Fallout 3 takes place in the year 2277, 36 years after the setting of Fallout 2 and 200 years after the nuclear apocalypse that devastated the game’s world in a future where international conflicts culminated in a Sino-American war in the second half of the 21st century. The game places the player in the role of an inhabitant of Vault 101, a survival shelter designed to protect a small number of humans from the nuclear fallout. When the player’s character’s father disappears under mysterious circumstances, he or she is forced to escape from the Vault and journey into the ruins of Washington D.C. to track him down. Along the way the player is assisted by a number of human survivors and must battle myriad enemies that now inhabit the area now known as the “Capital Wasteland”. The game has an attribute and combat system typical of an action strategy game but also incorporates elements of first-person shooter and survival horror games.
Fallout 3 is still being played by many gamers and we felt it was an interesting inclusion in this review to show HD5750 performance at a high resolution with max AA settings. the HD5750 puts in a great set of results and is just outclassed slightly by the GTS 250.
The frame rates in Fallout 3 are generally well in excess of 30 which leads to a solid, smooth gaming experience. Only once during our gameplay period did we notice a dip just below 30fps. The smooth rate of 25fps however is held throughout testing.