Fallout 3 (2008)

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Centuries following nuclear war, a teen leaves the safety of his underground vault in order to find his father, who left in hopes of creating a water purifier.

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James - Father (voice)
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Narrator (voice)
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Amata Almodovar (voice) (as Odette Yustman)
Jeff Baker ...
Stanley Armstrong / Hannibal Hamlin / Sergeant RL-3 / Herman Gomez / Gary Staley / Button Gwinnett / Edgar Wellington II / Gary Clones / Mel / Ernest 'Uncle' Roe / Bannon / Dusty / Willy Wilson / Bronson / Stevie Mack / Paul Hannon Sr. / John Kendall / Officer Richards / Officer O'Brian / Officer Park / Officer Wolfe / Doc Hoff / Drifter / Knight Dillon / Henry Young / Ian West / Jack Smith / Jotun / Junders Plunkett / Knight Captain Colvin / Silas / Harkness (pre-transformation) / Branchtender Linden / Pappy / Frank / Paulie Cantelli / Roger Rockwell / Ronald Lauren / Rory McLaren / Scribe Bowditch / Stockholm / Micky / Carlos / Willy / Ymir / Scavengers / Brotherhood of Steel Initiates / Brotherhood of Steel Scribes / The Wasteland Junkie / Hunters / Hitmens / Escaped Slaves / Megaton Refugees / Wastelanders / Brotherhood Outcasts / Megaton Settlers / Patients / Tenpenny Tower Residents / Desmond Lockheart - Point Loockout DLC (voice)
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Elder Owyn Lyons (voice)
Karen Carbone ...
Catherine - Mother / Moira Brown / Red / Suzie Mack / Sydney / Anna Holt / Belle Bonny / Brianna / Cherry / Crimson / Fantasia / Lana Danvers / Nova / Rosie / Susan Lancaster / Scribe Yearling / Rivet City Security Guards / Brotherhood of Steel Paladins / Brotherhood of Steel Knights / Brotherhood of Steel Initiates / Wastelanders / Caravan Guards / Children of the Atom / Escaped Slaves (voice)
Johnny Contino ...
Grouse / Sam Warrick / Mad Johnny Wes / Regulators / Slavers / Wastelanders / Tenpenny Security Guards / Brotherhood Outcasts / Brotherhood of Steel Paladins / Brotherhood of Steel Knights / Brotherhood of Steel Initiates / Caravan Guards (voice)
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Three Dog (voice)
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Nathan Vargas / Abraham Washington / Tree Father Birch / Evan King / Arkansas / Daniel Littlehorn / Dr. Zimmer / Walter / Father Clifford / Mister Lopez / Dr. Julius Banfield / Herbert Dashwood / Irving Cheng / Harris Smith / Breadbox / Tinker Joe / Officer Taylor / The Preacher / Bill Steward (voice)
Shari Elliker ...
Beatrice Armstrong / Reilly / Star Paladin Cross / Victoria Watts / Bleak / Brailee Ewers / Brick / Carolina Red / Christie Young / Cindy Cantelli / Cutter / Knight Captain Dusk / Ellen DeLoria / Holly / Scribe Jameson / Janet Rockwell / Janice Kaplinski / Jenny Stahl / Jessica / Karen Schenzy / Kimba / Linda Smith / Lydia Montenegro / Mabel Henderson / Branchtender Maple / Martha Simpson / Martha Wilson / Mei Wong / Millicient Wellington / Defender Morgan / Pat Neusbaum / Silver / Simone Cameron / Sonora Cruz / Tammy Hargrave / Tanya 'The AntAgonizer' Christoff / Child Slaver / Wastelanders / Tenpenny Residents / Slavers / Brotherhood of Steel Paladins / Brotherhood of Steel Knights / Brotherhood of Steel Initiates / Brotherhood Outcasts / Captives / Female Raiders / Caravan Traders / Megaton Settlers / Hunter (voice)
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Colonel Augustus Autumn / Confessor Cromwell (voice)
Gregory Gorton ...
Jonas Palmer / Dave / Horace Pinkerton / Vance / Daniel Agincourt / Officer Armstrong / Protector Casdin / Doc Church / Crow / Branchtender Cypress / Dominic D'Ellsadro / Ken Ewers / Herman Gomez (Trouble on the Homefront) / Michael Hawthorne / Seagrave Holmes / Paladin Hoss / Anthony Ling / Lug-Nut / George Neusbaum / Scribe Peabody / Initiate Pek / Dr. Preston / Shorty / Leo Stahl / Leroy Walker / Sister / Carter / Laszlo Radford / John Malleus / Museum of Technology voiceover / Hunters / Caravan Traders / Megaton Settlers / Scavengers / Caravan Guards / Brotherhood of Steel Initiates / Brotherhood of Steel Scribes (voice)
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Overseer Alphonse Almodovar / Dukov / Scribe Reginald Rothchild / Tobar - Point Loockout DLC (voice)
Jake Howard ...
One Year Baby (voice)
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In the far future where Earth has become a devastated wasteland, you are the child of the noted scientist James in the underground Vault 101 that is in the Washington DC area. Upon reaching adulthood, your father has mysteriously disappeared into the outside for some unknown purpose. Soon, you are forced to flee outside yourself from the murderous tyranny of the Vault Overseer who will not tolerate such dissent. Now, you will begin the search for your father as your adventures begin that will either bring hope to that dismal world or destroy it.. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Prepare for the future.


