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Fallout: New Vegas - Old World Blues

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
83
4.6
Windows
81
4.6
Xbox 360
82
4.4

User Reviews

More Linear than the Root Game but Fun. Xbox 360 Scott Monster (919)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 3 1 4.6
Windows 4 4.6
Xbox 360 2 4.4
Combined MobyScore 7 4.5


The Press Says

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100
Xbox 360Thunderbolt Games
Old World Blues is essential. It’s easily worth both the time and monetary investment not only for your own gameplay experience but also to that of your character. Besides the raised level cap, new traits, arsenal and items, once completed, the Big MT can be revisited at will. And unlike some of the other New Vegas DLC, this is one you’ll actually want to revisit again and again.
100
Xbox 360GameGavel.com
I know this was light on details, but details make this one. Even the setup is too good to give away. Just grab this one, and trust me when I say it is easily the most entertaining thing that’s been released for Fallout New Vegas thus far.
100
PlayStation 3GameGavel.com
I know this was light on details, but details make this one. Even the setup is too good to give away. Just grab this one, and trust me when I say it is easily the most entertaining thing that’s been released for Fallout New Vegas thus far.
100
WindowsGameGavel.com
I know this was light on details, but details make this one. Even the setup is too good to give away. Just grab this one, and trust me when I say it is easily the most entertaining thing that’s been released for Fallout New Vegas thus far.
95
Xbox 360Strategy Informer
In the end I knocked it down a little because yes, assets do get reused (no matter how imaginatively), it’s very talky in parts (no matter how good the talking) and to be fair there will be Fallout players out there who will hate it just because it chucks realism and grittiness out the window. You will love it though if you chose the Weird Wasteland perk, loved the Vault filled with Garys in 3, or just don’t mind playing through an extremely funny and well-written DLC pack that throws interesting surprises at you all the time, rewards exploration greatly, and packs more imagination and play-time in it than nearly every other full-priced game out there.
95
WindowsStrategy Informer
In the end I knocked it down a little because yes, assets do get reused (no matter how imaginatively), it’s very talky in parts (no matter how good the talking) and to be fair there will be Fallout players out there who will hate it just because it chucks realism and grittiness out the window. You will love it though if you chose the Weird Wasteland perk, loved the Vault filled with Garys in 3, or just don’t mind playing through an extremely funny and well-written DLC pack that throws interesting surprises at you all the time, rewards exploration greatly, and packs more imagination and play-time in it than nearly every other full-priced game out there.
95
PlayStation 3Strategy Informer
In the end I knocked it down a little because yes, assets do get reused (no matter how imaginatively), it’s very talky in parts (no matter how good the talking) and to be fair there will be Fallout players out there who will hate it just because it chucks realism and grittiness out the window. You will love it though if you chose the Weird Wasteland perk, loved the Vault filled with Garys in 3, or just don’t mind playing through an extremely funny and well-written DLC pack that throws interesting surprises at you all the time, rewards exploration greatly, and packs more imagination and play-time in it than nearly every other full-priced game out there.
90
Xbox 360Gamer Limit
Old World Blues is one of the best Fallout DLCs yet. It’s funny, it’s packed with content, and it offers solid rewards for players who are looking to add to their Courier’s arsenal. If you skipped on the previous two content packs, make sure to pick this one up.
90
Xbox 360Eurogamer.net (UK)
It all adds up to the strongest expansion in the relaunched series, across both Fallout 3 and New Vegas. The story alone takes a good six or seven hours to play through, and even then there's still enough juice in the tank to warrant a few more just poking around and finding new things. Best of all, it fleshes out the past and teases about the future, setting the stage for Lonesome Road and the end of the Courier's journey.
90
Xbox 360Level 7
Jag, som gillar Fallout-världen så mycket, tycker att den här expansionen är ett givet köp. För ungefär 100 kronor får du runt 20 uppdrag och 5-8 speltimmar beroende på hur noggrann du är. Jämfört med alla uppdrag i New Vegas hör de här till de absolut roligaste.
90
Xbox 360Official Xbox Magazine (UK)
After following Fallout 3 up with the New Vegas, Obsidian proved to be an excellent B-team for the franchise. Capturing the spirit of Fallout in a way that nothing we've seen before has managed, Old World Blues demands a new world order: they know how to drive this one Bethesda. It's time to give them the keys.
90
WindowsAtomic Gamer
Bethesda has announced one final DLC add-on for New Vegas that will complete the Courier's story, and that'll be it. Let's hope that the success of the game overall - even if it was never a big runaway hit - prompts Bethesda to bring Obsidian back to work on future installment of Fallout in a few years, hopefully on a new game engine. id Tech 5 seems like a pretty good fit, don't you think?
