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Forget Fallout 4, Fallout 3 has a new-gen remaster you can play free now

Forget Fallout 4, Fallout 3 has a new-gen remaster you can play free now

As much as we adore Fallout 4, Fallout 3 is a classic for a reason

No shade towards Fallout 4 – it's a fantastic game. Nevertheless, when it comes to the franchise as a whole, we'd argue that Fallout 3 is the better instalment. The only time that title is beaten is when Fallout: New Vegas enters the ring.

It's not always easy to return to the older games, though. Not because they're inaccessible, but because their graphics take a lot of getting used to; we've been spoilt with contemporary games' looks. You could just persevere and deal with the inevitable eye strain, or you can play Fallout 3 via its new-gen remaster. We know which we'd prefer.

This Xbox mod is getting a lot of praise on Reddit, with gamers who've already played it imploring their peers to try it for themselves. "Fallout 3 in 4K/1440p with 60 FPS. Best time to revisit this gem!" the OP posts, alongside a photo of Fallout 3 looking pretty darn good despite its 15 years of age. What a fine looking old timer!

Of course, to fully appreciate the beauty of this remaster, you'll need to stop playing Fallout 4, which isn't exactly easy to do, as many Redditors will confirm. "Lol, I've been playing Fallout 4 non-stop on my Series X since like last August. Pretty much the only game I play whenever I game."

Welcome back to the glorious Fallout 3 trailer! What a trip down memory lane

It isn't just the Fallout franchise that keeps sucking gamers in – other Bethesda titles do, too. To the point that some gamers believe the end of their playthrough will never come, not that they really mind. "These games are freaking dangerous," commented bms_. "I started playing Skyrim a while ago, [and I'm] currently 160 hours in and it feels like the game will never end. I keep finding new stuff and quests (not just the generic ones)."

But if you can tear yourself away from what you're playing right now to (temporarily) play Fallout 3, we highly recommend it. Come on, you know you want to.

Featured Image Credit: Bethesda Softworks

Topics: Fallout, Xbox, Xbox Series X, Bethesda, Mods, PC, PlayStation