Fallout 3

released on Oct 28, 2008

Fallout 3 from the creators of the award-winning Oblivion, featuring one of the most realized game worlds ever created. Create any kind of character you want and explore the open wastes of post-apocalyptic Washington D.C. Every minute is a fight for survival as you encounter Super Mutants, Ghouls, Raiders and other dangers of the Wasteland. Prepare for the future. 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.


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Fallout 4
Fallout 4
Fallout Shelter
Fallout Shelter
Fallout: New Vegas
Fallout: New Vegas
Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel
Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel
Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel
Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel

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Man ill never get the hate for this game but to be for I was like 7 but still like this game hella fun if you played it you can see how it was so popular same situation as Skyrim and had about as much depth as Skyrim too which ig is a negative but ion think every game needs like hella depth to be fun lord knows I don't want every game to be like elden ring or sum but I loved this game like I wanted to hop on the oh new Vegas is better hate wagon but I couldn't like I played this first and I just loved it ion know what else to say I didn't even make it to river city either like that's how you know I fucked with the game if I didn't even beat it correctly I remember I had to search up how to find your dad n shit and I remember one time I was showing my friend this game and I was like pick a random spot randomly while we was talking since I thought I found all the craziest shit but he ended up picking the white Suburb cannibal family like 💀 so many good moments like that discovering little lamplight and shit like that and while the story and characters overall aren't that crazy I will admit there's still some fun charcters like they went all out with that girl in the declaration of independence quest for no reason great mission by way used the powdered wig my whole playthrough and that one stressed out dude after the ending is so funny fr great character but yeah I love this game can't hate it completely but I will say if I had to pick this and new Vegas I'm finna pick new vegas before the sentence is finished like that game had a part in making me not straight so yeah 9.5/10

Fallout 3 is a game that I don't have any love for. While it doesn't do anything offensively bad and was the foundation that Obsidian built Fallout New Vegas off of in terms of assets and systems I still don't like it much. The lack of iron sights makes the gunplay feel stiff and strange, the story and general writing is genuinely kinda bad. Aside from the generally poor writing all around in the sidequests, the main quest is largely the main character chasing after their father who is doing more interesting things as more of a protagonist of the story than the player. It feels like instead of experiencing the story of the game you're the idiot chasing the story.

It's not the worst but it very much feels like oblivion with all the charm removed and it's so bizarre to have this take place after 2 as opposed to making it closer to when the bombs dropped. I like how oppressive it is in some places but it's equal parts just sort of boring and sad. It's more about traditional dungeon crawling than all the other games and it gets that right in some points but it makes you resent everything that isn't just mindlessly gunning down mutants in tunnels. All the NPCs are very flat and the ones that are supposed to be goofy are somehow even more robotic. I replayed this a month ago and I was struck by how much I could barely remember any actual town, companion or questline.

Very dated gunplay but a great setting

A friend of mine was obsessed with game, I however was obsessed with Skyrim, we exchanged games, and we both loved the games. I did an evil playtrhough and nuked the town.