90
WindowsNZGamer
"Sad, scary, kooky, weird and wonderful."
90
WindowsGameSpy
A handful of bugs chew their way into this immersive experience, including an all-too-frequent fast-travel crash that makes you completely reload the game... but it's still not enough to derail the DLC juggernaut that is Old World Blues. With more than 13 hours' worth of fun, hilarious, and classic Fallout content, Fallout: new Vegas -- Old World Blues is a must for any New Vegas owner.
90
PlayStation 3Playstation Illustrated
Fallout: New Vegas: Old World Blues is, without question, one of the strongest Fallout expansions yet. It manages to offer up a lot of gameplay (at least 10 - 12 hours depending on how much you want to explore) and loads of new play options. It's strongest feature, however, is its humor. It is just funny. Even though you're doing little more than going on fetch quests - the bane of RPG life - you're always rewarded with some humorous line or item that keeps you wanting to go forward. Most of the time, I kept playing just to see where the game would go next. Even if you felt a bit burned by past Fallout expansions, Old World Blues is a "Must Buy."
85
Xbox 360GameSpot
And the poor lighting and indistinct textures can make it difficult to spot mines or even quest items. But there's a good amount of content in here for enthusiasts--along with some new perks, a five-level increase to the level cap, and various weapons and clothing to take back with you into the Nevada wastes. You even earn a device called the transportalponder, which allows you to freely teleport between the crater and the desert. But the best reason Old World Blues gives you to return to Fallout: New Vegas is its nonstop humor, which is so outlandish as to make you laugh out loud, yet restrained enough to never be tasteless. At one point, you are told, "I have very good raisins for everything I do." And there is no better raisin to return to Fallout: New Vegas than this hilarious add-on.
85
WindowsGameSpot
And the poor lighting and indistinct textures can make it difficult to spot mines or even quest items. But there's a good amount of content in here for enthusiasts--along with some new perks, a five-level increase to the level cap, and various weapons and clothing to take back with you into the Nevada wastes. You even earn a device called the transportalponder, which allows you to freely teleport between the crater and the desert. But the best reason Old World Blues gives you to return to Fallout: New Vegas is its nonstop humor, which is so outlandish as to make you laugh out loud, yet restrained enough to never be tasteless. At one point, you are told, "I have very good raisins for everything I do." And there is no better raisin to return to Fallout: New Vegas than this hilarious add-on.
83
Xbox 360Gaming Nexus
Old World Blues is a fun and funny DLC offering up some great rewards along the way. The mission variations is slim, but you'll have plenty of areas to explore in the Big Empty. Bugs still crop up that can annoy or kill your game though.
82
Xbox 3603D Juegos
El contenido descargable, además, tiene una dificultad bien calibrada. Old World Blues nos recomienda al inicio del add-on no aventurarnos en su mundo a no ser que superemos el nivel 15 de personaje, algo más que razonable teniendo en cuenta el reto que trae consigo. La expansión prolonga en cinco niveles de experiencia el nuevo límite del personaje, y además se nos ofrecerán algunos nuevos elementos para sumar a nuestro arsenal y nuestra propia base de operaciones en este Gran Vacío al que podremos regresar siempre que deseemos una vez terminado.
82
Windows3D Juegos
El contenido descargable, además, tiene una dificultad bien calibrada. Old World Blues nos recomienda al inicio del add-on no aventurarnos en su mundo a no ser que superemos el nivel 15 de personaje, algo más que razonable teniendo en cuenta el reto que trae consigo. La expansión prolonga en cinco niveles de experiencia el nuevo límite del personaje, y además se nos ofrecerán algunos nuevos elementos para sumar a nuestro arsenal y nuestra propia base de operaciones en este Gran Vacío al que podremos regresar siempre que deseemos una vez terminado.
82
PlayStation 33D Juegos
Old World Blues es, de momento, el mejor de los contenidos descargables para Fallout New Vegas. Sentido del humor, buenos combates y un planteamiento argumental muy atractivo para un DLC por el que merece la pena pagar 9,99 euros o 800 Microsoft Points.
82
PlayStation 3Digital Chumps
Fallout's modern interpretation may have started to show its wrinkles, but Old World Blues remedies an aging formula by resurrecting the series' latent dark humor and pushing it in the spotlight. The Big Empty's rousing collection of psychotic and hilarious character are among the most entertaining in New Vegas, and engaging them turns conversation from a necessary slog to a riotous affair. On top of that the considerably large new area, complete with a ton of loot to find a buildings to explore, helps race Old World Blues to the front of the pack.
80
Xbox 360Eurogamer.it
La speranza del sottoscritto è senz'altro quella che gli sviluppatori riescano a mantenersi sui medesimi standard anche con Lonsome Road, prossimo e ultimo DLC previsto, ma raggiungere un tale obiettivo potrebbe non essere proprio una passeggiata.
