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Why Was Fallout 3 A Big Deal?

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Fallout 3 (PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One) was awesome, and it set the standard for many FPS RPGs that came later. What exactly made it great? Let's dive in. Subscribe for more: http://youtube.com/gameranxtv
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TheFrew (1 day ago)
Fallout 3 really wasnt that great to me, I mean its fun don't get me wrong but I feel like its over hyped
Joshua Graham (3 days ago)
Because it was 3d n shit
Kalum Batsch (4 days ago)
Why was Fallout 3 a big deal? Answer: it wasn't. Just a load of slightly entertaining crap.
Playing as a character which I called "The Red Menace". The lore behind my character was that he and his family were Chinese spies before the bombs. But as the war began, he and his family were out and about, so they ran and took shelter in a random building. Little did they know, it was a building that had strains of fev in it. He accidentally released it, and he had to watch as his two little children were killed by the fev, and his wife committed suicide as she started to change into a super mutant. He was the only abnormality. He didn't change into a super mutant or a ghoul, but his dna was altered radically. So his body ages by 1 year every 20 years. 200 years later, he revisits the facility on the day the war began, and his family died. Its occupied by the Enclave. He sees that they're forcing innocent people to be exposed to the same fev him and his family was exposed to. He loses it. He kills everyone and everything he sees. After, he realizes that the enclave is an organization thats basically the pre war American government. His hatred for America is reignited. From there, he swears to do whatever he can, to destroy Americas capital and her people. He detonates the atomic bomb in megaton, he unleashes the ghouls on tennpenny tower, he uses the alien death ray to obliterate more non-communists, he enslaves the pitt, he helps the brain doctor in point lookout, he destroys the enclave base, he poisons project purity, and finally, he destroys the citadel with the enclave missiles, and kills any survivors. Anything that seriously fucks up the wasteland, he does, because his hatred for america burns hotter than the sun itself. I made him in fnv too.
Chris Army (12 days ago)
Fallout 3 and GTA 3 both monumental leaps forward in gaming
james Tolliver (12 days ago)
I bought New Vegas first and really enjoyed it. Then I bought fallout 4 and enjoyed it too. Then I bought fallout 3 to see what its deal was and enjoyed it maybe 10 times as much as the other two.
Andreas Lund (13 days ago)
I never really wanted to play fallout games before I'd played skyrim and fully realized just how amazing game worlds bethesda creates. so when fallout 4 was announced, I bought the goty edition with all the dlc, threw on a couple basic graphical mods and started playing, and enjoyed it quite a lot. then I happened on a damn crashed space ship. "oh, this looks like a cool little quest, I'm gonna investigate!", I told myself. then I played for an hour or two and realized it wasn't just a quest, but a full dlc. I quit thinking "oh well, I'll just run through it next session I play" because I was way more interested in continuing to explore the wasteland. So I played for another 2-3 hours, but was still in that damn space ship shooting aliens, trying to give a damn. This happened for at least another session, and I was done. I had spent too much time up there to justify loading my save, my character was several levels below the current one, so screw that. but I also had absolutely no interest in playing a half-assed sci-fi questline before I had even gotten to experience all of the wasteland. I probably was towards the end of the questline, but still, it felt endless and I couldn't be bothered with other games I wanted to play as well. so I still haven't finished fallout 3. I really wish they had a pop-up box saying "HEY. THIS IS DLC. YOU'RE GOING TO BE OFF-PLANET ON A COMPLETELY SEPARATE QUESTLINE FOR LITERAL HOURS IF YOU APPROACH THIS SHIP. MAKE YOUR CHOICE." that would take you out of the experience, sure, but that's better than creating something so different and separate to the main game that you don't even find a reason to care about any of it. so fuck the alien DLC.
