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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 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. Apr 6, 2011
    10
    If your thinking about buying Fallout 3 this is the version to get, it includes the fantastic game and all the fantastic DLC in one pack, this is one of the greatest games of all time and the DLC are outstanding, you will not regret this purchase. Expand
  2. Jul 25, 2011
    10
    Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition is truly unmissable. Combining the already-fantastic main game with the great DLC that was subsequently released for F3, this is one of the greatest games of all time. Haven't played Fallout 3: GotY? Haven't lived. Expand
  3. Jan 18, 2012
    10
    One of the best games ever made. It's true freedom and wealth of (original) content make this a time sponge. Every story from the main mission to the side missions to just little things you come across are all written with care, skill and imagination. The atmosphere in this game is second to none. You feel like you are in a living world, where your actions actually change things. In that sense it felt like a cross between the original Deus Ex and an Elder Scrolls game to me when playing. A good cross. The DLC are excellent too and add many more hours into a game which I've already spent over 100+ on. The Karma aspect of the game adds a lot to the game too I feel. You also don't feel like you're having your face shoved into the content either unlike Skyrim I felt. Fallout 3 is subtle in that way; some of the most memorable moments and most fun you will have are things you will stumble across in your own way, not because someone sent you there and it's all set up for you to experience. It does have bugs and freezes sometimes, but don't believe the hype about it being unplayable. The ideas in this game are great too as is the music. There's nothing quite like walking across the Wastelands with golden oldie music streaming from the radio, only to see a gas station nearby but not knowing if it's worth the risk. Hands down one of the best games ever made. Expand
  4. Oct 14, 2012
    9
    The package is a steal at anywhere from $20-$60. 4 DLC packs plus the full game = a ton of hours of content. I've had it since 2010 and I STILL haven't done everything in the game. The problems this game has are frame rate issues and the fact that the game will freeze eventually every time you play the game. Auto save really helps this though. I would recommend this game highly if you are a fan of slow paced FPSs or RPGs. MINI-NUKE A BEHEMOTH! Expand
  5. Jul 1, 2013
    8
    This is the RPG I spent the most time with (~100 Hours) and I don't regret it. This is a great game, especially the GOTY Edition. I liked every DLC except Operation Anchorage. Even though the game is packed with bugs, I never found any game-breaking stuff. Only the usual physics bugs and a couple graphical glitches. I really don't feel like this game should be penalized for these bugs, instead, it suffers more from gameplay problems like the very bad shooting mechanics, the worse melee combat, weird third-person mode, and more...But, if you put these problems aside, you get a very good and immersive RPG experience that is really enjoyable. Just make sure you get the GOTY Edition for some extra 99999999999999999999 Hours of content (just kidding [not really]). Expand
  6. Nov 17, 2011
    1
    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 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
  7. Feb 8, 2012
    1
    This game is terrible.Dont buy it .Spend your money on a true game like fallout 1 2 tactics or new vegas .Do yourself a favor Dont buy it .The reason i give it a one is because point look out was decent Expand