Prepare for the Future™ With Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition, experience the most acclaimed game of 2008 like never before. Create a character of your choosing and descend into an awe-inspiring, post-apocalyptic world where every minute is a fight for survival.
User reviews: Very Positive (6,177 reviews)
Release Date: 13 Oct, 2009

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Includes all five of the Fallout 3 Game Add-on Packs

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"With exquisite character interactions and fun quests, Fallout 3 is a great open world RPG."

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"Fallout 3 is the ultimate video game." - Game Critics Awards

About This Game

Prepare for the Future™
With Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition, experience the most acclaimed game of 2008 like never before. Create a character of your choosing and descend into an awe-inspiring, post-apocalyptic world where every minute is a fight for survival. Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition includes all five of the Fallout 3 Game Add-on Packs:
  • Operation: Anchorage - Enter a military simulation and fight in the liberation of Anchorage, Alaska from its Chinese Communist invaders.
  • The Pitt - Travel to the post-apocalyptic remains of Pittsburgh and become embroiled in a conflict between slaves and their Raider masters.
  • Broken Steel - Increase your level cap to 30, and finish the fight against the Enclave remnants alongside Liberty Prime.
  • Point Lookout - Embark on a mysterious and open-ended adventure in a huge, murky swampland along the coast of Maryland.
  • Mothership Zeta - Defy hostile alien abductors and fight your way off of the alien mothership, orbiting miles above the Capital Wasteland.

Key Features

  • Limitless Freedom - 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!
  • Experience S.P.E.C.I.A.L. - Vault-Tec engineers bring you the latest in human ability simulation — the SPECIAL Character System! Utilizing new breakthroughs in points-based ability representation, SPECIAL affords unlimited customization of your character. Also included are dozens of unique skills and perks to choose from, each with a dazzling variety of effects!
  • Fantastic New Views - The wizards at Vault-Tec have done it again! No longer constrained to just one view, experience the world from 1st or 3rd person perspective. Customize your view with the touch of a button!
  • The Power of Choice - 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 civilized fashion, or just flash your Plasma Rifle.
  • Blast 'Em Away With V.A.T.S. - 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.
  • Mind-Blowing Artificial Intelligence - At Vault-Tec, we realize that the key to reviving civilization after a global nuclear war is people. Our best minds pooled their efforts to produce an advanced version of Radiant AI, 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.
  • Eye-Popping Prettiness* - 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.
*Protective Eyewear Encouraged.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Operating system: Windows XP/Vista
    • Processor: 2.4 Ghz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent processor
    • Memory: 1 GB (XP)/ 2 GB (Vista)
    • Hard disk space: 7 GB
    • Video: Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 256MB RAM (NVIDIA 6800 or better/ATI X850 or better)
    • Sound: DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Controller support: Xbox 360 controller
    • Other Requirements: Online play requires log-in to Games For Windows - Live
    Supported Video Card Chipsets:
    • NVIDIA GeForce 200 series, Geforce 9800 series, Geforce 9600 series, Geforce 8800 series, Geforce 8600 series, Geforce 8500 series, Geforce 8400 series, Geforce 7900 series, Geforce 7800 series, Geforce 7600 series, Geforce 7300 series, GeForce 6800 series
    • ATI HD 4800 series, HD 4600 series, HD 3800 series, HD 3600 series, HD 3400 series, HD 2900 series, HD 2600 series, HD 2400 series, X1900 series, X1800 series, X1600 series, X1300 series, X850 series
    Recommended:
    • Operating system: Windows XP/Vista
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo processor
    • Memory: 2 GB System RAM
    • Hard disk space: 7 GB
    • Video: Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 512MB RAM (NVIDIA 8800 series, ATI 3800 series)
    • Sound: DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Controller support: Xbox 360 controller
Helpful customer reviews
142 of 156 people (91%) found this review helpful
26.9 hrs on record
Posted: 24 October
Hands down, my favourite game of all time. Don't let my Steam fool you, I have poured easily over 1000 (offline) hours into this awesome game, and it has been absolutely worth every second. The pure immersion I felt playing this is a feeling I've not experienced with any other game.

