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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.
Release Date: 13 Oct 2009
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Low Violence: German low violence version only available with German language
Notice: Fallout 3 is not optimized for Windows 7

Buy Fallout 3 Game of the Year Edition

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



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

About the 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

    • 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
    • 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
1,923 of 2,092 people (92%) found this review helpful
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8 reviews
585.0 hrs on record
I drank water from toilet to increase health. 10/10 would buy again.

EDIT: Wow, I didn't realise that this "review" had got so much attention o_O. Allright, since I've played this game for nearly 600 hours, I'll give you a serious recommendation.

If you're a fan of The Elder Scrolls series like me, you'll love it. Fallout 3 is kinda similar to TES IV: Oblivion in many aspects. Don't expect a fast-paced shooting gallery because combat's the weakest spot in the game. Fallout 3 is all abount exploration, moral choices and immersing yourself into the world. Walking lonely with your dog like two little dots in the Capital Wasteland, crawling in the dark while exploring an abandon Vault, punching a ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ in his face because he annoyed your girl, blowing up a city to become an evil based... are just some small things among thousands of insane ♥♥♥♥ you can do in this game.

What I love most about Fallout 3 is the dark atmosphere. In this game, you really feel like you're in a dead world. You rarely find a house that's not completely ruined, you will meet many kinds of people, from poor citizen who can't protect themselves from Mutants to cannibals and slave traders. The diversity is undeniable, the world is beautifully crafted in a dark and heavy tone. Fallout 3 sometimes doesn't take itself seriously, it's the result from a script filled with black-comedy, from story, dialogues to the ridiculous amount of gore. Fallout 3 is an over-the-top game, but it still managed to maintain both dark tone and comedic writing.

Combat is... well, not so much things to say. You can find bazilion of weapons, from a small pistol, sub-machine gun to things that can blow up a god damn building like a rocket launcher called Fat Man, a holy-♥♥♥♥-it's-on-fire machete with a name that I can't spell properly and a gun that can shoot junks you put in called Rock-It-Launcher (I wished it allowed me to put someone's head in it). However, the impressive amount of weapons can't prevent the combat system from being dull. 3rd person camera works better than it does in Oblivion, but I found it a pain in the ♥♥♥ to use it in combat so I recommend sticking with 1st person camera. This game has a turn-based system called V.A.T.S. In the first Fallout games, this point counts the actions that player can use, from moving to using your weapon. In Fallout 3, this system serves as an aimbot helping you "mark" enemy's parts of their body (it has percentages, so don't expect to get 100% YOLOSWAG420). The problem is, VATS can be abuse, you can shoot an enemy, run back, wait for it to regenerate and bam, get back to the warzone. The mechanic of this system is a little bit weird and I'm not sure if it's a positive or negative point.

Shooting people isn't something special, you met a bunch of bandits ? Keep the distance and shoot them. You found a big ♥♥♥♥ing bear ? Keep the distance and shoot him. You met 10 Enclave soldiers ? Keep the distance and shoot them. You met a mother♥♥♥♥ing Deathclaw ? Keep the distance and shoot him. Combat is kinda dull, repetitive and it only feels decent if you manage to find creative ways to punish enemies, like putting a grenade inside a bandit's pants and see him explode or firing a flamethrower while sneaking behind an Enclave soldier.

Graphics looks kinda ♥♥♥♥ty by today's standard, but you can always find some enhancing mods so that's not a big trouble.

My conclusion: After 580 hours in this game, I had a very good time immersing myself in a dark, dead wasteland. Combat is dull, karma system doesn't make sense sometimes, but other aspects has hidden those shortcomings perfectly. I'm not a Fallout hardcore fan, but now I want to be. 9/10. AND GOD DAMN IT BETHESDA, RELEASE FALLOUT 4 ALREADY!!!.

P/S: It works fine on Windows 7, at least for me.
Posted: 7 February 2014
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724 of 903 people (80%) found this review helpful
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30 reviews
3.0 hrs on record
I stole a clipboard and everyone started shooting at me 10/10 would steal clipboard again

Seeing as this review has gotten much more popular than I expected, I would like to say a few things.
Firstly, regardless of what Steam says, I have over one thousand hours in this game. I previously played on Xbox, and I haven`t really started a PC run.
I wholly reccomend this to anyone wanting to play a game with great rpg, as this game is fun even five years after it`s original release. I strongly reccommend getting the DLC, as it adds a lot of content. Even with all those hours on a completely vanilla game, I still don`t believe I explored everything, and there were many, many areas I had yet to visit.
Personal score: This is one of the best games I`ve ever played
Review score: 98/100
Posted: 2 February 2014
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241 of 279 people (86%) found this review helpful
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6 reviews
79.7 hrs on record
I love this game so much! I knew when I bought it, I would not regret the purchase. Fallout 3 is one of my top favorite games ever. There are so many aspects of it that make it a very fun rpg/shooter game, but with an awesome storyline that makes you feel like you are the character you are playing. You get sucked into the game and it feels so real. The option to choose to do right from wrong makes it very fun and almost makes you want to play the game from both sides to see what would happen. You must give this game a try. I know you'll enjoy it!
Posted: 13 February 2014
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364 of 465 people (78%) found this review helpful
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7 reviews
84.1 hrs on record
I poked a fire with a combat knife and the game crashed, 11/10

Besides that this is truly an excellent game. In Fallout 3 you're given so much freedom in what to do such as being a good guy or bad guy, slicing up a person or blasting them with a mini nuke. With so many options this game is worth buying and playing multiple times over. Some complain that there are too many bugs that make the game unplayable, but if you touch it up a bit maybe install a few mods to patch up the game you may find this as one of the greatest games ever made.
Posted: 7 May 2014
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4.3 hrs on record
A must own for fans of the Zoo Tycoon series
Posted: 17 June 2014
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