Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition : PC Description
Expanded Description A nuclear holocaust has turned Washington, D.C., into a radioactive wasteland. Mutant creatures freely roam the land while a select few survivors live safely within underground shelters engineered by the Vault-Tec Corporation. Your uneventful life inside the vault takes a dramatic turn when your father mysteriously disappears. Looking for answers, you begin a journey into the great unknown -- a test of survival in an inhospitable environment. Based on the acclaimed post-apocalyptic role-playing series from former publisher Interplay, Fallout 3 features a wide-open world viewed from a choice of first- or third-person perspectives.
Developed by the team behind the Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and featuring the same graphics engine, Fallout 3 has you embarking on an assortment of quests while exploring, scavenging, and battling for your continued existence. Scrap-metal cities and rusted shantytowns are sources of human contact, but in between them lurk a number of hostile threats. The real-time combat is modeled after shooting games, albeit with the option to pause time for more precise shots using V.A.T.S. (the Vault-Tec Assisted Targeting System). V.A.T.S. lets you pinpoint vulnerability areas with the help of percentage markers displayed on each body part. The higher the percentage, the likelier you are to hit the highlighted area.
Aiming at a particular body part can cripple it, affecting the enemy's ability to use an arm or leg in combat, while critical hits result in graphic displays of dismemberment. Defeating enemies earns you experience points to enhance your character's stats and acquire abilities called "perks," or specific talents in a chosen area of expertise. Fallout 3 also features some camaraderie in the form of a loyal canine named Dogmeat and a non-player character of your choosing. A licensed soundtrack with songs from the '40s and '50s helps set the mood, offering such hits as "Way Back Home," "Anything Goes," "Butcher Pete," and "I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire."
The Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition includes the full original game, as well as its five expansion packs: Operation Anchorage, Broken Steel, The Pitt, Point Lookout, and Mothership Zeta.
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Game Special Features
View the post-apocalyptic wasteland from a choice of first- or third-person perspectives
Pause the real-time combat to target specific body parts
Customize your character with dozens of skills and "perks"
Includes all five Fallout 3 expansion packs
Control Elements Gamepad/Joystick Keyboard Mouse
ControlInstruction CONTROLS: KEYBOARD AND MOUSE; F5 Key = quick save; F9 Key = quick load; Tab Key = open pip-boy; Tab Key (Hold) = pip-boy light; Q Key = auto move; W Key = forward; E Key = activate; R Key = ready, reload; T Key = wait; Caps Lock Key = always run; A Key = strafe left; S Key = back; D Key = strafe right; F Key = change view; Left Shift Key = run; Z Key = grab; V Key = v.a.t.s.; Left Ctrl Key = sneak; Left Alt Key = aim, block; Spacebar Key = jump; Left Mouse Button = attack; Right Mouse Button = aim, block; Mouse Wheel = toggle between 1st-person and 3rd-person views; Scroll Mouse Wheel = zoom view in or out; V.A.T.S. CONTROLS; V Key = enter v.a.t.s. mode; V Key (Hold) = scan; Left Mouse Button = select target; E Key = accept v.a.t.s. targeting; Right Mouse Button = exit v.a.t.s., cancel queued attacks; XBOX 360 CONTROLS; Left Trigger = aim, block; Right Trigger = attack; Left Bumper = toggle 1st or 3rd person ; Left Bumper (Hold) = adjust camera; Right Bumper = enter v.a.t.s. mode; Right Bumper (Hold) = scan; Left Thumbstick = move; Left Thumbstick Button = toggle stealth mode; Back Button = wait; Start Button = pause; Y Button = jump; X Button = reload; B Button = open or close pip-boy 3000; B Button (Hold) = activate pip-boy light; A Button = activate; Right Thumbstick = look, turn; Right Thumbstick Button = pick up or drop items; V.A.T.S. CONTROLS; Right Bumper = enter v.a.t.s. mode; Right Bumper (Hold) = scan; Right Trigger = select target; Right Thumbstick = switch between targets; Left Thumbstick = target specific body parts; A Button = accept v.a.t.s. targeting; B Button = exit v.a.t.s., cancel queued attacks