Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Jul 28, 2011
    100
    Essential, easily worth both the time and monetary investment not only to your own gameplay experience but also to that of your character. Besides the raised level cap, new traits, arsenal and items, once completed, the Big MT can be revisited at will. And unlike other DLC, this is one you'll actually want to revisit again and again.
  2. Aug 10, 2011
    95
    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.
  3. The best bit of Fallout DLC so far.
  4. Aug 2, 2011
    90
    5-8 hours of well thought out gameplay with a lot of excellent characters and a big area to explore. There's a lot of humour and crazy dialogue between the strange robots in The Big Empty. One of the best DLC I've ever played.
  5. Jul 20, 2011
    90
    It all adds up to the strongest expansion in the relaunched series, across both Fallout 3 and New Vegas.
  6. Jul 19, 2011
    90
    Old World Blues is one of the best Fallout DLCs yet. It's funny, it's packed with content, and it offers solid rewards for players who are looking to add to their Courier's arsenal. If you skipped on the previous two content packs, make sure to pick this one up.
  7. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    Sep 19, 2011
    89
    The best Fallout DLC to date. [Nov 2011, p.112]
  8. Jul 26, 2011
    85
    The fun and funny Fallout: New Vegas - Old World Blues gushes personality and is the game's best add-on yet.
  9. Aug 9, 2011
    83
    Old World Blues is a fun and funny DLC offering up some great rewards along the way. The mission variations is slim, but you'll have plenty of areas to explore in the Big Empty. Bugs still crop up that can annoy or kill your game though.
  10. Games Master UK
    Sep 25, 2011
    82
    There's several enjoyable hours of fighting and fetch-quests here. [Nov 2011, p.91]
  11. Jul 26, 2011
    82
    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.
  12. Jul 30, 2011
    80
    Old World Blues is unequivocally the most successful New Vegas's DLC. Thanks to an irreverent storyline and a gameplay enriched by an excellent level design, this expansion is highly recommended to anyone who still wanders the desolate lands of the Mojave.
  13. Jul 24, 2011
    80
    At last a Fallout download that's genuinely worth the bandwidth, with a sparkling script that's better than either of the main games.
  14. Jul 22, 2011
    80
    Old World Blues was 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.
  15. Jul 22, 2011
    80
    Old World Blues is surely the Fallout: New Vegas' best DLC so far. If you were looking for an excuse to go back to the Mojave, you now have one!
  16. Aug 18, 2011
    70
    Old World Blues is an expansion that delivers what you probably expect. New weapons, new items, new perks and more levels for your character. In total about 8 hours worth of play time and a recommendation for Fallout fans, even though a better story would have been appreciated.
  17. 70
    If you can ignore the technical issues that still plague New Vegas after all this time, Old World Blues offers a nice and solid experience, and we won't hesitate in saying its the best expansion for the game so far.
  18. Jul 28, 2011
    67
    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.
  19. Jan 17, 2012
    65
    Although it's larger and more fully developed than Honest Hearts, I'm afraid that Fallout: New Vegas-Old World Blues is another case of a great idea not living up to its potential.
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 91 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
  1. Jul 19, 2011
    9
    One of the better DLC's for the Fallout games. clocking in around 4 hours of gameplay, this one adds another sci-fi storyline (but better thanOne of the better DLC's for the Fallout games. clocking in around 4 hours of gameplay, this one adds another sci-fi storyline (but better than Mothership Zeta from FO3). I enjoyed the lack of human interaction in this DLC, and the addition of a more mature setting (more cussing and sexual innuendo). The DLC was entertaining, and the weapons were different. After the very dry Honest Hearts, this is more refreshing and enjoyable. Like I said, I finished it in 4 hours or a little less, but there is stuff to go back for, and the area is unlocked to back and forth when finished. Good work. Full Review »
  2. Jul 19, 2011
    10
    At long last, a Fallout DLC which delivers MORE than anticipated. New Vegas finally has a DLC even better than Point Lookout that actuallyAt long last, a Fallout DLC which delivers MORE than anticipated. New Vegas finally has a DLC even better than Point Lookout that actually makes the player want to immerse themself in the setting rather than purchase the content for loot. The dialogue is extremely hilarious and the ambiance of the location truly makes you feel like you're in some sort of 1980's science comical-horror film. Full Review »
  3. Jul 20, 2011
    10
    This is the DLC Fallout fans have been waiting for since Broken Steel and Point Lookout were released for Fallout 3. In fact, it blows thoseThis is the DLC Fallout fans have been waiting for since Broken Steel and Point Lookout were released for Fallout 3. In fact, it blows those two out of the water in nearly every aspect. A must buy for every Fallout fan.

    I picked up this DLC earlier today and even though I've only played it for about 45 minutes, it already blows away the previous DLCs from either Fallout 3 or Fallout: New Vegas. It provides everything a good DLC pack should - A sprawling, interesting area ripe for exploration, witty, hilarious dialogue (I found myself laughing out loud several times throughout the first few conversations) and an engrossing story.
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