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  1. Oct 25, 2017
    9
    fallout new Vegas is a fantastic game for fans of the rpg video games
    for starters i feel this game was more challenging to play then fallout 3 since you only got a perk once every second level instead of every level you also got given less skill points and on top of all that the enemies overall where more difficult to kill then they where in fallout 3 for me this was great since the
    fallout new Vegas is a fantastic game for fans of the rpg video games
    for starters i feel this game was more challenging to play then fallout 3 since you only got a perk once every second level instead of every level you also got given less skill points and on top of all that the enemies overall where more difficult to kill then they where in fallout 3 for me this was great since the only creatures i feared when i got lv 15 where just the super mutant behemoth,s in fallout 3 even at the hardest difficulty setting
    this was a fantastic change for me i can,t say the same thing for everyone though but if you do find this game getting a bit to hard for you there,s always the option to lower the difficulty setting
    hardcore mode is another thing you can turn on for a more immersive experience in this mode you gotta manage your characters hunger thirst and sleep ammunition takes up carry weight and healing items take time to take effect combined with the very hard difficulty setting you got a really challenging game
    however one complaint i do have is that i feel like the ammunition for energy weapons are to heavy to use for hardcore mode in terms of practicality
    in turns of graphics theirs not much to talk about since this game uses the same game engine as fallout 3 with the same quality graphics while it,s not much off a problem for me it,s worth noting none the less
    their are quite a few new weapons and armor to use in this game along with some weapons and armor that where also in fallout 3
    more ways to repair your armor and weapons now with the introduction of the weapon repair kit you can earn these as quest rewards in game and you can also craft them from commonly found materials however you can,t repair your armor with them and theirs no armor version of one the only way you can repair your armor is either paying an npc to do it for you which is very expensive or find the same version of the armor and repair your armor using that piece of armor as spear parts if you get the jury rigging perk though this is much easier to manage
    combat for the most part is the same as it was in fallout 3
    the story was fascinating and overall i found it was an improvement to fallout 3 great story
    skills other then speech do matter more in this game then fallout 3 when talking to npcs though dialog speech still is a big part of it though
    now i talk about the down sides
    unfortunately i found this game crashed more often then fallout 3 did i had 10+ crashes during my play through so make sure to save your progress regularly theirs also more bugs and glitches then i expected to see as well certainly more bugs in this game then in fallout 3 its only because of these problems that i just could not give this game a 10 out of 10 rating but regardless still a fantastic game go pick it up
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  2. Oct 13, 2017
    10
    This was my first experience to the fallout franchise. It had a great story that I can still debate philosophy around with the exception of the legion who were kind of two dimensional. I highly recommend it for people who love great stories and RPGs. The gunplay hasn't aged to well but the vats system helps it a lot and it's aged far better then fallout 3.
  3. Jul 26, 2017
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This is an outstanding game and is better than a lot of other games out there. It takes place in the Mohave Desert or the Mohave Wasteland as it's called in the year 2281 after the nuclear war in 2077 that destroyed most of America. Overall this is a game worth buying and I give it a 9 out of 10 and my Buy It Seal of Approval. Expand
  4. Jun 19, 2017
    9
    At launch, Fallout New Vegas was a mess: constant bugs, crashes, corruptions and damning moments that made it for the longest time hard for me to see why people love it even until to this day. I do not like the endings not so much from a writing perspective, but much because you cannot continue you on where Broken Steel did if so clumsily. Add to that the faction system and your map isAt launch, Fallout New Vegas was a mess: constant bugs, crashes, corruptions and damning moments that made it for the longest time hard for me to see why people love it even until to this day. I do not like the endings not so much from a writing perspective, but much because you cannot continue you on where Broken Steel did if so clumsily. Add to that the faction system and your map is now segmented into territories where you feel like a true loner and outcast to everyone. As a teen playing this and coming off of the outstanding breadth of Fallout's 3 content I was very disappointed. As an adult with a more critical eye to the gaming world I love, I have a new outlook of Fallout New Vegas; it's pretty fantastic.

    Fallout New Vegas really tests your abilities constantly and the decisions you make in the game can actually have a more powerful effect on the overall story than 3 could ever hope. If you like stories and writing in games and you had to choose between Fallout 3 or New Vegas, then New Vegas would be picked near instantly for me. What 3 does better I think is exploration, but that's not to say New Vegas lacks this: there is alot to explore and find in New Vegas, it's just the feel and freedom of 3 made it more adventurous.

    The expansions (as I score this based on the game and all expansions together) are very good to even amazing. There really is a quality in writing that makes the characters in those expansions so memorable and interesting. Really, the expansions can easily rival 3's and even surpass them in some areas (such as Dead Money to Operation Anchorage). If you love Fallout 3, you should play New Vegas if you haven't despite it being almost 7 years old. It's a game that can really up the ante on survival and deliver good moments that gamers can feel awesome for.
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  5. Apr 16, 2017
    8
    Si elle n'était pas truffée de bugs, cette excellente suite de Fallout 3 mériterait un bon 9 ! Certes, rien de rédhibitoire mais une multitude de bugs assez usants à la longue et qui bousille quelques quêtes secondaires tout de même. Toujours-est-il que New Vegas brille par sa trame principale plutôt courte mais aux ramifications impressionnantes : jamais un monde post-apo n'a paru siSi elle n'était pas truffée de bugs, cette excellente suite de Fallout 3 mériterait un bon 9 ! Certes, rien de rédhibitoire mais une multitude de bugs assez usants à la longue et qui bousille quelques quêtes secondaires tout de même. Toujours-est-il que New Vegas brille par sa trame principale plutôt courte mais aux ramifications impressionnantes : jamais un monde post-apo n'a paru si réaliste dans sa (chaotique) survivance. Techniquement à part les animations des persos, ça tient encore plutôt bien la route.

    Malgré sa finition merdique, FNV reste l'un des meilleurs jeux de rôle dans un monde ouvert avec des dialogues fort bien écrits, le merveilleux système de combat VATS repris de Fallout 3 (et optimisé avec la gestion des munitions spécifiques) très agréable et tactique et dont les choix ont de véritables conséquences.
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  6. Apr 13, 2017
    7
    It's ok. Gameplay mostly lets this game down. What I mean by gameplay is mostly the healing system. It introduces a new regeneration healing system and this makes eating and using health items very confusing. Of course (as in any Fallout), the map and story is amazing. If you are planning on this being your first Fallout, you might get turned off from the series. In conclusion, I recommendIt's ok. Gameplay mostly lets this game down. What I mean by gameplay is mostly the healing system. It introduces a new regeneration healing system and this makes eating and using health items very confusing. Of course (as in any Fallout), the map and story is amazing. If you are planning on this being your first Fallout, you might get turned off from the series. In conclusion, I recommend this game for Fallout fans and not newbies. Expand
  7. Mar 6, 2017
    10
    Every bit as good as Fallout 3 if not better with the replay value. Fallout New Vegas is my personal favorite Fallout game. As usual it's always best to get the complete version with all DLC (Not that the game wasn't massive enough on it's on) A must buy game.
  8. Mar 1, 2017
    8
    Идеальный наследник второй части. Обсидианы сделали все правильно и показали бефезде, как надо делать фоллаут. Жаль, что это не помогло
  9. Jan 30, 2017
    10
    This is my favorite or one of my favorite game of all time. The map is small and I wish there was more stuff to do. How ever there are a descent amount of weapons with a lot of unquie ness. There are lots of classes you make with dresitly different play styles. You can kill every NPC except for children adding as massive amount of role playing giving you more reason to replay. I like howThis is my favorite or one of my favorite game of all time. The map is small and I wish there was more stuff to do. How ever there are a descent amount of weapons with a lot of unquie ness. There are lots of classes you make with dresitly different play styles. You can kill every NPC except for children adding as massive amount of role playing giving you more reason to replay. I like how there is different factions and depending on how you interact with one faction it influences the other factions view of you. I love how if you wear one factions armor the others faction will act differently depending on the faction armor. My one complaint is that the ending is not open ended which there is no reason why it shouldn't but it is overshadowed by the good. It's a blast to play so add it to your collection. Expand
  10. Jan 15, 2017
    8
    An expansive, immersive open world RPG brimming with details and choices that is marred by it's long list of technical difficulties.

    Pros: - The world feels alive and connected; each location has meaning, every action you take often affects NPCs in their attitudes or actions towards you - Excellent character building; play exactly how you want to play. Sneak up on people and drop
    An expansive, immersive open world RPG brimming with details and choices that is marred by it's long list of technical difficulties.

