Fallout 3: Broken Steel PC

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7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 101 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 101
  2. Negative: 13 out of 101

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  1. AnonymousMC
    Jul 31, 2009
    5
    1) What is this Broken Steel DLC about?
    -> It is about the level cap and freeroam-after-ending.
    -> I had a strong feeling that the last portion of original game (such as ending, level cap) were removed so it can be repackaged into purchasable DLC pack. It's a very cheap marketing tactics I really have seeing dev practicing such things to the loyal fans. 2) Does this DLC pack
    1) What is this Broken Steel DLC about?
    -> It is about the level cap and freeroam-after-ending.
    -> I had a strong feeling that the last portion of original game (such as ending, level cap) were removed so it can be repackaged into purchasable DLC pack. It's a very cheap marketing tactics I really have seeing dev practicing such things to the loyal fans.
    2) Does this DLC pack involve choice/decision making and its consequence,aka roleplaying?
    ->Barely, most of the content is focused on combating enclave remnant force. Only choice that you are making is either leave Citadel to be burned or not...which I dont think it qualifies to be an RPG thing.

    3) The Level-up perks for lvl 22-30, are they good?
    -> No, not at all.
    -> most of the perks they added should be for level 4-12.
    -> there is nothing special or unique in terms of high level actions or roleplaying.
    -> lvl 30 perk, Nuclear anomaly is suppposed to be the strongest perk in the entire game..but it is bugged and kills player at frequent occasion.

    4) Then, what is so good about this DLC?
    -> again, Level-caps and Freeroam after Ending were taken as hostage by the dev. Any player who enjoyed should buy it.
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81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Broken Steel is important in the sense that it continues the individual campaign of Fallout 3, however, its technical features and lack of novelty are a bit of a shame. The extension that we are discussing here offers a slightly longer duration than its preceding expansions, but it is less intense that the action in Operation Anchorage and less interesting than the captivating The Pitt.
  2. Put simply, if you love Fallout 3, Broken Steel is an essential purchase.
  3. Broken Steel certainly changes the game for the better and is a must buy for all Fallout 3 owners. Even the subtle changes to normal characters in the Wasteland are noticeable such as those slackers in Megaton who complain about the water. Bottom Line is that there is much to explore, must to experience and much to disintegrate in the game and this is why the final score is so high for the expansion.