Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 31
  2. Negative: 7 out of 31
Buy On
  1. Play Magazine
    83
    You'll be capping scumbags left and right in a fireworks display of flesh and blood, going after the town prostitute's heisted jewelry or collecting giant scorpion tails for some much-needed extra cash, and things of this nature. [Feb 2004, p.42]
  2. Brotherhood of Steel can be described like this: "Dark Alliance" minus encumbrance minus magic minus feats plus guns plus grenades. It's "Dark Alliance" for dummies.
  3. 80
    The icing on the cake is the game’s superb production value, which includes beautifully crafted sound effects like devastating explosions and the eerie whistling of radioactive wind, solid voice acting, and copious visual details that flesh out a nightmarish world decimated by nuclear warfare.
  4. PSM Magazine
    80
    A surprisingly deep, well-written, and entertaining action RPG that offers lots of customization, co-op play, and a great game universe. [Mar 2004, p.28]
  5. The deadly combination of shopping for new murder gear and completing missions of mass destruction make this game more addictive than caramel-coated OxyContin.
  6. Certainly a respectable entry into this genre, and is funny enough to bring a few holdouts into its fold. [Feb 2004, p.101]
  7. 75
    A competent and occasionally compelling hack-and-slash, but fans of the PC games won't give a damn about it, and "Champions of Norrath" is a more satisfying and more technically impressive example of the genre on the PlayStation 2.
  8. 75
    A fun, if flawed, hack'n'slash game that provides a good 10 hours or so of shooting, explosives, and plenty of mutants to dig into.

Awards & Rankings

32
#32 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2004
19
#19 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2004
User Score
4.1

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 54 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 26
  2. Negative: 16 out of 26
  1. Sep 24, 2014
    10
    The game is beautiful, an absolute masterpiece. It is the mark of a new genre in next gen gaming for us all. We should all learn to be likeThe game is beautiful, an absolute masterpiece. It is the mark of a new genre in next gen gaming for us all. We should all learn to be like Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel, and strive to be one loving community. Full Review »
  2. PatrickM.
    Mar 15, 2004
    0
    Utter dogsh.t.
  3. DennisE.Nyh
    Jan 30, 2004
    1
    This game is an outright insult and disgrace to the name of Fallout.