|Fallout 3 Collector's Edition
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The third game in the Fallout series, Fallout 3 is a singleplayer action role-playing game (RPG) set in a post-apocalyptic Washington DC. Combining the horrific insanity of the Cold War era theory of mutually assured destruction gone terribly wrong, with the kitschy naivety of American 1950s nuclear propaganda, Fallout 3 will satisfy both players familiar with the popular first two games in its series as well as those coming to the franchise for the first time.
The Story: Vault 101 - Jewel of the Wastes
Welcome to the nation's capital.
The Brotherhood of Steel is a powerful ally.
Customize characters with your Pip-Boy.
For 200 years, Vault 101 , a fallout shelter, 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.
- Limitless Freedom! - Take in the sights and sounds of the vast Capital Wasteland! See the great monuments of the United States lying in post-apocalyptic ruin! You make the choices that define you and change the world. Just keep an eye on your Rad Meter!
- Experience S.P.E.C.I.A.L.! - Vault-Tec engineers bring you the latest in human ability simulation - the SPECIAL Character System! Utilizing new breakthroughs in points-based ability representation, SPECIAL affords unlimited customization of your character. Also included are dozens of unique skills and perks to choose from, each with a dazzling variety of effects!
- Fantastic New Views! - The wizards at Vault-Tec have done it again! No longer constrained to just one view, experience the world from 1st or 3rd person perspective. Customize your view with the touch of a button!
- The Power of Choice! - Feeling like a dastardly villain today, or a Good Samaritan? Pick a side or walk the line, as every situation can be dealt with in many different ways. Talk out your problems in a civilized fashion, or just flash your Plasma Rifle.
- Blast 'Em Away With V.A.T.S.! -Even the odds in combat with the Vault-Tec Assisted Targeting System for your Pip-Boy Model 3000! V.A.T.S. allows you to pause time in combat, target specific body parts on your target, queue up attacks, and let Vault-Tec take out your aggression for you. Rain death and destruction in an all-new cinematic presentation featuring gory dismemberments and spectacular explosions.
- Mind-Blowing Artificial Intelligence! - At Vault-Tec, we realize that the key to reviving civilization after a global nuclear war is people. Our best minds pooled their efforts to produce an advanced version of Radiant AI, America's First Choice in Human Interaction Simulation. Facial expressions, gestures, unique dialog, and lifelike behavior are brought together with stunning results by the latest in Vault-Tec technology.
- Eye-Popping Prettiness! - Witness the harsh realities of nuclear fallout rendered like never before in modern super-deluxe HD graphics. From the barren Wasteland, to the danger-filled offices and metro tunnels of DC, to the hideous rotten flesh of a mutant's face.
| ||Minimum Specifications: ||Recommended Specifications: |
|OS: ||Windows XP/Vista |
|Processor: ||2.4 Ghz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent processor ||Intel Core 2 Duo processor |
|RAM: ||XP: 1GB System RAM |
Vista: 2GB System RAM
|2 GB System RAM |
|Video Card: ||Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 256MB RAM (NVIDIA 6800 or better/ATI X850 or better) ||NvidiaDirect X 9.0c compliant video card with 512MB RAM (NVIDIA 8800 series, ATI 3800 series) |
|Supported Video Card Chipsets: ||NVIDIA GeForce Series 200, 9800, 9600, 8800, 8600, 8500, 8400, 7900, 7800, 7600, 7300, 6800; ATI HD Series 4800, 4600, 3800, 3600, 3400, 2900, 2600, 2400; ATI Series X1900, X1800, X1600, X1300, and X850 |
For 200 years, Vault 101, a fallout shelter, has 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 Giant Insects, Raiders, Slavers, and yes, even Super Mutants. Yet one morning, you awake to find that your father has 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. Fallout 3 is a singleplayer action role-playing game (RPG) that combines the horrific insanity of the Cold War era theory of mutually assured destruction gone terribly wrong with the kitschy naivety of American 1950s nuclear propaganda.
