Awards

Game Critics Awards
Game of the Year
“If the main difference between a movie and a video game is that games give players a choice in how the action unfolds, then Fallout 3 is the ultimate video game.”

Gphoria Award 09X-Play G-Phoria Awards
Game of the Year
Role-Playing Game of the Year
Soundtrack of the Year
Longest  Lasting Game
Best Downloadable Content (Broken Steel)
Best Voice Acting

IGN Best of 2008IGN
Game of the Year (Overall)
Best Story (Overall)
Best RPG (Overall)
Game of the Year (Xbox 360)
RPG of the Year (Xbox 360)
RPG of the Year (PC)
RPG of the Year (PS3)

"Fallout 3 is a near perfect role-playing experience and one of the most memorable games in years."

Gamespy GOTYGameSpy
Game of the Year
Xbox 360 Game of the Year
PC Game of the Year
PlayStation 3 Game of the Year Runner Up

"Fallout 3 ended up not only being the best game of the year, but one of the finest titles of this generation."

OXM
Game of the Year
Weapon of the Year (Rock-It Launcher) 

"Fallout 3 stands at the top"

PC GamerPC Gamer
Game of the Year
"We were blown away…”

 

Game Critic's Awards
Game of the Year
"If the main difference between a movie and a video game is that games give players a choice in how the action unfolds, then Fallout 3 is the ultimate video game."

GDC GotY 2008Game Developer's Conference Choice Awards
Game of the Year

 

 

UGO
Game of the Year Winner
"Fallout 3 grabs you by the collar and doesn't let go for about 50 hours. It is one of the most complete, satisfying and enjoyable games in years."

The Associated Press
Game of the Year
"With its powerful story, memorable characters and morbid comedy, it's a compelling journey that leaves you wanting more even after 100 hours of play."

Vodoo Extreme GOTY 2008Voodoo Extreme
Game of the Year
RPG of the Year

 

The New York Times
Tops in 2008 Selection
"Beautifully designed in every respect, Fallout 3 is a game of choices with consequences."

Yahoo Games GOTY 2008Yahoo! Games
Game of the Year
RPG of the Year

"No other game captured our collective imagination in quite the same way."

 

ABC News
Best of '08 Selection
"With its powerful story, memorable characters and morbid comedy, Fallout 3 is a compelling journey that leaves you wanting more even after 100 hours of play."

USA Weekend
Best Games of the Year Selection

Xplay Best RPGX-Play
RPG of the Year Winner
Game of the Year Nominee
Best Art Direction Nominee

 

Spike VGA GOTY 2008Spike 2008 VGAs
Best RPG Winner

 

 

Gamespot GOTY 2008Gamespot
PC Game of the Year Winner
RPG Game of the Year Winner
Game of the Year Nominee

"Fallout 3 is simply the finest PC game of the year."

Gamefly GOTY 2008GameFly Q Awards
Game of the Year
Xbox 360 Game of the Year

"Fallout 3 serves up a radioactive banquet of memorable characters, visceral combat, and an epic retro-future story that's kept gamers feasting like ravenous Super Mutants."

 

Gamesradar GOTY 2008GamesRadar
Game of the Year Winner
"Fallout 3 delivers."

 

 

Game Industry News GOTYGame Industry News
Overall Game of the Year
Best RPG Game
Best PC Game
Best Environment

"Set in DC in a 1950’s era post nuclear war wasteland, this game is one for the ages."

GamaSutra
Game of they Year Winner
PC Game of the Year #1

"The bar was high for Bethesda after the much-vaunted Oblivion, lauded for its freedom of choice -- and Fallout 3 topped it, offering an unprecedentedly exhausting array of options and a rarely-seen level of subtlety."

Crispy Gamer GOTY 2008Crispy Gamer
Game of the Year Winner
"Rarely does a game get everything right -- from story and dialogue to atmosphere and graphics to action and exploration to sound effects and music. Bethesda's stellar sequel to Fallout 2 is an extraordinarily rich and immersive single-player story with some of the most gratifying combat available, played out real-time or in turns via V.A.T.S. Bullet Time."

1Up
Best Role-Playing Game (Readers' Choice) Winner
Most Addictive Game (Readers' Choice)Winner

GamePro
Best RPG Winner

 

PlayStation The Official Magazine
Best RPG Winner
"…a treastured gem"

Eurogamer
Game of the Year Runner-Up
Readers' Top 50 Games of 2008

Variety
Best Game of 2008

Game Informer
Top 50 Games of 2008 Selection
"…one of the most engrossing and choice-driven gameplay experiences of the year."

Gaming Shogun GOTY 2008Gaming Shogun
Game of the Year
"The future is truly bright for this franchise and it is with great pride we elect it our game of the year!"

 

Sky News
Game of the Year
"The standout in a year full of brilliant releases, Fallout 3 was a title that delivered on every level. Game of the year by some margin."

