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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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  • Developer: Obsidian Entertainment
  • Genre(s): Role-Playing, Action RPG, First-Person, First-Person, Western-Style
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
  • Cheats: On GameFAQs
  • Rating: M
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Score distribution:
  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 Sadly, there are some noticeable technical problems, controls could have been better and the graphics look a little outdated.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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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 55 out of 652
  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. Aug 1, 2019
    10
    This is hands down the best fallout. If only the stupid critics on this dumb website rated this game a SINGLE point higher then it was, weThis is hands down the best fallout. If only the stupid critics on this dumb website rated this game a SINGLE point higher then it was, we would have more Obsidian Fallout games. I hope all the critics that shat on this game are happy with Fallout 76 because thats what your decision got us. You guys effectively ruined Fallout. Oh well, heres to the Outer Worlds. Expand
  3. Nov 21, 2018
    10
    I miss you.......wish they make a good fallout in the new gen ,Todd and Pete shouldnt have Fallout licence anymore
  4. Apr 28, 2013
    9
    After FO3 I was hesitant to grab this. FO3 felt so bland and never pulled me into the world. New Vegas on the other hand feels much more likeAfter FO3 I was hesitant to grab this. FO3 felt so bland and never pulled me into the world. New Vegas on the other hand feels much more like the original 2. Massive map with tons of areas to explore, more quests, everything feels more alive, and imo better written. Would love to give it a 10 but the annoying bugs totally prevent that. Falloutwikia has work arounds for bugs which fixed pretty much everything I encountered. And for those of you that hate FPS/over the shoulder shooters there's an amazing 3rd person view mod that allows you to zoom out to WoWish distances. Shooting is a bit harder but if you're using VATS it doesn't matter. Worth grabbing if you didn't really enjoy FO3 as it is different. Expand
  5. Aug 25, 2012
    9
    I'v been as satisfied with new vegas as i was with fallout 3 or oblivion IV. I have played all the add-ons and i personally don't think theyI'v been as satisfied with new vegas as i was with fallout 3 or oblivion IV. I have played all the add-ons and i personally don't think they are a must. Sometimes buggy (game crash) with the steam version but not much. It lacks of buyable houses in game to display your findings like we are used to in other open world rpg's like those mentioned up top (oblivion for most ... 1 house per town) Fun mini-games of caravan (card game) and casino games. Had and still have fun playing this great game. Expand
  6. May 10, 2014
    8
    Fallout: New Vegas is a mind-blowing good game! The huge arsenal of quests and perks makes the game a lot of fun. It has a captivating story,Fallout: New Vegas is a mind-blowing good game! The huge arsenal of quests and perks makes the game a lot of fun. It has a captivating story, and it's always something to do. Like every game, it has it's flaws. I personally had hoped that there would be more Brotherhood of Steel quests than "Join the Brotherhood of Steel", and that was it. Besides hat there were only 2 sidequests. Game freezes and eternal loading screens drags the game from a 10/10 rating, and I also could have wished that there were more awesome tracks on the radio.

    Yet, I love this game, and I'm probably going to do a second or third, maybe a fourth playthrough of the game. Totally worth the money!
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  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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