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  • Summary: Honest Hearts takes you on an expedition to the unspoiled wilderness of Utah's Zion National Park. Things go horribly wrong when your caravan is ambushed by a tribal raiding band. As you try to find a way back to the Mojave, you become embroiled in a war between tribes and a conflict betweenHonest Hearts takes you on an expedition to the unspoiled wilderness of Utah's Zion National Park. Things go horribly wrong when your caravan is ambushed by a tribal raiding band. As you try to find a way back to the Mojave, you become embroiled in a war between tribes and a conflict between a New Canaanite missionary and the mysterious Burned Man. The decisions you make will determine the fate of Zion. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. May 25, 2011
    90
    Honest Hearts is one of the better DLC packs Bethesda has released yet, and it comes down to the combination of an interesting landscape and original story along with unique RPG choices, then layering the signature Fallout brand (at least, since Bethesda took over) of slightly off-kilter, but still intensely entertaining FPS combat on top.
  2. PC Games (Russia)
    Jun 24, 2011
    80
    A fresh perspective on what Fallout: New Vegas may be – very relaxing and calm game. [July 2011, p.117]
  3. May 18, 2011
    75
    The narrative could be stronger and there's a lack of variety in terms of creatures occupying the park, but these are minor complaints about an otherwise enjoyable time.
  4. May 27, 2011
    70
    Fallout: New Vegas - Honest Hearts is a conventional but enjoyable addition to the series.
  5. Jun 25, 2011
    66
    The story and decisions are bigger attractions than the limited-appeal loot and artificially toughened enemies.
  6. May 24, 2011
    60
    Can Honest Hearts be considered a must buy? For the survivors of the Mojave desert, drinking Sarsaparilla and eating radioactive scorpions, probably it is. For those who ended New Vegas without feeling the need to replay the various plots and side quests, it definitely isn't.
  7. May 20, 2011
    40
    Quotation forthcoming.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 34
  2. Negative: 6 out of 34
  1. Dec 14, 2018
    9
    This is a much better DLC than Dead Money. First it gives you a free map and not a labyrinth. The canyon world is nice, but could have muchThis is a much better DLC than Dead Money. First it gives you a free map and not a labyrinth. The canyon world is nice, but could have much better graphics.
    The setting is perfect, the indian theme is very interesting and in contrast to this you see some tourist spots. It gave me the feeling the indians were like animals in a zoo.
    The story is good, but I hate the hint on zionism and some feminist elements.
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  2. Jan 27, 2012
    8
    'Zion may not be lost to us after all.'

    When I heard this quote, there was something completely bad-ass about it that made me look forward
    'Zion may not be lost to us after all.'


    When I heard this quote, there was something completely bad-ass about it that made me look forward to this DLC. And I did enjoy it. Very much. But I can recognise the flaws here too.


    Joshua Graham. The Malpais Legate. The Burned Man. The man who defied Caesar's death order. Whatever you want to call him, this is the guy, perhaps Ulysses apart, that we all wanted to know. Was he really still alive? Well we all figured he would be, that's just how storytelling works. Does he live up to expectations? Probably not.

    But why am I talking about one man and not the rest of the DLC? Well, that's how hyped this guy was in online communities. But then we find him, embroiled in a petty war between three tribes, remember, this is the guy who ruthlessly killed many people, He's still an intruiging character, but when you meet a character for the first time, that you've only heard of in references, they're never quite as good as in you head are they? Just sat in a cave? Hm. At least, from a story point he holds an interesting bent. The idea of flushing out the evil people and creating a 'good' society from scratch. Zion.

    Ah Zion. My favourite locale in the whole of New Vegas. If you had to identify New Vegas, and indeed the whole of the Fallout series in general by a colour, it'd be grey. Grey grey grey grey grey. A splash of plant green here and there, and some grey-red if you're playing Dead Money. Zion remains almost untouched from the great wars. Plants grow everywhere, the water is beautiful, the canyons steep and gorgeous. It wills you into following Graham's idea that this could be paradise,

    Unfortunately the story, while at a good pace, isn't that gripping. The choice? Kill the bad guys and stay in Zion, or run away. Duh, kill the baddies of course. Wow, that was a tough choice, might need a lie down now. The quests are pretty poor mostly too. Go and find 5 lunchboxes? Oh yeah, totally man. The only thing that forgives this is walking through the lushness.

