Fallout: New Vegas PC

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  • Summary: The latest game in the post-nuclear RPG series is being developed by many members of the Fallout 1 and 2 team at Obsidian Entertainment using the Fallout 3 engine.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. Oct 22, 2010
    95
    Fallout: New Vegas, looks and plays exactly the same as Fallout 3. But the additions that Obsidian have made push the survival angle even further to provide a much more immersive and authentic experience, and just like its predecessor New Vegas proves to be a role-playing masterpiece.
  2. Oct 20, 2010
    90
    In New Vegas, the fun Fallout 3 formula is intact, with more polished combat, high-quality side missions, and the exciting setting of the Vegas strip. Unfortunately, the bugs also tagged along for the ride.
  3. Jan 11, 2011
    90
    Fallout: New Vegas marries the best of Bethesda's open world tradition with Obsidian's excellent storytelling, writing and quest design. This is a huge and addictive role-playing game with an enormous amount of content and options for the player.
  4. Oct 21, 2010
    85
    Those accustomed to investing hours examining endless story arcs, or searching vast environments for details will certainly appreciate Obsidian's efforts, even if newcomers may struggle to see what all the fuss is about.
  5. Oct 20, 2010
    84
    A huge world to explore, lots of quests and decisions, tons of items and great replay value are reason enough to pick up this fine roleplaying sequel. Sadly, there are some noticeable technical problems, controls could have been better and the graphics look a little outdated. Still, if you enjoyed Fallout 3 for what it is, you will have a great time with New Vegas.
  6. 80
    Very few changes appeared since Fallout 3 but a strong storyline and partial improvements make New Vegas great to play. Take it as an alternative to Fallout 3 and you won't be disappointed. [Issue#197]
  7. Dec 17, 2010
    65
    This game got released too early. Had it been released around the holidays, and with the collection of bugs and broken quests eliminated, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it as a great gift for gamers. As it is, I can only say that it's beautiful but tragically flawed.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 55 out of 471
  1. Jul 28, 2015
    10
    My god i love this game. Yes its flawed, yes there are alot of bugs, but what underneath all those bugs and glitches is an fantastic game. AndMy god i love this game. Yes its flawed, yes there are alot of bugs, but what underneath all those bugs and glitches is an fantastic game. And i cant wait to play fallout 4 Expand
  2. May 17, 2011
    10
    I liked it. Enjoyed it. Could have been much better though.

    Giving it an 8 largely thanks to the modding community. Its a very good game and
    I liked it. Enjoyed it. Could have been much better though.

    Giving it an 8 largely thanks to the modding community. Its a very good game and worth buying but has a few issues. This environment and game would lend itself well to being an open world experience and far less linear than the game really is just under the surface.
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  3. Oct 23, 2010
    10
    27 hours in, just getting started. Take fallout 3, expand it, add more diversity, add more interesting locations, triple the amount of27 hours in, just getting started. Take fallout 3, expand it, add more diversity, add more interesting locations, triple the amount of factions, add a better theme, and add more immersion and you have fallout NV. Obsidian has taken a decent game and made it great. Really a lot more depth in the world and just overall better. Of course your on the same engine, so some of the same problems exist. But literally a new mod is released by the hour since they only have to be ported over. Im already using over 10 mods just as longer days, smaller ui, centered raised camera, perk every level etc. Oh and if you get stuttering get the d3d9 file, and if you have ati get the alternative d3d9 file so you can still use transparency mutisampling. If it wasn't for the mods i would have to take off a point or 2. Really though the best way to describe it is it makes the fallout 3 world seem boring. Expand
  4. Sep 14, 2014
    9
    Simply awesome game. -1 point for bugs and crashes i experienced and they are not fixed until now (example of flash bang from end of lonesomeSimply awesome game. -1 point for bugs and crashes i experienced and they are not fixed until now (example of flash bang from end of lonesome road where all weapon related stats permanently changed to 0, personally discovered it 20 hours later ... >.> ) Expand
  5. Nov 16, 2011
    8
    Fallout new vegas is a good game, basically if you loved fallout 3, you're getting more of that game with a vegas theme instead. A few goodFallout new vegas is a good game, basically if you loved fallout 3, you're getting more of that game with a vegas theme instead. A few good additions were added to, like weapon mods and companions. Expand
  6. Apr 30, 2013
    7
    This game has really grown on me. The more i played it, the more i liked it. Being able to shape your story how you see fit is a great time,This game has really grown on me. The more i played it, the more i liked it. Being able to shape your story how you see fit is a great time, whether you want to save Las Vegas and make it autonomous, or swiftly conquer it and murder the population with the Legion, you can do whatever you wish. My only complaints are the graphics, pc performance, and the combat. The game slugs at time and the controls feel wonky, probably due to a poor port job. The combat is just bad, luckily you have a "VATS" system which will help you get out of many tight spots. Expand
  7. Apr 16, 2011
    0
    Fallout 3. It brings back so many good memories of the Capital Wasteland, of heroism and sacrifice, of a amazingly deep and beautiful world.Fallout 3. It brings back so many good memories of the Capital Wasteland, of heroism and sacrifice, of a amazingly deep and beautiful world. Needless to say, I pre ordered New Vegas as soon as I could. Worst choice I ever made. I dropped 65$ on this peice of garbage. I gave up after 12 hours of bugs. It literally does not run for me. I was hoping patches would fix the game breaking issues, but instead, they made a DLC instead of fixing the game. I wasted 65$ on a alpha project that will never get updated. It looked like it had potential to be fun, but failed to live up. The weapons looked cool, but since they didn't make any noise... NPCs are bugged, landmine knock you down, and even if you don't die your stuck on the ground until you reload a old save or die. Thats just the start. Getting stuck in the planet, ect ect. I will never buy a product from Bethesda until it is in the 20-30$ price range. I'm just so disapointed. This gamehad sooooo much potential but unfortunently, IMHO, the worst game of all time. This coming from a hardcore F03 fan. If you need me, I'll be hanging with three dog. Expand

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