Paste Magazine has released a list over the 20 best games this entire decade, and decided to rank Fallout 3 as the third best. This places the game over games like Oblivion, World of Warcraft and Half-Life 2. The only two games ranking better would be Bioshock with second place, and Portal on the first place.
A game with brilliant writing, astonishing art direction and a healthy dose of family drama, Fallout 3’s indelible moment arrives when you stumble out of Vault 101 for the first time and are blinded by sunlight. It takes a good three or four seconds before your pupils contract enough to take in the devastated wasteland stretching out for you to explore. Each hill you traverse reveals new adventures and quests to undertake.”— Jason Killingsworth