Fallout: New Vegas Xbox 360

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  1. Oct 19, 2010
    10
    Simply an excellent addition to the Fallout canon. An imaginative and extremely crafted story, numerous and refreshingly enjoyable side quests and engaging and thoughtful characters. This game will appeal to fans of Fallout 3 primarily, yet occasional references to previous games in the series to keep die-hard fans happy. By allowing Obsidian to create this game, it allows them to strike aSimply an excellent addition to the Fallout canon. An imaginative and extremely crafted story, numerous and refreshingly enjoyable side quests and engaging and thoughtful characters. This game will appeal to fans of Fallout 3 primarily, yet occasional references to previous games in the series to keep die-hard fans happy. By allowing Obsidian to create this game, it allows them to strike a near perfect balance of the complete Fallout experience. Many hours of mine have already been sunk into this game, and if you are looking for a thought-provoking enthralling video game adventure then look no more. This might sound sycophantic and gushing, yet this game really has brought a smile to my face. Roll on Fallout 4! Expand
  2. Mar 8, 2011
    9
    It's a great game. Carries on in the style of the last game (same game engine). Experienced wasteland warriors will know what to expect. There's a few little bugs. I had to restart from a previous save one or twice during the game. Loads of quests and sidequests. I think the humor is funnier and a little darker than the last game. Multiple companions are allowed this time.

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    It's a great game. Carries on in the style of the last game (same game engine). Experienced wasteland warriors will know what to expect. There's a few little bugs. I had to restart from a previous save one or twice during the game. Loads of quests and sidequests. I think the humor is funnier and a little darker than the last game. Multiple companions are allowed this time.

    You can play anyway you want to progress the story. I went from good to evil and back as I saw fit. It can really affect your standing with different factions in the game.

    Well worth playing
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  3. Dec 19, 2010
    8
    This game had an awful lot to contend with seeing as fallout 3 was so good and to be honest......it did it. The game is equally as good as fallout 3 with new features to go with it. The campaign holds more variaty also as i myself have so far discovered 4 different endings all with thrilling conclusions. I think its to be said that there are alot of problems with corrupt saves and whatThis game had an awful lot to contend with seeing as fallout 3 was so good and to be honest......it did it. The game is equally as good as fallout 3 with new features to go with it. The campaign holds more variaty also as i myself have so far discovered 4 different endings all with thrilling conclusions. I think its to be said that there are alot of problems with corrupt saves and what have you. I have not experianced this as of yet but as far as complaints go there seem to be alot of them. However im rating this as to what i have experianced and therefore im going to have have to say its pretty epic and was definitely a tough contender for game of the year which was won by Red Dead Redemption if anybody was intrested! Expand
  4. Dec 21, 2010
    8
    It seems as thought you can classify a game in the game that tries to do everything but fails or succeeds Fallout New Vegas is the one that is in the middle. I loved Fallout 3 and the series but it seems as this is very forced, let me explain V.A.T.S is the same so is the graphics gun ideas are recycled karma same quest same type (go find this etc...) the largest change I saw was theIt seems as thought you can classify a game in the game that tries to do everything but fails or succeeds Fallout New Vegas is the one that is in the middle. I loved Fallout 3 and the series but it seems as this is very forced, let me explain V.A.T.S is the same so is the graphics gun ideas are recycled karma same quest same type (go find this etc...) the largest change I saw was the greater amount of guns the rest a very "predictable". Bethesda is trying to hard to add to perfection (fallout 3) but you cant add to perfection. Expand
  5. Mar 5, 2011
    10
    After 2 years without a new fallout game you expect something new right? Well you get a new City and a bunch of new quests but really there wasn't any big improvments from fallout 3. If you haven't played and of the fallouts i say go pick up fallout 3 because its a better game and you get it for about 30$ less
  6. Dec 17, 2010
    8
    A new fallout, a new experience? Well... yes and no. It feels the same as the previous installment, but better and improved. It has more to offer and it will take you several playthroughs to see and experience everything.

    POSITIVE: - Voice acting is great - Factions are fun to interact with and have reputation with you. - Awesome choices that'll impact the world around you. - Companions
    A new fallout, a new experience? Well... yes and no. It feels the same as the previous installment, but better and improved. It has more to offer and it will take you several playthroughs to see and experience everything.

    POSITIVE:
    - Voice acting is great
    - Factions are fun to interact with and have reputation with you.
    - Awesome choices that'll impact the world around you.
    - Companions (they also have quests that involves them)

    NEGATIVE:
    - Grafics didn't realy improve over Fallout 3
    - Full of bugs (some of them quest-breaking)
    - Game ends when you finished the main quest.

    So, if you enjoyed Fallout 3, or you're new to the series, it's a journey you want to take.
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  7. Dec 18, 2010
    8
    "Fallout: New Vegas" was addicting and engrossing. Those qualities themselves are enough of a justification for an "8" rating. Obsidian Entertainment (formerly Black Isle Studios) developed the first two Fallout games, so blending Bethseda's "Fallout 3" style made the storyline refreshing and even somewhat deeper, as opposed to making just another clone "Fallout 3".

    Sadly, numerous bugs
    "Fallout: New Vegas" was addicting and engrossing. Those qualities themselves are enough of a justification for an "8" rating. Obsidian Entertainment (formerly Black Isle Studios) developed the first two Fallout games, so blending Bethseda's "Fallout 3" style made the storyline refreshing and even somewhat deeper, as opposed to making just another clone "Fallout 3".

    Sadly, numerous bugs and glitches hinder the gameplay at times, and although many have been patched across consoles and the PC, it's not acceptable to release a game so unpolished. Defensibly, the world is huge, and it's a massive game...but this kind of buggy release should never become a precedent in the industry. I also personally believe that the engine the game uses (a heavily modified version from "Fallout 3") is outdated, and should die a fiery death in lieu of new updated version.

    Ultimately, the game is well worth the money spent on it, and whether your patrolling the wastelands for the first time or a hardened Fallout veteran...this game is badass, and I can't wait for the DLC.
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  8. Jan 10, 2011
    8
    Good game even though all the bugs,glitches,freezes,ect ,that haunt this game I still enjoyed the VATS system and good story.but Obsidian really needs to fix this game and do a better job on Testing it before it comes out because this game needs fixing.
  9. Mar 9, 2011
    9
    New Vegas is a strange beast. At first, I was unimpressed with its seeming failure to improve on anything from Fallout 3. In fact, some aspects of the game actually seemed to have devolved, at first. The game can be glitchy and you will notice how unpolished it is rather quickly, especially in dialogue and during multi-step quests. The content feels slopped on, somewhat haphazardly. INew Vegas is a strange beast. At first, I was unimpressed with its seeming failure to improve on anything from Fallout 3. In fact, some aspects of the game actually seemed to have devolved, at first. The game can be glitchy and you will notice how unpolished it is rather quickly, especially in dialogue and during multi-step quests. The content feels slopped on, somewhat haphazardly. I found these flaws annoying, at first, but the bottom line came to be that New Vegas is simply, utterly addictive. There is a LOT more combat in New Vegas than in Fallout 3, and you will level much faster. Quests are quicker to complete and you have a lot of choices with where you want to take the main quest line. The world is smaller than Fallout 3, but with seemingly just as many locations. You will do far less roaming through the vast emptiness of the wasteland and far more interacting with NPCs, fighting enemies, looting abandoned gas stations and shacks and stumbling upon intriguing caves, buildings and settlements. The world of New Vegas is also significantly more populated than the Fallout 3 world, giving the game a much more interactive feel. The Reputation system, back from Fallout 2, makes a lot more sense than the karma system (even though it still exists). Essentially, New Vegas packed Fallout 3 into a smaller world, with more enemies, NPCs, quests, factions, weapons and locations. Unlike Fallout, where it could easily take hours to complete a quest or level up, you can churn out several quests and level at will in New Vegas. This makes for a very satisfying gaming experience, even though the game content could have spent another 4-6 months in development. Expand
  10. Mar 9, 2011
    10
    EASY FIX
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  11. Apr 16, 2011
    10
    I adore this game. After sinking many fun-filled hours into Fallout 3, I was very excited about New Vegas. The formula is still pretty much the same: wander a wasteland taking on side quests and tracking down and purchasing items which are managed by your Pip-Boy, while killing monsters using the VATS targetting system, all in 2008 graphics which have aged quite well.
    Sure, things are
    I adore this game. After sinking many fun-filled hours into Fallout 3, I was very excited about New Vegas. The formula is still pretty much the same: wander a wasteland taking on side quests and tracking down and purchasing items which are managed by your Pip-Boy, while killing monsters using the VATS targetting system, all in 2008 graphics which have aged quite well.
    Sure, things are pretty much the same, but anyone who gets p*ssed off by that is missing the point of the game. The Mojave Wasteland is tremendous fun to explore, bound with constant surprises. As an example, I once came out of an abandoned robotics store to be greeted by three wild grannies straight out of Monty Python! The game is truly brilliant, and the excellent additions of the factions and reputations system is a very welcome one. There are also quite a few subtle touches too, such as being able to craft ammunition. The graphics may be old, but I have never had so much fun with Fallout.
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  12. Jul 4, 2011
    9
    In my opinion, this game is one of the best open world games you could find. The Mojave wasteland is full of locations that are fun to explore, and enemies to shoot. The main quest is also filled with many decisions that effect the outcome of the game. You will probably not dislike much with this game, (except for the many glitches). So if you are looking for a game to buy, I suggest youIn my opinion, this game is one of the best open world games you could find. The Mojave wasteland is full of locations that are fun to explore, and enemies to shoot. The main quest is also filled with many decisions that effect the outcome of the game. You will probably not dislike much with this game, (except for the many glitches). So if you are looking for a game to buy, I suggest you get this one. Expand
  13. Jan 28, 2012
    9
    this is the first fallout game i bought and i love it. my friend told me it was skyrim with guns so i bought it. to all of you wondering what fallout is its basically skyrim with guns. it does have alot of glitches but i still love it it has GREAT gameplay i highly reccomend
  14. Mar 15, 2012
    10
    Best game of 2010. Excellent work. A good story. Great ending. Excellent replayability. I'm a fan of the second part. New Vegas did not disappoint me. I do not understand people who give low scores. The creators have made a masterpiece.
  15. Mar 19, 2012
    8
    I loved this game. I loved this game before a lot of bugs were fixed. I loved this game even while I raged after it froze my Xbox, or after a quest NPC randomly fell through the earth, or when the Strip's gate randomly locked again. That says a lot to the quality of the story and RP elements of the game. Every DLC is worth more than charged (though I didn't enjoy Dead Money all that much),I loved this game. I loved this game before a lot of bugs were fixed. I loved this game even while I raged after it froze my Xbox, or after a quest NPC randomly fell through the earth, or when the Strip's gate randomly locked again. That says a lot to the quality of the story and RP elements of the game. Every DLC is worth more than charged (though I didn't enjoy Dead Money all that much), and the bugs seem to have been ironed out. Just going by the number of playthroughs and the number of hours I put into Fallout: NV, I have to give it a high rating. Expand
  16. Mar 23, 2012
    9
    Between Fallout 3 and New Vegas, I find New Vegas to be the more entertaining game. New Vegas has many more quests, factions you can interact with and that excellent Fallout style world to explore. Companions have much more life in this game, the main quest can end many different ways, and you can blow all your caps at the casinos. The atmosphere doesn't feel as apocalyptic, the beginningBetween Fallout 3 and New Vegas, I find New Vegas to be the more entertaining game. New Vegas has many more quests, factions you can interact with and that excellent Fallout style world to explore. Companions have much more life in this game, the main quest can end many different ways, and you can blow all your caps at the casinos. The atmosphere doesn't feel as apocalyptic, the beginning of the game is mostly linear, and Cazadores will give you nightmares. The game adds a "hard" mode which requires you to keep track of your hunger, thirst, and sleep. It makes for a fun challenge if you're the type of person who prefers a difficult game. The game has many great things about it. However, it also suffers from many problems. The game is still on Gamebryo, and so suffers from the engine's problems. Textures might not render properly, graphics can clip, things like that. The game has an extremely annoying tendency to freeze on loading screens, forcing you to restart and lose progress (save often) and there are many game-breaking bugs just waiting to be found. If you're willing to wade through the mess of bugs (and it can be extremely difficult to ignore them) New Vegas is an excellent game, with a lot of story to fill up your time and keep you waiting for Fallout: 4.
    True Score: 8.6, rounded up to 9.
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  17. May 2, 2012
    8
    In my opinion, Fallout: New Vegas is vastly superior to it's predecessor; Fallout 3

