Can You Beat Fallout 3 As Benjamin Button?

Unlike many RPGs where the hero lives in the world for years before discovering their true calling, Fallout 3 starts off with your character being born. But what if the Lone Wanderer’s mother didn’t die from childbirth, but as a result of a spell cast on a special clock. Can You Beat Fallout 3 as Benjamin Button?
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You’re probably wondering what kind of idea this is for a challenge. Let me tell you, it might not be a good idea, but it’s definitely an idea. The premise of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is that a baby is born as an old man, but still the size of a baby, and he ages in reverse. By the time he’s in his late 60s, instead of being a wrinkled strip of leather, he’s a child.
Age is not something we have control over in Fallout 3. Even when you’re a baby, you’re not really a baby, you’re just a scaled-down person. Believe it or not, this actually works to our advantage. As soon as I leave Vault 101, the clock starts ticking. Every 15 minutes, I use the “player.setscale” console command to decrease my size by 5%. This gives me 5 hours to complete Fallout 3. I either beat the game, or I keep shrinking until I eventually blink out of existence.
Because there are no special restrictions on weapons I can use, I drained the points from Perception and put 3 points each into Charisma, Intelligence, and Luck to level up quicker and to have a high Speech skill. I tried to climb up on the table like my dog used to do, but a table’s natural defense is an invisible wall to keep people off of it. And that’s science.
As the Overseer was talking about my Pip-Boy, I got distracted by the balloons, I threw party decorations all over the place, got beat up by Butch, gave Old Lady Palmer the experience of a lifetime, went down to the basement for some private time with Jonas, got my picture taken, and went to take the GOAT exam. I chose Medicine, Small Guns, and Speech as my Tag skills.
Amata then woke me up and explained the situation. She gave me a handgun, which I used to put a few bullets in her skull, and was off to kill as many people in the vault as I could. Officer Kendall was first, then Butch, the Radroaches got his mother before I could, the Holden’s were next, and I found myself in the Overseer’s Office. He and his guards died, I tried to kill Amata again, opened the Vault Door, killed 2 more guards, and escaped.
The countdown to my extinction begins now. About halfway to Megaton, I checked to make sure the console command would actually work, just to be safe. Those of you who’ve seen my Fallout 3 as a Baby or New Vegas as a Giant videos know that there are two big hurdles to overcome here. The first is obvious, the smaller you get, the slower you move. The second hurdle is that, for whatever reason, your damage output is directly related to your size. The smaller you are, the less damage you do to enemies.
I made my way to Megaton because I wanted to follow the main story as closely as possible. I didn’t want to just go straight to Vault 112 to save Dad. There needs to be some tension. My first stop in Megaton was Craterside Supply to pick up a Radiation Suit, Stimpaks, and ammo. I broke into Moriarty’s Saloon, stole his terminal password, and found out that Dad had went to Galaxy News Radio. I killed Gobb before I left the Saloon, killed Calamity Jane and a few Megaton citizens on my way out of the city, and was off to Galaxy News Radio.



  • For everyone asking, this is The Curse of Grandma Sparkle: Grandma Sparkle is the old bag who lives in the shack at Wilhelm's Warf. In many of my other Fallout 3 videos, I've killed Grandma Sparkle and raided her shack on the way to the Citadel. Almost every time I leave her shack after taking what I want, the game crashes. Her corrupt soul condemns the game and causes it to crash.

    Mitten SquadMitten Squad26 gün önce
    • think you could beat fallout 3, new vegas, and 4 with doing all quests including side quests, all without wishing you didn't start doing it the first place?

      High Overlord Snarffie BeagleHigh Overlord Snarffie Beagle4 gün önce
    • Can you please beat fallout 3 using Moira's repellent stick she gives you for her book?

      RI Tepes RecordsRI Tepes Records7 gün önce
    • You know what I like this idea

      Hank WimpletonHank Wimpleton8 gün önce
    • It happens to me also.

      SparrowSparrow9 gün önce
    • That's some strong curse right there! I'm curious as to what causes the crashes though. Is it really... dare I say it? Mag... Magic?

