Almost Perfect

Requirements: Level 30

Ranks: 1

“Take the Almost Perfect perk, and all S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stats are instantly raised to 9.”

A perk which sets all your attributes to 9. What can I really say? It makes all perks that add to attributes utterly obsolete. It makes the old build obsolete. It makes old perks obsolete. It makes caring about your attributes, well, less important. This is the definitive perk of the expansion, and it changes the game. Getting a 9 in all attributes is better than any number of Intensive Training perks, it’s better than No Weaknesses , it gives you bonuses to everything the attributes do… obviously, it raises them all to 9! What can you really say? You’d be an utter fool not to get this perk at level 30. Enjoy your near perfection.

Keep in mind that if you get a Bobblehead, it counts as if said attribute had been raised. For example, if you have a base of 6 Endurance, and you get the Bobblehead, the game will count your Endurance as a base of 7, not 6 + 1… like with items. When you get the Almost Perfect perk, it will raise your Endurance up to 9. If you get your Bobblehead AFTER you get the Almost Perfect perk, you can raise your attribute up to 10, if you get your Bobbleheads BEFORE you get the Almost Perfect perk, you will not be able to get up to 10. So get Almost Perfect , and then find the Bobbleheads. Also, keep in mind the large jump in skills you’ll get when you get Almost Perfect . If you start with a Charisma of 1, as suggested in thie giude, bringing up your Charisma up to 10 will give 18 points into both Barter and Speech . Just keep in mind how your skills will change if you want to conserve points.

Nuclear Anomaly

Requirements: Level 30

Ranks: 1

“With the Nuclear Anomaly perk, whenever your Health is reduced to 20 or less, you will erupt into a devasating nuclear explosion. Note that any allies in the vicinity will also suffer the effects of the blast!”

When you drop to 20 Health or less? That’s cutting it awful close, don’t you think? Anyways, why bother? It doesn’t stop you from getting shot, if the enemies are far away. It can kill your allies, townsfolk, and the like… So lets think reasonably here… if you let this explode during a bad time and lose a friendly NPC or piss off story characters, will you really even save the game? No, you’d reload, if you even live to bother. This perk sucks. Oh, plus it’s competing against the best perk in the game. At least Bethesda is making the choice easy for you.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms
    PC, PS3, 360
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    7 February 2015
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Nathan Garvin

Share this free guide:

War never changes. The Fallout franchise certainly has, however. In 2008 Bethesda revived Interplay's famous "Post Nuclear Role Playing Game", moving from third person to first person, and from the west coast to the east coast. You are the Lone Wanderer, an outcast from Vault 101 who sacrifices a relatively easy life in order to brave the terrors of the post-apocalyptic Wasteland and find your Dad, whose mysterious departure from Vault 101 sets a chain of events in motion that will change the Capital Wasteland forever...

This guide is intended to be the ultimate completionist's guide to Fallout 3.

  • Every area in the game covered extensively including all side quests and main quests.
  • All the Bobbleheads, skill books and schematic locations.
  • A full trophy/achievement guide.
  • An in-depth information about character creation is also provided so you can create whatever Vault Dweller suits you best.
  • Good, evil and neutral alternatives to quests will be presented where applicable.

Become the Last, Best Hope of Humanity... or add to the continuing sum of human misery in your selfish quest for survival. Sneak past foes, talk your way out of confrontations, shoot everything in the head, or create a character who can do it all. The Wasteland is a big, dangerous place, and this guide will help you experience as much as possible.

Get a Gamer Guides Premium account:

Discord logo
Remove this ad
Subscribe to Premium
Remove this ad - Subscribe to Premium