Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. Broken Steel is important in the sense that it continues the individual campaign of Fallout 3, however, its technical features and lack of novelty are a bit of a shame. The extension that we are discussing here offers a slightly longer duration than its preceding expansions, but it is less intense that the action in Operation Anchorage and less interesting than the captivating The Pitt.
  2. An essential upgrade to Fallout 3 that any committed fan will want to grab immediately. If you've held out buying any DLC for the game so far, we'd advise you start with this before getting the others, because the process of acquiring new perks and skills will enrich the game no end.
  3. Despite the raising of the level cap, we find it difficult to recommend Broken Steel – its shockingly unimaginative lean towards near constant shooting is remarkably unlike what we’ve come to know and love about the game.
  4. I don’t recommend buying Broken Steel, because it’s a matter of principle – let's not encourage trade in endings. You won’t miss anything important anyway – this DLC is only slightly better than its mediocre predecessors.
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 62 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Oct 29, 2013
    7
    Essentially fixed the game. Added some interesting quests as well, but it's largest contribution was that it let the player continue playingEssentially fixed the game. Added some interesting quests as well, but it's largest contribution was that it let the player continue playing the game. Besides this, the changes to the Wasteland are relatively interesting and the final destruction of the Enclave is a FAR more satisfying conclusion to the main questline than the original end to Fallout 3. Full Review »
  2. Aug 16, 2012
    8
    After a long break from Fallout 3 i'm now going to play the last two of the DLC'S. So far this is the best DLC. Broken Steel countinues withAfter a long break from Fallout 3 i'm now going to play the last two of the DLC'S. So far this is the best DLC. Broken Steel countinues with the story of Fallout 3 and finish the fight with the Enclave. You don't really get many stuff in this DLC but 3/4 in to it you ass-kicking Tesla Cannon. You also your cap raised from 20 to 30. Now just one more Dlc to go and then i'm done. Fallout 3: Broken Steel 8.0/10 Full Review »
  3. Mar 20, 2012
    8
    I really enjoyed the extra content this DLC provided, and the additional level cap was great. I am of a personal belief that this add-onI really enjoyed the extra content this DLC provided, and the additional level cap was great. I am of a personal belief that this add-on ruined an otherwise wonderful ending. It is my belief that you should leave well enough alone - unless you intend it that way from the beginning. I do not believe this was the intent, but the developers bowed to the will of the fan base. Another game (Mass Effect 3) has a similar problem, but I think the add-on involving an ending is something that was intended from the beginning. Don't get me wrong, this is a good addition, probably up there with Point Lookout as one of the best, but the changing of the ending still sits sore with me. Full Review »