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  • Summary: (Downloadable Content) Defy hostile alien abductors and fight your way off of the massive Mothership Zeta, orbiting Earth miles above the Capital Wasteland. Mothership Zeta takes Fallout 3 in an entirely new direction - outer space. Meet new characters and join with them in a desperate bid(Downloadable Content) Defy hostile alien abductors and fight your way off of the massive Mothership Zeta, orbiting Earth miles above the Capital Wasteland. Mothership Zeta takes Fallout 3 in an entirely new direction - outer space. Meet new characters and join with them in a desperate bid to escape the Aliens' clutches. To do so, you'll wield powerful new weapons, like the Alien Atomizer, Alien Disintegrator, and Drone Cannon, and deck yourself out in brand new outfits, like the Gemini-Era Spacesuit and even Samurai Armor. A strange Alien signal is being broadcast throughout the Capital Wasteland, originating from a crashed UFO. Is it a distress call, or something far more sinister? That question is answered when you find yourself beamed aboard an enormous Alien spacecraft, with only one alternative - to fight your way to the bridge of the ship and secure your escape. [Bethesda Softworks] Expand
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  1. Bottom line: only alien or space nuts will enjoy this download pack. Every “different” facet of the mission feels very rushed, and a lot of aspects even feel repetitive.
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    A real waste of time. [Issue#187, p.87]
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  1. Apr 4, 2016
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Mothership Zeta is the last and best expansion for Fallout 3. The idea of ​​a kidnapping by the alien UFO crashed, already present in the original game is simply good. Not very original, but always fascinating. The best thing about Mothership Zeta, in the plot, is the encounter of the Lone Wanderer with the other victims of alien abductions: Paulson, cowboy that comes from the Old West; Tercorien, soldier of the 108th Infantry Battalion during Operation Anchorage; Sally, a girl lived shortly after the Great War; Somah, a slaver woman of Paradise Falls; and...Toshiro Kago, a japanese samurai who comes from the 17th century. Each with its own story, each with its own time, with their own problems, each with their own personality, must work together to survive. People so distant in time and space, whose fate brought them together. The theme about alien's centuried observation of Earth and cryogenic detention and abduction is very good. And the way the story ends with the final battle between spaceships, in true Star Trek style, is simply gorgeous. The whole adventure has a beautiful sci-fi flavor.

    Mothership Zeta's gameplay and content is great: the alien ship is very big and labyrinthine to explore, the alien weapons are extraordinary, new enemies like the alien drones and, above all, the "abominations" (results of genetic mix between aliens and humans) are very nice. Longevity is excellent; in fact Mothership Zeta lasted at least 10+ hours to complete it decently.

    I heard a lot of criticism about Mothership Zeta. I don't understand: it is great, complete and fun. Then if you don't like pure sci-fi, well, that's your mistake.
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  2. jakec
    Nov 6, 2009
    10
    this dlc was the best of the series i think they should do more quest in space point lookout and operation ancorage was boring but got good this dlc was the best of the series i think they should do more quest in space point lookout and operation ancorage was boring but got good free stuff Collapse
  3. mobius
    Nov 28, 2009
    10
    though not as big as the other expansions this one i like the most. its as action packed as ancoridge but more fun with the tim burton typr aliens
  4. Sep 1, 2011
    6
    of all the DLC packs this is my second least favorite . mainly because all you get to do is run around a alien ship and shoot aliens with outof all the DLC packs this is my second least favorite . mainly because all you get to do is run around a alien ship and shoot aliens with out much of any story outside of escape the ship alive . the best part about the game is the new alien guns you get which are pretty wicked . unlike like the other dlc packs which give you more places to explore and more quests this just doesnt offer enough for $10. it should have been no more then $5 . Expand
  5. Sep 16, 2013
    4
    Mothership Zeta is simply repetitive, bland, and outright boring. The seemingly fresh and exciting environment is quickly overrun with staleMothership Zeta is simply repetitive, bland, and outright boring. The seemingly fresh and exciting environment is quickly overrun with stale game-play. Expand
  6. SosidiV
    Jan 15, 2010
    3
    Repetitive add-on with main focus on running through similar-looking corridors and killing identical aliens for 5 or so hours. Adds new Repetitive add-on with main focus on running through similar-looking corridors and killing identical aliens for 5 or so hours. Adds new overpowered weapons, which would be the only reason to get this one. Expand