It doesn't want to set the world on fire.
It just wants to start a flame in your heart.

1000/10
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87 of 114 people (76%) found this review helpful
28.5 hrs on record
Posted: 31 October
I shot a guy in the chest with a .32 pistol...



...He exploded...
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18 of 18 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: 2 November
A fellow Vault 101 resident is in possession of a Grognak the Barbarian comic book,Issue 1. You want it. What's the best way to obtain it?
-Steal the comic book at gunpoint.
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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: 3 November
Fallout 3... Where to start....

This is the game that introduced me into RPG games.
It was and will always be my favourite game.

The interesting things in the games lore, the places, the people, the weapons. All so perfect. And the DLC makes it even more God Tier.

I've played more than this steam review will say. I own it on Console and the retail disk copy and i am proud to own it again on steam.

There is no way you can get bored in this game. If you run out of Quests. The modding community is there for you. So many possiblities and mods that make it amazing.

This is the most amazing game i have played. Full stop. No recent games have even gotten near Fallout on my list. It's just so bloody perfect.

Buy it if you don't have it. Get GOTY if you can. You won't regret it.

Oh and for those who say they have problems with Windows 7. I use Windows 7. It's called Google and the Modding community. I suggest you actually look around a bit.

I give it a strong 9.5/10.
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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: 3 November
i played as a baby

and i picked up a ball

and put it down

oh i also shot some rad bug things but who cares

you can pick up a ♥♥♥♥ing ball and put it down

i ♥♥♥♥ you not

10/10 you NEED to buy this game
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: 3 November
One of the best games ever. Like masturbating with a woman. 10/10




If you play with Windows 7 x64, you have to patch from 1.5 to Version 1.7 (search for it in google), and add this two Lines to the config File:

My Documents\My Games\Fallout3\Fallout3.ini
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Find: bUseThreadedAI=0
Change it to bUseThreadedAI=1
add below:
iNumHWThreads=2
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If you do so, you should have no freezing problems.
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Pls lilke this review, if you think everybody should enjoy this awsome game. Because i read plenty of negative reviews, complaining about freezing and crashing. but it´s very easy to fix!
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
52.8 hrs on record
Posted: 1 November
How can you beat a game that lets you drink irradiated water from a toilet in a long abandoned building that still has plumbing, stealthfully place an entire large suit of power armor in an NPC's inventory through reverse pickpocketing so that a couple days later you can pickpocket what they were previously wearing off of them, and immediately become more skilled and experienced than any wasteland survivor within your first 5 minutes of leaving the safety and seclusion of an impenetrable underground fortress?

(Seriously though, this is my favorite game of the previous generation.)
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: 25 October
An unbelievable well made game, one of the best games ever made. The graphics, gameplay, plot, lore, music score, and art style are just astounding. Without dlc, this game is awesome. With the dlc, the game is utterly amazing. As someone who plays all games across multiple consoles and PC, Fallout 3 is easily in the top ten best games ever created. I highly recommend this game to anyone who's a fan of western style rpgs. Other games in the top 10 that I recommend(PC or Console): Mass Effect 2, BioShock, Legend of Zelda(Majora's Mask, Ocarina of Time, etc.), Civilization 5, Mario 64, Portal 2, Half-Life 2, Super Smash Bros Melee, Last of Us. Fallout 3 is a real treat of a game and if you haven't played this game yet you are sorely missing out. If you end up liking this game, I also recommend Fallout New Vegas. Not as good but still fun.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: 12 November
If you are from Germany:

For the love of god don't waste your money on a ♥♥♥♥ty region-locked, voiced-over version of an otherwise excellent game.
No characteristic Liam Neeson dad, no proper Threedog "OWWW!"s, etc. Some of the OST was also cut from the original.

I've always felt that the awesome soundtrack and voicing in this game made half the experience and voila:
They ♥♥♥♥ it up because some chair-farting lawmakers and publishers got their panties in a bunch and won't allow you to enjoy this classic the way it was meant to be enjoyed.

