Fallout 3 (2008)

Video Game  -  Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi  -  28 October 2008 (USA)
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In a post-apocalyptic world, a lone wanderer leaves the protection of a vault shelter in search for a missing father.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
James - Father (voice)
Narrator (voice)
Amata Almodovar (voice) (as Odette Yustman)
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 / Paladin Jensen - Broken Steel / Officer Davis - Broken Steel / Brother Gerard - Broken Steel / Desmond Lockheart - Point Loockout (voice)
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 / Childrens of the Atom / Escaped Slaves / Officer Lepelletier - Broken Steel / Mother Curie III - Broken Steel (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)
Three Dog (voice)
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 / Eldery Men (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)
Colonel 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 / Lag-Bolt - Broken Steel (voice)
Overseer Alphonse Almodovar / Dukov / Scribe Reginald Rothchild / Tobar - Point Loockout (voice)
Jake Howard ...
One Year Baby (voice)


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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The New Testament of the bible possesses the Book of Revelations, a book from which a quote is taken in the game. In the New Testament, there is an author named James. This author wrote about the anointing of the sick. Anointing is a ritual performed in the Christian religion believed to rid the sick of any dangerous influences. James, the father of the lone wanderer, heads up "Project Purity", a project dedicated to ridding the waters of the wasteland of any radiation. Essentially, James is anointing the wasteland by introducing pure water to the water sources. See more »


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Lyrics by Bob Hilliard
Music by Carl Sigman
Performed by Danny Kaye and The Andrews Sisters
Copyright 1947 Better Half Music Co. (ASCAP) & Music Sales Corporation (ASCAP) All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission. International Copyright Secured.
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It's no Fallout 2, but it's still amazing nonetheless.
29 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First, let me start with saying, that I don't like the Elder Scrolls series too much. I enjoyed Morrowind, but that's it. The first two just didn't appeal to me at all, and Oblivion, despite looking amazing in trailers and screen shots, was disappointing and boring. So, suffice to say that Bethesda and I don't have the greatest relationship, which gave me a large number of doubts when I found out that they were picking up the Fallout series from Black Isle.

That being said, this game is easily in the running for "Best Game of 2008," and is definitely the best game I have for my Xbox 360. Sure, I think that Fallout 2 is still better, but this installment still has its own excellence. Bethesda has left the great sense of humor and the "Make your own path" gameplay pretty much unchanged, if not added to slightly, leaving the player with over 500 different endings.

You play a dweller of Vault 101, and before you even get to play the actual game, you are given the chance to play though different times in your character's life (Such as taking his first steps as an infant, his tenth birthday, and an exam that everyone takes upon reaching a certain age.) and even these moments were a lot of fun. But the story is that after the Dweller becomes 19, his father leaves the Vault, and you are pretty much forced to leave in order to find him. Right away, veterans of the game series will be able to recognize familiar opponents, such as Raiders, Super Mutants, and Deathclaw. The creatures are rendered beautifully, and the environments are jaw-dropping.

The combat has been replaced in two ways, which is the one thing that I could see people unhappy about. The first is just plain real time combat, in which can fire freely and as many times as you want at opponents, and everything continues to go on around you. The seconds is the new VATS system, which is a little like what the veterans of Fallout are used to, in which you can actually stop to aim at individual body parts, you are more likely to strike criticals and cripple limbs, and just do more damage as a whole, relying on Action Points to make these shots.

All in all, I still enjoy the older games more, Bethesda has shown that they are much more competent than the pretentiousness of Oblivion suggests, and I highly recommend you go out and buy this game.

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