Mind-Blowing Artificial Intelligence - Facial expressions, gestures, unique dialog, and lifelike behavior are brought together with stunning results Modern super-deluxe HD graphicsIncludes Vault Boy Bobblehead - Enjoy your very own Vault Boy with this collector's item direct from Vault-Tec The Art of Fallout 3 - This hardcover book features nearly 100 pages of never-before seen concept art and commentary from Bethesda Game Studios artists The Making of Fallout 3 - Get an exclusive, inside look at Bethesda Game Studios and the team behind the game with this special DVD Vault-Tec Lunch Box - The entire package comes in a fully customized metal lunch box
- Enjoy your very own Vault Boy collectors item direct from Vault-Tec
- Includes The Art of Fallout 3 hardcover book of exclusive concept art and commentary
- Special DVD The Making of Fallout 3 included for a behind the scenes look at the creative team
- Includes fully customized metal Vault-Tec lunch box
- Receive these collector edition items with the game Fallout 3
- It's great, when it's not broken
Finally, I got a copy of Fallout 3 COLLECTOR'S EDITION. Whoa! Collector's edition! The game comes in a nifty little lunchbox with Vault-Boy all over it. When you open it you see the actual game, then under that is a making-or DVD sloppy put into a cardboard thing. After that there is a book full of color concept art, like weapons, enemies, and stuff like that. Then there is a sweet little bobblehead...that was broken. Yeah. The stupid thing is so poorly packaged, the bobblehead breaks. The dude broke off the stand. Then the lunchbox fell apart, literally. Luckily, I was able to exchange the game for a new one, and it wasn't broken. The game itself is awesome! You got guns and zombies and mutants and stuff like that. Best of all, you can mod it. The requirements aren't that bad, just a reasonable processor and graphics card. The graphics in the game are pretty good on ultra high setting. For people like me who couldn't get this because of the gore, you can disable it very easily. You can connect to LIVE on this game as well get achievements and send messages and stuff. Great game, Great stuff, and well worth $60. ...more info
- Better then Expected
I waited until I completed the game to give a review, just so you know, it took me a total of 50 in game hours, so with reloads that is probably around 70 hours of total game play, though there were still several locations I had not been to and most certainly quests I had not finished.
I was a bit skeptical when Bethesda got the rights to produce Fallout 3, not because I don't like Bethesda, but because I was worried about the outcome of a mixture of their Elder Scrolls series and the Fallout series. It came out beautifully though, they have improved upon their AI and created scenery that really made me feel part of a post-apocalyptic world. The game has a few broken quests in it and if you reload frequently it has a tendency to lock up or just close itself, but these problems are rare and easy to get around, they'll hopefully be fixed soon.
I have found Fallout 3 to be among the best, if not the best, game I have played from their creative style of character generation to the climatic conclusion and though it is an RPG I find myself playing it more like an FPS which keeps me feeling more like I am part of the action....more info
- Exactly what I expected. And wanted!
I loved every minute of it. This is exactly the game I wanted. Some people say it's Oblivion with guns. YES. IT IS. And that's what I wanted. I wanted something similar to Oblivion but with a sci-fi/post apocalyptic theme. Bethsoft delivered!...more info
- IT'S A BRAND NEW POSTAPOCALYPTIC DAWN
I am old enough to have played the original game when it first came out in 1997. I was a great fan of the series that followed and, thus, was very eager to get my hands on this latest installment. In a short sentence: FALLOUT-3 is A DREAM COME TRUE!
It is a cRPG game in which the player can alternate between the First and Third person perspective roaming a world comparable in size with OBLIVION. The action has moved from Vault 13 and Southern California to Vault 101 and Washington, D.C. and the story brakes away from the previous bloodlines. However, the atmosphere of the original has been maintained and its scents sharpened: veterans will find it fitting like and old glove - whereas the new gamers are in store for a bag of pleasant surprises.
The graphics are wonderful, the guns detailed and the environments highly interactive. Short of a screenshot, imagine what would HalfLife-2 would look if released today. And similar to HL2, FALLOUT-3 does not require an...ubercomputer to run smoothly. Once you see a NPC move though, you understand where the corners were cut.
