Summary: NOTE: If you use Windows 7 or higher, this game will not work! It was made before Win 7 came out, and there is an issue with the compatibility. Every time I start a new game, it crashes. I've searched everywhere for help, but nothing seems to help. Which is very unfortunate, because the game itself is AMAZING. I used to own it for PS3.....guess I'll just have to buy that version again.
since I love Fallout 3 and was very much looking forward to ...
Amazon Customer ""aka the Moki"", Amazon
16 December 2014
Summary: Buyer beware! This Steam game is labeled [sic] "Fallout 3 is not optimized for Windows 7 and later." In this case this actually means "may or may not launch at all" on Win 8. Steam has no return policy, so if you want to take a gamble and plop down some hard cash for a game that may or may not run, you have been warned. A real shame too, since I love Fallout 3 and was very much looking forward to playing it on PC.
Great game that has been essentially abandoned...no longer supported for newer Op Systems
29 November 2014
Summary: UPDATE: 3/5/2015 Finally managed to get this running on Steam by re-installing and disabling Games for Windows Live. In fact, it seems G4WL is what's causing most of the problem. In order to fix, you'll need an un-official mod that disables that service and moves your DLC. Then, it should run with Steam. No guarantees, though.