    Pros:
    - The world feels alive and connected; each location has meaning, every action you take often affects NPCs in their attitudes or actions towards you
    - Excellent character building; play exactly how you want to play. Sneak up on people and drop grenades in their pants? Go ahead. Pop a super mutant's dome from a mile away? Give it your best shot. Almost any play style (even often non violent) is supported.
    - Hardcore mode is an excellent addition; though keeping yourself hydrated and fed isn't challenging, it lends to a more immersive world view. It removes many of the 'gamey' elements of Fallout 3 and replaces them with more realistic alternatives
    - Interesting and engaging story line and factions, giving the player actual motivation to care about their actions, outside of a karma meter. Reputation matters
    - The freedom; never have I felt so in control of the direction of a game. Though there is one path I was upset that I couldn't follow near the end of the game, overall I felt as though I could do whatever I wanted and change the world around me
    - Crafting has been opened up immensely

    Cons:
    - Crashing. Constantly. Every fast travel or room change - any loading screen whatsoever - is a chance for the game to crash. I lost count after a while, but I ended far too many play sessions on a frozen loading screen. At least two dozen times.
    - Corrupted save files. Tied to the last, 3 times my autosave file was corrupted. Thankfully I keep multiple saves (and you should too) or else I would have lost my game 50+ hours in.
    - Smaller bugs throughout; characters not having the dialogue options you need to continue a quest, characters not being where they are supposed to be, enemies spawning in under the environments - just a huge load of small bugs
    - Far too few character models and voice actors - seems like they settled on about a half dozen of each

    Mixed bag:
    - NPCs are occasionally brilliant and interesting, but just as many are boring and utterly generic and forgettable.
    - The music tracks selected for the radio stations are excellent in tone and quality, but stations themselves seem to repeat on a fifteen minute loop, meaning hearing the same songs over and over. A bigger selection would have been welcome

    Fallout: New Vegas is a brilliantly designed game that is the epitome of what a player is after in a role playing game. I felt truly immersed in the deep and living world, although I often was pulled out and plunged into frustration when the game crashed yet again on me. Though a good heap of patience will be required to overcome the bugs, beneath the glitchy exterior lies one of the best open world games ever created.
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  11. Oct 12, 2016
    9
    Fallout New Vegas is the game we need....but not the one we deserve. The story, open world, weapons, choices you can make, music, characters, and stuff you can find. Graphics are iffy and the bugs are annoying but the rest of the game is fantastic. But the PC version is still the definitive version.
  12. Sep 30, 2016
    10
    Sure, the game may be very glitchy, and has a BUNCH of bugs, but other than that, not only is it my favorite game, it's my favorite game of the series. And the DLC's are pretty good, but they could defiantly do better than what they chose the DLC's as. I also think they should have added some more references to other Fallout games.
  13. Apr 18, 2016
    8
    It's a great game that you might get lost in. With so many options available, and so many ways to act like an **** the outcomes are endless. Play it for yourself and see what you react to the endless dialogue, or how NPC's will react to you when you are a terrible person. With such an expansive game comes bugs, and there are many of them. Issues and graphical bugs and gameplay bugs. YouIt's a great game that you might get lost in. With so many options available, and so many ways to act like an **** the outcomes are endless. Play it for yourself and see what you react to the endless dialogue, or how NPC's will react to you when you are a terrible person. With such an expansive game comes bugs, and there are many of them. Issues and graphical bugs and gameplay bugs. You cannot beat this game without seeing a technical problem. Also, the desert wasteland isn't very appealing with such bugs and invisible walls. You will also get lost in this game very easily and become overwhelmed. Experienced RPG players can play with such enjoyment though. Have fun shooting everyone Expand
  14. Feb 9, 2016
    7
    Fallout New Vegas is a blatant rip-off of Fallout 3. It uses the exact same engine, has the exact same gameplay, the only difference is that there is a new open world to explore, and that isn't enough reason to make you pay 60$ full price. New Vegas would work as an expansion, or DLC, for 15$ or 10$, but not in the way that it's being sold here. Buy Fallout 4, or Skyrim, or Witcher 3, butFallout New Vegas is a blatant rip-off of Fallout 3. It uses the exact same engine, has the exact same gameplay, the only difference is that there is a new open world to explore, and that isn't enough reason to make you pay 60$ full price. New Vegas would work as an expansion, or DLC, for 15$ or 10$, but not in the way that it's being sold here. Buy Fallout 4, or Skyrim, or Witcher 3, but don't buy this, you will regret it. Expand
  15. 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.
  16. Nov 10, 2015
    7
    Not exactly what I would expect from the Fallout franchise. While I liked the added perks crafting and companion Veronica, everything else about this game was bland to me. The environment and story was atrocious as far as I was concerned. Nothing particularly memorable about it at all.
  17. 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.
  18. Jun 30, 2015
    7
    Fallout: New Vegas has always been what I call "an apocalyptic disasterpiece". It's a ridiculously glitchy game with a good story, awesome factions and a hardcore mode that everyone should experience (drink, eat, sleep, or die). It definitely wasn't as good as 3 due to the size reduction and the horrible glitches, but it was still an enjoyable game throughout...when it worked. I might playFallout: New Vegas has always been what I call "an apocalyptic disasterpiece". It's a ridiculously glitchy game with a good story, awesome factions and a hardcore mode that everyone should experience (drink, eat, sleep, or die). It definitely wasn't as good as 3 due to the size reduction and the horrible glitches, but it was still an enjoyable game throughout...when it worked. I might play more of this game up until the release of Fallout 4. I can't wait! Expand
  19. Jun 29, 2015
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. we all love to think what would happen if you was a survivor of a nuclear war and what it would look like roaming the world years later after the war well the fallout series dose just that.
    why do it in any other game when the fallout series are limitless fun and have plentiful of to do and see
    be the hero of the day by saving countless lives from destruction or just have fun and cause havoc and get some c4 and blow up the vegas strip over an over .

