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.
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Mostly Positive (245 reviews) - 77% of the 245 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: 13 Oct, 2009

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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
    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
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✪ JediMiner
( 21.3 hrs on record )
Posted: 24 June
An amazing FPS/RPG. It's only major drawback is its bugs, which are mostly fixed by the Fallout Unofficial Patch. HOWEVER, even with the patch, Rivet City is a hellscape for crashes and black screens. Be careful out there.
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Dude Darude
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: 24 June
Guys There s some serious thing. If you have Win7/8/10 x64bit system, then you cannot run this game. The worst part of it - noone can help with it and noone will even try to do it. Such a shame for me because i bought this game on CD when it just released ('1C firm' made a buseness about rus-ification copies and i complete the game 2 times).
At least, we can search about the game in wiki, that is good, bcos in reality its not possible to play in now :<

Fallout 3 was very good game at his time moment and its still good, i think, but i cant say it surely. Im sorry.
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Frizzy Freshnel
( 22.5 hrs on record )
Posted: 24 June
Don't let my steam profile fool you, i've played this for hundreds of hours and i never got sick of it. The are just a few bugs left that are all fixed by the community. Has been my most favorite game for a while since 2008, and i can really recommend anyone to try this. (This game still had the rewarding karma and leveling system we all love)
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Gregory///AMG
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: 24 June
If you want to feel real Fallout (3d) you should play this or New Vegas. Not open-world shooter (Fallout 4).
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Immaturian
( 30.6 hrs on record )
Posted: 24 June
This is a very fun Role-Playing game, that is only for experienced gamers. Finding ammo is a challenge and stim packs are even harder. You die frequently if you don't know what your doing.


Gameplay 9/10

Story 6/10

Overall Rating 8/10 PS. Bethesda is the way to go for video games.
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Jeastman
( 37.5 hrs on record )
Posted: 24 June
I use to love this game but because it's not optimized I haven't been able to install it sence I got my new computer. don't know why my earlier game time isn't showing i know i had more than that
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Unlimited Rice Pudding. Etc etc
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: 24 June
Don't buy this for PC. Just buy the console version for this game. It's not worth tinkering around with files for hours and being greeted with the message "Fallout 3 is not working" when you click new game. Not optimised for windows 7 and higher you say? I believe what you meant to say was ♥♥♥♥ing impossible! You can look up all the tutorials in the world to get this game to work and at the end you are going to run into problems no matter what! Why can't this game run fine like New Vegas? ♥♥♥♥ing disapointment, it's a good game, just not on PC. Pick up New Vegas or Fallout 4 if you want a Fallout experience on PC.

5/10 - PC
9/10 - Console

Not trying to be a console elitist or anything just stating my opinion.
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Phame
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: 24 June
didnt work for me, had to refund as it crashed when i got to the loading screen
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Yaguitofenix
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: 24 June
This game was the best when i went to school and i still love it, as one of the best fallouts, with a classic rpg with open world but also have those impactants scenarios, and remember war never changes.
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Douche Nukem
( 44.1 hrs on record )
Posted: 24 June
The game where you spend more time modding it than actually playin it.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
74 of 92 people (80%) found this review helpful
75 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: 28 May
Killed a Behemoth with a bb gun
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30 of 34 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: 8 June
This game is a must play if your a fan of the Fallout series. If you trying to run it on windows 10 it does work! just follow the video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIKlsFJ5xiE

It worked for me and its very simple only take about 5 minutes!

Disclamer: This is not my video. if you have trouble leave a comment on the youtube video.
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28 of 33 people (85%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
75.1 hrs on record
Posted: 29 May
Fallout 3 – Game of the Year Edition is a first-person open world post-apocalyptic RPG. After escaping from Vault 101, a subterranean nuclear fallout shelter you lived in all your life, you explore the post-nuclear war-torn wastelands of Washington DC while on the trace of your father's footsteps.

Pros: 1st person perspective is a huge departure from the original Fallout games that add to the immersiveness. The game offers a very large world to explore, filled with bandits, super mutants, ghouls and radioactive creatures. I love the bottle caps as currency, although you're likely to mostly barter for ammos and equipment in exchange for the incredible amount of scraps and junk you can scavenge. There's a nice amount of guns to get your hands on, drugs (or chems) to give you boosts, and an assortment of food and medicine to keep your health up, most of which is irradiated which forces you to carefully manage your radiation poisoning. Quests are plentiful, and everywhere you go you'll have people asking for help in these hard times. The RPG elements consists of your basic attributes and trained skills, while leveling up allows you to train those skills and assign perk points to an increasing list of perk options, so that you may make your character just the way you want it. The VATS system allows you do precision targeting in fights, with VATS points just limited enough to avoid over use.

