Bethesda's imagining of the Fallout universe in glorious 3D for the first time brought the experience of surviving in the post-apocalyptic Capital Wasteland to a whole new level. Whether you were sticking shells into the skulls of Super Mutants, nicking the ears off corpses for money, or just floating around exploring the vast expanse and soaking up the rich game design, Fallout 3 proved to be a cracking slice of RPG action.
PS3 owners might be glad to know that you can now pick up the Game of the Year Edition, which includes all five of the content expansions (Operation Anchorage, The Pitt, Broken Steel, Point Lookout and Mothership Zeta) for just £21.97 from Tesco, saving you around £6.50. You can pick it up at the same price at Amazon, but they're currently out of stock, after which the price jumps up to £28.49 at Coolshop.
This is basically the melting pot between the Fallout series and Bethesda's Elder Scrolls series. The Capital Wasteland isn't quite as expansive as Oblivion's Cyrodiil, and there aren't anywhere near the same number of professions and guilds and societies to join and sample, but Fallout 3 is still an incredibly large game, particularly if you take these five expansions into consideration.
Of the lot, only Point Lookout is the truly necessary one (upping the level cap to 30), but most of the others all provide bundles of cracking new gameplay for anyone looking to spend more time rubbing shoulders with Ghouls, Raiders and Super Mutants. Plus you'll get a whole heap of groovy exclusive weaponry and armour out of it.
I can only really recommend this, though, to two extremes: the newbie who doesn't yet own Fallout 3, or the die hard fan looking for more. It's much more economical to buy the lot here, but to be honest there are a couple of expansions you might want to skip (yes, Mothership Zeta, I'm looking at you). Even so, in terms of pure content and gameplay, this is an absolute corker, and the main game is one of the best I've played in years.
Thanks to dj_urban at HUKD