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 gun..