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Which Fallout game is best of these 3

ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 6,001
    Ive actually never played these so going to grab one of these 3 , which do you feel was best ..
 Any insight is welcome
Which Fallout is best of these 3
  1. Which Fallout is best of these 371 votes
    1. Fallout 3
      25.35%
    2. Fallout New Vegas
      46.48%
    3. Fallout 4
      28.17%
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  • st4t1ckst4t1ck Member UncommonPosts: 754
    I played and enjoyed them all.  i didnt play fallout 4 as much as the other 2 mostly because of how many games i had at time of release. I picked new vegas. I have the most play time and lot fun memories of it

  • GruntyGrunty Member RarePosts: 8,493
    edited October 10
    Each have different merits.

    FO 3 has a clearly defined 'good' goal.  It wraps up the Harold & Bob story from the first two.  Some of it's DLC is delightfully weird '50's era science fiction elements.  Overall, it takes itself less seriously than the latter games.

    FO New Vegas end goal isn't as clearly defined.  The different factions you can choose to support are neither good nor evil.  It's end goal and story is more open to choice.  

    FO 4's story is rather scattered between all the different factions you can choose to support or try to kill off.  The crafting is significantly more involved than previous games.  Settlement building is a love/hate relationship.  You'll quickly find out why people want to put a bullet in Preston Garvey's and Marcy Long's skull.  

    Replayabilty can be hit or miss.  You have to commit to a different build.  I always seem to end up with avatars that have the same skills regardless of what I try to start with.

    None of the three have any continuity between each other.  You can play them in any order and you won't see any spoilers or story elements that are shared except for the world they occur in.

    I'd say Fallout 3 and it's DLC are overall better than the other two.  Unless you really  like to create settlements.




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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 31,035
    edited October 11
    My personal favorite is FO4, but overall I'd recommend New Vegas as the one to try.

    I also recommend a strong stealth/ sniper build if new to these titles, worked very well for me in FNV.  Also rifle specs provide same bonuses to shotguns.  


    Shotguns are a bit meh at first so use them only for up close killing of rad scorps and only if you can't kill them at range. Once you get the automatic combat shotgun

    Melee builds can be very challenging especially until you get your first power armor set.

    If going heavy weapons I found mini guns pretty underwhelming in both FNV and 4. Missile launchers however were awesome, especially when killing death claws at range.


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  • deniterdeniter Member RarePosts: 1,264
    Fallout: New Vegas, hands down.

    The rest of the games in your list are not even proper fallout games, imo.
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  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 11,134
    Fallout 2 for me. I have never been a fan of the series but 2 I felt was the last good FO game. I have 3 and NV and 4 but could never get into them.  
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  • ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 6,001
    so im leaning to NV , should i get all the dlc ... ...


  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 11,834
    I forget 3 since I played it so long ago and I never played New Vegas. So FO4 by default.

    I did put a couple of hundred hours in it and have gone back 2 or 3 times. But like @Grunty said above, try as I may I always end-up using sniper rifles and shotguns :)
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  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 18,019
    I voted NV even though I like FO4 better now. NV is incredibly immersive imo.

    I think you should get the DLC but you should get @Kyleran 's input. It's implemented kinda screwy and doesn't flow well with the main narrative. However, it's good and useful, so consider that.
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  • HarikenHariken Member RarePosts: 2,083
    Fallout 3 game of the year edition for me was just amazing. NV was good but not as free roaming as i would have liked. It had some really good things like weapons crafting. I played Fallout 3 with and without mods for 2 straight years.
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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 31,035
    edited October 11
    Scorchien said:
    so im leaning to NV , should i get all the dlc ... ...


    Just buy the ultimate edition you have linked,  three of those DLCs are well done.

    Final advice, do not slavishly follow the main story line or the game will end way too quickly. Some folks claimed to do it in 35 hrs, took me 175 plus.
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  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 18,019
    These games go on deep sale at least twice a year. Even if you pick one up now, watch the holiday sales and the rest are sure to have some good deals.
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  • RobsolfRobsolf Member RarePosts: 4,565
    FO4 may be best, base game for game.  But GotY NV is the best.  Old World Blues was brilliant.
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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 31,035
    Robsolf said:
    FO4 may be best, base game for game.  But GotY NV is the best.  Old World Blues was brilliant.
    Yeah, only DLC I didn't think was well done was the tribals...
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  • RaquisRaquis Member UncommonPosts: 930
    i am not a huge fallout player but i started again and its fun play them all buddy start with fallout 3 game of the year edition it has hundreds of hours of gameplay;)
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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 31,035
    Grunty said:
    Each have different merits.

    FO 3 has a clearly defined 'good' goal.  It wraps up the Harold & Bob story from the first two.  Some of it's DLC is delightfully weird '50's era science fiction elements.  Overall, it takes itself less seriously than the latter games.

    FO New Vegas end goal isn't as clearly defined.  The different factions you can choose to support are neither good nor evil.  It's end goal and story is more open to choice.  

