Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. It is true that Knothole Island doesn’t offer that much new stuff, but nevertheless every piece and the whole island itself is very harmonious and perfectly fits into the Fable-universe. The journey to Knothole Island is definitely worth a consideration.
  2. Some of the new items and treasures in Knothole are simply must-own material, and the resurrection shrine is truly a thing of beauty for those still anguishing over the loss of a certain loved one.
  3. The Fable II downloadable content is a must-have for anyone who was looking for a reason to pick up Fable II again. Three new quests, a range of new items and weapons, as well as some great augments make the experience worthwhile. It certainly could have been longer, as it will only give you two or three hours of gameplay, but hopefully there will be further DLC in the future.
  4. Fable II: Knothole Island is a short but satisfactory pack that expands the scope and depth of the Fable 2 good experience.
  5. It's a great bit of extra content, but only really for diehard Fable fans.
  6. Knothole Island is a good effort but far from the standard the full game set.
  7. I certainly enjoyed the quest, brief as it is, and for all its flaws I was happy to be lured back into Fable's world after a few months out. But I was still left underwhelmed once I'd sucked all the new content dry though. Worth experiencing for the Fable faithful? I'd say yes. But is it worth 800 Points? Probably not.
  8. All in all, the Knothole Island pack is an enjoyable romp, however, it is short ... short as hell, and just when you really start to get in to it, the quest line wraps up and you are left wanting more.
  9. Games Master UK
    58
    Lightweight and lacking in imagination. Only worth a look for Fable completist. [Mar 2009, p.77]
  10. After all your patient waiting, in about four or six hours you will finish all that Knothole Island has to offer, Box of Secrets included. After that, you’ll be left with buyer’s guilt because you’ve just spent 800 points on something worth half that. You’ll feel silly, and your Fable 2 experience will be tainted accordingly.
  11. It doesn't do anything new, it doesn't fix any old problems and it's not very substantial. There are a lot of better ways to spend £6.80 on Xbox Live.
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Kevin
    Jun 14, 2009
    6
    Agree with the metascore, and the boomtown and eurogamer quotes especially. It provides a few hours of extra quests that all Fable 2 fans Agree with the metascore, and the boomtown and eurogamer quotes especially. It provides a few hours of extra quests that all Fable 2 fans will enjoy, but after it is all over you can't help but feel like you paid too much for too little and that this DLC is a bit of a cash-in. Full Review »
  2. Feb 4, 2011
    6
    Knothole Island is not a DLC that is worth the price off admission it does add new weapons, treasures, and achievements which are good, butKnothole Island is not a DLC that is worth the price off admission it does add new weapons, treasures, and achievements which are good, but the story is ok and the quest is a repetitive go back and change the weather every now and again, the only reason i would recommend this is for the new cool weapons and a couple of achievements but that is hardly a reason to recommend this mediocre DLC, if you still want to give this a shot buy the platinum hits edition of Fable 2, and don't waste your Microsoft Points. Full Review »
  3. Oct 12, 2010
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. And the best part about it is that you can get your dog back by going to the left of the chieftens house and sacrificing someone in the crypt there. all you require is the DLC, or game of the year edition, someone willing to follow you, get close to the crypt (they will walk in automatically) and pull the lever and hello, Fido Full Review »