by David Hoeve


Fallout 3 takes place right after something called The Great War that was ended by a nuclear blast. People made vaults that kept them safe during the nuclear blast. When the game starts you are a newborn baby and you get to choose your gender. And what your going to look like when you’re older. After you finish that it speeds up one year when you do your first mission labeled baby steps where you choose your S.P.E.C.I.A.L. points. Strength, Perception, Endurance, Charisma, Intelligence, Agility, and Luck.  You then advance to your tenth birthday party where you get your first Pip-Boy 3000 that you use to change your clothes, weapons, look at your map, and select quests. Once you get your Pip-Boy, you talk to people at your party and after a bit you go down to the basement and your dad and a man named Jonas give you a BB gun. After shooting a couple targets, a radroach(giant mutated roach) comes out of nowhere and you have to kill it. Once you do, you get your picture taken with your dad and the game progresses 6 years further where you take the G.O.A.T (a test) that basically chooses your bonus skill set and you’re starting perks but after you finish you can change them if you don’t want them the way it gave you once you’re done with that you leave the room and the game progresses a couple of years and you start a new mission called “Escape” where you get rudely awakened by  Amata, who tells you your dad left the vault and the Overseer is coming for you, so you get your stuff and fight your way through the vault so you can leave. Around half way there, Butch stops you and asks you if you can save his mom from radroaches. If you do, you get a reward but you dont have to the Overseer then runs into you and asks you to surrender or be killed. you can choose if you want to or not it’s up to you, but after you finish talking to or killing the overseer you take his key and leave the vault to explore the wasteland and find your dad. Throughout the game, there are 94 quests with the DLCs (downloadable content)such as Operation: Anchorage, The Pitt, Broken Steel, Point Lookout and, Mothership Zeta and 59 without them and 11 of them being main quests. The game is mainly an F.P.S (first person shooter), but you can also switch to T.P.S (third person shooter). The fighting style depends on you. You can either fight with guns, melee weapons, or your hands.

What I like about the game is how open world it is, the customizability of your equipment ,perks, and character, And all the different outcomes throughout the game depending on what you do and say. The metascores were 91 for PC, 90 for PS3, and 93 for XBox360, but I prefer PC over all because of how easy it is to mod (modification that changes or adds something to the game) the game and all the console commands you can use.