    also for pc users you can get mods the add more to the game from the nexus mods
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  20. Dec 31, 2014
    6
    I'm sure the whole 1950s style but in the future thing was cute for the first game, but its a pretty tired idea. The background music is truly, deeply, awful and not even in a quirky retro way, it almost made me switch it off and give up (thank you independent volume settings). The plot is pretty vague in the game too, and the world as constructed just doesn't make sense. How do you buyI'm sure the whole 1950s style but in the future thing was cute for the first game, but its a pretty tired idea. The background music is truly, deeply, awful and not even in a quirky retro way, it almost made me switch it off and give up (thank you independent volume settings). The plot is pretty vague in the game too, and the world as constructed just doesn't make sense. How do you buy into a world which 200 years after the apocalypse still hasn't managed to repair a single building or road, plant a field or apply a lick of paint to a single wall? Its not convincing. And that pippy armband thing that is the menu interface is like using windows 3.1. This lack of attention to detail turns what could have been a great game with a few flaws (Skyrim, GTA, etc.) into just another adequate game that could have been more. Expand
  21. Nov 9, 2014
    10
    Fallout: New Vegas is an amazing and exhilarating RPG. To start off, the atmosphere and setting are truly breathtaking. The game takes place in Nevada that has places like Las Vegas (New Vegas) and the Hoover Dam. Besides there being major landmarks, there are tons, and I mean tons of places to explore that are all equally worth exploring. The story is also great. The main quests are funFallout: New Vegas is an amazing and exhilarating RPG. To start off, the atmosphere and setting are truly breathtaking. The game takes place in Nevada that has places like Las Vegas (New Vegas) and the Hoover Dam. Besides there being major landmarks, there are tons, and I mean tons of places to explore that are all equally worth exploring. The story is also great. The main quests are fun and interesting, and there are choices that the player needs to make that'll affect the main questline and ending so choose wisely. There are tons of side quests to do in this game too, which are all great in there own way. The only complaint I have about some quests is that they conflict with each other; if I complete one quest, then I may not be allowed to do another, or I complete a quest and I automatically fail a quest I never even knew about. The gameplay itself is absolutely fantastic. There are tons of guns and armor to use, the leveling system is really good and there's hardcore mode. In this mode, the player needs to actually drink water, eat food, sleep to survive, and be more cautious of the environment overall, it's an incredible feature that adds to the game. The biggest complaint I have about this game is the bugs and glitches. V.A.T.S. (combat system that freezes time to allow you to attack your enemy) doesn't always work and my character stands there and does nothing, enemies spawn out of nowhere, and objects disappear and fall through the floor. Also, my game will frequently crash and saves become corrupt, which is really frustrating. Another minor thing is that the graphics aren't improved at all compared to Fallout 3. It's been two years, so I would think the developers would improve the graphics. Fallout: New Vegas is an amazing RPG, but its technical flaws make it frustrating to play at times. Expand
  22. Oct 12, 2014
    5
    Ah this game is pretty crap. I've just started playing fallout 3 again and it just shown how crap nv is. The graphics r nowhere near as good. Just lacks the detail of F3. I hate how reviewers claim the graphics r the same as F3. NO THEYRE NOT!!!! New Vegas is so unpolished it's unbelievable. It really shows Bethesda did make it. Another big dissapointed is the lack of indoorAh this game is pretty crap. I've just started playing fallout 3 again and it just shown how crap nv is. The graphics r nowhere near as good. Just lacks the detail of F3. I hate how reviewers claim the graphics r the same as F3. NO THEYRE NOT!!!! New Vegas is so unpolished it's unbelievable. It really shows Bethesda did make it. Another big dissapointed is the lack of indoor locations it's mostly buildings you can even explore. It's also buggy as hell with one having you raise your gun in this weird movement which happens all the time. Wish Bethesda would take this and do it properly cos parts of the story are ok. Although the lack of ghouls n mutants n all the numerous factions are rubbish. When compared to the amazing 10/10 Fallout 3 this is a poor 5 at BEST. Expand
  23. Aug 1, 2014
    2
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Ok, I love Fallout 3. I'm addicted to it, but after playing the tutorial 4 times and having someone in the first city clip through the ground there is no hope for this game at all. Everytime said person catches me stealing when no one is around and I end up having to kill the quest givers. Game is highly unplayable due to glitches Expand
  24. May 12, 2014
    7
    Several years after it has been released, I found the game to still have some bug issues, but nothing game breaking to keep you from playing it. I didn't get into Fallout 3 because the game was so boring as it was not on the interactive level of Bethesda's TES, nor was it on that level of graphics and artstyle. Fallout New Vegas is just the same as Fallout 3 in these regards. AndSeveral years after it has been released, I found the game to still have some bug issues, but nothing game breaking to keep you from playing it. I didn't get into Fallout 3 because the game was so boring as it was not on the interactive level of Bethesda's TES, nor was it on that level of graphics and artstyle. Fallout New Vegas is just the same as Fallout 3 in these regards. And unlike, TES series, you don't level up in this game as you spend more time doing certain attributes. You have to wait until you get enough XP and then put points into those skills. Also, it's not an easily traverseable area to roam in. This sandbox seems to be more restrictive in roaming as you find yourself having to traverse a U shaped map with small corridors along the sides. I just couldn't get excited about playing this game as it takes forever to level up and, just like Fallout 3, I felt like the loneliest person in the world. Ho hum, guess I'll be heading back out collecting bottle caps and ashtrays. Maybe kill a stray mutant, or two along the way. Expand
  25. Apr 24, 2014
    10
    this game is the perfect example of how quality content outweighs any problems with bugs/graphics. Yes the game is very buggy but being regular on the saving is an easy way past this problem but those bugs can be easily overlooked when you see the imagination that has gone into this game, it is a must play of the generation. Now a lot of people rate this game higher than it's predecessorthis game is the perfect example of how quality content outweighs any problems with bugs/graphics. Yes the game is very buggy but being regular on the saving is an easy way past this problem but those bugs can be easily overlooked when you see the imagination that has gone into this game, it is a must play of the generation. Now a lot of people rate this game higher than it's predecessor and I do feel the characters have had the most attention but I feel the restriction at the start of the game (not being able to head north) makes the game feel a bit linear (reason it misses out on game of the year) and although side quests and locations are dotted along the path to New Vegas the game just doesn't have the sense of freedom that Fallout 3 had. All this being said it is still a top notch videogame and all the other stuff you loved from Fallout 3 is still here (like the crazy huge and imaginative arsenal available). I believe New Vegas should be mentioned among the elite of this generation. Expand
  26. Apr 22, 2014
    7
    I can remember my excitement when I was in 8th grade and saw the first trailer. I probably didn't shut up about the game for three days. The second it went up for pre-order I had my mom rush me to the nearest Gamestop to reserve the collectors edition. The game released three days before my birthday which i share with the anniversary of the nuclear war. As being the huge fan boy i am I hadI can remember my excitement when I was in 8th grade and saw the first trailer. I probably didn't shut up about the game for three days. The second it went up for pre-order I had my mom rush me to the nearest Gamestop to reserve the collectors edition. The game released three days before my birthday which i share with the anniversary of the nuclear war. As being the huge fan boy i am I had to own it along with my fallout 3 collectors edition (which im proud to be a owner of). Now its been years since it released, but i need to give my truthful opinion. When i first played I was obsessed playing nothing different for a month straight. Now my love has turned bitter as i begin to resent this game. BETHESDA WHAT DID YOU DO! First of all karma is pointless, just forget it exist it has ZERO impact on the game it;s just there to say hey you haven't stole anything. I heard zero comments from people about how i was a messiah. It's replaced by faction which was kinda cool i guess. The second thing that annoys me the brother hood of steel is a second faction. Why i love them and they always play the major role, but not this time. You can either choose the Caeser Legion, NCR, Mr. House, or yourself. Caeser Legion, are based of the Roman empire, they are made of conquered tribes and are evil and enslave people. I don't like them, i prefer to be a hero. NCR or the New California Republic are an attempt to recreate the old world. They may seem perfect, but they have their skeletons in the closet (but so does the U.S. government). And Mr. house, he just wants to protect the strip from the invading factions and stay independent. Finally work for yourself, no one bosses you around you choose who lives and who dies. In the end this game doesn't live up to it's old counter parts it's not awful, neither is it perfect. I would say pick it up it is cheap and i wont lie i have over 1000 hours in it (i love this series too much). Expand
  27. Mar 13, 2014
    9
    Easily my favorite game of all time along with Fallout 3!!!Provided me with hours and hours of immersive enjoyment. I just can't give it a 10 though because of all the glitches but everyone should try this game!It may take a while to get into it but once you do you can't put down the controller down!
  28. Mar 12, 2014
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. this is the best first person shooter ever.With a abundance of melee,laser,bullet and explosive weapons you will beready to take on the whole wasteland.lets clear the air about something new vegas is alot better than fallout 3,although the story is'nt as good as fallout 3 the gameplay is ecxellent.only disapointing thing about the game is the constantly crawling along at super low speeds and only being to carry almost the essentials.but its still a great game with a variety of enemies from ghouls all the way to "demons".well done Bethesda Expand
  29. 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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  30. Feb 27, 2014
    8
    The sequel to the award winning fallout 3. Is a good title. It incorporates lost of mechanics, and features form Fallout 3. Not to mention they both run on the same engine. Many people criticize it for not adding much new, but why broke what aint fixed. Fallout 3, takes the superb mechanics and features from Fallout 3, and fixes the annoying stuff and adds minor but fun and helpfulThe sequel to the award winning fallout 3. Is a good title. It incorporates lost of mechanics, and features form Fallout 3. Not to mention they both run on the same engine. Many people criticize it for not adding much new, but why broke what aint fixed. Fallout 3, takes the superb mechanics and features from Fallout 3, and fixes the annoying stuff and adds minor but fun and helpful improvements. These include Much better crafting interactions, new perks, a light crafting system, a better variety of weapons, and of corse since it is vegas: gambling. Overall a great return to the fallout universe. It may not provide any innovation, and is just shy of greatness because of technical glitches and bugs, but It's great to return to the universe of fallout with a new story and cast of characters. Expand
  31. Feb 15, 2014
    1
    Didnt like the game strange controlls, the character couldnt move and shoot slow, too much walking, bad gameplay, too hard enemies, overall feels like an unfinished game.
  32. Feb 6, 2014
    8
    Review 1 2/6/14
    Fallout: New Vegas is one of the best games I own. It has a beautiful wasteland full of treasure and danger. Powerful factions with varying ideals, advanced weaponry and armor, wacky and vicious enemies, and a few funny moments for some comic relief. What else could you want? Sadly, there are a few flaws. People don't really seem to express their emotions in their face the
    Review 1 2/6/14
    Fallout: New Vegas is one of the best games I own. It has a beautiful wasteland full of treasure and danger. Powerful factions with varying ideals, advanced weaponry and armor, wacky and vicious enemies, and a few funny moments for some comic relief. What else could you want? Sadly, there are a few flaws. People don't really seem to express their emotions in their face the same way their voice does. Even after several years, there are still a few glitches and bugs that can be frustrating at times. But there are improvements over Fallout 3. You can have more control over your companions and they won't die. Your actions truly have an impact on the wasteland, and your choices affect how factions see you. For example, killing the leader of a faction will definitely anger them, and giving supplies to another faction will make them like you. Also, factions don't seem to be clearly "good" or "evil" and karma is not as significant. While I have not played the DLC, I have looked them up and they are a lot more closely tied to the main storyline. And Hardcore mode adds a new survival aspect where companions can die, and you need food, water, and sleep, and ammo has weight. If you are a true Fallout fan, or can tolerate an occasional glitch, then I highly recommend this.
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  33. Jan 20, 2014
    7
    Pros: This game is very open ended and has tons of replay value.

