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. If you have any respect for the way games should be made then give Interplay a clear message that it simply has to do better than this to compete in the games market. Treat BOS with contempt it deserves and avoid it at all costs - even buying this at a budget price would be irresponsible.
  2. 40
    Most importantly, though (especially for fans of the PC Fallout), you've got an RPG without any sort of enticing story.
  3. Edge Magazine
    30
    There's practically no aspect that doesn't appear half-hearted. Black Isle's drawn-out death has undoubtedly poisoned Brotherhood, but it's hard to tell if there was ever a good game here to begin with. [May 2004, p.109]
  4. What a thermonuclear disappointment. To someone like me, who loved all three Fallout role-playing games on PC, this is a power fist to the face - an insult. [March 2004, p.114]
  5. The repetitive hack-and-slash gameplay has nothing in common with the earlier incarnations of the series and will surely alienate the Fallout faithful. Meanwhile, the newcomers to the Fallout universe aren't likely to be sucked in by the uninteresting and flat characters nor the nonexistent story.
  6. We get the feeling that this is more of a late cash-in than an attempt to bring innovation and enjoyable gaming to the modern pre-nuclear holocaust (and mercifully Radscorpion-free) world.
  7. The music in the game is a mess, the vast majority of the game is eerily silent, with occasional ambient music. When you encounter a boss fight or hairy situation however, blaring nu-metal blasts repeatedly then instantly stops when the fight is over.

Awards & Rankings

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

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 51 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.