Fallout 3

Fallout 3 Achievements

Take it Back!

Completed "Take it Back!"   

WARNING: The point of no return is during this quest. I would suggest finishing any achievements or side-quests you need before speaking with Sarah Lyons.

Speak with Sarah when you're ready to finish the game. You will head outside and follow the giant robot from the Citadel back to the Jefferson Memorial. Again enter the Gift Shop door and head to the Rotunda where the control room for Project Purity is located. Colonel Autumn will be waiting for you. With a high speech skill you can convince him to step aside. Otherwise, just kill him. However, the control room is now completely irradiated and is about to self-destruct.

You have three options now to finish the game:

  1. Sacrifice yourself or Sarah to enter the room and activate Project Purity. The code for the console is 216.
  2. Inject the FEV virus into the water filter.
  3. Do nothing and let the place explode.
Rate this achievementAverage Rating (Based on 2 votes)
User Comments
Comment #1 by WePoFoSho
Thursday, September 09, 2010 @ 03:59:56 PM

It would actually be getting all the achievements for the regular game and all DLCs b

Comment #2 by The Dukenator
Friday, May 27, 2011 @ 07:24:09 PM

With the expansion Broken Steel, this changes the ending of the game.

This explains more:!

Comment #3 by EnchantedDaisy
Wednesday, June 01, 2011 @ 07:56:52 AM

I had my follower, Fawkes, go in since he has a radiation resistance.

Comment #4 by Ross Campbell
Sunday, November 13, 2011 @ 08:38:12 AM

Best Game ever...

Comment #5 by Death4life
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 @ 04:24:45 AM

If you don't have the GOTY edition of this game or just the Broken Steel add on pack then SAVE BEFORE GETTING TO THIS PART. If you don't you will not be able to go back out and finish quests or anything like that. If you do have the GOTY edition or the Broken Steel pack you can continue to play the game.

Comment #6 by PsychicPsycho 0
Friday, July 20, 2012 @ 07:04:58 PM

When I did this, I went in and activated the thing, but it still gave me the ending as though I let it explode. I might be because I took some time to do it, because I hadn't thought about the code before then.

Comment #7 by xxhiddenxx
Friday, August 10, 2012 @ 12:29:41 PM

ive done this ending before on the same charecter but i traded out fawkes for someone else cus he was so annoying and now when i want him to follow me he says im afraid your campanion doesnt like me but i had no other companion! i do have the dog love perk or whatever where if dog meat dies i get his puppies at vault 101. please help someone i have no idea what to do to activate the brocken steel part

Comment #8 by Colonel Russell
Sunday, August 12, 2012 @ 08:29:35 PM

Goin yourself. once the cutscene rolls you will begin Broken Steel

Comment #9 by CycoNopoLis
Saturday, March 02, 2013 @ 12:57:41 AM

I know this is an older game, but I just got around to playing it and have thoroughly enjoyed it. I can also confirm that Fawkes will go in for you and enter the code to activate the purifier and then he'll be standing there with you once the mission is over and you awake in the infirmary. On a side note, during the battle to get into the Jefferson Memorial, it was the only time that I had ever got the message that the Mysterious Stranger was unconscious.

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Game Info


US October 28, 2008
Europe October 31, 2008

Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
Price: $14.99USD
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