Cons: The world design is not on par with modern post-apocalyptic setting: wastelands feel barren and empty, buildings look and feel repetitive, and the urban DC area is nothing but impassable walls of concrete rubble with only the occasional building you can actually get in. Graphics and character designs feel repetitive and didn't age well. Gameplay does include a third-person option, but it's basically the same as the first-person option except that you see your character's back. Getting started can discourage newcomers as the early game is much harder and players spend most of their time going back and forth carrying junk with their limited carrying capacity to barter for barely as much ammos as they spent getting their loot, assuming the few vendors even have any stock of ammos compatible with the guns you have.

Verdict: ★★★☆☆ - It's up to you

I'm threading lightly as not everyone will enjoy this game: it's not as lively as Fallout 4, not as deep as the Metro series, and doesn't have the personality of the Borderland series. If you're a classic Fallout fan looking for a modern take on the isometric cRPG style, you should probably be looking at Wasteland 2. Otherwise, this game and its DLCs will give you dozens upon dozens of hours of gameplay, so of course I recommend it!

P.S.: Those experiencing compatibility issues can fix this through the use of Mods. Unfortunately, these are not supported by Steam and installing an external 3rd party Mod manager will prevent this game from running normally through Steam. If Star Wars | Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords can have Steam Workshop support added a decade after release, I see no reason or excuse for Bethesda not to do the same with their original take on the Fallout franchise.

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This was just my opinion.

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28 of 41 people (68%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: 10 June
Do not buy if you're currently in Germany. You'll get an outdated and censored edition of Fallout 3 which forces the German language on you (language not changeable). Absolutely cannot recommend the German version.

The non-German versions however, are perfectly fine. Might be hard to run on some systems newer than Windows Vista, though.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
47.4 hrs on record
Posted: 9 June
As of writing this, I have installed FO3 for the upteenth time.
Don't let the 47 hours fool ya. More like 800+ hours in total.
I have modded this game so many times, broken it, removed it, installed again just to mod it and eventually break it again.
The basic game itself is amazing. You don't need to do anything more than load it up and fall into the time trap.
Killing Rad Roaches to Super Mutants, with BB Guns to Mini Nukes, protected by rags to Power Armor, while wandering into and out of a nuclear wasteland making $caps...yeah. Oh, and there's a great story, if you want to bother with it.

Then one day...you just need a little more.

Lucky for you there's a massive community of modders out there who can give you anything you want.
More content? Yup.
More guns? Yup.
Better graphics? Yup.
Just more cool stuff? Yup.
Even Hot babes? Yup (but only in game).

Get yourself a good seat cushion.

Oh, and before you go all negative Nancy on this because you had an issue with the game, check one of the many modding communities. They probably fixed it years ago.
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18 of 25 people (72%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
26.9 hrs on record
Posted: 10 June
Has a dlc that gives you one of the best sets of power armor that is also unbreakable. 11/10
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15 of 22 people (68%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
189.1 hrs on record
Posted: 28 May
One of the best games if you are a budget, budget pc or average laptop ♥♥♥. Or can't afford fallout 4.
Expect to soak in around 150 hours through each playthrough, including dlc. Great game, very great game. Story is well plotted too. Totally worth the money.


11/10 would play again
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: 27 May
My love for this game is limitless. It's the game that brought the Fallout world into 3D and away from top-down turn based strategy. The story was rich enough to keep me immersed, and the map was large enough to keep me exploring for months.

Beyond the glitches here and there, I've really got nothing bad to say about Fallout 3. It's well worth keeping in your library, even if you have the later installments of the Fallout Universe. Also, Dogmeat rules.
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14 of 22 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
146.6 hrs on record
Posted: 30 May
Your life isnt complete till you play this masterpiece of a game :O
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
42.2 hrs on record
Posted: 15 June
I've done everything I've found in this game: main quest, secondary quests, visited every location, etc.

Cool game.

Had some trouble to make it work on Windows 7 / 10 (plus a crappy Intel HD3000), but it's doable.

Note: I've played mainly the non GOTY edition, which amounts to maybe half my playtime or more (50 hours or so). I've acquired the GOTY edition later and Steam categorizes each one as a different game.

PS: Don't forget to patch it with the community patch. Vast improvement.
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