Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 34
  2. Negative: 3 out of 34
  1. If I may return to the slightly clumsy sandwich-based analogy that I began with, Fallout 3 DLC is like a BLT made with the driest bread possible; the best way to enjoy your sandwich is to throw the bread away and enjoy the flavoursome bacon, fresh lettuce and juicy tomato on their own. So forget about the stale crust that is Fallout 3: Mothership Zeta - take an Atkins diet approach and just head straight for the filling.
  2. The last of the Fallout 3 expansions is also one of the worst in this bafflingly dull abduction yarn.
  3. If Mothership Zeta had been half as long and available at half the price, it might have been worthwhile simply for giving players a quick peek behind the origins of the main game's enigmatic alien wreckage. As it stands, this dog-leg jaunt into outer space ends up a giant could-have-been without any real reason to recommend it, save completion for completion's sake.
User Score
6.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 53 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 19
  2. Negative: 7 out of 19
  1. BS
    Sep 1, 2009
    10
    I don't have the game yet and wish to judge it, because I am a retarded monkey with no sense of common sense. I don't even have theI don't have the game yet and wish to judge it, because I am a retarded monkey with no sense of common sense. I don't even have the platform that this page is about, but feel that I have the ability to judge it. I luv teh blastah! I hatin' teh Anchorage! Blah blah blah.

    Kyle T, T stands for TOOL BAG.
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  2. Oct 29, 2013
    5
    As with Anchorage, Mothership Zeta had a forgettable plot and very good loot. It was less well-integrated into the story than OperationAs with Anchorage, Mothership Zeta had a forgettable plot and very good loot. It was less well-integrated into the story than Operation Anchorage, and also left a massive and glaring plot hole in that all the technology you presumably now have access to amounts to nothing in the wasteland at large. The gameplay itself is rather normal, not remarkable in either a good or bad way. The key redeeming quality is an easily obtained alternative to Weapon Repair Kits and some nice new Energy Weapons. Key issues include a forgettable plot, irrelevance to the game at large and few RPG qualities. Full Review »
  3. Jul 12, 2013
    2
    The Godfather 3 of DLCs. Doesn't make much sense and doesn't advance the Fallout narrative whatsoever.
    I'm playing it through this second
    The Godfather 3 of DLCs. Doesn't make much sense and doesn't advance the Fallout narrative whatsoever.
    I'm playing it through this second time now purely for the achievements.
    Play it once if you're a completionist, but never again.
    The worst of what the Fallout series has to offer.
    Playable, though just barely, and easily forgettable.
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