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Top 10 Fallout 3 mods

Cube Experimental

Probably the most “complete” mod on this list. The Cube Experimental is a completely new addition to the game. Offering a robust 5-10 hours of gameplay (depending on your Half-Life jumping/puzzle skills) this is the most polished add-on to Fallout 3 that hasn’t come from Bethesda specifically.

Load this mod up and you will find your map has a new marker, the Cube Experimental Station. Traveling there you will begin your adventure through the Experiment. Drawing heavily from Valve’s Portal and the original Half-Life, this mod features professional voice acting, amazing scripting, cutscenes and professional caliber level design. There’s only one caveat: It’s in German.

So the intercom voices, the notes etc. - while all expertly done - are strictly Sprechen Sie Deutsch. It didn’t really affect the game overall as it’s mainly a lone-wolf style maze, but there was at least one puzzle where had we not used Google Translate, we’d still be trapped in those damn force fields.  Apparently there’s an English translation on the way but don’t hold your breath.

Boring “system mods” you still can’t live without

We know, we know. You’re thinking, “These aren’t cool at all, where are the new guns, the new areas?!” Well, unless you enjoy manually editing config files and navigating the puzzles of mod-installation and management by memory alone, then you’ll be glad we included these. The first of the two mods we’re mentioning here is the Fallout Mod Manager. This tool looks in your Fallout folder and enables you to re-arrange and enable/disable your various Fallout mods without having to futz with system files. Also allows for one-click mod installation and removal. If you plan on installing more than one mod at a time, this is a must.

The second of our “boring mods” pair is called ArchiveInvalidation Invalidated. We know, it doesn’t mean much to us either, until you start reading the installation guides for the mods you’re downloading and they all call for manually editing the archive text files adding values etc. etc., blah blah right? Right! Download this puppy, activate it, and you’re saved the hassle of editing your archive files. This may not mean a lot, but trust us, if you start adding and removing mods left and right, this mod and the previous one will come in handy.

Warhammer 40k Space Marine Armor

In the name of the Holy God Emperor, we place at your feet the sacred armor of the Space Marines. This mod simply adds a ton of new power armor to the game. All the major chapters are included. The mod has standard armor suits as well as Terminator variants and Sergeant variants. Now, you may be asking yourself: “What’s the point?” The point is it’s friggin’ Warhammer!  Burn the heretic! Strap on some Terminator armor, get your flamethrower ready and purge some Chaos covens, or at least some raider hangouts.

The quality of the armor and the attention to detail make this a fun mod to mess around with. Yeah, it detracts from the canon of the Fallout universe, but we suspect it just might be worth it when you’re stomping around in a Space Wolf suit hacking raiders to pieces

Jul 1, 2009


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48 comments

  • ThisIsMyFuckingThirdAccount - January 28, 2012 7:51 a.m.

    Wow, so you guys just didn't want to, you know, link to any of these?
  • Mike1st - May 3, 2012 2:56 p.m.

    Wow, so you just didn't want to, you know, stop being a lazy fuck and Google them?
  • Arvelan - September 10, 2011 10:40 p.m.

    *sigh* wish I bought fallout for the pc instead of xbox...would be cool if you could use mods on the xbox...*hint hint microsoft*
  • thochaos - July 8, 2009 5:28 a.m.

    Mods are what made Oblivion my favourite PC game. As soon as I get a new PC I'll be getting Fallout 3 and modding the crap out of it. As good as it is on 360, it could be so much more.
  • RedOutlive10 - July 5, 2009 7:37 p.m.

    "Burn the Heretic, Kill the Mutant, Purge the Unclean", indeed Warhammer 40,000 universe adds a lot of spice to any game.
  • Rollin - July 3, 2009 11:30 p.m.

    SWEET GATLIN LASER MOTOR CYCLE i'D ATACH VENGENCE!!!!!!
  • joshdaman123 - July 3, 2009 11:18 p.m.

    being a avid fallout mod gammer (vanilla fallout gets boring) fook is amazing but the standalone nightvision works better than the fook one for those of you who have the fellout mod and i couldnt get the motorcycle to work *sobs* got to try ghoul massacre!
  • Gamedude-9 - July 3, 2009 2:53 p.m.

    I think that the Space Marine mod was cool because the Ripper in Fallout 3 resembles a chainsword and it kinda fits
  • Craza - July 2, 2009 10:13 p.m.

    Ehhh, I don't know, I still can't get over the Randy Savage mod for Left 4 Dead. XD "SNAP INTO A SLIM JIM!"
  • caboose4400 - July 2, 2009 7:30 p.m.

    if i had of known about this stuff i would have gotten it for PC....i mean freaking warhammer thats sick!!!
  • oryandymackie - July 2, 2009 9:32 a.m.

    I agree with ELpork
  • oryandymackie - July 2, 2009 9:27 a.m.

    Nice. Wish I had it on PC. Can anybody bring modding to the 360?!
  • 4fromK - July 2, 2009 8:59 a.m.

    cube mod is FTW, can't wait to get my hands on english version. Is there a sandbox mod?
  • 4fromK - July 2, 2009 8:57 a.m.

    cube mod is FTW, can't wait to get my hands on english version. Is there a sandbox mod?
  • Darthwaluigi - July 2, 2009 8:20 a.m.

    but the beauty i believe is in the absolute desolation of the landscape... its not the most uplifting game to be sure but its beautiful nonetheless. green sounds nice every once in a while... here's where i wish i had a better PC lol
  • ELpork - July 2, 2009 4:08 a.m.

    I like the Greener World mod. I loved the artistic focus on Fallout... But all I wanted was some swaying GREEN grass now and again.
  • w40kfanatic - July 2, 2009 2:52 a.m.

    again i would like to correct myself. it seems that every dlc is coming out for the ps3. just in time too. i was almost bored of fallout.
  • Silvermech - July 2, 2009 1:09 a.m.

    A guy over at Rooster Teeth is panning on doing some things with the GECK. And is even made this creepy place for a mission. But I'm fuzzy on the details.
  • Airhead - July 1, 2009 11:40 p.m.

    If you ask me, night vision like that is just wrong. It is cheating, and not in a "haha let's see YOU blow up the entire world" kind of way but in a dirty not good kind of way. Those levels are meant to be hard as hell because they were dark.
  • key0blade - July 1, 2009 9:45 p.m.

    My PC is some shit anyway lol, it barely plays The Orange Box

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