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  • Summary: The latest game in the post-nuclear RPG series is being developed by many members of the Fallout 1 and 2 team at Obsidian Entertainment using the Fallout 3 engine.
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  1. Positive: 36 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. Oct 22, 2010
    95
    Fallout: New Vegas, looks and plays exactly the same as Fallout 3. But the additions that Obsidian have made push the survival angle even further to provide a much more immersive and authentic experience, and just like its predecessor New Vegas proves to be a role-playing masterpiece.
  2. Oct 20, 2010
    90
    In New Vegas, the fun Fallout 3 formula is intact, with more polished combat, high-quality side missions, and the exciting setting of the Vegas strip. Unfortunately, the bugs also tagged along for the ride.
  3. Jan 11, 2011
    90
    Fallout: New Vegas marries the best of Bethesda's open world tradition with Obsidian's excellent storytelling, writing and quest design. This is a huge and addictive role-playing game with an enormous amount of content and options for the player.
  4. Oct 21, 2010
    85
    Those accustomed to investing hours examining endless story arcs, or searching vast environments for details will certainly appreciate Obsidian's efforts, even if newcomers may struggle to see what all the fuss is about.
  5. Oct 20, 2010
    84
    A huge world to explore, lots of quests and decisions, tons of items and great replay value are reason enough to pick up this fine roleplaying sequel. Sadly, there are some noticeable technical problems, controls could have been better and the graphics look a little outdated. Still, if you enjoyed Fallout 3 for what it is, you will have a great time with New Vegas.
  6. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jan 13, 2011
    80
    Very few changes appeared since Fallout 3 but a strong storyline and partial improvements make New Vegas great to play. Take it as an alternative to Fallout 3 and you won't be disappointed. [Issue#197]
  7. Dec 17, 2010
    65
    This game got released too early. Had it been released around the holidays, and with the collection of bugs and broken quests eliminated, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it as a great gift for gamers. As it is, I can only say that it's beautiful but tragically flawed.

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  1. Negative: 78 out of 915
  1. Oct 23, 2010
    10
    27 hours in, just getting started. Take fallout 3, expand it, add more diversity, add more interesting locations, triple the amount of27 hours in, just getting started. Take fallout 3, expand it, add more diversity, add more interesting locations, triple the amount of factions, add a better theme, and add more immersion and you have fallout NV. Obsidian has taken a decent game and made it great. Really a lot more depth in the world and just overall better. Of course your on the same engine, so some of the same problems exist. But literally a new mod is released by the hour since they only have to be ported over. Im already using over 10 mods just as longer days, smaller ui, centered raised camera, perk every level etc. Oh and if you get stuttering get the d3d9 file, and if you have ati get the alternative d3d9 file so you can still use transparency mutisampling. If it wasn't for the mods i would have to take off a point or 2. Really though the best way to describe it is it makes the fallout 3 world seem boring. Expand
  2. Nov 16, 2021
    10
    best game of the series, all fallout games in the franchise should follow the blueprints Obsidian has left for a successful RPG. Bethesdabest game of the series, all fallout games in the franchise should follow the blueprints Obsidian has left for a successful RPG. Bethesda could learn a lot, but I wish they would just hand off production and stick to publication Expand
  3. Aug 8, 2013
    10
    I just picked up FNV ultimate on summer sale, and my my, what a great game. I always liked Obsidian games; despite being buggy and havingI just picked up FNV ultimate on summer sale, and my my, what a great game. I always liked Obsidian games; despite being buggy and having other issues, they are known for their great story and characters. However, in my opinion, FNV surpassed a lot of Obsidian games in that department.

    Simply put, FNV offers both quantity and quality. The quantity of high quality content in the game is unbelieveable. My first character has gone over 60 hours in the game, and is nowhere near done. Still quest lines are of very high quality. Most games are either shorter (like Witcher 2) or much of the content are of lower quality (Skyrim), I have never seen a game that offers both quantity and quality like this.

    Also, the difficult choices in this game can almost make games like Dragon Age Origins pale in comparison. Characters are of high quality as well.

    Downside is that it is a buggy game. However, I heard it is not much more buggy than Fallout 3.

    The combat also feels clunky if you are accustomed to games like CoD or at least Skyrim; but once I get used to this RPG/Shooter hybrid system I feel the combat is okay.

    Overall a great game that I feel deserves a 10. Surely it's got problems, but for such great quantity of high quality content, it deserves it.

    A note on bugs: install MMUE/NVEC. That takes care of a lot of bugs; secondly, if there's a loading loop-loop-loop, start a new game and load a save.
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  4. Nov 11, 2019
    9
    In my opinion the best RPG ever made. Far superior too Fallout 3 and Fallout 4. My only main gripe about this game would be the bugs, bugIn my opinion the best RPG ever made. Far superior too Fallout 3 and Fallout 4. My only main gripe about this game would be the bugs, bug city, the PC version runs the best of the 3, with the PS3 version being a miserable mess of an amazing game. Many of the bugs in this game have never been fixed, and can only be remedied through mods. Thankfully, this game has the best modding community I have ever seen and it still lives on too this day. Must buy, especially considering it's only $10. Expand
  5. Oct 29, 2015
    9
    I have over 1000 hours on this game. It is my favorite game to play of all time ever. It is not the best game of all time, it is my favoriteI have over 1000 hours on this game. It is my favorite game to play of all time ever. It is not the best game of all time, it is my favorite to play of all time, big difference.

    Fallout New Vegas is not a perfect game. It has major flaws and stability issues. BUT most if not virtually all of these issues can be solved if you play on PC and learn how to Mod your game. Seriously, just a handful of stability and cut content restoring mods transform this game from a 6 / 10 into a 9 /10, and really make it great.

    But why is it my favorite game to play? Simple, I write mods. I love fixing problems and changing the balance of the game, crafting it and tweaking it to the point where the diamond in the rough truly shines. And oh what a diamond this game is. So many lines of dialogue, so much to do, so much to see. So many mods to write and test :)
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  6. Apr 27, 2013
    8
    Fantastic game with a great storyline that really makes you wanna try multiple sides of the story. The replayablility is there but to me itFantastic game with a great storyline that really makes you wanna try multiple sides of the story. The replayablility is there but to me it wasnt as much as fallout 3. Dont get me wrong the story for new vegas was 10x better then the previous games. I just felt like sometimes I knew what was gonna come next. The feeling of being able to predict what was gonna come next was always there. I love the fallout series and I hope the next game will build upon the foundations set by this game and fallout 3. Expand
  7. Feb 9, 2018
    0
    **** game with save problem that game cannot load it. People have already written about this problem in 2012 or earlier. I will never buy**** game with save problem that game cannot load it. People have already written about this problem in 2012 or earlier. I will never buy anything from people who have been able to fix something like this for 5 years Expand

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