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America - Front

America - Back

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Alternative Names

フォールアウト 3


Bethesda Game Studios



Other Versions

PS3, PC, XBL, All

Release Dates

10/28/08 Bethesda Softworks
12/04/08 Bethesda Softworks
10/31/08 Bethesda Softworks

Community Stats

Owners: 1,119
Favorite: 59
Tracked: 8
Wishlist: 7
Now Playing: 10

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DESCRIPTION: 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™.

STORY: Vault 101 – Jewel of the Wastes. For 200 years, Vault 101 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.


  • 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.

*Protective Eyewear Encouraged.

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Sales History

Total Sales
1 n/a 399,814 117,759 89,725 607,298
2 n/a 117,759 64,721 31,317 213,797
3 n/a 58,915 38,862 16,723 114,500
4 n/a 39,558 26,473 11,291 77,322
5 n/a 57,978 37,444 16,327 111,749
6 30,433 52,972 55,325 19,925 158,655
7 9,487 75,831 57,008 24,312 166,638
8 7,509 82,700 49,773 24,324 164,306
9 8,893 112,882 40,430 28,389 190,594
10 8,581 41,471 20,037 11,387 81,476

Opinion (121)

RaiNoblesse posted 04/07/2018, 01:36
dunno if F3 is the best "Bethesda" Fallout (FNVegas offers more Rpg and gameplay, while F4 slowmotion action feels monumentally at times and has addictive crafting/building), but F3 main story, dialogues and side characters are imo the best of 3 (F3, FNV & F4), while F3's action compared to many games of today,
is still epic on very hard!
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JC_Denton0451 posted 18/09/2013, 04:12
Fallout 3 is the best Bethesda game. It outsold Oblivion, and it's a big reason why Skyrim did so well.
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thewastedyouth posted 02/01/2013, 06:39
ALMOST 4 million!!!
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concity06 posted 27/01/2012, 06:16
This game is amazing. I hate that once you beat it their isn't anything left to do. It's a must have for all rpg gamers.
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yo_john117 posted 24/09/2011, 08:54
I had so much fun with this game!
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Jay520 posted 19/07/2011, 06:54
Fun game, but can get depressing after long sittings.
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