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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 Sadly, there are some noticeable technical problems, controls could have been better and the graphics look a little outdated.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: 72 out of 863
  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. Jul 29, 2021
    10
    Best role playing game ever created. Role playing, quests, companions, guns, story and lore are all amazing.
  3. Dec 22, 2013
    10
    One of the BEST games I've ever played. Was a huge step-up from Fallout 3 and it brought back more concepts from the original Fallout games. IOne of the BEST games I've ever played. Was a huge step-up from Fallout 3 and it brought back more concepts from the original Fallout games. I currently have over 200+ hours playing this game on Steam and in all those hours, I never got bored. Even after beating the game, there is so much more to do with the quests, achievements and exploration.

    Overall, this game was one of the best experiences in gaming I ever felt and was definitely worth the money.
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  4. Feb 16, 2019
    9
    I discovered this game in January 2019 when i streamed ps now trial for a week (played a little bit of fallout 3 too). I ended up purchasingI discovered this game in January 2019 when i streamed ps now trial for a week (played a little bit of fallout 3 too). I ended up purchasing it on PC ultimate version on sale for 10$ (spent an entire weekend learning how to mod it to function) but it is well worth it In that less than a week trial the game left a greater impression in less than a week than FO4 did in 50 hours (41 in game days. I spent a good time just building boring settlements)

    My first fallout game was FO4...While its streamlining did appeal to me as fresh player. The story line went nowhere fast. I forgot about my kid. (later I find out the music from fallout 3 was repackaged into 4 to my chagrin as I LOVED the music from F:NV

    New vegas is an epic masterpiece of player agency, skill points, builds, STORYLINE that matters, related characters....and most of all OBSIDIAN.

    I took a hiatus from gaming in 2006 (last sytem was a ps2 and nvidia 6600gt graphic card comp) up to 2016 after college when i got a ps4 and a laptop that can handle games older than diablo 3 (nvidia gtx 850m intel I7 4710 2.5ghz? or 3.7?))

    My favorite game back then was KOTOR and KOTOR 2 so the RPG elements in F:NV was a refreshing change from FO4...

    Just play it...The hype is not for no reason and neither is it nostalgia this is the best of the 3d fallouts...
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  5. Jan 3, 2016
    9
    After Fallout 3 i was not sure if ever a 3d first/third person design might be able to give me again the same deep rpg experience theAfter Fallout 3 i was not sure if ever a 3d first/third person design might be able to give me again the same deep rpg experience the "classic" isometric Fallout 1 and 2 gave me. Don´t misunderstand me, Fallout 3 had a really great world and item design that instantly was able to pull me into this hypothetical universe, but it somehow lacked on the kind and ammount of quest connections as the previous fallouts did it.

    Well, i was wrong with my fear, obsidian did a great job on this.

    As always i will talk about the for everyone visible things. The graphics and designs fit for the fallout universe and look, well, ok is the best i might say. I am only evaluating the basic maingame and not any mods here so the graphics of fallout new vegas already looked outdated when the game got released. Textures are low res and everything looks a bit "wishy washy". Beside that - compared to other fallouts - the world looks partially a bit empty, lots of flat empty spaces or whide areas where nearly...nothing is. The rest of the world design reminds a bit more of a "mad max" movie then a fallout design, but thats just personal taste aspects and i won´t weight that in any way. Shooting and aiming feels sluggish if you don´t use the v.a.t.s. - but at last it´s an rpg and not a shooter.

    So now we know how the meal looks, let´s check the taste.

    Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas still share a skill and perk system. In new vegas a lot of unpopular perks got changed or even exchanged to more fitting or community requested ones. The system is lend from the original fallouts and not that way hard to get through as most perks and their relations are visible offering a nice rpg experience to build your personal type of character. Prefer shooting through enemy lines or do you like sneaking? Or are you the talking toaster convincing everyone with your words of mouth? All possible.

    The mainstory at first looks a bit flat, but after some hours of gameplay it expands into a spiderweb of sub-(more or less)related quests given by all types of npc that will route you all over the map to a lot of locations to explore. There is always something to do and nearly never anything repeats. The game nearly never leaves you stand in the middle of the mojave without knowing where to go next.

    The equipment (weapons, armor) consist of the same from fallout 3 and additional a lot of missing stuff from the original games. Special/unique equipment is well hidden and in nearly every location something interesting can be found so exploration by quest or on your own hand gets always rewarded with something.

    Fallout New Vegas is by far till now (i already played F4) the only third person offspring that is able to deliver the most close deep experience the original fallouts gave the players.

    I still give it a 9, the worst thing are the graphics but the title is from 2010 and in a true rpg graphics are always at a lower rating position then the rpg experience itself.
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  6. May 13, 2013
    8
    A Solid follow up to Fallout 3 however due to such a similar feeling and setting the game really fails to quite re-create that feeling whenA Solid follow up to Fallout 3 however due to such a similar feeling and setting the game really fails to quite re-create that feeling when first playing 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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