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Fallout 3: The Pitt

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
...
4.1
Windows
70
3.8
Xbox 360
74
3.1
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Fallout 3: The Pitt Windows Crossing the bridge into The Pitt
Fallout 3: The Pitt Windows This guy's using the auto axe, which you can use as a melee weapon later.
Fallout 3: The Pitt Windows Arriving by rail outside Pittsburgh.
Fallout 3: The Pitt PlayStation 3 Even though they are fighting with a deadly disease, slaves are forced to work until the cure is found.

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The Press Says

Wonderwallweb.com Xbox 360 Mar 28, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Revolution Windows Apr 17, 2009 B+ 83
D+PAD Magazine Xbox 360 Apr 07, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Multiplayer.it Xbox 360 Mar 24, 2009 7.6 out of 10 76
Thunderbolt Games Xbox 360 Apr 02, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Xbox360Achievements Xbox 360 Mar 26, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Game Critics Xbox 360 Mar 27, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
RPGWatch Xbox 360 Apr 23, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Worth Playing Windows Apr 01, 2009 5.8 out of 10 58
Factornews Xbox 360 Apr 22, 2009 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

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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