      SeriouskaiSeriouskai10 gün önce
  • I've never seen FO3 crash this much. I suspect you have a bad mod in there.

    Canadian NinjaCanadian Ninja9 saatler önce
  • wow im surprised you shouted out Robbaz, not many people know about him but he is one hilarious youtuber, its good to know my favorite youtubers watch each others videos

    Christopher ChavezChristopher Chavez14 saatler önce
  • and it crashed again

    NippleSnipplezNippleSnipplez16 saatler önce
  • You’re a fan of Scott F. Fitzgerald?

    FettFrosch λFettFrosch λ17 saatler önce
  • Wait..this nibba got to 3dog within 15 minutes

    GraysonGraysonGün önce
  • And the game crashed. Bethesda really knows how to make video games.

    Hollow VoidHollow VoidGün önce
  • I remember the first time I played F3, I couldn't find the Fat Man at GNR while my first Behemoth encounter. So I was just hiding behind the small corner next to the Metro station all the time. XD

    Kate JacksonケイトジャクソンKate Jacksonケイトジャクソン3 gün önce
  • In the original story of Benjamin Button, by F.Scott Fitzgerald, Ben was born as a fully grown old man.

    Sameer KumarSameer Kumar3 gün önce
  • The reason the brotherhood attacked you is because you looted their dead friend. This always happens if you take anything from the dead friend, at least that’s what I think.

    Kunie KyuKunie Kyu3 gün önce
  • 19:39 that explosion and leg flying was pretty satisfying

    Suchitha DehigaspitiyaSuchitha Dehigaspitiya3 gün önce
  • I think the 4 people at around 7.10 is a random encounter where they're arguing over a tried full of purified water, if you loot the fridge they attack... I think I met them outside northwest Seneca station/ meresti? One end of the family of blood hideout

    lauren cowelllauren cowell4 gün önce
  • "Liberty Prime sided with communism, because he took his ball, and went home."

    Ko MiraiKo Mirai5 gün önce
  • 3:20 Poor edna

    Stefan LecaStefan Leca5 gün önce
  • "I channeled by inner Robbaz."

    Alex RadaAlex Rada5 gün önce
  • When you get so small you no clip out of reality and go to the backrooms

    Dr ZaypoDr Zaypo5 gün önce
  • He Committed run out of content

    I'm a fat dogI'm a fat dog5 gün önce
  • I'm a buff baby!

    J LeUneJ LeUne5 gün önce
  • I can’t even beat the game regularly...

    NinjaMaster85NinjaMaster855 gün önce
  • i agree with you saving buckets, most important thing in fallout

    BucketBucket5 gün önce
  • Can you beat fallout new vegas by only Doing damage with maria (Benny's 9mm pistol)

    Jaydyn BJaydyn B6 gün önce
  • the way you say pussy is so funny lmao

    CleverfxwnCleverfxwn6 gün önce
  • Shrek 11:03

    John ZoidbergJohn Zoidberg6 gün önce
  • 1:0.9

    God -God -6 gün önce
  • Didn't know your size actually changed your damage output. I'm gonna mess around with that for a while.

    Prophet of DualityProphet of Duality6 gün önce
  • Not gob gob is cool :(

    happy wolfhappy wolf6 gün önce
  • Not gob gob is cool :(

    happy wolfhappy wolf6 gün önce
  • Roms... Arr Arr, you're a Pi rate.

    liquid0001 (Squadalaxd)liquid0001 (Squadalaxd)6 gün önce
  • If he can finish this entire game in like 40 mins why does it take me like 90 hours

    Patience ParkerPatience Parker6 gün önce
    • He speedruns his playthroughs and probably skip a bunch little parts in main story

      The one guy that screams MURICAThe one guy that screams MURICA6 gün önce
  • When I read the title I thought there was going to be: you start up the game with max level and then gradually lower it

    Good enough, right?Good enough, right?6 gün önce
  • lol do skyrims thiefs guild quest line as Benjamin button

    Kara SavannahKara Savannah6 gün önce
  • "channeled my inner robbaz"

    Martin GomezMartin Gomez6 gün önce
  • you're going with the movie idea

    Ariel AlbAriel Alb6 gün önce
  • Could you beat fallout 4 with a flare gun?

