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This page is about issues related only to the PlayStation 3 version of Fallout 3. For general information about the game, see Fallout 3.
Fallout 3
Fallout 3 PlayStation 3.jpg
DeveloperBethesda Softworks
PublisherBethesda Softworks
Ubisoft (GER)
Release DateOctober 28, 2008 (US)
October 31, 2008 (EU, AU)
December 4, 2008 (JP)
Genreaction role-playing game
ModesSingle player
PlatformsMicrosoft Windows XP or Vista
Xbox 360
PlayStation 3
MediaBlu-ray disc

Fallout 3 is a post-apocalyptic computer and console role-playing game developed and published by Bethesda Softworks as the third installment in the Fallout series and a sequel to Interplay's Fallout and Fallout 2. It was released on October 28 in North America, on October 31 in Europe and on December 4 in Japan. It is available on the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.


The current version of Fallout 3 for PlayStation 3 is 1.6.1 released on September 16, 2009. It adds trophies for the add-on packs to the game and fixes some of the bugs.


L1 Aim
R1 Shoot
L2 Third Person
Triangle Jump
Square Reload/Holster Weapon (Hold)
Circle Pip-Boy/Pip-Boy Light (Hold)
X Action Button
Right Stick Camera
Left Stick Move
L3 Sneak Mode
R3 Pick Up/Move Object
Directional Buttons Hot Keys

Localization differences

In the Japanese version of Fallout 3, the X and Circle buttons have their functions swapped.



On May 19, 2009, Bethesda announced that all previous DLC packs (Operation: Anchorage, The Pitt and Broken Steel) would be released for the PS3 version starting in late June at four to six week intervals. In the same release, Bethesda announced that the two upcoming content packs (Point Lookout and Mothership Zeta) would also be released on PS3 after the first three.

The release dates were then revised and Broken Steel was the first add-on to be released for PS3 on September 24, 2009, followed by Operation: Anchorage and The Pitt on October 1, 2009, as well as Point Lookout and Mothership Zeta on October 8, 2009.

All five packs are featured in the Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition, released on October 13, 2009. Unlike the Xbox 360 and PC versions however, the PS3 version will not receive retail copies of the add-ons, as all of the content fits on a single Blu-ray disc.


For a list of PS3-specific bugs, see: Fallout 3 bugs#PlayStation 3.