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Fallout 3: Operation Anchorage






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Fallout 3: Operation Anchorage





Enter a military simulation and fight in one of the greatest battles of the Fallout universe – the liberation of Anchorage, Alaska from its Chinese Communist invaders.

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Enter a military simulation and fight in one of the greatest battles of the Fallout universe – the liberation of Anchorage, Alaska from its Chinese Communist invaders.

Key Features:

  • Build and command interactive Strike Teams to win the battle and defeat the Chinese base.

  • Gain access to new weapons, exotic armor, and items…even a Chinese Stealth Suit!

  • Adds hours of extended gameplay, exclusive new perks and achievements.

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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: Operation Anchorage

A DLC that has Nifty Items But...

Operation Anchorage is an interesting DLC. For those who become tried of the deadened environment of the Capital Wasteland, this DLC offers a simulation that takes the player at least two centuries ago into a winter themed epic battle. The atmosphere is beautiful and is nice for a change. Furthermore, the action is entertaining for a while and will not bore players. However, the DLC is VERY short which is the most disappointing part of Operation Anchorage. It can be completed in less than one hour and this is a major issue as the ability to command strike teams only happens twice. What anyone craves in this DLC is the rewards, which is a unique shocksword for those who specialize in melee weapons and a Chinese Stealth Armor that has a limitless stealth field and allows easy infiltration. Finally, the DLC is pretty easy to finish and as such, Operation Anchorage is usually completed right after beginning the game (which is leaving Vault 101) and power armor training is immediately available after the simulation is finished. In conclusion, the DLC held promise but the length cut most of its potential in the short lifespan it had. I give it a B- as the rewards are satisfying, not the simulation itself which is a darn shame.

The worst of the Fallout DLCs

There were aspects of the DLC that were entertaining, like being in virtual reality, which allowed for a different kind of environment than the Fallout games are used to, but overall I felt it just fell flat. Felt more linear than most Fallout maps, and the story wasn't all that great either. Added new items, but none of real value in my opinion. Overall, If you had to give a Fallout DLC a pass, I'd suggest passing on this one.

Cool, but Utterly Pointless

Operation Anchorage was the first released DLC expansion of Fallout 3. People were pretty excited before it came out, as was I. New content for FO3? Awesome. Right? Well.... OA takes places in Virtual reality within the game and you fight in a certain battle against the Chinese that took place before the bombs fell to create the wasteland that is the world of Fallout. Overall the combat is fun enough and there are some cool items to collect, but the game style of this DLC is narrowly focused and closed off, and it really doesn't fit Fallout 3 much at all. Overall, Operation Anchorage is still worth the play even with all it's flaws. Just don't get too excited about it.

Okay first effort

Operation Anchorage for Fallout 3 is the first DLC made for the game. Op Anchorage will have you going into virtual reality to fight the mentioned Alaska war in the main game story. Nothing in Operation Anchorage is particularly tied to the main storyline, and doesn't really effect anything in the wasteland. The DLC is mostly action based, with you fighting Chinese soldiers amongst other American troops. With the DLC you get a bump to experience, some new weapons, and most notably the Stealth suit. This is cool, and great for those with high enough stats to really sneak around undetected. Overall though, Operation Anchorage is very limited in scope, with small battles and less playtime than you might expect. This DLC is decent enough for what it is.

Premium armor upgrades

Operation Anchorage offers a tidy campaign with a couple of great end-game items. The expansion is explicitly combat-oriented, where your pc is a special-ops soldier fighting in the world war that preceded the fallout universe. At later points, you'll get to set and receive back up from squads. The campaign is fun, but a bit short. Regardless, the best part of Operation Anchorage is that you'll get to keep some top level items afterwards. For example, the stealth armor can generate a cloaking field in sneak mode without necessitating one-time use stealth boys.

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