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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 57
  2. Negative: 0 out of 57
  1. Dec 13, 2010
    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
    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
    More of the same in the best possible way.
  4. Oct 20, 2010
    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
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
  6. Oct 20, 2010
    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
    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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  1. Negative: 18 out of 167
  1. Oct 24, 2010
    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. Dec 7, 2017
    This game made an indelible impression on me and showed me what a three-dimensional Fallout should look like. The game with a great andThis game made an indelible impression on me and showed me what a three-dimensional Fallout should look like. The game with a great and exciting storyline, side quests and thoughtful game play.
    The game shows that it was done by people who know the RPG in general and Fallout in particular, and despite all the Glitches the game remains one of the best, if not the best representative of the Fallout series!
  3. May 31, 2016
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. New Vegas is, in some ways, the "new Fallout" that a lot of fans wanted. I remain more attached personally to Fallout 3, although I must admit that New Vegas was a masterpiece.

    New Vegas' storyline is interesting. The setting in the western United States, a return to origins, is certainly fascinating. I must say that the beginning and first hours of the game are a bit strange and dispersive. But the story of the Courier and the Platinum Chip gave a reason to go on: it's very nice, retrace the events backwards, searching for clues, to find out the facts and the responsables who have tried to kill him and the reason why. This narrative device, among other things, is a concept almost identical to that used for the Van Buren project, or "Fallout 3 that has never been"; and it is right that it has been reproposed here. Regarding the thematics of the plot, New Vegas, definitely doesn't shine, even if they are very good. An eternal political and social struggle: NCR's liberal-conservative democratic but corrupt government, opposed to the strict, but efficient, military dictatorship of Caesar's Legion. Then there is authoritarian and economic pseudo-capitalistic power of Mr. House. And obviously there is the current that rejects the others: anarchy and self-management, to leave the city of New Vegas literally with "no gods, no masters". The whole plot is a political and social battle based on whole 20th century's history, as said. A plot and thematics certainly well structured.

    New Vegas' gameplay is certainly not new to those who have already experienced Fallout 3. There are in fact all the components that made the third chapter excellent, but with additions. Here some elements were reprocessed: the way to walk of the character is very much improved, weapons now allow to "aim down sight" with most of them. Firearm modifications are not many, but a good thing. Objects such as Workbench or Reloading bench are very useful. The karma system also has been rewritten: I can't tell if it actually is better or not but, in New Vegas, character's reputation, the karma in fact, varies according to different factions and the relationship the character has with them. No doubt it is a much more structured and complex system. The advancing of skill is the same, but some additions like the "Wild Wasteland" perk, are really original and give the game something more. New Vegas' map is quite extensive and there are many interesting places to explore. "Hard Core" mode is a great addition, and a good challenge for those who want more. The different endings and choices have been well studied, and every game path you choose has its own pros and cons that inevitably, and rightly, sooner or later come into conflict. It's a rather improved gameplay, that's pretty obvious.

    The graphics component of New Vegas, is good. Sure, compared to Fallout 3, it has aged, but still knows how doing its job. New Vegas' typical "western" art style is great, although a little excessive in some cases. The soundtrack is full of new songs, and once again it is good to listen and rediscover the classics of old music.

    Fallout: New Vegas is undoubtedly a masterpiece. It is fun to play, has a nice plot, and it's nice to be seen and listened. So why it's not better than Fallout 3, despite many improvements? Simple: because Fallout 3...is Fallout 3. Those who want to understand, will understand it.
  4. Nov 28, 2010
    Whatever bugs or flaws were in Fallout 3 they didn't really bother me. In Fallout New Vegas however, the freezing and bugs are plentiful andWhatever bugs or flaws were in Fallout 3 they didn't really bother me. In Fallout New Vegas however, the freezing and bugs are plentiful and extremely annoying. This game should not have been released in it's current state. I guess they're working on a patch now, but they really should finish testing the next game prior to it's release date.

    The graphics are slightly better and the game is much more enjoyable despite all of the problems.
  5. Nov 23, 2018
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Hey ,this may be a little late because this game came out in 2010 ,but this game is the only fall out I have played and it is with out a doubt my favorite ,its really fun exploring the Mojave ,but the game is SUPER buggy on PS3 in fact 2 of my saves just got deleted and that was not fun , the story is....meh i enjoyed the first part when you got to kill that B**ch Benny and then after words the game's story felt boring to be honest expat a few moments like the strip , legion and Yes man ,one thing I love in the game is freedom I have seen the fallout 3 and there really is not any freedom in the game I have played Skyrim and I saw that there really is not any freedom ,But in this game you can do anything you want ,want to kill the NCR in the beginning ? sure ,its going to be hard but you can,want to kill every legion,NCR,MR.House member? sure bud, now if there are two things that make me give this game a 8/10 first is that you can not play after you finch the game i thought that they would learn from fallout 3 ,but they did not, and second .........bugs like I said this game is very buggy almost unplayable and game breaking some times but if you stick around its so ******* fun .That is my 2015 review of fallout new Vegas. Expand
  6. Oct 30, 2012
    New vegas is a good game but it also have a lot of flaws. First of all, it have all the problems of Fallout 3 on the ps3 (game freeze, bugs,New vegas is a good game but it also have a lot of flaws. First of all, it have all the problems of Fallout 3 on the ps3 (game freeze, bugs, slowdown) but it happens way more often. Also, at the time i played it (near release), it had game breaking and quest breaking bugs. You are also stuck at following a single path at the beginning of the game or you'll get one-shoted by monsters stronger than you. I still enjoyed it but less than i though i would since i loved fallout 3 a lot. Expand
  7. Jun 15, 2011
    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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