Fallout 3, As Told By Steam Reviews

Fallout 3, As Told By Steam Reviews

Steam reviews... Steam reviews never change. And that's good, because Steam reviews are damn hilarious -- especially the ones for Fallout 3.

Looking back on Steam reviews for Fallout 3, it's clear that the game was jam-packed with memorable moments. I've highlighted many of the good ones here, from the joys of blowing up Megaton to wandering around in the wasteland, but this still doesn't scratch the surface of all the awesome, crazy things that defined Fallout 3. Hell, the fact I still feel such awe about this game almost seven years after its release says something about how great it is.

The hype for Fallout 4 was not formed in a vacuum. People are chomping at the bit because of how strongly they feel about Fallout 3, the game that revitalized the series for modern audiences.

Here are the best jokes and musings on playing (or trying to run) Fallout 3 on a PC. Enjoy.

Fallout 3, As Told By Steam Reviews
Fallout 3, As Told By Steam Reviews
Fallout 3, As Told By Steam Reviews
Fallout 3, As Told By Steam Reviews
Fallout 3, As Told By Steam Reviews
Fallout 3, As Told By Steam Reviews
Fallout 3, As Told By Steam Reviews
Fallout 3, As Told By Steam Reviews
Fallout 3, As Told By Steam Reviews
Fallout 3, As Told By Steam Reviews
Fallout 3, As Told By Steam Reviews
Fallout 3, As Told By Steam Reviews
Fallout 3, As Told By Steam Reviews
Fallout 3, As Told By Steam Reviews
Fallout 3, As Told By Steam Reviews
Fallout 3, As Told By Steam Reviews
Fallout 3, As Told By Steam Reviews
Fallout 3, As Told By Steam Reviews
Fallout 3, As Told By Steam Reviews
Fallout 3, As Told By Steam Reviews
Fallout 3, As Told By Steam Reviews
Fallout 3, As Told By Steam Reviews
Fallout 3, As Told By Steam Reviews
Fallout 3, As Told By Steam Reviews
Fallout 3, As Told By Steam Reviews
Fallout 3, As Told By Steam Reviews

You can check out more Steam reviews for Fallout 3 here, or read our ongoing "As Told By Steam Reviews" feature here. Bonus: Fallout: New Vegas, As Told By Steam Reviews.


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    got an old copy that forces you to use windows live, too lazy to see if I can convert it to steam... still worth playing

      Even the Steam version has the Windows live crap still. Just only need to press ESC when it pops up to continue on into the Fallout menu.

    Heard it was horribly optimized for steam, any truth to this?

      Windows 7 and later but there's workarounds.

      Yep crashes A LOT on 64bit systems. Few workarounds on YouTube will show you what to do.

    Considering FO3 is so buggy I'm honestly surprised there are so many positive reviews. On a modern OS (ie anything after XP) it's probably worse than Arkham Knight.

      Thats blatently false, I play fallout 3 on 8.1 and it runs like a dream. Constant 60fps, No frame drops at all and barely any crashes.

      Fallout 3 runs 1000x better than arkham knight.

        Oh please be real, at this point Solitaire runs better than Arkham Knight

        Good for you, the fallout out subreddit is full of people who can't get the game to start with out significant tinkering.

        I myself just prefer Tale of Two Wastelands, it let's you run FO3 inside the NV engine.

          Yet it has more than 8,000 positive reviews on steam, as opposed to more than 7,000 negative reviews for arkham knight. Safe to say fallout runs 1000x better than Arkham knight

          And because reddit totally represents all owners of fallout 3.......

          Last edited 05/07/15 1:28 am

            Fallout 3, while buggy, does have a lot of workarounds for it. I fixed the crashing issue on mine quite easily using a tip from online. From what I understand, all the tinkering in the world can't save Batman right now.

            Or maybe people dont like leaving negative reviews for a 7 year old game they love jsut because it doesnt work on their specific set up.

          Catch with a place like reddit is that people are likely to end up there if they have problems and not if the game works fine, as a result the threads there (now) will be heavily skewed towards issues people are having with current hardware.

          For reference I followed 2 steam posts a fortnight ago and haven't had one crash on a 64bit windows 7 installation with 15 hours of play time.

        I have had it running on 8.1 too. Only problem I had was the game won't start if you have multiple monitors enabled. So you just change it to one before you start and it works like a dream.

        Just because thats your performance doesnt mean its false. I have 8,1 and I cant even get Fallout 3 to start, yet Ive beaten Arkham Knight and had ok performance with it.

      27 hours so far on win7, no crashes and its modded to buggery.

      Only problem I ever had was if you alt+tab out of game there's a 50/50 chance it'll crash. So just quick save before you do. Wait no normal save. Quick save crashed half the time too.

    Been playing New Vegas, again, in the lead up to FO4.. man, they really nail what it is to be a cRPG.. great combat, great characters, great story, great player evolution, open-world free-form exploration, random encounters (well not so random but they feel like it the first time).

      Fo3 never really got me I like it but the combat was dreadful. Then it seemed in nv they listened and all my dislikes were fixed.

      HAHA actually I just started playing FO NV the other day. I looked at it and said "these graphics have aged poorly" tried to mod it and failed horribly (got impatient and CBF setting up load orders and stuff) so decided to just "play the game" Eventually the graphics fade away and you get immersed pretty quick.

      Even had a "just an hour or so" the other night turn from 7pm to midnight... havent done that in years.

        Yup. I too tried modding it, followed all instructions exactly but kept crashing, so went back to vanilla. And you're right, it just fades away. Playing it reminds me why I like games like that.

    Lost my girlfriend at the time because of FO3, which was great because she was a b*tch.
    Would play again to end relationships.
    10/10.

      Fallout 3 got me through a breakup back in 2008 too. Funnily enough I have more positive memories from the heartache period than I do the relationship period now due to that game!

    after all the fallout 4 hype i finally bought fallout 3 and..... putting the old visuals and animations aside, i really cant get into it. I love elder scrolls but after spending around 12 hours on fallout i just wasn't having much fun. i hope fallout 4 will be enjoyable for me.

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