Blast Magazine
Game of the Year
"…not only is Fallout 3 the best game o f the year, but it's one of the best games ever made."

Xbox360Achievements GOTY 2008Xbox360Achievements
Game of the Year
Story of the Year

"Without being spoilerific, if Fallout 3's story was one word in a dictionary, it would be awesome."

Game Focus
Game of the Year Winner
Best RPG Winner
Best Soundtrack Winner
Best Xbox 360 Game Runner Up
Developer of the Year Runner-Up

"There has been no better reason to be an RPG fan than this instant classic epic game from Bethesda."

Hooked Gamers GOTY 2008Hooked Gamers
Game of the Year Winner
PC Game of the Year
Xbox Games of the Year #4

 "Fallout 3 has got us completely hooked and we are certain most of you as well."

Writer's Guild of America
Videogame Writing Award Nominee

About.com
Top Ten Games of 2008 #2

CNBC
Best Games for 2009 Selection

New York Daily News
Top Ten Video Games of 2008 #7

Actiontrip GOTY 2008ActionTrip
People's Choice Game of the Year Winner
"There's no doubt on our part that this has been one of the most enjoyable titles we've played in a long time and certainly one that feels more immersive and better polished than the development studio's previous achievement Oblivion."

CCC GOTY 2008Cheat Code Central
RPG Game of the Year Winner
Game of the Year Honorable Mention

 

RPG Watch
RPG of the Year Winner
"…one of the best RPG's of the past several years."

Gamebanshee GOTY 2008GameBanshee
RPG of the Year Winner
Best Graphics Winner

 

The Game Reviews.com
PC Game of the Year Winner
Studio of the Year Winner
Best RPG Winner (Tie)

Philly.com
Game of the Year #1
"This game has more detail than any other RPG for the year.:"

Xbox 360 Fanboy
Xbox 360 Game of the Year Winner
Fan Poll Studio of the Year Winner
Fan Poll RPG of the Year Winner

Gamervision_goty2008GamerVision
2008 RPG of the Year Winner

 

Softpedia
RPG of the Year Winner

Next Gen Player
Top Ten 10 Games of 2008 -- #1
PC Game of the Year Winner
Xbox 360 Game of the Year Winner

LGR Nexus
Best Singleplayer Winner
Best RPG Winner

Crave Online
Top Ten Games of 2008 #1

Newsvine
Game of the Year Winner
Best Role-Playing Game Winner
Best Writing/Story Winner
Best Developer Winner

Gamezone Readers Choice 2008Gamezone
PC Game of the Year (Readers' Choice) GameZone
PC Game of the Year Runner Up
Xbox 360 Game of the Year Runner Up
PS3 Game of the Year Runner Up

Daily Joystick
Game of the Year Winner
"…it is not just GOTY 2008 but perhaps in the top 3 for Game of the Decade."

2 Old to Play
Game of the Year Winner

Paste Magazine
Best of 2008 #1

If Magazine
Game of the Year Winner
"fun stuff and amazing in terms of graphics, gameplay and story."

Gameswelt GOTY 2008Gameswelt (Germany)
Best RPG/Adventure/MMOG (Reader's Choice) Winner
Best RPG/Adventure/MMOG (Editor's Choice) Winner

 

Pelit (Finland)
Reader's Choice Game of the Year Winner
Reader's Choice Best 360 Game Winner
Reader's Choice Best PC Game Winner

Gaming Obsession
Game of the Year Winner
Best RPG/Strategy Game Winner

GayGamer GOTY 2008GayGamer
Game of the Year Winner (tie)
Best RPG Winner 

 

Virgin Media
Best Games of 2008 #1
"Part role-playing game, part first person shooter, all awesome."

Game Stooge
Best Game of 2008 Winner
Best PC Game of 2008 Winner
Best Xbox 360 Game of 2008 Winner
Best Roleplaying Game of 2008 Winner

Unigamesity
Games of the Year 2008 #1

Evil Avatar
Community Game of 2008 Winner
"A beautiful world, fantastic gameplay and a re-invention of a classic franchise the title is truly deserving the title of Evil Avatar Community Game of the Year."

NeoGaf
Best PC Game Winner
Best Role-Playing Game Winner
Best Games of the Year #3
RPG of the Year Winner
Console RPG of the Year Winner
Multiplatform Game of the Year Winner

Loading Reality
Game of the Year Winner
"Bombs away with our (very deserved) game of 2008!"

Elite Bastards
Game of the Year Winner

Journal Star
Game of the Year Winner

Newsarama
Game of the Year 2008 Winner
"It's a beautiful game in every way, and the number one game in a year of greatness."

Zoo (UK)
Game of the Year

411 Mania
Top 25 Games of 2008 #1
 "Fallout 3 is pretty much a complete package."

Fidgit
Top Ten Games of 2008 #4
"an unforgettably bleak and epic experience."