    Cons: The story just isn't quite as good as Fallout 3. There are a few weird glitches too.

    Overall, this is a really fun game that is definitely worth playing (at least once).
  34. Jan 17, 2014
    7
    In the latest installment of the famed Fallout series, you take the persona as the "courier" who was shot and was brung to a doctor's home and healed. You then go on a mission to find the missing package and who shot you, changing the fate of the Nevada wasteland forever. As a Fallout game, we can expect comedic, yet deep storyline. The gameplay is addicting so enough to satisfy even theIn the latest installment of the famed Fallout series, you take the persona as the "courier" who was shot and was brung to a doctor's home and healed. You then go on a mission to find the missing package and who shot you, changing the fate of the Nevada wasteland forever. As a Fallout game, we can expect comedic, yet deep storyline. The gameplay is addicting so enough to satisfy even the pickiest player. Yet, the game falls for some outdated graphics and confusing objectives. Plus, don't even think about the AI being well made. Overall, this game is worth playing-if you can get over the graphics and AI. Expand
  35. Dec 8, 2013
    9
    Can not even begin to describe the amount of fun i've had with this game. I now have all dlc& Have never spent more time or on a game since Red Dead Redmp.
    (WHICH IS STILL MY ONLY 10 RATING I EVER GAVE)
    I cannot seem to find where you can see your total hours but i'd bet it would be in the 20-25 hour range and im still loving it. wish you could go back though and restart with all ur
    Can not even begin to describe the amount of fun i've had with this game. I now have all dlc& Have never spent more time or on a game since Red Dead Redmp.
    (WHICH IS STILL MY ONLY 10 RATING I EVER GAVE)

    I cannot seem to find where you can see your total hours but i'd bet it would be in the 20-25 hour range and im still loving it. wish you could go back though and restart with all ur perks and choose different outcomes you did not do first go round. If your an RPG fan and loved games like skyrim you will love this huge free roam with multiple dlc expansions to keep that level cap rising and keep you wanting more!
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  36. Nov 28, 2013
    8
    Fantastic game. From what I've heard from everyone, its a decrease in quality from Fallout 3, but I personally haven't played Fallout 3. This is a great game to introduce you into the Fallout series, as it's incredibly playable but also gives room for improvement in other games. It's kinda glitchy and the graphics aren't necessarily the best, but the gameplay is fantastic and so is theFantastic game. From what I've heard from everyone, its a decrease in quality from Fallout 3, but I personally haven't played Fallout 3. This is a great game to introduce you into the Fallout series, as it's incredibly playable but also gives room for improvement in other games. It's kinda glitchy and the graphics aren't necessarily the best, but the gameplay is fantastic and so is the customization. Expand
  37. Nov 23, 2013
    9
    Fallout: New Vegas was, for the most part, a great game. One of my favorites. The only problems I had with this game, is how long the loading screens lasted when going through doors, or fast travelling. Other than that, the story line was stellar, and very enjoyable.
  38. Nov 5, 2013
    10
    this was at one point the best game ever made, it sold 5 million copies in 20 days and was praised for its amazing and entertaining gameplay, playing 200+ hours was very entertaining.
  39. Nov 3, 2013
    6
    It kills me to say this it really does... I love this game! I love it! My genre that has always provided me with the most amazing gameplay is open world RPGs like Fallout. Bio-Ware and Bethesda are my go to open world RPG games. While hesitant to try out Fallout due to the fact that it has guns and I thought it was a typical FPS, the world of Fallout 3 and everything about it just hit homeIt kills me to say this it really does... I love this game! I love it! My genre that has always provided me with the most amazing gameplay is open world RPGs like Fallout. Bio-Ware and Bethesda are my go to open world RPG games. While hesitant to try out Fallout due to the fact that it has guns and I thought it was a typical FPS, the world of Fallout 3 and everything about it just hit home in a place where other games failed. There is a reason Fallout 3 is so high on the list of the greatest games of all time, it deserves to be there. Considering the footsteps New Vegas had to follow, I'd say its not a bad game. But I can't help but hate this game because I love it, don't worry I'll explain... I love this game! But the game won't let me play it! I haven't beat it yet, its 11/3/2013 and I haven't beaten it yet! First character completely corrupted save file, second character stuck at a part where every time I go through a certain door the game froze (going back to old saves didn't work cause its part of the story and this was the ONLY door in the room), now my last attempt my 3rd character and I can't load it. I don't know why, I am stuck in the infinite loop of loading screens. No matter what save file, no matter how many times I clear cache or delete the patch, INFINITE loading screen! For all saves!

    I love this game, I do! In some aspects it doesn't live up to Fallout 3 but in other aspects it excels where Fallout 3 didn't. It is a proper sequel with a great story, fun missions, plenty of places to explore, interesting characters, no hand holding, customizable guns gear skills and a highly detailed fully interactive world (detailed as in what is in it not the graphics). I always looked at Crysis 3 and CoD and said... you don't need graphics for a great game all you need a great game and Fallout 3 was my proof. I wish New Vegas could be added in there too.

    My only problem with this game are the bugs and glitches. Had they been funny or random stupid glitches that don't really mess up anything than it would be different. But bugs and glitches that destroy the game, crash constantly erasing progress, cause major save file corruption, break immersion and forces players to stop playing is really bad.

    Again... I love this game. I do, I would say its a great game.... if I could beat it finally. I am writing this right now staring at the infinite loading screen again cause I want to keep playing. But its hard to do that when the game won't let me.
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  40. Oct 25, 2013
    10
    This is one of my all time favorite games. I LOVED Fallout 3 and this only made the series better. I cannot understand why people don't like this game because they "basically made an expansion to Fallout 3." If you make the perfect game, Fallout 3, then why would you mess that up? This is a better, updated version of Fallout 3. The story-line is fantastic and the new weapon mods youThis is one of my all time favorite games. I LOVED Fallout 3 and this only made the series better. I cannot understand why people don't like this game because they "basically made an expansion to Fallout 3." If you make the perfect game, Fallout 3, then why would you mess that up? This is a better, updated version of Fallout 3. The story-line is fantastic and the new weapon mods you can make, along with all of the chems, only makes for an even better experience. If you liked Fallout 3, then you will love this game. Expand
  41. Oct 19, 2013
    9
    A buggy masterpiece. Fallout: New Vegas is an almost perfect RPG/FPS held back by also being completely broken at times. Obsidian are masters of writing and storytelling but are also masters of releasing buggy/broken games. I highly suggest that they hire better programmers but keep the writing staff. What makes New Vegas great is its open ended nature. There are many different ways toA buggy masterpiece. Fallout: New Vegas is an almost perfect RPG/FPS held back by also being completely broken at times. Obsidian are masters of writing and storytelling but are also masters of releasing buggy/broken games. I highly suggest that they hire better programmers but keep the writing staff. What makes New Vegas great is its open ended nature. There are many different ways to play this game and all are as valid as the other. In terms of gameplay New Vegas is a direct copy of Fallout 3 but with slight improvements, this isn't a bad thing although shooting and inventory management aren't what make this game great.

    There is so much to do in this game that it well justifies the price, There are many different ways to act out the main story and there are heaps of side quests as well to do, or you could just turn go wandering in the wasteland and see what you can find. Player involvement and immersion in this game are rivalled by few.

