So the game is finished- but the post-apocalyptic wasteland is massive. The game could continue for months. For example, the Wastelander can help Moira finish her book, dispatch some overly pleasant cannibals, and meet an alien.
Things To Do In Fallout 3 #1: Decorate
Depending on decisions the Wastelander makes in the game, they will recieve a house in either Megaton or Tenpenny Tower. In Megaton, they can purchase ‘home improvements’ from Moira at Craterside Supplies. There are six themes: Raider, Science, Love Machine, Wasteland Explorer, Pre-War and Vault. Think the Raider one sounds fun? Think again: if it’s picked, the house will suddenly fill with blood and corpses…
At Tenpenny Tower, the Wastelander can purchase the same improvements from the tower’s shop (unless he has heartlessly murdered the owners, which is, in a game like this, always possible…)
Things To Do In Fallout 3 #2: Save a life
Outside Megaton there’s a guy dying from lack of water. He can only drink purified water, so perhaps the Wastelander could do the decent thing and give him some? Don’t forget, when he gets the Mr Handy robot, Handy can provide him with five Purified Waters, so it’s not like he can’t spare one…
Things To Do In Fallout 3 #3: Help Moira
Moira, the slightly insane owner of Craterside Supplies, is writing a guide to the Wasteland and she wants a little help. She’ll ask many crazy things of the Wastelander -getting irradiated, getting injured, breaking into a Raider-controlled supermarket- but she does give rewards, so it’s worth it.
Things To Do In Fallout 3 #4: Collect all the bobbleheads
Throughout the Wasteland there are twenty bobbleheads to find, and each one gives the Wastelander an increase in S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stats by 1 point or regular skills by 10 points.
Here’s where they are:
Agility bobblehead (S.P.E.C.I.A.L.) -At the Greener Pastures Disposal Office, next to a terminal
Barter bobblehead (Skills) -At the Evergreen Mills Market Bazaar
Big Guns bobblehead (Skills) -In a safe at Fort Constantine Co Quarters
Charisma bobblehead (S.P.E.C.I.A.L.) -At the Vault 108 Cloning lab
Endurance bobblehead (S.P.E.C.I.A.L.) -At the Deathclaw Santuary
Energy Weapons bobblehead (Skills) -In Colonel Autumn’s bedroom at Raven Rock
Explosives bobblehead (Skills) -In the Sealed Cistern near the WKML Broadcast Station
Intelligence bobblehead (S.P.E.C.I.A.L.) -At the Rivet City science lab
Lockpick bobblehead (Skills) -In the Bethesda Offices East
Luck bobblehead (S.P.E.C.I.A.L.) -In the basement of Arlington House
Medicine bobblehead (Skills) -On James’ desk at the start of the game
Melee Weapons bobblehead (Skills) -In the Virulent Underchambers of the Dunwich Building
Perception bobblehead (S.P.E.C.I.A.L.) -In the Museum Of Dave
Repair bobblehead (Skills) -In Evan King’s house in Arefu
Science bobblehead (Skills) -In the Vault 106 living quarters
Small Guns bobblehead (Skills) -In the basement of the National Guard Armoury
Sneak bobblehead (Skills) -In the Yao Guai tunnels in the Yao Guai den
Speech bobblehead (Skills) -In Eulogy’s Pad in Paradise Falls
Strength bobblehead (S.P.E.C.I.A.L.) -In Lucas Simms’ house in Megaton
Unarmed bobblehead (Skills) -Next to Argyle’s body in Rockopolis
Things To Do In Fallout 3 #5: The Andale cannibals
This little town, Andale, seems too good to be true- and yes, the inhabitants all are cannibals. Old Man Harris will tell the Wastelander to leave, but he won’t be foiled that easily. Steal some keys (or pick the lock) and have a look inside the Smith’s basement. Guess what that Strange Meat is? Here, the Wastelander can convince the townspeople that he’s a cannibal too and they will spare him- or instead, the Wastelander can just kill them all.
If for some reason the Wastelander figures being a cannibal appeals, he can recieve a free Strange Meat Pie from Linda as a reward for keeping the townpeople’s secret.
Things To Do In Fallout 3 #6: Help Walter
After the travelling Wastelander fixes the water pipes in Megaton, he can give Walter Scrap Metal in order to keep the water supply going. Walter pays the helpful stranger 10 bottle caps for every piece of metal he recieves. Since a huge amount of androids get shot to bits in this game, dropping their metal, this is a good way for the Wastelander to get his hands on money.
Things To Do In Fallout 3 #7: Visit the creepiest place in the game
The place in question is the Dunwich Building, located in the south-west. In there the Wastelander will find some audiologs which tell the cheerful story of a man called Jaime. Oh, and doors open by themselves, and it’s dark and there’s ghouls everywhere. And a creepy obelisk. Have fun.
Things To Do In Fallout 3 #8: Go Brahmin-tipping
The Wastelander is far too mature for this- or maybe not. Most of the Brahmin in the game are totally harmless, so why not indulge in a spot of tipping? Just go up to one and press the activation button. Honestly, it’s fun. More so than it has any right to be.
Things To Do In Fallout 3 #9: Find the Plunger Room
This room (known to fans as the Plunger Room Of Death) is in the Shelter, which is south of the Chryslus Building. It’s a little hard to find, but there’s lots of stuff to take in there…including lots of plungers, of course. The skeleton on the floor gives the Wastelander a clue as to how the plungers got there. Watch out for the Feral Ghoul…
Things To Do In Fallout 3 #10: Meet an alien
Follow a radio signal to the crashed spaceship, and beside it there’s a dead alien. He’s holding an Alien Blaster. (Take it!) The Wastelander can pick the alien up in much the same way he can pick up the teddy bears or nuka-cola trucks, and although he can’t display it in his house as a trophy, he can always leave it outside Megaton to scare the townspeople.