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Fallout: New Vegas (Windows)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

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On the way to RPG perfection Oleg Roschin (164804) 4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars
New Vegas brings the role playing back to Fallout Kadath Bird (619) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.7
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.3
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.0
Overall MobyScore (60 votes) 3.8

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On décerne rarement un 10/10. Et New Vegas n’était pas assez poli pour mériter un 15. Alors, réfléchissez, ne percevez pas cette note comme celle de la perfection. Car, ce Fallout possède ses défauts, des choses qui pourront paraître insurmontables à certains (je vous plains de tout mon coeur). Heureusement, ce qui compte vraiment ici, c’est le gigantisme, la maîtrise, le raffinement, la fidélité et la complexité de cette aventure. Il faut célébrer les développeurs qui ont l’échine de mener un tel projet à bien. Car, ce New Vegas, mes frères, est bien Fallout 3. Et maintenant, je n’ai plus qu’une peur, finir par l’épuiser.
So here’s the deal folks, Fallout New Vegas is a work of art plain and simple. It’s ability to echo the desperation of the American political landscape through a clever collection of wit, technical know how, and gripping storytelling is second to none. Owning this game is a requirement for anyone that appreciates the form. This is the part where you buy the game.
Fallout: New Vegas, looks and plays exactly the same as Fallout 3. But the additions that Obsidian have made push the survival angle even further to provide a much more immersive and authentic experience, and just like its predecessor New Vegas proves to be a role-playing masterpiece.
After Fallout 3, veterans of the series had lost any kind of hope they would ever set foot in a new post-apocalyptic world that they could appreciate without the help of mods. That’s why New Vegas is all the more impressive, because despite its problematic foundation, it turned into a game that even the most elitist and conservative of fans will play until exhaustion.
Vandal Online
El cambio de desarrolladora no se ha notado en el juego: quizás se podía esperar que Obsidian hubiese aportado algo más que un cambio de escenario y unas cuantas pinceladas en la jugabilidad. Pero también cabe preguntarse: ¿Por qué cambiar algo que ha funcionado tan bien? La recomendación es clara: si te gustó Fallout 3, no dudes un instante con hacerte con New Vegas. Es más de lo mismo, y tan bueno como uno de los mejores juegos de 2008, con una completa región que descubrir y en la que perderse, una mirada a la situación en el Oeste de Norteamérica y una avalancha de misiones. No es una bomba nuclear que estalla en tu cara inesperadamente, pero ni engaña ni pretende ser otra cosa: es un Fallout.
En retournant aux sources de la série Fallout, Obsidian signe de loin sa meilleure production. Et si côté gameplay, malgré quelques ajouts très appréciables, le jeu ne s'éloigne pas vraiment des bases posées par Oblivion et Fallout 3, l'univers, lui, est totalement imprégné de l'esprit de la licence d'Interplay, de sa maturité et de sa crudité jusqu'à sa qualité d'écriture qui rend la moindre quête secondaire passionnante. Cependant pour profiter de toute la profondeur et de toute la richesse que peut offrir Fallout: New Vegas, il faudra passer outre un enrobage désastreux. Car on parle bien, ici, respectivement de perfection et de médiocrité.
Ultimately, whether or not you enjoy Fallout: New Vegas depends on your tolerance for handling bugs. If you can see the forest for the buggy trees, you'll quickly see that Fallout: New Vegas is the pinnacle of the first-person RPG genre.
Gamer Limit
If you are the kind of gamer who can dedicate tons and tons of time to one game, do yourself a favor and pick up Fallout: New Vegas. The amount of options are staggering and will keep those who are motivated entertained for a long long time.
We Got This Covered
In conclusion, Fallout: New Vegas not only successfully draws players into the Fallout world once again, but does so with flying colors. Its addictive gameplay and expansive world allow for players to truly have an exceptional RPG experience. The new installation’s developers did a good job of not causing overkill on the added abilities and tweaked gameplay like Valve did with the Left 4 Dead series. Returning the franchise to some of its original principals not only paid off, but did so with style.
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Obsidian levert met New Vegas een echte toptitel af die Fallout 3 op zowat alle vlakken het nakijken geeft. Logisch dan ook dat New Vegas, net als zijn voorganger twee jaar geleden, een serieuze optie op de Spel van het Jaar-trofee neemt.
New Vegas tenía la complicada labor de suceder a un juego como Fallout 3, con sus cientos de horas de juego más sus múltiples expansiones, usando el mismo motor y un sistema de juego parecido. El resultado es tremendamente satisfactorio gracias principalmente al talento de Obsidian para crear personajes e historias, que consiguen sobreponerse a cierta sensación de "deja vu" ante la similitud de ambos juegos.