    TheS1lv3rWolfTheS1lv3rWolf6 gün önce
  • How come you never aim for the heads? It's like the exact spot on their chest every time

    nmmrgnmmrg7 gün önce
  • 10:03 Vault 76

    Ivy ClanAlexIvy ClanAlex7 gün önce
  • Fallout 4 does not have the best story but it does have the best graphics

    Preston GarveyPreston Garvey7 gün önce
  • Is literally smaller then the children at Little Lamplight: Children at Little Lamplight: *mungo mungo smells like dungo*

    Cheese NoseCheese Nose7 gün önce
  • ok. next video can you beat fallout 3 with only... uh by only.... i uhm... i don't even know how else you can beat fallout 3

    Challenge AcceptedChallenge Accepted7 gün önce
  • Hate not being able to kill certain npcs i

    big boy 189big boy 1897 gün önce
  • *game crashed*

    matt Levymatt Levy8 gün önce
  • if it is reverse did his mom die during birth or is her "v" stretched

    DęmøñDęmøñ8 gün önce
  • mitten squads:kills most people in vault saves a fuking bucket

    wet swagwet swag8 gün önce
  • Yes

    RaG3 Ac3RaG3 Ac38 gün önce
  • an actual challenge

    Aesthetic ColinAesthetic Colin8 gün önce
  • Can we get a F for the bucket that died rom the void

    9 Year Old9 Year Old9 gün önce
  • The pip boy probably stopped working near the end maybe because the distance between your hand and the HUD of the pip boy caused it to bug out?

    _Gungrave__Gungrave_9 gün önce
  • You can do 0.01 present

    minerva -minerva -9 gün önce
  • I love watching your videos. You are very entertaining!

    Kelsey MarieKelsey Marie9 gün önce
  • You coulda just made a “can I beat fallout 3 in five hours” video although probably not as good a title as yours

    Cheekychief22Cheekychief229 gün önce
  • i likke how he mentons robbaz, who litterally kills everyone in fallout (most of the time) for some unknown reason, but mitten has a reason to kill everyone in fallout (most of the time)

    BOWSER K.BOWSER K.9 gün önce
  • I think it's safe to say mitten was raised by a bucket and an autistic eggplant.

    azazy06 klingerazazy06 klinger9 gün önce
  • 1:09

    Gael RaceyGael Racey9 gün önce
  • Can you beat Alien Isolation using one save point

    Hayden BrunerHayden Bruner9 gün önce
  • ,, m',

    Lauritz BjerknesLauritz Bjerknes9 gün önce
  • Oo I have a good one! Can you beat fallout 3 or NV without taking any negative karma?

    Fully Semi AutomaticFully Semi Automatic10 gün önce
    • Yeah I would love to see a good karma run

      Maui RandallMaui Randall9 gün önce
  • I'm just expecting in one of these videos he'll just say no and explain why

    VaultBoy VideosVaultBoy Videos10 gün önce
    • VaultBoy Videos Fallout 4 with only a Commie Wacker

      Isaiah ArmourIsaiah Armour6 gün önce
  • can you beat fallout using only a FAT MAN

    NemyacXNemyacX10 gün önce
    • Tis been done

      anything at allanything at all9 gün önce
  • 4:35 I''ve had that glitch happen to me too, I'm not sure why it happens.

    Fox AzureFox Azure10 gün önce
  • Congrats on 350,000 Subscribers man!

    Tricky NikyTricky Niky10 gün önce
  • Congrats on 350,00p Subscribers man!

    Tricky NikyTricky Niky10 gün önce
  • can you beat fallout new Vegas by only using vats

    Mr. RicksterMr. Rickster10 gün önce
  • This is a genocide run.

    paco ramonpaco ramon10 gün önce
  • Here's a challenge. Finish Fallout 3 without game crashing once,

    Jase_LVJase_LV10 gün önce

    Kasen AppelKasen Appel10 gün önce

    Kasen AppelKasen Appel10 gün önce
  • Can you beat fallout 4 without speaking to presten

    the Blizzard for livethe Blizzard for live10 gün önce
  • Can you beat new vegas with a straight razor?

