Kimberly Playthrough

Screenshot of Kimberly from Fallout 3. She is a young woman with short champagne-colored hair, a delicate jaw, and large green eyes.
Playthrough Info
Game Fallout 3
Race Human
Playthrough Dates May 2024, in progress
Platform Steam Deck

This is the page for my first official Fallout 3 playthrough, for the character Kimberly of Vault 101.

I began this playthrough in May 2024. As with my all of my current playthroughs, Kimberly’s run will be primarily on the Steam Deck. Action on my Win11 VM may also be included if I confirm I can run the game that way as well.

Kimberly is named after my maternal aunt Kim. <3

My main goal with this playthrough is to learn the game. I’d always been interested in playing it, but up until recently it wasn’t a priority given my affection for the Elder Scrolls games! But with the release of the Fallout TV show, my household got interested in playing the games again. So I finally woke up the purchased game waiting for me on my Steam Deck.

I do not plan to document this playthrough to the same level of detail that I do my Elder Scrolls playthroughs; I won’t keep an in-depth play by play diary. But I will post commentary and screenshots!

Kimberly’s Backstory

LOL, I don’t need to go into this too much, given that your backstory is spelled out pretty clearly in the character creation sequence!

Playthrough Posts

Here are all the posts about Kimberly’s playthrough! These are dynamically updated, so a new post should appear here when it goes up. They’re listed in descending date order, so the newest posts should always appear first. Also, note the pagination controls after the first five posts. You can page through to see the older ones.

  • In Which Kimberly Escapes Vault 101 - 05/04/2024
    In which Kimberly escapes Vault 101; gets her first sight of the wastelands and the above-ground world; and finds a woman hiding out from an unsavory character called Moriarty.
  • In Which Kimberly Grows Up in Vault 101 - 04/30/2024
    In which Kimberly, child of James and Catherine, grows up in Vault 101; and in which she receives an unpleasant surprise when her father mysteriously disappears.


Kimberly’s screenshot galleries can be found on the Kimberly Screenshots page.