If you, like many others, lost yourself in Fallout 3, and find yourself craving another irradiated dose of Wasteland roaming, VATS dismembering, Pip Boy recommended fun, then Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition is available from Zavvi for the cut-price of £9.95!
Earning a colossal 91 on MetaCritic, Fallout 3 was a stand-out title in 2008, and is considered one of this generation's finest efforts. The Game of the Year Edition is simply overflowing with content, with no less than five chunks of additional content, Operation Anchorage, The Pitt, Broken Steel, Point Lookout, and Mothership Zeta. To wet your appetite, here's a brief summary of each.
Operation Anchorage is a diversion from the traditional Fallout formula, as it's a largely linear romp in a virtual-reality simulator you stumble upon. You're hard-earned weapons, ammo and equipment vanish, and you're forced to salvage local supplies, such as the invading Chinese' weaponry. Due to its myriad of structural and gameplay changes, Anchorage failed to excite fans on the promise of DLC.
Then The Pitt came along. Switching locations from the Wastelands of D.C to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where the locales have devolves into mindless creatures due to their contaminated water-supplies. It's become a slaving site, once purged by the Brotherhood of Steel, but since reborn. The Pitt was a return to basics for Fallout, with new equipment to collect, a series of quests and side-stories, and strong moral choices to consider.
Broken Steel is perhaps the biggest piece of content, and the most significant. Avoiding spoilers, it picks up after events from the main game, and sees the Brotherhood leading the charge to rid the Wasteland of the Enclave, once and for all. You join their attack, and scuttle amongst the feet of Liberty Prime, the Brotherhood's colossal robotic warrior. It's a sizable chunk of content, and good value for money.
And yet there's more! Point Lookout is set in the Maryland swamps, replete with mutated (and inbred, no less) hillbillies. It's not as dense as Broken Steel, but it's quite atmospheric and it's nice to see a stylistic change. Mothership Zeta is the odd child of the bunch. If you remember the alien ship you find crash-landed in the Wasteland, you follow a similar distress signal and find yourself abducted. Aboard the alien ship, you must escape from the probing aliens before you become yet another experiment. It's chock-full of zany weaponry, and the alien architecture is a nice change of pace.