    There are more quests, more locations, more interesting things to do. I particualrly enjoy playing 'Caravan' a card game.. within the game. Yes. The story is more engaging, though it starts to lose my interest near the end, probably because of my incessant combing of the wasteland for stuff to do, to the
    In my opinion, Fallout: New Vegas is vastly superior to it's predecessor; Fallout 3

    There are more quests, more locations, more interesting things to do. I particualrly enjoy playing 'Caravan' a card game.. within the game. Yes.

    The story is more engaging, though it starts to lose my interest near the end, probably because of my incessant combing of the wasteland for stuff to do, to the point of needless inventory management and tedious leveling. I'm not sure if I can fault the game for that however.

    The DLC for NV is a bit of a different matter. I really only enjoyed 'Old World Blues' (At the time of this wrigting I have not played 'The Lonesome Road') The other two, 'Dead Money' and 'Honest Hearts' were... pointless really. They felt like needlessly padded sub-quests.. The initial 'oh wow this is new' wears off quickly.

    I highly suggest 'Modding' this game for full enjoyment. There is a huge community of modders over at newvegasnexus with plenty of great content.
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  18. Dec 10, 2012
    10
    Very similar to fallout 3 but still brilliant, odd glitches and bugs. Same graphics same gameplay would definitely recommend if a fan of fallout 3. I sympathize with people
  19. Jun 3, 2013
    10
    It's basically more Fallout 3, which I don't mind one bit, as Fallout 3 is my favorite game of all time. Where it lacks in story, it makes up in other innovations like customized weapons and ammo. The hunger aspect is also interesting, though I didn't use it too much. Definitely worth picking up if you like Fallout.
  20. Aug 15, 2013
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Fallout New Vegas is a improvement on Fallout 3 on a couple of levels it has improved crafting, iron sights, armour has a bigger variety, the weapons are the same. The location is perfect for the Fallout universe. It shows more Vaults such as Vault 34 and Vault 22. The companion wheel is a welcome feature combat is very good. Also the character customisation is a massive improvement on Fallout 3. All in all Fallout New Vegas is a big improvement on Fallout 3. Expand
  21. Aug 15, 2013
    10
    I'm sick and tired of people downing this game! it is one of the best games i have played. the storyline, the survival and the action is brilliant. People are complaining about bugs. That is because it is a fairly old game so it will have a few bugs. But my xbox has never crashed on me while playing fallout new vegas. I feel the same about fallout 3. But I want Bethesda to add more to theI'm sick and tired of people downing this game! it is one of the best games i have played. the storyline, the survival and the action is brilliant. People are complaining about bugs. That is because it is a fairly old game so it will have a few bugs. But my xbox has never crashed on me while playing fallout new vegas. I feel the same about fallout 3. But I want Bethesda to add more to the game. Maybe a zombie survival or increase survival. Like you get hot or cold. But is the best RPG for a post-apocalyptic game. Expand
  22. Dec 17, 2010
    8
    It seems like everyone who reviews this game can only focus on the glitches and bugs. But now that most of them have been fixed by patches, it really should be clear that Fallout: New Vegas was a great game all along, underneath its technical failings. Sure, it's more of the same stuff as Fallout 3. But it also changes and adds several new features that make it feel fresh even if the coreIt seems like everyone who reviews this game can only focus on the glitches and bugs. But now that most of them have been fixed by patches, it really should be clear that Fallout: New Vegas was a great game all along, underneath its technical failings. Sure, it's more of the same stuff as Fallout 3. But it also changes and adds several new features that make it feel fresh even if the core gameplay is based off a previous formula. The game world itself is also very fun and interesting to explore, which is probably the most important part of a Fallout game. I recommend it to anyone that liked Fallout 3. Expand
  23. Nov 14, 2010
    10
    Great game. I have had very few glitches, so i cannot comment on those. The game has new editions to it to keep it fresh, and i've found it highly entertaining. Choices and their related consequences have a large role in the game, so multiple playthroughs is a definite option. I recommend it.
  24. Oct 25, 2010
    10
    I just want to add that the recent update seems to of got rid of the crashing problem. Well... It seems to for me as it hasn't crashed on me yet! :)
  25. Dec 26, 2010
    8
    very good. i liked fallout 3 better but this game added new things to it that made it all worthwhile. not must buy but maybe a must try at least.
  26. Oct 19, 2010
    9
    Excellent game that excels in its narrative combines it with a well structured world to explore and with incredible voice acting. I'm only 12 hours in but the game already is well worth its value. So if you ever have time visit Vegas but be aware. It will keep you.
  27. Oct 24, 2010
    8
    So I've just spent the last 40+ hours playing Fallout N.V. I've been on vacation. For the most part I think that they have outdone themselves. I'm just now getting really into the main quest and am nowhere near done. The landscape is stunning, many of the creatures are new. The stories are very thought inspiring. You cannot just solve every mission with gunfire and not expect consequences.So I've just spent the last 40+ hours playing Fallout N.V. I've been on vacation. For the most part I think that they have outdone themselves. I'm just now getting really into the main quest and am nowhere near done. The landscape is stunning, many of the creatures are new. The stories are very thought inspiring. You cannot just solve every mission with gunfire and not expect consequences. I've read some other reviews that complain " Oh no this mission destroyed anothers mission". Or "I can't kill anyone without pissing someone off". Well no kidding! Far as I can tell wouldn't that be life? And aren't rpgs supposed to be based on life? This is the first game I've played (and I've played many rpgs) that attempts to hold you accountable for your choices. Yes some missions do destroy others. But I'ts to make you think. I've experienced very little on the bugs. Nothing that seemed any worse then Oblivion or Fallout 3. If your not familiar, just some odd behavior in the graphics. My system hasn't locked up or anything. Although after about 12 hours+ of gameplay, it has really heated up and take a while to load.The companions that you can get are for more in depth then Fallout 3. Each has their own story and mission, although it may take some time to get the mission. I really like that there is a lot more to do with scrap items and plants in this game. I was hoping there was going to be some naturtal survivall tekniques in this. You can also breakdown ammo for use to make other ammo. I also like that with workbenches and some skills and attributes you need a required amount of a given skill, or it just won't work. Oh little tip, money and really good items are VERY hard to come by. Gamble (Ruellette) but save after each spin. Time consuming but worth it. So for in depth stories, action, faction interaction and making it really hard to survive I give this game a 10. But for Oblivion graphics bug I got ta knok off 2 points. C'mon Bethesda, youv'e had these issues since Oblivion. You can't fix them? Also note to parents! I wouldn't get this for childeren. It's very violent and gory, full of language, and not on the esrb rating what I would say to be partial nudity. For adult players... Get it now!! Expand
  28. Oct 26, 2010
    9
    Not much should be said about this game but, if I could say it all in a sentence it would be this. This was amazing installment in the Fallout series for sure. I played this game from start to finish and all of the optional missions that were involved. When I was finished with the game I was speechless. All of the different endings were amazing. One way you could also put it would beNot much should be said about this game but, if I could say it all in a sentence it would be this. This was amazing installment in the Fallout series for sure. I played this game from start to finish and all of the optional missions that were involved. When I was finished with the game I was speechless. All of the different endings were amazing. One way you could also put it would be THE PERFECT GAME. I know what you're asking then. Why did I give this game the Rating that I did. The answer to that is the glitches. All of the game was interesting, fun, exciting, bloody (everything a hardcore or average game would want) but the glitches should have not been as bad as they were. I mean when enemy's and good guy's spawned, they would appear in the walls, in the ground and even underground so you couldn't see them yet, they were hitting you. Another bad glitch that could have possibly ruined the whole story was the glitch where you had the passport to the New Vegas Strip but for some reason you weren't able to get inside. Overall This game was amazing. If the glitches weren't a problem then this game would have gotten a 10. The last thing I have to say about this game is this. For the game known as the longest game in history is should also be marked as the greatest game in history.

