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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: 51 out of 57
  2. Negative: 0 out of 57
  1. Dec 13, 2010
    95
    There are a few glitches but even so, these do not hamper the gaming experience and if you're looking for value for money, than you have come to the right place my apocalyptic brothers and sister.
  2. Oct 20, 2010
    91
    The way New Vegas' story plays out is incredibly immersive, providing a real sense that you're playing a key part in shaping the future of the world. It's not a million miles away from Fallout 3 but it's big, crazy and very entertaining and that's all that really matters.
  3. Oct 20, 2010
    90
    More of the same in the best possible way.
  4. Oct 20, 2010
    82
    Fallout: New Vegas is difficult to classify. It is not really an add-on, because it tells a completly new story. If you love Fallout 3, you may as well cheat on it with New Vegas, no harm done.
  5. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    Dec 13, 2010
    80
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
  6. Oct 20, 2010
    80
    It's rather clear: Fallout New Vegas is everything Fallout 3 should have been. Well, in terms of freedom and storyline that is, since from a technical side, it's as disappointing as ever. All we can do is pray and hope for their colleagues id Software to lend Bethesda a decent engine - Obsidian couldn't do miracles with what Bethesda's coders gave them, and sometimes it even ruins some nice gameplay ideas like their crafting system. But in the same manner everyone overlooked the flaws of Fallout 1 & 2 because their creators were storytelling geniuses, Obsidian's work on New Vegas is good enough to make us forget about all the lesser details - except maybe the overall lack of challenge.
  7. Oct 22, 2010
    60
    Creatively, New Vegas gets almost everything right. Mechanically and technically, it's a tragedy. So, it's a simultaneously rewarding and frustrating game, the gulf between what it is and what it could be a sizeable stretch indeed.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 99 out of 152
  2. Negative: 18 out of 152
  1. Oct 24, 2010
    10
    I'm still not sure why this game is receiving such low scores. I see Fallout New Vegas as a vastly improved Fallout 3. The gameplay is moreI'm still not sure why this game is receiving such low scores. I see Fallout New Vegas as a vastly improved Fallout 3. The gameplay is more fun with the new iron sights, the story is more intricate and well told, the sounds have been improved and it's LESS glitchy than Fallout 3. Now... I really hate having my PS3 crash because of a game, and Fallout New Vegas has crashed my system twice now, but it isn't nearly as bad as Fallout 3 as far as stability. If it weren't for the occasional crashes and glitches, i'd give this game a 10... but all things considered, I think a 9 would be reasonable. Again, this game is better in every way than Fallout 3. Expand
  2. Apr 8, 2016
    10
    Despite it being six years since the game was released, Fallout: New Vegas is still a classic that i will forever cherish. It brings the rightDespite it being six years since the game was released, Fallout: New Vegas is still a classic that i will forever cherish. It brings the right aspects forward from Fallout 3 while incorporating its own new twist to the Fallout franchise. The game play is smooth, combat is quick and fun, and who doesn't enjoy blowing a fiend's head off with the Goby Companion Scout Rifle. New Vegas is one of the greatest RPGs of all time and is deserving to be in the conversation around the two other fallouts, the elder scrolls, and dragon age. Highly recommend purchasing this game even years after release. Expand
  3. Oct 23, 2010
    9
    As a big fan of fallout 3, i was somewhat suprised to see the negative reviews that Fallout nv recieved upon release. However, despite theAs a big fan of fallout 3, i was somewhat suprised to see the negative reviews that Fallout nv recieved upon release. However, despite the fact that many critics and fans alike have labelled the graphics engine of new vegas as outdated, and the fact that many people have said that this is more like an expanison of fallout 3 than a new game, i bought the game. After 15 hours of gameplay can say that this truly is a fantastic game, a far more rewarding experience than F3 (which is saying something). The inclusion of factions is a revelation, the new combat system (iron sights in particular) is great, hardcore mode is unforgiving, and the overall depth of the storyline/world as a whole is amazing. Forget all the talk about glitches and outdated graphics, in a world of 10-hour single player games fallout new vegas is more than just a game, it is an incredible, immersive experience, a world of unexpected twists and turns in which the minor 'glitches' fade into oblvivion in the face of what is a truly great achievment in gaming. A must have on the shelves of gamers. Expand
  4. Nov 3, 2010
    8
    In spite of being rather familiar, Fallout New Vegas provides steady improvements that make an experience that whilst unreasonably buggy atIn spite of being rather familiar, Fallout New Vegas provides steady improvements that make an experience that whilst unreasonably buggy at times-manages to retain all the love that fallout 3 had carried. This isn't up to Fallout 3's standars but provides enough reason for any fan who wants to break the ban in all the casinos that new vegas offers. Expand
  5. Apr 20, 2014
    8
    this is an awesome game. the graphics are not amazing and its really buggy at times, but the story is interesting enough to make me feel thatthis is an awesome game. the graphics are not amazing and its really buggy at times, but the story is interesting enough to make me feel that I am playing with a purpose, the mechanics aren't great but are acceptable, the world is huge and is worth exploring every to every inch filled with bizarre and dangerous creatures and characters. This game actually makes you interested in learning about the politics of the world, which has a lot to do with the story of the game. your decisions made an impact in the game but not quite enough to make you regret anything really. scavenging for food and weapons is a lot of fun and is part of what makes this game unique. most of the quests are fun but some are boring and don't feel worth doing. basicly, this is a great game that suffers from many minor issues that aren't big enough to make the game frustrating but could have definitely resulted in a better experience without them Expand
  6. Aug 25, 2011
    7
    I believe the phrase that has been thrown around '60 dollar expansion pack' is pretty accurate (or at least the time the game was that muchI believe the phrase that has been thrown around '60 dollar expansion pack' is pretty accurate (or at least the time the game was that much money). But there are actually a lot of improvements to game play. The main story isn't as interesting as the last game but the side missions are more interesting than the last game as are the characters. Lots of tough and interesting new enemies, factions and ways to have fun -- minigames. Once you get the hang of the Caravan, you can make a ton of caps no problem. Expand
  7. Jun 15, 2011
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Great game until you come to find that the game doesn't end as Fallout 3 with the DLCs, where you could continue playing the same player after you finish the main game. I really don't get this from the developers, it's just lazy and ridiculous. If you want to play any DLC you have to load a previous save file as if you have never finished the game. Freaking stupid. Expand

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