MR. faceless (14 days ago)
the best thing i did in fallout 3 is try to kill everyone in megaton it did not go well
Gordon Freeman (14 days ago)
The best thing about Fallout 3 is that it doesn't have Johnny Guitar :V
Deborah Becerril (16 days ago)
3 dog and my favorite super mutant companion
Godflesh (16 days ago)
right when you leave the vault and are blinded by the sun for a couple of seconds, fell in love with the game at that moment new vegas is definitely better in dialogue, factions and choice/consequence but fallout 3 has the best map world out of any fallout game
Fodimus Prime (17 days ago)
I remember when me , Fawkes, and Dogmeat would become heroes of the wasteland and we would just patrol the wasteland for evil and do quests ... for more than 8 real life hours! I love 💕 Fallout 3
Optimistic Orcas (19 days ago)
Just began my first playthrough of fallout 3. Time to explore.
Hijwe In The World (20 days ago)
I just really liked the Brotherhood of Steel. Elder Lyons is the only reason I always side with them.
Vish Wah (20 days ago)
I was never that into fallout 3. I only got on board with New Vegas.
Dont Panic (22 days ago)
I just started Fallout 3 for the first time
fock sake (23 days ago)
Without fallout 3 there wouldn't be new Vegas
Dcard Dcardian (24 days ago)
The thing is that it was not good at all. I say it was one of the poorest rpg ever made, untill fallout 4 happend. The game was off and it was like you never was in the center of the story, your dad was the protaganist, than lee, than the bos. The map was odd because there was no way that they made level zones. They placed like the deathclaw cave next to the republic of dave... A high level aria next to a low level area. The dialog was not that good and it was kind of all over the place. The main quest was easy and that was made so because they didn't know what level the player will be when doing the main quest. It feels like they had some good ideas that they didn't pull off and it ended it up with a halfarsed game. I think this game was the game that showed me that fallout is not fallout anymore. The dayes of good writing and good charaters was over. It feels like someone made this game from memory of seing something beter. The charaters where forgetable... There was more personlaity in a face in fallout 1 that the charaters in fallout 3. They removed so much and added goofy things. Bobbleheads where like meh. You didn't need to think that much and get everything to 90 in skills and 9 in special. I allways did the same. Get a charater that has int on 9 and swim all the way to rivert city and picked up the int bobblehead. To easy to start of the game with max points when you leveled up. The DLC didn't make that much sense... Also the charma system was goodie two shoes or killer, just killer didn't mater just kill and steal and you are bad. Well I do wonder what this vid will say about this game that for some reason has goten a high crase from ppl. It feels like after Morrowind bethesda only did worse and worse games. Oblivion was rubbish and fallout 3. New vegas was good because the makers of the old game did it. Fallout 4 showes how little the devs at bethesda has learned. The thing is that fallout has a problem the game engine is old and has many problems that can be evoded with making a new one...
Etrigan (25 days ago)
The Nuka grenade is my favorite thing
guns (26 days ago)
A brilliant game with atmosphere , great and funny dialogue options and Freedom. Now Fallout is watered down and seems to be more about Minecraft than anything else and gone so goofy too. Have you guys seen Waynes world when Waynes world got brought out by that company ? how the intro to Waynes world changed and made cheesy ? that feels like whats happened to Modern Fallout sadly.
phatbassanchor (26 days ago)
My favorite part of Fallout 3 is exploring the wastes, trusty Charon at my six with Terrible Shotgun in hand, blasting everything in our path with my wide variety of unique and alien armaments!!! Dispatching all of the Super Mutant Behemoths, the Deathclaws of Old Olney, Raiders, Slavers and all those Enclave hot spots.... certainly no shortage of evil shit to shoot in Fallout 3!!!
Weston Ryan (27 days ago)
Fallout 3 is so great even with all its flaws
Jesse Ray (28 days ago)
Four Horsemen (28 days ago)
My favorite experience is the saddest also making the choice of who goes into the reactor
Brandon Lupien (29 days ago)
It was after about 400 hours playing I came across satellite facility and I was sneaking around the outside looking for a way in. I came across a door, when I opened it up it was just a brick wall with "f*** you" spray painted on it.
