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 20, 2011
    90
    It all adds up to the strongest expansion in the relaunched series, across both Fallout 3 and New Vegas.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  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. The best bit of Fallout DLC so far.
  6. 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.
  7. The best Fallout DLC to date. [Nov 2011, p.112]
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 83 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 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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