Sarcastic Gamer GOTY 2008Sarcastic Gamer
Game of the Year Nominee
"Fallout 3 is simply breathtaking."

 

Wired 
Best Multiplatform Game #4

Cinema Blend
Top 5 Games of 2008 #3
"Fallout 3 was a huge hit because it managed to preserve the non-linear gameplay and morally ambiguous story from the first two games while adding top-notch production values and a global release."

Straight
Best Xbox 360 Games of 2008

Movie Entertainment
Best Games of 2008 Winner

Games on Smash
RPG of the Year Winner

DieHard Game Fan
RPG of the Year Winner

In This Week
Game of the Year Runner Up

The Seattle Times
Best Atmosphere Winner

San Francisco Chronicle
Best Games of 2008 Top Ten

Joystiq GOTY 2008Joystiq
Best of 2008 #4
"Fallout 3is unquestionably one of the most engrossing, rewarding games you'll ever play."

 

New York Daily News
Top Ten Video Games of 2008 #7

411 Mania
Top 25 Games of 2008 #1
 "Fallout 3 is pretty much a complete package."

Telegraph
The 50 Best Games of 2008 #2
"A game which practically defies categorisation, Fallout 3 effortlessly combines an incredible amount of gameplay mechanics, storylines, characters, expansive environments and complex in-game intricacies. The game is epic in scope, and because its non-linear structure will ensure no two players will have the same gaming experience, it is also endlessly replayable."

Bit-Tech
Top 5 Games of 2008 #2
"Bethesda has show, that it can outperform even itself and create the best FPS RPG to grace the current generation of consoles."

DieHard GameFan
Best Role Playing Game Winner
"Whether you're a fan of the original games or not, Fallout 3 should not be missed."

Raleigh News & Observer
Game of the Year Winner

East Bay RI
Game of the Year Winner

Game Weasel
Top 5 Games of 2008 #1
"…miles ahead of the competition."

Gaming Front
Gaming of the Year Winner
RPG of the Year Winner

Check Out
Overall Game of the Year

Daily Vanguard
RPG of the Year Winner

Lansing Entertainment Guide
Best Games of 2008 #1

Playfire
Best RPG Winner

Games on Smash
RPG of the Year Winner

iAfrica
Best RPG Winner

Bitbag GOTY 2008The Bitbag
Best RPG Winner
Best Story Winner

 

ExtremeGamer
Best RPG Winner

Game Critics Awards WinnerGame Critics Awards
Best of Show
Best RPG

 

DailyGame
Best of Show
Best Xbox 360 Game
"When the game's shaping up to be this fantastic, experiencing it for yourself is really all you should care about."

IGN Best of E3 2008IGN
Overall Best Game of Show
Best Console Game
Best Overall RPG
Best Overall Xbox 360 Game
Best Overall PS3 Game
Best PC RPG
Best Xbox 360 RPG
Best PS3 RPG

"Fallout 3 continues to impress with an engrossing story, great visuals, and a compelling mix of gameplay styles."

Voodoo Extreme Best of E3Voodoo Extreme
Game of Show
Best RPG (Console)
Best Console Game

"Comfortable controls, quirky Fallout branded humor, and bloom-tastic visuals made for a very entertaining half-an-hour to say the least."

PSUPSU
Best PS3 Game of E3 2008
"Fallout 3 combines a gritty, bleak aesthetic with a compelling narrative to immerse players in what is shaping up to be one of the most extravagant single-player outings of this current generation thus far."

 

GameTrailers
Best RPG

1UP
Best RPG
"Fallout 3 grabbed our attention immediately with its breathtaking vista across a post-apocalyptic Washington D.C."

Philly.com
#1 Game of E3

TeamXbox
Best RPG Winner
"This title looks like it'll be incredibly entertaining…"

GamePro Silver E3 2008GamePro
Silver Award
"Fallout 3 has huge potential -- we came away from our hands-on demo wearing a Joker-esque grin."

 

Gamespy E3 Game of Show PS3GameSpy
Overall Runner Up
Xbox 360 Game of Show
PS3 Game of Show

"After spending an hour with the game, we feel like we've only seen the tip of the iceberg. We can't wait to dive back in."

WhatIfGaming WhatIfGaming
Best RPG
Runner Up Game of Show
Runner Up Best Artistic Design
Runner Up Revolutionary Design
Runner Up Best Console Game
Runner Up Best PC Game
Runner Up Best 3rd Person Shooter Game

"With a great combat system like the VATS and moreover a vast landscape that is still similarly unparalleled to Bethesda Softworks' previous titles, Fallout 3 might be the first post-apocalyptic world that everyone wants to surprisingly be some part."

