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Fallout 3: Collector's Edition

Released on 31 October 2008

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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.
  • Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18. By purchasing this product, you declare that you are 18 years of age and over.

Collector's Edition:

  • Fallout 3 game
  • Metal Lunchbox
  • 5" Vault-Boy Bobble-Head Figurine
  • Fallout 3 artbook
  • "Making of Fallout 3" DVD
  • Note: Contents artwork may vary from that pictured below

Game features:

  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • At Vault-Tec, we realise that the key to reviving civilisation after a global nuclear war is people. Our best minds pooled their efforts to produce an advanced version of Radiant A.I., 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.
  • 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

| | See all HovisBread's reviews (27)

Fallout 3 was a title that was never high on my priority in this insane period of new "big game" releases. Indeed, the likes of 'Gears Of War 2', 'Fable II', 'Dead Space', 'Mirrors Edge', 'Tomb Raider: Underworld', 'Far Cry 2' e.t.c. all were, originally, going to be put ahead of this release. However, after reading numerous reviews and learning more about it, I decided to put this game ahead of all of the aforementioned (excluding Gears Of War 2 which I also purchased). And I'm damn glad that I did, because I can't see any game "beating" this in sheer quality!

At time of writing I am just over thirty hours in, and am still exploring the huge game world. On top of that boredom hasn't even remotely shown itself, which is a testament to the pull factor that this game manages to generate. Not only is this game HUGE, but its also engaging all the way (just because a game is big / long that doesn't mean for one moment the experience is anygood or, indeed, value for money). Fallout 3 is first and foremost a role playing game (aka RPG) but played in a first person perspective (it can also be viewed in a third person perspective but its pretty poor) with a strong shooter emphasis thrown in. I'd be here all day explaining the mechanics of this game, but needless to say it's very substantial and fun (without being alienating to those new to this genre of video game).

Visually the game is superb. Exploring a ruined Washington D.C. after a nuclear event is a very atmospheric experience (the Wastelands during the day are incredibly detailed and often breathtaking). The weakest visual element are the character models who aren't well animated and look a bit under detailed at times. A small gripe though. As for the audio side of things, the ambient effects are very effective. A subtle musical score also adds to the wonderful immersion factor. The voice acting is solid but not spectacular. As mentioned previously the game is massive, and if you add to the fact that you very well may need (and want) to play the game through multiple times you have a title that really will last you a very, very long time! Oh, and the story is good and the game touches upon many interesting topics that plague (or have plagued) real life (how can fiction exist wihout non-fiction to inspire it to begin with eh?).

Being a sucker for Limited Collector's Editions (in the world of video games they genuinely mean it when they say they're limited, unlike most DVD's!) I opted for this version of Fallout 3. Its a very nice set and though pricey, I feel this one (unlike most) was well worth it (probably helped by the fact the game is fantastic).

Anyone who likes the 'Mad Max' trilogy, 'Fist Of The North Star' material (the violence in Fallout 3 shares the same over the top nature as this), 'I Am Legend', 'Waterworld', 'The Postman', 'No Escape', 'Children Of Men' e.t.c. will probably enjoy this, particulary in detail and stylings. Also, more obviously, those who enjoyed 'The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion' and, indeed, the previous two 'Fallout' games (which I haven't had the pleasure of experiencing) will probably like this game too.

I would give this four and a half out of five but can't because the rating system here doesn't allow it. Probably game of the year and demonstrates that gaming in a traditional sense is anything but "dead"!

 Possibly the best game EVER!

| | See all Zarbid's reviews (1)

I don't often review games or DVDs publicly. However with this game I felt as though I should. First off let me start by saying, this is not for the average gamer. If you're the type of person who enjoys an hour or two of gaming a week, maybe at the weekend if its raining, don't even bother.

I have already invested 40+ hours, and with a promised 100+ you will need to put in some serious time. The actual story is best left either till last, or drawn out as long as possible as there are only 6/7 story missions. Don't let this put you off though, as the rest of the game more than aptly makes up for it.

From the very beginning of the game, when you take your first steps outside of Vault 101, your home for the past 18 years, you really do feel as though your at the end of the world. There are scattered settlements, raiders that prey on the weak in the wastelands, cities built out of abandoned aircraft carriers and much much more.

This game will have you on the edge of your seat while the sun goes down and you enter an abandoned school with bodies hanging from chains inside, to fantastic highs as you score your 4th headshot to a super mutant and their head explodes.

If you buy this game, you will not be disappointed. I cannot even begin to touch a fraction of what this game has to offer in this review, nor would I want to. There is 16m squared of wasteland and Washington D.C to explore, so stock up on supplies, lock the door and step out into the post-apocalyptic future.

 'Prepare for the Future...'

| | See all glengarryglenross's reviews (26)

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Prepare for the gaming experience of a lifetime while you're at it. From Bethesda Studios (the guys who reinvigorated the Role Playing Game genre in '06 with the wonderful 'The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion') comes Fallout 3, an RPG exuding class, one that's also relentlessly fun. I know, just when you thought 'Mass Effect' was gonna be tough to top. The game starts with your character's birth, from there you instantly begin your growth, from choosing your sex & name, to what you'll look like when you grow up. While this does make the building of your character more involving & entertaining than your average RPG, it does also make the action a little slow to start. Once you leave the security of the vault & enter the harsh terrain of the now decimated Washington D.C., that's when the action really starts.

