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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 339 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent and Amazing Experience So Far

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    AndresSalazar
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    I just started playing this game, but I can honestly say it is one of the best, and it totally deserved the "Game of the Year" Recognition. It's really clever how you get to personalize your character's race & physical appearance, primary attributes, and Skills. I must say the Pip-Boy 3000 is one of the best and useful tool in video games, you will understand me when you use it. Also, the V.A.T.S is one of the many things I love about this game. It's basically like "bullet time" without the whole timer thing, it pauses everything and let's you choose the body parts of the enemy without having to worry about time limit, and also gives you the probabilities of actually hitting the target you choose, as well as providing you with info of the vulnerability each limb has. It's farely complicated when you start but you'll get used to it pretty fast. Now, the open world it's still amazing. You can really see the damage of the nuclear war that happend, as well as the aftermath of it, like humans affected by the radiation, mutants, unpropirtional animals, etc. I can't help feeling like Mad Max (from "The Road Warrior") when I walk across the Wasteland, even in one of the first supply shop you run into you can buy an outfit that really (and I mean REALLY) resembles the outfit Mel Gibson wears in the movie, and it even goes to the point where you can actually buy a short shotgun in the store, but I heard that further in the game you can have a dog as a companion. So, you only need a car, and it's the perfect Mad Max game, but sadly, there is none. Post-apocalyptic wasteland, remember? And I also like that you have to be resourceful with ammo, money, and health. So I often find myself getting inside buildings in search for supplies that I may need, and if I don't, I just can resell them to get a couple of bottle caps, which is the currency. You also have the option of playing First-person or Third-person, and change between them extremely easy (just press LB). The graphics may be just a little bit out-dated compared to current games, but it still doesn't keep it from being an awesome experience. If you like open world games with tons of things to do as well as amazing views, RPGs, and shooters, then this is the game for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic Post-Apocalyptic RPG

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    Russ5144
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    About 10 years ago, Fallout 3 was my introduction to the series; and while some of the combat mechanics, and animations don't hold up that well today, the overall atmosphere, story, characters, and RPG elements are still amongst the best I've experienced. I decided to pick this up again, to check out the backwards compatibility capabilities of the XB One X, and it exceeded my expectations. So far, even though it's only being emulated, FO3 runs surprisingly better than it did on the 360, with some upscaled textures, 4k res, and a more solid frame rate... I would really like Bethesda to release a full "remaster" of this classic, to improve the gunplay/combat mechanics and polish it up a bit more; but what Microsoft was able to do with emulation on the One X, makes for an excellent stand-in for those who want to revisit the Capital Wasteland.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing game to start off the series

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    Terry
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    All in all fallout 3 is an amazing game, great music, game play, and story. The one problem is that it suffers from being too old. This is not a problem if this is your first Fallout game however. Being that my first Fallout game was Fallout 4 and then I played new Vegas, you can see why I say that. I have been spoiled by the features that are missing from these games and wish I would've played then in chronological order. I would give this a 4.5 star but it does fall short because of my already extremely high expectations of the Fallout series since I played the games backwards. This whole review does not apply if this is your first game in the Fallout series. This is also not a negative review, just a very honest one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    (Xbox One X) Great little update on a Classic

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    JoeBowGo
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    I bought this to play on my Xbox One X after finding out it had backwards compatibility. I have to say I am really loving it so far! The graphics get a small boost (signs seem to stand out a lot more/are easier to read) but the biggest difference is how stable the game is. It runs real smooth and you will rarely drop any frames or encounter any stuttering. I have the urge to try out all of the older classics that received an enhancement (Fallout 3, Jade Empire, Morrowind to name a few) I've heard nothing but good things about the enhanced versions.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Starts slow but picks up pace if u stick with it.

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    Cyprinodont
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    If you like games such as FarCry, Red Dead Redemption, and Dead Island, you will probably like Fallout 3. This game allows for more character development than the other games mentioned, but there may also be things that your character can never do if you don't put enough skill points into the particular skill. You can be good or evil, but I don't know if an evil character could finish the game first time through. I also don't think that I have run into any characters, friend or foe, that I couldn't kill if I wanted to. You have a lot of freedom to go wherever you want and do whatever you want once you get out of the prologue to the game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Welcome to the Wasteland!

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    AnimationDude
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    Fallout 3 is one of my all time favorite games! I spent over 100 hours on my first playthrough, with no expansion material. And the expansion material, all included in the Game of the Year Edition, just add more greatness! I first played through on PS3, but bought this version once it was backwards compatible for XB1. Only downside to the 360 version is the disc swapping for extra content, but I'd say that offsets the inconvenience of some of the bugs in the PS3 version, and the extra cost of buying the game plus bonus content digitally. If you have an XB1 or 360, and haven't played this, BUY IT!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Looks good on Xbox One X

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    John
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    Fallout 3 is, in my opinion the best Fallout in the modern/Bethesda produced series... I've been really hoping for a remaster, with improved graphics, animations, combat/gunplay and maybe some new features, but it doesn't seem to be in the cards, so running this on an Xbox 1 X is the next best thing (On console) as it upscales the game to 4k, and seems to run it at a more steady 30 FPS than it did on the 360.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Addictive and Exiting!

