Fallout 3

Released on October 28, 2008 by Bethesda Softworks

Developed by Bethesda Game Studios

Vault-Tec engineers have worked around the clock on an interactive reproduction of Wasteland life for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own vault. Included is an expansive world, unique combat, shockingly realistic visuals, tons of player choice, and an incredible cast of dynamic characters. Every minute is a fight for survival against the terrors of the outside world — radiation, Super Mutants, and hostile mutated creatures. From Vault-Tec, America's First Choice in Post Nuclear Simulation.

  • 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... [Read All]

Speedrunner Rydou has just beaten the record for Fallout 3 with an impressive 14 minutes and 54 seconds. Rydou uses clipping as well as triggering certain events in order to achieve the final ending. I wonder how much more this can be optimized? Currently Fallout 4 speedruns are a couple hours, I wonder how that will look after people have been running it for a few years?

Lots of us on Cheerful Ghost are playing Fallout 4 but I understand many of you can't right now. Christmas is right around the corner or maybe your PC isn't up to the task. Not partaking in Fallout 4 might be your reality but why not play the next best thing with Fallout 3?

Bundle Stars has a crazy deal on the Fallout Series where you can pickup Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics, Fallout 3 Game of the Year and Fallout New Vegas Game of the Year for only $20. This is one of the best deals in our pre-apocalypse so grab it while you can.


If you want to pickup each game in the series they have deep discounts on those as... Read All

"For the first time in the history of the award-winning franchise, all the Fallout games you know and love – or need to catch up on – are available in one explosive PC collection. Fallout Anthology features five critically acclaimed games and official add-ons in a premium collectible set – neatly packaged inside a Fat Man mini-nuke!"

I was just going to pickup Fallout 4 but now.... this is really great and I have a place on my new shelf for it. I also don't own Fallout 3 on PC yet as I played it on PS3 originally and want to come back and replay it.

Are you going to pick this up? It's not a bad deal for all 5 games and comes with a neat nuke collectable too.

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New video from YouTuber Andrewfilms that pits the main character of Skyrim VS Fallout 3. Interesting matchup and fun to watch. I kind of think the Fallout 3 character would win, but FusRohDah is pretty powerful.


This section contains information about bugs, crashes, and issues along with some possible fixes.
I played and enjoyed Fallout 3 on the PS3, but I ran into some severe issues with it. The game crashed frequently and it ran at a lazy snail's pace, especially when I was playing the DLC quests. I also ran into bugs, like a teleporter not working on Mothership Zeta. Although in that particularly mission, I was able to resolve the issue, but with the other issues I had with the PS3 version I was not able to complete some of the DLC. Since I got a new computer months ago, I thought I'd play the game on the PC, thinking the PC version would be more stable. I was kind of right... Read All

Some really interesting information about everyone favoriate producer of the Elder Scrolls games. I had no idea they started out making Gridiron for the Atari 2600.

The Speedrunner save/loads it for the best run through a particular area but that said, 30 minutes for Fallout 3 is pretty damn good. I think I spent more than 30 minutes in the vault alone.

YouTube channel WaysideCreations recently announced season 2 for Fallout: Nuka Break. The above video is the short they originally created before they kicked off season 1. Its a pretty fun video and if you like Fallout 3 check it out as well as season one on WaysideCreations YouTube channel.