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Simply just so much fun
on November 18, 2017
Fallout 3 is one of the greatest games of all time.
I know that last sentence seems over the top, but I don't give praise like that lightly, so take it as the true endorsement it is. As a role-playing game Fallout 3 offers you a great deal of choice; who do you want to side with, what type of person is your character, how do you advance your abilities--all these and more are left to you. The story writing is excellent and there is an incredible amount of attention give even in the minutiae. You might find a remote home on the map with no connection to any quest or story in the game that still has a developed NPC (non-player character) who offers humor, sadness, or greater insight into the world of the game. Another strength of this game is the open-world design. While I am not always a fan of open-world games, this one, being set in Washington, DC, keeps things feeling fresh and interesting because of the richness of the locale. DC has such a wealth of famous landmarks, government buildings, military bases, and subway tunnels that you really feel like you are in post-apocalyptic America. The attention to detail with the Metro (subway) system in particular was downright eerie. On top of all of this the gameplay itself was fun and satisfying; there is the usual assortment of weapons, armor, companions, and abilities to keep things interesting.
There are, of course, some flaws. You will likely, at some point, find or do something that makes the game crash. Likewise, as the game is now older, you may have to tweak it to make it work correctly. But it will be completely worth it.
Overall this is a phenomenal game that you can easily, even with just playing the core stories, spend over a hundred hours playing. The story, setting, and variety of characters, abilities, and weapons makes this a ton of fun. Do yourself a favor and play Fallout 3.