Heroman237 (29 days ago)
It's the Skyrim of Fallout And the final mission of the base game with liberty prime was the greatest mission I've ever played
cool g guy (29 days ago)
My favorite in fallout 3is killing Enclave Soldier
Michael Coffey (1 month ago)
They had amazing side quests, replay ability, build and game play variations, dialog options, basically all the good stuff from Fallout 1 and 2 and had not taken away the rpg soul as it did when it made the disappointing Fallout 4
Mike Star JR (1 month ago)
Cuz it was the 1st fallout game to be open world.
hopekee (1 month ago)
Falling in love with Sarah Lyons 😅
Kyle Burns (1 month ago)
First time you shot somebody with the Railway rifle
Oscar De Avila (1 month ago)
Before fallout 3 video games really didnt mean much to me. I had played crash, spyro, re4, kingdom hearts a bunch of jrpgs and fighting games. But games were always.. whatever to me they were fun to play when not able to do anything else. Then at 12 my cousin had a game called fallout 3. He put it in and i watched in disbelief what was in front of me. A game so free. So gorey. So weird. So perfect to me. Laser pistols. Nukes. Old.timey music the color the vats. I fell in love and begged mh dad for it put in 400 hours before my xbox gave out. It made me love games. View them as art as stories and as something worth putting time into. And that is why fallout ks my favorite game series
Tim Sevigney (1 month ago)
It was the first game of its kind, an open post apocalyptic world set in the future where everything looks like the 50’s. Not to mention very good RPG elements. There was really nothing like it before it. Plus it had a slight oblivion vibe to it which was already highly praised by the time fallout 3 rolled out.
MrNuts70 (1 month ago)
Unfortunately this video had too many spoilers for me to finish watching.
Natick (1 month ago)
Clearly gameranx haven't heard of van buren, since they said NV wouldn't be possible without 3
MrChelseafc4ever8 (1 month ago)
Fallout 3 & New Vegas were way too legendary !❤️
AJ ALPHA (1 month ago)
went on a killing spree and killed any thing i could
Joseph Giluley (1 month ago)
I love the snow / tench warfare dlc.
zlash roses (1 month ago)
One of the best games ever made
Rorick Jager (1 month ago)
The bomb, definitely the bomb. I had never played a Bethesda game before FO3, and when I blew up Megaton with that bomb it blew me away. I couldn't believe that they would let you do something like that in a game. Giving the player that kind of agency over the game world was just unprecedented. To this day blowing up that bomb is the most memorable experience I have ever had in gaming.
Owen Vyravene (1 month ago)
It defined my gaming life, still my favourite game to this day! MGS Snake Eater, GTA 4 and Fallout 3 are the games that are still fresh in my mind all those years ago. The sequels on new gen consoles were great too but it was more about style over substance
MercuneoVGC (1 month ago)
No one who played the original fallout games , praises fallout 3
MercuneoVGC (1 month ago)
Preston garvey hates that
Maroš Goč (1 month ago)
well, i saw a couple of your videos and i liked it but you consider this nonsense called Fallout 3 a great game? no way, compared to the true Fallout games, Fallout 3 is a poorly designed pile of shit
Dcard Dcardian (1 month ago)
Fallout 3 was bethesda kicking fallout ip in the nuts.
Yo Mamas House (1 month ago)
I would help all the settlements and do good things. Then when the quests where over i would go back and slaughter everyone there. Scourge of the Wasteland, Baby!!!!!!
Matthew Hagerty (1 month ago)
Having Star Paladin Cross, Fawkes, and Dogmeat as followers at the same time.
my favorite thing was to do the replicated man Mission and get both rewards the way you do it is you tell Harkness that he's replicant then he gives you the plasma rifle and tells you to kill dr. Zimmer you go to dr. Zimmer tell him that Harkness is the replicant he gives you weird wiring can you kill dr. Zimmer before he leaves the room
There's also completely broken Quest like the replicant the synthetic man you can get both rewards for the quest which you're not supposed to be able to do what is a few other questions like that that are completely broken or if you do them correctly you can get both rewards for the quest
Gizzle (1 month ago)
My favorite thing about fallout 3? When i first got the game when i was very young, an npc in megaton randomly died and i flipped out thinking there was a killer on the loose and didnt come back for a long time. Looking back on it, probably just a bug.
