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Fallout 3: Game Of The Year Edition

Rating: 18+ (BBFC)

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  Fallout 3 awesomeness

| | See all MisterSFX's reviews (18)

I have never called a game perfect before there is always something i pick at like the amount of time it glitches, the strength of the story and longevity replayability etc. Fallout 3 is huge and with the DLC which alows you to continue following the conclusion of the main arc...its just huge like 100 plus hours huge and a lot of that time is just wondering about. If you dont mind a game eating away your time then this is for you, as an actioner and RPG its nearly flawless. The story is epic where you feel immersed in the story. The soundtrack is also brilliant too so you can have the radio playing on your "Pipboy" whilst you are wandering the wastelands. Truly amazing even though its close to 6 years old I have replayed this game a few times clocking about 400 hours....yes I need a life ha!

  Amazing

| | See all falloutfan101's reviews (4)

This game is my favourite game on Xbox. It starts you off progressing through the years from a young child to adult. Then it has a fairly gripping storyline but there are plenty of others beside the main one and they are all fun to do because of the variety. The gameplay is fantastic and will keep you going for at least 50 hours, especially with all the add-ons. This game is a must have!

  Poor

| | See all Rashnu1's reviews (1)

Bought this game and played it for about 6 hours. Felt like I was reading a book. Far too much dialogue, as the conversations go on forever. The graphics are terrible, the character has no weight. Just glides along the terrain. The shooting is so bad it doesn't even let you use the iron sights. You run around and think " hmm I'll go search over there" you get there and there is nothing there. It's so empty.... Pluss the world feels big because your guy runs far too slow. IMO borderlands leaves this game for dead.

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  hope the graphics are vastly improved in Fallout 4 !

| | See all russnutter88's reviews (239)

I have just picked up a copy of this ,there is so much to take on board controlwise, that I needed to spend a good few hours just navigating the menus and finding out what buttons did what,the gaphics ,when you talk to some one are a bit PS2 and when you fight butch the mechnics are terrible,but having seen the scenery and effects I felt compelled to venture further in to the game, When I got out of the vault it was dark ( I remembered reviews saying about making sure you were in before it got dark ) I kept to the perimeter of the compound and groped my way across the landscape . . .what was that scabbling noise ! I had three . . things suddenly appear around me ,and I had to fend for myself with a base ball bat .I am in the city now and plan to stock up on guns and ammo ,wish me luck. . . I may be gone some time . . .

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  hope the graphics are vastly improved in Fallout 4 !

| | See all russnutter's reviews (239)

I have just picked up a copy of this ,there is so much to take on board controlwise, that I needed to spend a good few hours just navigating the menus and finding out what buttons did what,the gaphics ,when you talk to some one are a bit PS2 and when you fight butch the mechnics are terrible,but having seen the scenery and effects I felt compelled to venture further in to the game, When I got out of the vault it was dark ( I remembered reviews saying about making sure you were in before it got dark ) I kept to the perimeter of the compound and groped my way across the landscape . . .what was that scabbling noise ! I had three . . things suddenly appear around me ,and I had to fend for myself with a base ball bat .I am in the city now and plan to stock up on guns and ammo ,wish me luck. . . I may be gone some time . . .

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  One hell of a massive game

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I bought this game with all the DLC included, I quickly got bored with it and put it in rainy day box, only for my son to start playing it and getting stuck, I went on to help and boy I'm glad I did, it soon got to the stage of "have you go no friends to play with" and "MUM, dads taking over again".
It does take a while to get into, but stick with it, when you get used to the game play and maps its great fun, massive areas to explore, there's a perk to show all areas on your map, you need it.
The only negative is with this game your level up is only to 30 (20 on the original) this really takes the fun out of the game as theres stacks of perks still to be had, why its limited I'll never know as you will still have a 3rd of undiscovered areas to find.
Hours and hours of fun to be had here. buy it.

  A Fantastic RPG now with Expansion Packs Included

| | See all deanlowdon's reviews (468)

Following the global atomic war of 2077 the US has been all but destroyed. Within one of many underground bunkers built to keep citizens safe however the residents still enjoy a life free from the Giant Insects, Raiders, Slavers and Mutants. The game opens with your birth within this vault and quickly moves through pivotal moments in your childhood introducing the controls and concepts of the game along the way.

During this introduction you discover that no one has left the vault in nearly 100 years yet just as you reach adulthood you awake one morning to discover that your father has left the comfort and security of your home. In trying to discover why you soon find that you yourself must leave and that is when Fallout 3 really begins.
As the vault door creeks open you get your first glimpse that the awe inspiring world that Bethesda have created. Abandoned towns, polluted rivers and mountain ranges stretch out before you and all are accessible at any point during the game. You soon realise that survival in this harsh new world will be tough.

The main narrative of Fallout 3 is largely concerned with tracking down your father and learning his motivations for leaving the vault but as with all the best role playing games it is the side quests that really bring the game to life. These can be picked up from many of the characters that litter the wasteland and can often be completed in more than one way. Beware however that your actions will have consequences and can drastically change the game world you inhabit!

