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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 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
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  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: 14 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. KyleT
    Jul 20, 2009
    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. HagenMc.
    Jan 29, 2009
    A fantastic bit of content well worth 800 msp. It will last year 2-3 hours depending on how much you explore the quest areas. Everyone needs to stop griping about the length of this package. Everyone seems to think it was supposed to be the size of The Shivering Isles. It's an 800 msp add-on and there is another on Feb 1st. Chill out and enjoy it for what it is, people. Expand
  3. MichaelS.
    Feb 12, 2009
    Foolish people, don't let the die hards ruin this game for's a great game. People who say it's not fallout simply are the same people who hate the new color scheme for Diablo3...whiners who can't ever be happy. Fallout 3 and it's new content are great additions...and you will enjoy the game. It's not cannon but that doesn't really matter. It's a fallout setting you control the fun. Expand
  4. Rhinocat
    Jan 29, 2009
    This is simple and straight foreward, but lots of fun that is to be expected from anything in the game of Fallout. They could have done more but with set dates for new content and those being the next two months, its worth it. People complain price, I say, "DLC is the new money maker of games, just get used to it." Expand
  5. vind4loob
    Mar 16, 2009
    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
  6. Nov 15, 2010
    Fallout 3 is all about exploring and character customization, so if there is going to be DLC for it, that download should give us more of those two primary things. But Operation Anchorage is just a lot of shooting mindless enemies. It's worth playing for the items you get at the end, but only that. Expand
    Jan 28, 2009
    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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