By whom? Your friends at rpgcodex.net? If you left this bubble you'd learn that both games are beloved by the masses.FO3 is widely regarded as the worst Fallout game, perhaps tied with FO4
Fallout 76 has to be the one that's widely regarded the lowest, its reception at release was downright venomous.
Normal people have never heard of those. For them, the franchise started in 2008 with Fallout 3.when viewed against the backdrop of all the Fallouts (including 1,2, and Tactics).
This may all be true (I haven't played Fallout 3) but it's a personal opinion, not a general one.The story is terrible, the story choices are terrible, the voice acting is terrible, VATS is terrible, melee combat is terrible, the role-playing opportunities are terrible. It is all terrible.
No one, really - it's been replaced by Fallout 4 which had a peak of 28k players on Steam today.I ask again: who is still playing this game?