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  • Summary: As the victim of a raw deal you must work alongside three other captured wastelanders to recover the legendary treasure of the Sierra Madre Casino. In Dead Money, your life hangs in the balance as you face new terrain, foes, and choices. It is up to you how you play your cards in the questAs the victim of a raw deal you must work alongside three other captured wastelanders to recover the legendary treasure of the Sierra Madre Casino. In Dead Money, your life hangs in the balance as you face new terrain, foes, and choices. It is up to you how you play your cards in the quest to survive. Collapse

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Mar 31, 2011
    83
    Really, though, it's the characters, not to mention their well done dialog, and story resolution that make the DLC something any fan of the main game should experience.
  2. Mar 10, 2011
    80
    Falls just short of the oppressive tone it's aiming for but makes up for it with a satisfying and well-written narrative.
  3. PC Games (Russia)
    Mar 21, 2011
    80
    Chris Avellone and his team at Obsidian are great storytellers. They managed to create a thrilling and captivating experience that will make you remember why you once loved Planescape: Torment. [Apr 2011, p.95]
  4. Mar 7, 2011
    70
    So ultimately I think I was happier with the idea of what the designers of Dead Money were trying to accomplish than what they actually created. They put a far above average plot and built a framework of gameplay that somehow managed to break away from the Fallout formula. In the end, however, it's just too much. Too much sneaking around, too many traps, too many reloads. And there are seven more of these things yet to come? God help us all.
  5. Mar 16, 2011
    70
    The content of Dead Money can get frustrating quickly. Still, for the patient souls out there, this fresh spin on Fallout is a decent buy.
  6. Mar 14, 2011
    68
    The adventures in the lifeless town are long and at times boring, but you will get your $10 worth of entertainment.
  7. Feb 23, 2011
    50
    Quotation forthcoming.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 51
  2. Negative: 17 out of 51
  1. Jun 15, 2011
    10
    10. For one reason. It is very, very, highly, highly unique. The story is very unique, the take on the story, the game play. All of it. But10. For one reason. It is very, very, highly, highly unique. The story is very unique, the take on the story, the game play. All of it. But just because it's very unique doesn't necessarily mean it's "that" fun. On the fun scale out of ten, I give it more of a 6. But I give this game a 10 simply because it had many unique aspects. The radios linked to your collar that can blow you up. The hologram people. The interesting cool weapons. The environment. The poisonous gas in the air. The story. Etc. I played this mostly to explore, and even more than that for the story. The story is interesting and draws one in, but the game play to go through the story is semi painful at times. Ex. The collar on your neck (The entire DLC) is linked to radios that if you get near them cause your collar to beep, you have to back away or "blow the radio up" (if you can) before you do. It makes it hard to go anywhere, so it was annoying, but at the same time it was very unique. All the weapons were amazing, and they were fun to use, especially to bring back to the Mojave, but the people in the DLC were about 1 people, Ghost People, and that was all, boring right? The reason this gets a 10 is for its interesting well designed take on this story, and it's perks and weapons, rather, not game play. Expand
  2. Jan 8, 2012
    9
    In my opinion, it was the best DLC. Fresh environment, very exciting, and you weren't on a wild goose chase for fancy gear the whole time. ItIn my opinion, it was the best DLC. Fresh environment, very exciting, and you weren't on a wild goose chase for fancy gear the whole time. It kept me on my toes for its duration. On top of the quality of the expansion, it's possible to become rich upon completion if you have the correct perks or are very patient. The downside is not being able to return to the location. Expand
  3. May 30, 2014
    8
    Incredible story and setting, with some really fun characters and a great concept driving it. The ending is particularly special in the way itIncredible story and setting, with some really fun characters and a great concept driving it. The ending is particularly special in the way it wraps itself up. Very nicely done. Expand
  4. Dec 5, 2014
    6
    At first I was thrilled for this DLC it just seemed so tense and suspenseful, I thought wow this is great fun. That feeling of fun did notAt first I was thrilled for this DLC it just seemed so tense and suspenseful, I thought wow this is great fun. That feeling of fun did not last for long as it became tedious and frustrating. I rather unique concept though.

    I usually enjoy lengthy gameplay, but felt this dragged on way too long and I felt glad when I finished it.
    I would not have bought this DLC, but I got the ultimate edition of FNV which included all DLC for only $5 extra. That said Iam still likely to play it on other characters just because of the cool loot you get.
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  5. Aug 31, 2014
    5
    Good:
    - Strips you of all equipment (refreshing twist)
    - Interesting story and characters. Bad: - Gameplay pacing is horrible.
    Good:
    - Strips you of all equipment (refreshing twist)
    - Interesting story and characters.

    Bad:
    - Gameplay pacing is horrible. Speakers, poison fog, mazes, keys, and bear traps slow your progression to a snail pace. The dlc needs to be rebalanced to speed up the pacing a bit.

    Explanation:
    The stories are very intriguing as always in the New Vegas world. You will find little notes and voice recordings here and there that cement you into the world.

    However, the story progression gets incredibly bogged down by the horrible new obstacles introduced in Dead Money. Every new mechanic introduced in Dead Money primarily slows the gameplay down. For example, there are radios sprinkled throughout that restrict you from going into a particular region. It feels like playing Monopoly but making a rule that you have to divide every dice roll by 2. The gameplay mechanics don't add more excitement - instead they add more frustration and boredom.

    If you're on the fence about spending money on this, I would say "no".
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  6. Mar 13, 2014
    4
    Weak contrived story, weak characters who are given no chance to develop, and very irksome in parts. After I got half way through I justWeak contrived story, weak characters who are given no chance to develop, and very irksome in parts. After I got half way through I just wanted to get the hell out of there. If you like quicksaving every 2 minutes and essentially travelling through a maze painfully slowly, where a wrong turn means an unavoidable death, then this is the game for you. Poor design and a poor DLC. Expand
  7. Jul 15, 2016
    0
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