Massive, varied, game world.
New faction system.
Challenging Hardcore mode.
Lots of new focus on combat, faction system, and setting.
Surprisingly strong story.
Faction system adds replay value.
Lots of major and minor improvements to the Fallout formula.
Hardcore mode lives up to its name.
Nicely marries the franchise's bleak postapocalypse vibe with a subtle Wild West tang.
Vast desert wasteland is filled with countless interesting characters and quests.
Retains the atmosphere and structure that made its immediate predecessor.
Plays host to a heaping helping of bugs.
Numerous bugs and glitches.
Sloppy firstperson shooting.
So many bugs.
No significant innovations or improvements in graphics, design, or play mechanics.
By PCWorld New Zealand on March 14, 2011
Last month I previewed Fallout: New Vegas, but wasn’t able to finish the game in the 50-something hours I had spare. I estimated the game would be 80-100 hours from start to finish, playing as a completionist. I was wrong.Factoring in replayed...100
By The Lobe and Mail on January 14, 2011
More a massive expansion pack to Fallout 3 than a true sequel (and that's not necessarily a demerit, given its predecessor's popularity) there’s no denying New Vegas' appeal for fans of post-apocalypse fantasy. While there is plenty of...-
By Smarthouse on January 10, 2011
If you were a fan off Fallout 3's perfect blend of open-world exploring with a compelling storyline that drove itself over countless hours of happened-upon side quests and subtle nuances hinted upon by days of scavenging, you'll love Fallout:...80
By Atomic MPC on January 07, 2011
A worthy successor....88
By PC Authority on December 23, 2010
Coming only two years after Fallout 3, this game is a strange beast. Not quite a sequel, Fallout: New Vegas feels more like a spiritual successor to the previous titles....83
By Game Observer on December 14, 2010
I think this game could have been more, a lot more, and epically a lot more, if Obsidian did not break golden rule number six: find a way to raise the bar. It feels like more of the same, but the same kind of thing you enjoyed from Fallout 3, so...73
By Maximum PC on December 03, 2010
Obsidian sequel hits the jackpot War. War never changes.” OK, actually, that’s not entirely true. If Fallout’s gravelly voiced narrator were really a stickler for accuracy, he’d probably amend his catchphrase to read: “War....80
By V3.co.uk on November 27, 2010
Minor grumbles aside, Fallout New Vegas is a deeply impressive game Good Points Vast, open-world gameplay; lots of variety; great voice acting Bad Points Graphics sometimes look a bit outdated; occasional glitches...100
By Fusion Mods on November 15, 2010
Fallout. For the uninitiated its a game where the world has gone belly up after some kind of nuclear what-have-you and youre there to pick up the pieces, or scatter the pieces, or just sift through the pieces for all the valuable...-
By itreviews.com on November 13, 2010
Obsidian has pulled off a near miracle by creating a superior chapter in the Fallout saga that keeps all the most-loved features of its predecessor while adding a richer, broader and more immersive playing experience for its legions of fans....-