They're hacking and whacking and smacking,
Hacking and whacking and smacking,
Hacking and whacking and smacking,

THEY JUST HACK, WHACK, CHOPPING DIS GAME :(
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22 of 36 people (61%) found this review helpful
272.0 hrs on record
Posted: 25 October
GOTY works fine with windows 7.
Great RPG, Great FPS
Alot of stuff to do
ALIENS.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: 3 November
I've only played a couple hours, and holy ♥♥♥♥, this game is bonkers.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
29.5 hrs on record
Posted: 1 November
To start off, this game is great. I have had tons of fun playing it and it runs flawlessly without any problems on both of my Windows 7 computers. If you are a fan of post-apocalyptic game settings where you travel across a wastland shooting whatever you come across or sneaking past an enemy if you don't want a conflict, then this game is one you should consider buying. With that said, this game does have problems running on some windows 7 and 8 computers. I have had friends who have spent hours trying to get it to run on their computers, some have been successful and others have not. I just happened to be lucky enough to have a computer able to run it without changing anything.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: 2 November
As much as I'd love to say you need this game now, this is an EXTREMELY conditional recommendation.
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Summary
If this game were as well-crafted for PC as it was on Xbox 360 and PS3, I would fully recommend this game as one of the greatest games I've ever played, and when I saw its GOTY for $6.50 when I never had Mothership Zeta on console and I wanted to see the game in high resolution and 60 FPS. Sadly, what I got was an unplayable mess. After at least 5 hours of modding and screwing up the files, and I got my Fallout 3 game, even though it has an extremely unsteady framerate.