    Peace Out, TheRealDeal
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  29. Mar 11, 2011
    10
    This has got to be my favourite current gen game to be honest. Sure, its true what everyone is saying about the bugs and freezes, its ridden with the damn things, but just like its predecessor this game is so addictive. It's impossible to put it down once you start playing. The immersion and atmosphere levels are through the roof. And "Hardcore" mode is the best challenging inducingThis has got to be my favourite current gen game to be honest. Sure, its true what everyone is saying about the bugs and freezes, its ridden with the damn things, but just like its predecessor this game is so addictive. It's impossible to put it down once you start playing. The immersion and atmosphere levels are through the roof. And "Hardcore" mode is the best challenging inducing feature set ive seen since I played System Shock 2 all those years ago. The sheer depth and intelligence of the entire game is just... wow! I cant even describe it. I love this game soOOoo much. Thank you Bethesda and Obsidian. Thank you very much. Expand
  30. Feb 14, 2011
    9
    Simply a great game, and a credit to the Fallout name. The game has lasting story, and there are at least three of them. This games major feature, as with all the previous games, is its instant replay value. The only thing that makes this game a 9 at best is that it has no real innovations from the last game.
  31. Oct 25, 2010
    8
    Release now, patch later. It's a sentiment that has perforated the gaming industry over the last decade, and it is perhaps more applicable today than it has ever been before. Fallout New Vegas is no different; Obsidian release a game with countless bugs, opting to throw out quick fixes after release. It's sad because without these bugs, Fallout New Vegas could have quite easily been one ofRelease now, patch later. It's a sentiment that has perforated the gaming industry over the last decade, and it is perhaps more applicable today than it has ever been before. Fallout New Vegas is no different; Obsidian release a game with countless bugs, opting to throw out quick fixes after release. It's sad because without these bugs, Fallout New Vegas could have quite easily been one of the most hard hitting RPGs of the year and would have easily lived up to its name sake. With them however it is diminished and feels like a great novel released with smudged words and spelling mistakes. Luckily for us Obsidian have been more than forthcoming with the fixes and the game is well on its way to being the stable title that it should have been from the outset, especially when you consider that the engine is nearly a decade old.

    New Vegas has been a controversial title to say the least. Widely praised for raising the bar over Fallout 3 when it comes to story, dialogue and voice acting, Fallout New Vegas is clearly the sequel to Fallout 1 and 2 that a lot of fans have been waiting for. The phrase, "it's the game Fallout 3 should have been," is a familiar one at this stage. Things are far more visceral in New Vegas, but whilst the serious tone introduced with 3 is still prominent in the title, New Vegas reintroduces some of the madness that made Fallout 1 and 2 so awesome.

    On the other hand very little has changed outside of the strength of the story. Combat is still the same. The graphics are still the same. The world itself will be very familiar to the millions of gamers that played Fallout 3, which will explain why Obsidian didn't feel it needed to spend a great deal of time reintroducing the wasteland. And if you appreciated the hand holding that was provided by the Achievement System in 3, you'll be at a loss in New Vegas, where side quests are discovered not through pointers but largely through exploration and discovery, meaning that fans of a more linear experience will probably find the game quite intimidating.

    And that's what made Fallout New Vegas such an amazing title in my mind. As opposed to faking complexity but delivering linearity - ala Fallout 3 - New Vegas is quite an in-depth and complicated game. It tries to strike a balanced between the largely inaccessible and complex nature of the RPGs of old, and the more guided and user friendly nature of today's Action games. In some regards it doesn't quite hit the mark and does at times feel a little contrived, Obsidian largely succeed in this objective and deliver what is probably the most traditional RPG experience in the last 5 years.

    Fallout New Vegas - much like Fallout 3 is an acquired taste, and if you're looking for an accessible, easy to play and relaxing game this probably isn't your cup of tea. On top of that players looking for an evolution on Fallout 3 are also going to be mildly disappointed as - outside of the obvious improvements - Fallout New Vegas is largely the same game.

    Whilst some would argue that it didn't deserve a stand alone release, I would disagree. Fallout New Vegas has a distinctly different feel to it than the, "guy leaves vault," nature of the previous Fallout titles, and Obsidians efforts were clearly focused on bringing something new to the table, perhaps effecting a change in direction for the franchise. And whilst I certainly cannot say that it is perfect, I am someone who wholeheartedly believes that Fallout New Vegas IS the game that Fallout 3 should have been.

    If Obsidian had released this title 2 years ago, I would be giving it 9.5 out of 10. Considering this isn't 2 years ago, and factoring in the lacklustre graphics, unchanged core game play and overall familiarity of the world I can't honestly give it a score higher than 8, based on the strong story, character progression, dialogue and my overall awe at the game Obsidian has delivered.

    Here's hoping that Obsidian get another crack at the Fallout Universe, perhaps even a continuation of the Couriers story in New Vegas 2.
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  32. Jun 27, 2012
    10
    First, I would like to state that my review concerns the latest, fully patched, version of the game, not the game as it was right after release. That being said I would like start with the game's flaws, as even this game is not perfect. The graphics speaks for itself I think - Bethesda's old engine just cannot dream to be on par with latest productions, but graphics is not what this gameFirst, I would like to state that my review concerns the latest, fully patched, version of the game, not the game as it was right after release. That being said I would like start with the game's flaws, as even this game is not perfect. The graphics speaks for itself I think - Bethesda's old engine just cannot dream to be on par with latest productions, but graphics is not what this game is about. Apart from that there are some glitches that may occasionally resurface like character ending up stuck in some invisible force field, items and critters not spawning correctly in some areas (re-loading the location usually helps), script triggers not working properly at times, rather long load times. All those may be annoying but are not able to really spoil the fun. What we got from Obsidian is nothing less but a true blood Fallout RPG, for the first time since 1998 and Fallout 2. Not only is it a rightful continuation to the franchise, but also a grand improvement comparing to painfully simplistic Fallout 3. The main plot is pretty simple, like in all Fallout games, but this time the player has a truly extraordinary control over the outcome of the story. Each and every choice influences the Mojave Desert area in some way. Completing quests may not have consequences immediately but later in the game our previous decisions may prove crucial. Aside from the main storyline there are at dozens of side quests - some of them longer, some shorter - all well-designed and interesting. In FNV there are many old-new features. Old because they were present in the original Fallouts 1 & 2, new because they were drastically simplified or totally omitted in F3. Some of these are: Levelable companions with interesting backgrounds and a "companion wheel" to control their behaviour. Traits are back! Reputation and fraction system. Maintenance bar for weapons and armours as well as minimal requirements to use weapons. Various ammunition types. Multitude of new, useful and interesting perks. Last but not least: Hardcore mode - a nightmare of Fallout 3 fans (or rather - of Fallout 3's simplicity fans). In this optional difficulty level, some of Bethesda's simplifications, like instantly-healing stimpacks or weightless ammo, vanish and the game itself gets a survival aspect, never present before, PC needs to sleep, eat and hydrate regularily - I strongly recommend ticking it on. One more thing - world map. The area in NV is a bit smaller than that presented in F3 but is more densely packed with locations and monster encounters - what should be a good news to those bored with running through a nearly empty, nearly critterless desert of Capital Wasteland. Overall - the game has some minor flaws but they should not interfere with experiencing one of the best RPGs ever created by man. The game (without dlcs) has a gemetime potential of even 100+ hours if you want to discover every location and do every quest. Moreover, if you want to exploit every possibility and gain every achievement you will want to start over and take a different path, siding with other factions and completing quests in alternative ways. Objectively, my score should be 9,5, because of the flaws, but I give it 10 as in reality it does not deserve less. Buy and play. Amen. Expand
  33. Nov 12, 2015
    9
    Simply one of the best Fallout.
    Far better than Fallout 3 and 4.

    Obsidian should be the main developer of this series, mainly because they know it better than Todd Howards&Co.
  34. Oct 19, 2010
    10
    After the game forced me to restart my system 3 times in as many hours I figured I would be in for a rough ride (and a possible red ring). I didn't experience any crashes during the next 5 hours of play though which gives me hope. There are however some other serious pathfinding glitches for monsters and NPCs. One of which allowed me to complete an upper level quest (that involvedAfter the game forced me to restart my system 3 times in as many hours I figured I would be in for a rough ride (and a possible red ring). I didn't experience any crashes during the next 5 hours of play though which gives me hope. There are however some other serious pathfinding glitches for monsters and NPCs. One of which allowed me to complete an upper level quest (that involved killing 3 super mutants at the same time) at level 3. The introduction of the hardcore mode makes up some of the technical issues though. I'm actually having a lot of fun, as much as when I played Fallout 3, which is what I wanted but didn't really expect. Expand
  35. Oct 20, 2010
    8
    While the game is definitely not a large step on either Bethesda or Obsidian's part to add a new and original life to the Fallout 3 franchise, the game accomplishes it tasks to improve slightly on appearance, and milestones in gameplay. You are now free to explore Fallout 3 Vegas style with more than a little of a western touch. Forget about stockpiles bunches of gear and be ready toWhile the game is definitely not a large step on either Bethesda or Obsidian's part to add a new and original life to the Fallout 3 franchise, the game accomplishes it tasks to improve slightly on appearance, and milestones in gameplay. You are now free to explore Fallout 3 Vegas style with more than a little of a western touch. Forget about stockpiles bunches of gear and be ready to live conveniently from your own pocket as well. With the improved gunplay(different types of ammo, resistances to damage from types of armor) this game may suit a larger audience than the first. I even got a sense that Obsidian was catering to a generation of shooter lovers fans(make no mistake this is completely different than COD) by amping the excitement and pace of how you shoot and use guns.

