhere near "Great"
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I first played Fallout 3 a little after it came out at a friend's place, and quite enjoyed it, but left off getting hold of a copy... Read more
Published on 5 Nov 2010 by Korlus
3.0 out of 5 stars Boring?
...not quite sure. I found the game very engaging at first but the endless walking across such a repetitive environment killed much of my initial enthusiasm. Read more
Published on 20 Sep 2010 by Cpai
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