Now this isn't one of those RPGs that just sticks that title on but doesn't really have the stones to back it up, Fallout 3 offers up different challenges (& even different sidekicks), some quests being easier or more difficult depending on how good or evil you decide to be. The weight of your actions can really be felt as you progress through the game. While this is an RPG (& I know a lot of folk are put off by that) it has more than enough for even the itchiest of trigger fingers. You're never too far from a band of Super Mutants or Raiders trying to spoil your daily stroll, not to mention the general wildlife you'll come across out in the wastes. Sometimes it's easy to forget this is an RPG and think you're playing a First Person Shooter. There's also a genius added factor in the puzzles (try hacking a computer or 2, once you figure out the knack it becomes addictive)

Not only is the action and the gameplay top notch, so too are the characters you'll meet along the way. Each character, no matter how insignificant to the plot, is given such depth & believability that you can't help but get wrapped up in their story, giving even the smallest encounters a feeling of complexity, sincerity and charm. A few celebs even pop up to breathe life into some of the more significant roles. The brilliant Malcolm McDowell appears as President Eden & Liam Neeson does an excellent job as your character's father, who the main storyline revolves around. Ron Pearlman adds a touch of class reprising his role as narrator from the first 2 games. If you haven't played the first 2, don't worry so much, this is a completely different animal, one that lovingly references the first 2 but doesn't hold too strictly to them.

4 years in the making (10 years since Interplay's Fallout 2) & worth every second that was put into it. Personally, I clocked a good 90 hours questing & wandering the 16km² wastes & when my friends & I compared our findings we'd all had many experiences that the other didn't (talk about value in a world where so many games fall foul of such brevity in their campaigns). The effort that went in truly shows. Graphically 'Fallout 3' is nothing short of spectacular, raising an already impossibly high standard even further & setting the bar for games to come. Standing around in the wastes during the day & just taking it all in is nothing short of breathtaking. By night, or wandering around in one of D.C.'s many abandoned subway tunnels is nothing short of nerve-jangling.

It's now a couple of months since I finished the game & I'm still struggling to fill the void that it's left. Having lost countless hours playing this with that "just one more side mission" or "I just wanna find out what that guy's up to" attitude nothing else seems as worthwhile. Fallout 3 is an epic in every sense of the word. Quality & quantity, at long last, a game that has it all (cool bobblehead & a nice tin too)

 Awesome!!!!, yet Imperfect successor to the Fallout name

| | See all NeoWolf's reviews (41)

Well I think it is safe to say I am a huge Fallout Fanbois and have been since the original game first came out, the look, the humour, the retro-futuristic pulpness of it just really hit home with me.

So it was with massive amounts of anticipation I have waited patiently over the years for a Fallout 3 to finally become a reality.. and finally I got it in my hands!! so what did I think?

Awesome! but not without its issues.. This game is beautiful and huge and desolate, everything a post apocalyptic game should be. The starkness and signs of this holocause are everywhere, which is in stark contrast to the sterile, artifically lit and yet dark interior of the vault you came from.

This game has one of the most novel approaches to character creation Ive seen, starting from your birth and progressing through other significant events of your youth upto and including your need to leave the vault.

The combat system is simple and use of the VATS as opposed to trying to make do as an FPS cannot be stressed as you will rarely if ever achieve results in combat without VATs activated that you get with it.

there are also some little minigame'esque type setups for handling Hacking and Lockpicking, which are nice.

The Story and Side quests are very rewarding and you are constantly faced with moral choices too, which will influence your Karma, which in turn affects others attitudes towards you and opens up or closes off certain quests and/or companions.

THE BAD
- Other Perspective; poor third perspon persective and avat movement
-Crippling Ammo shortages; never enough making most automatic weapons completely impractical over single shot weapons.
-Fast Travel; no fast travel when encumbered is very poor as the game necessitates you to spend most of your time encumbered as a result you are forced tosnail crawl across massive areas because you cant fast travel home.
-Stealth control; same error as Oblivion on the 360 putting stealth activation on movement control means in combat it is constantly accidentally activated all the time.. it needs moving to a shoulder button out of the way of normal movement
-End is it; when the main story is done you cant keep playing, go back and explore missed areas, do unfinished quest or undiscovered side quests.. its just done.. the old FO's had plenty to allow you to keep on playing even after the main story was done, this need to elarn from that.

 An outstanding video game!

| | See all Alphasquad's reviews (6)

Ok well first off i should say that i havnt completed this yet so an absolute full review is impossible, but then this game is massive! It really is a work of art and the atmosphere is second to none, it really reminded me of Mad Max mixed with Oblivion..that cant be a bad thing can it. The items system keep you busy for ages...always collecting new things found in the wasteland and either selling them for money (caps) or using them for your own use, wether they are guns, armour or strange objects. Gorgeous graphics and this really helps to make the Nuclear war seem real in game. The targetting system is crazy fun and to be honest makes combat a little easy at times but non the less gruesome, this is definatly an 18+ game! I was worried that this game would use the same voices from oblivion but i was happy to find out that the cast is different and it sounds great. Conversations sound real and the characters involved throughout your story seem very believable. Im not going to write anything else because i really could go on for hours and i could also spoil alot of the discovery element for everyone out there. I will however end on saying that this collectors edition is fantastic..the bobble head is sweet, bonus dvd gives you a sneak peek into the making of this game, and the art book shows you why this game has the style it has. Plus it all comes in a snazzy little metal lunch box with a proper locking mechanism. I dare anyone to try this game and say they dont like it, if they do say that they are either demented or know nothing about computer games. Peace out!

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