Fallout 3 graphics comparison

The neverending debate over which console makes prettier pictures continues with Bethesda’s epic Fallout 3. We’ve played a bit of each, scrutinized the footage, and now present you with our findings. For everyone who loves a good fanboy flame war, we’re sorry to say that neither console looks consistently better than the other. It truly comes down to which particular rock or building you happen to be looking at when you make your decision. Some textures look better on PS3, while others look broken. Some colors look more vibrant on 360, but some look more washed out. Draw-in occurs on both platforms, in similar places. We noticed a bit more texture pop in the PS3, but structures seemed to fade in a bit smoother. Let us close by saying how impressive it is that Bethesda was able to put out a game of this scope on PC, 360 and PS3 as a simultaneous release. Both consoles deliver a top-notch gaming experience for RPG players of all affiliations.

Oct 29, 2008

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  • NullG7 - November 3, 2008 2:32 a.m.

    who cares the olny real diffrences are live play(360) and the games you can play and thats probally the deciding factor but that is also down to prefrence
  • Techfreak313 - November 3, 2008 1:27 a.m.

    Can't u guys make it full screen plz?
  • Privado - November 2, 2008 3:10 p.m.

    THE PS3 IS THE BEST!!!!!
  • em0calypse - November 2, 2008 4:57 a.m.

    yea...from what i saw, ps3 and 360 were shot in different ingame time...honestly, they're both equal
  • str8facekilla - November 1, 2008 6:12 p.m.

    about the same no biggie
  • johnnyquest456 - November 1, 2008 5:41 p.m.

    Well to me looks like 360 has a bit more vibrant color. and the Ps3 is a little darker but with more realistic colors.
  • Ibitmyeye - October 31, 2008 9:18 p.m.

    The Xbox 360 has always been compared to the PS3 and almost every time the PS3 is always a shade brighter in daylight or a shade darker at night. In comparison, the 360 generally, but not always, excels at shadows, lighting, and color. The PS3 on the other hand generally tends to excel at area like textures, edges, smoke, that kind of thing. Just another example of the power struggle of graphics between the two. Fallout 3, regardless, will look great on both! =D
  • beefandonion - October 31, 2008 6:59 p.m.

  • GamerMan101 - October 31, 2008 4:10 p.m.

    I would have to say XBOX 360. It has alot more color and detail. Although... I think you need to do it on the same exact TV for both at the same time of day in each game screen. Oh, and the video graphics from the camera... well... lets just say you might want a better camera, otherwise, people can barely tell.
  • eaglesfan69 - October 31, 2008 2:39 a.m.

    luv this gm
  • bromtomley - October 31, 2008 1:05 a.m.

    I think that on this vid, they're both good but the Ps3 looks more real. But in general i'd say Ps3 graphics are better anyway, I think the XBOX has too much texture and too vivid colours so that it just looks hyper real and a bit weird. Thats my opinion anyway.
  • oreomonkey - October 30, 2008 11:01 p.m.

    yes becuz PC has been the best in games since forever... o wait... no it hasnt its been the worst
  • lordtrumpy - October 30, 2008 9:37 p.m.

    i've played all 3 versions and there's hardly any differences between the 3. Listed in their best order would be: pc 360 ps3 PS3 one has some issues with the framerate at certain times and a few bugs. It's scoring lower than the 360 one almost everywhere. PC one is the best though.
  • Sebastian16 - October 30, 2008 9:05 p.m.

    I love my 360 like no other, but I honestly have to say the PS3 makes it look far better. I'd really like to see the PC version as well before I go out and buy this amazing game.
  • muffchild - October 30, 2008 8:06 p.m.

    I've got the PC version and my comp hooked up to my 47inch HDTV and it looks bloody awesome.
  • sarge_51 - October 30, 2008 7:20 p.m.

    AHAHAHA "Which is best? The high-end PC durrrrrrr" lol
  • cheapojoe - October 30, 2008 5:36 p.m.

    Thanks for the PC throw in at the end. I was starting to think there weren't any more gaming websites that still promoted the PC.
  • danerdy1 - October 30, 2008 3:53 p.m.

    This definitely shows the 360 and the PS3 are about equal in power. I can't wait to play this game.
  • GamesRadarJoeMcNeilly - October 30, 2008 2:44 p.m.

    @rel123: Turds that look like Jessica Simpson? Sounds like a great Top 7. But with so many to choose from, how will we narrow it down to just seven?
  • AFLAC6969jr - October 30, 2008 8:37 a.m.