Fallout 3: The Pitt

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The second downloadable content for Fallout 3, The Pitt takes players to the ruins of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - now a smog-filled industrial hellhole brutally ruled by a gang of raiders. The streets of "The Pitt" are also home to captured slaves from across the Wasteland; forced to work in large smelting factories, where they make the very weapons and ammo the raiders use to maintain control.

Upon starting Fallout 3 with The Pitt installed, the player will receive a radio message from an escaped slave. The slave will encourage the player to leave the Capital Wasteland by rail and head up to The Pitt, with the hopes that the player will free more slaves from a crippling mutation sweeping through their settlement. The player must pose as a slave themselves to gain access to the city, after which they may roam freely around the city's districts (a contrast to the linear nature of the previous DLC, Operation Anchorage) and choose which faction to side with.

Aside from the new locations, The Pitt offers five new quests, three new perks, and four new achievements. New items can also be found, most notably a series of powered melee weapons based on industrial cutting tools.


Fallout 3: The Pitt PlayStation 3 The factory is filled with dangerous creatures and bandits.
Fallout 3: The Pitt Windows Uptown area, where the raiders live.
Fallout 3: The Pitt Windows Arriving by rail outside Pittsburgh.
Fallout 3: The Pitt Windows These are steel ingots you will be looking for

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Wonderwallweb.com Xbox 360 Mar 28, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Thunderbolt Games PlayStation 3 Nov 22, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox 360 Mar 26, 2009 8 out of 10 80
AusGamers Xbox 360 Mar 31, 2009 8 out of 10 80
GameZone Xbox 360 Mar 30, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Gamervision Xbox 360 Mar 30, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
IGN PlayStation 3 Oct 05, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
That Gaming Site Xbox 360 Mar 31, 2009 6.9 out of 10 69
Game Critics Xbox 360 Mar 27, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
Factornews Windows Apr 22, 2009 4 out of 10 40


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Xbox Live release

The original Xbox Live release on March 24 was corrupted. Players who downloaded it experienced missing textures, crashes, and other errors when trying to play. The download was updated and re-released for free to Xbox Live on March 25.
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