Fallout 3 (Xbox 360) by Bethesda Softworks

Fallout 3 (Xbox 360) by Bethesda Softworks Box Art

Xbox One backwards Compatible

Release Date
October 28, 2008.

Average Overall Score:
9.75 / 10

It?s ironic that there can be a beauty in absolute and total destruction, and Fallout 3, the newest open-ended role-playing game from Bethesda Softworks, has forsaken the lush forests, ornate castles and moody caverns and dungeons of Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion to dazzle us with a world in complete ruin. Sequel to the two PC role playing games developed by Black Isle Studios, Fallout 3 brings the popular franchise to Xbox 360 as well as bringing the game into full-3d and first-person, putting you in the boots of a man (or woman) left to trek through the atomic destruction of a post-world-war-three Washington, D."

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Saturday, December 15, 2007


Vault 101 Citizenship Award
Got the Pip-Boy 3000
The G.O.A.T. Whisperer
Took the G.O.A.T.
Completed "Escape!"
Following in His Footsteps
Completed "Following in His Footsteps"
Galaxy News Radio
Completed "Galaxy News Radio"
Scientific Pursuits
Completed "Scientific Pursuits"
Tranquility Lane
Completed "Tranquility Lane"
The Waters of Life
Completed "The Waters of Life"
Picking up the Trail
Completed "Picking up the Trail"
Rescue from Paradise
Completed "Rescue from Paradise"
Finding the Garden of Eden
Completed "Finding the Garden of Eden"
The American Dream
Completed "The American Dream"
Take it Back!
Completed "Take it Back!"
Big Trouble in Big Town
Completed "Big Trouble in Big Town"
The Superhuman Gambit
Completed "The Superhuman Gambit"
The Wasteland Survival Guide
Completed "The Wasteland Survival Guide"
Completed "Those!"
The Nuka-Cola Challenge
Completed "The Nuka-Cola Challenge"
Head of State
Completed "Head of State"
The Replicated Man
Completed "The Replicated Man"
Blood Ties
Completed "Blood Ties"
Completed "Oasis"
The Power of the Atom
Completed "The Power of the Atom"
Tenpenny Tower
Completed "Tenpenny Tower"
Strictly Business
Completed "Strictly Business"
You Gotta Shoot 'Em in the Head
Completed "You Gotta Shoot 'Em in the Head"
Stealing Independence
Completed "Stealing Independence"
Trouble on the Homefront
Completed "Trouble on the Homefront"
Agatha's Song
Completed "Agatha's Song"
Reilly's Rangers
Completed "Reilly's Rangers"
Reached Level 8 with Bad Karma
Reached Level 8 with Neutral Karma
Reached Level 8 with Good Karma
Harbinger of War
Reached Level 14 with Bad Karma
Pinnacle of Survival
Reached Level 14 with Neutral Karma
Ambassador of Peace
Reached Level 14 with Good Karma
Scourge of Humanity
Reached Level 20 with Bad Karma
Paradigm of Humanity
Reached Level 20 with Neutral Karma
Last, Best Hope of Humanity
Reached Level 20 with Good Karma
Made one of every custom weapon
Doesn't Play Well with Others
Killed 300 people
Slayer of Beasts
Killed 300 creatures
Silver-Tongued Devil
Won 50 Speech Challenges
Data Miner
Hacked 50 terminals
Keys are for Cowards
Picked 50 locks
One-Man Scouting Party
Discovered 100 locations
Psychotic Prankster
Placed a grenade or mine while pickpocketing
The Bigger They Are…
Kill all the Super Mutant Behemoths
Yes, I Play with Dolls
Collected 10 Vault-Tec Bobbleheads
Vault-Tec C.E.O.
Collected 20 Vault-Tec Bobbleheads

User Reviews

Score: 98
Overall User Average: 10.00 / 10 (97.5%)
Gameplay User Average: 9.50 / 10
Graphics User Average: 10.00 / 10
Sound User Average: 10.00 / 10
Date reviewed: November 8, 2008.