Character customization is carried out in great style using the new and improved PIP-BOY at the beginning. You exit the vault and the harsh reality of a world that barely survived annihilation slaps you on the face. Adapt or perish.
The main storyline is there to be followed but FALLOUT-3 offers the greatest number of alternative choices I have ever encountered in a game! There is always a great number of paths to follow in order to achieve any goal - but every choice comes with a consequences tag. This is common feature of most classic cRPGs but in FALLOUT-3 I saw it implemented like never before. If nothing else, this sends replayability through the roof.
Side-quests offer little besides distraction and experience points (XP) to be spend on character improvement. XP are gained solely by completing quests, emerging victorious from fights, finding locations, picking locks and hacking terminals - and they are not limited by the action they were earned. Leveling up is based on 7 basic attributes [Strength, Perception, Endurance, Charisma, Intelligence, Agility & Luck - acronym?;)] that, in turn, affect your (13) specific skills. Since leveling up is capped at Level-20, the game designers wanted to encourage replaying the game. On the other hand, it also means that your character will never realize its full potential (in case you are wondering why I withheld a star from FUN, that's the second half of it).
The game is violent and gory but well within tasteful limits. Not so with the language - but it is tradeoff with realism. In a radioactive world, Sunday-school niceties are bound to go out the window.
What deserves a special mention is V.A.T.S. (:Vault-Tec Assisted Targeting System) which opens new vistas in cRPG design. It is an ingenious system which lets you pause the game and target specific body parts of your opponents. The success of your attack still depends on your skills but the end effect is cinematic and amazing (remember SWORDFISH?).
After the nuclear summer of 2008 (with all the LimitedInstallation-defective EA releases), this seems like a postapocalyptic dawn indeed! BETHESDA decided to listen to the gaming community and did NOT cripple this beautiful game with any idiotic DRM scheme. Inputting a serial number and a DVD-check is more than reasonable.
The publishers of FALLOUT-3 understand that there is a fine balance between "protecting the product" and..."insulting your own customers". And they obviously view respect as the two way street that it is - and for this they deserve our support: buy this game, today.
Voting with our wallets is the only argument the gaming industry cannot afford to ignore. And it is about time to cast some well deserved positive votes.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! ...more info
- Awsome Game...
This game is awsome - only issue is that it is violent. Parents beware and husbands with sensitive wives.Fallout 3...more info
- game of the year quality
If you enjoy The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion then you will enjoy this game.
Fallout 3 is a role-playing game that offers so many character choices that I'm going to have to play through multiple time just to try out different options. Do you want to charm people, sneak past them, or just shoot them: Choices of weapons: brass knuckles, lasers, silencers, automic weapons, sniper rifles, flame throwers, or mini-nukes.
The entire game gives you choices. You can follow the main story line, work on other quests, or just wander the waste lands getting into trouble.
There are only 2 downsides.
1) The occasional crash. As long as you save often (F5 quick save) this is only a minor annoyance. If you aren't saving, then this could be a real headache. I'd suggest saving.
2) VATS is nearly unusable if you have your graphic settings to high. I'm on a pretty good computer and the game nearly stopped on me. The answer is to reduce the AA and AF. I've put my AA to 2x and AF to 4x. The game still looks good and VATS works pretty good most of the time....more info
- Short and Sweet Review
This version includes the Making of Fallout 3 DVD. In this DVD one of developer says that their intention is to keep productivity low, to make people take time off from work, and stay late at night playing the game. I believe they have succeeded....more info
- I want to believe...really...I do...
First off, I just wanted to say that I'm a collector's edition addict. I got the Survival Edition, no less, but before you read anything about this game do NOT, I repeat, do NOT get the Survival Edition. All you get that's different from the CE is a Pip-Boy Replica clock that others have said is hit or miss when it comes to getting it working (I didn't bother with mine as I didn't really care). The CE comes with a bunch of extras and a snazzy lunch box to carry it all in. If you're like me and like that crazy crap, then by all means shell out the extra $20-30. Otherwise, you'll do just fine with the regular edition.
