Fallout 3

4.7 out of 5
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Vault-Tec engineers have worked around the clock on an interactive reproduction of Wasteland life for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own vault.
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About Fallout 3

About this game

Developed and published by Bethesda.

Fallout 3 is another entry to the Fallout series, where you'll explore the wasteland that's left of Earth after the war! This phenomenal open-world RPG has an expansive world to explore where you'll meet a dynamic cast of characters, complete missions, make your own story, and fight all sorts of enemies made from the radiation, such as Super Mutants!

Old Monuments

The world you know and love has been turned into a poisonous wasteland that is barely recognisable, but you'll still find remnants of the past lying around — monuments that once stood proudly. Just make sure to keep an eye on your Rad Meter while venturing off anywhere! 

S.P.E.C.I.A.L.

The SPECIAL Character System will help you build the character you want, including dozens of unique skills and perks to choose from, each with its own variety of effects! This opens up a lot of replayability and enables you to better customise your experience.

Your Eyes, Your Choice!

Whether you swear by first- or third-person view, you'll be happy to know you can choose how to play in Fallout 3!

What Type Of Person Are You?

Aside from avoiding radiation and fighting all sorts of mutated beasts, you'll be presented with opportunities to really shine who you are! Whether you're feeling villainous or heroic, you can mould your character freely.

Vault-Tec Assisted 

If you want to feel very futuristic, we suggest you try out V.A.T.S., which stands for Vault-Tec Assisted Targeting System! It'll slow time so you can target specific body parts and then rain death and destruction on your enemies.

More Immersive

You'll find realism in the facial expressions, gestures, and life-like behaviours of the A.I. that will help you become even more immersed in this fantastic post-apocalyptic FPS RPG! 

Game Details

Release Date:
October 28, 2008
Developer:
Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher:
Bethesda Softworks
Rating:
ACB rating of 15
ESRB rating of 17
PEGI rating of 18
USK rating of 18
Supported Languages:
English +
Franchise:
Fallout

Product 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

Critic Reviews

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PC PowerPlay

90 / 100
"Minor niggles aside, Fallout 3 is almost entirely spectacular. Everything from the graphics, to the sound, to the plot is first-rate. The VATS system worlds like a charm, and...

LEVEL (Czech Republic)

100 / 100
"A vast and open world of unimaginable possibilities opens in front of you in Fallout 3. Great story, flawless combat system, and the option to choose your own way makes it a...

Meristation

95 / 100
"Fallout 3 is one of this year's best games. It's an unforgettable journey that lives up to the series. You are an ex-vault 101 inhabitant, and you discover a whole new world,...
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Fallout 3 Statistics

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~4 Hours
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~8 Hours
1.35%
~12 Hours
2.7%
~20 Hours
8.29%
~40 Hours
20.63%
~60 Hours
23.71%
>= 80 Hours
42.67%
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42.67% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Difficulty Statistics

Difficulty Rating

Simple
2.39%
Easy
15.81%
Just Right
71.02%
Tough
10.24%
Unforgiving
0.55%
Relax & enjoy! 71.02%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
12.72%
Played It
16.21%
Halfway
6.62%
Beat It
38.69%
Conquered It
25.75%
Completionist! 25.75%  of players have Conquered It

Fallout 3 User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 13 ratings
94% of users would recommend this.
4.7

User Ratings Breakdown

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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If you are fine downloading a bunch of shit to make sure this game doesn't crash upon loading its fine
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SamuelVega505
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The classic Fallout 3. One of the best games in the series . Highly recommend picking this up if you haven't already. A must for all Fallout lovers
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Semeicardia
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Explore the nuclear wasteland and shoot mutated created, mutants and other people. Highly Customizable and High Replayability. Mods can make it even better. It is a game that you can easily spend a 100+ hours in and then do it all over again with a different approach.
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Frequently Asked Questions

There are 2 editions. They are Standard Edition and Game of the Year Edition
Somewhere in the middle. 18% of GameFAQs users said Fallout 3 is Simple or Easy. 71% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 11% of GameFAQs users said Fallout 3 is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to PEGI, Fallout 3 is suitable for players aged 18 and above.
Yes, Fallout 3 is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • This game shows Steam Deck controller icons
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • This game's launcher/setup tool may require the touchscreen or virtual keyboard, or have difficult to read text
  • This game supports Steam Deck's native display resolution but does not set it by default and may require you to configure the display resolution manually
  • Entering some text requires manually invoking the on-screen keyboard
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
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 63 hours. 87% of users played Fallout 3 for over 40 hours.
Yes, Fallout 3 has broad critical consensus. 94% of critics on Metacritic recommend Fallout 3. The Metascore is 91 out of 100.
94% of Fanatical users recommend Fallout 3. The average review score is 4.7/5
Yes, 94% of Fanatical users and 94% of critics on Metacritic recommend Fallout 3.
Fallout 3 was released on October 28, 2008
Fallout 3 is published by Bethesda Softworks
Fallout 3 was developed by Bethesda Game Studios
Fanatical users tagged Fallout 3 as RPG, Story Rich, Exploration, and Shooter
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Fallout 3 as RPG
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Fallout 3 as Story Rich
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Fallout 3 as Exploration

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