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Operation: Anchorage is the first downloadable content (DLC) for Fallout 3 patched to version 1.1.0.x It is available on Xbox Live and Games for Windows Live. The new content is available for 800 points.

This expansion adds four to five hours of war-action stealth gameplay and is presented as an in-game virtual reality simulation set in the fictitious city of Anchorage in Alaska. After downloading the content, it appears as a new quest through a radio broadcast. When entering the simulation, the player is stripped off all equipment and weapons, having to resort to supplies in the environment. It deals with the Brotherhood of Steel outcasts who want to infiltrate one of the Vaults to get rare pre-war technology. But to pass the security system, the infiltrator should break through the virtual training game, set in Anchorage and representing the defense against the Chinese Communist forces. The player assumes the role of the infiltrator.

The add-on expands the game with new weapons, including the Gauss Rifle, and armours, such as the Chinese stealth suit, new perks (Covert Ops) and achievements, an interactive strike team, new enemies, and even the Chimera tank is one of them.


Fallout 3: Operation - Anchorage PlayStation 3 Using high speech level to get some more firepower.
Fallout 3: Operation - Anchorage Windows We have reached the ammo dump.
Fallout 3: Operation - Anchorage Windows Another bonus item - energy sword that once belonged to the Chinese General
Fallout 3: Operation - Anchorage Windows When you leave the sim, you'll have the powerful Gauss sniper rifle.

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User Reviews

Fallout 3's first DLC offers a refreshing trip to the frosty north. Windows Steelysama (106)
A good idea but badly executed Windows Icarus Lytton (23)

Critic Reviews

Worth Playing Windows Jan 30, 2009 9 out of 10 90
That Gaming Site Windows Jan 28, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Extreme Gamer Xbox 360 Feb 05, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Atomic Gamer Windows Jan 29, 2009 78 out of 100 78
Gaming Age Xbox 360 Jan 30, 2009 B 75
Game Critics Xbox 360 Feb 13, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Gamer Limit Xbox 360 Feb 03, 2009 6 out of 10 60 (UK) Xbox 360 Jan 27, 2009 5 out of 10 50 Xbox 360 Feb 03, 2009 50 out of 100 50
Factornews Windows Feb 12, 2009 5 out of 10 50


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