Fallout 3 is Suddenly One of The Best-Looking Games on Earth

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Fallout 3 was released in 2008. In that time, all kinds of gorgeous video games have come and gone, including Bethesda's own Skyrim. But you wouldn't tell by looking at these screens. You'd think they were for Fallout 4, a thing I'm pretty sure doesn't even exist yet.

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That's the power, and the beauty, of mods for you. In this case, the famous ENB Series tweak, which along with hi-res landscape textures, improved faces and some changes made to the game's lighting have Fallout 3 looking better than ever (you can get links for some of those used in the comments here).

It also helps that the guy taking the shots, Anthemios / trillville, knows how to take a very pretty picture.

You can check out nice, hi-res versions of the images at the link below. Which you definitely should. Especially if give half a damn about desktop wallpaper.

Fallout 3 [Flickr, via @deadendthrills]


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DISCUSSION

theantifanboy
Nick Ha

While you're at it, make Fallout 3 one of the best-sounding games too. Play Fallout 3 while listening to the Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction soundtrack. It fits fucking PERFECTLY, and is a lot more emotionally compelling than the original Fallout 3 soundtrack. Full orchestras really make a difference.

Unless you're one of those jokers who just listens to the Pip-Boy radio all day. I mean, c'mon, really. Way to kill the atmosphere.

Other great pieces for ambient atmosphere:

Mercenary Without a Cause (second half) -

Sniper -

Destination: DMZ -

Hidden Valley Bunker (first half) -

(It's funnier because there's a location named this in F:NV.)

For combat:

Mercenary Without a Cause (first half) -

Allied Nations -

Deck of 52 -

Hidden Valley Bunker (second half) -

Family Business -

Swedish Fireballs -

Trouble at Work -