Fallout 3 Walkthrough and SuperGuide



I haven’t made a FAQ in quite a while, but vast fun I have had playing Fallout 3 plus the fact is has tons of quests, locations, and things to do made me decide to make a complete walkthrough of the game, from beginning to end. And to enjoy everything that you can get out of it.

Fallout 3 is the 3rd game of the Fallout series. The first 2 were major hits and cult classics, with incredible plot and substance to satisfy the RPG gamer in everyone. Fallout 3 was changed a little. It is now a first person shooter, where as the previous 2 were top down turn based combat games. Because Fallout 3 is a first person shooter, many things were changed in the game that wouldn’t work in a non-turn based game. Many good things were left out because of this, but the overall fun is still there, making for a fun game with a huge world to explore. Things to note. The game is a first person SHOOTER. This means that combat is a lot harder than with a turn based game, because you actually have to aim and attack things manually instead of a system where your stats affect how good you hit. There is an adjusted V.A.T. combat system that helps with the popular aiming that Fallout 1 and 2 had. Sadly they didn’t extend this to all weapons, so guns are the only weapons you can aim at body parts. That doesn’t make the other weapons any less fun, just not as beneficial as guns.

There are also FAQS which explain the combat system, stats, perks, and other things. I won’t go over those here. I will simply tell you what to pick and what to do. Saves a lot of reading.

Some things to remember

  1. Always heal by resting if possible.
    Onehours’ rest in a bed will heal all your wounds. Save your healing Stims for emergencies.
  2. Early on use melee weapons and save ammo.
    Save the ammo for the harder foes. Most weaker enemies can be beaten with melee weapons easy.
  3. Save often.
    Fallout 3 has a lot of glitches, such as getting stuck in objects, lockups, etc. Save often. I’ll try and tell you when.
  4. Do not use any books until level 5 when you get the Comprehension perk.
    This doubles all book raises from 1 point to 2. Well worth it.


  1. dakota

    June 20, 2011 at 11:57 am

    I got the reserivist's rifle from Arkansas in minefield… not from drifter.

  2. Jake

    June 20, 2011 at 11:57 am

    what perks do i pick after level 20? you dont give any more.

  3. Juju

    June 20, 2011 at 11:56 am

    I am REALLY REALLY grateful that you put this very extensive and detailed walk through. I literally follower it to a T, and everything you said happened. I even blew up the cars in the order. I still enjoyed the game with a walkthrough and I just wanna say thanks A LOT!

    (You like the super mutain of Fallout3 Walkthroughs) naww but thanks!

  4. columbia

    June 20, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Now I would' ve used ChickHen to flash custom firmware to his psp but he updated to 5.55. So I was wondering if the Half Byte Loader program would be able to run the 5.50 D3 installer at all, since I noticed the program is beta and apparently as many problems left, long enough to flash firmware without bricking his psp.

  5. Chris

    June 20, 2011 at 11:56 am

    im currently doing the quest "take it back" and for some reason when i leave the citadel and begin the journey. liberty prime does NOT move. i have no clue wtf is goin on. did i miss something?? his diagnostics on the terminal shown 0 power to mobility. so how the hell does he destroy the energy field barrier on the bridge?

  6. Vorpal

    June 20, 2011 at 11:56 am

    How do I jump on the back of Army Trucks? I can't seem to get at the ammo boxes on the back of the truck!

  7. Erwin

    June 20, 2011 at 11:55 am

    hmmm whats the intellegence for? i cant find any reason to use it i normally get str agi and endu

  8. Alex

    June 20, 2011 at 11:55 am

    If you get Broken Steel DLC theres a perk you can get that raises all your SPECIAL stats to 9. If you hold off until then to get the bobbleheads, you could have a maxed out player. Be careful when using this guide, and do your research about what DLC can do for you first

  9. Alex

    June 20, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Adding all 5 dlc's would probably double the size of this guide, and certain things in this guide (what perks to get, etc.) could REALLY screw you over. Best example?

  10. Alex

    June 20, 2011 at 11:55 am

    it fails to account for DLC that became available after the original release of the game.

  11. Alex

    June 20, 2011 at 11:55 am

    This walkthrough is a GREAT way to start off the game. The pure freedom in fallout 3 makes it amazing, but it can make it horrible too. This guide starts you off slow. However, I wouldnt use this walkthrough to play the ENTIRE game, because its alot more fun to find places people on your own. Theres just one more flaw in this guide:

  12. kevin

    June 20, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Why raise the barter skill so high? It seems worthless is there a reason, is there something cool to earn, that's why you raise it up?

  13. brian

    June 20, 2011 at 11:54 am

    what do you do in the level to find your dad i have been on that level since last year and i still dont know what to do if you know tell me because i want to see what you do not just stay on the same dum level

  14. michael. bailey

    June 20, 2011 at 11:54 am

    gd tips m8 il will try them ty

  15. greg

    June 20, 2011 at 11:54 am

    it wont pass the speech test for the bomb wtf!

    • Calum

      January 7, 2012 at 7:56 pm

      it didnt level up after i broke into simms house and i followed th guide

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