Back to the review. I won't go into incredible detail...instead, let's just break it down:
--- All Players ---
I hate to start on a bad note but I feel this is important enough for it to be front and center. This game is a great game but it has its flaws. It's got a slew of bugs that will cause you grief at times and wish you weren't so addicted to it. There are plenty of crashes to desktop (I was running this on XP SP2/SP3 Quad Core 2.4Ghz, 2GB RAM, GeForce 8800 GT with 512MB) and a few in-game bugs like creatures flying into space, NPCs you really needed (not random ones) stuck in the middle of buildings, scripted NPCs that wouldn't let you finish missions/quests because they just didn't want to move, and a VATS system that shoots from the hip even if that means you're firing into a wall). It's because of these bugs, I downed the rating. Bethesda spent plenty of time working on this game and are using an existing engine so it's not like they couldn't have found/corrected these issues. Maybe not. Still, this is a AAA-title and there's no call for these sorts of critical issues.
With that out of the way, read on for some reasons it's worth dealing with the above.
--- Fallout 1/2 Players ---
If you've played this series before, this game is going to be very different. There are similarities (the world, the Pip-Boy, to some extent, the VATS, etc.) but this is not your traditional iso-turn-based clicker. This is FPS-style RPG all the way. Now, if you played Oblivion and liked it, then stop reading this and click the Add to Cart button up top. It's Oblivion with Fallout painted over. And that's a good thing. The environments really invoke the atmosphere that sucked you in before. Combat is different but you can always hit the V key and bring up the VATS you know and love. All the perks and skills are here as are the characters and dialog trees you'd expect (Dogmeat even shows up!). Trust me, you'll get a kick out of it.
--- Oblivion/Morrowind Fans ---
Surprise! Your favorite game discovered a time machine hidden in a cave and flew into the future! Bethesda used their Oblivion game engine (even the background music when you're out in the middle of the wasteland and not in combat is the same) but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Wide open spaces, NPCs on schedules, dialog trees varying based on skill or your reputation, FPS-like combat with plenty of RPG thrown in...it's all here. Sure it's in the future but with all the similarities, do you really care that the person in front of you isn't a catwoman but is instead a mutant? Better yet, all those random locations on the map? They have meaning now! Instead of a bunch of caves and portals, you get a handful of people living in a mini-democracy (so what if they're crazy) and random encounters with people trying to eek out a living in the wastes of Washington D.C. Unless you've sworn never to play in the future and really love trolls, you're getting a whole new world with tons of exploration potential. Definitely worth the buy.
--- FPS Shooter Fan ---
Okay, maybe not EVERYONE will like the game. But for you, I think it's worth a try. Think of this as a deeper Call of Duty with less accuracy. You can definitely try to aim and pull off some nice shots but shooting with a bolt-action is not the same as pulling the trigger on the Lee-Enfield in CoD. Sniping with the sniper rifle is not the same as using the Dragunov in CoD4. This is more like the PPSh transition from CoD UO to CoD2. Sure you're still firing at the same rate of fire, but you sure will miss more often. There is a cheat...it's call the VATS system and it lets you pause the game so you can tell the computer where you want to target (head, arm, torso, weapon, you name it). It doesn't sound like fun but after a while, it is. Sure, you'll still grab your hunting rifle and really wish that aimed shot wasn't be randomly diverted to add some "realism" or something. In the end, though, this is Fallout. Where else do you get to toss a mini-nuke on baddies (okay, UT doesn't not count)? Where else can you actually see the consequences of your actions? In CoD, you kill your buddy sitting next to you, it just means you'll have to start over again or load a save. In UT, you can't even kill your buddy if he's on your team. Here, in Fallout 3, you shoot that one guy, you lose karma, people will either be pissed or fear you. It's called consequences. Something CoD couldn't offer because of the rails you were riding on.
