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Posted on: Oct 28, 2008
WORDS BY: Paul Curthoys
Life after the apocalypse can't be fun... unless that searing radiation is coming from your copy of Fallout 3! Do all those bloodthirsty mutants deserve 50 hours of your time?!
It's oddly powerful to watch yourself being born. Fallout 3, the next masterpiece from the wizards behind Oblivion, expertly weaves together clever storytelling moments like that one to craft a riveting tale of a world that's been annihilated by nuclear war. Don't worry about a three-hanky tearjerker, though — cheeky humor and jaunty '30s tunes keep it all from getting too grim, and the superb combat and adventuring will make your many hours in this wasteland seem to flash by in minutes.
But first, you gotta get out of that Vault. It all begins with Dad — first as he assists in your birth, and later as he teaches you to walk, shoot, and even face up to scary school exams. Naturally, Bethesda uses this setup to guide you through character creation and the usual tutorials, but far more importantly, this is where Fallout 3 sinks its hooks into you. As a descendant of one of the lucky few who got to ride out the nuclear firestorm in the safety of an underground bunker, you get a good feel for the sequestered life of a Vault-dweller — and you put down some roots. There’s a girl (or boy) you can get a bit sweet on, and we grew genuinely fond of good ol’ Dad, who really comes to life through Liam Neeson’s strong voice-acting performance.
That is, until he disappears without a trace. The Vault’s Overseer (its ruler) decides you’re nothing but trouble too, leaving you no choice but to escape from the Vault in a harrowing sequence that gives you your first real taste of combat. After that mesmerizing opening, you’re off on one of the Xbox 360’s greatest adventures yet.