    Ethan HinterbergerEthan Hinterberger10 gün önce
  • I don't remember Tyrion doing this things in Game Of Thrones

    IntelHDGamingIntelHDGaming11 gün önce
  • Chuckled at "tried to climb up on the table like my dog used to do"

    Wyatt EarpWyatt Earp11 gün önce
  • bro Robbaz's was a gem

    The BearmanThe Bearman11 gün önce
  • I low key miss fallout 3

    Michael MoffettMichael Moffett11 gün önce
  • " pill makes you larger and one pill makes you small.. and the ones your mother gives you don't do anything .. at all.. " :)

    Petr KotlitelPetr Kotlitel11 gün önce
  • Can you beat fallout, without using any stimpaks?

    Goku BlackGoku Black11 gün önce
  • So ,the incredible shrinking man.

    Robo BradRobo Brad12 gün önce
  • Can you find 50 buckets in fallout 4

    got it nopegot it nope12 gün önce
  • Metal gear 5 with only cqc only fight that u can use weapons is the gian robot.. no armor

    jdogjdog12 gün önce
  • Yeah fallout 3 crashes a stupid amount of times.

    Meow MooMeow Moo12 gün önce
  • Why is your pc crashing sooo often?

    A -A -12 gün önce
  • Idea, can you beat Fallout: New Vegas without standing still (moving whenever possible)

    Sophia ZimmermannSophia Zimmermann12 gün önce
  • This was the funniest video I have seen in a long time, thank you Mitten Squad

    Michael MinelliMichael Minelli12 gün önce

    Charismic_Charismic_12 gün önce
  • Can you beat fallout 4 at level1

  • Cornol atum likes to loom down to you

    J A YJ A Y12 gün önce
  • Can you beat fallout new vegas after killing all NPC's in the world

    [K2] KillSwitch[K2] KillSwitch12 gün önce
  • At 21:03 who is the person in the top left corner.

    Aquatic AtomAquatic Atom12 gün önce
  • do that with skyrim xD

    Leon TimerLeon Timer12 gün önce
  • Love the robbaz reference

    Slo PokeSlo Poke13 gün önce
  • I have a question for you guys. Since I really love FO3 and FNV I want to be able to play it on my Windows 10 specifically FO3 of course because FNV has no issues. I am new to computer stuff as well as I just got this computer two weeks ago and any tips or advice are appreciated and I do not understand the guides out there. Or if Fallout 3 cannot work I will find some other way to live ahah I want to give it a good shot but it is 12 and I am heading to bed so I will be able to talk to amh who respond when I awake. I hope we can work on this as a team.

    Ser ListogietteSer Listogiette13 gün önce
  • Whos benjamin button

    meme destroyermeme destroyer13 gün önce
  • Can you beat fallout 4 without killing anything.

    TWC35GATWC35GA13 gün önce
  • How do you encounter sooo many errors and glitches!?!

    BadWorksFunBadWorksFun13 gün önce
  • All the people who got shot in the head in this video: quest added aint that a kick in the head

    that weird guythat weird guy13 gün önce
  • Hey, you know you're crazy right? I like your brand, certainly more wonder than selfishness. Who can't use a little wonder in their life?

    Agent JAgent J13 gün önce
  • Next episode will be: Can You Beat Skyrim with a bucket?

    Joe CheunJoe Cheun13 gün önce
  • "A few mole rats committed suicide by me." So can we legally change murder to assisted suicide?

    Ketsueki KumoriKetsueki Kumori13 gün önce
  • Can you beat fallout 4 with only one clip?heres what I mean if you have 12 in one gun that’s all you have for that gun so you have to switch every time p.s you can use the same type of gun but not the same gun. Should be easy... right?

    Julian VS GamesJulian VS Games14 gün önce
  • Why not a playthrough where you kill every single non essential named NPC?

    Luiz Henrique Brauner MoraesLuiz Henrique Brauner Moraes15 gün önce
  • Aren’t all babies just scaled down people?

    Ryan MillerRyan Miller15 gün önce
  • You talk like burgerkingfootlettuce

    DredhwenDredhwen15 gün önce
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