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  • Summary: [Downloadable Content] Pittsburgh was once the industrial center of the pre-war world. The city was spared the horrors of nuclear fire, only to have its people infected by a nightmare plague of disease, infection, and mutation. Travel to the ruins of this industrial city, now called The[Downloadable Content] Pittsburgh was once the industrial center of the pre-war world. The city was spared the horrors of nuclear fire, only to have its people infected by a nightmare plague of disease, infection, and mutation. Travel to the ruins of this industrial city, now called The Pitt, and discover a secret that could send shockwaves through the entire Wasteland. Battle vicious mutated Trogs, employ deadly new weapons like the AutoAxe and Infiltrator silenced assault rifle, and decide the fate of the infected slaves and slavers that call this city home. [Bathesda Softworks] Expand
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  1. Positive: 22 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. I had a great time with The Pitt, and it single-handedly reinvigorated my interest in Bethesda's masterpiece. It's what DLC should be: good value, interesting, exciting and a concentration of what is best about the game it's expanding upon.
  2. Whilst a bit short, The Pitt has a solid story, plenty of action and will stay with you to return whenever you wish.
  3. The Pitt undoubtedly provides far more value for money than its predecessor, with around four solid hours of entertainment for the first run-through, and probably at least double that if you feel motivated to explore the quest from all the intriguing angles it throws up.
  4. Fallout 3: The Pitt has better pacing, more freedom and more interesting locations than Operation: Anchorage. Still, it's just more content to the extremely content-rich Fallout 3 and still forces the player to track back from the main ending to play, which undermines the meaningfullness of it all. [May 2009]
  5. 75
    The download might be a little short for your money, depending on your tastes and how much bang you expect for your buck, but the quests are fun and The Pitt matches that feeling of despair that Fallout 3 does so well. If you can make it through without any glitches, you'll find a lot to like here. Until a patch comes, good luck.
  6. There are still nagging programming problems but for the most part, the Pitt does a lot better job at continuing the Fallout 3 experience. I enjoyed the DLC a lot more than the first one and it's nice to see a new and different environment in the game.
  7. Given the art design alone, The Pitt is an interesting addition to the Fallout 3 universe. Outside of that, it's half-baked and feels more like a leaked alpha than an actual retail game. Hopefully the third DLC, Broken Steel, is delivered with a little more care.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. DavidW
    Mar 28, 2009
    10
    Fallout 3 may be the best game ever made. The DLC can not be judged alone. It must be graded on it's contribution to the game(unlike Fallout 3 may be the best game ever made. The DLC can not be judged alone. It must be graded on it's contribution to the game(unlike multi-player, which I think should be graded seperately since it has nothing to do with the game) it is being added to. In this respect The Pitt is another home run in an extra inning. Expand
  2. Feb 4, 2011
    9
    The Pitt is by far the best DLC for Fallout 3 the atmosphere is great, the story is amazing, and the new weapons and enemies are outstanding,The Pitt is by far the best DLC for Fallout 3 the atmosphere is great, the story is amazing, and the new weapons and enemies are outstanding, graphics and sound are as great as ever, my only complaint is that it is really short and it doesn't add any new side quests, however this is worth the price of admission and a bunch of fun. Expand
  3. Mar 20, 2012
    8
    I disagree with some of the other reviewers, I think we must evaluate the DLC as a stand-alone experience. That being said, the Pitt wasI disagree with some of the other reviewers, I think we must evaluate the DLC as a stand-alone experience. That being said, the Pitt was good. It gave you a desolate feeling of misery and provided some interesting theoretical questions. I enjoyed the 'fight your way out' concept as it made things feel as though I had just stepped out of the vault again. Overall the Pitt was a good place to explore, and provided a good companion to the core game. Expand
  4. JamesS
    Apr 27, 2009
    6
    So very dissapointed with Bethesda on this side quest. I can count the "Walk here and talk to this person" goals needed to complete this 45 So very dissapointed with Bethesda on this side quest. I can count the "Walk here and talk to this person" goals needed to complete this 45 minute side story. Aside from having to kill 3 people in arena, the gameplay is almost non-existent. What a waste of time and an embarrassing addition to what I consider one of the best, if not THE best, games I have ever played in 28 years. Expand
  5. May 18, 2012
    6
    The third dlc I have played out of five in Fallout 3. This was an okay dlc that had a good story line and the first dlc that I have playedThe third dlc I have played out of five in Fallout 3. This was an okay dlc that had a good story line and the first dlc that I have played that you can wander freely around. But the weapons are not very good in this dlc and was way too short. But after you complete the story you can go out looking for 100 steel ingots which is very annoying to find them all. The Pitt is really for people who want more fallout 3. Fallout 3 The Pitt 6.5/10 Expand
  6. Oct 16, 2010
    6
    I thought that Fallout 3 was an amazing game, but I didnt really like the Pitt.The plot was about saving the slaves, and there really werentI thought that Fallout 3 was an amazing game, but I didnt really like the Pitt.The plot was about saving the slaves, and there really werent any special parts in the game.I thought that the plot was fine, but nothing great.You really dont get any good weapons from the Pitt, and this DLC is also pretty easy.But I liked that you were able to explore the Pitt freely.I thought that the Pitt werent as good as Operation Anchorage was, but it was still fine. Expand
  7. BillL
    May 14, 2009
    3
    I came into this expansion wanting to like it. The game play was fun, and the area was novel, however, this is the buggiest load I have everyI came into this expansion wanting to like it. The game play was fun, and the area was novel, however, this is the buggiest load I have every played in an established franchise. The first time I had to redo the entire bloody thing was because the speech messed up and I was trapped in a cut scene I could not escape. The second time I had to redo the whole bloody thing was when my gear never returned and I had to reload from before I went to The Pitt so i could stash all my gear, The third time I had to redo the whole bloody thing was RIGHT when I was about to collect the last of those damned ingots and I got stuck in a place that counted me as "falling" so I could not fast travel out. First time through was fun, second time was ok, having to play through 4 times because Bethesda rushed it out? Bad form. Expand

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