Fallout 3 looks worst on PS3

Written by Joe Martin

October 23, 2008 // 11:12 a.m.

Tags: #bethesda #fallout-3 #fallout-3-graphics #fallout-3-looks-worst-on-ps3 #fallout-3-review

According to an exclusive review in PSM3 magazine, the PlayStation 3 version of Fallout 3 is the least impressive visually of all the different versions of the game.

In their exclusive review of the game, PSM3 mentions that the "The PS3 version compares poorly to its Xbox and PC counterparts," which is news that should certainly keep PC gamers smiling a bit about this important title. Not only was it first pirated on consoles almost a month in advance of the release, but it also plays and looks best on a non-console platform.

PSM3 magazine has since tried to calm down PlayStation 3 owners who might be disappointed by the news by clarifying their comments and promising that it won't impact on the game experience in anyway.

The magazine says that the PC version of the game is the best looking and that it is "gorgeous", that the Xbox 360 version has textures that are "noticeably rougher" and that the PS3 version looks the same as the Xbox 360 but with slightly jaggier and rougher objects in the distance.

On the PlayStation 3, the magazine claims that the textures are also muddier and the framerate for the game is noticeably choppier than on the other platforms - especially during certain end-game story missions.

"If you're bothered by a slightly inferior frame rate and fractionally blurrier textures, then perhaps, yes, you'd best buy the Xbox version," admits the mag, though that does apparently "leave the rest of us to enjoy an almost-identical, equally brilliant, game on PS3."

Are you planning on picking up Fallout 3? Check out our hands-on Fallout 3 preview or our interview with Bethesda's Pete Hines for more information, then let us know what you think in the forums.

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