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  • Summary: As the victim of a raw deal you must work alongside three other captured wastelanders to recover the legendary treasure of the Sierra Madre Casino. In Dead Money, your life hangs in the balance as you face new terrain, foes, and choices. It is up to you how you play your cards in the questAs the victim of a raw deal you must work alongside three other captured wastelanders to recover the legendary treasure of the Sierra Madre Casino. In Dead Money, your life hangs in the balance as you face new terrain, foes, and choices. It is up to you how you play your cards in the quest to survive. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Mar 31, 2011
    83
    Really, though, it's the characters, not to mention their well done dialog, and story resolution that make the DLC something any fan of the main game should experience.
  2. Mar 10, 2011
    80
    Falls just short of the oppressive tone it's aiming for but makes up for it with a satisfying and well-written narrative.
  3. PC Games (Russia)
    Mar 21, 2011
    80
    Chris Avellone and his team at Obsidian are great storytellers. They managed to create a thrilling and captivating experience that will make you remember why you once loved Planescape: Torment. [Apr 2011, p.95]
  4. Mar 7, 2011
    70
    So ultimately I think I was happier with the idea of what the designers of Dead Money were trying to accomplish than what they actually created. They put a far above average plot and built a framework of gameplay that somehow managed to break away from the Fallout formula. In the end, however, it's just too much. Too much sneaking around, too many traps, too many reloads. And there are seven more of these things yet to come? God help us all.
  5. Mar 16, 2011
    70
    The content of Dead Money can get frustrating quickly. Still, for the patient souls out there, this fresh spin on Fallout is a decent buy.
  6. Mar 14, 2011
    68
    The adventures in the lifeless town are long and at times boring, but you will get your $10 worth of entertainment.
  7. Feb 23, 2011
    50
    Quotation forthcoming.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 59
  2. Negative: 21 out of 59
  1. Jun 15, 2011
    10
    10. For one reason. It is very, very, highly, highly unique. The story is very unique, the take on the story, the game play. All of it. But10. For one reason. It is very, very, highly, highly unique. The story is very unique, the take on the story, the game play. All of it. But just because it's very unique doesn't necessarily mean it's "that" fun. On the fun scale out of ten, I give it more of a 6. But I give this game a 10 simply because it had many unique aspects. The radios linked to your collar that can blow you up. The hologram people. The interesting cool weapons. The environment. The poisonous gas in the air. The story. Etc. I played this mostly to explore, and even more than that for the story. The story is interesting and draws one in, but the game play to go through the story is semi painful at times. Ex. The collar on your neck (The entire DLC) is linked to radios that if you get near them cause your collar to beep, you have to back away or "blow the radio up" (if you can) before you do. It makes it hard to go anywhere, so it was annoying, but at the same time it was very unique. All the weapons were amazing, and they were fun to use, especially to bring back to the Mojave, but the people in the DLC were about 1 people, Ghost People, and that was all, boring right? The reason this gets a 10 is for its interesting well designed take on this story, and it's perks and weapons, rather, not game play. Expand
  2. May 22, 2011
    9
    Survival horror meets Fallout. A fantastic ensemble cast, a perfect film-noir heist setup and a myriad tiny goodies make this one of the bestSurvival horror meets Fallout. A fantastic ensemble cast, a perfect film-noir heist setup and a myriad tiny goodies make this one of the best pieces of Fallout DLC ever made. Don't be put off by "professional reviews" or idiotic comments about "The collar being annoying". Dead Money had me scampering for junk food, looking constantly over my shoulder for Ghosts and triumphing at every hidden stash I found. A whole-hearted 9. Expand
  3. May 30, 2014
    8
    Incredible story and setting, with some really fun characters and a great concept driving it. The ending is particularly special in the way itIncredible story and setting, with some really fun characters and a great concept driving it. The ending is particularly special in the way it wraps itself up. Very nicely done. Expand
  4. Nov 30, 2018
    6
    Loved the story and the new characters, but besides that everything else was worse than in the main game. Didn't like the survival elementsLoved the story and the new characters, but besides that everything else was worse than in the main game. Didn't like the survival elements and mutants, that can't be killed unless you stab them with melee weapon. This really made the encounters with enemies more annoying than fun. Also those unkillable holograms... whoever came up with this idea, should be stuck in a box and sent to space, because in space no one can hear you scream... I mean breathe... there's no air and you'll die. Still this dlc is not bad, play it. Pickens approves! Expand
  5. Jul 9, 2014
    5
    Pros: Unlike in 'Old world blues' you actually get ammo, stimpaks and other basic stuff pretty nicely. The enemies (although generic andPros: Unlike in 'Old world blues' you actually get ammo, stimpaks and other basic stuff pretty nicely. The enemies (although generic and boring) are also better balanced and it doesn't take gazillion shots just to kill one.

    Cons: Pretty much everything else. Level design is boring, dialog is boring, lots of pointless running around and all your equipment is taken away (stuff you get is very basic). To add to the fun, you have exploding collar on you neck which explodes every time you fail to destroy or avoid transmitters placed everywhere (which often are more or less hidden). Basically lots of repetition and loading save games. So much fun!

    If you want to try the DLCs I would recommend the 'Old world blues', which is easily the best (read: least bad) one. If you like it, then maybe try the other ones.
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  6. Jan 29, 2012
    4

    Erm... I guess at the heart of a game, it should be fun, right?



    Yeah, I guess. Well that's where Dead Money falls down. The fun.

    Erm... I guess at the heart of a game, it should be fun, right?



    Yeah, I guess. Well that's where Dead Money falls down. The fun. The characters are what holds this DLC up (Dean Domino in particular) but the lack of weapons, lack of NPCs, lack of different varied areas make playing through this a chore. You only carry on so you can get back to the Mojave. The story itself is sound. You go and investigate a mysterious broadcast, get knocked out by gas and wake up having to ally yourself with a mute, a laconic anti hero, and a super mutant with a split personality. The catch is that you're all fitted with bomb collars; one of you dies, you all die. Together, under the thumb of the omnipresent Father Elijah, you're tasked with robbing the Sierra Madre Casino, before he will let you go. It's possibly the best story of all New Vegas' DLC. But the gameplay is rubbish. You're constantly hopping to avoid toxic clouds, radios which set off your collar, and the admittedly creepy and well-done residents who don't want to stay dead. Avoiding the clouds and radios is fine a few times, but making it a key part of the game? No thanks. An oh boy, the locale. Dark and dreary may make it atmospheric to an extent, but the boredom of the same textures over and over outweigh this.



    This DLC very nearly falls completely flat on its face. Only the characters are the saving grace.

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  7. Jul 15, 2016
    0
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