As we know it’s the 25th anniversary of the Fallout franchise. With that in mind, I decided to revisit the series with some of my favorite titles. So let’s revisit the year 2008.
Back in October of that year, Bethesda gave us the first title in the franchise after purchasing the rights to it from Interplay Entertainment. It’s also when the style of the game changed and became a much more action-based game with combat going from turn-based to action based. It also shifted from an isometric view to a first-person view. So let’s bring you back to the world of Fallout 3.
Fallout 3 I still remember the launch vividly. I remember waiting for midnight and going to the supermarket to pick up a copy which was busy as everyone in the area seemed to want the game. I remember arriving home and turning on my Xbox 360 and loading the game. Before I knew it about four hours passed by and we were well into the early hours. So, the game was a success all those years ago.
Fallout 3 In The Modern Day
When Fallout 4 launched on Xbox One, this game was given away for free. So, revisiting this title was a fairly simple task. Visually it holds up pretty well. Naturally, it’s not as polished as the two more recent titles such as Fallout 4 and Fallout 76. However, in 2018, this was enhanced for the Xbox One X. Even on launch on backward compatibility, it was shown to offer a smoother experience than on the previous gen hardware.
Even then it’s still a positive experience when playing and very much a worthy part of the franchise. It has held its own and if Bethesda decided to remaster this it would not need a lot of doing. Maybe a stable 60 FPS and upgraded lighting and character models tidied up. We have a nearly fifteen-year-old game that’s holding its own over a decade later.