Aliens invade Fallout 3 in Mothership Zeta expansion

Alien Atomizer, check. Drone Cannon, check. Alien Disintegrator and Gemini-Era Spacesuit, check and check

It looks like Xbox 360 and Windows gamers will finally get to tango with the ephemerally transient, aka the extra-terrestrial, aka Mothership Zeta, the latest expansion for Bethesda's post-apocalyptic RPG Fallout 3. In it, you'll detect an unintelligible signal of alien origin coming from a crashed UFO. Is it a distress call or a trap? You'll find out after boarding a massive alien flying saucer orbiting Earth miles above the Capital Wasteland.

Okay, I'll bite. So can we pilot the spaceship?

Probably not (can we ever?) but you will get to meet new characters, i.e. fellow abductees, and plot your very own Great Escape, in what could turn out to be one part Fire in the Sky meets two parts The A-Team.

Great, lovely, but what about the toys?

Alien Atomizer, check. Drone Cannon, check. Alien Disintegrator and Gemini-Era Spacesuit, check and check. No explanation what any of them do, check-with-sigh. Oh, and "even Samurai Armor," whatever that means. Maybe something to do with Tom Cruise, i.e. Scientology's Xenu meets The Last Samurai's Nathan Algren?

Stuff you'll fight: Aliens, robot drones, probably other characters (I'm betting the usual one or two nasty wicked human collaborators), "their own horrible experiments" (meaning the aliens' presumably Franken-fooling with humans) and of course, "your way to the bridge of the ship" in order to secure your escape.

But what about the Alien Blaster? You know, the one in the original Fallout? Where you found a crashed UFO and two alien bodies, one with the blaster and another with a fuzzy picture of Elvis?

The expansion should be available August 3rd and will cost 800 Microsoft Points, or $10.

For more gaming news and opinion, check out http://twitter.com/game_on.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags gamesfallout 3

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Matt Peckham

PC World (US online)
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Tom Pope

Dynabook Portégé X30L-G

Ultimately this laptop has achieved everything I would hope for in a laptop for work, while fitting that into a form factor and weight that is remarkable.

Tom Sellers

MSI P65

This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.

Lolita Wang

MSI GT76

It really doesn’t get more “gaming laptop” than this.

Jack Jeffries

MSI GS75

As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

Taylor Carr

MSI PS63

The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.

Christopher Low

Brother RJ-4230B

This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?