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6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 89 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 54 out of 89
  2. Negative: 11 out of 89

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  1. May 22, 2011
    3
    Very boring dlc, very bland, and it has nothing we haven't seen before in other fallouts. The only good thing is the scenery, which is really well done except for some confusing navigating. aside from that, it lasts about 2 or 3 hours and has a very straightforward plot that takes advantage of none of it's elements. The burned man is here, but aside from his bandages, and a few spoken lines, hes unremarkable. No legion assassin hunting him, or NCR rangers, or any other subplot you could think of (and there are many), to be seen. there only two tribes, and they are really just the same one but in two different camps. the side quests take literally 5 minutes apiece to complete, and there is almost no new gear to be had. whats more, like the Dead Money DLC, it has absolutely no bearing on the Mojave. but then again thats true of all FO/DLC Expand
  2. Jun 5, 2011
    3
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Fallout: New Vegas - Honest Hearts has committed the most serious of gaming sins; it's boring.

    Centering around the infamous Burned Man, a war hero punished for failure by Ceaser by being covered in burning pitch and tossed into the Grand Canyon, the story had every chance to be interesting and dynamic. However this chance is squandered as the character in question hands the player plain and boring fetch or kill quests while spouting biblical prose. Instead of an angry, driven who should seem 10 feet tall, we encounter a totally bland anti-hero.

    Honest Hearts also suffers from some of the same bugs as New Vegas itself - AI frequently spawn inside world geometry and get stuck there; your companion AI often make bad decisions both in combat and navigation wise.

    All up, I can't say I recommend this as a worthwhile addition.
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  3. Oct 19, 2011
    3
    Beautiful scenery can not save this DLC from its failings - tedious fetch quests, an uninspiring main plot, and few interesting new items. While Dead Money was a bit too long; Honest Hearts is far too short. I was really surprised when the final mission began - I'd only been playing for an hour or so. If you're not already set on getting all the DLC, avoid this one.
  4. Oct 22, 2011
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Extremely short DLC, comprised mostly of fetch quests which are pretty much irrelevant to the story. You are basically thrown in the middle of a war of tribals against tribals, the good guys led by Joshua Graham (the Burned Man of Legion fame) and the bad guys led by someone who's just in the game to get his head blown off. Sounds interesting? I didn't think so. The quests are extremely bland and the terrain, while well made, shows off some of the problems of the engine (such as enemies walking erratically when on slopes, and AI spawning inside geometry). The tribal characters aren't interesting at all, Daniel is uncharismatic and Graham does not look like the badass that he is or used to be, just a regretful guy who keeps spewing religious **** Worse of all, the reason the games gives you to play the DLC is pretty much because Daniel tells you that "either you help us defeat the other tribe or I won't tell you how to leave Zion",and the only good aspect of this DLC is that you can then blow his head off, grab a map which shows the way off the zone and there you go, the end! In short: uninteresting quests, characters and story, and short too, so nothing to see here, move along. Expand
  5. Aug 24, 2013
    4
    I believe for any kind of content, you either have quantity (example: Skyrim), or you have quality (example: The Witcher 2). Preferably both, but you are screwed if you have neither. FNV is a good shot at attaining both, but unfortunately, Honest Heart has neither.

    It is incredibly short; it has the illusion of a wasteland to explore but unrelated caves are so insignificant that you
    have no reason to explore them. Story has one character that is supposed to be significant, but he is rather bland other than the fact that he can recite bible.

    Overall, a very unimpressive DLC.
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Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Jun 28, 2011
    55
    The majority of the DLC is utterly devoid of surprises, treats or interesting characters and places, and you'll soon start getting bored.
  2. Jun 25, 2011
    66
    The story and decisions are bigger attractions than the limited-appeal loot and artificially toughened enemies.
  3. Jun 24, 2011
    80
    A fresh perspective on what Fallout: New Vegas may be – very relaxing and calm game. [July 2011, p.117]