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(2008 Video Game)

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Sex & Nudity

  • Some characters are prostitutes and the player can rent a room from them regardless of chosen gender. The prostitute will lay down to sleep, fully clothed like all other characters, and the player can do this too on the same bed. Nothing sexual is shown or heard, and this doesn't affect your karma in anyway.
  • Some chosen dialogue includes flirting with the opposite sex.

Violence & Gore

  • Enemies limbs can be dismembered with blood spray
  • If you shoot an enemy in the head the head will explode with a gross squish sound with heaps of blood and chunks of brains and eyeballs go flying
  • Graphic gory sci fi violence with a lot of blood
  • If you have the bloody mess perk enemies can completley explode with copious blood spray and chunks of gore, organs and intestines flying everywhere
  • When you kill someone when using vats is shows a cinematic slow motion version of what happens, this can be very extremely graphic with the bloody mess perk


  • There are fairly frequent uses of fuck throughout the game.
  • A profanity filter allows for some profanity to be taken out, though words such as "damn" may appear a couple times.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • In this game you can consume various amounts of alcohols but it negatively affects your character. Various fictional drugs can be taken. These drugs will give your character positive effects, but too much use will cause your character to develop an addiction.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • One location has a disturbing depiction of slavery as well as some rare encounters during exploration. People are seen wearing explosive collars, including some children. Slavers are often rude and threatening in dialogue.
  • Animals, bugs, and some characters are mutated and many of them will try to attack the player character, some may be a little grotesque or eerie looking.
  • The background for a mutant populated enemy faction is very disturbing, involving forcefully exposing captured humans to a fictional "Forced Evolutionary Virus" (FEV) which mutates the victim gruesomely, usually driving them insane. This information is only useful if you want to learn more about the game's story.
  • One of the NPC companions Fawkes; an intelligent Super Mutant, will yell EVERY TIME he sees an enemy, even small ones like a Radroach. This'll scare almost anybody, no matter how old they are.
  • The hostile creature known as the Centuar has a very disturbing appearance that will frighten almost anybody.
  • The atmosphere of The Capital wasteland may be creepy/depressing for some.
  • There is a haunted building which may be scary for some.
  • This game is extremely glitchy, which may result in some very scary/disturbing glitches (Floating heads, talking dead bodies, flying objects, lighting bugs, etc.)
  • There are some disturbing characters and mature themes.
  • Some of the Vaults, that you'll discover in the course of the game, have some very creepy backstories. For example, one Vault tells the story that there was a cloning machine inside the Vault and that it was used to create a steady population for the Vault. Unfortunately, the clones went crazy and started murdering everyone else in the Vault. If you enter the Vault in the game the clones are still there and will attack you. However, the creepiest thing about this Vault is that the clones repeatedly chant one phrase: "Gary, why?"
  • Ghouls may be frightening to some.
  • Rated M for Strong Language, Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Use of Alcohol and Drugs, Sexual Themes.
  • If Fallout 3 (2008) was a movie, it would be PG-13: For Sci-Fi Action/Violence, Scary/Frightening Scenes, Brief Strong Language And some sensuality.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Violence & Gore

  • Players can use a perk called "cannibalism" which they'll eat the corpses of dead human NPC's and can regain health, but in turn, lose Karma. Should they be seen eating a corpse, they'll be attacked as it's a "crime against nature".

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • In The Pitt DLC, you're constantly attacked by people turned into barely recognizable monsters from excessive radiation. Also, everyone in the city is sick and dying.
  • The whole mission Tranquility Lane is considered creepy by some.

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