    All in all, Fallout: New Vegas is the same old, but is absolutely necessary for fans of the series; especially in regards to the competition it has with other RPG's on the market.
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  36. Oct 21, 2010
    10
    Fallout: New Vegas is a massive step forward for the Fallout series. I've clocked 6 hours now and haven't even seen the Vegas Strip, and that's not a complaint. It's almost identical to Fallout 3 graphic-wise, suffers the same glitches here and there, and shares extremely similar mechanics. But in no way is it merely an expansion of Fallout 3. It's a totally new game and feels like oneFallout: New Vegas is a massive step forward for the Fallout series. I've clocked 6 hours now and haven't even seen the Vegas Strip, and that's not a complaint. It's almost identical to Fallout 3 graphic-wise, suffers the same glitches here and there, and shares extremely similar mechanics. But in no way is it merely an expansion of Fallout 3. It's a totally new game and feels like one from the start. The customisation is more in-depth than I imagined. You're now able to customise your weapons from adding scopes and silencers, down to what type of bullet it fires. There's no feeling of monotony or boredom anymore and the game is even more challenging (hardcore mode aside). You now have almost full control over the story, with most quests forking into several routes, letting you make important decisions for yourself. That said, it's a Fallout game, it's for the fans. If you did not like Fallout 3, there's no way you'll like New Vegas. If you haven't played a Fallout game though, this is one that would be too big a shame to miss. 10/10 Expand
  37. Oct 20, 2010
    10
    Fallout New Vegas is a truley outstanding game and in my oppinion, it's everything you liked about Fallout 3, but somehow manages to step it up to the next level. Everything Obsedian decided to change from the former title is for the better. The ability to play in real time alone is enouph to make me like this game more than FO3. They have added COD like iron sights to most of the gunsFallout New Vegas is a truley outstanding game and in my oppinion, it's everything you liked about Fallout 3, but somehow manages to step it up to the next level. Everything Obsedian decided to change from the former title is for the better. The ability to play in real time alone is enouph to make me like this game more than FO3. They have added COD like iron sights to most of the guns and also the awsome vats animations when you kill someone happen in real time as well. Vats is still here and better than ever with more real looking animations that never get old. Weopon Mods, Companion Wheel, and double the weopons from FO3, they've got my money! Expand
  38. Oct 24, 2010
    9
    Before I say my thoughts on the game, I have to say that I'm appalled at the way you people are reviewing it. Saying "Oh, I love this game but its really buggy" and then giving it a 0? That rating to me makes no sense at all....you can't give a 0 to a game you love. Or saying "I refuse to buy this game" and giving it a 1? IF YOU HAVEN'T PLAYED THE GAME DON"T REVIEW IT! You people areBefore I say my thoughts on the game, I have to say that I'm appalled at the way you people are reviewing it. Saying "Oh, I love this game but its really buggy" and then giving it a 0? That rating to me makes no sense at all....you can't give a 0 to a game you love. Or saying "I refuse to buy this game" and giving it a 1? IF YOU HAVEN'T PLAYED THE GAME DON"T REVIEW IT! You people are tarnishing the score for this game by giving it crazy low ratings over one or two negatives while neglecting all of the positives.

    Review:
    I'm about 10 hours into the game and so far I love it. Fallout 3 is my favorite game, so New Vegas has a lot to live up to for me...but so far it's doing it. Unlike Fallout 3 where you really had to go looking for side quests, New Vegas is jam packed with various things to do. I've barely traveled at all, still near the first town, played for 10 hours, and have only done 1 main quest so far. The new iron sights mechanic is excellent, as is the fact that critical strikes are played in slo-mo even if not in VATS. Caravan (the original card game within New Vegas) was hard to understand at first, but once I got the hang of it it's super fun...and a great way to make some extra caps. As far as the bugs...it has frozen on me once, but besides that I've gotten zero. I know that a lot of people are having different experiences, but come on people...there's a patch coming out soon anyways. Just save often and stop your **** because they're working on a fix.

    In conclusion, this game has a lot to live up to in order to be on the level of Fallout 3, but so far it seems to be doing just that. The bugs aren't EVEN CLOSE to a game changer. Get this game, you'll love it.
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  39. Oct 20, 2010
    10
    A marvelous addition to the Fallout franchise. Even if the bugs prohibit some players to enjoy the game to it's fullest. They are a minor inconvenience to an otherwise excellent game. The story is compelling, the graphics still hold up to today's standards. Overall, an excellent and a must buy game.
  40. Oct 20, 2010
    9
    By no means is this game perfect and some patches are needed but the core gameplay should more than satisfy and fan of Fallout 3. I have played this game for 9 hours so far and have had trouble turning it off because I want to keep exploring. More cool weapons and more interesting places and people. If you have space I suggest installing it to your hard drive and it will run moreBy no means is this game perfect and some patches are needed but the core gameplay should more than satisfy and fan of Fallout 3. I have played this game for 9 hours so far and have had trouble turning it off because I want to keep exploring. More cool weapons and more interesting places and people. If you have space I suggest installing it to your hard drive and it will run more smoothly. It froze a few times so Kavorkian gives it a 0? Makes sense, might want to check your xbox. I love how its either 10 or 0 for user reviews haha. Expand
  41. Oct 24, 2010
    10
    although there is a few annoying bugs this game is still awesome game im loving it.loads of graphic violence beuitfully crafted map heaps of quirky characters and loads more.and once the serious bugs a fixed everyone will enjoy it
  42. Oct 25, 2010
    8
    Fallout 3? Excellent game. Fallout: New Vegas? Great game. The boys that work for Bethesda have put out another good game, but I find that it it not as good as Fallout 3 . For one some of the creatures in this game can really kick your ass in a hurry. Another reason? My first play through I skipped past most of the side quests and just did the story advancing quests and I found that all ofFallout 3? Excellent game. Fallout: New Vegas? Great game. The boys that work for Bethesda have put out another good game, but I find that it it not as good as Fallout 3 . For one some of the creatures in this game can really kick your ass in a hurry. Another reason? My first play through I skipped past most of the side quests and just did the story advancing quests and I found that all of the quests got really bunched up and it was pretty confusing trying to decide which one to do at the moment. Story; superb, like any fallout game. Expand
  43. Oct 26, 2010
    9
    I love this game! I cant stop playing it. Ive gone to bed way too late every night since its come out.
    More quests, customizable weapons, and a western sort of feel to the game too. More of an interesting story line for sure! Graphics are the same as Fallout 3, though, there is a lot more depth & many improvements to the game.
    I seriously recommend that you try playing it on Hardcore.
    I love this game! I cant stop playing it. Ive gone to bed way too late every night since its come out.
    More quests, customizable weapons, and a western sort of feel to the game too. More of an interesting story line for sure! Graphics are the same as Fallout 3, though, there is a lot more depth & many improvements to the game.

    I seriously recommend that you try playing it on Hardcore. It adds even more to the game ;-)