80
Xbox 360IGN
After playing Dead Money and Honest Hearts, Old World Blues was a great surprise. Sure, the gameplay formula is typical Fallout -- fetch quests, exploration, killing, and moral decision making -- but it’s wrapped in a genuinely humorous package. That plus the boosted level cap, new arsenal and charming characters make this package well worth the $10 or 800 Microsoft point price tag.
80
Xbox 360Metro.co.uk
At last a Fallout download that’s genuinely worth the bandwidth, with a sparkling script that’s better than either of the main games.
80
Xbox 360Everyeye.it
Old World Blues è senza mezzi termini il DLC più riuscito di New Vegas. Grazie a una trama irriverente e briosa e un gameplay arricchito da un ottimo level design, quest’espansione è caldamente consigliata a chiunque vaghi ancora per le desolate lande del Mojave. Complice anche una longevità ben al di sopra della media e tutta una serie di nuove armi e armature, ogni amante di Fallout troverà più di un motivo valido per accedere alle piattaforme digitali di riferimento per fare propria una copia di Old World Blues.
80
WindowsIGN
After playing Dead Money and Honest Hearts, Old World Blues was a great surprise. Sure, the gameplay formula is typical Fallout -- fetch quests, exploration, killing, and moral decision making -- but it’s wrapped in a genuinely humorous package. That plus the boosted level cap, new arsenal and charming characters make this package well worth the $10 or 800 Microsoft point price tag.
80
WindowsGamer.no
Hvis du likte Fallout: New Vegas finnes det ingen gode grunner for at du ikke også skal like Old World Blues. Den byr på mer av alt: Mer action, mer å utforske, mer å lage og masse mer moro!
80
PlayStation 3Thunderbolt Games
Above all, Old World Blues is certainly a huge step up from Honest Hearts. Although its narrative barely holds a candle to Dead Money’s, the escapade at Big Mt. should be regarded as the former’s significant other; bringing complete closure to the Sierra Madre experience and vice versa. The journey most certainly has its challenges, but the rewards more than compensate for the time spent enduring another one of the Old World’s forgotten nightmares. No doubt, this is one venture that any Mojave traveler shouldn’t go without. Let’s give it up for Science!
80
PlayStation 3IGN
After playing Dead Money and Honest Hearts, Old World Blues was a great surprise. Sure, the gameplay formula is typical Fallout -- fetch quests, exploration, killing, and moral decision making -- but it’s wrapped in a genuinely humorous package. That plus the boosted level cap, new arsenal and charming characters make this package well worth the $10 or 800 Microsoft point price tag.
78
Xbox 360Xboxdynasty (XD)
Mit Old World Blues bietet Obsidian wieder neuen Stoff für nimmersatte Fallout-Fans. Für 800 Microsoft Points bekommt ihr zusätzlich sechs bis acht Stunden Spielspaß geboten und somit für kleines Geld mehr, als für so manchen Vollpreistitel. Zahlreiche Missionen warten darauf, von euch absolviert zu werden, um dem fiesen Dr. Möbius das Handwerk zu legen und aus dem Big MT zu entkommen. Innovativ gestalten sich die Missionsziele durch häufiges Suchen und Finden nicht, es macht aber einfach Spaß die Weiten des Kraters zu entdecken und sich den zahlreichen verrückten Entwicklungen der Professoren in den Weg zu stellen. Die angestaubte Grafik merkt man dem Titel zwar nun deutlich an, was die neueste Erweiterung für New Vegas jedoch durch die detailliert konstruierte Hintergrundgeschichte und die kreativen neuen Gegner wettmachen kann.
75
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Das Szenario von Old World Blues gefällt mir mit seiner Bioshock-Forschungsanlage und den Portal-Robo-Wissenschaftlern sehr gut und auch die Kämpfe sind endlich wirklich fordernd. Aber muss Obsidian gerade bei einem Dialog-lastigen Rollenspiel bei der deutschen Übersetzung derart schlampen? Wenn ich die Hälfte der Zeit die Dialoge vorspule oder im Kopf zurück auf Englisch übersetze, um den Sinn zu verstehen, läuft etwas falsch. Trotzdem ist Old World Blues ein ordentliches Paket: Die fünf zusätzlichen Charakter-Level, neuen Perks, die abgedrehten Waffen und die große Spielwelt zum Erforschen haben mich knapp acht Stunden beschäftigt – für einen 10-Euro-DLC fair.
70
Xbox 360Gamereactor (Denmark)
Kan man se igennem fingrene med dette, så venter der faktisk en rigtig god og solid oplevelse i Old World Blues, som jeg ikke vil tøve med at kalde spillets bedste udvidelse hidtil. Så er man fan af serien, er det blot med at finde den indre videnskabsmand frem og så ellers se om Old World Blues består testen.
