Fallout 3: Point Lookout
There's So Much to play with in the Fallout canon that one can't help but despair when Bethesda chooses such a weird locale as Point Lookout, Maryland to house its DLC in. After taking a tugboat to an area apparently not affected as badly by the nukes as the rest of the world, you're greeted with a drab theme park, a large field, and a mansion containing a ghoul that has a supposedly British accent.
This is very much Point Lookout - an incongruous addition to Fallout 3 that has little or no bearing on the wider world itself. You'll fight with tribesmen who have suffered trepanation, get involved in a war between scientists, go on a vision quest, and ultimately end up with yet another totally unsatisfying conclusion - probably the worst yet from Fallouts's DLC. The ending is so bizarre and unsatisfying that you may-much like we did - walk around for 10 minutes before realising that it's over.
That's not to say that Point Lookout is bad - the main storyline is quirky and very Fallout, splicing together the stories of Old World America with the remains of the human race. The side quests are remarkably vast, too, and the bizarre irradiated denizens - three-tooth nuclear hicks - and the area rewards those who invest their time in working through the five additional side quests. However, the main quest feels lifeless and forces players (no matter what their choices are) into the same ending in some irksomely contrived ways.
Whether you love or hate Point Lookout is dependant on your play style. If you want to be the explorer and experience the finesses of the world, then this is for you. However, if you're looking for a detailed, dramatic storyline to follow, you're not going to be pleased.
Download Fallout 3: Point Lookout
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP