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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 onlyLonesome 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

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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. PC Games (Russia)
    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: 12 out of 36
  2. Negative: 8 out of 36
  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 prettyI 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. Nov 12, 2013
    9
    Lonesome Road is by no means a welcoming and hold-your-hand type of DLC. When I played it for the first time, I didn't really like it and mostLonesome Road is by no means a welcoming and hold-your-hand type of DLC. When I played it for the first time, I didn't really like it and most of the time, I had no idea what Ulysses was talking about. But then I realized I didn't really give it a chance and didn't really TRY to understand what the story was about.
    This weekend, I decided to give LR another shot and this time I really listened to Ulysses (I think I somewhat finally get him), explored every location and it turned out to be almost as rewarding as playing the Old World Blues, just in a completely different way.
    The DLC considerably expands the F:NV story in beautiful and thought-provoking ways (I seriously mean it and I know the word sounds lame-ish Oh and I really didn't mind the linearity at all, because to me it was more about exploring the hauntingly cool place that is The Divide, than being able to go in any direction.
    TL;DR: The Lonesome Road can be awesome and rewarding (not just loot-wise) if you give it a chance, accept the way it's narrated and don't treat Ulysses like a pseudo-intellectual hippie.
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  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. Jan 29, 2012
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view.

    How do you finish an epic story like this? How do you tie up the loose ends? How do you explain everything? Well, you cop out and reveal that they're all in purgatory and... Oh wait, this isn't a review for the LOST finale? Oh my bad.



    You see, Lonesome Road is like the end of LOST. You've spent so much damn time and money getting there that almost anything could be the end, just so you can sleep at night without worrying how it's all going to end. You want answers dammit! Ulysses sounds like an epic character, and he probably is, but he babbles and make no sense. He claims the NCR don't have the answer. Or Legion, Or House. But doesn't really give us his ideas, other than a 'clean slate,' which is what all of these organisations started with anyway;



    To put it another way, Ulysses is like a stoner; frustrated with how things are run, but not actually doing anything constructive. There is a great air of finality about this DLC, fuelled by our curiousness into why he hates us. But Lonesome Road is VERY linear. I know it's a raod, but you can't choose to go to places before others. Not much exploring. Very story driven, at one point you listen to him for around 8 minutes. Some cool designs, Ulysses is interesting but ultimately flawed because he's so cague. Like LOST, you know you've been a little robbed, but you're just glad you got there.

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  5. Aug 20, 2013
    6
    Lonesome road is a different DLC; I wouldn't call it good or bad, and I don't know what to write when reviewing it.

    I do, however want to
    Lonesome road is a different DLC; I wouldn't call it good or bad, and I don't know what to write when reviewing it.

    I do, however want to say one thing; do not buy this DLC alone. At this point if anyone gets FNV it should most probably be the ultimate version, and I still feel it's worth playing with the other three addons.
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  6. Mar 3, 2012
    5
    Short and underwhelming. This removes a large part of the freedom in the host game. It still has some great moments - however it kind ofShort and underwhelming. This removes a large part of the freedom in the host game. It still has some great moments - however it kind of misses the point. Recommended for people who can't get enough new vegas - it's nice having the entire package to keep extending this great game. However this is a weak link. 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 theThis 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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