Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Jul 22, 2011
    A great surprise. Sure, the gameplay formula is typical Fallout -- fetch quests, exploration, killing, and moral decision making -- but it's wrapped in a genuinely humorous package.
  2. Jul 28, 2011
    The fun and funny Fallout: New Vegas - Old World Blues gushes personality and is the game's best add-on yet.
  3. Jul 25, 2011
    With more than 13 hours' worth of fun, hilarious, and classic Fallout content, Fallout: new Vegas -- Old World Blues is a must for any New Vegas owner.
  4. Jul 22, 2011
    Put simply, if you own Fallout: New Vegas, this one's, well, a no-brainer.
  5. Jul 28, 2011
    One of the best written DLCs for a Fallout game ever. It plays a strong part in the post-New Vegas story that the DLC packs are building, With that said, it's also one of the worst paced, with some of the most boring fetch quests you're likely to find in any Fallout game. It feels like an excuse to deliver excellent dialogue and humor, but with very few instances of quality content to actually play through.
  6. Jul 26, 2011
    Old World Blues is the best in the New Vegas add-on's so far, every part of its world is both exigent and motivating.
  7. Jul 26, 2011
    By delivering a sandbox environment that's imaginative and surprising, New World Blues delivers on the overall promise of the Fallout series. But by doing so with such delight and gusto, it goes above and beyond, resulting in the finest expansion the series has seen yet.
  8. Aug 2, 2011
    It's sad, scary, kooky, weird and wonderful: everything that we love about the Fallout universe.
  9. Aug 10, 2011
    You will love it though if you chose the Weird Wasteland perk, loved the Vault filled with Garys in 3, or just don't mind playing through an extremely funny and well-written DLC pack that throws interesting surprises at you all the time, rewards exploration greatly, and packs more imagination and play-time in it than nearly every other full-priced game out there.
  10. Sep 8, 2011
    Packs goofy characters, great loot, and a few bugs into an interesting new zone for the Fallout series. [Oct 2011, p.86]
  11. Jul 25, 2011
    Despite the limitations, this is probably the best DLC addon for Fallout period.
  12. Jul 22, 2011
    It's an interesting scenario and the fight's are really challenging. With five new character levels, new perks, weird weapons and a huge world to explore it's a good DLC and worth its money.
  13. Sep 16, 2011
    The extra content, funny characters and entertaining story introduced through Old World Blues, makes the great Fallout: New Vegas even better. There is much to explore, and who wouldn't want to meet up with one's own brain for a bit of a chat?
  14. Aug 14, 2011
    All quests, both main and optional, are simple "fetch" tasks. Once in a while, the developers break the routine with forced stealth sequences, but they're not really entertaining – you'll have to crawl through the same corridors five times in a row.
  15. Jul 26, 2011
    Quotation forthcoming.
  16. Aug 8, 2011
    Thinking about DLC's would be less annoying if all add-ons had the quality of Old World Blues. It's a well-produced original story filled with humor and excellent dialogue. It's worth its price and your time. Fans of New Vegas won't be disappointed because this DLC keeps the best parts of the original game and serves them in a great way. If the developers have something like that in store for us, I'm in!
  17. Aug 29, 2011
    A risky Fallout experiment – and a very successful one. [Sept 2011, p.100]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 139 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 34
  2. Negative: 3 out of 34
  1. Jul 20, 2011
    Finally! A New Vegas DLC that was worth the wait. Better than Dead Money, and MUCH better than Honest Hearts, Old World Blues gets the exploration/combat/story mix exactly right. Sci-fi campy without going over into stupid, it's actually made me laugh a few times, and think, "Thats really twisted.." at others.
    The characters you meet are... unique, to say the least, but interesting and funny, too. The voiceovers are very well done and fit each NPC nicely. Some of the architectural design is a refreshing change from the standard "vault interior" we've all come to know so well, and is a pleasure to explore.
    Highly recomended. You're nuts if you don't pick this up! (IMHO)
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  2. Jul 22, 2011
    Campy, intelligent and very humourous dialogues. Long, but even if you are itching for action you`ll listen to every bit. And action? There`s plenty of it. And all in "science fiction comedy horror" flavour that this DLC sells so well. Compared to Honest Hearts, you won`t find yourself bored as often. Compared to Dead Money you won`t be replaying some parts as often. And overall, this DLC can easily measure up to some of Fallout 3 DLCs that we enjoyed in soo much (Point Lookout, The Pitt)...
    More return fo your invested time (and money), definitely.

    "Merril4Life" - It`s sad when DLCs have to salvage the game taht could have been so much more. DA2 is NOT epic, awesome and intricate. Look towards DA:O for that. Not to mention that this page has absolutely nothing to do with Dragon age 2...
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  3. Aug 2, 2011
    I thought the voice work was uneven and character interaction is uneven. I didn't get much of a story about the place like you do in the other DLCs and the main game. I'm mixed about the exteriors and the interiors are few and are more of the same. Not very much interns of good loot, so bring lots of armor and hard hitting guns. You are more often than not mobbed by large groups of tough enemies. The DLC really pushes you toward unarmed, melee and energy weapon skills which are of dubious use in the rest of the game, IMHO. Full Review »