turky on wall 2 (1 month ago)
it sucks it can only run on windows xp/vista
Blood of The King (1 month ago)
YOUR DAD IS Liam nee son
First Surname (1 month ago)
The Best Thing Was When I Skipped The Galaxy News Radio Quest When I Went To Rivet City Before I Did The Thing For Moriarty
Joe Al (1 month ago)
The Fallout 3 and NV dialogue system was great ... also the Karma thing
Real Red American (1 month ago)
if not for fallout 3. I wouldnt have gotten into 30s are 40s music for 10 years straight! and seriously. i have more bing crosby and glenn miller than I do anything else haha
The Firehawk (1 month ago)
The liberty prime fight was epic, my favorite fallout for sure
BionicBabyArm (1 month ago)
fallout new vagas and 76 is the best lol!
SoggZ (1 month ago)
Personally think the comic pipboy and the music/radio is what elevated fallout 3 it made the dark and grim and just sad fun and entertaining. It just set the tone.
Stormtrooper 2323 (1 month ago)
This must sting to lovers of fallout 1 and 2 they dont like hearing you say this lol
Thanos Thrylos (1 month ago)
Every fallout game is awesome except fallout 4. Im saying the truth fallout 4 is the worst fallout ever.
ZiNG (1 month ago)
Fallout 1 & 2 are considered real jewels of gaming, some call them masterpieces. Meanwhile, Fallout 3 was way, way duller than Oblivion and Morrowind, the previous games of Bethesda. Fallout New Vegas came to save the day, those people understood rpg, factions, etc.
the patriot (2 months ago)
I started playing few hours ago first time & Lucas Simon's was killed bcoz of me & I ran away from saloon , have I made a mistake ??
François Dillinger (2 months ago)
Because it was the best game in the series. Nv was trash
True Comedy (2 months ago)
Finding pur what VATS is! I played it 7 hours without knowing how to get in the Mode!😂
miliboy0522 (2 months ago)
Played it once and gave up once I tried to fight the ant queen. I might get back into it.
CJ Carbs (2 months ago)
5:03 *ghem*
Negative Zero (2 months ago)
Fallout 3 just has this horribly dark cynical humor that I feel NV was a little lacking in. Fallout 3 never took itself too seriously, at the end of the day it was satirical like 1 and 2.
jsagers2008 (2 months ago)
Fallout 3 is perfect.
BigOl Denny (2 months ago)
The only part of New Vegas that relies on Fallout 3 are the assets, which is just a result of the 18 months they had to make the game. Which they then made a better game with that had new factions and stories instead of rehashing the fuck the enclave plot from Fallout 2...
MrPotatoes97 (2 months ago)
It was the best game in the entire world to me, pumped well over 10k hours into that bad boy. It had the best DLC of any game I've ever played, GNR was a godsend. New Vegas, on the other hand, was just a huge disappointment and didn't grasp at all what I felt Fallout was. Returned it within a week after getting it at midnight launch.
crossfire (2 months ago)
Same graphics, same gameplay. I prefer fallout new vegas.
Noah The Texan (2 months ago)
Fallout shelter is the best if you dare disagree with me that proves you aren't a fan of the series
Yosiah Smith (2 months ago)
I love fallout 3, all though I accidently skipped around and completed it in 3 main quests, I play on 360 so no codes, commands or cheats.
Bucephalus V. (2 months ago)
My favorite thing about fallout 3 is it made me hunger for fallout games that made me discover the best of all...fallout new vegas. And with the existence of tale of two wastelands, i need a rehabilitation for fallout 3 and new vegas addiction.
Kniivez (2 months ago)
Superhero Gambit
Sherry Presley (2 months ago)
Was it?
Joey M. Reliford (2 months ago)
I'm currently playing Fallout 3 right now. (Xbox One X)
Joey M. Reliford (2 months ago)
My favorite thing to do in Fallout 3, is play Fallout 3. I love exploring, looting, and every in between.
AnimegamerMaximum (2 months ago)
I love the history you show behind fallout. Fallout 3 is still a great game. Going up to new vegas and fallout 4, I haven't been disappointed in the games. It has been pretty great. I think the jump from 2 to 3 was a good call personally. It is awesome.
