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FALLOUT 3

Type of media DigitalMedia

Ratings Info Contains very strong bloody violence and gore

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for adults icon18

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 08/03/2011

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

Set in a post -apocalyptic North America in the year 2077, FALLOUT 3 is a science fiction fantasy role playing game in which the player becomes a young man or woman on a quest to find their missing father. Playable in either a first or a third person perspective, it was passed ‘18’ for strong bloody violence.

The BBFC Guidelines at ‘15’ state that ‘violence may be strong but may not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury’. In FALLOUT 3 however, players are encouraged to use a targeting system that allows them to pause the action and direct their attacks at specific areas of their opponents' bodies. This might be their head, torso or arms and legs. When the action restarts the camera then focuses on the impact of those targeted attacks, with in slow motion, the enemy shown being bloodily killed and dismembered. The game features many weapons with which players can do this, including various rifles and machine guns, as well as a knife, a chain saw and a rocket launcher. This focus on violent bloody injury was therefore considered too strong for ‘15’ and better suited to the adult ‘18’ category where the game's fantastical elements as well as the complexity of the playing experience helped to make it acceptable. Additionally, BBFC Guidelines at ‘15’ state that ‘the strongest gory images are unlikely to be acceptable’ and with these same combat elements also featuring large explosive blood splats, this emphasis on strong gore was also considered better placed at ‘18’.

FALLOUT 3 also contains strong language.

Details

Title
FALLOUT 3
Year
2008
Distributor(s)
ZeniMax Europe Ltd
Classified date(s)
04/09/2008
Main language
English
Submitted run time
56m 9s
BBFC reference
ADM252239
Registration number
VFD25146

Components List

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FALLOUT 3
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