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  • Summary: In this gritty and darkly humorous 3rd person action adventure, players join the courageous Brotherhood of Steel, whose mission is to maintain peace in the grim post-apocalyptic world of Fallout. Battling raiders, mutants and a host of radioactive nightmares, players attempt to save theIn this gritty and darkly humorous 3rd person action adventure, players join the courageous Brotherhood of Steel, whose mission is to maintain peace in the grim post-apocalyptic world of Fallout. Battling raiders, mutants and a host of radioactive nightmares, players attempt to save the scattered remnants of the human race. Life is hard, mutation is rampant and the closet thing to law and order is the fusion-powered pistol that you carry on your hip. [Vivendi Universal] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 31
  2. Negative: 7 out of 31
  1. Play Magazine
    83
    You'll be capping scumbags left and right in a fireworks display of flesh and blood, going after the town prostitute's heisted jewelry or collecting giant scorpion tails for some much-needed extra cash, and things of this nature. [Feb 2004, p.42]
  2. PSM Magazine
    80
    A surprisingly deep, well-written, and entertaining action RPG that offers lots of customization, co-op play, and a great game universe. [Mar 2004, p.28]
  3. 75
    A competent and occasionally compelling hack-and-slash, but fans of the PC games won't give a damn about it, and "Champions of Norrath" is a more satisfying and more technically impressive example of the genre on the PlayStation 2.
  4. More focused on action than story progression and deep character development, Brotherhood of Steel comes dangerously close to being called a Fallout game in name only.
  5. 60
    When you play it in bite-size sessions, you'll appreciate wading into a sea of overgrown beetles or phosphorescent foes, spiked baseball bat swinging. Despite a few design shortfalls, the gameplay succeeds admirably, as does its presentation.
  6. This game just sullies the name of Fallout, and cheapens it.
  7. If you have any respect for the way games should be made then give Interplay a clear message that it simply has to do better than this to compete in the games market. Treat BOS with contempt it deserves and avoid it at all costs - even buying this at a budget price would be irresponsible.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 27
  2. Negative: 17 out of 27
  1. Nov 19, 2021
    10
    One of the best games to the series and an All-time Classic. A true Masterpiece of a Game!
  2. JohnT.
    Jan 6, 2004
    9
    This graphics look awesome and the gameplay rocks.
  3. Oct 4, 2010
    7
    A somewhat good hack n slash n shoot RPG set in a Nuclear-War ravaged Earth. Would have been better if the RPG elements were deeper. There areA somewhat good hack n slash n shoot RPG set in a Nuclear-War ravaged Earth. Would have been better if the RPG elements were deeper. There are no attributes to raise, no encumbrance limit, and health doesn't raise on its own. What you're left with is a perk/skill system that people who have played these type of games should be familiar with. Here you can spend skill points to raise your health, improve various weapon damage and learn a new move or three. Aside from buying/finding loot there isn't much in the way of character progression. The economy system boils down to: "Should I buy this stuff now or wait until I inevitability find it lying around." This wouldn't be so bad if the game didn't fall apart in the 3rd and final chapter which culminates in the poorest excuse for a Boss Battle I've ever seen in this type of game. Ugh. Still, it can be a fun and mindless Action RPG about 70% of the time and is worthy buy if tou can find it for under 10 bucks. Warning: There are a lot of puzzles in the final chapter. Expand
  4. BrandonK.
    Jan 4, 2004
    2
    Below average game. Set in a world which it has absolutely misrepresented in every way.
  5. May 31, 2019
    1
    At least it's not Fallout 76. (the actual worst Fallout game of all time) .
  6. Deadlus
    Jan 4, 2004
    0
    It's not fallout!
  7. Deadlus
    Jan 4, 2004
    0
    It's not fallout!

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Awards & Rankings

39
#39 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2004
24
#24 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2004