Ah, the good, somewhat old, Fallout 3. The best in the series, falling shortly behind Fallout 2, the god of such RPGs, in my opinion. If you care to put some time into optimizing the bugs and tweaking settings to make it run propely, this is a damn near perfect game by our beloved Bethesda. Expanding the universe of the already exciting post-nuclear America, we're shown what happens to the area surrounding Washington, D.C., called "The Capital Wasteland". A rather grimmy environment that is packed with creepy and eerie surroundings. There's not one moment in the wasteland where you can feel truly safe from the mole rats to the Deathclaws wanting to rip your head open with their giant fangs. Did I mention they're ♥♥♥♥ing terrifying?
Gameplay has stayed somewhat true to its predecessors, you still have the V.A.T.S. system, but it's no longer turn-based, as you'd guess. The story is not the greatest, it has never been in the Fallout franchise, but what makes up for this is all the other stuff you can do in the Capital Wasteland. There's tons of different sidequests to do, multiple unique weapons and other stuff to collect, such as the bobbleheads - which increase your stats depending on which ones you pick up. The world is giant as you would expect, about 100+ locations to discover and, potentially, loot.