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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Downloadable Content] Enter the simulation pod and embark on one of the greatest military campaigns of the Fallout universe – the liberation of Anchorage, Alaska from its Chinese Communist invaders. Experience harrowing winter combat using Fallout 3’s patented V.A.T.S. targeting[Xbox Live Downloadable Content] Enter the simulation pod and embark on one of the greatest military campaigns of the Fallout universe – the liberation of Anchorage, Alaska from its Chinese Communist invaders. Experience harrowing winter combat using Fallout 3’s patented V.A.T.S. targeting system, and employ powerful new equipment like the Gauss Rifle, Chinese Stealth Armor, Winterized T-51b Power Armor, and more. Enlist today, soldier! [Microsoft] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. The way the missions unfold within the VR exercise really gives you a sense that you're playing a game that isn't Fallout, yet it's using the exact same engine.
  2. The best Role Playing Game this year gets its first dose of downloadable content to extend the game to the radioactive stratosphere. If you own Fallout 3 this is a must buy.
  3. Depending on how much you like Fallout 3, I think you should look into Operation Anchorage. For me it was worth the 800MS Points.
  4. Swaps out top questing for dumb blasting. [Apr 2009, p.61]
  5. Operation Anchorage is the virtual representation of one of the most important conflicts in the history of Fallout, the battle between China and USA for Alaska. But where Fallout 3 is an experience of free wandering in a fascinating scenario, this expansion is a surprisingly linear and limited experience that misses many of the finest points of the original game.
  6. For obsessive kit hoarders only. [Apr 2009, p.86]
  7. Swag aside, there's nothing in this reductionist hotchpotch for fans of what Fallout 3 does so well. [Apr 2009, p.103]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. KyleT
    Jul 20, 2009
    9
    Ok every stupid PC or Xbox 360 user needs to shut up about how this isn't long enough. What if you didn't get it at all. Would that Ok every stupid PC or Xbox 360 user needs to shut up about how this isn't long enough. What if you didn't get it at all. Would that be better for you jerks? Bethesda did a great job on the first DLC this was just the starer and they have gotten better. I own a PS3 so I have not gotten the DLC, but I have watched enough video's to know this a great DLC. it is fun gives good rewards and it is just a difernent style for Fallout. When I got this finally I will have something to do for 2-4 hours plus It will get me back into Fallout. Either like it or don't get it, stop whining, PS3 people don't even get it you babies. Expand
  2. MichaelT
    Feb 11, 2009
    9
    I'm a huge fan of Fallout 3, with over 300 different saves and nearly every single achievement possible obtained on the Xbox 360. I I'm a huge fan of Fallout 3, with over 300 different saves and nearly every single achievement possible obtained on the Xbox 360. I agree that the "expansion" is very short, linear, and different than the main game. However, it is entertaining while it lasts. And the gear that you get after completing the simulation, including an awesome set of armor and a hugely powerful and entertaining futuristic sniper rifle, makes it a worthwhile investment. ON another matter, I really can't believe there are some idiots who would give this game or the DLC a rating of "0"... they are just trolls looking to bring down the rating of the game and the scores should not be counted. This game really is one of the best games for the system, and no realistic rating gives it that low of a score, anywhere. Expand
  3. Nov 9, 2014
    8
    Fallout 3 - Operation: Anchorage is Fallout 3's first dlc and is a great one. You meet the Brotherhood of Steel Outcasts and try to access aFallout 3 - Operation: Anchorage is Fallout 3's first dlc and is a great one. You meet the Brotherhood of Steel Outcasts and try to access a sealed armory full of equipment. To do so you need to complete a virtual reality session that takes you into the battlegrounds of Alaska. The simulation is action packed and fun to play. Once you beat the simulation you unlock an armory that has powerful weapons and a set of some of the best armor in the game. This dlc is relatively linear and short that doesn't take long to beat. This dlc is really fun, but I wish it was a little longer. Expand
  4. vind4loob
    Mar 16, 2009
    7
    It was a small-medium sized DLC and was dissapointingly only 2-3 hours long, the need to loot was constantly there and being unable to use It was a small-medium sized DLC and was dissapointingly only 2-3 hours long, the need to loot was constantly there and being unable to use your own armour wasnt the best of feelings, however it was surprisingly fun fighting a war and choosing your own squad was great. it missed sum of the charm of fallou but for a fiver i definatley recommend picking this up. Expand
  5. Mar 20, 2012
    6
    I love Fallout 3, it's easily one of my favourite games of all time. Operation: Anchorage was decent for me; it kept me interested longI love Fallout 3, it's easily one of my favourite games of all time. Operation: Anchorage was decent for me; it kept me interested long enough for better DLC to come out, and it provided some interesting back story. The items included were a good addition. But overall it was just a bit clumsy. It didn't really feel like Fallout as presented in the core game. Still, being a fallout fanatic, I played this to it's extreme and if you are like me you will enjoy it, if only the one time. Expand
  6. JG
    Feb 8, 2009
    6
    Even as I love Fallout 3, the Operation Anchorage wasn't for me. The feeling of "Okay, it's a sim," was constantly there. Mostly I Even as I love Fallout 3, the Operation Anchorage wasn't for me. The feeling of "Okay, it's a sim," was constantly there. Mostly I just wanted to get it over fast, so that I could get that stuff in the armory. And when I finally got there and took the stuff, I ended up putting it straight to my safe at my suite. Thanks for nothing! (Expect the white t51b power armor.) At the bright side, I gained some levels while there, and the end was really fun at some parts. Expand
  7. SHODAN
    Jan 28, 2009
    0
    If it wasn't painfully obvious before that Fallout 3 had nothing to do with Fallout (mind-bogglingly, it wasn't to most) then it If it wasn't painfully obvious before that Fallout 3 had nothing to do with Fallout (mind-bogglingly, it wasn't to most) then it certainly is now. Even as a production-line cookie-cutter FPS, this would be atrociously mediocre. Thoroughly uninteresting and unremarkable. Expand

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