    Final Thoughts: I love this game and you will too if you give it a chance.
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  42. Sep 11, 2013
    9
    Fallout New Vegas is a wonderful addition to the Fallout game series with alot more potential with the past game of Fallout 3. Fallout New Vegas takes you through the beautiful wasteland of the Mojave Desert. You take place as a courier who first tries to get revenge and get your package back for a delivery to the mysterious character known as "Mr. House". little do you know that you knowFallout New Vegas is a wonderful addition to the Fallout game series with alot more potential with the past game of Fallout 3. Fallout New Vegas takes you through the beautiful wasteland of the Mojave Desert. You take place as a courier who first tries to get revenge and get your package back for a delivery to the mysterious character known as "Mr. House". little do you know that you know there were a few factions fighting for the fresh water of Hoover Dam. Legion, led by Caesar, also a group of slavers from the east. NCR, An army from the west who's natural enemy is Legion. And then you also have yes man who is just an idiotic robot who wants you to rule the wastes yourself. This game is beautiful although it has crashed a few times on my xbox. The characters are fun to talk to and the companions are revamped and are amazing to have around with their random lines and great combat help. Character creation feels more of an RPG on how you are gonna play the game with what you will mainly use. This is one of my favorite games to play with so much to do in the wastes. You should definately get this if you haven't already Expand
  43. 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
  44. 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.
  45. 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
  46. Aug 6, 2013
    8
    my review of the sequel of one of the best RPG's i have played. ever.

    SINGLE PLAYER (STORY)- 8/10. very good story, but falls just short of fallout 3. lots of interesting side missions, too. GRAPHICS- 9.25/10. similar presentation to fallout 3, with some new visuals. character animations are still poorly animated, but not as bad. SOUND- 9/10. stellar score with great voice acting.
    my review of the sequel of one of the best RPG's i have played. ever.

    SINGLE PLAYER (STORY)- 8/10. very good story, but falls just short of fallout 3. lots of interesting side missions, too.
    GRAPHICS- 9.25/10. similar presentation to fallout 3, with some new visuals. character animations are still poorly animated, but not as bad.
    SOUND- 9/10. stellar score with great voice acting.
    GAMEPLAY- 8/10. combat is similar to fallout 3, but with new weapons and skills. still as glitchy as fallout 3, and in fact i had more freezes on this than i did in fallout 3.
    FUN FACTOR: 8.5/10 a good story with fun combat. you will throw a lot of time into this game, most likely.
    OVERALL: 8/10
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  47. Aug 5, 2013
    9
    Fallout New Vegas was a great game, the architecture was neat, the enemies were fun, you're inclined to talk to the interesting characters, and the guns were awesome. It's a really good game, I've been playing a long time, and I could almost say it deserves a solid 10. But the setbacks are only minor so I can't put it lower that a 9. The main setback is that the Mojave doesn't seem like aFallout New Vegas was a great game, the architecture was neat, the enemies were fun, you're inclined to talk to the interesting characters, and the guns were awesome. It's a really good game, I've been playing a long time, and I could almost say it deserves a solid 10. But the setbacks are only minor so I can't put it lower that a 9. The main setback is that the Mojave doesn't seem like a nuclear apocalypse happened, it simply looks like just a crummy area. The other thing is oddly enough, New Vegas. Now New Vegas looks amazing and I know that, but the problem is it draws attention away from everything else and makes it seem less exciting. Other than that, its an amazing game, and you shouldn't pass it up. Expand
  48. Jul 14, 2013
    0
    Like all fallout games new Vegas is fun to play and has an intriguing story all while being one of the best post apocalyptic games out there. while not as good s fallout 3 new vegas is defiantly a great game.
  49. Jun 14, 2013
    7
    Not that bad pretty badass but compared to the masterpiece RPG FPS named fallout 3, it to me is very lack laster and took me about 1 year to get back into the game, Great game, just not as good as fallout 3
  50. 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.
  51. May 30, 2013
    6
    Same game as Fallout 3, except you can aim down your sights, minor gun customization and a few new guns. It's not bad, but it's not real innovative. Still had a lot of fun on it, but I have to rate it so poorly because of the same game engine and mechanics. Overall, it still provided me around 100 hours of game play, so it is still worth your time.
  52. May 7, 2013
    6
    It is a OK game. After two years of FO3, this game just not that improved. Actually IMO, this game is a stepback compared to FO3. Less interesting characters/enemies/stories/missions/places, same combat/conversations/gameplay. No three dog.....
  53. Apr 28, 2013
    9
    Life is coming back to the world with plants that are growing slowly, but danger still lurks and wants to eat the out of you. I spent hundred of hours trying to find all of the best weapons and make my character the best way I wanted, though some people complained about bugs and glitches, I have nothing to complain because I had none or barely any to ruin my experience. I never crashed asLife is coming back to the world with plants that are growing slowly, but danger still lurks and wants to eat the out of you. I spent hundred of hours trying to find all of the best weapons and make my character the best way I wanted, though some people complained about bugs and glitches, I have nothing to complain because I had none or barely any to ruin my experience. I never crashed as well. The story is worth to play on all sides to see the results of the choices you make throughout your many many walkthroughs on different characters. This game is a kick in the head and will make you stirring in the game for hours of adventure and looting. Expand
  54. Mar 16, 2013
    7
    Fallout: New Vegas is a solid game in the Fallout franchise that provides hours of single player content, There are few games out there that could match the amount of content you can find in Fallout 3 and New Vegas, Whilst this game is good it has a lot of bugs that bring down the overall experience dramatically, I have never experienced so many game bugs from a single game and as a hugeFallout: New Vegas is a solid game in the Fallout franchise that provides hours of single player content, There are few games out there that could match the amount of content you can find in Fallout 3 and New Vegas, Whilst this game is good it has a lot of bugs that bring down the overall experience dramatically, I have never experienced so many game bugs from a single game and as a huge fan of Fallout 3, I was very disappointed by it, the game is great if you can get past the bugs, but if you can't then you might want to consider looking elsewhere. But from a content level this game can give you hundreds of hours playtime. Expand
  55. Mar 10, 2013
    8
    This game decides whether or not you are a tolerant and patient gamer. People who can't stand the glitches and bugs let that anger cloud their judgement of the game as a whole. It might not be revolutionary, comparing it to its predecessor, but who cares. It has some great improvements over Fallout 3, and there is NO way this is a step back. The glitches and bugs have over the yearsThis game decides whether or not you are a tolerant and patient gamer. People who can't stand the glitches and bugs let that anger cloud their judgement of the game as a whole. It might not be revolutionary, comparing it to its predecessor, but who cares. It has some great improvements over Fallout 3, and there is NO way this is a step back. The glitches and bugs have over the years (through several patches) become nothing but minor details that you can be lucky to completely avoid in a playthrough. If you can enjoy a flawed game, then there is a ridiculous amount of hours to spend in this game, and a true completionist might even hit three digits of hours of playing time. No matter how you correspond with a laggy and at times really slow game, the player still might find themself shaking their head over the technical errors here and there, some of which might actually break a main quest for you, making you unable to finish the storyline the way you wanted. Then again, any real Fallout fan would know how important it is to save your game every 30 minutes of a Fallout game. When users give this game a rating of 0 because they can't look past a few techical errors and they forgot to save for two hours when they die, that doesn't make the game worthy of the lowest score possible. Fallout: New Vegas (with all the DLC included) can be bought these days for less than $20, it's worth it, believe me. Expand
  56. Feb 17, 2013
    9
    This game is really good considering that it's the first Fallout game I've ever played. The story is okay but it's a good choice that you get to support factions you like end have different endings. Graphics are good and gameplay is good. I finished this game several times and I still continue playing it now just to get the achievements and look for things I missed.
  57. Feb 15, 2013
    4
    I REALLY enjoyed Fallout 3 GOTY. Played through all the DLC, found the story engaging, the enemies interesting, and the progression of the story fun. Inventory management was a bit of a beast, but all things considered, among the top 10% of RPGs I've played. So I should love New Vegas, right? That's what I thought. It has been a chore to play. It all stems from the lack of connection II REALLY enjoyed Fallout 3 GOTY. Played through all the DLC, found the story engaging, the enemies interesting, and the progression of the story fun. Inventory management was a bit of a beast, but all things considered, among the top 10% of RPGs I've played. So I should love New Vegas, right? That's what I thought. It has been a chore to play. It all stems from the lack of connection I feel to the lead character. In FO3 we're born, we have a childhood, we're searching for our father, always one step behind. This story opens up with our lead guy being shot and left for dead, then revived by a guy who doesn't really like us...nor dislike us, and a town that is as ambivalent. Hoping to chase down the killers, as you're in the middle of a civil war, just doesn't create the same connection as FO3. My biggest complaint is level progression and mission management. It seems like about 2/3rds of the time, I'm underleveled for my current mission. Whether it's because I need to hack a computer above my science level, or pick a lock that is too hard for my character, it's just a roadblock and senseless push to fight the same enemies over and over again, to grind it out. To make matters worse, the loading screens are everywhere. At some point I started avoided going in to buildings, so I wouldn't have to wait 30 seconds to load, just to find out there was nothing of interest. Fetch quest "quick teleport" here, then there, then there, then back to the mission, and you've spent almost 2 minutes in loading time, 10 minutes of gameplay. That's not good.

