Best SandBox Video Games to Get as a Gift For Christmas: Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas

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As the holidays near, parents, relatives and friends go out to buy their kids presents and gifts for Christmas. Sometimes, though, kids aren’t very clear of telling people what they want for Christmas, resulting in parents buying presents the kids have never even heard of. But, in the next few weeks, I’m going to be telling you guys about all the coolest toys, clothes, video games and gadgets that kids want for Christmas ( Because…. well, I am one. ).

There are tons of different kinds of video games, mission, war, action, first-person shooters, simulation, role-playing, but sandbox games are by far my favorite types of games. In most games, you have to play them a certain way, complete certain missions, go to certain places, but in sandbox games, you can do basically whatever you want. You can disobey orders, obey them, be evil, be good, join whichever team you want, roam freely, do whichever missions you want, just play freely. Fallout3 happens to be one of these games.

Fallout3 takes place in the year 2277 in Washington D.C. after the world has been ravaged in a war between China and the USA where showers of nukes fell onto the land killing people in the millions, destroying architectural sites and spreading radiation everywhere, creating mutants and diseased people. You play as a character in the fallout shelter, Vault 101 for the beginning years of your life, until one day, when you are a teenager finishing school, you are forced to leave when your father escapes the vault and vault security thinks you were involved with the escape and threatens to kill you. You have little to no choice but to follow your father and escape the vault. You are then exposed to the dying world of the Capital Wasteland, thus, beginning the game.

Like other video games, Fallout3 has gotten many reviews, some good, some bad, but mostly good. With a rating of  9.0 out of ten by GameSpot, and a 9.6 out of ten from IGN, Fallout3 must be a pretty good game, except for a few other factors. With great animations and graphics for the background environment and monsters of the game, the faces and humans have not so good graphics and animations. They glitch, move in weird directions and twitch every now and then, plus the mouth movements don’t sync up with the sound. Also, there are a lot of glitches, like flying bodies, floating objects and invisible walls.

Fallout3 is available for multiple gaming consoles, like PS3 and PC, but I could only find the XBOX selling link.

Fallout 3 Xbox 360 Game Bethesda Fallout 3 Xbox 360 Game Bethesda

It’s been ten years since the release of Fallout 2 and 227 years after the nuclear devastation that all but destroyed humanity and now Bethesda Games returns you to the post-apocalyptic remains of what used to be Washington DC, packed with detail and excitement as you explore 2277. You get multiple challenges with consequences or rewards based on your actions. Build your character through pivotal events of your childhood in Vault 101. Assign skill points to reflect your style of play and put yourself to the test as you venture out into the sunlight in the shattered remnants of Washington DC in search of your father – the first man to leave the Vault. You’ll have to balance finding food to regain health against your radiation level – putting the struggle for survival in very real terms. Character interaction can lead you to shortcuts or dead-ends. Side quests give let you try to gain aid and allies than you can pick-up on a single play-through. Play in either first- or third-person perspective as combat goes beyond simple run-and-gun with the Vault-Tech Assisted Targeting System (VATS) which lets you pause the action and spend points to target a specific part of your foe with dramatic results if you hit. Make sure that you take care of your weapons, however as they’ll wear out without maintenance. Your character can combine weapons into newer, more powerful ones – if you took that skill. You’ll find touches of the same dark humor that set Fallout apart in the first place along with retro 1950′s styles set against the ruins. Prepare for the future! ESRB Rating: M – Mature Genre: RPG Features: Vault 101 – Jewel of the Wastes. For 200 years, Vault 101 has faithfully served the surviving residents of Washington DC and its environs, now known as the Capital Wasteland. Though the global atomic war of 2077 left the US all but destroyed, the residents of Vault 101 enjoy a life


Two years after coming out with Fallout3, Bethseda made another masterpiece; Fallout New Vegas. Fallout New Vegas takes place in Las Vegas ( obviously ) in the year 2281 after the same war in Fallout3 between USA and China. Your character is a delivery boy who has to deliver a package to New Vegas from Primm. On his way, he is then shot in the head, left to die. He is then rescued by Doctor Mitchell who nurses him back to health.

Fallout New Vegas is a relatively new game, plus I have never played it, so there is not much else I have to say about it.  It has gotten many good reviews and it is a game that I am hoping to get for Christmas.

Fallout: New Vegas PC Game Bethesda Fallout: New Vegas PC Game Bethesda


Experience all the sights and sounds of fabulous New Vegas, brought to you by Vault-Tec, America’s First Choice in Post Nuclear Simulation. Explore the treacherous wastes of the Great Southwest from the safety and comfort of your very own vault: Meet new people, confront terrifying creatures, and arm yourself with the latest high-tech weaponry as you make a name for yourself on a thrilling new journey across the Mojave wasteland. A word of warning, however – while Vault-Tec engineers have prepared for every contingency, in Vegas, fortunes can change in an instant. Enjoy your stay. ESRB Rating: M – Mature Genre: Strategy System Requirements: OS: Windows 7/Vista/XP Processor Dual Core 2.0 GHZ Memory: 2GB RAM, 10GB free hard drive space Video Card NVIDIA GeForce 6 Series, ATI 1300XT Series Minimum Internet Access: Steamworks required for online activation Features: Welcome to Vegas. New Vegas. It’s the kind of town where you dig your own grave prior to being shot in the head and left for dead…and that’s before things really get ugly. It’s a town of dreamers and desperados being torn apart by warring factions vying for complete control



Fallout: New Vegas Playstation3 Game Bethesda Fallout: New Vegas Playstation3 Game Bethesda


Experience all the sights and sounds of fabulous New Vegas, brought to you by Vault-Tec, America’s First Choice in Post Nuclear Simulation. Explore the treacherous wastes of the Great Southwest from the safety and comfort of your very own vault: Meet new people, confront terrifying creatures, and arm yourself with the latest high-tech weaponry as you make a name for yourself on a thrilling new journey across the Mojave wasteland. A word of warning, however – while Vault-Tec engineers have prepared for every contingency, in Vegas, fortunes can change in an instant. Enjoy your stay. ESRB Rating: M – Mature Genre: Strategy Features: Welcome to Vegas. New Vegas. It’s the kind of town where you dig your own grave prior to being shot in the head and left for dead…and that’s before things really get ugly. It’s a town of dreamers and desperados being torn apart by warring factions vying for complete control


Fallout New Vegas Xbox 360 Game Bethesda Fallout New Vegas Xbox 360 Game Bethesda


Experience all the sights and sounds of fabulous New Vegas, brought to you by Vault-Tec, America’s First Choice in Post Nuclear Simulation. Explore the treacherous wastes of the Great Southwest from the safety and comfort of your very own vault: Meet new people, confront terrifying creatures, and arm yourself with the latest high-tech weaponry as you make a name for yourself on a thrilling new journey across the Mojave wasteland. A word of warning, however – while Vault-Tec engineers have prepared for every contingency, in Vegas, fortunes can change in an instant. Enjoy your stay. ESRB Rating: M – Mature Genre: Strategy Features: Welcome to Vegas. New Vegas. It’s the kind of town where you dig your own grave prior to being shot in the head and left for dead…and that’s before things really get ugly. It’s a town of dreamers and desperados being torn apart by warring factions vying for complete control


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