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5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 64 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 64
  2. Negative: 22 out of 64

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  1. Mar 30, 2014
    3
    Seriously, Fallout, how do you make getting abducted by aliens boring? Mothership Zeta is barely more interesting than wandering around the wasteland killing raiders for a few of hours, and only then because aliens are slightly more interesting than raiders. But if decide to go raider hunting and get bored, you can always just go do something. Mothership Zeta forces you to do nothing except kill aliens for hours. Yay. The aliens have no personality, no motivations, no nothing except a big head and a desire to kill you. There are other humans in Mothership, but they don’t really do anything. They don’t help you, they aren’t interesting, and you’ll probably just ignore them. Other than the alien weapons you’ll pick up in the first 10 minutes, there’s not any cool loot. There aren’t any side quests: there’s nothing to do except escape the ship. That is, there’s nothing to do in this DLC except get it over with. Do yourself a favor and get it over with by not bothering to start. Expand
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68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. Aliens, cowboys, robots, zombies (sorta), and samurais are included and do spice up the experience, but if you really want to crank up the craziness, Bethesda, we'll need some pirates and vikings, too.
  2. Mothership Zeta is a let down. It's nowhere near as good as Point Lookout or The Pitt. It's slightly better than Operation Anchorage, but only slightly. It's a linear, repetitive slog through an alien space ship and nothing else. Is it a fitting finale? No. Is it worth 800MS Points? Just. If only for the Samurai Armour. Sniff.
  3. Design flaws include a bizarre decision to cordon off most of the ship after completion, locking away any unique items you previously overlooked. Much of the game commendably favours stealth players but the rest can feel shambolic.