MyGamer: "If you had to sum up Fallout 3 in one word, terms like "massive," "staggering" and "expansive" immediately come to mind. Only the epic development studio at Bethesda, makers of Oblivion, could come up with such a wildly open and sandbox driven game. Fallout 3 is such incredibly detailed game, logging over 100 hours into the wasteland is only the tip of the iceberg.
In the not too distant future, America has been subject to nuclear war, transforming everything we know into a barren and desolate wasteland. After customizing your own character, you play as a child who was born in Vault 101, and underground civilization built beneath the earth as a way to escape the now harsh environment. During your teenage years, your father mysteriously breaks out of the vault and it is your job to chase after him. While this is a very quick summary of the main plot of the game, the storyline is told through detailed conversations (well voice acted too, some even by big named movie actors) and the player gets more backstory when more sidemissions are completed.
Similar to the best selling Oblivion, Fallout 3 is an open world sandbox game, meaning it is up to the player how the game will be played. You want to be a good citizen and help out everyone, or do you want to kill everyone you encounter? Do you want to complete the game's main quests right away, or do you only want to participate in side missions? If you want to be a major jerk and tell everyone to $%&# off within each dialog tree, you can do that. With no set formula on how or when you need to do things, this is definitely a gamer's game."