With 2000 midnight launch events held over the world and number one position in weekly sales charts, Fallout 3 now heats up the fight for the game of the year award, alongside the likes of GTA IV, Metal Gear, and probably LBP or Gears 2. And I must admit that I truly love to see such a heated competition for the first place – it means that us, gamers, are the real winners, no matter who grabs the awards.
Fallout 3 features one of the most realized game worlds ever created. Set more than 200 years following a nuclear war, you can create any kind of character you want and explore the open wastes of Washington, D.C. however you choose. Every minute is a fight for survival as you encounter Super Mutants, Ghouls, Raiders, and other dangers of the Wasteland.
Also, in semi-related news, it’s worth noting that the promised patch for the PC version of Fallout 3 has been released, fixing occasional crashes when exiting the game or using Alt F4 to exit, crashes when using Alt-Tab while binks or credits were playing. Also the game now restarts properly after title updates finish installing. Go get it here.