Disclaimer: Hour count is on Steam. I've owned Fallout 3 for years on console and nearly beat the game, now I'm coming around for a second playthrough with DLCs.
Category Rating Notes
Gameplay 9 Like Skyrim, with Guns! No, but seriously. Powered by the same engine that ran Oblivion, the gunplay feels decent though not as great as some other games. As you'd expect from a game with the Fallout name, it's still very much an RPG and the first person perspective doesn't change that. VATS, the Vault Auto-Targeting System, brings you back to the classics by autoresolving a turn in your battles, but with post-processing and badass slowmo camera angles. It feels like a decent blend of FPS and RPG, though if you were expecting Borderlands-style run-n-gun, shoot-n-loot battles you're in for a bit of a surprise with the slower-paced Fallout combat. Note that it's entirely open-world, with most loading screens only coming up when you go to and from a city or building.
Graphics 7 Really, it's not too bad for an open-world game from 2008. It doesn't necessarily look like ♥♥♥♥ but it still shows its age.
Tutorial/Intro 8 Born in Vault 101 and living there your whole life was an excellent tutorial as you literally flew through your childhood, from walking around as a one year old, to your 10th birthday, to the GOAT Exam. It crossed everything it needed to, as well as fit in your character customization. It still didn't keep you waiting too long before ♥♥♥♥ hits the fan and you're thrown into the world.
Main Questline 7 No mission in particular stands out, as you wander the Capital Wasteland in search of your father. The mission tracker and world map on your Pip-Boy do their job well. The story itself is great, but I would have liked to see more unique objectives.
Side Quests 7 As with any Open-World game, these need to be great as they're going to make up most of your hour count. We all have our least favorte missions, but still, the game stayed solid throughout and no quest turned me off from the game. You should be careful with some, though; it can be a serious pain in the ♥♥♥ to get to some location and learn you needed 30 points of skill x to complete the task. Other than that, great sidequest missions.
NPC's (talking, quests, etc) 8 Other than that annoying chick in Megaton that wants you to write her special Fallout 3 Guide for nerdy game-relevant object collectors, they were alright. Some might irritate you, okay. Good news is, as soon as you back out of the conversation you can just whip out your gun and teach them what diplomacy means. Much better than the persuasion system in Oblivion, right?
NPC's (combat) 8 It's okay. They run at you. They shoot at you. They swing at you. You shoot them. They shoot back. You shoot them again. They get the job done, and unlike Oblivion's Sponge-Combat (RAH! RAH! RAH! RAH!), your guns can do locational damage and more, even more so in VATS. This means you can shoot the weapon out of their hand, or shoot a rocket that they threw... or cripple their legs, or the head. Of course, what still matters above all is whether they put up a bit of a fight, without being too unfair. This is something I'll give to the NPCs... they shoot a bit and they can be too easy at times, but it's better than being stunlockedand killed by something you never got a single chance to return fire at.
Map 9 I want you to look at the real DC. The comparison is shocking. Nearly every detail is in place when it comes to DC... well, one question though. Where the hell did all these rocks come from? Other than the strange appearance of rocks in DC, excellent map. The map itself has a lot of detail and in areas where it matters, it very closely resembles the real places.
Compatibility 2 Here's where the ♥♥♥♥ hits the fan. Bethesda says it's because it was for Windows XP, others say it's just a ♥♥♥♥ty console port. I don't know which to believe. What matters is, the port sucks. Note that if you have an Intel card, you're ♥♥♥♥ed. If you have an AMD card? Not sure. The game isn't optimized too well. It crashes quite a bit. It still has ♥♥♥♥ing Games for Windows Live. Of course, the next point is the reason I just BARELY shift my view of the game from "Not Recommended" to "Recommended."
Moddability 9 This game is so easy to mod. It's got no files read-only, nothing hiding from the user. When you launch the game, it even has an option to enable/disable both your DLC's and your mods. Combine that with the Fallout Mod Manager, and you can turn this wreck of a port into something. After some configuration, I can run this game on an Intel chip, use my own resolutions, get way less stuttering, have forced Raw Input instead of Mouse Accel... the list goes on and on. The reason why I still feel borderline is that it really should be coming in an at least LAUNCHABLE state. Not everyone has the time nor the patience for fixing it themselves.
DLC Practices 9 No horse armor here. Four of the five DLC's will add brand new areas to explore outside of the Capital Wasteland, all of which come with their own questlines, loot, and more. Like Shivering Isles from Oblivion, the new areas appear as questlines shortly after the first segment of the game. They can be accessed by following the questlines to the area, which will lead you to the new maps. The only other DLC is Broken Steel, which will completely remove the ending to the game (no Point of no Return) and replace it with a new ending, one that will give you more hours of a main questline and missions, as well add new perks and raise the level cap to 30 instead of 20.
Overall 8.3 Great
Okay, maybe a 8.3 doesn't sound like a "Borderline" thing, but come on... I'm sure SOMEBODY out there would agree that we should at least be able to open the game without a crash out of the box. Between me and the Fallout 3 Nexus, I was able to fix up the game a bit and now it's nearly reached its former glory. As soon as you do some heavy modding and configurations, this game deserves an 8.5-ish score. This game is a masterpiece, and while its visuals may not have aged well, it's still just as fun as it was years ago.

If you're not big on configurations and just want to sit down to play a game, perhaps you should play it on Xbox 360 or PS3 instead.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
73.9 hrs on record
Posted: 14 November
The most influential RPG since Fallout 2
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
50.8 hrs on record
Posted: 18 November
Once drank from a toilet several times to refill health. Later realized there was a working sink in same room.


10/10.5
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: 7 November
those six minutes of loading and crashing were pretty epic. pure Bethesda experience. strongly recommend.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: 1 November
sucks that you have to edit program files to be able to play it but after that it great
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
94.8 hrs on record
Posted: 6 November
Crash ☑
The Wall Street Crash of 1929 ☑
Crash Bandicoot ☑
Crash Team Racing ☑
Crash Bash ☑
Crashing this game... with no survivors! ☑
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90 of 173 people (52%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: 30 October
"NOTICE: Fallout 3 is not optimized for WIndows 7 and later."

Yeah they tell you straight up that the game won't actually run on any modern pc.
Don't know why I didn't listen.
Don't make my mistake.

Fallout 3 itself is great but don't get it from steam.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: 4 November
One of the best games ever. Worth any penny. I will recommend you "New Vegas" also. For me NV is even better game (Of course in hardore mode) but it's my opinion.
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