Overall: War. War never changes.
Fallout is a series of rpg set on an alternate reality, where, during the 50's, in which somehow humankind was extremely advanced, a war breaks out leading the world to a nuclear holocaust. The two first games of the series set the player in a desolated north-american wild west, full of radiated creatures and such. Then Came Fallout Tactics and Fallout: Brotherhood of Stell, both were very weak games, and even though Fallout 3 was in production, the fans dreams were shattered with the awful news that Black Isle had closed its doors. Fallout 3 seemed lost forever.
Than Bethesda released "Oblivion", the game was a hit, with its huge scenario of gorgeous woods, shinning lakes, and mighty knights. After some time Bethesda took on the role to reshape Fallout 3 and bring the game back to production. The game wouldn't be set in California anymore, but in Washingto DC, also it would go through many changes, as fans will realise when they play it, but Bethesda really hit the spot: it's a game that pleases fans and newcommers.
You begin with your chracter being born, your father tries to see what sex you are and then you choose your sex, he then asks your mother what name she'll give you and the player creates a name, after that you create your character's facial appearence per se and you're taken to play the game... as a baby!!! That's where you'll start distirbuting points to the chracter, and from then on you'll grow up in a fast pace, going through some studying getting "perks", etc.
When you're "grown" you awaken to find out that your father has left Vault 101 (this Vault in aprticular has a director who prohibts anyone from leaving), now you're in trouble as well, you soon find out that things are VERY complicated and you decide to run after your dad.
As soon as you escape you'll see what fallout is really about: your first view is that of a HUGE landscape, a big desert, ruined houses and buildings, towns that look like slums. Not a pretty site at all.
From then own you're free to do as you will, go around helping people for hgood or bad, go in a psycho frenzy shooting everyone, or be the nice guy, or simply go and get the main storyline done with. It's your choice.
Gameplay: The gameplay is a mixture of shooter with rpg. The old fallout games had a system based on "action points", one would spend them to walk and attack during every battle, here the action points were given a new life: you play like a fps, you can shoot but the player aiming right doesn't mean the chracter is aiming right, it's always based on atributes, your points are only spent when you use the system called V.A.T.S. This means you get to choose body part to hit and the percentage of chance that you'll be succesful.
You'll be doing a lot of talking, even getting out of very ugly situations with mere talk. this is real RPG taken to the next level!
Graphics: Visualy the game is consistent if you're playing it in first person view, taking it to thord person you'll realise your character moves in an awkward way, it seems Bethesda hasn't really hit the spot there.
The scenario can change from a wasteland to little slum-like towns, and remains of cities, it's very climatic, and it makes you feel like people are trying to make a living, as hard as that is.
When usiong VATS and killing an enemy, the player is usually rewarded with a short slow-motion scenematic view of heads popping up and other gross kinds of dismemberments.
weapons range from realistic to downright nostalgious, for instance, the laser pistol, looks a LOT like those your dad probably had as a toy when young. So yes they look weird, and it only looks weirder when you see the carnage they do.
It's a very violent game and it's also very complex, it's really not for children. Even if you keep watch on your kid and make sure him or her are making a "good guy" character, there is a lot of violence all the time, from mutated desfigured figures, to the very essence of the scenario itself.
Sound: Remember the old days... Music here is only ambient sound and a few scores. However, your pip-boy (a machine that acts like the menu, you where it on your arm) can play the radio, and the radio works just like in GTA, it has DJ's and songs, only old songs you'd expect from the 50's. There's a radio called Enclave Radio, it's from a military unit called The Enclave, it's only babbles from the President making propaganda of the army and such. All in all, the music is great, the special effects are great everything is wonderful and ads to the expected sound of a Flallout game.

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 95 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 100 %

Fallout 3 News

Fallout 3 Mothership Zeta DLC on XBLM
Fallout 3 Mothership Zeta DLC is out on Xbox Live Marketplace, the DLC is 800 MS Points and the size of DLC is 324.36 MB and is rated M for Mature.

Fallout 3: Broken Steel
You may have dealt the Enclave a serious blow at Project Purity, but their forces are still out there, and still pose a grave threat to the people and security of the Capital Wasteland.

New Fallout Title Unveiled
Bethesda has just announced the development of a new Fallout title, Fallout: New Vegas, at an event in London.

Fallout 3 Game Add-on: The Pitt
Travel to the ruins of this industrial city, now called The Pitt, and discover a secret that could send shockwaves through the entire Wasteland.

Fallout 3 Patch Boosts Graphics
A recent update for the 360’s version of Fallout 3 is carrying a significant visual upgrade,

Fallout 3 Editor Announced
Bethesda confirmed on Tuesday that Fallout 3 will be expanding through downloadable content and the release of an official editor.

Fallout 3 Ships 4.7M
Bethesda Softworks said Thursday that the critical hit Fallout 3 has shipped 4.7 million copies worldwide across PC, Xbox 360 and PS3, generating sales of over $300 million.

Fallout 4 in Three Years?
Fallout 3 hasn’t hit shelves, yet Fallout 4 talk has already proliferated the Web.

Fallout 3 Goes Gold
Earlier today, Bethesda Softworks announced that their anticipated RPG, Fallout 3, has gone gold and will be available in stores and online on October 28 in North America.

E3 2008: Fallout 3 DLC Announced
Bethesda’s Todd Howard announced today that downloadable content will be made available for Fallout 3, albeit exclusively for PC and 360.

Fallout 3 Perk Decided
Early last month Bethesda announced a contest calling for Fallout fans to design a perk to be included in Fallout 3. Although over 17,000 entries were received, only one could win. Find out which one won inside.

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