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Point Lookout is the fourth downloadable expansion for Fallout 3, and takes the player to the misty swampland along the coast of Maryland. The town of Point Lookout is a unique area in the Fallout universe, in that it has not been directly hit by bombs or affected the subsequent warfare. Instead, it has suffered decades of neglect and isolation.

Unlike the previous DLC packs, the player can use a riverboat to travel to and from Point Lookout at any time, and before completing the pack's specific new quests. The DLC's new region includes the titular seaside town and amusement park, plus a large area of surrounding swampland and settlements within. Completely new enemies have also been added, mostly involving various forms of mutated locals. The main quest has the player exploring the landscape, uncovering the truth behind an endless feud, and deciding which side to support.

Point Lookout adds 13 new quests, four new achievements, and three new perks. A large number of items have also been added, from rural weapons like double-barrel shotguns, to relics dating back from the American Civil War.


Fallout 3: Point Lookout Windows Making our way through bubbling tar pits.
Fallout 3: Point Lookout Windows Some kind of ritual in progress
Fallout 3: Point Lookout Windows Inside the submerged Chinese submarine
Fallout 3: Point Lookout Windows Looks a bit like <moby game="S.T.A.L.K.E.R.">S.T.A.L.K.E.R.</moby>'s landscapes at night.

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Fallout 3: Point Lookout Screenshot
Fallout 3: Point Lookout Screenshot
Fallout 3: Point Lookout Screenshot
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Game Over Online Aug 03, 2009 90 out of 100 90
Atomic Gamer Jul 21, 2009 85 out of 100 85
IGN Jun 24, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Gameplay (Benelux) Aug 28, 2009 79 out of 100 79
Game Revolution Jun 26, 2009 B 75 Jul 13, 2009 15 out of 20 75
GameStar (Germany) Jun 24, 2009 75 out of 100 75
Worth Playing Jul 10, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Absolute Games ( Jul 09, 2009 70 out of 100 70


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BurningStickMan (17691) added Fallout 3: Point Lookout (Windows) on Jan 03, 2010
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