It's fair to say that Obsidian has never really had a defining success. For years it's been the studio that gives us "almost but not quite" games - from the unrealised ambition of Knights of the Old Republic 2, to the scrappy mess of Alpha Protocol. Well, that reputation dies today. Despite the numerous bugs, New Vegas is a magnificent RPG, one that stands head and shoulders above its predecessor. More importantly, it's also the game that Fallout fans have been waiting for. Van Buren can finally rest in peace.
Atomic Gamer
With a hugely expanded perk system, new traits you can use to give your character both an advantage and a disadvantage, warring factions to join or make enemies out of, plenty of new features to dig into, and better dialogue, Fallout: New Vegas is better than Fallout 3 in many ways. Not everything has improved or changed, though, as the denizens of the Mojave still move and act unnaturally, and the vast number of bugs and issues are very difficult to just ignore. Even with all that, though, this is still the best game Obsidian has ever made, and finally we are seeing this studio live up to the potential we all knew they had. Now we just need some patches to fix a few bugs...
Hooked Gamers
I think the best way to describe Fallout: New Vegas is to say it's Fallout 3 with a bit of Alpha Protocol, which makes sense. But even with that extra little bit, New Vegas is most definitely a Fallout game. More specifically, it's a Fallout 3 game. So regardless of what I or anyone else says, you should already know if you'd enjoy it. If you don't, then you haven't played Fallout 3, in which case, shame on you. I enjoyed Fallout 3 and I certainly enjoyed New Vegas.
Ja, Fallout New Vegas hat viel zu viele Bugs -- aber keine, die uns vom Spielen abhalten würde. Auf den ersten Blick mag Fallout – New Vegas nicht mehr sein als Fallout 3 "mit mehr Sonnenlicht." Doch wer sich auf das Spiel einlässt, findet ein weit besseres RPG vor, das insbesondere viele Angebote an die Fans der beiden ersten Fallout-Teile macht.
In New Vegas, the fun Fallout 3 formula is intact, with more polished combat, high-quality side missions, and the exciting setting of the Vegas strip. Unfortunately, the bugs also tagged along for the ride. If Obsidian and Bethesda had polished up the game by fixing the AI, improving the animations or even gotten it to run smoothly, perhaps it would feel less like a giant expansion of Fallout 3 and more like its own game. Be that as it may, Fallout 3 was a great game, so as similar as it is, Fallout: New Vegas is still a fun ride that offers more for fans of the series to enjoy. If you can look past its shortcomings, this is definitely a wasteland worth exploring.
GameStar (Germany)
Kalifornien und Washington waren toll, aber von allen Fallout-Regionen ist Nevada für mich die bisher beste: einleuchtend, überraschend vielfältig und dicht vollgestopft mit Abenteuern. In mancher Hinsicht übertrifft New Vegas seinen Vorgängen Fallout 3 noch, insbesondere bei den klasse gestalteten Begleitern und der immensen Sammelvielfalt. Dem Gegenüber steht aber die allzu schwache Rahmenhandlung. Und die simple Tatsache, dass sich die Zeit seit Fallout 3 weitergedreht hat: Spiele wie Mass Effect 2 definieren heute, wie filmhaft mitreißend man eine Geschichte inszenieren kann. Dagegen wirkt New Vegas steif und altbacken. Macht nichts, denn ein fantastischer, hochmotivierender und nebenbei herrlich witziger Spaß ist das neue Fallout trotzdem.
CPU Gamer
I can't think of a better RPG that has come out in 2010. Obsidian has made an outstanding game and someday, they'll crank out a product that isn't barely holding itself together, but until that day, New Vegas has so much of what makes RPGs so great – influencing the events and people around you, the joy of discovery and playing a role in a world that matters.
Game Over Online
And that’s Fallout: New Vegas in a nutshell, and Fallout 3 for that matter except for a different plotline. There is no escaping the fact that Fallout: New Vegas is more or less Fallout 3. The map might be bigger, the side quests more expansive, but if you’ve played Fallout 3, you’re not going to find anything dramatically new here. Good thing? I think so. Great thing? Probably not.
3D Juegos
Más de lo mismo, sí, pero ¿y qué? New Vegas continúa profundizando en el ahora fecundo universo Fallout con una nueva entrega que agradará muy mucho a los fans. Es cierto que no trae consigo novedades muy cuantiosas, pero es un título que hace los deberes con suficiente rotundidad como para considerarlo una gran propuesta dentro de un año particularmente formidable para el rol.
Vegas represents a solid addition to Fallout canon. Those accustomed to investing hours examining endless story arcs, or searching vast environments for details will certainly appreciate Obsidian's efforts, even if newcomers may struggle to see what all the fuss is about.