    Only a few glitches, like fire ants walking around with their thorax' in the ground. Rad Scorpions get stuck on a rock and also walk around with their heads underground. But most of the time its all good.
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  44. Oct 26, 2010
    8
    I have played the game for roughly 6 hours so far, and I have had NO crashes, and NO freezing. Not to say that there are no problems. As a few people mentioned there are numerous NPC path-finding issues. My player also likes to occasionally bob his weapon up and down for no good reason. There have been a few graphical issues, my favorite being a "mysterious floating hammer", that wasI have played the game for roughly 6 hours so far, and I have had NO crashes, and NO freezing. Not to say that there are no problems. As a few people mentioned there are numerous NPC path-finding issues. My player also likes to occasionally bob his weapon up and down for no good reason. There have been a few graphical issues, my favorite being a "mysterious floating hammer", that was actually kinda funny. But overall, I am really enjoying the game. I was really worried from reading the initial reviews, but it seems that the major show-stopping bugs have been stomped. A few aspects of the game are a little confusing, especially considering that I had invested over 100 hours in Fallout 3. Also there are some real issues with the difficulty curve. If you are just getting started, try not to walk across any open sandy areas. I've gotten my butt stomped a few times by the mutated insects here. Also, getting stung in this game has a far more deleterious effect than it did in Fallout 3. You get woozy, your display blurs, and your health drops. You need to use the anti-venom or it is real easy to die. I still have yet to play a game of "Caravan" because it seems too confusing and could not find any sort of tutorial to ease me into it. But, like I said, I am having fun. Really, at the end of the day, isn't that what matters? Expand
  45. Oct 26, 2010
    10
    Why do i get the feeling i just paid $100 dollars to run Beta for a large gaming production? I paid this money so that i can put a disk in my PC load on a game and float away in an imaginary world, instead im stuck patching this, installing a lost .dll file, changing a wordpad doc while clapping my heads and spinning around backwards saying i got suckered by a large game productionWhy do i get the feeling i just paid $100 dollars to run Beta for a large gaming production? I paid this money so that i can put a disk in my PC load on a game and float away in an imaginary world, instead im stuck patching this, installing a lost .dll file, changing a wordpad doc while clapping my heads and spinning around backwards saying i got suckered by a large game production company. EPIC FAIL. As much as i still want to play a finished version of this game, me and all of those having these problems shouldt be put through this.. i didint pay 'Beth' money so that i can read up forums and fix the game myself!! Expand
  46. Oct 27, 2010
    8
    Fallout New Vegas feels more add-on to Fallout 3 than it does a stand alone title. With the same game engine as itâ
  47. Oct 30, 2010
    9
    I loved Fallout 3. I also had the opportunity to play NV at E3 and I dismissed it as more of the same. But more of the same, and it's a lot more, is actually fine by me. The small additions have made the intensified the feeling of survival. The new world is rich and full of surprises. My only criticism with the story is that it starts weak, there's no creepy vault to emerge from and noI loved Fallout 3. I also had the opportunity to play NV at E3 and I dismissed it as more of the same. But more of the same, and it's a lot more, is actually fine by me. The small additions have made the intensified the feeling of survival. The new world is rich and full of surprises. My only criticism with the story is that it starts weak, there's no creepy vault to emerge from and no interesting plot hub like megaton. The game is a bit buggy, but so was Fallout 3 and because the game is so rich with content this is somewhat excusable. It's more of the same but it's still one of the best games out there. Expand
  48. Oct 30, 2010
    10
    This game really captured the essence of Vegas and held my interest for hours on end. It has a wide variety of options and side-quests and you can also decide the outcome of the game. Though there are some bugs that will probably be fixed by updates it does not take the addictiveness away from this thrilling game. I would suggest this game to anyone who loves expansive worlds where thereThis game really captured the essence of Vegas and held my interest for hours on end. It has a wide variety of options and side-quests and you can also decide the outcome of the game. Though there are some bugs that will probably be fixed by updates it does not take the addictiveness away from this thrilling game. I would suggest this game to anyone who loves expansive worlds where there is always something to do. I also suggest buying it on Xbox 360 because an exclusive DLC (downloadable content) is coming out on Xbox only. Expand
  49. Aug 15, 2013
    10
    Shares my top spot of best game ever with Fallout 3. Simply amazing. Great character development, great story, many ways to play, post apocalyptic world etc. Can't hope for much more. Load times are long, yes. Some bugs exist, yes. Who cares when the game is simply brilliant.
  50. Oct 19, 2010
    9
    This game is good there shouldn't be any negative reviews because it is a good game. I highly disliked mw2 but gave it a decent score because I relized it was a decently made game. vegas has its problems ( mostly tech), but all games do and that shouldn't stop a game from getting good reviews, which is why a 0 for this game or almost any game for that matter should not be an option.
  51. Oct 23, 2010
    9
    Its basically fallout 3. It has bugs but a few save files fix that. The RPG mechanics are solid as ever, although if your not thinking very hard about the your characters future in the game then you could get very frustrated and stuck...but a couple save files, and saving every 15 minutes, eliminates those pesky moments. This game is a great RPG and I have been fully engaged into this gameIts basically fallout 3. It has bugs but a few save files fix that. The RPG mechanics are solid as ever, although if your not thinking very hard about the your characters future in the game then you could get very frustrated and stuck...but a couple save files, and saving every 15 minutes, eliminates those pesky moments. This game is a great RPG and I have been fully engaged into this game from the moment I put the game in. I highly recommend this game to any fallout or RPG fanatic, but for those who enjoy skillful shooting you should look elsewhere. Expand
  52. Oct 28, 2010
    10
    I have just over eight hours into this game and have found everything that I loved about Fallout 3 is still included in FO:NV. Some new strategies and aspects to the game that expand the previous ways to do the game. I have not had a single instance of a bug or of any weird happenings since beginning the game.
  53. Oct 27, 2010
    9
    I am disgusted by the things I see written by users on this site. Everyone feels the need to compare this game to Fallout 3, when a better comparison would be to compare it to the first two games of this juggernaut franchise. Scoring a game low simply because it was developed on a broken engine that is a updated version of another engine that is nearly 10 years old is absolutelyI am disgusted by the things I see written by users on this site. Everyone feels the need to compare this game to Fallout 3, when a better comparison would be to compare it to the first two games of this juggernaut franchise. Scoring a game low simply because it was developed on a broken engine that is a updated version of another engine that is nearly 10 years old is absolutely ludicrous. Games have bugs. Period. No one scored Modern Warfare 2 ridiculously low when it was released even though people could fly across the map and stab you, or because people could use infinite care packages to gain the upper hand. To top it all off, that game was released by the evil empire of the industry, Activision, who are notorious at allowing buggy games through, with no intention of fixing them. Instead people reserve their hatred for one of the smaller "big" companies in the industry, because fanboys seem to dominate this rather elite "thing of ours." So let's look at the facts shall we... Fallout 3 was released in 2008 with almost all of the same glitches and bugs present in FO:NV. And they all got fixed. The problem isn't the game, it is the engine. A weak engine allows bugs to slip through. At least Bethesda gave us another game while we waited for the id Tech 5 engine to be tweaked for the eventual development and release of Fallout 4. So rather than becoming so tied up with graphics, bugs that will take mere months to correct, or any other petty crap that childish fanboys can dream up, lets look at the real meat and potatoes...the game itself. Fallout 3 was good. Fallout: New Vegas is a masterpiece. In Fallout 3 we were treated with a beautifully horrific wonderland to explore, but we got that at the expense of the story. Fallout: NV returns us to the original world of Fallout by bringing in the storytellers of the first two arcs. In New Vegas I have met characters that I actually care about. Like Heck Gunderson, who has lost his son and wants nothing more than to find him. Or Chief Hanlon, a NCR Ranger who is a masterful storyteller in his own right. Even the evil and absolutely terrifying Legate Lanius, a monster, but a monster you care about. These people, and the day-to-day struggle for survival they are embroiled in, create a storyline that rivals some of the most story driven games on the market today. But even storylines aren't everything, and in this respect FO:NV shines as well. From a re-imagined leveling system to the crafting of healing items and ammo, this games allows for a player's creativity to take them through the adventure, and not the game's development and design. Even the difficulty of the game has been improved with harder enemies and the all-new Hardcore Mode...a first for the industry. Hardcore Mode in itself creates a completely different game for players to experience. Even if a person wants to attack the tech side of this game, I would simply retort with a bevy of moments that this game severely outshines it's predecessor. Like when you walk up over a hill and are greeted with the first sight of New Vegas shining across a nighttime wasteland. Or when you watch the sunset from deep inside the canyons of the Colorado River. Or when you first lay your eyes upon the monstrosity of the Hoover Dam. Or even when you first walk into the slums of Freeside and you hear the low murmur of partying, gambling, and the inhabitants of yet another slum. As a designer myself I want to point your attention to a fellow designer, one of the minds behind the amazing Gears Of War games, Cliff Blezinski..."Games are created by humans, and no human is infallible. Bugs get through, but they can be fixed. What counts at the end of the day is whether or not the game in itself is good. Remember there is always a patch, but there isn't a patch for a bad game." So rather than trying to burn a wonderful world and it developers and designers, grow up and see what is really there. While this game isn't perfect (and no game you ever play will be), it is more deserving than most. A solid 9 out of 10. Expand
  54. Oct 20, 2010
    10
    Fallout: New Vegas has taken everything that worked well from Fallout 3 and expanded on it. The world is massive, beautiful, immersing, and jam packed full of content, quests, factions and unique characters. Iron Sights, Hardcore Mode, Weapon Mods, Factions, and countless other new features make this game a vast improvement for the franchise. The choppy framerate was easily fixed with aFallout: New Vegas has taken everything that worked well from Fallout 3 and expanded on it. The world is massive, beautiful, immersing, and jam packed full of content, quests, factions and unique characters. Iron Sights, Hardcore Mode, Weapon Mods, Factions, and countless other new features make this game a vast improvement for the franchise. The choppy framerate was easily fixed with a quick file patch, and I am sure Bethesda will be releasing some official version of the fix in the near future. Expand
  55. Oct 21, 2010
    9
    If you liked Fallout 3, you'll like this. Its funny, dark, and the combat is nice. The addition of iron sights makes gunfighting much more enjoyable. I like the revamped companion system too.

    Its got bugs, Bethesda will release patches.
  56. Oct 21, 2010
    9
    It's just Fallout 3...IN A NEW LOCATION! There's nothing wrong with that people! Fallout 3 was awesome and it ended too quickly! Albeit, there ARE some technical issues, and I'm sure Bethesda is working around the clock to fix them! But don't let these FEW issues deter you from this game if you were crazy for Fallout 3!
  57. Nov 6, 2010
    9
    This game is a great, the guns are great, the story is great, the map is great. Only one thing gets me annoyed, the amount of time it takes to load when you fast travel. Other than that a great addition to the fallout family.
  58. Nov 29, 2010
    9
    Truly an epic sequel as it is far more expansive and atmospheric than its predeccesor, infact the only reason i am not giving this a 10/10 is simply to do with all the glitches. They are not just small ones too, there are ones that will make you start from a previous save or even from the beginning of the game entirely. I hope that Bethesda really cracks down on these glitches and releasesTruly an epic sequel as it is far more expansive and atmospheric than its predeccesor, infact the only reason i am not giving this a 10/10 is simply to do with all the glitches. They are not just small ones too, there are ones that will make you start from a previous save or even from the beginning of the game entirely. I hope that Bethesda really cracks down on these glitches and releases the patch to make this spectacular game just that much better.

    But that aside the gameplay definintely feels better with the addition of the iron sights and the new weapons makes it fun blowing of the heads of the many creatures of the wastelands. The weapons vary from simple hand gun all the way to bolt action 50. cal sniper, but if fighting isn't your thing maybe a bit of gambling will make this game good for you as there is always places to gamble in the strip. Overall it's a must buy there is too many things to list, that's how expansive it is so really get out there and get yourselfe a copy you won't be disapointed
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  59. Oct 30, 2010
    9
    BIG ups to the Fallout crew, this is one outstanding game. I played the hell out of F 3 and all of the expansions. New Vegas is the perfect compliment to them. Bottom line is this...if you love Fallout 3 there is no way you should miss this gem. Get it. Now.
  60. Nov 5, 2010
    8
    New Vegas is an update Fallout 3, but without the charm. Obisidian solved huge problems such as the companion system and the easier to find ammo. The walking animations and real-time gameplay is greatly improved. The world is larger than the Capital Wasteland and the weapon mods at depth. However at the same time this game is missing the Fallout 3 charm. Certain Moments in Fallout 3 justNew Vegas is an update Fallout 3, but without the charm. Obisidian solved huge problems such as the companion system and the easier to find ammo. The walking animations and real-time gameplay is greatly improved. The world is larger than the Capital Wasteland and the weapon mods at depth. However at the same time this game is missing the Fallout 3 charm. Certain Moments in Fallout 3 just hit you and change the way you see games. Those moments are non-existent. Not only that but the story was pretty generic but there were a lot references to previous Fallout games. They aren't implemented well and makes the game come off unoriginal. The cast is lively but not memorable. To be honest i expected more on the story/dialouge/character. I mean the gameplay is great and fresh, but ultimately New Vegas fails to separate itself from not only Fallout 3, but 1 and 2 also. Expand
  61. Nov 2, 2010
    9
    If you liked Fall Out 3, you will love this game. While I do think the story suffers in comparison to Fall Out 3, Bethesda has outdown itself with a huge map to explore. Seemingly every character has a side quest for your pleasure. Hands down a must buy for RPG fans. Many people complain about bugs, but there have been some patches since the release date, and I have seen few problems. ThisIf you liked Fall Out 3, you will love this game. While I do think the story suffers in comparison to Fall Out 3, Bethesda has outdown itself with a huge map to explore. Seemingly every character has a side quest for your pleasure. Hands down a must buy for RPG fans. Many people complain about bugs, but there have been some patches since the release date, and I have seen few problems. This game is great. Expand
  62. Nov 4, 2010
    9
    Imagine, if you will, a really, really big expansion pack to Fallout 3. That is basically what Fallout: New Vegas is. In many ways Fallout: New Vegas is bigger than Fallout 3 because it contains more guns, locations and people. Only a few features were added (e.i. Companion Wheel, true iron sights), but everything else was kept the same, which is a very good thing. Karma is still there,Imagine, if you will, a really, really big expansion pack to Fallout 3. That is basically what Fallout: New Vegas is. In many ways Fallout: New Vegas is bigger than Fallout 3 because it contains more guns, locations and people. Only a few features were added (e.i. Companion Wheel, true iron sights), but everything else was kept the same, which is a very good thing. Karma is still there, but it plays less of a role to the new Reputation system. Their are many factions (some petty, some not so much), and all your choices impact your relationship with them. While still being extremely fun, the game manages to have a downside. I guess a consequence of having so much stuff in your game is that numerous bugs and glitches will be present. And their are many. Most are more annoying than game breaking, but it still sucks when your half way through a quest and the game freezes or you find out you can't go through a certain door because you completed a certain quest a certain way (and yes, their is a glitch like that). But all in all, this game is fun. The locations, people, guns, and heck, even the enemies are cool. Expand
  63. Nov 7, 2010
    9
    The game has a couple of glaring bugs, but they will probably be fixed shortly. I think reviewers have taken to overlooking bugs when they know they won't persist for long in the game. It's a good sequel to a great game - following the pretty standard recipe for making a good sequel to a game like fallout 3. Everything the original had, and a lot of complexity added in game playThe game has a couple of glaring bugs, but they will probably be fixed shortly. I think reviewers have taken to overlooking bugs when they know they won't persist for long in the game. It's a good sequel to a great game - following the pretty standard recipe for making a good sequel to a game like fallout 3. Everything the original had, and a lot of complexity added in game play mechanics.

