It’s fast approaching the 10-year anniversary of Fallout 3’s release, and for half that time, one dedicated fan has been plugging away at a DLC-sized mod for the game. If that doesn’t make you feel inadequate, I don’t know what will.
Released yesterday, Washington’s Malevolence is a quest mod which transports players to Maddox Island on a treasure hunt for the old Rocky Cape Bank – “a pre-war bank said to house untold riches”. According to the project’s NexusMods description, Washington’s Malevolence allows players to “explore the island, visit several new locations, and meet different people from different backgrounds” who will “shape and mould the events that take place during the player’s visit”. To be honest, even this nuclear wasteland sounds like a far nicer place to visit than real-life Washington DC at the moment.
The project is the work of one-person modding team Garfield2004B, along with a cast of supporting voice actors. It sounds like a substantial creation, and judging by the gameplay trailer, seems like it’s pretty well-written. Although not all the roles have been voiced, and the mod is non-canon (due to the release of Fallout 4 and Fallout 76 since development started), this fan-made creation is certainly a labour of love.
If you’re interested in downloading this mod, you can do so from the project’s NexusMods page. So far it only runs on the base version of Fallout 3, but the mod creator has stated they intend to make a Tale of Two Wastelands version in future. Time to go rob a bank – should be easy now all the guards are long dead. Right?