Enjoy the thrills of Fallout 3 along with five game add-on packs with this Game of the Year Edition. In the 200 years since the global atomic war of 2077, the surviving residents of the Capital Wasteland (formerly known as Washington, D.C.) have holed up in Vault 101, enjoying a life free from the dangers beyond. In the Vault, you are protected from the Giant Insects, Raiders, Slavers and Super Mutants that prowl the Capital Wasteland. But now your father has defied the Overseer and left the Vault for reasons you don't know. You must find him and discover the truth before it is too late.
Fallout 3 immerses you in an environment where the great monuments of the United States lie in ruin and danger lurks around every corner, and this special Game of the Year Edition brings the post-nuclear world even more vividly to life with the addition of all five game add-on packs. Super-deluxe HD graphics render the Wasteland in eye-popping detail, from the danger-filled offices and Metro tunnels of D.C. to the rotten flesh of a mutant's face. Choose from dozens of unique skills and perks to customize your character. Experience the post-apocalyptic world from either a 1st-person or 3rd-person perspective with the touch of a button. Inflict death and destruction through the Vault-Tec Assisted Targeting System, which allows you to pause time in combat, aim for specific body parts on your target and queue up attacks. In Fallout 3, you make the decisions that define you and that change the world. Continue the adventure in the five included add-on packs, including Operation: Anchorage, The Pitt, Broken Steel, Point Lookout and Mothership Zeta.
Includes the original Fallout 3 and all five add-on packs: Operation: Anchorage, The Pitt, Broken Steel, Point Lookout and Mothership Zeta
Take in the sights and sounds of the post-nuclear Capital Wasteland in gritty detail with modern, super-deluxe HD graphics
Customize your character in unlimited ways through the SPECIAL Character System, which utilizes new breakthroughs in points-based ability representation
Confront every unique situation in any way you choose, whether you're feeling like a good Samaritan or a dastardly villain
Blast attackers using the Vault-Tec Assisted Targeting System, which provides multiple ways to unleash damage
Fight to liberate Anchorage from Chinese Communist invaders in Operation: Anchorage
Roam through post-apocalyptic Pittsburgh and get caught in a battle between slaves and their Raider masters in The Pitt
Fight alongside Liberty Prime against the enclave in Broken Steel
Explore the murky coastland along the coast of Maryland to discover the secrets of Point Lookout
Fight your way off an alien ship orbiting over the Capital Wasteland in Mothership Zeta
Minimum PC System RequirementsPC Processor TypeIntel® Pentium® 4 processor or equivalentPC Processor Speed2.4GHzPC Operating SystemWindows XP, Windows VistaPC System Memory1GB RAMPC Video256MB DirectX 9.0c-compliant NVIDIA 6800 or ATI X850 video cardPC Additional RequirementsInternet service required to access online features
When it comes to buying video games, many of us can remember making a purchase we later regretted. Video game marketing is designed to encourage people to make quick decisions based on cool graphics or a sensational trailer. But, when you get the game home you find that the game play is not all that great or that the difficulty level leaves much to be desired. With that in mind, here are some tips for buying video games that might help you avoid making bad choices.
1. Don't fall into the "gotta have it now" trap
Video game marketers want to fool you into thinking that, not only do you need the game, but you need it the day it comes out. By centering large promotions around a particular release date, companies guarantee good numbers for initial sales. This also ensures that they will get some level of sales even if the game's reviews end up being bad. So don't fall prey to this trap. Even though it's tempting to be one of the first to have the game, it's much more prudent to wait a few weeks after release to get some feedback on the game's quality. Additionally, the price will soon go down from it's release-date sticker. If you can wait it out you'll be able to buy more wisely and economically.
2. Don't buy a game without reading some reviews of it
Good decisions are informed decisions, and you shouldn't make an investment in a game unless you already know it's of a certain quality. Game trailers can look amazing and tell you nothing about the quality of the game itself. Even screen shots don't tell you much, as companies can simply use the best graphical portions of the game to grace the back of their packages. Try to read both professional and typical user reviews to get an idea of the true quality of the game. After you feel pretty confident the game is a good one, only then should you shell out the cash for it.
3. Shop with the long-term in mind
It's easy to be drawn in by games that look new and intriguing, but you know your tastes better than anyone else. Think about what games tend to hold your interest for the long-term and try to buy mostly those types of games. It's okay to try something new every now and then, but try to keep your library stocked with your favorite type of game, as it's sure to give you the longest amount of game play.
4. Shop the bargain bins
There are also steep discounts to be had on games that are a couple years old. Although game technology progresses quickly, it doesn't move so fast as to make games of two years ago obsolete. You can get games for deep price cuts that will provide you with dozens of hours of game play, and the price is surely worth it. These discount games are a great way to keep yourself occupied while you save up for the next blockbuster.