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Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
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4.0
Windows
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4.1
Xbox 360
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3.9

User Reviews

Almost a Fallout... Windows MurlocQ (20)
Great Value Bundle Xbox 360 melquisedeq (8)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 3 6 4.0
Windows 13 4.1
Xbox 360 11 3.9
Combined MobyScore 30 4.0


The Press Says

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97
PlayStation 3Playstation Illustrated
Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition continues to be a great game even a full year after its initial release. The multiple content add-ons extend the lifespan of the original significantly and still hold the charm and attitude of what makes the series so special to so many. Although it still faces many technical issues, most memorably system freezes, Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition would easily be Game of the Year for 2009 if hadn't already been released last year. I couldn't recommend it harder.
96
Xbox 360IGN
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.
96
WindowsIGN
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.
95
WindowsRPGFan
Honestly, my score would be substantially lower if based purely on the gameplay portion of Fallout 3. But the game has something that is completely intangible, and that something is immersion. I feel like I am walking the wasteland of DC when I boot the game up. I think about my next move in context of survival. I base my moral choices on personal gain rather than just seeing the opposite outcome of a previous decision. Truth be told, I have seen almost every choice played out in every way except for one because I just cannot bring myself to be that evil. Fallout 3 may be janky and stiff when compared to something from Bioware, but it also feels more alive and oppressive than nearly any other title out there. It is one thing to click a location on a map and then play out a random encounter on your way. It is something entirely different to see an unknown structure in the distance and wonder if you will survive long enough to see it.
94
PlayStation 3Gaming Target
Fallout 3 was already great game, so Fallout 3 GOTY can only further the cause. A huge quest combined with tons of new adventures makes for the kind of game you can buy and still be playing it months later, and the ability to do quests in numerous ways (along with some epic sequence breaking action if you want) gives it a good amount of replay if you ever decide to give it a run with another character.
94
PlayStation 3IGN
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.
92
PlayStation 3Digital Chumps
I'm really taken back by how much fun Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition really is. I never thought I would enjoy this game anymore than I originally did, but it wowed and surprised me. Anything negative I had to say about it a year ago should be stricken from the record and revised. My complaints about this title are minimal at best and my compliments are certainly more stacked than I thought they would be.
80
Xbox 360HonestGamers
Fallout 3 is a great game -- it just didn't have the same appeal to me that its "swords-n-sorcery" siblings in the Western RPG genre possess. Still, it's hard to complain too much about boring terrain and a few lackluster DLC additions when I spent as much time as I did running around the place. I'll probably never play this one again, but it gave me enough enjoyment that picking up Fallout: New Vegas down the road is a no-brainer.