Excerpt: It’s Like… …if Fallout 3 had one more big bang left after the ending, with some general game improvements tacked on for good measure. Broken Steel marks the third DLC for Bethesda’s monster RPG, bringing a similar amount of additional content to the party for all you Fallout junkies who still can’t...
Excerpt: [Join Steve Kelso and Chris Carter, as they both review Fallout 3's Broken Steel DLC pack for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Kelso's review was written months ago when the DLC dropped on the 360, and Chris Carter's is brand new. Intro by Steve Kelso.]
Excerpt: Released online May 5th, 2009 for PC and the Xbox 360, the last of three currently-planned expansions to the superbly irradiated RPG Fallout 3 is now available. Titled Broken Steel , this new addition is actually far more significant than the previous two.
Pros: Finally fixing the utterly illogical and contrived original ending.
Cons: Not enough new gear, though the Tesla Cannon is pretty fab.
Conclusion: Broken Steel is the third downloadable content (DLC) pack for Fallout 3 , following in the footsteps of Operation: Anchorage and The Pitt , which must have sold well, given that Bethesda has already announced plans for two additional DLC packs.
Excerpt: Everybody loved Fallout 3 for different reasons. Some loved it for its morally ambiguous quest lines. Some loved it for its gruesome VATS system. Some loved it for the Fat Man. Me? I loved it for the world. Fallout 3's post-apocalyptic Washington DC was a joy to explore. It was a joy to survive in.
Excerpt: When I first started playing Fallout 3, I was blown away. It raised the bar on RPGs in the same way that Oblivion did before it. Everything about Fallout 3 is high quality, from the graphics to the various plots you weave your way through.
Excerpt: So, here it is. The third and final addition to the Fallout 3 canon. Eagerly awaited, Broken Steel sees the player’s initiation into the Brotherhood of Steel, and the eradication of the evil Enclave once and for all.
Conclusion: Despite the raising of the level cap, we find it difficult to recommend Broken Steel – its shockingly unimaginative lean towards near constant shooting is remarkably unlike what we’ve come to know and love about the game.