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Fallout 3: The Pitt






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Fallout 3: The Pitt





Explore a sprawling settlement ravaged by time, neglect, nuclear radiation, and moral degradation. The Pitt is filled with morally grey choices, shady NPCs, new enemies, new weapons, and much more.

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Explore a sprawling settlement ravaged by time, neglect, nuclear radiation, and moral degradation. The Pitt is filled with morally grey choices, shady NPCs, new enemies, new weapons, and much more.

Key Features:

  • Explore an entire new area – the postapocalyptic ruins of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, known as The Pitt.

  • Find and use new weaponry, such as the AutoAxe, a new melee weapon with a powerful, serrated rotary blade hungry for flesh.

  • Discover new side quests and subtle plot elements and determine your path in this place where nothing is “right” or “wrong.”

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Bethesda Softworks®
Bethesda Game Studio
Bethesda Softworks®
Friday, July 16, 2010
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Minimum Requirements
  • OS: Windows XP/Vista
  • Processor: 2.4 Ghz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent processor
  • Memory: 1 GB (XP)/ 2 GB (Vista)
  • Hard disk space: 7 GB
  • Video: Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 256MB RAM (NVIDIA 6800 or better/ATI X850 or better)
  • Sound: DirectX®: 9.0c
  • Controller support: Xbox 360 controller
  • Other Requirements: Online play requires log-in to Games For Windows - Live
  • Supported Video Card Chipsets:

NVIDIA GeForce 200 series, Geforce 9800 series, Geforce 9600 series, Geforce 8800 series, Geforce 8600 series, Geforce 8500 series, Geforce 8400 series, Geforce 7900 series, Geforce 7800 series, Geforce 7600 series, Geforce 7300 series, GeForce 6800 series ATI HD 4800 series, HD 4600 series, HD 3800 series, HD 3600 series, HD 3400 series, HD 2900 series, HD 2600 series, HD 2400 series, X1900 series, X1800 series, X1600 series, X1300 series, X850 series

Recommended Requirements
  • OS: Windows XP/Vista
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo processor
  • Memory: 2 GB System RAM
  • Hard disk space: 7 GB
  • Video: Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 512MB RAM (NVIDIA 8800 series, ATI 3800 series)
  • Sound: DirectX®: 9.0c
  • Controller support: Xbox 360 controller

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Reviews for Fallout 3: The Pitt

Brutal...In All of the Right Ways

For those who think the base Fallout 3 game and the other DLCs are too easy, The Pitt will make them think twice, maybe three times. It is unlike any other area known to Fallout 3 fans. The explorable area is completely urban, ruled by the Pitt Raiders who won't shed any mercy. No matter how tough you are, the raiders always take you as a slave, and you have to earn your right to be top dog. Your favorite weapons, equipment, etc are taken away and until you prove yourself you can survive, you stay as a slave. Later on, similar to TeS IV: Oblivion, you must participate in an arena and after winning, the real juicy part of the DLC can finally be tasted. Your items are returned and after having a private chat with the ruler of the Pitt, their fate is decided by you. Why is that? Even with new weaponry, like a silenced and scoped assault rifle and an automated saw in your hands, the mutated beings, the Trogs, won't go away and the threat of being infected in the industrial soaked landscape won't even be on a dying man's wish. I give this DLC an A- for having a solid gameplay basis but the short and underdeveloped storyline prevented me from giving out a higher score.

Definitely Decent

The Pitt DLC for Fallout 3 is set in glorious, run-downed Pittsburgh. For the most part it is pretty fun. But after you do all the quests and find all the goodies, there is very little to keep you coming back to the Steel City. The missions in this DLC are good though and have some interesting characters. But the non-replayability of the DLC really hinders it from being truly great (like Point Lookout). Overall, the Pitt is good purchase. Just make sure you aren't spending too much.

Who wants to go to Pittsburgh? Well, too bad.

Okay, the second DLC fared much better. It feels more like Fallout, with actual story segments and choices to be made. Sure, there's some silly bits, like the metal ingots, but overall it works out. And the combat heavy end feels earned rather than the "oh, here's Alaska and look! Chinese soldiers!" of the prior DLC. The Pitt is recommended, and showed promise for the remaining DLC releases to come.

The best DLC for Fallout 3

The Pitt was only the second DLC for Fallout and yet it captured the desperation of a post-nuclear world that was somewhat lacking in intensity in the base game. You are sent undercover as a slave to go and retrieve an item from The Pitt – basically the remains of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which looks to be some sort of cavernous wasteland where you can’t even see the sky, partly because of all the smog generated from the factories in the vicinity. In terms of atmosphere, The Pitt is fantastic. You start off with no armour, no weapons, and no friends -- only a hidden .38 pistol, if you opt for it. And every step you take you have to make sure that you are prepared for battle because one wrong move and you will be marked for death in this unforgiving metal hell. There are some new weapons and items and some new characters as well as enemies to meet. All in all this was the most well-realised DLC for Fallout 3.

Blood and Fire

In the Pitt, witness how the industrialized rebirth of Pittsburgh dredges up old world class conflicts in the harsh brutal wasteland. While the main quest line can be completed in short order, getting all the goodies can take some time and the story is one of the game's better written campaigns. Things are going to get ugly. You can only choose which side of the ugly you're going to be on. The setting is well-done. The massive molten metal spewing foundry confers that sense of the old industrial revolution back before anyone had any idea what safety standards meant. The only thing keeping roiling labor unrest contained is an oppressive police state. The only pressure-release valve: thunderdome arena combat. The art-style is right on the money. Even small decisions like switching the ambient color scheme from green-grey to that harsh orange-black really works well here. If you're looking for perk items, the Pitt has it's share. For example, the Perferotar is great for sneaking and the mauler is just brutish. Perhaps even more useful is access to the Ammo Press. If you accumulate lots of unused ammo types, the ammo press allows you to convert them to your preferred caliber.

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