Combat itself is also largely successful. Gun and Melee attacks are performed in first person and while your ability to aim straight is important it is really your characters stats that decide how successful you are. Should you come up against a particularly difficult enemy you can thankfully rely on the VATS system. This allows you to pause the game and target specific body parts for a dramatic kill but needs time to recharge so must be used tactically.

In a game this size there are of course going to be some minor bugs and flaws the most jarring of which is the inability to continue after completing the main quest. I was disappointed to not be able to complete the remaining side quests. It is very easy to overlook any slight problems however in a game as ambitious and good as Fallout 3.

This Game of the Year Edition comes with a second disc containing the five downloadable expansions (that vary greatly in quality) already released on Xbox Live. If you haven't yet played Fallout 3 this is a cheaper way to purchase it with the expansions but it offers nothing new for those that have kept up with the game since release.

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  A Fantastic RPG now with Expansion Packs Included

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Following the global atomic war of 2077 the US has been all but destroyed. Within one of many underground bunkers built to keep citizens safe however the residents still enjoy a life free from the Giant Insects, Raiders, Slavers and Mutants. The game opens with your birth within this vault and quickly moves through pivotal moments in your childhood introducing the controls and concepts of the game along the way.

During this introduction you discover that no one has left the vault in nearly 100 years yet just as you reach adulthood you awake one morning to discover that your father has left the comfort and security of your home. In trying to discover why you soon find that you yourself must leave and that is when Fallout 3 really begins.
As the vault door creeks open you get your first glimpse that the awe inspiring world that Bethesda have created. Abandoned towns, polluted rivers and mountain ranges stretch out before you and all are accessible at any point during the game. You soon realise that survival in this harsh new world will be tough.

The main narrative of Fallout 3 is largely concerned with tracking down your father and learning his motivations for leaving the vault but as with all the best role playing games it is the side quests that really bring the game to life. These can be picked up from many of the characters that litter the wasteland and can often be completed in more than one way. Beware however that your actions will have consequences and can drastically change the game world you inhabit!

Combat itself is also largely successful. Gun and Melee attacks are performed in first person and while your ability to aim straight is important it is really your characters stats that decide how successful you are. Should you come up against a particularly difficult enemy you can thankfully rely on the VATS system. This allows you to pause the game and target specific body parts for a dramatic kill but needs time to recharge so must be used tactically.

In a game this size there are of course going to be some minor bugs and flaws the most jarring of which is the inability to continue after completing the main quest. I was disappointed to not be able to complete the remaining side quests. It is very easy to overlook any slight problems however in a game as ambitious and good as Fallout 3.

This Game of the Year Edition comes with a second disc containing the five downloadable expansions (that vary greatly in quality) already released on Xbox Live. If you haven't yet played Fallout 3 this is a cheaper way to purchase it with the expansions but it offers nothing new for those that have kept up with the game since release.

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  War... War never changes

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Fallout 3 is a very special game. Utterly bleak and twisted, yet wonderfully charming, it's an open world RPG unlike any other you have ever experienced. It's a world that's both fantastic yet entirely believable, with a dreary, dark atmosphere, filled with dark humour. There are a plethora of brilliant political and social undertones, making Fallout an educational, as well as a truly fantastic experience.
The game of the year edition is a wonderful bargain. This beauty contains ALL of the five downloadable expansions released in the year after the original Fallout 3's release.
Each piece of DLC alone costs around 8 pounds, which determines that the DLC alone would cost 40 pounds. So for only 29.99 you're getting the incredibly vast and enjoyable original Fallout 3 story and the 5 pieces of DLC, which add around another 4-5 hours each of gameplay. It's an incomprehensibly detailed and profound landscape, with an immeasurable breadth of exploration. No matter how much I go on I could never do this game justice, so just press the buy button now.
It's a true monument to RPG's and I am eagerly anticipating Fallout: New Vegas with bated breath.

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  A sandbox game like no other

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This game should not be overlooked by anyone who loves gaming.
The style and atmosphere of the game is probably the best I've experienced in modern gaming.

This game can be played in any way you want from being a good guy/woman to the scourge of the wasteland, and anything inbetween. You can create your character to look pretty much however you want.

After about an hour of playing, you are awarded your own house. This is where you'll be able to heal yourself, sleep, create weapons, medical supplies, store the items you have found or just sit back and listen to some music.

Considering the size of the game, the graphics are really impressive. There are over 100 locations to find and numerous people/ghouls/mutants to interact with. The weapons are all satisfying, and the vast array of creatures in the wasteland are all there for the killing.

The story is quite compelling as well, although you can easily go off on your own completed many, many tasks giving to you in various places.
Just go exploring and see what is out there and you'll be amazed at the amount of details put into a game.

With all the DLC added into this game, you can't go wrong. Some of the DLC is huge, others a mere distraction for an hour or two, but with them all here you feel as though you have two games in one, but all interlinked.

Voice acting is very good, although, be warned, some of it can be of an adult nature, hence the 18 rating.

An exceptional game, and one that can be completed time and time again. It can feel like a living breathing world after a while, and you'll find yourself meeting up with the same characters throughout the game, making it feel all the more realistic.