Fallout 3: Game of The Year Edition

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on 6/24/2011

Fallout 3 by itself is a long game, throw in this edition with all 5 DLC packs and it's an even better value. The Gamebryo engine from Oblivion is back in this, so expect sub-par visuals and super clunky animations. The DLC varies in quality, with Point Lookout probably being the best and Mothership Zeta being the worst. Word of advice, do the Operation Anchorage DLC as soon as possible. The armor you get as a result will make it so you don't have to repair your armor anymore.

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by ZTMASTER on 6/1/2012

I can sum up this game in one word. AMAZING!! This game is a true and utter master piece. One of the best games on the 360. And one of the best rpgs there are, bethesada, makers of the amazing skyrim made this masterpiece. Think of skyim in the future, sort of. BUy it now

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With Fallout 3 Game of the Year edition, experience the most acclaimed game of 2008 like never before. Create a character of your choosing and descend into an awe inspiring, post-apocalyptic world where every minute is a fight for survival. Fallout 3 Game of the Year Edition includes the original game as well as all five of the Fallout 3 Game Add-on Packs:

Operation Anchorage
Enter a military simulation and fight in the liberation of Anchorage, Alaska from its Chinese Communist invaders.

The Pitt
Travel to the post-apocalyptic remains of Pittsburgh and become embroiled in a conflict between slaves and their Raider masters.

Broken Steel
Increase your level cap to 30, and finish the fight against the Enclave remnants alongside Liberty Prime.

Point Lookout
Embark on a mysterious and open-ended adventure in a huge, murky swampland along the coast of Maryland.

Mothership Zeta
Defy hostile alien abductors and fight your way off of the alien mothership, orbiting miles above the Capital Wasteland.


Manufacturer Bethesda Softworks Inc.
Mfg Part# 12967
SKU 210693259
UPC 093155129672
UPC 14 00093155129672
Format Xbox 360
Sales Rank 2895
ReviewSource IGN.com
Review Fallout 3 is a special videogame. It's an open-world role-playing game that delivers an experience unlike anything on the market right now. It's a gripping and expansive showcase of how much depth and excitement can be packed into one videogame, and it does justice to the Fallout franchise. This sequel is the first made by Bethesda, the developers responsible for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. You don't need to play any of their past games or any previous Fallout games to enjoy this one. It stands on its own as a memorable and well-crafted videogame...The Fallout universe paints a picture of a dystopian future. It exists in what people on the cusp of the atomic revolution in the 1950s saw as the sci-fi world of tomorrow...if several thousand nuclear bombs were dropped on it. It's a quaint sci-fi view of a future filled with atomic cars, robot servants, and incredibly basic computer terminals. A nuclear war has taken away most of these technological comforts, providing the backdrop for a game with a dreary, desperate atmosphere filled with glib and dark humor. It's a world that is both fantastic and somehow believable. And it is one that's exciting to explore...When it was first announced that Bethesda would be developing Fallout 3, many assumed this would be "Oblivion with guns." While that isn't such a bad prospect, it isn't the case. The heart of the game, experience points, level progression, and character development, runs on an entirely different system. Everything is governed by the base attributes that follow the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. (an acronym for each of the 7 base stats) system. Each of these, in turn, play into individual skills which can be improved through leveling up. And, of course, various things you find in the game such as bobblehead collectibles, books, and certain types of armor can further improve your stats...It's rare that a game can hit the mark in so many different and often conflicting areas. Fallout 3 offers freedom without sacrificing a focused story. It delivers fantastic combat without forgoing a deep role-playing system. The characters you meet are engaging and oftentimes hilarious without feeling out of place in this harsh world. The game has a few flaws -- most of them technical -- but it's a case where the whole is greater than the sum. It's a fantastic game with incredible atmosphere that offers fun in so many different ways that you're almost sure to get hooked. This is one of the best games you'll play this year.
Reviewer Erik Brudvig
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Variety
Review When the team behind Fallout 3 created a vision of Washington, D.C., following nuclear holocaust, it didn't just wreck the buildings, it twisted the American Dream itself. This long-awaited new installment in the cult franchise from publisher-developer Bethesda Softworks continues in the spirit of its predecessors by giving players a massive post-apocalyptic world to explore, exploit and try to save, while shrewdly integrating classic themes like patriotism, tribalism and mankind's capacity to destroy itself. Gamers of all stripes will find plenty to play with and ponder in Fallout 3, which is sure to be one of the year's biggest hits.Life starts for Fallout 3's main character in "the Vault," a city-sized bomb shelter where generations of survivors wait out the apocalypse. Childhood doubles as a character creation system that teases out whether the player prefers to sneak and cheat his way through life or beat her way through with brute force and explosives, to name just two choices. In fact, few games accommodate such a wide range of play styles. Although Fallout 3 is fundamentally a role-playing game, its success lies in the way it balances -- and sometimes betters -- the approaches of other videogame masterpieces: the retro immersion of BioShock, the paranoia of Portal, the exploration of Oblivion and the seamless storytelling of Half-Life 2.If the main story's plot twists are sometimes hokey, at least they fit with the '50s nostalgia that guides the design -- emblemized by an ever-cheery mascot. The style is rooted in the naive early days of the nuclear era, when optimism and the fear of annihilation went hand in hand. In Fallout 3, the American Dream is a charred blueprint survivors are struggling to follow. But hope never dies, and the final stretch of the story includes a Strangelovian display of national power that's spectacular, ironic and heartfelt. The player leaves thinking America might just survive this war, right in time to start some new ones.
Reviewer Chris Dahlen
ReviewRating 9
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.
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!
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. Protective Eyewear Encouraged.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Tech Specs
Product Type Software
Manufacturer Part Number 12967
Manufacturer Website Address www.zenimax.com
Manufacturer ZeniMax Media, Inc
Product Name Fallout 3 Game of the Year Edition
Brand Name Bethesda
Additional Information 1 Player Rating Descriptor: Blood and Gore Intense Violence Sexual Themes Strong Language Use of Drugs
Compatibility In-game Dolby Digital HDTV 720p
Platform Support Xbox 360
Features Find and exploit new and destructive alien technology, like the Alien Atomizer and Drone Cannon Explore the vast Mothership and learn the secrets of the Aliens master plan Thwart the Aliens attempt to stop your escape, and take over the Alien ship before it wreaks havoc on the unsuspecting Earth below Fight against the Alien Invaders, their robot drones, and turn their own horrible experiments against them Ally yourself with an unexpected array of characters, both from the Capital Wasteland and from Earth past
Software Name Fallout 3 Game of the Year Edition
Software Sub Type Action/Adventure Game
Software Main Type Game
ESRB Rating M (Mature 17+)
Product Attributes
ESRB Rating M (Mature)
Game Format XBox 360
Game Genre Role Playing Games / Action / Adventure
GamePro.com It's an instant classic and one that will occupy you for a long time to come.
Russ Fischer, The Onion A.V. Club A massive, enthralling achievement.
Brian Edey, GameFocus.com ...amazing in everyway and we could not have expected a better Fallout title.
GameRevolution.com That's the beauty of survival, and this world of Fallout: It feeds on adventure and breathes in freedom, yet it dreams of order and the safety of the Vault.

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