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Fallout 3

by Bethesda
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (168 customer reviews)

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Platform: PC
Edition: Game of the Year Edition
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  • Platform:   Windows XP / Vista
  • 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: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Platform: PC | Edition: Game of the Year Edition
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  • Release Date: 16 Oct 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (168 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,787 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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Platform: PC | Edition: Game of the Year Edition

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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.

  • Includes Fallout 3 and five expansion packs: Operation: Anchorage, The Pitt, Broken Steel, Point Lookout and Mothership Zeta.
  • 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!

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104 of 108 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Second DVD Issue Fix 16 Oct 2009
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Game of the Year Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
For those of you having an issue with the second DVD (i.e., it won't run at all) there's a fix going around on the Bethesda forums. It seems to be a problem for Vista users only. The fix is pretty simple; disable Autoplay by going to the Control Panel and deselecting Autoplay everything (you can turn this on again later). Next, disable the UAC (also in the Control Panel under User Accounts; this will need a restart). Finally, put the DVD in again, right click it and select Explore then right click the Setup file and select "Run as Administrator". Give it a few minutes (it can take as long as 10 minutes in some cases) and the installer will run.

After this, re-enable Autoplay and put the first DVD in. When the autoplay screen comes up don't select Play Game. Instead go to the Download option (or Downloadable Content option, I can't remember now but it's one of those) and make sure all the DLC is selected otherwise you'll just be playing vanilla Fallout 3.

I had all these problems with the game and was ready to send it back thinking the second disc was faulty. So I hope I've saved you all some time by writing this out here.
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55 of 58 people found the following review helpful
By NeuroSplicer TOP 100 REVIEWER
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Game of the Year Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
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.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Game of the Year Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
First things first... the game itself. For the price, this is a MUST have as it contains the original Fallout 3 plus all of the DLC packs made (Operation Anchorage, Broken Steel, Point Lookout, Mothership Zeta and the Pitt).

The game is essentially a 1st/3rd person rpg set in a retro-futuristic post apocalyptic USA. Players who enjoyed games such as System Shock 2 and Oblivion will love this.

The game is extremely rich in content and very replayable as your character can take all kinds of turns etc.

The karma system is brilliant and certainly, some tough moral game choices will have to be made...

The main quest line is indeed gripping and can be done in your own time. The DLC quests are also very good and certainly, add to the whole experience.

Overall, this game scores a massive high for playability and experience.

Disc Two (Containing the DLC packs)
You will likely notice your computer does nothing but the drive will spin and spin... just give it time (10 - 15mins) and it will load up... otherwise... do what I did... open Windows Explorer and "Explore" the CD/DVD Drive... simply copy and paste the .exe file onto the desktop and run it - this will work too. So, don't be hasty to hit the return button as this is not the seller's fault/problem unless the disc is physically damaged.

Microsoft Games for Windows Live
You also DO NOT need to use Games for Windows Live to run the DLCs if you buy the this product (Game of the Year Edition). Once the DLCs are installed, insert Disc 1 to load the launcher menu and simply select the Data Files option - make sure all the DLCs are ticked... this will now enable the DLC content in the game.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite game 14 Oct 2012
Platform for Display:PC| Edition:Game of the Year Edition|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I've owned the game on all 3 major platforms(PS3, 360 and PC) and its easily my favourite game ever. Definitely worth a buy if you are into freedom guns and/or post apocolyptia.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fallout 3 = EPIC / GOTY = FAIL 19 Mar 2011
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Game of the Year Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Fallout 3 Is epic in every way. Owned the main game as soon as it came out and purchased both retail expansions and loved it. After paying it through I stupidly sold them. When the GOTY pack came out I bought that for a second play through.

With the main game and 2 expansion packs I probably had 2 crashes if that in 100's hours of play.

On the same PC with the same hardware the only way I could even get the GOTY version to run was in windowed mode, and even then it crashed every 20-30 mins. And the 2nd DVD was very poorly compiled into massive .exe files that it takes 10+ mins for the disc to even be recognised.

Buy Fallout 3 you will not be dissapointed, just not this version of it.
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Published 1 month ago by FFOXSOX
5.0 out of 5 stars Fallout 3 is one of the greatest games ever created
Fallout 3: Game Of The Year Edition is one of the greatest games ever created. The company behind it is Bethesda, who is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, i.e. the name. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Christopher J. Cowen
5.0 out of 5 stars Game of the decade!
Ever since i stepped out of the vault for first time back on the xbox version i knew i had to own this game! Read more
Published 2 months ago by John James Langley
2.0 out of 5 stars I never even got the game!
Never got the game!

Now it is the May the 5 and i still havn't got it! i do not recommend this!
Published 3 months ago by Simon
5.0 out of 5 stars Obsession.
This game left me obsessed with apocalyptic situations for the last 5 years and essentially ruined my life. Best game ever.
Published 4 months ago by Shannon Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars My Game of the Year
This was the first game I ever completed...
And Since then have whiled away many an hour going back over the story...
What can I Say... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Happy
4.0 out of 5 stars Delivery could have been quicker.
Its Fallout - What's not to like?

On a serious note the delivery took longer than I would have liked. But other than that, no complaints.
Published 5 months ago by Dean Saunders
4.0 out of 5 stars delivery was spot on
i was quite impressed with the delivery time of the product and really looking forward to playing the game. Read more
Published 6 months ago by paul
5.0 out of 5 stars wow!
great book just as expected thank you very much speedy delivery and just as i was expecting it arrived cool!
perfect condition and although i had to update my p.c. Read more
Published 6 months ago by treefingers
5.0 out of 5 stars Works fine on Windows 7 Professional 64bit
Works great but I downloaded the Fallout3_1.7 patch from bethesda. I would link it but I don't know how Amazon responds to linking URL's to a non amazon site but its very easy to... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mark
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