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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 38
  2. Negative: 24 out of 38

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  1. Oct 4, 2010
    A somewhat good hack n slash n shoot RPG set in a Nuclear-War ravaged Earth. Would have been better if the RPG elements were deeper. There are no attributes to raise, no encumbrance limit, and health doesn't raise on its own. What you're left with is a perk/skill system that people who have played these type of games should be familiar with. Here you can spend skill points to raise your health, improve various weapon damage and learn a new move or three. Aside from buying/finding loot there isn't much in the way of character progression. The economy system boils down to: "Should I buy this stuff now or wait until I inevitability find it lying around." This wouldn't be so bad if the game didn't fall apart in the 3rd and final chapter which culminates in the poorest excuse for a Boss Battle I've ever seen in this type of game. Ugh. Still, it can be a fun and mindless Action RPG about 70% of the time and is worthy buy if tou can find it for under 10 bucks. Warning: There are a lot of puzzles in the final chapter. Expand
  2. Feb 13, 2013
    I really find that this game shows just how cruel fans can be. While it is NO WHERE near as good as Fallout 1 2 (even Tactics) it still deserves a little praise. I thought this game was OK. Not good, not bad. Just OK. Graphics were OK but a bit dated (even at time of release.) The engine it was using had been used by countless other titles before it and it just came in on the scene far too late, making it look stale. Story was a little amusing in parts, but also felt a little flat. To be honest, this game really show how far from grace Interplay had fallen and just how much of a good thing it is that they sold it off to someone else for development. Overall: Like I said, it's OK. But nothing special. Expand
  3. Oct 28, 2013
    Terrible terrible game. Thank god Bethesda took over and made things right.
    Game has terrible graphics
    Terrible gameplay
    Too linear
    No free roaming
    Not even a real Fallout game
    Just a few piles of thrown together just to make a bigger pile of
  4. Sep 24, 2014
    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 like Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel, and strive to be one loving community.

Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 31
  2. Negative: 7 out of 31
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. While it may not be anywhere near the calibre of the PC titles, it does become a perfectly playable action RPG (with the emphasis on 'action') after the first trudging hour or so. [Apr 2004, p.122]