    If you just load up the game and start playing it, you won't see immediately obvious differences from 3. Basically all this means is that the graphics haven't changed dramatically. But just about everything else has. The item creation system is great, you can mod weapons, there are separate martial arts moves, special attributes have more direct effects on your game play experience etc. In hardcore mode, many more items in the game have some importance as you have to eat, sleep and stay hydrated. They tweaked armor and combat to be more fun. The only real downside I saw to this game was that the story didn't seem as profound to me as the first one. It's basically about a bunch of known or predictable factions fighting over ownership of a dam, just in the backdrop of a post-apocalyptic world. There are a couple of sci-fi style plot twists but nothing really unpredictable. This game seems more sandbox than 3.
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  64. Nov 12, 2010
    8
    Yet another excellent installment in the Fallout series made famous for its post apocalypse setting with a 50s flair to it. It is just filled with endless depth and a deep enriching story. Unfortunately it also is plagued by a few bugs that detract from what could have been perfection. But overall it is a must have for any RPG or science fiction fan.
  65. Nov 11, 2010
    8
    It's glitchy, and there are are bugs, but it is still a good game. If you are a fan of RPGs, Fallout games and any other Bethesda games, you should not skip this game. You will encounter problems, but this game is still good. I have spent over 50 hours playing this game, have encountered probably 50 glitches and bugs, but they haven't really affected my opinion on the game. If you likedIt's glitchy, and there are are bugs, but it is still a good game. If you are a fan of RPGs, Fallout games and any other Bethesda games, you should not skip this game. You will encounter problems, but this game is still good. I have spent over 50 hours playing this game, have encountered probably 50 glitches and bugs, but they haven't really affected my opinion on the game. If you liked Fallout 3, you will like New Vegas Expand
  66. Nov 19, 2010
    10
    I just passed the 100 hour mark and I'm not even half way through this incredible game. Anyone who rates this lower than a 9.5 is an uncultured philistine. Obsidian deserves the eternal gratitude of the gaming community for actually managing to evolve the Fallout formula, while most other big franchises are devolving into crap (Grand Theft Auto, Fable, Castlevania, Resident Evil, StreetI just passed the 100 hour mark and I'm not even half way through this incredible game. Anyone who rates this lower than a 9.5 is an uncultured philistine. Obsidian deserves the eternal gratitude of the gaming community for actually managing to evolve the Fallout formula, while most other big franchises are devolving into crap (Grand Theft Auto, Fable, Castlevania, Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Final Fantasy, etc.). Sure, it has crashed on me a few times but I never lose more than a few minutes. I would wait for a patch to fix the bugs if i could stop playing. The overall score HAS to be a 10! Expand
  67. Jan 3, 2011
    10
    What a wonderful game! I just saw that I played 35 hours in the save feature and am no way near the end, probably half way through at this stage. I have noticed a few minor bugs, but cannot agree with the negative reviews, the bugs don't impact my enjoyment of the game. Sure, if you like COD, then this might not be your game but if you like your FPS-RPG, it is a fantastic game. Should youWhat a wonderful game! I just saw that I played 35 hours in the save feature and am no way near the end, probably half way through at this stage. I have noticed a few minor bugs, but cannot agree with the negative reviews, the bugs don't impact my enjoyment of the game. Sure, if you like COD, then this might not be your game but if you like your FPS-RPG, it is a fantastic game. Should you up get the "Animal Perk" to keep the death claws at bay or better upgrade your VATS accuracy? If those questions get your gaming juices flowing, then this is your game. The game is better than Fallout Out 3 (although it is obviously an extension, not really a new game), as the hardcore mode is great, also it feels like the Speech, Science and other skills are more powerful this time round. The different factions are just fascinating to explore and I just recently stumbled across the Brotherhood of Steel. Love it! Expand
  68. May 6, 2011
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game is basically Fallout 3, but with more content. Here's my review:

    Good:

    - Lots of quests, weapons, and armor

    - Hardcore mode adds a different experience

    - Great voice acting

    - The different factions in the game add a nice twist

    - Large world with many different places

    Cons

    - Story not as good as Fallout 3

    - Looks like Fallout 3 without a lot of improvements (texture and model wise)

    - Quite a few bugs and glitches that hampers the game horrendously

    - The Strip is SEVERELY disappointing
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  69. Apr 8, 2012
    8
    a solid game that offers alot of fun. if you were a fan of fallout 3 then you will like this game. that being said i feel that fallout 3 is still the better game. in fallout 3 i wanted to explore every inch of the wasteland and do everything possible. yet in new vegas i found myself less willing to just explore. still the game is a solid entry into the series.
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    a solid game that offers alot of fun. if you were a fan of fallout 3 then you will like this game. that being said i feel that fallout 3 is still the better game. in fallout 3 i wanted to explore every inch of the wasteland and do everything possible. yet in new vegas i found myself less willing to just explore. still the game is a solid entry into the series.
    watch out for deathclaws.....they are not screwing around in this game, this time around.
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  70. May 5, 2012
    9
    Despite the shared Fallout title and environment, New Vegas and Fallout 3 play with completely different storytelling and feel. Where 3 feels empty and bleak, (not a bad thing), Vegas feels packed and alive. This game is about rebuilding and advancing as a race, where 3 was all about surviving day to day. The role the character takes in New Vegas feels much more significant, andDespite the shared Fallout title and environment, New Vegas and Fallout 3 play with completely different storytelling and feel. Where 3 feels empty and bleak, (not a bad thing), Vegas feels packed and alive. This game is about rebuilding and advancing as a race, where 3 was all about surviving day to day. The role the character takes in New Vegas feels much more significant, and complicated. Graphics still suffer from bugging issues, though this could be Bethesda's slogan already. The music and ambiance is a copy from 3, which is a very good thing. Weapon complexity and mechanics are vastly improved, from scopes that actually shoot where you point, to modifiable weapons and ammo. The shooter aspect of Vegas is much improved over three and makes for much more rewarding running and gunning. The dense nature of the world, compared fallout 3, is less rewarding on the exploration side, as you can get in A LOT of trouble early on in the game. Exploring comes with the much larger amount of missions. This makes the game feel more structured and restricted than Fallout 3, which for this type of game, is a minus for me. Overall, still an excellent, much longer experience than Fallout 3 that feels highly rewarding, though not without it's faults. BUGS! Expand
  71. Jun 17, 2012
    8
    "War, war never changes." This time around Obsidian tries their hand in the Post Apocalyptic RPG. The story is not as gripping as Fallout 3 and the Broken Steel DLC. They make the wasteland a little more "lively" but it still keeps the unforgiving Wasteland feel. The new Factions like the Legion, they feel a slight bit generic in the beginning, but the story does keep it's head on it's"War, war never changes." This time around Obsidian tries their hand in the Post Apocalyptic RPG. The story is not as gripping as Fallout 3 and the Broken Steel DLC. They make the wasteland a little more "lively" but it still keeps the unforgiving Wasteland feel. The new Factions like the Legion, they feel a slight bit generic in the beginning, but the story does keep it's head on it's shoulders. The DLC like Lonesome Road do show what happens in the more unknown part of the USA. Though others like Old World Blues feel a bit out of place but it's humor does patch it up a bit. Expand
  72. Jul 11, 2012
    8
    This is Fallout 3 for Fallout 2 lovers. The bad part is, the story is quite dull and never really interests the player, nor can the player connect emotionally to it as in Fallout 3. This game is about world-discovery. There is so much to do (as in all Fallout games) and every skill has more of an effect on your play-through. For example, I find myself getting bonus XP and more out ofThis is Fallout 3 for Fallout 2 lovers. The bad part is, the story is quite dull and never really interests the player, nor can the player connect emotionally to it as in Fallout 3. This game is about world-discovery. There is so much to do (as in all Fallout games) and every skill has more of an effect on your play-through. For example, I find myself getting bonus XP and more out of missions and conversations due to a skill. This applies to ALL skills. Not just your speech skill. If you loved just wandering Capital Wasteland and being a badass, Fallout: New Vegas is the game for you.

    As in Fallout 3, there are many minor bugs (a floating rock here or there, a radscorpion stuck with its feet in the dirt, etc.), but no game-breakers and nothing that will make you put your controller down.
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  73. Mar 2, 2014
    8
    Firstly if your expecting a fps, this is not it, but a RPG that is pretty stellar.

    Pros: Choices. They matter, want to kill the deuchebag main character? You can, want to kill strippers for some reason, you can. Heaps of factions to choose from all with interesting back stories. Different endings that are summed up well. Level tree. Diverse and you max out everything skill by the end.
    Firstly if your expecting a fps, this is not it, but a RPG that is pretty stellar.

    Pros:
    Choices. They matter, want to kill the deuchebag main character? You can, want to kill strippers for some reason, you can. Heaps of factions to choose from all with interesting back stories. Different endings that are summed up well.
    Level tree. Diverse and you max out everything skill by the end.
    Content. A good 35hr game with lots of quests and interesting discoveries in the this open world.

    Cons:
    Gameplay. Feels sluggish and out dating, and relies on stats rather then skill.
    Animations. Out dated, bad facial animations, awkward time stopping conversations.
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  74. Dec 19, 2010
    9
    I'm going to rate this game based on several categories, then combine them with different weights and come to a conclusion.