UGO Best of 2008

 

 

 

UGO
Best in Show
Best RPG
Best Console Game
"There were a lot of very impressive candidates, but none made us feel more pissed about not being able to take the disc home with us."

 

XplayX-Play
Best of Multiplatform

 

SCRAWL
Best of Show
"This is one game that will suck you in for hours at a time before you even know what hit you."

GameDaily
Best and Worst of E3 - Best
"Bethesda's huge game that lets you roam anywhere in a post-apocalyptic world, choosing to talk your way out of situations or blowing enemies into bloody chunks makes us wish it were October. Toss in some ironic nods to mid-century American culture, drug references and a verbal cameo by Malcolm McDowell and, well, you had us at hello."

GameZone
Top Ten Games of E3 - #2
"After years of anticipation, Bethesda's take on the beloved Fallout franchise promises to be every bit as deep and engrossing as fans would hope for."

PlanetXbox360
Game of Show
"After putting nearly an hour into the game it was the one title that we talked about the entire way back to the office, this game is going to be epic in proportions and there should not be a gamer out there that has not went to their local game shop and put down the money for a pre-order."

Edge Online
Best Games of E3
"…we trust Bethesda to deliver."

Blast Magazine
Best Game
"Bethesda built a winner from scratch with an amazing looking Fallout 3."

Kombo.com
Top 15 Games of E3
"Fallout 3 could shape up to be the best in the legendary franchise."

The Industry Standard
Top 10 Games of E3

Straight (Vancouver)
Best Game of Show

BBC
Best Game on Show

Game Critics Award2007 Game Critics Awards
Best of Show Nominee
Best PC Game Nominee
Best- Role Playing Gam
e Nominee


GameSpotGamespot
Best RPG Game
Best PC Game
Game of the Show (finalist)

"If what we saw at E3 is any indication, Bethesda is on its way to capturing the ironic tone and unforgettable gameplay of Fallout."

IGN Best of E3 2007

IGN
Overall Game of Show
Best RPG
Best Console Game

"Bethesda could have a masterpiece on its hands."

Team Xbox Best of E3 2007TeamXbox
Best Demo
Runner-up Best RPG
Runner-up Best of Show

"The post-apocalyptic wasteland that you'll be exploring is extremely detailed, a fact that's even more impressive when you consider that you can go anywhere."

1Up Best of E31Up
Best of E3 Selection
"Personally, we're psyched for what we've seen so far of Bethesda's take on the Fallout franchise."

 

 

Team Xbox Best of E3 2007RPG Fan
Best RPG of E3 2007
"Fallout 3 blew everything else out of the water at E3, and we're happy to have seen it, even if it is more than a year away from release."

HardGame2 New!
Best PC Role Videogame
Best Xbox 360 Show Game
Best Xbox 360 Role Videogame
Best PLAYSTATION 3 Role Videogame
2nd Best Absolute Game in the Show

"Fallout 3 unites again in a title a wide and diverse gaming experience, with top-notch graphics, all wrapped with a rich and highly immersive background, promising dozens of gaming hours."

UGO
Best of the Best
"There was no game at this year's E3 that we were more eager to play..."

GamesAreFun
Game of the Show
"The wait until Fall 2008 will be a long one, but once the game hits, prepare to be blown away."

Advanced Media Network - Best RPG
Advanced Media Network - Best 360 Game

Advanced Media Network
Best Role-Playing Game
Best Xbox 360 Game

Best of Show Nominee
"By the end of the demo, we were ready to rip the controller out of Todd Howard's hands and explore Fallout 3 for ourselves."

 

Gamespy - Top 5 Xbox
Gamespy - Top 10 PC

GameSpy
Top 5 Xbox 360 Games
Top 10 PC Game
Runner Up for Best of Show
"Almost all of us expected Fallout 3 to look good, but once we saw the game in action it surpassed our expectations in almost every way."

 

 

Mirror
Best of Show
"... ‘Fallout 3' promises to be a game that defines this current generation of gaming."

Kotaku
Second Runner Up in the Best of Show category

Firing Squad
Fallout 3 makes the Most Impressive Games of E3 2007 list.

Next Generation
Top 20 Games of  E3 (#10)
"With the brand power behind Fallout 3, Bethesda could have an even bigger hit on its hands."

Yahoo! Games
Top Ten Showstopper (#10)
"Seek shelter - it's the bomb."

GameLyfe
Best RPG

As the Gaming World Turns
THE Game of E3
"The Bethesda team had only one game to show but its been THE best game of E3 - "Fallout 3". I'm talking far and away the best, no one else is even close."

myTELUS
Game of the Show
"... Fallout 3 promises to be the kind of game that will have gamers calling in sick because they've been up all night playing."

AT&T blue room
Best Game that won't come out until next year
"Between the highty detailed levels, subtle sense of humor, and cool weapons the game looks amazing..."

 
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