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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: 72 out of 81
  2. Negative: 0 out of 81
  1. Oct 20, 2010
    100
    The map, though similar-sized to Fallout 3's, seems more jam-packed than ever – New Vegas is less a sandbox game than whole beach to play around in.
  2. Oct 20, 2010
    90
    Obsidian has created a totally compelling world and its frustrations pale into insignificance compared to the immersive, obsessive experience on offer. Just like the scorched scenery that provides its epic backdrop, New Vegas is huge and sprawling, sometimes gaudy, even downright ugly at times – but always effortlessly, shamelessly entertaining.
  3. Dec 19, 2010
    90
    You can beat the entire main story of Fallout: New Vegas in less than 20 hours, but that would be giving the game short shrift. It is really about savoring every little detail and side quest until you've seen everything there is to see.
  4. Oct 21, 2010
    85
    New Vegas is like a Huge DLC, an enormous add-on. But the formula is still fresh and deep.
  5. Oct 27, 2010
    83
    Fallout: New Vegas is an epic journey that matches the magnitude of Fallout 3.
  6. Oct 21, 2010
    80
    And so it is Fallout: New Vegas is both playable and enjoyable. It's variable too - Hardcore mode, playing a super dumb character, ramping up your charisma and speech from the beginning - all of these will result in a vastly different experience when you play the game.
  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 263
  1. Dec 26, 2010
    10
    at first i thought this game was pretty much gonna be an add on to fallout 3 there is many more unique weapons and its is a must buy. its hasat first i thought this game was pretty much gonna be an add on to fallout 3 there is many more unique weapons and its is a must buy. its has its ups and downs but there are about at least 3 downs but many more ups to make up for it Expand
  2. Mar 17, 2021
    10
    Идеальная игра! Не считая баги, но мододелы с нексуса давно разобрались с данной проблемой.Идеальная игра! Не считая баги, но мододелы с нексуса давно разобрались с данной проблемой.
  3. Oct 19, 2010
    10
    Simply an excellent addition to the Fallout canon. An imaginative and extremely crafted story, numerous and refreshingly enjoyable side questsSimply an excellent addition to the Fallout canon. An imaginative and extremely crafted story, numerous and refreshingly enjoyable side quests and engaging and thoughtful characters. This game will appeal to fans of Fallout 3 primarily, yet occasional references to previous games in the series to keep die-hard fans happy. By allowing Obsidian to create this game, it allows them to strike a near perfect balance of the complete Fallout experience. Many hours of mine have already been sunk into this game, and if you are looking for a thought-provoking enthralling video game adventure then look no more. This might sound sycophantic and gushing, yet this game really has brought a smile to my face. Roll on Fallout 4! Expand
  4. Nov 7, 2010
    9
    The game has a couple of glaring bugs, but they will probably be fixed shortly. I think reviewers have taken to overlooking bugs when theyThe game has a couple of glaring bugs, but they will probably be fixed shortly. I think reviewers have taken to overlooking bugs when they know they won't persist for long in the game. It's a good sequel to a great game - following the pretty standard recipe for making a good sequel to a game like fallout 3. Everything the original had, and a lot of complexity added in game play mechanics.

    If you just load up the game and start playing it, you won't see immediately obvious differences from 3. Basically all this means is that the graphics haven't changed dramatically. But just about everything else has. The item creation system is great, you can mod weapons, there are separate martial arts moves, special attributes have more direct effects on your game play experience etc. In hardcore mode, many more items in the game have some importance as you have to eat, sleep and stay hydrated. They tweaked armor and combat to be more fun. The only real downside I saw to this game was that the story didn't seem as profound to me as the first one. It's basically about a bunch of known or predictable factions fighting over ownership of a dam, just in the backdrop of a post-apocalyptic world. There are a couple of sci-fi style plot twists but nothing really unpredictable. This game seems more sandbox than 3.
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  5. Feb 27, 2014
    8
    The sequel to the award winning fallout 3. Is a good title. It incorporates lost of mechanics, and features form Fallout 3. Not to mentionThe sequel to the award winning fallout 3. Is a good title. It incorporates lost of mechanics, and features form Fallout 3. Not to mention they both run on the same engine. Many people criticize it for not adding much new, but why broke what aint fixed. Fallout 3, takes the superb mechanics and features from Fallout 3, and fixes the annoying stuff and adds minor but fun and helpful improvements. These include Much better crafting interactions, new perks, a light crafting system, a better variety of weapons, and of corse since it is vegas: gambling. Overall a great return to the fallout universe. It may not provide any innovation, and is just shy of greatness because of technical glitches and bugs, but It's great to return to the universe of fallout with a new story and cast of characters. Expand
  6. Jun 30, 2015
    7
    Fallout: New Vegas has always been what I call "an apocalyptic disasterpiece". It's a ridiculously glitchy game with a good story, awesomeFallout: New Vegas has always been what I call "an apocalyptic disasterpiece". It's a ridiculously glitchy game with a good story, awesome factions and a hardcore mode that everyone should experience (drink, eat, sleep, or die). It definitely wasn't as good as 3 due to the size reduction and the horrible glitches, but it was still an enjoyable game throughout...when it worked. I might play more of this game up until the release of Fallout 4. I can't wait! Expand
  7. Mar 23, 2019
    0
    So boring game i have ever played!
    Bad graphics
    Boring quests on which i d like to sleep!

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