Everything there was minus the bugs. That has to be enough for one
step up the score-ladder. Yes, but only because New Vegas doesn´t
reduce itself to just more stuff, but also offers a high level of
storytelling that even in RPGs can´t be found that often.
You don't have Fallout: New Vegas and you like the franchise? Then the Ultimate Edition is a perfect way to get hours of action RPG gameplay for low money, because the Ultimate Edition combines the great basic game with all patches and DLCs.
The ultimate Fallout experience. They got rid of most bugs of the main game. Then you have the added wonderful DLC content. Each one alone would be a good addition, all together are priceless. Since I already rated the main game here is a short description: You play a courier that got ambushed while delivering an unknown shipment. Here the game starts as you will uncover the truth about the shipment and change the future of the wastelands. Fallout is about exploration, character development, dark humour and interesting stories. In this game you have a reputation system with different fractions. Basically the more you help them the more recognised you get (Helps with support, in quests, getting access to restricted areas or you will get outright attacked even by assassins if you anger them). There are of cause missions that favour one faction while anger another at the same time. Chose wisely. There are 3 mayor fractions which you have to chose 1 at the end of the game or you can do your own thing. They added a crafting system to the game which gets expanded in the DLCs. For the DLCs: You got “Old World Blues” which is the dream of sci fi and B-Movie fans. You got mad science / inventions, so many references, interesting stuff and awesome ideas. Its my favourite DLC and even ability / perk wise the best addition to the main game. In “Dead Money” you will get shanghaied into a casino heist with some interesting new characters. Lets say it gives you some good opportunities. In “Honest Hearts you get into the Zion National Park and into tribal warfare. You will meet the legendary burning man and shape the future of this lands. At last there is “Lonesome Road”. Its the final part of Fallout New Vegas story. You will get the final revelations how all started and meet a man which life you have unknowingly destroyed. Its the final battle(?) between couriers. This is how DLC should be done. I am not a fan of DLC in general, but here each DLC had impact and lot of entertainment. I like the stories and characters in the game (The dark secrets of the vault are always a highlight). They added even more memorable characters here. Overall this is the best version of the best modern Fallout game. The content will engage you for probably more than 100 hours and the game is nearly free of (game-breaking) bugs. Plus: It should be cheap now (Less than 20$).
I can't lie, this game runs terribly- massive frame drops, freezing, crashing, audio and visual glitches. Yet I've still given this game a 9 because if you can power through the bugs there is an incredible game underneath. Taking the formula from Fallout 3 and adding in lots more RPG mechanics, improving the writing greatly and with a much more interesting story and setting, Fallout: New Vegas is truly great. This game would have been a 10/10 no brainer if the game ran better but even with all that i would still highly recommend the game. With regards to the dlc, Dead Money is good 7.5/10, Honest Hearts is ok 7/10, Old World Blue is very good 8.5/10 and Lonesome Road is pretty bad 5.5/10. Admittedly, with the exception of Old World Blues the dlc is nothing to write home about but the main game is something special.
Definitely an improvement over Fallout 3 in almost every way, from the music and scenery, to the variety in weapons as well as the main story, its all very solid. There is an issue of frame rate drops on this version compared to the original release, but there are some ways to alleviate the problem, like turning off autosaves and rebuilding the PS3's database every couple of hours. Lonesome Road and Old World Blues were by far the best of the DLC, while Honest Hearts was quite mediocre, and Dead Money, while interesting, suffered from EXTREME frame rate slowdown at one point which is impossible to alleviate in any way and which makes it barely completable. The base game is still the primary focus though, and enjoyable throughout. The only issue I have in terms of actual game design is the way the game gives you XP after finishing the main questline, but then the credits roll and you are forced to reload the save file. What's the point in that?! Some sort of post game result would have been more rewarding.
F:NV Ultimate Edition on PS3 is a real nightmare once the save file size reaches 10+ megabytes. Honestly, due to the constant freezes you won't be able to enjoy the game to it's fullest so I advise anyone AGAINST buying UE for PS3. But if we ignore that major flaw, along with a few bugs here and there, the game is very a enjoyable and fun experience.
As is typical with Bethesda games there are constant freezing issues and my system locks up repeatedly while playing it. As much as I enjoyed the quests and additional content the game is virtually unplayable. Don't waste your money.
This is my least favorite Fallout game because it is unplayable after 20 hours or so. It is literally like playing a PowerPoint slide and -5 frames per second. If I could actually play the game I might enjoy it
SummaryFallout: New Vegas - Ultimate Edition comes complete with all of the game add-on content for Fallout: New Vegas - Dead Money, Honest Hearts, Old World Blues, Lonesome Road, Courier’s Stash and Gun Runners’ Arsenal.