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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
    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. Negative: 19 out of 174
  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. Sep 6, 2019
    10
    Una obra de arte de los juegos RPG, por encima ampliamente del Fallout 3, 100 x 100 recomendado si te gustan los juegos de este estilo.
  3. Nov 12, 2015
    9
    Simply one of the best Fallout.
    Far better than Fallout 3 and 4.
    Obsidian should be the main developer of this series, mainly because they
    Simply one of the best Fallout.
    Far better than Fallout 3 and 4.

    Obsidian should be the main developer of this series, mainly because they know it better than Todd Howards&Co.
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  4. Dec 25, 2010
    8
    The title surprised over time. I was expecting more of the same, but eventually I came to realize that this title is even more essential.The title surprised over time. I was expecting more of the same, but eventually I came to realize that this title is even more essential. However we lose some of the sense of fighting for survive and get along with many companions, the pleasure you got after the first moments never stops. This installment is also more non-linear than the antecessor, because you can spend all the time you want making side-quests.
    By a negative view I add the many bugs, lags, glitches, etc which turns also down the game-play when that happens.
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  5. Jan 16, 2020
    8
    After finishing 3, i couldn't wait for the next game. And I was so glad when New Vegas came out.
    While the layout and story differed a bit.
    After finishing 3, i couldn't wait for the next game. And I was so glad when New Vegas came out.
    While the layout and story differed a bit. At it's core, this was the same fallout I had loved. The combat was great, the map was vast with much to explore and loot. And, this game made melee OP, which I really enjoyed.
    Being out on the west coast wast different, but interesting to see how the war affected the area out there. And gave Bethesda a chance to experiment with brand new factions, out side of the ones we already knew. New Vegas was just as great of a game as 3!
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  6. Oct 30, 2012
    7
    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
    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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