Matt Garcia (2 months ago)
Optimus prime voiceover for sure
bev1324 (2 months ago)
I'm biased because this was my first Fallout game and my first open world game. But man, I'll never forget the sun blinding you as you step outside the vault and me looking around going, "WHAT?!......WHAT?!...No way! Holy shit! There's no way I can go all the way over there!" Also, I liked FO3's location a lot more. Stealing the Declaration of Independence and just being in places I know I'd never get close to in real life was really satisfying.
TYLER NGUYEN (2 months ago)
The ending
The_Great_Funyun (2 months ago)
why is this thumbnail so shitty?
generoso palafox (2 months ago)
The point lookout dlc was the best when you had to fight against the tribals. I recommend getting the GOTY edition.
Srdjan Kos (2 months ago)
Fallout 3 is a very basic game compared to Fallout 4? The hell... Fallout 4 is somewhere between Fallout 3 and Borderlands, but closer to Borderlands.
BIG-NABZ (2 months ago)
I put more hours into Fallout 3 than any other game before or since, you can argue the writing was a bit weak, but the world was utterly absorbing, I'd literally forget to eat and sleep while exploring that wasteland.
DrCatastrophe (2 months ago)
For me, Fallout 3 is my personal favorite in the series. Sure, New Vegas was a far more superior game but fallout 3 just gives that post-apocalyptic feeling and that city-ruins coupled with that immersive environment that gets you everytime.
Sirius Cygnus (2 months ago)
Tale of two wastelands is the best mod
synth army (2 months ago)
I seen gnr I forgot the broadcast stations name but i seen it all I thought was guns n roses
Alex Tandos (2 months ago)
fallout 3 was great when i fist played it and there are certain things that still make it worth playing but going from the relatively smooth gun play of fallout 4 back to the awful and clunky combat of fallout 3 is easier said then done it's like you only remember the fun parts then when you go back to play it and after a game like fallout 4 all you see are flaws and you can't help compare the two.
Krystian Johnson (2 months ago)
Put a grenade in someone's pocket 😂 I love that
LaTory50 (2 months ago)
The best memory of fallout 3 was entering the dunwich building. I didn't expect to find something that creepy/paranormal.
Turbo Racer101 (2 months ago)
Fallout 3 Is without a doubt one of my all time favorite games for many reasons. It has a deep and a well thought out story, a clunky yet challenging and very rewarding combat system, tons upon tons of different locations to discover and explore, you can choose your own route between either Hero, Villain, or Anti-Hero story and the route that go effects the overall outcome of the story and how other people react around you, last but not least there's loads of replay value to keep you coming back. Man I love this game.
Aristaios (2 months ago)
for me i dont think anything can compare to the very first time of stepping out of vault 101 and into the wasteland for me that was definitely one of the defining moments in gaming just because there hadnt really been an experience like it not even in Morrowind and Oblivion before it can compare to that time
Zack Ross (2 months ago)
Favorite thing I've done in fallout 3 no doubt turning it off and playing new vegas instead
DrawnKing 547 (2 months ago)
i recently finished fallout 3, and my favourite thing was exploring the hellish dc wasteland
Travis Grimes (2 months ago)
Just bought Fallout 3. Never played a Fallout game so hopefully I like it lol
Lupostehgreat (2 months ago)
Fallout 3's best, redeeming quality is that it is still an RPG, at the end of the day. It is not as easy to play a pacifist run as in New Vegas, but at least you have options on most missions. This is something FO4 lacked, and the story, while basic, was coherent. There was no wacky plot twist which took itself too seriously. FO4 felt like Bethesda was trying to smash together the intimate, family story of FO3, New Vegas's cog in the wheel of history story, and the mechanics of Borderlands and Minecraft.
Adrian Ezell (2 months ago)
I still play it
RFA/The-DuDe (2 months ago)
I was a fanatical FPS gamer with a 134 member clan, playing on clan-base, when i bought Fallout 3. I started playing and had to.... talk ?... WTF ?.... Now, years later, i am a fanatical RPG player... THAT's a big Deal....

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