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    UNSC2009

    First of all, Bethesda made from Morrowind(2003) and Oblivion(2006) the games of the year. As well as in Fallout 3(2008) let me tell you why, the graphics, are but great, the length of the world is a bit smaller than in Oblivion, but the graphics explain it, the creatures and weapons are too creative, and the game never ends(sadly you must purchase broken still to continue after the ending.) Get your copy today and turn on your VATS Visor, its ghoul-headhots time!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good bargain bin buy

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    Timalicious
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    Found this game in the bargain bin and decided to give it a shot. Having only played Fallout:New Vegas I figured it would be good to compare games. If you are an explorer/loot hoarder like I am this is really a neat game that you can easily put 75-100 hours into, what with exploring the entire map and getting all the game's achievements. If you are the kind of player that burns through the main story as fast as you can you probably will beat the main story within 20 hours. Very short storyline. Overall not a bad little game and plenty entertaining.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best way to play Fallout 3 goty

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    FreezeTime
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    I am playing on Xbox One X and I am very impressed with how good the game looks and more importantly, how fast the load times are. I have not run into any bugs or crashes yet. The fast load times alone are going to make me love this game even more than the first time I played it. It's definitely the definitive way to play this game for any console.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Game

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    George3015

    Be prepared to spend a lot of time on this one. Very well designed game, awesome graphics, awesome concept. It'll have you going for a very long time with all the different missions, each one of which is very creative and extremely well done. It does have a bit of profanity, and some of the graphics in the death scenes may be much for younger ones, but overall it is by far the best game I've ever played

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good classic to play on Xbox one

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    Kdog
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    The xbox one x really put all the extra hardware behind it to bring this last gen console game to a new light. It shows many more details then I expected on xbox one x. It's a good explore level up and collect all the loot you can find Type of game. With a decent story telling. A good value price game to experiance once again, because war, war never changes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My two sons love it

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    JackTechFan
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    My two sons are big Xbox 360 gamers. They saw this on sale during the holidays and purchased it at a great price. I can see why this game is in the top 10 all-time. The graphics, story, and action are all top notch. There is so much to see and do in the game. My two sons find it challenging and engaging. They are having a great time with it. I would recommend it for those who can handle violence and language. A super game for those who like shooting action games.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best rpg games

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    LilGTA
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    I was very skeptical when I heard FO 3 for the 1st time in my life. Then I was watching my lil brother playing it on the pc and showing me what the game really had to offer. After watching him play I told myself that I'm just dive right in and try that game. When I did, holy cow I noticed the more I played it, the more I became addicted.. awesome game, since then no regrets ever playing it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fallout fan

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    ZippyAkron
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    I am such a big big big fallout fan and have been waiting 7 years for this new game so naturally i just had to have it. I pre ordered it which of course came with the best perks 500 best buy points and it was easy to pick up at midnight on the night of its release. I have played the game for a couple days now and have to say it is really good, the words sometimes are off but who am i kidding i love fallout!!!! Get this game its so good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Still very good a decade later

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    mclovinit182
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    This is a great starting point to the Fallout series for anyone looking for a jumping in point. The game is a little primitive by today's standards but it is still playable and enjoyable. It's a very fun game and it's interesting to see how the series evolved from this to Fallout 4. This game is a must play for Fallout fans.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    War...War never changes. Well, sometimes it does.

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    BacksteatReviewer
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    ...Except for the stuttering, and screen tearing. Those got fixed on the XBOXONE S. Yay! Although some drops in frame rate still persist, this is still the best console version of the game. Legend has it that it's even better on the XBOX ONE X...just don't quote me on that. So what are you waiting for? Go buy this game and see for yourself what a *real* Tunnel Snake looks like!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    In Top Ten Best Games Ever

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    Ignatias
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    I got this as a replacement for my PS3 version. Seemed to play more smoothly on the 360. Fallout 3 is one of the greatest sandbox games ever. The game controls are easy to pick up and the game walks you through early to give you the feel. The story is good and it is easy to get immersed in the Fallout world. I sometimes miss the perks from New Vegas but Fallout 3 has held up well this many years after the initial release.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Immersive and filled with depth

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    MG1093
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    Fallout is a type of game where you can spend hours and hours exploring the environment in order to better understand the story of why the world is how it is and how it affects the characters within the game. You are able to customize your character to your liking and tweak their stats to a set preference early in the game. I found it to be an entertaining game and will look forward to playing more of it soon.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A lot like Oblivion in the future.

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    finiteMatt
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    This game iwass older, and was built witht the same engine that Oblivion was made with. As such, the gameplay and style are very similar, but the world and combat are different. Large world map with lots of quests have kept me playing for awhile. Being oldet its not nearly as good looking as Skyrim, or other newer titles, but I like the gameplay. Its a fun game, and if you like bethesda games, this ones good.

    I would recommend this to a friend