    Gameplay: 9 - Pretty much the same, fun Fallout 3 gameplay with minor changes. I enjoy the combat much more because it is more difficult. Enemies actually wear armor and can be quite difficult. The main storyline isn't so great, but I really enjoyed the sidequests.
    I'm going to rate this game based on several categories, then combine them with different weights and come to a conclusion.

    Gameplay: 9 - Pretty much the same, fun Fallout 3 gameplay with minor changes. I enjoy the combat much more because it is more difficult. Enemies actually wear armor and can be quite difficult. The main storyline isn't so great, but I really enjoyed the sidequests. There was also a lot more mini quests that you could do. Factions are also a nice improvement with reputation for each one.
    Playability: 7 - Not where the game shines. Buggy, glitchy, laggy, and crashy. I wrote this after the patch on the Xbox 360 and they still haven't fixed it all. Controls work well, and I for one enjoy that it is somewhat difficult to line up a shot on a fast moving target. If only it wasn't so badly bugged.
    Replayability: 9 - Very fun to play again as an evil or good character. The story changes quite a lot if you change your playstyle your second or third time through. The only problem is the bugs might drive some away after a while. I haven't ever ran into a game-breaking bug though.
    Sounds: 9 - Guns sound pretty good (not the pots and pans sound of CoD, but also not the realistic sound of Battlefield), as do explosions. Character voices are pretty good. Ambient noises are great, and with a good sound system you can always hear some thing going on.
    Overall: 8.6 - If you are like me, and don't have much of a problem with the occasional bug and crash, then you will be fine and love to play this game over and over. Sadly, these things can happen and definitely didn't help it's score. I would love to have given this game a 9+, but can't with all the bugs it still has. If you looking for more Fallout 3, with a new look, then you are looking at the right game.
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  75. Aug 3, 2011
    9
    Great game. It takes the best elements from Fallout 3 and improves upon them. The various quests and factions are superb, and even the ending is great. Hardly anything about this game can be criticized in earnest. I can't wait to see what the next Fallout is like.
  76. Nov 5, 2015
    9
    I got the game of the year edition and was completely blown away. A ridiculous amount of content, great writing, and interesting art direction. Maybe the best in the series besides fallout 2.
  77. Dec 19, 2010
    9
    Apart from the crippling bugs, Fallout: New Vegas is a brilliant installment in the Fallout series. Mixing elements from the first two games, New Vegas took me back years and years while maintaining a fun and challenging new feel. The small tweaks in gameplay like iron-sights, weapon add-ons, and new ammo give life-long fans a new dimension to the traditional 'kill 'em all with v.a.t.s.'Apart from the crippling bugs, Fallout: New Vegas is a brilliant installment in the Fallout series. Mixing elements from the first two games, New Vegas took me back years and years while maintaining a fun and challenging new feel. The small tweaks in gameplay like iron-sights, weapon add-ons, and new ammo give life-long fans a new dimension to the traditional 'kill 'em all with v.a.t.s.' style of play. It's a masterpiece, a bloody, glitchy masterpiece. Expand
  78. Dec 10, 2010
    9
    Great game. There's so much to do, i've been distracted since i got it, the day it was released, i haven't even beaten it. and it's massive, but not... to be blunt, ridiculously massive, like Fallout 3. It's everything Fallout 3 should have been. A graphics improvement is the only bad thing i can possibly think of, in terms of faults.
  79. Dec 19, 2010
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I can't give this game a 10 just because of the epic bar they set with Fallout 3. However, in terms of pure bang for your buck you can't really beat the Fallout series, and Las Vegas, just like D.C., delivers. Overall, the story is fairly intersting, even though it was odd not to have the main character based out of one of the Vaults in the area.

    It should be noted however that the glitches in the game can get really bad, so you should save often. There are also other little things that are very annoying like way to many load points for a game not as diverse as it's predecessor in terms of terrain. Further, it's really annoying not to be able to fast travel to any location on the Strip itself.

    Overall, a very solid effort and I more than got my money's worth out of the game. I don't know what the next in the series is, but I really hope they do something more in line with the size and scope of the original Fallout 3.
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  80. Mar 9, 2011
    8
    As a huge Fallout 3 fan this was one of my most anticipated games of 2010 I have to admit I was slightly disappointed with this game, don't get me wrong it's still a great experience and adds tons of new features that set it apart from Fallout 3, but for every good thing it has there's a set back that follows, the graphics can range from great to down right ugly, the sound is fantasticAs a huge Fallout 3 fan this was one of my most anticipated games of 2010 I have to admit I was slightly disappointed with this game, don't get me wrong it's still a great experience and adds tons of new features that set it apart from Fallout 3, but for every good thing it has there's a set back that follows, the graphics can range from great to down right ugly, the sound is fantastic with great voice acting, sound effects, and soundtrack, the new features like fraction reputation and weapon mods work fantastic, but others like iron sights don't, and other great changes like tons of new weapons, enemies, and distractions like gambling will make you drool, and the sheer size of the map and all of the new locations will have people who want to 100% this busy for countless hours as will the multiple ways the story will play out, now for the main downsides, quests aren't as satisfying to complete, while there are many locations there mostly just one room buildings with little to no loot that aren't fun to explore, the number off bugs and glitches has greatly increased, and it's just not as fun as Fallout 3 was, I gave almost 300 hours of my life to that game and still find fun in going back to it, and I'm not even 90 hours into this one and I'm already putting it down to play other games, even though it's not as good I still recommend this to hardcore fans like myself, just don't expect it to be better or even as good. Expand
  81. Dec 21, 2010
    9
    This is a typical Bethesda game. It's absolutely brilliant, just to say. The sheer amount of styles, dialogue, choices, everything. It's literally any way you want to play it. You can be mean, smart, smooth-talking, an energy weapons specialist, melee fighter, anything. There's a hardcore mode which is fantastic fan service for those hardcore players. The story is absolutely stellar, justThis is a typical Bethesda game. It's absolutely brilliant, just to say. The sheer amount of styles, dialogue, choices, everything. It's literally any way you want to play it. You can be mean, smart, smooth-talking, an energy weapons specialist, melee fighter, anything. There's a hardcore mode which is fantastic fan service for those hardcore players. The story is absolutely stellar, just like every other Fallout. The Wasteland is so chock full of content and detailed locations that you can easily lose 100 hours playing.

    Now, I'll go to the bad part. One autosave could deter forgetful players or general idiots. I myself have over 80 saves logged out of sheer habit, because the game crashes rather often, especially after prolonged periods of playing.

    Next, Bethesda has pulled a classic slip. SO MANY BUGS! Ugh. My autosave corrupts ANY TIME I try to enter The Strip. It's so obnoxious. There are small things and big things that will just downright piss you off, but the game is so good I forgave it every time. True fans of Fallout, I ask you to do the same.
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  82. Dec 26, 2010
    9
    A great step in the right direction for the FO universe. Adding the dark humor of those who made the original FO games (Obsidian) as well as adding ADS, hardcore, and factions makes it a game that will never be the same game twice. A problem with bugs like FO3 though, but nothing that has made playing it a pain or chore me. Luckily no freezes or corrupted saved game files. Barring that aA great step in the right direction for the FO universe. Adding the dark humor of those who made the original FO games (Obsidian) as well as adding ADS, hardcore, and factions makes it a game that will never be the same game twice. A problem with bugs like FO3 though, but nothing that has made playing it a pain or chore me. Luckily no freezes or corrupted saved game files. Barring that a great addition the the FO Universe. Expand
  83. Dec 26, 2010
    10
    at first i thought this game was pretty much gonna be an add on to fallout 3 there is many more unique weapons and its is a must buy. its has its ups and downs but there are about at least 3 downs but many more ups to make up for it
  84. Jan 24, 2011
    10
    Fallout: New Vegas effectively captures the soul of the original games in making a dynamic choice-driven world. I can only speak for people similar to myself, but I would strongly recommend this to fans of the original.

    What did the game do particularly well? -complex choices with in-game consequences -non-linear quests with multiple solutions -I loved the old west cowboy aesthetic
    Fallout: New Vegas effectively captures the soul of the original games in making a dynamic choice-driven world. I can only speak for people similar to myself, but I would strongly recommend this to fans of the original.

    What did the game do particularly well?
    -complex choices with in-game consequences -non-linear quests with multiple solutions
    -I loved the old west cowboy aesthetic
    -better developed companions
    -the Mojave fits together much better than the capital wasteland, ie. factional conflict is explained
    -interesting crafting skills
    -the game forces you to make tradeoffs in character design, and as you level allowing for a diversity of different kinds of characters to build

    What was less good?
    -Apparently the game is buggy. I haven't experienced this, but if you play nonstop for a few hours load-times go up. Then again, if you are playing for a few hours, I'd say that is a sign of a good game.
    -The voice acting is better than Fallout 3 and Morrowind, but still not up to par with Bioware's RPG's.
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  85. Sep 21, 2011
    10
    Picked this up for £10 a week ago in Sainsbury's and what a bargain. While the game eschews the starker, slightly more realistic tone of its predecessor, it falls comfortably into the lore established by the older Fallout titles.

    The game has also benefitted considerably from updates since launch and many of the glitches and bugs that put me off in reviews at the time of
    Picked this up for £10 a week ago in Sainsbury's and what a bargain. While the game eschews the starker, slightly more realistic tone of its predecessor, it falls comfortably into the lore established by the older Fallout titles.

    The game has also benefitted considerably from updates since launch and many of the glitches and bugs that put me off in reviews at the time of release have been sorted out.

    The game hides the clunkier aspects of RPG-dom well, but still gives you enormous freedom in how you approach your quests and the gore is just hilarous.

