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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
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  • 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 Sadly, there are some noticeable technical problems, controls could have been better and the graphics look a little outdated.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: 56 out of 673
  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. Sep 28, 2013
    10
    Was a bit skeptic at first, being a great fan of the two original Fallout games. But after more than fifteen hours playing, it's nothing but aWas a bit skeptic at first, being a great fan of the two original Fallout games. But after more than fifteen hours playing, it's nothing but a true revelation. Actually I had waited for a game like this one for so long now !

    It just feels like I saw only a very few of what it has to offer, in terms of locations, quests, characters, hidden secrets, and so on (and yet, I saw quite a lot), that I feel dizzy in front of all the possibilities that are offered to me. Offered I mean, never imposed. Because you are not caught by the hand, never. You make your own choices (which are numerous, and almost never simple to take ok, I would still have loved to have even more choices, but that's because I'm insatiable), you make your own way through this giant world, you decide to explore what you want, and often you'll be (happily) surprised by what will happen to you.

    I could still discourse for long about all the qualities of this game, the game system, the story, but if you're a big RPG fan like me, and you didn't try it yet, then wait no more, I don't know what you're still doing here
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  3. Jun 15, 2019
    10
    Hands down to one of the best fallout games(and also rpg) ever made...
    I played for like 230hrs and it was a great experience. The highlight
    Hands down to one of the best fallout games(and also rpg) ever made...
    I played for like 230hrs and it was a great experience. The highlight is the story and how well the role-playing mechanics come into play(especially the factions and perks+Skills). This game features some of the best fleshed out characters written for a video game including the DLC characters. Also each DLC is one a story of its own and I really love how it is all interconnected in the final DLC. Though it has some glaring technical issues and a dated graphics but nevertheless the base game is awesome full of content without the DLC. Also this is a game where the choices are mostly grey and there is no good guy/bad guys in this story or factions for that matter. Everyone must not forget that this game suffered from rushed development and very limiting constraints(meh! screw Bethesda for tryin to ruin FNV). For me, it was the game I was most hyped for in my younger days and boy it did not disappoint. I really implore others to play this game as a part of games that u must play before u die(fallout 2 is a must!)

    bonus: This game has amazing replay value and each playthrough is significantly different based on ur choices in game. Also the companions are the best companions ever in a fallout game and damn Ron Perlman did a might fine job!
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  4. Jul 16, 2013
    9
    A really excellent game. I'd give this game a 9.5 rather than a 9 if possible, I'm subtracting the 0.5 due to it having its share of flaws, asA really excellent game. I'd give this game a 9.5 rather than a 9 if possible, I'm subtracting the 0.5 due to it having its share of flaws, as any game would have however, it earns the 9.5 on entertainment value alone.
    What makes this game superior to Fallout 3?
    Fallout 3, while in itself a fun, sandbox roleplaying game, doesn't match up to New Vegas. New Vegas is a refinement of the formula found in Fallout 3. For starters, the writing has been significantly tightened up much more interesting, believable and quirky characters exist along with a vastly improved main story while it's still nothing incredible, it's still undoubtedly superior to the lackluster plot line found in Fallout 3.
    As said before, by no means is Fallout 3 a bad game. By rating New Vegas so highly in comparison, it's simply a testament to what great fun New Vegas is. It's quite understandable that this game isn't for everyone. Though I thoroughly believe most people will find the unique charm to the game alluring as they explore what remains of Nevada and Las Vegas. The Fallout franchise once again creates a subliminal post-apocalyptic atmosphere, mixed in with surreal science fiction elements that creates an experience quite like no other (except in other Fallout games).
    To me, Fallout 3 didn't have any particularly charismatic NPCs to deal with. In New Vegas, you encounter an array of intriguing individuals, from the enigmatic Mr House to the brutal Caesar and his Legion, along with other major and minor characters along the way such as Benny, Jason Bright and recurring super mutant Marcus. All of these characters prove to be highly interactive and interesting to talk to, with their at times ambitious yet absurd goals and developed backgrounds.
    To summarise New Vegas in one word, I would choose choice. Quite literally every NPC in New Vegas is eligible to be killed quite unlike Skyrim, where I found it more common that the NPC would be invincible rather than someone I could actually defeat. You might be wondering what the big deal is that you can kill characters in a video game. The truth is, New Vegas does an excellent job at building up characters, from how it goads you to hate Benny, or to fear Caesar leading to something spectacular when you get the opportunity to show these characters what you think of them not that this is a game all about killing, of course. In fact, conversation and interaction often leads to their often misunderstood motives being explained to you, forcing something of a morale dilemma as you try to decide who to vouch for in the barren wastelands.
    Other than that, there almost isn't a single quest where two to four alternatives aren't presented to you to go about dealing with it. As an example, I'll use likely the first real quest you encounter, 'Ghost Town Gunfight'. The quaint village of Goodsprings is under attack by bandits. The obvious choice for most people would be to defend it but how to go about doing that? You can speak to the various villagers for support, Doc Mitchell offering you medical supplies, or you can convince Trudy to rouse up more townspeople to aid you in the fight. Or how about you simply kill Joe Cobb, the leader of the bandits' (or 'Powder Gangers' as they're known) before he can lead the assault?
    However, the choice doesn't end there. You can opt to go and help Joe Cobb instead leading to you pillaging the town alongside his thug-like allies. After killing everyone in Goodsprings, you can go to where the Powder Gangers have holed up and engage in an entire quest chain where you help the Powder Gangers in their anti-NCR activities. All from just a single quest; there being dozens of quests to do. The main story itself has at least four separate factions you can join (one being yourself), with entirely different quest chains along the way.
    If RPGs in general interest you, if the apocalypse interests you or heck simply just good games interest you, then definitely give New Vegas a spin. You may not fully grasp the appeal at first, but after you realise just how much is available to you to do, all of it being fully developed and interesting, it's a game you can't stop playing until you've explored every nook and cranny.
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  5. Sep 13, 2014
    9
    Okay, when i first played this back in 2012...I think. I thought that game was boring like a McDonald's pancake without the syrup and butter.Okay, when i first played this back in 2012...I think. I thought that game was boring like a McDonald's pancake without the syrup and butter. So I decided to try this game one more time. I've been playing it and have to say this game has so much content and I haven't been bored yet. Just when you think you have seen everything you stumble into another "deep" side mission. I don't want go in detail about missions but you have to try it. In my opinion the main story isn't as strong as Fallout 3. Even though I have read the original Fallout games were more mature and better than Fallout 3. There's these giant mutated bees called Cazadores. They will **** your **** up if ain't at a high level or prepared your character with enough anti-venom. There's Three main factions N.C.R, The Legion, and The Khans. There other factions you can join because I joined The White Glove Society. Wearing certain armor from a different faction can cause npc to treat you different.
    The landscape and wasteland has more of a rundown apocalyptic feel than Fallout 3. I liked the choice of songs in Fallout 3 radio station a little more than this selection but it's still good. My character is a level 25 with high speech, unarmed, and melee skills. My character just survived being decimated by Boomer artillery as she tried to get into their base. There's also different companions I have found three. I have a robot companion. It's a good game!
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  6. Aug 13, 2017
    8
    +Awesome game with great RPG Mechanics
    +The DLCs are worth to buy
    +The Writing is incredible, and not cheesy. +Great Atmosphere -It's
    +Awesome game with great RPG Mechanics
    +The DLCs are worth to buy
    +The Writing is incredible, and not cheesy.
    +Great Atmosphere

    -It's like Fallout 3 with a small differences and another place/story.
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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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