With the recent release of Fallout 3: Game of the Year ed. for PS3, now seems to be a good time to cover it in a review. I have played very long games and I have played very short games, Fallout 3 is the shortest longest game I have ever played. If you just follow the main story line it will not take long to beat the game, the real fun comes in when you start doing all the side missions and exploring the vast (and I do mean vast) wasteland that is Washington D.C. The game is huge. To give some idea of how large the game is I spent a good few weeks on it and still didn’t see everything. The graphics are awesome, voice acting was done very well and the all of the story lines are great; this was one well-thought-out game.
For replay value I have to give it a 9. You can play the game as the most helpful, kind and honest chap, just a plain nice guy, a neutral guy, a bad guy or a complete and utter ,um, *beep*. Also, be on the look out for downloadable content as well that is going to make the game just that much larger [which is included in the Game of the Year ed.]. The one annoying thing I found was the radio. For being such a large game, the rotation of music was lacking. If I heard “I don’t want to set the world on fire” one more time I was going to vomit. Thank god for more than one station, right? Wrong. That other station gets stagnant pretty quickly too. However keep listening because as you accomplish more the radio will tell of your adventures or misadventure.
The language is mild, but there are some adult themes…what am I talking about , the whole thing is adult themed….you are in the Washington D.C. wasteland after a nuclear fallout trying to survive…blood, gore, and suggestive themes definitely give this game a mature rating (official game rating: M). I would say 16 and up to be on the safe side. This is a game to buy to have in your collection of games because it is one you will go back to again and again. Five stars.
-contributed by Christopher Nagle