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  • Summary: As the victim of a raw deal you must work alongside three other captured wastelanders to recover the legendary treasure of the Sierra Madre Casino. In Dead Money, your life hangs in the balance as you face new terrain, foes, and choices. It is up to you how you play your cards in the quest to survive. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Mar 9, 2011
    80
    Though the new gear is lackluster, the path opened to the level 35 cap and new perks is fair compensation.
  2. Mar 8, 2011
    80
    Obsidian delivers a first DLC that matches their Fallout: New Vegas : tense, captivating, despite its linearity. With a tiny bit more difficulty! Once more, we'd almost forget about the aging 3D engine of Bethesda and the poor AI. I experienced it like a little pen & paper RPG scenario of a single night. My thanks to the Obisidian Game Master.
  3. Mar 3, 2011
    74
    Dead Money isn't perfect, but neither was New Vegas. There are some interesting survival horror elements of Dead Money that will make you tense, and enough fun to make you come back for more. This DLC is certainly a solid edition to the Fallout world.
  4. Mar 7, 2011
    70
    So ultimately I think I was happier with the idea of what the designers of Dead Money were trying to accomplish than what they actually created. They put a far above average plot and built a framework of gameplay that somehow managed to break away from the Fallout formula. In the end, however, it's just too much. Too much sneaking around, too many traps, too many reloads. And there are seven more of these things yet to come? God help us all.
  5. Mar 1, 2011
    65
    Trial-and-error frustrations diminish the impact of this add-on's great characters and dialogue.
  6. Feb 26, 2011
    65
    If you already own New Vegas chances are that you've accepted the fact that the game doesn't run well. Dead Money is no different, so don't expect it to be. So for the patient souls out there, this fresh spin on Fallout is a decent buy.
  7. Mar 21, 2011
    60
    A missed opportunity, with Dead Money focusing on mostly the worst aspects of New Vegas. [Issue#203, p.98]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Oct 3, 2011
    10
    This DLC will make you suffer. It will make you squirm in pain. It'll make you develop cusses the human ear has yet to hear, not unlike **** godamnitychrist, and **** It will make you fear radio static. It will make you despise intercoms. And yet.. somehow after going through all this torture, the end story makes me feel just... wow. I think the plot REALLY makes up for this... Basically, it makes the pain you felt into a lesson about greed. You'll enjoy this if you like some darkness to your world, and some difficulty to your Fallout. Two words. Bear. Traps. Expand
  2. Sep 25, 2013
    10
    I know this review is a long time after the party but I can still give one. Played this DLC when it first came out, I HATED it. Could not stand it and just wanted it to end so I could get back to the main game. Played it a couple months after and I fell in love with it. The suspense and nightmarish way of walking through a blood red, dead city, fighting off zombie like residences was awesome. Yes, it was difficult on some parts but it made it more fun. The end fight with Elijah was kind of a letdown. If your skills are high enough, you can get him to come down while you run out the door. I know you can fight him, but that was also a letdown. He was just too easy to take down. Other then that, I would definitely recommend this DLC. Expand
  3. May 28, 2012
    9
    This is easily one of the best DLC's of the Fallout series. The Characters are interesting and intriguing and it's easy to waste plenty of time just sitting there going through the many great dialogue options. This dlc feels like a real survival horror game as you desperately run through buildings hoping your head won't explode as well as dodging toxic gas and just hoping you will find a stimpak or two to get you through the next bunch of enemies around the corner. The storyline is very enjoyable and will give you a solid few hours to add to your fallout experience. Expand
  4. Apr 5, 2011
    8
    One of the better bits of Fallout DLC. Doesn't completely crash the game like some of Fallout 3s DLC but if you are on ps3, expect a laggy experience, just like the main game. All in all the characters are quite interesting and it does provide a few more hours of enjoyment out of New Vegas if you've done everything there is to do.. It's also nice to see the story line tie into the main New Vegas story. Expand
  5. Apr 10, 2012
    7
    The story is fairly interesting, the characters are great and the way you have to play it is interesting and intense. The new weapons and gear aren't that interesting, but this is definetly worth checking out. Expand
  6. Mar 13, 2011
    6
    Dead Money was tardy to class on the PS3. Released a couple of months after the X-Box 360 version, it's hard for PS3 lovers to leave the bitterness at the door. The difficult reputation earned by this expansion during that absent period was not incorrect. This is one tough expansion, yet it doesn't feel as complete or as complex as those released for Fallout 3. One major improvement over New Vegas is the lack of lag time and bugs that nearly crippled the New Vegas playing experience. Casual players may want to skip this DLC until the definitive version of New Vegas is released. Even hardcore players may want to wait as well. Expand
  7. Dec 17, 2013
    2
    This just doesn't feel like fallout to me. It's too linear and everything you build up, every weapon you have lost.
    Worst thing is that it
    completely breaks the game. The lag is incredible and the game also froze a couple of times. Expand

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