ESRB Rating

May contain mature sexual themes, more intense violence and/or strong language.

Release Date

US: 2008-10-28

Genre: Action

Fallout 3

Also available for: PC, PS3

Vault 101 -- Jewel of the Wastes. For 200 years, Vault 101 has faithfully served the surviving residents of Washington DC and its environs, now known as the Capital Wasteland. Though the global atomic war of 2077 left the US all but destroyed, the residents of Vault 101 enjoy a life free from the constant stress of the outside world. Giant Insects, Raiders, Slavers, and yes, even Super Mutants are all no match for superior Vault-Tec engineering. Yet one fateful morning, you awake to find that your father has defied the Overseer and left the comfort and security afforded by Vault 101 for reasons unknown. Leaving the only home you've ever known, you emerge from the Vault into the harsh Wasteland sun to search for your father, and the truth.

Ratings for Fallout 3

Rating Description
Presentation The atmosphere and style are everything you could ask for and more. A few bugs and camera issues keep things from perfection.
Graphics The landscapes are wonderful. The character models and animations could be a lot better.
Sound Excellent voice acting and a soundtrack that completely fits the game's mood. The sound effects aren't bad either.
Gameplay A rare combination of excellent combat and deep role-playing.
Lasting Appeal A more focused experience than much of what Bethesda has created in the past that begs to be played for hours and hours. This is one game you won't soon forget.
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