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  • Summary: The latest game in the post-nuclear RPG series is being developed by many members of the Fallout 1 and 2 team at Obsidian Entertainment using the Fallout 3 engine.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 57
  2. Negative: 0 out of 57
  1. Dec 13, 2010
    There are a few glitches but even so, these do not hamper the gaming experience and if you're looking for value for money, than you have come to the right place my apocalyptic brothers and sister.
  2. Oct 20, 2010
    The way New Vegas' story plays out is incredibly immersive, providing a real sense that you're playing a key part in shaping the future of the world. It's not a million miles away from Fallout 3 but it's big, crazy and very entertaining and that's all that really matters.
  3. Oct 20, 2010
    It's a game we've been wanting to play for more than a decade, a real modern re-imagining of the Fallout series, complete with that deliciously black humour. But it's also more of the same, aesthetically and technically identical to Fallout 3, wonky facial animation and all.
  4. Oct 20, 2010
    Fallout: New Vegas is difficult to classify. It is not really an add-on, because it tells a completly new story. If you love Fallout 3, you may as well cheat on it with New Vegas, no harm done.
  5. Oct 20, 2010
    This is a long, meaty game with replay value galore, but it feels a whole lot like Fallout 3.
  6. Oct 22, 2010
    Creatively, New Vegas gets almost everything right. Mechanically and technically, it's a tragedy. So, it's a simultaneously rewarding and frustrating game, the gulf between what it is and what it could be a sizeable stretch indeed.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 97 out of 124
  2. Negative: 14 out of 124
  1. Oct 24, 2010
    I'm still not sure why this game is receiving such low scores. I see Fallout New Vegas as a vastly improved Fallout 3. The gameplay is more fun with the new iron sights, the story is more intricate and well told, the sounds have been improved and it's LESS glitchy than Fallout 3. Now... I really hate having my PS3 crash because of a game, and Fallout New Vegas has crashed my system twice now, but it isn't nearly as bad as Fallout 3 as far as stability. If it weren't for the occasional crashes and glitches, i'd give this game a 10... but all things considered, I think a 9 would be reasonable. Again, this game is better in every way than Fallout 3. Expand
  2. Nov 27, 2010
    if you are a true fan to any rpg or fallout game you must get this game. and if you can weeve through the first 10 to 13 hours of playing then you will enter an amazing and expansive world well worth the money. it's big exciting with several new addtions that will make you want to play it again and again Expand
  3. Jun 29, 2012
    I can understand that the numerous bugs and crashes that plagued this game was a huge turn off for many people. A couple of years have passed, most bugs (but not all) are solved, and the ultimate edition is great. If you like open world RPG's this is a must buy. I liked it more than Fallout 3. Expand
  4. Sep 14, 2011
    Fallout New Vegas shuns its predecessor, Fallout 3, in many ways. However, it tumbles in other ways, making just even with Bethesda's relaunch of the 90's franchise. The latest release from the people who oversaw the games early success in the 90's brings us an alternative remake of what should have been Fallout's third outing. New Vegas may only be set in only one of the four states intended to be used in what was Project Van Buren. But the Mojave Wastland (aka Nevada) is still a bustling area full to detail of what the Silver State is today, if not as noticeable as Capital Wasteland's many famous monuments. The story of New Vegas takes place 3 years after the events of Fallout 3. The Mojave is caught in the middle of a conflict of its prize jewal, the Hoover Dam. The New California Republic in the west wants the dam to supply its people with electricity and fresh water. To the east lies the slaver nation of Caesar's Legion, who want to make the city of New Vegas the capital of their empire. You play as a Courier, who shortly after starting your job to bring a package to the New Vegas Strip is ambushed and left for dead. Rescued by a Securitron robot and recovered by a local doctor, you persuit your "killer" to get answers. The story is affected by how you deal with local towns, raiders, tribals and even the major factions of the NCR and the Legion. This therefore makes the story unique as you cannot make everyone happy at one time when compared to Fallout 3's story. The factions of New Vegas is what makes this game most symbolic of all. Karma returns in New Vegas, but it dosn't affect any part of the game apart of your attitude at the end of the game. Instead an irreversable Fame system takes over. This offers rewards for loyalty and assistance in certian faction such as access to their restricted areas, faction benefits such as supplies or support, permission to trade, etc. If you disrespect them or aid their enemies in a way that affects them, they will become hostile and attack you on site. Because you can very rarely get back on their good side, its best to think ahead before you decide who to fight with and who to fight against. New Vegas also has more armour and weapons than Fallout 3 and thus gives more variaty in creating a character. Add the ability to modify weapons, craft ammo, food, even stimpacks, and you have a game that has more toys to play with. The game also features Hardcore Mode, which forces you to have to drink water, eat food and sleep in order to survive. Along with ammo having weight, stimpacks healing you overtime and only doctors or Doctor's Bags being able to repair your limbs, this gives you a more realistic and challenging experience. New Vegas isn't perfect as its main problem is with its graphics. It is seriously buggy and even though a patch has at least made it playable, it still has some notable problems including freezes and poor moments when lakes appear to be canyons in a distance. If you don't have internet access to get the patch, it peforms less well. All in all Fallout New Vegas is simply adding more Fallout experience, while bring a part of a project that was halted ten years ago. Improved choices in decisions, weaponry and armor content, more practical perks and challenging gameplay make it one of the most unforgatable games this year. Sadly, a poor engine keeps it from peforming at its best. Thus this games stills at least keeps even with its east coast brother and is still worth getting, provided you can download the 2.01 patch to make it playable Expand
  5. Mar 13, 2011
    This game could have been so much more. The operative word for anyone entering New Vegas for the first time on PS3 is "patience." Why? The PS3 version if rife with crippling bugs and lag time issues. If you are a fan of Fallout, you may be able to look past these buggy issues and enjoy the game despite those flaws. I know I did. However, casual players will find more than their fair share of frustrations with this game. To say that this game could have used more time in the oven baking is to be overly charitable. This is not to say that this there is not a rewarding gaming experience to be had here. Far from it. If you loved Fallout 3, this will act as simply an expansion of the great mechanics and game play experienced in that game. However, wading through the myriad depths of glitchy technical issues may ruin the experience. Your mileage may vary. Expand
  6. Jul 5, 2011
    frame rate issues are very significant the larger your save file becomes. i love the game but after putting 25 hours in it turns into a choppy mess. i was so excited about the iron sights and new scopes but i found myself forced into using vats due to the frame rate problems. don't buy this for ps3. Expand
  7. Jun 15, 2011
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Great game until you come to find that the game doesn't end as Fallout 3 with the DLCs, where you could continue playing the same player after you finish the main game. I really don't get this from the developers, it's just lazy and ridiculous. If you want to play any DLC you have to load a previous save file as if you have never finished the game. Freaking stupid. Expand

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