    Throw in the constant need to drink from your canteen, find scarce ammo, repair clothes and guns...playing this game is a job. I already have a job, so my relaxing hobby of videogames, isn't where I hope to spend more time working.

    Lastly...if I wanted to read as much as this game requires, I would sit down with an epic novel. Hack a computer, then read 8 pages of small green text. Have a conversation, read 20 conversation branches that repeat over and over again. I LOVE the Mass Effect trilogy, and people bash that for all the conversations, but at least they are visually appealing, and I feel like there is a reason to have them. In FO:NV...it's just one chore to the next. Just a very disappointing game, in a franchise I have enjoyed. I have not finished this game, but I've invested over 30 hours, and as someone who hates abandoning a game part way through, I would be stunned if anything happens in the next 5 hours, to grab my attention enough to care to finish it. On the positive side, I did not encounter more than 1 or 2 game-killing glitches in my 30 hours of play. Perhaps patches resolved those major concerns from early gamers.
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  58. Feb 15, 2013
    9
    I'll be honest: I much preferred this game than Fallout 3. New Vegas adds everything that Fallout 3 was missing. It made the gameplay more fun, and the environment more visually pleasing. The story isn't as good as Fallout 3's, BUT, it does add more narrative choice that lacked in FO3. While the initial bugs were annoying ,the patches have since made them almost obsolete. Overall: While itI'll be honest: I much preferred this game than Fallout 3. New Vegas adds everything that Fallout 3 was missing. It made the gameplay more fun, and the environment more visually pleasing. The story isn't as good as Fallout 3's, BUT, it does add more narrative choice that lacked in FO3. While the initial bugs were annoying ,the patches have since made them almost obsolete. Overall: While it can be a bit quirky at times. New Vegas really does deliver a strong new slice of the Fallout universe. A great game that all should play. Expand
  59. Feb 6, 2013
    9
    Fallout New Vegas has a lot to live up to. Fallout 3 was a fantastic game. How could it's sequel possibly compare? Thankfully, New Vegas is an excellent title. It may not feel quite as fresh as Fallout 3, but it's still an amazing game. Weapon mods allow increased flexibility with your armament, allowing you to attach scopes, extended mags, stocks, etc. Hardcore mode is a nice additionFallout New Vegas has a lot to live up to. Fallout 3 was a fantastic game. How could it's sequel possibly compare? Thankfully, New Vegas is an excellent title. It may not feel quite as fresh as Fallout 3, but it's still an amazing game. Weapon mods allow increased flexibility with your armament, allowing you to attach scopes, extended mags, stocks, etc. Hardcore mode is a nice addition that forces management of your hunger, hydration, and sleep levels, in addition to more realistic healing and inventory systems. The storyline is less personal than Fallout 3, but it's branching approach allows more player freedom. The game is still fairly glitchy, and isn't a radical improvement over Fallout 3, but it's still an excellent title, and well worth your money. Expand
  60. Jan 12, 2013
    5
    New Vegas is a great game, but it just freezes constantly. I'm running the game on a brand new 360, with the game installed to the harddrive, yet it still freezes every twenty minutes. Don't get this unless you like having to replay sections over and over agian due to bugs.
  61. Dec 27, 2012
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I think I may have rated this game better had I not been comparing it to Fallout 3, which I played before New Vegas. Here are the pros and cons of this game: Pro- Tons of areas to explore, lots of quests, you get two companions, ability to achieve at least three possibly more different endings. Cons- i.) Cinematic kill sequences were BORING- lots of blood but... nothing uber-realistic like Fallout 3 ii.) weapons suck- you have to be practically on top of something to get a direct hit even with sneak attack and guns, explosives, energy maxed iii.) reward for hardcore mode is LAME, iv.) did not really get into my head and test my moral compass like Fallout 3- tried but did not suceed, v.) one of the buggiest games I have ever played- frequently froze, got stuck in rocks, or graphics were screwy especially for cinematic cut scenes, vi) ending was terrible *******spoiler*********** I think if you get to take over a territory you should have some kind of ability to play around in said taken over land post-takeover but the game just ends. Overall, a decent game but not nearly as good as Fallout 3. Expand
  62. Dec 25, 2012
    8
    Fallout New Vegas is a great game and even better with all the DLC's with it. But out of all of Bethesdas RPGs I have playing it was the worst one(but still is a great game). You have more options witch always leads to some people liking you and some people hating you, witch was one of the few things interested me about Fallout NV. Shops now have more money as the game goes on witch is aFallout New Vegas is a great game and even better with all the DLC's with it. But out of all of Bethesdas RPGs I have playing it was the worst one(but still is a great game). You have more options witch always leads to some people liking you and some people hating you, witch was one of the few things interested me about Fallout NV. Shops now have more money as the game goes on witch is a huge difference witch was one thing I did not like about Fallout 3. You can also get bad-ass weapon scopes and stuff like that(at the gun runners arsenal) Fallout 3 has many reasons why it dominates New Vegas but NV is still a great game(really recommend getting the Ultamite Edition) Fallout: New Vegas 8.7/10 Expand
  63. Dec 15, 2012
    8
    From stepping into unknown territory with Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas makes a stronger foundation for the fallout franchise and improves upon the technical issues with Fallout 3. You can now aim down the sights of most weapons (some unique energy guns you can't), you can repair weapons to 100% without needing a 100 repair skill, but repair now comes into play with breaking down andFrom stepping into unknown territory with Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas makes a stronger foundation for the fallout franchise and improves upon the technical issues with Fallout 3. You can now aim down the sights of most weapons (some unique energy guns you can't), you can repair weapons to 100% without needing a 100 repair skill, but repair now comes into play with breaking down and creating your own ammunition and arms. The Workshop table now has a more intricate tablet of items to create, compared to the simple icons from Fallout 3. HardCore mode provides more RPG elements to the whole fallout experience, making water, food and sleep much more necessary than optional at best. Unfortunately, now you can only get a perk point every other level, but the cap has been increased to 30 and each DLC provides level caps of 5 rather than the 1 in Fallout 3. the environment in the Mojave "Wasteland" is still interesting, with it's own blend of colorful characters and landscapes. The Story of this game is also strong, but doesn't really put much enthusiasm to the whole "Fallout" feel. Even with the Hardcore mode enabled, I feel i have a much easier walk in the park playing through this game than Fallout 3 normally, and that didn't have hardcore mode in the first place. I know that coincidentally Mr. House was able to salvage most of the Mojave Desert through his means of defense, but that doesn't build upon the whole idealism of a Post-Apocalyptic Wasteland if there is a organized government developing through most of the area. It just feels like Oblivion if I was thrown into a desert. Although, with it's weaknesses there comes strengths. You get to traverse through the strip, gambling, having sex with hookers, and helping Mr. House enforce his rule around the Mojave. Plants of plenty will grow around in the wasteland, allowing you to scavenge for them to keep yourself healthy from dehydration or starvation. New Vegas provides more choices with what factions you work with, depending on if you want to help Mr. House, Yes Man, the NCR or the Legion. How you feel this new wiped country should be governed depends on you. While on a combat scale, it has improved, with improved skill sets, and more to choose from, Fallout: New Vegas doesn't quite compliment a whole "Fallout" feel, it does improve much upon from the original game, at least, original on a new console. Expand
  64. 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
  65. Nov 15, 2012
    9
    One of my favourite games. Despite all it's problems, the sheer enjoyment that I got (and continue to have) from this game score it a 9/10.
    Obviously it loses a point because of the countless errors that can be stumbled upon, but I don't judge a game based on that. I judge games on how much I liked them.
    And I loved FO:NV!
  66. 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.
  67. Sep 17, 2012
    9
    I bought this game and played it a few months after it came out, so I guess they fixed all of the bugs by then. I loved it, I did a few playthroughs, and spent over 100 hours playing it.

