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Fallout 3 (PC)

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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.
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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 (161 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,405 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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Platform:PC  |  Edition:Standard 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.

  • 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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    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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Platform for Display: PCEdition: Standard Edition
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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I'm only a casual (old school) gamer, who plays games on PC, the way God intended! Apologies to the hard core gamers out there, but this is a casual gamer's review of Fo3, which I bought a while ago, but never got around to reviewing. With Fo4 now out, I thought I'd do a quick review of this one and a few comparisons between the two. I think this is better than 4 because the choices you make in 3 have real consequences ( in 4 I feel you are led more), secondly the range of quests is large and varied and there is a lot of diversity in the communities you come across. Thirdly, I like the fact you can have as many "followers" as you want ( in 4, you seem to be limited to one, Strong is my favourite, as Danse tends to be over powered in combat and can take the fun out of it, unless playing on hard mode). Also, if you're trying to be stealthy, leave the help at home! Fourthly, thevwasteland just feels more "alive" to me in 3....creatures fighting eachother, etc. It's a Bethesda game, so you know you'll get a LOT for your pound in terms of hours of game play. In fact it's actually DAYS of gameplay (no pathetic 4-6 hour of game time here!).
Where is 4 better? Well, 4 looks gorgeous and the gun play/combat is a bit better than 3, in my opinion. Also, you can level up indefinitely if you want to.....though the game will become quieter above about level 70!
Anyway, both are great games, if you haven't played either (or NV), I'd suggest picking these up before 4 (you'll get a bargain and a huge amount of game play for your pound!).
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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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Ok before I get onto the game itself I feel obliged to mention two things.

Firstly DRM - This game uses a disk cheker - end of, the 1 star reviews that mention otherwise are misinformation by trolls, I hate Securom as applied by EA and Ubisoft but that system is not inplace in this game - END OF.

Secondly Crashing - For the first day this game froze like anything, then I updated my graphics driver and it ran like a dream. If you cannot properly maintain your PC and it's hardware buy an Xbox or a PS because a PC does require some tweaking at times, always has and probably always will.

Ok now the good part, the game itself.

From the whole character creation process to the early days in the vault the game educates you while also immersing you into the post nuclear world. When leavign the vault the imagary that people complain is grey and desolate is perfect, what do you expect with a post nuclear environent pretty red flowers growing in radioactive earth.

The way this game plays is entirely upto you and your conscience, you can do it the good way, the bad way the inbetween way, the combinations and options are incredible, and the way the game unfolds is different every time.

I am still enjoying this game and still exploring it, but I could not possibly give it a lower score then 5, even with the issues that I put down as mere teething troubles that any PC user should expect time from time, this game has and still is a joy to play.

Bethesda has official forums that outline potential PC problems and how to fix them so please use them if you too had trouble and then enjoy the game before you post a half cooked review based upon heresay
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