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  • Summary: Defy hostile alien abductors and fight your way off of the massive Mothership Zeta, orbiting Earth miles above the Capital Wasteland. Mothership Zeta takes Fallout 3 in an entirely new direction - outer space. Meet new characters and join with them in a desperate bid to escape the Aliens'Defy hostile alien abductors and fight your way off of the massive Mothership Zeta, orbiting Earth miles above the Capital Wasteland. Mothership Zeta takes Fallout 3 in an entirely new direction - outer space. Meet new characters and join with them in a desperate bid to escape the Aliens' clutches. To do so, you'll wield powerful new weapons, like the Alien Atomizer, Alien Disintegrator, and Drone Cannon, and deck yourself out in brand new outfits, like the Gemini-Era Spacesuit and even Samurai Armor. A strange Alien signal is being broadcast throughout the Capital Wasteland, originating from a crashed UFO. Is it a distress call, or something far more sinister? That question is answered when you find yourself beamed aboard an enormous Alien spacecraft, with only one alternative - to fight your way to the bridge of the ship and secure your escape. [Bethesda Softworks] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 34
  2. Negative: 3 out of 34
  1. This year has been a grand one for DLC, a trend which I feel will only continue to grow thanks in part to Fallout 3. A definite purchase for fans of the original game and the previous content packs.
  2. Hefty chunks of Mothership Zeta feel formulaic and repetitive, yet the sting of the expansion's low points is countered somewhat by the impeccable presentation, smartly-implemented sci-fi vibe, and a few entertaining twists.
  3. We have found ourselves in a situation of victory after abduction by a strange alien species.
  4. Despite the addition of some interesting characters, it really is a shame that Fallout 3’s steady addition of downloadable content had to end on this sour note because there was plenty of room for interesting ideas.
  5. Mothership Zeta is a let down. It's nowhere near as good as Point Lookout or The Pitt. It's slightly better than Operation Anchorage, but only slightly. It's a linear, repetitive slog through an alien space ship and nothing else. Is it a fitting finale? No. Is it worth 800MS Points? Just. If only for the Samurai Armour. Sniff.
  6. Do yourself a favor and purchase any of the other four Fallout downloadable content packs before even contemplating getting this one.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 20
  2. Negative: 8 out of 20
  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. NickB
    Oct 8, 2009
    8
    This was actually a pretty fun expansion (and the last, I gather) but with the following caveats: First, Mothership Zeta feels a bit more This was actually a pretty fun expansion (and the last, I gather) but with the following caveats: First, Mothership Zeta feels a bit more like a traditional FPS environment than the eerie post-apoc setting of Fallout 3, although there is plenty to be found inside the ship that ties in to the overall back story (finding that the aliens have been kidnapping people for far longer than the era of the wasteland, for example). Second, if you haven't gotten too far yet in the rest of the game, this expansion gives you ample opportunity to load up on some of the deadliest weapons you'll find in the game, not to mention access to a cool base of ops when you finish it. Overall, I liked it; the aliens had a bit of the "Invasion: Mars" vibe going on, and the concluding events leading up to your escape from the mothership were a blast. Expand
  3. Mar 20, 2012
    7
    To be honest, this was kind of a cool concept but ultimately became boring. It also leaves you ridiculously overpowered in the core game,To be honest, this was kind of a cool concept but ultimately became boring. It also leaves you ridiculously overpowered in the core game, which for me kind of ruined the feel of the series. Really, I should give this a 5 or a 6 but I give it points for the interesting lore it provided on the history of the universe. Expand
  4. May 15, 2012
    5
    This is the first dlc I have played for Mothership Zeta. I got to admit it looks cool. But it is not as good as it looks. I felt in MothershipThis is the first dlc I have played for Mothership Zeta. I got to admit it looks cool. But it is not as good as it looks. I felt in Mothership Zeta that they replaced a fantastic story line in to a too much combat dlc[ I just love a good story] The weapons are cool and pretty much blew the hell out of those aliens heads. I recommend this only for more Fallout 3. Fallout 3 Mothership Zeta 5.8/10 Expand
  5. Aug 11, 2011
    4
    This DLC adds nothing new to Fallout 3, and feels wholly unnecessary. Environments are linear and everywhere looks the same. The story is weakThis DLC adds nothing new to Fallout 3, and feels wholly unnecessary. Environments are linear and everywhere looks the same. The story is weak but the NPC's are mildly interesting given the different time periods they come from. There are some new guns and armor but nothing that would make this an essential purchase. There is a significant lack of depth and charm here which is a shame given the possibilities offered by its central concept. Expand
  6. Aug 14, 2018
    3
    Dernier DLC de Fallout 3 et certainement le plus mauvais d'entre eux, Mothership Zeta part certainement d'une bonne intention mais se révèleDernier DLC de Fallout 3 et certainement le plus mauvais d'entre eux, Mothership Zeta part certainement d'une bonne intention mais se révèle incroyablement bâclé dans son exécution...

    Les dialogues sont vraiment limités et le DLC se limite à faire le ménage dans le vaisseau des proctologues de l'espace, des **** "Roswell" très vindicatifs. Plusieurs fois, ce n'est qu'une horde à atomiser pour débloquer la porte suivante et on aura pris soin avant de s'attaquer à ce machin d'avoir fait le plein de stimpacks, car le petit homme vert standard est tellement dopé qu'il pourrait remporter 7 Tours de France d'affilée.

    La fin cela dit est assez originale, hormis un affreux bug bloquant au cours duquel un script ne se déclenche pas... j'ai dû recharger la sauvegarde d'avant et le jeu a enfin compris ce qu'il devait faire : j'ai presque cru que j'étais devenu con à inspecter chaque cm² de la pièce... en vain ! Je suis très étonné, n'ayant jamais rien vu de tel dans le jeu principal !

    Le vaisseau est assez stylé, bien décoré et les effets sont joliment faits surtout sur la X au sein de laquelle le DLC tourne en 4K, tout comme le jeu principal d'ailleurs : merci à la rétro-compatibilité améliorée par Microsoft !

    Heureusement, le DLC est fort court, en tout cas avec mon personnage de fin de jeu, toujours prévoyant et armé jusqu'aux dents. Gros foirage en tout cas que ce DLC vite expédié et vite oublié.
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  7. KeithB
    Aug 6, 2009
    2
    This was by far the worst dlc for fallout 3. Many compare it to bethesdas first dlc Operation anchorage which was a major disappointment. But This was by far the worst dlc for fallout 3. Many compare it to bethesdas first dlc Operation anchorage which was a major disappointment. But although that one was short it was a lot of fun and you came out with great equipment. Like Operation anchorage Mothership zeta is based on Fallout 3s combat. Unlike Operation anchorage mothership zeta is just plain old boring. Once completed theres no reason to replay. It gets boring real quickly. The most interesting highlight was the space walk and an interesting death ray battle. The new characters are interesting. Being able to meet a pre war soldier and a cowboy from way before the great war was amazing. Until you realize that all they have to say is I can't believe they did that to the world. The new equipment is bland. There is nothing original in the alien designs. Its different from fallout and is cool to look at for a shortwhile. Buts its like any old alien movie, little green guys speaking in jibberish with bug eyes. This is the worst dlc of all five. The fact that this is the last is the worst way bethesda can leave us. Expand

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