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  • Summary: In this gritty and darkly humorous third-person action adventure, players join the courageous Brotherhood of Steel, whose mission is to maintain peace in the grim post-nuclear world of Fallout. Challenged by hordes of ghouls, mutants, and other radioactive nightmares, players utilize aIn this gritty and darkly humorous third-person action adventure, players join the courageous Brotherhood of Steel, whose mission is to maintain peace in the grim post-nuclear world of Fallout. Challenged by hordes of ghouls, mutants, and other radioactive nightmares, players utilize a combination of intense combat strategies including melee, ranged weapons and explosives to fulfill their daunting task of defeating the mutant army in hopes of restoring humanity in a nearly unlivable universe. Welcome to the wasteland. Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 33
  2. Negative: 4 out of 33
  1. It's exactly what I find fun in games and the fact it's a Fallout title automatically makes it a winner in my book. But to the rest of the world, load times, freeze up, tough viewable angle and way mature themes might make you want to rent this one before buying.
  2. Brotherhood of Steel can be described like this: "Dark Alliance" minus encumbrance minus magic minus feats plus guns plus grenades. It's "Dark Alliance" for dummies.
  3. 75
    A fun, if flawed, hack'n'slash game that provides a good 10 hours or so of shooting, explosives, and plenty of mutants to dig into.
  4. This is simply too flawed a title to recommend for purchase, especially in light of the competition, but it's a fantastic guilty pleasure.
  5. 66
    It does, apart from the lack of options and jumping puzzles, have solid gameplay, decent graphics, and excellent sound, but the lack of originality and poor story keeps it from being really worth anything more than a casual rental.
  6. A decent action RPG that manages to be as good as Baldur's Gate, though not better than it, and so falls short of really offering anything new.
  7. There's practically no aspect that doesn't appear half-hearted. Black Isle's drawn-out death has undoubtedly poisoned Brotherhood, but it's hard to tell if there was ever a good game here to begin with. [May 2004, p.109]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 8 out of 13
  1. JohnnyE.
    Jan 15, 2004
    10
    If you like console actions games with rpg elements. You will like this game. Best played co-op, but still fun solo.
  2. Andyman
    Jul 29, 2004
    10
    Anyone who compares this to the Fallout games on the PC is making a huge mistake. Fallout: BoS is nothing like them, nor is it trying to be. Anyone who compares this to the Fallout games on the PC is making a huge mistake. Fallout: BoS is nothing like them, nor is it trying to be. This is Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance in a post-apocalyptic world, and I think it rocks. It is a raw, unapologetic, violent romp thru a grungy wasteland, and incredibly fun, especially 2-player! What's not to love about beating the crap out of anything and everything that gets in your way? Expand
  3. YojimbosEver_kill
    Oct 18, 2004
    9
    I like the game but it has its down points 1. its too short...8hrs is not long enuf 2. not enuf weapons 3. death claws are to easy to kill in I like the game but it has its down points 1. its too short...8hrs is not long enuf 2. not enuf weapons 3. death claws are to easy to kill in this on. Expand
  4. AndyK.
    Jan 9, 2004
    0
    Like I posted in the PS2 thread, I managed to bag a copy of this for my high school newspaper preview and it isn't at all what I Like I posted in the PS2 thread, I managed to bag a copy of this for my high school newspaper preview and it isn't at all what I expected - I wasn't expecting the next best thing but it certainly managed to suck even more than I thought any game ever could. It's loaded with gratituous sex jokes and unfunny humor (if you like that sort of thing) but the gameplay is nonexistent. Stay away from this one! Just watch a Chris Rock comedy if you like jokes of the sort. This isn't worth your 50. Expand
  5. DennisE.N.
    Jan 30, 2004
    0
    This game is a disgrace and an insult to the name 'Fallout'.
  6. [Anonymous]
    Feb 2, 2004
    0
    Bleh! This game is the stupidest, I ever heart of! I think it doesn't cost that 5 hours of downloading ilegal ISO! It is just taking Bleh! This game is the stupidest, I ever heart of! I think it doesn't cost that 5 hours of downloading ilegal ISO! It is just taking space on my XBOX HD! I like love (and I prey for Fallout 3 everyday (stupid consloidistic Interplay, you ruined my dreams! - by fallout fan)) Fallout, but this is most stupid game, i ever play (and i played games from Cryo!) and what's even worse - it is destroying VERY GOOD name of Fallout. I hate it! Expand
  7. Kom
    Feb 1, 2004
    0
    What a disappointment! That game is a desicable act! An insult to the name Fallout. The graphics are neat, but the gameplay's What a disappointment! That game is a desicable act! An insult to the name Fallout. The graphics are neat, but the gameplay's HORRIBLE... Better head for the originals. They rock. Expand

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