    A really interesting world to explore and very compelling gameplay. Obsidian knocked it out of the park, IMO. New DLC is out today too, so get on board!
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  86. Aug 16, 2011
    10
    I know a lot of people dont like this game, but I consider it one of the best games of all time! I Played Fallout 2 and this game made me remember a lot of things of f fallout 2.
  87. Sep 29, 2012
    9
    Despite what others say about the game being buggy and crash-prone, I still find the game greatly enjoyable. Even with people saying at they are still using the same engine, it is still an engine that allows us to play great fun games. I definitely reckon this is a game worth buying.
  88. Jun 27, 2011
    8
    Fallout:NV is a game that most Fallout fans will enjoy merely because it is more Fallout. The game looks and plays exactly like Fallout 3 with small changes to the perks system, a new hardcore mode and a branching storyline. Whether this will be enough to justify a purchase will vary from player to player.Personally, I found myself growing weary of the same formula after my time spent withFallout:NV is a game that most Fallout fans will enjoy merely because it is more Fallout. The game looks and plays exactly like Fallout 3 with small changes to the perks system, a new hardcore mode and a branching storyline. Whether this will be enough to justify a purchase will vary from player to player.Personally, I found myself growing weary of the same formula after my time spent with Fallout 3 and its 5 DLC's. With regard to the story it is nice to see the different pathways and choices of the game impacting one another, creating a sense of an actual, functioning world. However, this world seems much emptier than that of Fallout 3. Too many times I've stumbled across a new area only to find nothing to do there.This adds to the feeling that, despite a few new additions, NV is a leaner game than its predecessor. To sum up; if you loved Fallout 3 and want more or have never played it, buy NV. If you thought that the last game was merely ok, you will leave this game dissatisfied. Expand
  89. Mar 2, 2012
    9
    Let me start by saying this game has never been glitchy or buggy in my time playing with it, it has never crashed, broken or stop working. Most peopleseem to have different stories to mine but after 42 hours of gameplay fallout has yet agian captured my heart and imagination. Fallout 3 in my opinion was a better game due to a larger world, more quests and generally more populatedLet me start by saying this game has never been glitchy or buggy in my time playing with it, it has never crashed, broken or stop working. Most peopleseem to have different stories to mine but after 42 hours of gameplay fallout has yet agian captured my heart and imagination. Fallout 3 in my opinion was a better game due to a larger world, more quests and generally more populated environment.I'll start with the bad points; some of the quests are very dull and long, they aren't very exciting at some points but in contrast some are fun, interesting and replayable. Another poor mention is no sprint button and being 'overcucumbered' at very annoying times, this can lead to frustration and boredom. Also unlike fallout 3 some of the quests are very obscure and this causes people to use the wiki for almost everything which can ruin the story, remember to use it in moderation. And the final bad thing is probably, the wasteland can get very lonely and unless you have online so you can talk to your friends, it can get boring and like me i abandoned it for a while and couldn't get back into the story etc so i had to start again. The good things are the combat has been improved marginally with the inclusion of ironsights and guns feel heaftier and more accurate. Another thing is the huge amount of things to do if you can find them, there are mini objectives such as finding all the snowglobes, mini nukes etc, this for me was very fun and helped me expore the world in full, i probably would never have found some of the locations Also you may feel compelled by a longer and stronger storyline this time round with the main aim at the end obviously Vegas. Some momens of pure brilliance occur in the game and suprisingly obsidian really did deliver a very Fallouty sort of game, the sub developers really did capture the magic of the Fallout universe. Expand
  90. Mar 31, 2011
    9
    This game was really entertaining, It builds off of what Fallout 3 was able to accomplish. The weapons were cool and the modding system Kept things interesting. I never had an issue with bugs and I am still playing through trying to complete as many quests as I can. If you liked 3 you will like this, especially because you should be able to find it used so it will be cheap. If you are onThis game was really entertaining, It builds off of what Fallout 3 was able to accomplish. The weapons were cool and the modding system Kept things interesting. I never had an issue with bugs and I am still playing through trying to complete as many quests as I can. If you liked 3 you will like this, especially because you should be able to find it used so it will be cheap. If you are on the fence or looking for a game to entertain you buy this you won't be disapointed. Expand
  91. MJR
    Apr 23, 2011
    9
    The game is fun, huge and interesting. What more can one ask for? While it is very similar to Fallout 3 in presentation there are a lot of new things to do in New Vegas. The faction system adds a new dynamic and the strip is really amazing to explore. It's not a classic like Fallout 3 because it is so similar and while that's not a bad thing it is the reason I am not giving it a 10. If youThe game is fun, huge and interesting. What more can one ask for? While it is very similar to Fallout 3 in presentation there are a lot of new things to do in New Vegas. The faction system adds a new dynamic and the strip is really amazing to explore. It's not a classic like Fallout 3 because it is so similar and while that's not a bad thing it is the reason I am not giving it a 10. If you liked Fallout 3 and are hungry for more, much much more, then this is the game for you. It's not Fallout 4, it's New Vegas baby! Expand
  92. Sep 24, 2011
    8
    While Fallout 3 had the novelty New Vegas has the polished finish that was lacking the the first game. It feels huge and will take hours and hours if you want to visit all the areas in the game. I like the faction interaction while does make you feel like decisions actually impact the game and the companions are more varied and have more depth. A good step in the Fallout franchise.....rollWhile Fallout 3 had the novelty New Vegas has the polished finish that was lacking the the first game. It feels huge and will take hours and hours if you want to visit all the areas in the game. I like the faction interaction while does make you feel like decisions actually impact the game and the companions are more varied and have more depth. A good step in the Fallout franchise.....roll on the next episode. Expand
  93. Apr 24, 2011
    9
    There is so many things to do in this game, tons of replay value. Updates fixing bugs but it is still glitchy. Some I find hilarious so ill let it go unless it crashes the game. Games now a days are so linear but this is truely an open world and so many decisions to make. I only mark it down to a 9 because of small glitches. The new faction system gives this game so many more choices toThere is so many things to do in this game, tons of replay value. Updates fixing bugs but it is still glitchy. Some I find hilarious so ill let it go unless it crashes the game. Games now a days are so linear but this is truely an open world and so many decisions to make. I only mark it down to a 9 because of small glitches. The new faction system gives this game so many more choices to make and that is where the replay value comes in. Replay the game joining different factions and use different classes. Expand
  94. May 14, 2011
    9
    Fallout is a very good game all you have to do is more than you do for normal games because it has some glitches and sometimes lags people who rate this game bad are tards because there are about 150 quest and they all vary in length and difficulty. My final point is that fallout only costs 30 dollars and even less than that if buy it used hater need to shut up.
  95. May 19, 2011
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Simply a stunning game, although with no major additions to Fallout New Vegas, it offers 150+ more quests, a new giant world to explore , a new rich quest-line with multiple endings, and much more. And for only $30 it's well worth the money. Expand
  96. Jun 14, 2011
    10
    Fallout New Vegas Is my favorite game of all time. It's basically fallout 3 with a better story and more toys. This game is the ultimate nerdgasm. The guns... there are some guns in this game... And the characters... and the plot once you get over the start, when you finally start to understand... best game ever.
  97. Jul 21, 2011
    8
    Not perfect, but still one of the most engrossing games I've played in quite a while. The story and script are top notch, as is the voice acting (which is always nice to find out in a game). The lack of an option to carry on playing once the game is finished is quite annoying, but I suppose that being this way at least allows the story to carry the game and leaves you hungry for more. SomeNot perfect, but still one of the most engrossing games I've played in quite a while. The story and script are top notch, as is the voice acting (which is always nice to find out in a game). The lack of an option to carry on playing once the game is finished is quite annoying, but I suppose that being this way at least allows the story to carry the game and leaves you hungry for more. Some of the physics need working on (characters falling through scenery etc) but on the whole the visuals are good. Not quite as epic as when you first step out of the sewers in Oblivion, but still pretty sweet. Not sure I'd like to play another post-apocalyptic Fallout game, though. Maybe they should set the next one several hundred years after the events of New Vegas when mankind has recovered somewhat, or at least try something new. Expand
  98. Oct 7, 2011
    9
    A good game [period] The storyline is great, it provides RPG elements that aren't really difficult to understand, a huge world to explore, loads of enemies to shoot / beat / blow up / poison / whatever. Though it's extremely glitched, but I don't think that counts too much. It also has the downfall of being overwhelmed by too many quests at the same time, or too many enemies at the sameA good game [period] The storyline is great, it provides RPG elements that aren't really difficult to understand, a huge world to explore, loads of enemies to shoot / beat / blow up / poison / whatever. Though it's extremely glitched, but I don't think that counts too much. It also has the downfall of being overwhelmed by too many quests at the same time, or too many enemies at the same time. But get a companion (or solo if you prefer) and just pick one, you'll have a good time no matter what. The final flaw I'd like to mention is how depressing it can get, you look out at the half-dead world and...you just kinda get sad, but it also adds to the story, that again: the world is half-dead. Expand
  99. Nov 30, 2011
    10
    Is this game flawed? Yes. Is it ambitious? Yes. Is it fun to play? Yes. I loved this game from start to finish. A large play area and aa well-written and involving story have kept me playing for hours. I agree that a game with so many bugs on release shouldn't really receive a perfect 10. These have been fixed through a series of updates now though and the game is fantastic to play. ManyIs this game flawed? Yes. Is it ambitious? Yes. Is it fun to play? Yes. I loved this game from start to finish. A large play area and aa well-written and involving story have kept me playing for hours. I agree that a game with so many bugs on release shouldn't really receive a perfect 10. These have been fixed through a series of updates now though and the game is fantastic to play. Many people gave ME2 10's despite its flaws and lack of a decent plot or any rpg elements, despite being marketed as an rpg. How that was rewarded for false advertising is beyond me. Want an RPG with guns and depth, buy this. Want a shooter pretending to be an rpg? Buy me2 Expand
  100. Nov 10, 2011
    9
    Although with many glitches, is still a great game. This game is the same as fallout 3, it is like a map pack for 3 and could be a DLC but they have added some things like aim down sights which is nice. I enjoyed this game but I hope future fallout games are more different.
Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 81 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 72 out of 81
  2. Negative: 0 out of 81
  1. Feb 11, 2011
    70
    Until Fallout: New Vegas gets a major patch that fixes the problems, it can only be recommended to gamers who have a high threshold for frustration.
  2. Jan 19, 2011
    88
    If you didn't enjoy Fallout 3 or are not a fan of RPGs in general, then you'll probably disagree with me. Everyone else should seriously consider taking a road trip to New Vegas.
  3. Jan 16, 2011
    85
    The technology of the newest part of the fallout series is over aged and besides the hardcore mode and the reputation-system, the new features of New Vegas are manageable. But altogether, New Vegas is a successful new part and not just an add-on, with more than 100 hours of gaming, an interesting story and a new setting to explore.