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Fallout 3 Cheats, Tips, and Walkthrough

Updated on June 24, 2011

Fallout 3 Review

Fallout 3 is a role-playing, first person video game with a lot to offer. You'll find that you can purchase the game for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, as well as the standard edition, collector's edition, and the survival edition. With each edition upgrade, you will pay more money for the game, but overall Fallout 3 is a game that is worth playing through.

As for the previous Fallout games in the series, you don't necessarily need to play them before playing Fallout 3, which is beneficial for those of you who just want to get in the game without the older games ini the series. Trust me, you won't be lost in the storyline if you haven't played the other games.

Fallout 3 is probably one of best games that Bethesda has created in the past. It has some of the top graphics and sounds, and the gameplay is an awesome combination of role-playing and combat.

You'll find that even though the combat and gameplay is awesome, the storyline is never sacrificed for a second. The characters are enganging and entertaining; you can definitely tell that the creators spent some time developing all the small details.

Although, the game does have its flaws, just like any other video game, you will find that most of the flaws are few and far between.

As a whole, Fallout 3 is a fantastic game, and you can't play any game without knowing even the simplest tips and hints. So, below you'll find various tips and cheats that will help you progress throughout the  game.

Fallout 3 Glitches

So these glitches can only help you while you're playing Fallout 3. For now, they are still as is, but it's probably just a matter of time until Bethesda patches the glitches. Until the time comes, take full advantage.

Infinite XP

If your speech skill is high enough, you can gain infinite XP. What you want to do is go to the town called "Big Town," which is located north of Vault 101. Speak to a girl named Bittercup, and she should tell you all about her dating exploits. Then, after speaking with her, you'll want to go into the house that is marked "Common House," and talk with a man named Pappy. A speach dialogue box should popup that says, "You came here with Bittercup, right?" Click it, and you will get XP each time. Continue to do this, and you will be able to load up on XP in just seconds.

Sandman Glitch

In order to take advantage of this glitch, you'll have to reach Level 10 with a skill of 60 in order to get the Sandman perk. You'll want to go to Andale, which is in the south central portion of the map. When you're there, you'll want to wait till around 1 am to go into the Smith house, while they're sleeping. Once in the house, you will want to go upstairs to the kid's bedroom and use sandman on him by crouching down, selecting him, and using the first option; repeat this step.You can increase the difficulty in order to get more XP.

Fallout 3 Easter Eggs

Alien and alien blaster

You want to go to the Minefield and head north. Keep going and eventually you will pick up a radio signal from the alien space craft. When you find the radio signal, you will find the space craft and a special gun that has limited ammo.

Brahmin Tipping

When you come up to a Brahmin, anywhere on the wasteland, you will want to crouch and hit the interact button in order to tip over the Brahmin. Just remember that you want to come up on one Brahmin, not a pack of Brahmin.

Fallout 3 Tips

  • Maxing Skill Points: In order to maximize the number of skill points that you get in a game, jack up your intelligence in the introduction to either 9 or 10 in order to maximize the skill ganes. Otherwise, you can grab the Educated perk when you hit level 4, doing this you can get 20 points for levels 2 and 3, and then 23 points for level 3 and up.
  • Steal Things: If you are planning on being evil, steal everything that you can. The game does not flag stolen items, so find a way to hide behind the counter and steal the safes and registers.
  • Kill Those Who Have What You Want: Becuase there's not much criminal justice, you can kill those who have things that you want. Just watch out who you decide to kill. It will be safer to kill wanders and travelers, than main characters.
  • Finish The Megaton, Before You Really Do: Early in the game, you you can either save or destroy Megaton, and although destroying it is fun, you'll want to make sure to go there first. If you decide to save Megaton, make sure to finish the quest early so that you have a single place that's yours to store all of your things and a place to sleep in a bed.
  • Use Fast Travel: If you're in the middle of nowhere, find a nearby landmark that unlocks a nearby fast travel spot so that you can pop over, drop your loot off, and go back instantly.
  • Study The Perks: If you study your character's skills and try to have your character learned in various areas, you will be able to further yourself in the game. Make sure to pick a character type that interests you. One that will make good use of 4-5 skills, 2-3 stats, and various perks so that they all work together.
  • Use V.A.T.S: Using V.A.T.s will get you through a lot of tough situations. While you're using it, you will be invincible until it ends.
  • Scrounger: This will help yield more ammo when you're searching through containers in the Wasteland. You can even sell the ammo that you're not going to use for a nice profit.
  • Ammo is Weightless: Because the ammo doesn't weigh anything, you can carry as much as you want. Just make sure that you have enough weapons to use the ammo.
  • Lockpick Skills: In order to maximize your loot, make sure that you know how to pick a lock.
  • Travel: Try traveling old roads, rivers, and rows of destroyed power lines in order to find new places of interests.
  • Carry Various Weapons: Because you won't be able to use the same weapons in every situation, you'll want to make sure that you carry a variety of different weapons and guns. If you're worried about the ammo, you can conserve your ammo by using bats, sledge hammers, and other melee weapons.

