Fallout 3: Broken Steel

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Description

Broken Steel is the third downloadable expansion released for Fallout 3. It extends the level cap from 20 to 30, alters the original ending of the game, and provides a series of quests acting as an epilogue to the original story.

The player must finish Fallout 3 main story line to access the new content for Broken Steel. The ending selected by the player through their actions will affect the state of the Capital Wasteland in Broken Steel. The player will wake up in the care of the Brotherhood of Steel, and is tasked with helping them continue their fight against the Enclave forces. The player can also take side quests to help distribute new Aqua Pura (un-irradiated water) to the citizens of the Wastes.

The main series of new quests will take the player to new locations, such as an Enclave satellite relay base, the secret underground Presidential Metro system, and an Enclave stronghold at Andrews Air Force Base. Rewards include new weapons, such as the powerful Tesla Cannon and an Enclave napalm launcher.

As Broken Steel is intended for players who finished the main game, content is designed for higher level characters. Three new high-level creatures now roam the wastes, along with tough Enclave guards. There are nine new quests, six new achievements, and 14 new perks to supplement the new climb from level 20 to 30.

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Fallout 3: Broken Steel Windows Finally, a working railcar.
Fallout 3: Broken Steel Windows Slow to fire, but hits enemies hard, and for damage over time.
Fallout 3: Broken Steel Windows Inside the White House remains. Did it take a direct bomb hit?
Fallout 3: Broken Steel Windows The Base is heavily fortified.

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Critic Reviews

XboxAchievements Xbox 360 May 06, 2009 10 out of 10 100
Xboxdynasty (XD) Xbox 360 May 16, 2009 8.8 out of 10 88
Console Monster Xbox 360 May 24, 2009 88 out of 100 88
Gamer 2.0 Windows May 13, 2009 8.8 out of 10 88
IGN PlayStation 3 Sep 28, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
IGN Xbox 360 May 06, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Worth Playing Windows May 13, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Gamervision PlayStation 3 Oct 19, 2010 8 out of 10 80
Gamervision Xbox 360 May 11, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Jun 01, 2009 60 out of 100 60

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Awards

  • G4
    • 2009 - Best DLC of the Year
  • IGN
    • 2009 - Best PC Expansion (Editors' Choice)
    • 2009 - Best PC Expansion (Readers' Choice)

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