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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 Windows Choosing the weapon set for the attack
Fallout 3: Operation: Anchorage Windows Oh no! Montgomery is in big trouble.
Fallout 3: Operation: Anchorage Windows You can optionally gather 10 intel boxes for a bonus
Fallout 3: Operation: Anchorage Windows This armor is one of the bonuses you get for completing this side-mission

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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

That Gaming Site Windows Jan 28, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Gamervision Xbox 360 Feb 23, 2009 8 out of 10 80 Xbox 360 Jan 29, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Over Online Xbox 360 Feb 19, 2009 75 out of 100 75
Cheat Code Central Xbox 360 Jan, 2009 3.7 out of 5 74
Meristation Xbox 360 Jan 28, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
UltraNinjas Xbox 360 Jan 28, 2009 6 out of 10 60
Gaming Nexus Xbox 360 Feb 02, 2009 C+ 58 Windows Jan 29, 2009 5 out of 10 50
Gamekult Xbox 360 Jan 30, 2009 3 out of 10 30


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