    Honest Hearts is a welcome break in a new direction for New Vegas. Joshua Graham is a good character, but no way did this Graham kill many many people in the Legion. The best looking DLC and a new refreshing slant in New Vegas.
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  3. Jul 22, 2011
    8
    I preferred this DLC to Dead Money but Honest Hearts felt a bit 'lite' to me, and a bit easy but my main gripe is that the whole thingI preferred this DLC to Dead Money but Honest Hearts felt a bit 'lite' to me, and a bit easy but my main gripe is that the whole thing basically consists of fetch-quests that felt like chores. Still, the Tribals and environment did remind me at times of Fallout 2 which can only be a good thing. Expand
  4. Apr 30, 2013
    6
    Honest Hearts is probably the most similar to the core game as you'll get out of 4 DLCs. You get a new wasteland to explore, characters toHonest Hearts is probably the most similar to the core game as you'll get out of 4 DLCs. You get a new wasteland to explore, characters to interact with, and items to find. It told a decent story and was moderately fun. Expand
  5. Feb 20, 2018
    5
    ENG
    The only dlc where I was pleased to stroll around the neighborhood. Was looking forward to meeting and talking with Charred, he looked
    ENG
    The only dlc where I was pleased to stroll around the neighborhood. Was looking forward to meeting and talking with Charred, he looked the part. We always have to decide everything for everyone, namely the fate of the clans who live here. But we do not give any opportunity to learn more, or to take any part in the life of the opposing clan, and eventually at the end of the additions, we are mandated to address, all will dance around the campfire and smile to each other or all will be hostile, and some clans will completely disappear. And the stupidity that we are supposedly in one of the replicas decide and influence the decision of Charred, although the Supplement says that you have to destroy every last one of them and do not retreat, who if you don't trust him and rely on this tactic if it was the right hand of Caesar, but does any courier, suddenly it can convince or force-but full of the same nonsense, you will agree.
    RU
    Единственное dlc где мне было приятно побродить по округе. Был в предвкушении встречи и разговора с Обгорелым, выглядел он соответствующе. Нам как и всегда нужно за всех все решить, а именно судьбу кланов которые здесь обитают. Но нам не дают никакой возможности узнать больше или принять какое-то участие в жизни противоборствующего клана, а в итоге в конце дополнения, нам поручено решить, все будут водить хороводы во круг костра и улыбаться друг другу или все будут враждебно настроены еще больше, а некоторые кланы и вовсе сгинут. И самая глупость в том, что мы якобы в одной из реплик решаем и влияем на решение Обгорелого, хотя он сам все дополнение твердит о том что нужно уничтожить всех до последнего и не отступать, кому если не ему верить и полагаться на данную тактику, если он был правой рукой самого Цезаря, а тут какой-то курьер, вдруг его может переубедить или наоборот заставить-но полный же бред, согласитесь.
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  6. Sep 20, 2013
    5
    Very good environment,too short game length and the story isn't good as it should be,when it was interesting tribes and very interesting mainVery good environment,too short game length and the story isn't good as it should be,when it was interesting tribes and very interesting main characters i think its a makeshift story work and i think that there should be an option to choose to ally with White Hands if you had a good reputation with legion (and not be from the beginning of the game hostile to you!!!)(like to be appointed by Caesar to travel to Zion Canyon and help the Caesar allies The White Hands to destroy the other tribes or make a peace treaty (Which you can take the one or the other side and help them to negotiate the treaty and stop the war (Like TES:Skyrim when you have to negotiate peace treaty to win Alduin) and the loser side leaves(And go to the NV environment or to a new environment like Dead Horse Point (And you can visit them and help them win the new war against the tribe living on these lands(Not for the white hands cause they have already some other lands except Zion Valley)or losses some lands and you can persuade Caesar not to assimilate the white hands if they win or do a quest like the Great Khans and persuade the White Hands to break their alliance with Caesar and do many quest with the tribes like become their leader or persuade them (For example) to turn from raiders to farmers or to gun dealers or to technology collectors(Like brotherhood of steel) or to a democracy (Like NCR) or raise their army make new encampments or settlements and some other quests about citizens differences,about stop the Legion or NCR or other factions assassins to kill their leaders,about make alliances and about fortify their settlements building new (wood mostly) houses and other building(Like assassins creed 3 homestead) and many other quests.And i think they must had grow the map (make it at least 3 times bigger have more tribes,citizens,factions (like Caesar's Legion and NCR)and more place to make some more villages and other places and more story.
    In conclusion i think that this whole dlc was an sketchy work and had a lot of things to bean added!!!
    (And It is ridiculous when the white hand leader the Salt-Upon-Wounds loses the battle and cry like a little girl to not been executed i think that he had to deal with it with bravery!!!
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  7. Jan 7, 2021
    0
    My entusiasm for this DLC faded out of this galaxy after the first fight outside that tunnel you get out of. The map is made very very veryMy entusiasm for this DLC faded out of this galaxy after the first fight outside that tunnel you get out of. The map is made very very very stupid. Boring and annoying to navigate. I just ran trough most of it to finish it faster. Everything is so liniar ...are stupid ...and such low effort into the design and aesthetics. Even with mods and ENB it still looks like trash. Expand

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