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  • Summary: Lonesome Road, available in July, brings the courier's story full circle when you are contacted by the original Courier Six, a man by the name of Ulysses who refused to deliver the Platinum Chip at the start of New Vegas. In his transmission, Ulysses promises the answer as to why, but only if you take one last job –a job that leads you into the depths of the hurricane-swept canyons of the Divide, a landscape torn apart by earthquakes and violent storms. The road to the Divide is a long and treacherous one, and of the few to ever walk the road, none have ever returned. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Oct 7, 2011
    80
    Overall play-time to complete the expansion is around 4-5 hours, which does not sound like a lot; however this needs to be matched against its price of USD 9.99, which we believe is more than fair given its quality.
  2. Oct 27, 2011
    75
    A brilliant ending for the story of New Vegas. Straightforward, but still very engaging RPG experience. [November 2011, p.100]
  3. Oct 1, 2011
    57
    However important its place in the lore may be, this DLC simply doesn't play very well to the main game's strengths.
  4. Nov 9, 2011
    53
    And that's about all you get, aside from a few new toys, some forgettable items, and another unnecessary boost to the level cap. [Holiday 2011, p.75]
  5. Sep 23, 2011
    40
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. Oct 17, 2011
    40
    Do not waste your money on this trainwreck. If you really want to know how it ends, go to the Fallout Wikia and read the article on Ulysses.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 33
  2. Negative: 8 out of 33
  1. Apr 21, 2013
    10
    I thought this quest expansion for Fallout: New Vegas was actually pretty good. Sure, it's kind of difficult to complete, but still a pretty good add-on. I anticipated a more bizarre story, but overall, this was not that bad. I agree with some of the other reviewers when they say Dead Money was intense. Dead Money is my favorite DLC add-on for New Vegas. Why? It's the coolest and creepiest expansion! Expand
  2. May 27, 2013
    9
    Lonesome Road gives the game difficulty it needs compared to the Mojave. If you were able to stand the train stations in Fallout 3, the environments here won't be a problem. The storyline is deeper than Old World Blues, a more personal story than Dead Money, and the area itself is put together better than Honest Hearts. The atmosphere is a weak point, but it's meant to be bleak because of the subject nature. ED-E here is probably the companion with the overall best characterization, due to Ulysses ending up as a non-companion character. Red Glare managed to beat out the Missile Launcher as a weapon, and the Shoulder-Mounted Machine Gun covers the Minigun's weak points while still keeping some of the strengths, like a decent magazine size and a relatively-decent fire rate that still puts down bullets without draining ammo like a bullet hose Minigun does. Expand
  3. Mar 19, 2014
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Lonesome Road so far has gotten a lot of hate for being linear and boring, however I think it is probably the best DLC out of the four. As mentioned there many new toys to play with(or sell) as well as a couple of cool new mechanics. Yes the combat and caches of enemies can be a little tedious at times, the story line completely makes up for this.
    Throughout the DLC you are bringing two story arcs to a close, that being ED-E's and also the couriers. How anyone could say that's lazy writing is beyond me. As far as the main game is concerned there was never to much information on the courier like; their home, family or other misc things. That is why this DLC is so great, it provides an additional storyline that describes the couriers past as well as ED-E's.
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  4. Nov 8, 2011
    7
    Short and linear but fun. I loved the settings of the divide, even though i was expecting something much better than this.
    Its a shame that
    this is the last FONV DLC. So far i think Honest Hearts is the only one well worth the cash. Expand
  5. Apr 3, 2012
    6
    Hmm. This DLC felt very linear compared to the other ones for New Vegas. You're basically going from Point A to Point B, killing a bunch of Marked Men (similar to Ghouls), Tunnelers, and Deathclaws on the way. I guess the title of the DLC is self-explanatory when you think about it (except for the fact that you get an ED-E replica as a Follower). There are two items you acquire that make this DLC worth the playthrough - the Elite Riot Gear armor and the fully automatic Red Glare rocket launcher. I won't spoil the relationship that unfolds between the Courier (player) and Ulysses though. Expand
  6. Aug 3, 2013
    5
    Not as bad as Dead Money, but the definite second worst DLC. Extremely linear with even fewer branching paths than Dead Money, which I didn't think was possible, and a poorly written story and villain that rambles mostly about things that don't matter. It seems as if the developers swung for the fences with this one, but did so with a whiffle bat. This DLC falls flat and will put a sour taste in your mouth upon completion. Expand
  7. Jun 26, 2013
    2
    This is a truly awful DLC and a waste of money for any fan of fallout NV. The main villain rambles on aimlessly while you wander through the wastes saying little of interest while you head straight towards him with no room for free roaming as the map is basically a long road, along the way you will fight 3 different variety of enemies including the odd deathclaw which is nothing short of lazy. Once you reach him you are treated to a boss fight which is nothing short of a massive pain in the arse unless you have high enough speech skills.
    The only plausable reason i can see in buying this DLC is for the increased level cap, as everything else in this dlc suck.
    Lonesome Road is a fine example of how you can cash in making no effort and adding nothing to the original game through DLC.
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