    The best way to describe it would be it's Fallout 3, except less gritty and much more lively of a world.
  68. Sep 11, 2012
    9
    This game is very similar in a lot of aspects, whether it be game-play mechanics, graphics and so on, however it's also a lot different. The leveling system, the abundance of side quests, hardcore mode, and the implementation of gambling make it a unique and worthwhile experience. Granted, it did not exceed our expectations set forth by it predecessor (Fallout 3), it is worth buying forThis game is very similar in a lot of aspects, whether it be game-play mechanics, graphics and so on, however it's also a lot different. The leveling system, the abundance of side quests, hardcore mode, and the implementation of gambling make it a unique and worthwhile experience. Granted, it did not exceed our expectations set forth by it predecessor (Fallout 3), it is worth buying for the experience and the continued fun and frolic of simple playing Fallout in general. Also, if you're thinking of buying the game, it's in your advantage to pay the extra money and buy the "Ultimate Edition" with the DLCs and Gun Runner's Arsenal. Dead Money and Lonesome Road are some of the best DLCs the Fallout series, and Bethesda for the matter has to offer. Expand
  69. Aug 23, 2012
    6
    The game is *good* but is nothing new, still feels like I playing The Elder Scrolls III with better graphics and with guns. Bethesda needs to move on, to a more up to date format. Starting to feel like a over kill. Using the same format for 10 years is a bit to much.

    I think is sad when you get a game, and you can predict 95% of the game before you star playing. And more sad when you
    The game is *good* but is nothing new, still feels like I playing The Elder Scrolls III with better graphics and with guns. Bethesda needs to move on, to a more up to date format. Starting to feel like a over kill. Using the same format for 10 years is a bit to much.

    I think is sad when you get a game, and you can predict 95% of the game before you star playing. And more sad when you find out that your predictions were spot on.
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  70. Aug 9, 2012
    7
    This one is considerably worse than the original Fallout 3. The story and the world are much weaker. But still, for fans of Fallout this is a worthy title.
  71. Aug 6, 2012
    7
    Fun, large world, but lacking in new material. Most of the quests were a "Go from X and Get Y", which felt almost half-assed. It feels more like a DLC then a different game. The hardcore mode was a great addition though.
  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. 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
  74. 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
  75. May 22, 2012
    0
    This game was released BROKEN, and with ample time to fix it with patches it is still unacceptably BROKEN.
    The only reason the critics gave it a higher score is that there's practically no such thing as "game criticism". The only reason fans give it a higher score is that they are willing to tolerate the bugs and glitches and CRASHES because they love the franchise. This game is not the
    This game was released BROKEN, and with ample time to fix it with patches it is still unacceptably BROKEN.
    The only reason the critics gave it a higher score is that there's practically no such thing as "game criticism". The only reason fans give it a higher score is that they are willing to tolerate the bugs and glitches and CRASHES because they love the franchise. This game is not the franchise itself, and it is far, far, far more BROKEN than Fallout 3, which had only the occasional glitch. It is not my Xbox, my Xbox is fine. I do blame Microsoft for one thing, though: not revoking Bethesda's and Obsidian's license to publish on the Xbox.
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  76. May 15, 2012
    7
    I loved Fallout 3, so I was mildly disappointed with New Vegas. It's not nearly as good as Fo3, but it's still a fun game to play. The story is very interesting, with so many different ways to go that I could spent countless hours going down each possible story arc. There are many more quests (marked and unmarked) than Fo3, and the weapons are just as interesting and fun to use as theyI loved Fallout 3, so I was mildly disappointed with New Vegas. It's not nearly as good as Fo3, but it's still a fun game to play. The story is very interesting, with so many different ways to go that I could spent countless hours going down each possible story arc. There are many more quests (marked and unmarked) than Fo3, and the weapons are just as interesting and fun to use as they were before. The gameplay is much more balanced as well; in Fallout 3, I found that I felt like a powerhouse and I had few troubles with enemies, even on the hardest difficulties. In Fo: NV, I actually have had trouble with some of the various baddies in the Wasteland. Unfortunately, this game is also pretty buggy. Patches have been released that have fixed a lot of the bugs, but they're still there. I haven't tried the DLC yet, so I can't say much on that part.

    Overall, Fo:NV is a good game, and I do recommend it. However, Fo3 is a much better choice, so pick that up first!
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  77. 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
  78. 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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  79. 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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  80. 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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  81. 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
  82. Mar 19, 2012
    4
    I just got the Ultimate Edition, which fixes a few of the more glaring problems with this game (at least now I can actually finish it) but I have to say that FO3 still beats it by a mile. I was originally worried that handing the project to Obsidian might be a bit problematic, but OMG! My original purchase was a complete waste of $60. The game was simply unfinished. I don't mean itI just got the Ultimate Edition, which fixes a few of the more glaring problems with this game (at least now I can actually finish it) but I have to say that FO3 still beats it by a mile. I was originally worried that handing the project to Obsidian might be a bit problematic, but OMG! My original purchase was a complete waste of $60. The game was simply unfinished. I don't mean it was unfinished in an Alpha Protocol sort of way, I mean that this game was so technically inept that it was off the charts. The glitches that the game contained have been well documented by now, so I won't belabor them other than to say that both Bethesda and Obsidian should be ashamed of themselves.

