Pinball FX - Bethesda Pinball

Rating Summary

Based on 21 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

60%

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Based on 21 critic reviews
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7 / 10.0
Dec 10, 2016

The Bethesda Pinball pack is an odd proposition. The tables are spectacular looking and all the little touches and gameplay twists are ambitious and creative in a way I really enjoy thinking about. But, both the Skyrim and Fallout tables are held back by small annoyances and wonky design choices that just make them less fun to play than they should be. Doom ended up being my favorite of the pack, which in a way is disappointing since it is also the most traditional of the tables offered. Maybe I'm just a pinball purist. Or maybe that pinball devil has a hold on me.

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Unscored
Dec 8, 2016

If you’re interested in the games these tables are based on, you might get more out of them than I have. Hearing a Fus Ro Dah sample when a ball is saved doesn’t do anything for me, and if I have to hear a Nuka Cola reference one more time I’ll tilt the table so hard my computer will slide right off the end.

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90 / 100
Apr 13, 2018

The Bethesda Pack for Pinball FX3 adds another set of three great pinball tables to the already vast lineup. The tables are creatively designed and the similarities to their respective games is amazing. The methods of completing missions can be complicated, but at the same time, that adds to the depth. Taking the time to explore all three worlds is definitely worth it.

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85 / 100
Dec 6, 2016

Bethesda Pinball is an impressive collection of pinball experiences based on Bethesda’s A-List hits Skyrim, Fallout, and Doom. Surprisingly complex and dynamic, these tables do a great job of capturing the feel of the game they represent while staying true to the classic pinball dynamic. Visually pleasing, challenging, and highly replayable, these tables are a perfect addition to your Zen Pinball 2 collection.

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87 / 100
Apr 22, 2018

Overall, the Bethesda Pinball DLC is an excellent pack of tables.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 15, 2018

The tables in the Pinball FX3 Bethesda Pack are all pretty solid, though they can get complicated at times, namely the Skyrim and Fallout tables.  While those two contain RPG-style elements to them to match up to their original video game counterparts, the Doom table is more of a traditional pinball table, though all three do have missions and quests to complete.  Overall, eleven dollars for these three tables is a pretty good deal, especially given how complex Fallout and Skyrim can be.

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70 / 100
Dec 13, 2016

This is a pack for both pinball enthusiasts and Bethesda fans; one or the other is not enough.

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9.5 / 10.0
Dec 7, 2016

It really is an interesting bunch of tables that any Zen Pinball fan should add to their library.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 30, 2016

Bethesda Pinball is dedicated not only to the fan of Bethesda�s games like DOOM, Skyrim or Fallout, but also to every player who loves the Zen Studios� series.

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2016

There’s a quote by Aristotle that says, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” I can’t think of a better description for this Bethesda table pack. Individually, these are three fantastic franchises, taken as a whole this is a fantastic pack of tables that should appeal to both pinball players as well as gamers who have never picked up a virtual pinball game.

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