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  • Summary: 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 freeVault 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. This Game of the Year Edition includes the acclaimed Fallout 3 game as well as its five DLC packs -- The Pitt, Operation: Anchorage, Broken Steel, Point Lookout and Mothership Zeta. Expand
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  1. Oct 13, 2011
    10
    Great graphics, great storyline (you choose your own path), you can be, who you want to be. can help who you want to help, kill who you wantGreat graphics, great storyline (you choose your own path), you can be, who you want to be. can help who you want to help, kill who you want to kill, talk you trough stuff.
    Fallout 3: Game of the year edition is probably one of the best games I ever have played, and ever will play. I would recommend it to everyone, it's worth every coin. - Though there is a lot of problems with it and windows 7-64 bit, I will give it 10 out of 10, I'm playing it on 64-bit, it was hard to get to work, but now I can't stop playing. :)
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  2. Aug 9, 2011
    10
    This game kicks ass on every level.
    Core i7 920,GTX275,6 gigs Mushkin DDR3 and runs beautifully so the people saying quad cores have an
    This game kicks ass on every level.
    Core i7 920,GTX275,6 gigs Mushkin DDR3 and runs beautifully so the people saying quad cores have an issue.. nah.. you may have an issue.
    Depth of story is been built upon for years and years from FO to NV. this still remains my favorite of the series.. the graphics, environment,NPC's all grab you and pull you in to where you forget yourslef and thats quality.
    this game is 10/10, 100%, KA award and a legend that stands along with the best ever made.
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  3. sft
    May 22, 2013
    10
    A nuclear blast with a look to the past

    Simply put, this is one of the best games I’ve played (right up there with HL2 even!). The Capital
    A nuclear blast with a look to the past

    Simply put, this is one of the best games I’ve played (right up there with HL2 even!). The Capital Wastelands is a huge open world providing many hours of completely absorbing fun. The story is staple SF stuff but the multiple quests required to complete it, along with the equally numerous side quests, make it satisfying enough. What’s so impressive is the sheer scale and immersive quality of the world created by Bethesda. You can wander for hours around the Wastelands. I completed every single quest in the main game plus the 5 DLCs that come with the GOTY edition, then went in search of every bobblehead and every behemoth I hadn’t already encountered, and now I’m finishing off the unlisted quests so far I’ve spent almost 170 hours in this game and have enjoyed every minute of it. The graphics are very good, if not quite on a par with very recent games. The voice acting is good throughout (one would expect no less from the likes of Liam Neeson), and the dialogue trees are often large and humorous. Also worth mentioning is the inspired retro design and use of music from the 1930s and 40s. The only downside is that it’s a little unstable under Windows 7 (but you can’t blame Bethesda for that, as it was created before the release of the operating system). If only all computer games were as good as this. Excellent.
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  4. Sep 3, 2011
    10
    This game was the bomb of the RPG genre. Going around, shooting people with your Gatling laser, totally worth the 30 bucks. I would recommendThis game was the bomb of the RPG genre. Going around, shooting people with your Gatling laser, totally worth the 30 bucks. I would recommend this game to anyone because it actually makes sense, unlike Borderlands when you just find a key for a gay Vault, this has a True story. And this is working fine on a Single Core AMD Athlon 3500+ Expand
  5. Feb 13, 2012
    9
    When this game first came out, this game was a masterpiece. It still is. And if game bugs really annoy you, A: Understand that it's the priceWhen this game first came out, this game was a masterpiece. It still is. And if game bugs really annoy you, A: Understand that it's the price you pay for a bethesda game and B: This is the game to play over new vegas. However since game bugs don't 'bug' me nearly as much as some people (a single game bug or quest hang can put them off entirely) - I still prefer new vegas. It's got more crazy random content.

    That said, in many regards this game has stood the test of time perfectly. And thanks to modding on the pc, you can play an all new game when or if you ever get tired of skyrim. This is an 8.9/10 now. And was a 10/10 on release. Rounds out to a 9/10 on metacritic.
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  6. Aug 3, 2014
    8
    Most of the content of basic Fallout 3 left me kinda disappointed and wanting something more, something better. Exactly that has been slightlyMost of the content of basic Fallout 3 left me kinda disappointed and wanting something more, something better. Exactly that has been slightly fixed with the GOTY version and all 5 of it's DLC's - Operation Anchorage, The Pitt, Broken Steel, Mothership Zeta and especially Point Lookout, which was the highlight of this collection and the experience there was probably better than anything the main Fallout 3 game has to offer. The GOTY version of F3 with many bugs fixed and the extra DLC content got really solid and is definitely the way to go if you want to play this at all. Still nowhere near the excellent quality of the first 2 Fallout titles, or New Vegas which I recommend over this any day, but even Fallout 3 and it's expansions are worth playing, although it's undoubtedly and by far the weakest chapter in the Fallout series. Bethesda should stick to The Elder Scrolls and leave Fallout series to the original masters. 8/10 Expand
  7. Nov 17, 2011
    2
    for what was a very creative and fun game series, fallout NV and 3 set an all time low. Sure, fallout 3 and NV pulled the series to 3d andfor what was a very creative and fun game series, fallout NV and 3 set an all time low. Sure, fallout 3 and NV pulled the series to 3d and open, and i admit it was kind of fun, but that fun was ruined by the major bugs, freezes, glitches and crashes i experienced on my copy. it happened on my PC,ps3 and 360 copies so its not my system. This is a very crap game that does not deserve a sequel. If 4 gets made, it must not be developed by obsidian and not use that crap gamebryo engine. I cant even tell you how bad the DLC makes it. Its unplayable after 3 hours gameplay. its like it purposly freezes to tick you off! Expand

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