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Mixed or average reviews- based on 94 Ratings

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  1. JeremyH.
    Mar 22, 2009
    5
    Decent, I suppose. The fighting just got really old after a while, I mean the first encounter with the stealthed dragoon guys was pretty cool, but, when you kept running around corners into stealthed snipers just sitting around, it got really old. I didn't even get 3 hours out of this, I was done in about 30 minutes or so. There was no real excitement after the first few minutes, Decent, I suppose. The fighting just got really old after a while, I mean the first encounter with the stealthed dragoon guys was pretty cool, but, when you kept running around corners into stealthed snipers just sitting around, it got really old. I didn't even get 3 hours out of this, I was done in about 30 minutes or so. There was no real excitement after the first few minutes, just walking up to a corner and going 'I bet a flamer troop is gonna come around there.........yep'. The only real weapon loadout to use that was any good was the sniper pack as a missle launcher and a pistol was useless since you fight one unit that you really need missles for (actually, the Chimera goes down pretty easy without it); an assalt rifle which is also useless as just about all enemies are all stealthed with snipers sitting on rocks; and close combat was useless for the same reason. It was weird the way enemy stealth units would just sit and watch until you shot them to attack you, even as you were slaughtering their buddies and they had perfect shots lined up. The end was stupid, everyone just gets into a rumble over whether I got to take any of the useless crap in the armory, didn't even give me a chance to say 'no thank you, I'll just be on my way'. 5/10 for being somewhat enjoyable at the beginning. Though I wonder when Bethesda will let us climb like that. Expand
  2. RubenM
    May 20, 2009
    7
    If i were to rate Operation Anchorage based on its new missions alone, it would receive a very poor rating. At first it shows promise by giving you a self-selected team and restricted equipment, then it turns out the game is so short you barely get to use them. The OA missions are boring and linear, even though stealthed enemies are a nice distraction. By itself, it would earn a rating of If i were to rate Operation Anchorage based on its new missions alone, it would receive a very poor rating. At first it shows promise by giving you a self-selected team and restricted equipment, then it turns out the game is so short you barely get to use them. The OA missions are boring and linear, even though stealthed enemies are a nice distraction. By itself, it would earn a rating of 3/10. The real value is in the items received after the simulation, however. A weapon that knocks down enemies, a sword that destroys most of them and a steal armour making the required critical hits much easier to get turn you into a killing machine. Being able to simply walk past enemies is also very nice, and gives you more options to play the game (a la Deus Ex). On top of this you get several other goodies, including special power armour and the training to use it which normally happens 2/3rds into the main quest. Nice. In summary, a poor set of missions but a brilliant addition to Fallout 3 itself. 7/10 Expand
  3. MaximeG
    May 24, 2009
    5
    This expansion didn't have enough contents to call this a "pack" ... not enough gameplay ( can easily beat Operation Anchorage in 30-45 minutes ) and the items you obtain only worths it when you're at the beggining. If you finished the game and downloaded it, it would be completely useless in my opinion ... Oh and for those who says it give a higher level cap , you are mistaken This expansion didn't have enough contents to call this a "pack" ... not enough gameplay ( can easily beat Operation Anchorage in 30-45 minutes ) and the items you obtain only worths it when you're at the beggining. If you finished the game and downloaded it, it would be completely useless in my opinion ... Oh and for those who says it give a higher level cap , you are mistaken with the latest pack : Broken Steel. Expand
  4. Jul 8, 2011
    5
    This is a DLC for the wrong game. It keeps me wondering did the developers know that they are not making a DLC for first person shooter. Operation anchorage is fallout 3 without any kind of role playing elements, characters or anything else which makes fallout 3 to be fallout. It tries to be some kind of FPS action game based on war against China at Alaska. The story in this DLC is veryThis is a DLC for the wrong game. It keeps me wondering did the developers know that they are not making a DLC for first person shooter. Operation anchorage is fallout 3 without any kind of role playing elements, characters or anything else which makes fallout 3 to be fallout. It tries to be some kind of FPS action game based on war against China at Alaska. The story in this DLC is very stupid and unconvincing. I have to say that fallout 3 is not optimal game to turn into FPS. Everything just feels so old and all modern FPS standards are thrown into garbage bin.. After you complete the Operation Anchorage you get some overpowered equipment which makes your character way too powerful against the other enemies. If you can avoid this DLC at any costs, it almost ruins the whole game. I cannot get anything good into my mind about this DLCâ Expand
  5. Jan 30, 2015
    5
    Definitely the most inferior DLC of Fallout 3, there are positive aspects though but are still in equal with that of the negatives. The story is unique but rather dull and linear, the character development is very poor, and there isn't much of a challenge whatsoever. The positives are the rewards and that is it, trust me you will forget about this whole DLC and just love the rewards thatDefinitely the most inferior DLC of Fallout 3, there are positive aspects though but are still in equal with that of the negatives. The story is unique but rather dull and linear, the character development is very poor, and there isn't much of a challenge whatsoever. The positives are the rewards and that is it, trust me you will forget about this whole DLC and just love the rewards that you receive at the end. Expand
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65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. I love Fallout 3. I love it to an almost indecent extent. It was far and away my game of 2008, and doesn't look like being knocked out of my personal top spot for a good while yet. But when you sift out its role-play, the ammo-box inspection and the exploration and draft in a fleet of health and ammo regeneration points to compensate... well, affairs just feel shallow and somewhat naked.
  2. What's left if you remove the roleplay elements from an action-based RPG? In this case it's three hours of uninspired action. Everything that made Fallout 3 a good game has been removed, obviously to rip off gamers who already explored the whole wastelands - and for those players it's totally worthless.
  3. 78
    The entire download only took me about three hours to finish which isn't a whole lot of time considering the $10 price tag. I had fun while playing Operation:Anchorage despite a few bugs and a couple of game crashes, and the items you get for completing the missions are awesome. If you get a kick out of watching heads fly in VATS like me, you'll find a lot to like in Operation: Anchorage.