Fallout 3 Collector's Edition

Fallout 3 Walkthrough Part 1

Fallout 3 Walkthrough Part 2

Fallout 3 Walkthrough Part 3

Fallout 3 Walkthrough Part 4

Fallout 3 Walkthrough Part 5

Fallout 3 Achievements

Complete Agatha's Song (20 points)- Agatha's Song

Reach Level 14 with Good Karma (20 points) - Ambassador of Peace

Complete Big Trouble in Big Town (20 points) - Big Trouble in Big Town

Complete Blood Ties (20 points) - Blood Ties

Hack 50 terminals (20 points) - Data Miner

Kill 300 people (20 points) - Doesn't Play Well with Others

Complete Escape (20 points) - Escape!

Complete Finding the Garden of Eden (20 points) - Finding the Garden of Eden

Complete Following in His Footsteps (20 points) - Following in His Footsteps

Complete Galaxy News Radio (20 points) - Galaxy News Radio

Reach Level 14 with Bad Karma (20 points) - Harbinger of War

Complete Head of State (20 points) - Head of State

Pick 50 locks (20 points) - Keys are for Cowards

Reach Level 20 with Good Karma (30 points) - Last, Best Hope of Humanity

Reach Level 8 with Neutral Karma (10 points) - Mercenary

Complete Oasis (20 points) - Oasis

Discover 100 locations (20 points) - One Man Scouting Party

Reach Level 20 with Neutral Karma (30 points) - Paradigm of Humanity

Complete Picking up the Trail (20 points) - Picking up the Trail

Reach Level 14 with Neutral Karma (20 points) - Pinnacle of Survival

Reach Level 8 with Good Karma (10 points) - Protector

Place a grenade or mine while pickpocketing (10 points) - Psychotic Prankster

Reach Level 8 with Bad Karma (10 points) - Reaver

Complete Reilly's Rangers (20 points) - Reilly's Rangers

Complete Rescue from Paradise (20 points) - Rescue from Paradise

Complete Scientific Pursuits (20 points) - Scientific Pursuits

Reach Level 20 with Bad Karma (30 points) - Scourge of Humanity

Win 50 Speech Challenges (20 points) - Silver Tongued Devil

Kill 300 creatures (20 points) - Slayer of Beasts

Complete Stealing Independence (20 points) - Stealing Independence

Complete Strictly Business (20 points) - Strictly Business

Complete Take it Back! (40 points) - Take it Back!

Complete Tenpenny Tower (20 points) - Tenpenny Tower

Complete The American Dream (20 points) - American Dream

Kill all the Super Mutant Behemoths (20 points) - The Bigger They Are…

Take the G.O.A.T. (10 points) - The G.O.A.T. Whisperer

Complete The Nuka-Cola Challenge (20 points) - Nuka-Cola Challenge

Complete The Power of the Atom (20 points) - Power of the Atom

Complete The Replicated Man (20 points) - Replicated Man

Complete The Superhuman Gambit (20 points) - Superhuman Gambit

Complete The Wasteland Survival Guide (20 points) - Wasteland Survival Guide

Complete The Waters of Life (20 points) - Waters of Life

Complete Those! (20 points) - Those!

Complete Tranquility Lane (20 points) - Tranquility Lane

Complete Trouble on the Homefront (20 points) - Trouble on the Homefront

Get the Pip-Boy 3000 (10 points) - Vault 101 Citizenship Award

Collect 20 Vault-Tec Bobbleheads (30 points) - Vault-Tec C.E.O.

Make one of every custom weapon (30 points) - Weaponsmith

Collect 10 Vault-Tec Bobbleheads (10 points) - Yes, I Play with Dolls

Complete You Gotta Shoot 'Em in the Head (20 points) - You Gotta Shoot 'Em in the Head


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    • cdub77 profile image


      8 years ago from Portland Or

      Great hub. Very informative. I love Fallout 3 -- I'm playing Fallout: New Vegas right now. I actually did a brief review of Fallout 3 in a series I'm doing reviewing RPGs for the PS3. Are you going to do a hub for New Vegas?

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      8 years ago

      that was not useful for me but it was helpful if i was starting the game

    • Darkgora profile image


      8 years ago

      Pretty Helpfull, not much for me since i kno so much of Fallout 3, but a very good hub.

    • gazook profile image

      Jesper Berg 

      9 years ago

      Great resource for any Fallout fan. Thanks!

    • Waren E profile image

      Waren E 

      9 years ago from HAS LEFT THE BUILDING............

      I feel like playing that game again now,thankx Whitney05:)

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile image

      Patty Inglish MS 

      9 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      I don't know very much about a lot of video gaming, but this Hub looks very thorough. Thumbs Up!


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