Gallery of the Day8 of the Coolest Set-Pieces in Video Games Gallery of the Day - RSS 2.0
As game experiences have become more cinematic, set-pieces have grown in importance. Set-pieces are the big, one-time only events that happen on a timer, or when a player passes a specific point in the game. They're the "wow" moments in a video game; the spots where the developers go out of their way to knock your socks. off. Set-pieces can make a huge impression on gamers, so we've gathered eight of the very best for your enjoyment.
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Nuking Megaton (Fallout 3)
Once you've left the Vault in Fallout 3, the first place you encounter other people is in the small settlement of Megaton. Basically a large steel ring with dwellings inside, Megaton is unique because it's built around a gigantic, undetonated atomic bomb. Shortly after you've found the town, you'll get an odd request - help Allistair Tenpenny explode the nuke. No matter your intentions, the temptation of seeing that nuke go off is almost impossible to resist. Go through with, and the mushroom cloud you see from the top of Tenpenny Tower is both beautiful and horrifying. It's a great moment in the game.