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: This is the one we’ve all been waiting for. Operation: Anchorage and The Pitt were decent expansions to the Fallout 3 universe, but Broken Steel has always been the big one everyone has looked ahead to. While it’s not quite the Shivering Isles of Fallout 3 , it still offers plenty of hours of gameplay, and more importantly, increases the level cap and extends the game beyond the disappointing and abrupt original ending.
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. The new content starts up two weeks after the events of the main campaign.
Excerpt: Broken Steel, the third downloadable add-on for Fallout 3 , requires you to suspend your disbelief. It allows for continued exploration of the Capitol region after you've finished the main quest, which is fantastic, but makes a bit of a mockery of the story if you played as a selfless paragon of the people.
Pros: Contains some of Fallout 3's best action, Some great new areas to explore and weapons to shoot, Well-integrated into the wasteland, New level cap, new perks
Cons: The story throws logic out the window, Some issues with recorded dialogue
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. Promising a concrete ending to the epic main quest, Broken Steel has to prove itself, and offer an experience on par with the original content. Has it managed it?
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: 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 get enough of the Capitol Wasteland.