Fallout 3: The Pitt Xbox 360

Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. One of the more powerful story based quests we have seen out of the Fallout 3 experience it makes me wonder how great the third and potentially final expansion, called Broken Steel, will be for this epic game. Must buy for all Fallout 3 owners (well PC and 360 owners) and is easily worth every penny.
  2. 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.
  3. 90
    Flaws aside, The Pitt is still an enjoyable experience. This more story driven DLC is an enjoyable diversion from the main Fallout 3 plot. And unlike Operation: Anchorage, when you’ve completed your mission your time in The Pitt isn’t over.
  4. Whilst a bit short, The Pitt has a solid story, plenty of action and will stay with you to return whenever you wish.
  5. The Pitt is a much more fleshed-out expansion than Operation: Anchorage could ever hope to be. Still, its four-or-so-hour campaign does not have as many choices as the original game, making it feel limited in some aspects. However, even after considering these issues, your trip to post-apocalyptic Pittsburgh is worth the ten dollars (or 800 Microsoft Points).
  6. The quality experience in The Pitt makes Operation Anchorage feel like even more of a misstep than it might really have been. Both offer some interesting additions to the main game and definitely provide additional play value in different ways. The Pitt is certainly the superior of the two in most regards. Get over the fact it was initially launched as a broken mess, this is one expansion Fallout 3 fans will truly appreciate.
  7. 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.
  8. 80
    It's a real shame that The Pitt's technical issues tarnished the release of an otherwise entertaining piece of content. In an alternate world where this DLC cruised through quality assurance with flying colors, I'd be giving this five stars.
  9. The Pitt is one of the more impressive Fallout 3 add-on missions that, despite its problems, should not be missed.
  10. The Pitt is a worthy addition to the Fallout 3 name, but its enjoyable setting and storyline ends far too quickly for it to have any impact.
  11. If you fully explore the world, and don’t use game guides to find all 100 Ingots, you have more than four hours of game time here. The storyline is much better, and because of all the choices that can be made throughout the game, the replay value alone gives this game extra score. In my honest opinion, any Fallout 3 owner must get this DLC.
  12. Whilst not the best instance of DLC we’ve ever seen, The Pitt serves as a faithful expansion and further raises hopes for the final instalment of the series, and for post-release content in general.
  13. Whether The Pitt is worth your money sort of depends on how much of a Fallout 3 fan you are. All said, the new quest line will probably only take you a few hours to go through once, a few more for checking out alternate solutions, and that’s about it.
  14. AceGamez
    80
    There's little more that can be said without ruining the fantastic story and the events within this latest expansion to the game's ever growing universe, but it stands that The Pitt is an absolute must buy for anyone who enjoyed Fallout 3 and a smashing return to form from Bethesda after their first lukewarm offering in Operation Anchorage.
  15. If you enjoyed all that Fallout 3 has to offer you, then you will not be disappointed with The Pitt. Don’t let the negative stigma regarding the launch bother you. It is a quality content package that is well worth the 800 Microsoft Points.
  16. Pelit (Finland)
    79
    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]
  17. Games Master UK
    79
    Splendid role-playing meets merely adequate blasting, but still trumps Op Anchorage. [June 2009, p.79]
  18. With this expansion, Bethesda partially redeems itself in the face of Fallout 3 fans' so high expectations, pulling out a much better effort than the one provided for Operation Anchorage. The main problem seems to lie in the way these expansions are structured, which doesn't allow them to fully exploit Fallout 3 potential. The ones who devoured the main quest, will probably like The Pitt.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. While The Pitt may be a tad on the short side, there’s certainly enough content here to warrant the price.
  22. Grim cityscapes and an intriguing moral dilemma help this Fallout 3 addition overcome its quirks.
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 65 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. 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. Full Review »
  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. Full Review »
  3. Oct 29, 2013
    6
    Rather lacking in side quests, and quite linear, The Pitt is lukewarm but not terrible. It's not good or bad, the story is interesting but notRather lacking in side quests, and quite linear, The Pitt is lukewarm but not terrible. It's not good or bad, the story is interesting but not compelling, and the loot is useful but not a game-changer. The ammo press is extremely useful however, almost to the point of making it alone reason to play through The Pitt. Full Review »