Review by redsoxfanx8

"BOOM! Raider's head goes flyin"

Intro

In Fallout 3 you play as a person living in a post apocalyptic wasteland. The wasteland is the remains of Washington D.C. You can be evil and destroy stuff and kill people or you can be good and help out the people in the wasteland. The decision is up to you!

Story: 9/10

The story in this game is pretty good. In the first chapter you are born and get to customize your character. After that you get to see how your characters childhood was. Your character is a vault dweller. They live in a vault that was designed to shelter people from when the nuclear bombs hit America. One day everything in your nice little vault life goes wrong. Your dad left the vault and everyone seems like they want to kill you. So your character runs away from the vault and emerges into the Capitol Wasteland. You then begin a wild goose chase to find your father and to help purify the irradiated water. On the way you will meet many different characters with unique personalities. The story is good.

Game Play: 10/10

This is what makes the game so great. If you love the game it has 150 hours or more on a single save file. In Fallout 3 you have a gigantic variety of guns to choose from which ranges from small pistols and rifles to plasma and laser guns, mini nukes and mini guns. Another cool feature about the guns is each gun has a unique version that does more damage or has more accuracy, The greatest thing about Fallout 3 is V.A.T.S (Vault assisted targeting system) it allows you to freeze time and pick which body part to aim for (head, right leg, right arm, left leg, left arm, body). It will then tell you what percent chance do you have of hitting it. One great customizable feature is that you have skill points. There are two types of skill points. One type is your main skills (Strength, Perspective, Endurance, Charisma, Intelligence, Agility, Luck). Each one gives you different things. You start off with 5 points for each and the max is 10. The other one is for a specific skill. (Lock pick, medicine, Science, Small guns, big guns, energy weapons, speech, etc many more) They give you specific abilities (ex. the more science skill points you have the better you are a picking locks). Each Specific skill goes up to 100 skill points. In the game you have a device called a PIPBOY 3000. This device displays your health, your inventory, Local Map, Capitol wasteland map, etc. The best feature of this device is that when you use the Capitol Wasteland map you can fast travel to any location which saves you a lot of time. There is a main quest where you try to find your dad but there are also multiple side quests that give you special rewards. There are many different types of enemies in the game including Super Mutants, gangs called Raiders, mercenaries, robots, zombie things called ghouls, and many more. Each location in this game is unique and has unique items, enemies and looks. You can tell Bethesda (the game's maker) took a long time making sure that they did a very great job on the game play in Fallout 3.

Graphics: 10/10

The Graphics in this game are not the best but they are still great. Every location is detailed and has certain characteristics to it. The enemies are all different. The guns look great and the futuristic ones look like they came right out of a science fiction movie. The Graphics are good in this game.

Audio: 10/10

The audio in this game is pretty good. What makes it good is talking to people and hearing there voice. Each character has a different voice and the voice acting is outstanding. Each gun makes a unique sound and most of the guns sound pretty realistic. Another cool thing is there are radio stations that either play oldies or classic American theme songs. Overall the audio is another of the games strong points

Pros and Cons

Pros
-V.A.T.S.
-PIPBOY 3000.
-Variety of enemies.
-Variety of guns.
-Unique guns.
-Character Customization.
-Interesting story.
-Great setting.
-Good Graphics.
-Detailed settings.
-Radio stations with unique music.
-Voice acting is great.
-A ton of different characters to talk to.
-Radio Stations with music.
-Actual Monuments in Washington D.C.
-Good buying and selling system.
-5 Difficulty settings.
-Can change difficulty at any time.
-Karma System (Very good, good, neutral, evil, very evil).
-PlayStation Network Trophies

Cons
-Makes your system freeze a lot.
-IF you save at a bad time you are screwed.
-Sometimes characters dialogue will randomly skip.

Overall
This is one of my favorite game of all time. If you liked Oblivion, Open world games, or Role playing games go get this game! There is also a lot of replay value and at least 150 or more hours of game play if you really like it.

Score

A perfect score of 10/10


Reviewer's Score: 10/10 | Originally Posted: 01/13/10

Game Release: Fallout 3 (US, 10/28/08)


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