Do not purchase the PC version of Fallout 3. When I first brought it home and started it up, it crashed 3 seconds into the opening movie.
I installed a patch. Same problem.
I installed another patch, I was able to play the game.
Now, however, 5 minutes into the game the keyboard and mouse simply stop responding. The only thing I can do at that point is force quit the game and re-start it....for another 5 min before they stop responding again. I've sent emails to their support network who's auto-responding-bot told me I'd be contacted in 48 hours. That was 4 days ago and I haven't heard a word.
I'm left with a powerless rage I haven't felt since I was 14 years old and my modem stopped working. I really want to play this game, and yet, I can't. All I can do is vent my frustration to you, poor reader. So unless you want to go on a mountain dew fueled killing spree, I'd suggest staying away from anything made by Bethesda Software.
I'm finished now.