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Fallout 3: First 15 minutes

The third installment of Fallout is here, in all its post-apocalyptic glory. You’ve read the reviews, you’ve seen the trailers – now see the first 15 minutes of gameplay. OK, not the very first 15 minutes, we picked up after all the “growing up in The Vault tutorial” stuff. This is the point where the game opens up, as you take your first steps out into the wasteland and start really experiencing the world (very much like coming out of the imperial sewer in Oblivion.) With so much to see and do, it was tough to stop playing long enough to render the video and put this article together!



Oct 28, 2008

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19 comments

  • Tochy - November 1, 2008 11:52 p.m.

    wow these graphics blow
  • s-p-a-r-t-a-n - October 30, 2008 10:58 p.m.

    Game... is... EPIC!, ive been up for days playing and peoples, YOU CANNOT i said CANNOT go wrong with this master piece and beuty.
  • oreomonkey - October 30, 2008 10:57 p.m.

    Good Game... does any1 know how to get into Galaxy news radio after u kill the huge monster because it says u need a key and i tried pickpocketing everyone but no1 has it...and by the way, the only bad thing about this game is the freaking hard lockpick thing. I always just save and then force it and if it doesnt work i load it again and just keep trying because i have no idea how to lockpick... PLEASE HELP! HOW TO GET INTO GAL. NEWS RADOP AND HOW TO LOCKPICK!!
  • zanthox - October 30, 2008 12:58 p.m.

    I started to watch this, and I am sure it is very good... BUT I OWN THIS GAME SO WTF AM I DOING NOT PLAYING IT???
  • pattytanniger - October 29, 2008 4:56 p.m.

    Please can someone tell me what the controls of this are for pc or point me in the direction of something that would help. I just don't understand how a 1st person shooter would work on pc. Cheers!
  • GamesRadarJoeMcNeilly - October 29, 2008 3:03 p.m.

    Unfortunately, the full-screen button is only available in the game-level video player, here: http://www.gamesradar.com/pc/fallout-3/videos/g-20070327151320531089 It's that little button next to the volume control. It's not ideal, I know. A full-screen button for the embedded player is definitely on the to-do list.
  • skyguy343 - October 29, 2008 11:53 a.m.

    i agree with richie jr a full screen button would kick ass
  • maxx1 - October 29, 2008 9:11 a.m.

    Thanks GamesRadar. Now I'm definitely renting this game :P But the people's comments above me aren't too reassuring...
  • familyguy829 - October 29, 2008 7:46 a.m.

    May I suggest the next time you do a "First 15 Minutes" video, you pick 15 minutes that are a little more full of action... Half the video is you standing around or clicking and seaching through things. The screens arn't even legible. I'm just saying, I felt like I was sitting here watching the "friend" everyone has that doesn't know how to play and asks, "What does this button do?" every 2 minutes.
  • RichieJr - October 29, 2008 12:28 a.m.

    Very nice video, been looking forward to this game for weeks. If only I wasn't already getting LBP and Midnight Club, and just bought Bioshock. And although I don't like to say it, you really need to do something about your video quality, even youtube is better. And a full screen button would be nice too :)
  • oreomonkey - November 1, 2008 5:26 p.m.

    full screen looks like someone puked on the screen
  • Defguru7777 - October 31, 2008 1:11 a.m.

    Oh man, the dog bit was freaking hilarious! Very brutal headshots in this game. Kickass! I can't wait to get this.
  • oreomonkey - October 30, 2008 10:58 p.m.

    Radio not Radop my bad
  • Soulreaverm - October 30, 2008 2:47 a.m.

    @pattytanniger Dear God please be trolling. Please.
  • RichieJr - October 29, 2008 8:57 p.m.

    Ah, thank you. It's just that I rarely visit the main page for vids, only usually see the embed. Changing the bandwidth to high definately improved it though, will keep this in mind when I view more vids.
  • GamesRadarTylerWilde - October 29, 2008 5:12 p.m.

    @Richie: Also, pop open the prefs on the video player and make sure you have bandwidth set to high ... I think it defaults to medium, and on high it should look comparable if not better than YouTube.
  • KHfan - October 29, 2008 1:03 p.m.

    can u play this in 3rd person?
  • Soulreaverm - October 29, 2008 6:04 a.m.

    This looks great. It was interesting to see the combat, seems like unlike the usual fps enemies (e.g. one shot, one kill) these are quite difficult. Reminded me of Oblivion where if you don't make an awesome strong fighter character, you end up running in circles throwing fireballs for about 3 minutes per enemy. Awesome.
  • theturbolemming - October 29, 2008 3:08 a.m.

    Started playing it about 4:00 today. Didn't even get up until 9:00. I know it wasn't touted as a horror game, but I'm not ashamed to admit that I jumped a fair number of times. The sewers make one jumpy. Brilliant game. Highly recommend.

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