    The game that was trapped inside that horrible technical presentation wasn't half bad, and I have zero sympathy for those who complain that the graphics were dated. The Gamebryo engine is what it is, and anyone who played and enjoyed FO3 should have known what he would be getting. The problem wasn't with any of Obisdian's concepts, it was with the presentation, and I simply could not at any point set those deficits aside and actually enjoy the game. I do, however, greatly resent having to buy a game twice in order to get any part of the experience promised. Come the release of the next installment of the franchise, If Obsidian has anything to do with it, I'll likely give it a pass.
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  83. 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.
  84. Mar 14, 2012
    9
    This game offers little mechanical difference from it's predecessor Fallout 3; it's uniqueness comes in it's environment. Obsidian (who contain many former Black Isle employees, developers of Fallout 1 & 2) has crafted a unique environment that will please many players. My favourite part was J.E. Sawyer's inclusion of black humor and numerous easter eggs that make exploring the wastelandThis game offers little mechanical difference from it's predecessor Fallout 3; it's uniqueness comes in it's environment. Obsidian (who contain many former Black Isle employees, developers of Fallout 1 & 2) has crafted a unique environment that will please many players. My favourite part was J.E. Sawyer's inclusion of black humor and numerous easter eggs that make exploring the wasteland fun. DLC's are average, but this is a review of the core game only. -1 for motion capture and faces as well as some minor glitches that have since been patched. Expand
  85. Mar 11, 2012
    10
    The sheer amount of content in the fallout games is what I really like. With many good games today I find myself being saddened that the fun came to an end in a day or two. With new vegas you'll be playing constantly and continue to find new things to do and keep entertained day in and day out.. It is funny how I always considered bethesda as like the worst game creators I knew, but thatThe sheer amount of content in the fallout games is what I really like. With many good games today I find myself being saddened that the fun came to an end in a day or two. With new vegas you'll be playing constantly and continue to find new things to do and keep entertained day in and day out.. It is funny how I always considered bethesda as like the worst game creators I knew, but that was before I discovered games like oblivion, skyrim, fallout 3, and new vegas. I cannot wait for the next fallout game to hit shelves. I hope it doesn't end soon. Expand
  86. Mar 7, 2012
    7
    Fallout Las Vegas is good game about las vegas. You play as man who go to las vegas to get drunk, gamble, and sex, but then gangsters shoot you in head. When you wake up you are halliucinations that it is future where there was nucleare bomb. even though it was future world there were also romans there but maybe that is because you are dreaming. i like how you can kill anyone in las vegasFallout Las Vegas is good game about las vegas. You play as man who go to las vegas to get drunk, gamble, and sex, but then gangsters shoot you in head. When you wake up you are halliucinations that it is future where there was nucleare bomb. even though it was future world there were also romans there but maybe that is because you are dreaming. i like how you can kill anyone in las vegas even julius caesar (so you are like Brutal). one thing i did not like was you never find out if man wake up from dream or not. also when you try to go to las vegas at start of game you are killed by flies and monster from aliens. This was overall fun game 7/10 Expand
  87. Mar 6, 2012
    7
    A bit mixed between this and Fallout 3. I absolutely loved reputation system, the location, and the gameplay. My problems involved awful game breaking glitches (I couldn't play the game for 1.5 months), a lackluster main plot, and faction crossover problems. Overall it improved in many areas and stepped back in many others. Would be a 9 if not for the glitches.
  88. Mar 4, 2012
    6
    Fallout New Vegas, better know as Fallot 3 part 2. New Vegas wasnt the fallout sequel that I was expecting it feeled amost exactly as fallout 3, the gameplay was the same that in fallout 3, well they added new things but overwall it didnt change much. The world was really unrealistic for fallout, in 3 the world really feeled that had experincied a nuclear catastrophe but in new vegas thereFallout New Vegas, better know as Fallot 3 part 2. New Vegas wasnt the fallout sequel that I was expecting it feeled amost exactly as fallout 3, the gameplay was the same that in fallout 3, well they added new things but overwall it didnt change much. The world was really unrealistic for fallout, in 3 the world really feeled that had experincied a nuclear catastrophe but in new vegas there are cities and places that are intact like the Vegas Strip or Hoover Dam. The gambling at casionos is one of the games inovative aspects but it wasnt good the main game was something called caravan in wich yo can gain more caps but the game is difficult to understand unless you look it up online and sometimes you win other game currency besides cap: legion coins and NCR dollars but I never have use these two currencies to buy anything. the only good new aspect was being able to customize your wepons as well the new waepons they addes like the antimateriel rifle and the YCS/168. In conclusion Fallout NV is an "OK" game, the exploration is interesting and also exploring the wastland but the factor that completly kills this game are the bugs and glitches there are more than in F3 and there are more annoying and some of them can completly ruin your game. 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. Feb 19, 2012
    7
    Graphics: I'm not complaining about them, but the texture could use some work.
    Storyline: Was a bit dissapointing, but i still enjoyed it.
    Gameplay: Would've been perfect if not for a few nasty bugs. Likes: I liked the V.A.Ts system, really unique idea. I also liked the weapons, clothing and factions on it, AND the multiple factions you can join. Dislikes: I didn't really like the
    Graphics: I'm not complaining about them, but the texture could use some work.
    Storyline: Was a bit dissapointing, but i still enjoyed it.
    Gameplay: Would've been perfect if not for a few nasty bugs.
    Likes: I liked the V.A.Ts system, really unique idea. I also liked the weapons, clothing and factions on it, AND the multiple factions you can join.
    Dislikes: I didn't really like the locations, but i guess they were OK.
    So this recieves a 7 from me, since my saves get corrupted and becuase of high level enemies attacking me when i was still at a low level.
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  91. Feb 14, 2012
    8
    Just as good as fallout 3 if not better. i played through this game on release so it was very buggy and glitchy and froze my xbox completly random all over the place. even so i played it through and enjoyed almost every second of it. if this game would have been working properly on release i would have giving it a solid 10 but the fact that it was very broken i must give it an 8
  92. Feb 13, 2012
    10
    Best game ever. When I bought this game, I knew that it was going to be very simular to Fallout 3. But I didn't knew that it was going to be much more funnier to play, that it had a much more better story, a nicer location and, the most important, that it was much more addictive. Since the release date, I played it evry day again and again. It is such a deep experience,totally worth theBest game ever. When I bought this game, I knew that it was going to be very simular to Fallout 3. But I didn't knew that it was going to be much more funnier to play, that it had a much more better story, a nicer location and, the most important, that it was much more addictive. Since the release date, I played it evry day again and again. It is such a deep experience,totally worth the buying. I would even buy it forthe double ammount of money. All the DLC were great, especcialy Honest Hearts and Old Wotld Blues. Expand
  93. Feb 11, 2012
    8
    Although maybe lacking some of the atmosphere and general wasteland feel that made Fallout 3 so immersive, Fallout New Vegas more than makes up for it in both content and charm. Exploring the practically untouched [by the nuclear war] areas of New Vegas and the surrounding desert is great fun and absolutely packed full of interesting stories and NPCs. Every place you find has a back storyAlthough maybe lacking some of the atmosphere and general wasteland feel that made Fallout 3 so immersive, Fallout New Vegas more than makes up for it in both content and charm. Exploring the practically untouched [by the nuclear war] areas of New Vegas and the surrounding desert is great fun and absolutely packed full of interesting stories and NPCs. Every place you find has a back story and most likely an actual quest tied to it. The world of New Vegas is smaller than that of Fallout 3, but has more locations to explore and more life to it, which seems fitting due to the setting and perfectly complements the barron wastelands of Fallout 3 by offering the player a different slice of a post-apocalyptic world. The introduction of factions is very much welcomed and your alliance with each one has major implications on the world and the story, allowing for multiple play throughs with different endings. Gunplay has been tightened and now has iron sights for easier aiming. However, this does make VATS mode a little bit useless now as aiming is so much more accurate. I experienced zero bugs that affected the game in any major way (once had a flying dog, but that was just hilarious) so I was overall pleased with the quality. The music and sound effects are fitting and really flesh out the world. Companions are much improved over Fallout 3 with the companion wheel, where in you can select many different orders for your companion to carry out on the fly. The game also comes with a Survival/hardcore mode where you have to constantly eat/drink/sleep to function. This is a fantastic addition and implemented brilliantly, adding a real feeling of desperation as you scavenge through old convenience stores for some canned food and bottles of water. The levelling system is solid and has a vast number of perks for you to choose from cannibalism to be able to tame wild animals. I do realise that some people had some horrid bugs with this game (save game corruption etc) but I experienced close to zero bugs after spending a good 200 hours exploring the entire landscape and doing every mission available, so any bugs present will be variable between copies. Anyway, highly recommend for lovers of RPGs and Sandbox titles. Expand
  94. Feb 5, 2012
    8
    An excellent RPG, but suffers a few drawbacks. There is a ton to do in New Vegas. There are plenty of factions full of quests for you to do, all of which have rewards through rep with the factions, weapons, caps, etc. The map is full of locations to explore, but unfortunately so many of them are meaningless. The biggest flaw to New Vegas is definitely the glitches. Though most are patchedAn excellent RPG, but suffers a few drawbacks. There is a ton to do in New Vegas. There are plenty of factions full of quests for you to do, all of which have rewards through rep with the factions, weapons, caps, etc. The map is full of locations to explore, but unfortunately so many of them are meaningless. The biggest flaw to New Vegas is definitely the glitches. Though most are patched now, when New Vegas first came out, the game was full of broken quests, freezing (most commonly in loading screens), REALLY slow loading screens, etc. Although it is a great game, the developers did a poor job of cleaning up all of the bugs in their game. I still thoroughly enjoyed my experience with New Vegas though, despite the flaws. Expand
  95. 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
  96. Jan 25, 2012
    9
    This was the first Bethesda game I had ever played. And I am impressed. This game is everything I love. Complete random enemies, an engaging plot, but best of all , the ability to do whatever I want when I want to. Exploration is the best thing about this game, as there are so many locations to loot and explore. You can make a whole business out of looting, and you can spend hours justThis was the first Bethesda game I had ever played. And I am impressed. This game is everything I love. Complete random enemies, an engaging plot, but best of all , the ability to do whatever I want when I want to. Exploration is the best thing about this game, as there are so many locations to loot and explore. You can make a whole business out of looting, and you can spend hours just wandering into the wasteland, looking for signs of human habitation, and running into dangerous creatures who are fun to take on. But just because you can do that, doesn' t mean that the main quest is boring at all. Oh no, even though I just only got into New Vegas, it has a very interesting path of moving you from location to location and the whole story of the NCR vs Legion is awesome too, as you have the ability to choose a side. All in all this is definitely worth your money. I only decline from giving it a perfect ten because of problems with the save system. save often because its possible a save might become corrupted. Expand
  97. Jan 13, 2012
    7
    The more I play New Vegas ,my first Fallout game, the more I become addicted to it. Yes it does feature quite a few bugs, glitches, and lag but they never really effected that much (and I have played it for 30 hours) besides in a few moments. It is rather repetitive though and the story isnt interesting at all (for the main quest missions or side mission). Still, I would recommend thisThe more I play New Vegas ,my first Fallout game, the more I become addicted to it. Yes it does feature quite a few bugs, glitches, and lag but they never really effected that much (and I have played it for 30 hours) besides in a few moments. It is rather repetitive though and the story isnt interesting at all (for the main quest missions or side mission). Still, I would recommend this game because I enjoyed it a lot (which is a rare occurance now a days). Expand
  98. 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
  99. Nov 26, 2011
    7
    an okay game after a while,not as good as fallout 3,dlc's are a waste of money,enemies are insanely hard at the beginning when your stuck with a gun as powerful as a bb gun until you can afford up to 20,000 caps for a good gun.
  100. Nov 20, 2011
    7
    Very fun game. with tons of side quests, and adventures, and items, this game has me playing for longer than I imagined. recommend it, but still needs improvement.
  101. 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! Collapse
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.