    FO 4's story is rather scattered between all the different factions you can choose to support or try to kill off.  The crafting is significantly more involved than previous games.  Settlement building is a love/hate relationship.  You'll quickly find out why people want to put a bullet in Preston Garvey's and Marcy Long's skull.  

    Replayabilty can be hit or miss.  You have to commit to a different build.  I always seem to end up with avatars that have the same skills regardless of what I try to start with.

    None of the three have any continuity between each other.  You can play them in any order and you won't see any spoilers or story elements that are shared except for the world they occur in.

    I'd say Fallout 3 and it's DLC are overall better than the other two.  Unless you really  like to create settlements.




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    One correction, Fallout 4 is all about looking for aluminum......always pick up everything made of aluminum or buy it from vendors when you see it.  ;)

    Actually there are a number of key materials, adhesive,  screws, springs,  oil, and about 4 more, depending on what you want to build.

    Encumbrance is a very real thing and I always took every perk or gear mod to increase carry capacity. 

    You are golden when you get strong back to the point where you can fast travel regardless of being over encumbered or not.




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  • ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 6,001
    Thanks for all the great feedback folks , went with Fallout NV and all DLC only 20$ ...
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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 31,035
    Scorchien said:
    Thanks for all the great feedback folks , went with Fallout NV and all DLC only 20$ ...
    Hey, if you do make it to the end let me know what path you selected.

    I only did one play through, might go back and revisit before plunging into FO76.


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  • NycteliosNyctelios Member EpicPosts: 2,899
    FO4. The verticality of the game left my with my mouth dropped to the ground. Looking back make it look not that a big of a deal but when I entered in downtown near Diamond City and thugs started a fight against super mutants in different levels of a highway my mind was just blown away.

    And unlike most people that are quite vocal online, I love the building and settlement meta game it has. It is optional, you don't have to - and later I modded the crap out of it to a point it started to have an insane level of depth (something like tile-by-tile:inch-by-inch level of building detail) - also all immersive.

    Also, unlike previous titles the buildings are more than single rooms places and "towns" are more than 3 houses which you can't enter. I would love to see it explored even further in next titles - and it's amazing what modding community is doing with it: There is a project to turn every single building in the game interactible (with funcioning inside layout, loot, lore, all immersive).
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  • thunderCthunderC Member EpicPosts: 2,072
    Fallout 3 was my personal favorite. Something about fallout 3 captured that Americana 1950's vibe so well, It was very immersive. Dont get me wrong i love all 3 of the games but New Vegas felt a little too sci-fi and Fallout 4"s explorable world didn't feel quite as massive in scale to me despite actually being larger (I think)


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  • cheyanecheyane Member EpicPosts: 5,811
    You should buy all of them and play them all in my opinion. Each one has its merits.
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    Underrail.

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  • GruntyGrunty Member RarePosts: 8,493
    edited October 11
    Kyleran said:
    One correction, Fallout 4 is all about looking for aluminum......always pick up everything made of aluminum or buy it from vendors when you see it.  ;)

    Actually there are a number of key materials, adhesive,  screws, springs,  oil, and about 4 more, depending on what you want to build.

    Encumbrance is a very real thing and I always took every perk or gear mod to increase carry capacity. 

    You are golden when you get strong back to the point where you can fast travel regardless of being over encumbered or not.


    My anecdotal experience with fast travel in FO 3 and FO:NV was it would cause the assassination squads to come after me more often.  In FO 4  it caused more settlement attacks.

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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 31,035
    Grunty said:
    Kyleran said:
    One correction, Fallout 4 is all about looking for aluminum......always pick up everything made of aluminum or buy it from vendors when you see it.  ;)

    Actually there are a number of key materials, adhesive,  screws, springs,  oil, and about 4 more, depending on what you want to build.

    Encumbrance is a very real thing and I always took every perk or gear mod to increase carry capacity. 

    You are golden when you get strong back to the point where you can fast travel regardless of being over encumbered or not.


    My anecdotal experience with fast travel in FO 3 and FO:NV was it would cause the assassination squads to come after me more often.  In FO 4  it caused more settlement attacks.

    You could be right, I never did figure out what the triggers for those were.

    By the time the assasination attacks started in FNV I was well armored and skilled so they really were opportunities to pick up some great loot.

    FO4 I learned to mostly ignore settlement attacks or put massive defenses that could lay waste to anything.

    Didn't matter if I had to repair, I was basically rich from my muti-fruit farming and couldn't spend the caps I made.




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  • OG_ZorvanOG_Zorvan Member RarePosts: 1,438
    Fallout 3. Also, Obsidian can die in a fire.
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  • klash2defklash2def Member RarePosts: 1,246
    I'm a huge fallout fan, to me, NV is the best game, but Fallout 4 had the best gameplay mechanics. 3 was just okay for me personally, its not good at all without mods its the "Oblivion" of the fallouts.

    NV, FO4, FO3 in that order. None of them are BAD  games so play whichever speaks to you most, but yea IMO NV is the best of the 3. 
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