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A lot of the quests names are also the names of 50s songs See more »

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Young Amata: [after player expresses interest in Christine Kendall] Gross! I didn't even know you liked girls. And you know what I mean, before you say something rude about me.
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References The Thing (1982) See more »

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Halls of Montezuma
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(a.k.a. "Marine's Hymn")
Written by Jacques Offenbach
Arrangements by Craig Riley (as Kelly Richmond) (SOCAN)
Published by Westar Music Publishing (SOCAN)
Courtesy of Westar Music
Featured in Enclave Radio
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Post apocalyptic mayhem
5 March 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A lot has been written about this game and the fan-boys who rubbish it on the grounds it's a big departure from Fallout 1 and 2 are really missing the point. If you've never played the earlier games then what difference does consistency in the storyline matter if the game is this good? The first game I got when I purchased my Xbox a few years ago and I'm afraid with the exception of Oblivion, everything else has been a bit of a disappointment. It's difficult to decide where to start with this game, I fell in love with it after an hour of playing and still see it as the benchmark for engrossing, entertaining, satisfying, exciting game play.

This open-world RPG is set in Post-apocalyptic Washington D.C. and this dystopian vision is perfectly rendered. The level of detail is brilliant, from the choice of standard weapons such as the BB Gun, through to Plasma and Lazer pistols and rifles, to the ability to make your own weapons from junk. The interface (Pip-Boy) is a wonderful idea and well executed, with a huge range of options to level up, or just to decide which is the best outfit to wear. It's great to play a non-linear game, where you don't have to jump through the hoops, I think it shows a great use of imagination and ambition, and this game is certainly imaginative and ambitious.

Everything about Fallout 3 strikes me as a labour of love, the overall style of the period is impeccable, the design is Americana Science Fiction 40/50's inspired, on the one-hand the ruined buildings and vehicles are straight out of 40/50's America, and on the other, the weapons and suits of armour are from the future.

The graphics are great, and there's the option to have either first person, or variable distance third person, which is an option I've not encountered in any other game before. There are a wonderful array of weapons on offer, from small guns to big guns, melee weapons, energy weapons, custom made, missiles including mini nukes and plenty more to keep you satisfied. There are many enemies to either avoid or take on, Raiders, giant ants, mutants, different factions, some of these you can join by performing certain tasks and take advantage of their technology, weapons and armour.

There's a huge world to explore and plenty of items to scavenge, buy and steal in order to ensure your survival. Like Oblivion, there's a moral system in place, so your character is defined by their actions, do a good act and you get good karma, and options to have certain allies to accompany you, and access to different story lines, items and weapons, do a bad act and you'll miss out on certain story lines and items.

If you love detail in your games and a large element of freedom to do what you want, rather than a linear storyline, and if you're a fan of Oblivion, Red Dead Redemption, Mass Effect or Fable then I would heartily recommend this richly rewarding gem of a game.


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