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Fallout 3 Collector's Edition - Playstation 3

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Platform: PlayStation 3
Edition: Collector's
  • 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

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Platform: PlayStation 3 | Edition: Collector's
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0016BY0HQ
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 8.2 x 4 inches ; 4.8 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: October 28, 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,425 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Platform: PlayStation 3 | Edition: Collector's

Product Description

Fallout 3 from the creators of the award-winning Oblivion, featuring one of the most realized game worlds ever created. Create any kind of character you want and explore the open wastes of post-apocalyptic Washington D.C. Every minute is a fight for survival as you encounter Super Mutants, Ghouls, Raiders and other dangers of the Wasteland. Prepare for the future.


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.

'Fallout 3' game logo
The Cold War goes Next-Gen
The Capital Wasteland
Welcome to the nation's capital.
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Brotherhood of Steel member
The Brotherhood of Steel is a powerful ally.
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The Pip-Boy Model 3000
Customize characters with your Pip-Boy.
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The optional turn-based VATS mode
The optional turn-based VATS mode.
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The Story: Vault 101 – Jewel of the Wastes
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.

Key Features:

  • 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.
The Fallout 3 Collector's Edition includes:
  • Fallout 3: From the creators of the award-winning Oblivion comes Fallout 3, featuring one of the most realized game worlds ever created. Create any kind of character you want and explore the open wastes of post-apocalyptic Washington, D.C. Every minute is a fight for survival as you encounter Super Mutants, Ghouls, Raiders, and other dangers of the Wasteland. Prepare for the future.
  • 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.

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Big Bunch o' Extras for your Fallout 3 needs! January 7, 2009
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3|Edition:Collector's
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
This review is solely on the extra items included in the Fallout 3 Collector's Edition.

In addition to the Fallout 3 game, this box set includes the following:

(1) The Art of Fallout 3: Conceptual Imagery, Volumes iii-xiii
(2) Vault-Tec Lunchbox
(3) Vault-Tec Bobblehead
(4) VDSG Holotape: Making of Fallout 3, Historical Series (Volume I)

Let's go into each of these items in more detail.

The Art of Fallout 3 - This is a 95-page hardcover booklet with conceptual drawings and artwork that cover several aspects of the game, with artist's notes included.

Pages 4-12: Pre-Production - Includes sketches of cities such as D.C., Rivet City, Project Purity, Wasteland, and Paradise Falls.
Pages 14-16: Pip-Boy - This section shows several concept sketches of the Pip-Boy device.
Pages 17-32: Costume Design - Here we see designs for wastelanders, raiders, slavers, merchants, Vault suits, and more - see how 50's brand clothing gets a post-holocaust treatment.
Pages 33-44: Creatures - Brahmin cows? Bloat flies? Deathclaws? They're all here, in their irradiated glory.
Pages 45-52: Robots - From the Protectron to Liberty Prime, every robot and their arsenal make an appearance.
Pages 53-60: Weapons - This section shows the more exotic and homemade weaponry of Fallout 3 with intricate detail.
Pages 61-70: Hardware - Everything from fission-powered automobiles to stainless steel bomb-protected buildings gets a sketch in this section.
Pages 71-90: The World - Several of the key locations, environments and structures are reviewed here.
Pages 91-95: Storyboards - Here, we see the storyboard sequence for the intro movie and a small battle segment.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Possibly the best Collector's Edition on the Market. August 9, 2010
By L. Soto
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3|Edition:Collector's
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Length: 1:30 Mins
This review is specific to the items within the Fallout 3 Collector's Edition, and not the game itself.

I currently own more than a few Collector's/Special Editions. Some of these Collector's Editions I have reviewed here on Amazon.com and in my personal opinion none has been a better value for the money than the Fallout 3 Collector's Edition. Just about every aspect of this Collector's Edition is of high quality and does not disappoint.

The first thing to mention is the Vault-Tec Lunch Box that holds all the Collector's Edition items. This has to be one of the coolest items included with any Collector's Edition I have seen. Now I realize this not the only game that has had a lunch box as a Collector's item (or even a preorder gift), but this one makes the most sense. I say this because the lunch box is an item you will actually find within the game itself. Personally I always prefer to get or own Collector's items that have some direct connection to the game itself, and this one clearly does. The artwork on the box is also great with some pretty good detail. Just a few words of warning, the lunch box can be damaged easily, especially the paint-job/artwork. A good idea would be to place it in a safe display area to avoid damage to it.

The next item in the Collector's Edition is the Vault Boy Bobblehead. Again this is another great item since throughout your time playing Fallout 3 you will find Vault Boy Bobbleheads that look very similar to this one. The Bobblehead is 5" tall and it has a nice paint-job.

Next up is one of my favorite items within Collector's Editions, the Art Book. This is an excellent Art Book that is only second to the recent BioShock 2 Art Book.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bleak and expansive November 25, 2008
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3|Edition:Collector's
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Enjoyed it from beginning to end, and beyond. I didn't realize the main storyline was as short as it was, so I was surprised when I finished the game (high karma ending). I've since gone back to an old save and am taking my time exploring the world. I've easily doubled, maybe tripled my play-time by doing more of the side-quests and uncovering new bits of the map.

The environments are bleak, sometimes oppressively so. The world is designed to be a nuclear wasteland, after all. Traversing the landscape feels lonely and dangerous. The world feels huge and it's amazing to see something off in the distance and just be able to walk to it.

This isn't going to be fun for people expecting a precision FPS, but it does scratch some of the shooter itch. Feels a lot like Mass Effect to me, in that regard.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun and Gory November 4, 2008
By Josh
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3|Edition:Collector's
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I just beat Fallout 3 (PS3) in around 20 hours. I did not mean to.

With Oblivion, I could give a damn less about the story. The game was decent enough, but the story was blah blah blah to my ears.

Fallout 3, the story is actually engaging enough that I ended up only wanting to complete the story missions. And in the end, I think I only completed maybe 3 side quests. And as I said, I beat it in roughly 20 hours. Too short, in my humble opinion.

But, that's just the main quest. And I was an evil bastard the entire way. It was fun, but now I'm going to go through and be different, and once I'm out of the vault, I'm putting the main quest on the backburner and doing nothing but side quests. Looking at the strategy guide (after I beat the game), there seem to be just as many if not twice as many side quests as there are main quests.

I finished the game the first time halfway through level 15. I didn't even have all the perks unlocked, and never did find any ammo for a Fat Man, or fight a Super Mutant Behemoth after that initial encounter with the Lyon's.

I don't know why they offer 3rd person perspective: It sucks. The animation is horrible and the over the shoulder type view just did not work for me. Luckily, 1st person view works just fine.

The felt very immersed in the world of post-nuclear war Washington DC.

The graphics, the gore, the sound effects, the story, the gameplay, were all done very well. Though nothing is perfect: there were occasionally NPCs sinking through floors and as I said, the animation is sometimes just stupid and stiff.

Plenty of guns, not a ton of but a good amount of various enemy types, a myriad of quests and character builds will have me playing for months to come.

It's just fun.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth it in the long run...
You can get a better version of the game if you buy the "game of the year edition". HOWEVER... the bobble-head is selling for around $60 now. Read more
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