70
Xbox 360Gamereactor (Sweden)
Old World Blues är en expansion som innehåller det man kan förvänta sig. Nya vapen, nya föremål, nya perks och man får tillgång till fem nya nivåer till sin karaktär. Med en hel del valfritt material som bygger på upplevelsen ett par timmar extra ger Old World Blues en spelupplevelse på ungefär åtta timmar. Beroende lite på hur snabb man är. Om man skippar allt det extra kan man knata sig igenom äventyret på fyra eller fem timmar utan större problem. Det är hela vägen ett trevligt äventyr som inte frångår normen, men som dock levererar fantastiska konversationer med de olika karaktärerna. Dock ska jag dela ut en känga än en gång åt det faktum att det är en del buggar i Old World Blues. Vid ett tillfälle hängde sig hela maskinen på ett och samma ställe flera gånger och jag har stött på karaktärer utan torsos och andra konstiga saker. Man tycker att Obsidian borde ha fått ordning på fortet vid det här laget.
67
Xbox 360Game Revolution
That said, Old World Blues is one of the best written DLCs for a Fallout game ever. It plays a strong part in the post-New Vegas story that the DLC packs are building, With that said, it's also one of the worst paced, with some of the most boring fetch quests you're likely to find in any Fallout game. It feels like an excuse to deliver excellent dialogue and humor, but with very few instances of quality content to actually play through.
67
WindowsGame Revolution
That said, Old World Blues is one of the best written DLCs for a Fallout game ever. It plays a strong part in the post-New Vegas story that the DLC packs are building, With that said, it's also one of the worst paced, with some of the most boring fetch quests you're likely to find in any Fallout game. It feels like an excuse to deliver excellent dialogue and humor, but with very few instances of quality content to actually play through.
65
Xbox 360Game Critics
Although it's larger and more fully developed than Honest Hearts, I'm afraid that Fallout: New Vegas—Old World Blues is another case of a great idea not living up to its potential. If the interesting bits had been better integrated into the quests and missions had given me more reason to want to explore the Big Empty, this add-on would have been tremendous. Instead, I've got fond memories of some funny conversations but not much else to show for the time I put in. R
65
Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com
Fallout New Vegas : Old World Blues est une extension encourageante. Basée sur un pitch délicieusement absurde, dans l'esprit des comics de science-fiction des années 50, elle vous propose de parcourir une vaste zone dotée d'un contenu généreux. Il ne lui manque que l'essentiel : de vraies missions, autrement plus motivantes que "ramène-moi ce truc, je te dirai à quoi ça sert". Le Grand Rien reste malgré tout un formidable terrain de jeu à conseiller à tous ceux qui ne sont pas particulièrement exigeants en matière de quêtes. Mais il faut bien l'avouer : on attend encore mieux de la part d'Obsidian.
65
PlayStation 3Jeuxvideo.com
Fallout New Vegas : Old World Blues est une extension encourageante. Basée sur un pitch délicieusement absurde, dans l'esprit des comics de science-fiction des années 50, elle vous propose de parcourir une vaste zone dotée d'un contenu généreux. Il ne lui manque que l'essentiel : de vraies missions, autrement plus motivantes que "ramène-moi ce truc, je te dirai à quoi ça sert". Le Grand Rien reste malgré tout un formidable terrain de jeu à conseiller à tous ceux qui ne sont pas particulièrement exigeants en matière de quêtes. Mais il faut bien l'avouer : on attend encore mieux de la part d'Obsidian.
65
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Fallout New Vegas : Old World Blues est une extension encourageante. Basée sur un pitch délicieusement absurde, dans l'esprit des comics de science-fiction des années 50, elle vous propose de parcourir une vaste zone dotée d'un contenu généreux. Il ne lui manque que l'essentiel : de vraies missions, autrement plus motivantes que "ramène-moi ce truc, je te dirai à quoi ça sert". Le Grand Rien reste malgré tout un formidable terrain de jeu à conseiller à tous ceux qui ne sont pas particulièrement exigeants en matière de quêtes. Mais il faut bien l'avouer : on attend encore mieux de la part d'Obsidian.
60
WindowsGamekult
Quelques ajouts bienvenus vu que le Grand Rien est particulièrement hostile. Entre exploration, combats en masse, passages infiltration et quêtes Fedex, Old World Blues reste donc dans la norme du genre, avec une quête centrale qui se bouclera en une poignée d'heures. Les objectifs secondaires épaissiront l'aventure pour ceux qui passeront la zone au peigne fin, et mettront à profit les bonus et items supplémentaires apportés par ce DLC classique mais bien fichu.