4 10 2007

Halo3 VS fallout3

So I thought i’d stick with the new games facing each other off. So i’ve gone for Halo 3 VS Fallout 3. Both are successful series and both have been egarly anticipated.


Halo 3 is a first-person shooter developed by Bungie Studios exclusively for the Xbox 360. The game is the third title in the Halo series and ends the story arc begun in Halo: Combat Evolved and continued with Halo 2. The game was released on September 25, 2007 in New Zealand (which due to its midnight release made it first available for official retail), Australia, Singapore, India, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, and the United States; September 26, 2007 in Europe; and September 27, 2007 in Japan. GameSpot reported that 4.2 million units of Halo 3 were in retail outlets on September 24, 2007, a day before official release, a world record volume release. Halo 3 also holds the record for the highest grossing opening day in video game history, making US$170 million in its first 24 hours.

The game features new vehicles, weapons, and gameplay features not present in the previous titles of the series. Halo 3 focuses on the interstellar war between 26th century humanity and a collection of alien races known as the Covenant, who after a decades-long war have begun the invasion of Earth. The player assumes the role of the Master Chief, a cybernetically enhanced supersoldier, as he wages war in defense of humanity.

The gameplay of Halo 3 largely builds upon the previous iterations of the franchise. It is a first-person shooter that follows the character Master Chief and his struggle against the Covenant and the Flood. The game’s action takes place largely on foot, but also includes segments focused on vehicular combat.

Halo 3’s campaign encompases nine levels, which complete the storyline of the Halo trilogy. Players can play through by themselves, or play with the help of other players via Xbox Live or System Link. For plot reasons, instead of having each player be an identical Spartan as in previous Halo games, the first player plays as Master Chief, the second player the Arbiter and the other two players newly created Elites; N’tho ‘Sraom and Usze ‘Taham, each with their own backstories. Each player has identical abilities, although the Arbiter and his Elites have different starting weapons.


Fallout 3 is an action role-playing game, currently under development by Bethesda Softworks. It will be the third major game in the Fallout series, which has also spawned the spin-offs Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel and Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel.

Similar to previous Fallout games, Fallout 3 takes place in apocalyptic United States. The player character is a member of Vault 101, a fallout shelter serving Washington D.C. One day, the player wakes up finding that his father has left the vault and ventured into the wasteland for unknown reason. Wishing to uncover the mystery behind his father’s departure, the player leaves the protection of the vault as well in search of his father’s whereabouts.

On June 5, 2007, Bethesda released the Fallout 3 Teaser trailer. The press kit released with the trailer indicates that Ron Perlman is on-board with the project, and cites a release date of Fall 2008. The trailer also features the Ink Spots song “I Don’t Want To Set The World On Fire”, which the previous Fallout developer Black Isle Studios originally intended to license for use in the first Fallout game. The trailer, which was completely done with in-engine assets, closed with Ron Perlman saying his trademark line as the narrator of the first three Fallout games: “War. War never changes.” The trailer shows a devastated Washington, D.C, evidenced by the partially crumbled Washington Monument in the background.

A cover story in the magazine Game Informer revealed that:

  1. The game can use both first-person and third-person perspective.
  2. Main character creation is implemented by specifying the character’s childhood. The character’s mother dies in labor in a Vault hospital, after which the player chooses the character’s Traits and general appearance during the father’s DNA analysis. Afterwards, the father removes his surgeon’s mask to reveal a face much like the one chosen by the player for the character.
  3. As a child in the Vault, the character receives a book titled “You’re Special”, whereupon you’ll set the character’s 7 primary aptitudes. The character receives training weapons and a PIP-boy during childhood, and the player’s performance in various tests determines the rest of the attributes. Additionally, there will be quests inside the Vault that influence the pc’s relationship with his or her father.
  4. Skills and Perks are similar to those in previous games: the player chooses 3 Tag Skills out of 14 to be the character’s specialties, and the character will gain a Perk every other level. 4 skills have been cut out from the game (Fallout and Fallout 2 had 18 skills) but it is unknown what skills have been cut off.
  5. Max level will be 20.
  6. There will be a definite end to the game, with many possible endings based on good/evil/neutral events you trigger.
  7. The Vault-tec Assisted Targeting System, or V.A.T.S. will be implemented. Various actions cost action points, and both the player and enemies can target specific body areas for attacks, inflicting specific injuries. While using V.A.T.S., real-time combat is paused creating a combat system that the Bethesda developers have described as a hybrid between turn-based and real-time combat.
  8. The game will maintain the same level of gore. All gory deaths in the game will be shown in slow motion. One of the featured screenshots (above) is of a super-mutant’s head exploding in great detail.
  9. The game will feature a new health and radiation system. The player can measure an object’s radioactivity and gauge the effect it will have on the character.
  10. Karma titles, similar to those from previous games, will grant Xbox Live Achievements on that platform.

Both look really good. I’m going to dig up a bit more on them and hopefully focus on them a bit more over the coming days!





9 responses

5 10 2007

Halo 3 is awesome.

Fallout 3… looks great – but who knows?

5 10 2007
Chad H

Halo 3 = Generic Shooter, Version 3.

Fallout 3 = something different that will add to the genre.

6 10 2007

Both are entirely different games, of different genres. Thus, they cannot be compared properly. Fallout 3 will be an RPG with very little FPS properties.
Halo 3 is an FPS with no RPG properties. Depending on your inclination, your preference will be different. I will enjoy both.
Why can’t all games just get along?

12 10 2007

This was a stupid.

Halo 3 made $170m in its first day of release, I doubt Fallout will get half that in the first month.

23 10 2008

Well, its mainly on your choice and wat u prefer. I like FPS and RPG, but since fallout 3 is described as the future oblivion and ive been playin a lot of oblvion, i thought that FPS is good.

12 01 2009

Well, i have both of theese games.
I love both of them but you can´t really compare them.
But still, both OWN.

22 02 2009


26 07 2009

FALLOUT 3 is SOOOOO much better then Halo 3 but it all depends on what kind of games you like im into the RPG games and making your own character and stuff

25 09 2009

both are really good but i think fallout 3 is better only because ive played fallout 1 and 2.never played halo or halo 2.so i dont really understand the story.also RPGs are so much better than FPS games.

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