Should you, the shooer fan, buy this game? Maybe. If you've played RPGs like Oblivion, Two Worlds, The Witcher, etc., then yes, go for it. If you steer clear of RPGs like the plague ("The only stat I care about is Kill Ratio), then I wouldn't bother. It's just not your cup o' tea.
--- Final World (For All Players) ---
So, in general, I highly recommend this game. It's deep, fun, atmospheric, and really offers opportunities to replay it (you can play the evil contract killer who likes to collect teddy bears). Bugs aside, you can bury yourself in to the Fallout Universe so well (I actually started listening to the one radio station because I liked the music after a while), you almost don't want to leave...(Just one more satellite array). Sure, it's got SecureROM but I've never had a problem with the software and it's current craze so you're going to be playing a lot less games if you don't play SecureROM games.
And PARENTS, I don't want to hear about another parent buying this game for their teen (below the age of 17) and discovering later what's contained herein. The ESRB exists for a reason. And Mature means mature. No, there isn't a lot of sex (actually, there isn't any, it's more implied than anything else) but there is a whole lot of violence and gore (this is a post-apocalyptic world for crying out loud). If you wouldn't let your kid watch Mad Max (no not Thunderdome, the original Mad Max), you shouldn't let them play this.
For everyone else, enjoy the game!...more info
- Fun until you finish the main quest...
Wandering around the post-apocalyptic wasteland loses some appeal after the main quest is complete or you max out your character's level...overall, though, a very fun game. Addictive...with lots of 'sploding!...more info
- Open-ended game unlike any other
This game is so much fun! Instead of the typical "create your character" screens, you play through a series of events in your childhood in order to choose your attributes and skills, which adds a new level of immersion to the game. Once you leave the Vault, you are dropped into one of the most effectively realized post-apocalyptic visions of the Washington DC area imaginable. From there, you truly get to choose where to go and what to do, making a name for yourself along the way, whether as a savior of humanity or the most evil thing to wander the wastes. The main quest is engrossing and the side quests are a lot of fun, but exploration is what I found to be the most fun. You find somewhere new, only to see something interesting on the horizon, so you set off again. All in all, it's a great game, slightly sullied by the occasional crash, but Bethesda is working on patches for that. You should really get this game!!...more info
- Dont hesitate to experence this game yourself
Ive been a fan of the fallout game's for a long long time.
im not HUGE into the games but i would list them in top 10favorite games ive ever played.
ive only played fallout3 for about 5hr's total so far, and i love it!
its heavy on diologe right now, but i just got to the shoot-em-up part and im having a blast.
old fallout you could max 1 skill, and pretty much be fine.
but the way this game is layed out, the fight's are more challenging (turn up difficulty btw)
this is the fallout of the "new age"
is it like the older one's? NO!
but this isent the same time as thouse games.
over all i give the game 5*s so far out of my exprences, and dont let ppl curve you past this game just off of there exprence, this game will be different from person to person!
as far as the collectors edition i ordered, i felt i really dident get my extra money worth.
i love the lunch box, and the DVD was great.
but the concept art book was pretty low quality, and could have been done much much better.
The bobble head is made cheaply, and i had plan's to mount it in my car, but the way its made i belive the first big bump i hit the head would come flying off.... so its ontop of my tv for now.
over all a great game, collectors edition is nice too, but lacking a bit....more info
- Simply Stunning. A Must Get RPG!
This is a simply amazing game filled with an advanced setting, storyline, and overall way of playing the game. It is far ahead of its time in my opinion and I don't just mean the setting!
Fallout 3 is a masterpiece. At first, it didn't look appealing to me but after playing it, I have purchased all of the Downloadable Content (DLCs) and I have been playing ever since. This is a must have game. I am more of a FPS style gamer but this game is very compelling.
In this game, you play it the way you want too... not the way the makers want you to. There are almost an infinite set of possibilities!
Try it! You will not be disappointed!...more info
Fallout 3 is an amazing game. It comes Highly recomended for any one. Its apart of the best game series of all time....more info
- Great Game
I've played the originals 10 years ago and was hoping for a continuation like this one to come out. If you are a Fallout fan you must play this game!...more info