Fallout 3 was the first fallout game to go third/ first person. Bethesda Game Studio was the developers of the game and Zenimax published it. Fallout 3 was released in 2008, with the next generation of hardware the Ps3 and the Xbox 360. Fallout 3 sold 3.95 million copies on all platforms. Then a couple of years after its release, Fallout 3 got a GOTY edition which contained all of the DLC. Also on Pc it received some graphical enhancements, through mods. Which improved the lifespan of the game.
When Fallout 3 was released the graphics were very good and the roleplaying element was excellent. This was by far Bethesda Game studios best game, which is difficult to say because both Morrowind and Oblivion were unbelievable.Fallout 3 push the consoles to the limit with the amount of processing power it needed, to spawn in NPC’s and the environment. I think Fallout wasn’t as pretty as Oblivion, but I think the grittiness of the environment was perfect. After all, it was a nuclear apocalypse.
What made Fallout 3 so great was the level of detail in the characters, even smaller NPC’s had a excellent level of story detail to them. And even the way the game starts off, it is heart warming, but sad.
Then we have the enemies, the way the 3D models look, especially the Deathclaw. And even the robots look amazing, the way they look rustic and worn. Just I think it immerses you more.
Fallout was aimed to the fans of Oblivion and the original Fallout. And I think it was based more towards the American fan base with the US being the good guys and China being the bad guys.
Fallout was the first game to introduce V.A.T.S, which allowed the player to stop time and pick a specific body part. Each body part would have a certain percentage of hit. I think this changed the way fallout 3 could be played, V.A.T.S gave the game a more strategic aspect.