Fallout 3 was released in late 2008 for the PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. The game marked the revival of the classic PC role-playing after a ten years absence. Despite some radical changes like a new developer in addition to a perspective change, the title retained the core elements that made the original games classics.
Fallout 3 also came packed with exclusive downloadable content for the PC and Xbox 360. The first two packs were called Operation Anchorage and The Pitt. The two DLC will be bundled in Fallout 3 Game Add-On Pack. So are the two DLC worth the price of admission? Find out in this preview of Fallout 3 Game Add-On Pack for the PC and Xbox 360.
Both Fallout 3 expansions feature a stand-alone storyline. Operation Anchorage is a virtual simulation of the Great War between China and the United States in the Alaskan wilderness. The Pitt takes place in a small industrial town full of raiders inside Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.
Fallout 3 Game Add-On Pack has the same visuals as Fallout 3.Althoug it isn’t the prettiest title around, it is still impressive if you considered the epic scope of the game.
Both Operation Anchorage and The Pitt features new voice-over to go along with the new quests. Like Fallout 3, these voices are a hit or miss.
As mentioned before, the Fallout 3 Game Add-On Pack contains two expansion packs: Operation Anchorage and The Pitt. Both expansions include new quests in addition to achievements.
Operation Anchorage focuses on the first-person shooting elements of Fallout 3 instead of the free-roaming role-playing nature. Unfortunately, Fallout 3 plays horribly as a first-person shooter as it role-playing mechanics does not mesh well with the precision. The short length, linear environments and lackluster gameplay of Operation Anchorage makes it an underwhelming experience.
The Pitt returns to the role-playing nature of Fallout 3. The second expansion pack is based more on role-playing elements such as moral choices, non-linear gameplay and side quests. The Pitt is just a little bit longer than Operation Anchorage, but it is still way too short. Not to mention that this expansion for Fallout 3 is littered with numerous glitches and crashes.
In the end, The Pitt is better than Operation Anchorage. However, both are disappointing and underwhelming expansions of Fallout 3.
The Fallout 3 Game Add-On Pack will retail for $19.99 and requires the Fallout 3 game in order to be playable. Even at a cheap price, it is best to hold out for a deal or a price drop as both expansion packs aren’t that good.
The Fallout 3 Game Add-On Pack will be released in late May.