Fallout 3 Game of the Year Edition Review

The guys over at D+PAD have wrangled up a review of Bethesda's newly released Fallout 3 Game of the Year Edition, in which they give the compilation pack a perfect score of 5/5. Their conclusion:
As downloadable content, most of the five add-ons received lukewarm receptions. The peak is definitely Point Lookout, which comes closest to replicating the base game's simple joy of exploration and Broken Steel, which tacks on an enjoyable set of missions to the end of the main questline and bumps the level cap to 30. The Pitt's fantastic twist finale means it's worth an honourable mention, but Operation: Anchorage and Mothership Zeta represent the low-point of the add-ons. They're both little more than oft-monotonous dungeon crawlers, and their biggest virtue is the copious amounts of XP received from finishing them. Still, the low-points of the additional content are far easier to swallow when amalgamated into this new addition. It's all a matter of perceived value, really.

Let's not forget the entire original game one of the defining titles of 2008 is all there, too. It's safe to say The Game of the Year Edition comprehensively builds on Fallout 3's core experience, and it's without a doubt the best way to experience the game if you've never played the original. You might want to consider picking it up even if you have. The price is certainly right, and Fallout 3 is still hugely deserving of the same score we gave it last year.