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  • Summary: In this gritty and darkly humorous 3rd person action adventure, players join the courageous Brotherhood of Steel, whose mission is to maintain peace in the grim post-apocalyptic world of Fallout. Battling raiders, mutants and a host of radioactive nightmares, players attempt to save theIn this gritty and darkly humorous 3rd person action adventure, players join the courageous Brotherhood of Steel, whose mission is to maintain peace in the grim post-apocalyptic world of Fallout. Battling raiders, mutants and a host of radioactive nightmares, players attempt to save the scattered remnants of the human race. Life is hard, mutation is rampant and the closet thing to law and order is the fusion-powered pistol that you carry on your hip. [Vivendi Universal] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 31
  2. Negative: 7 out of 31
  1. 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. 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.
  4. It's fairly short, so seasoned gamers won't likely see 15 hours of gameplay... but for all their simplicity, they're an entertaining 15 hours, studded with predetermined dramatic events and even references to characters and events from the first game.
  5. 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]
  6. This game just sullies the name of Fallout, and cheapens it.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 24
  2. Negative: 15 out of 24
  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. Expand
  2. Dabblel
    Sep 23, 2003
    9
    its fallout!
  3. EricT.
    Jan 15, 2004
    7
    This game isn't the greatest, but it for sure is a good time killer. These Fallout fanboys need to really get lives; though the game This game isn't the greatest, but it for sure is a good time killer. These Fallout fanboys need to really get lives; though the game might not be Fallout 3, it isn't the end of the world. I've played all the previous Fallout games, and the atmosphere (cold, dark and gritty) is faithfully recreated. The music is top-notch for a game with all sorts of metal bands being signed, the sounds however become quite repetative especially the "witty" comments your characters make sometimes after killing hordes of baddies. The game moves at a really quick pace, and feels pretty much like Gauntlet set in the middle of a wasteland. A really fun addition is the two-player mode, though alot of the time the game quickly degenerates into both players trying to horde the best items. Me and some friends have got into some pretty heated debates over who gets the new minigun we just found in a crate... Expand
  4. DennisE.Nyh
    Jan 30, 2004
    1
    This game is an outright insult and disgrace to the name of Fallout.
  5. Deadlus
    Jan 4, 2004
    0
    It's not fallout!
  6. AndyK.
    Jan 9, 2004
    0
    I've previewed this game for my high school newspaper and I gotta tell ya, it sucks pretty bad! Stay away from this one.
  7. PatrickM.
    Mar 15, 2004
    0
    Utter dogsh.t.

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