Fallout: New Vegas is an expansive and complicated RPG that encourages you to see and do as much as you can. This is an explorer's game, always lavishing new and interesting quests on you and giving you a lot of flexibility in how you approach many of them. It builds upon Fallout 3's mechanics in interesting and esoteric ways, making it a comfortable evolution to one of 2008's best games. A few glitches and performance issues occasionally let it down, yet Fallout: New Vegas is periodically awesome and often compelling. If you crave an expansive and flexible adventure in which your choices actually matter, this is one gamble that will pay off.
A l'instar d'un certain Fallout 2, Fallout New Vegas apparaît de prime abord comme une timide évolution de son prédécesseur, affublée d'un rendu visuel techniquement repoussant et artistiquement peu inspiré. Il suffit pourtant de s'y plonger avec suffisamment de conviction pour mesurer l'importance de chaque apport, à commencer par le système de réputation lié aux factions. On appréciera alors la cohérence remarquable de l'univers ainsi que la richesse incommensurable des possibilités offertes. En boostant l'aspect jeu de rôle du précédent opus, Obsidian devrait même permettre à son bébé d'être adopté par les fans les plus hardcore de la série. Il est toutefois difficile de pardonner les nombreux problèmes techniques du jeu et son optimisation perfectible, qui nous conduisent à sanctionner légèrement la note finale.
PC Games (Germany)
Fallout 3 zählt zu meinen Lieblingsspielen, New Vegas jedoch nicht. Das hat viele Gründe, von der veralteten Technik über die weniger liebevoll gestaltete Spielwelt bis hin zu einigen Interface- und Bug-Zicken, die ich Ende 2010 eigentlich nicht mehr sehen will. Trotzdem habe ich es sehr gern durchgespielt und werd’s auch noch ein zweites Mal tun – die Fülle an Quests, die vielen Entscheidungen und der Hardcore-Modus haben mich nämlich prima unterhalten! Mein Tipp: Kaufen Sie sich erst mal Fallout 3 und zocken Sie’s genüsslich durch. Wenn Sie dann noch Lust auf mehr haben, ist New Vegas das richtige Spiel für Sie.
PC Gamer
There are things to see, sure, but the rewards aren’t nearly as interesting in New Vegas. I didn’t get as much out of heading for intriguing things on the horizon as I did in the previous game. With some new technology and the ambition to create a full world as compelling as the previous game’s, it could have been wonderful.
Cheat Code Central
Fallout 3 is one of the best games of this generation, and fans should be thrilled to see a new story told in a similar fashion. We’re looking forward to spending more time in New Vegas, and checking out the DLC when it comes out.
Worth Playing
Looking past its mutated scars is the only way to enjoy Fallout: New Vegas, both for expatriates from the wastes of the District of Columbia and veteran Desert Rangers who have followed the series since the PC days. If you can soldier past what makes it feel as battered as its namesake and push aside its past baggage, potential survivors might find that New Vegas' odds are worth betting on.
D+PAD Magazine
Obsidian had an admirable chance to re-define the Fallout experience but have really failed to enrapture our passions for the series. More of the same? Yes. But ultimately unlikely to be remembered as fondly as the third in the Fallout cannon.
Cheat Happens
If Fallout: New Vegas were an expansion pack or DLC, it'd be instantly worth the money, but asking gamers to put down $60 for a title that adds almost nothing new, yet is chock full of technical issues is a bit much. Still, those who love the Fallout games are sure to find much to love in the Mojave Wasteland. Fallout: New Vegas isn't the masterpiece many thought it would be, but fans are sure to enjoy one more romp with their Pip-Boy.
Fallout: New Vegas is niet ontzettend vernieuwend ten opzichte van zijn voorganger, maar zet een ijzersterke sfeer neer in combinatie met een geloofwaardig verhaal. De game bevat voldoende gedenkwaardige momenten en diepgang om zelfs de meeste verstokte RPG-fan tevreden te stellen. Jammer is daarom dat bugs, laadtijden en de tegenvallende presentatie zo nu en dan roet in het eten gooien.
Malgré un aspect technique à faire pleurer un maître zen, Fallout New Vegas joue la carte de la sobriété et du retour aux sources. Un pari qui se solde par une réussite : New Vegas, s’il ne nous offre pas le scénario du siècle, propose néanmoins un gameplay roleplay très poussé, truffé de mécaniques toujours efficaces comme les réputations ou les aptitudes ayant un réel impact sur notre progression. Un must have.
Thunderbolt Games
Fallout: New Vegas is a testament to the fact that the small details are what can really matter in a game. For seasoned Fallout fans, New Vegas will represent a huge step in the right direction. Obsidian’s writers have crafted a game world which is arguably far superior to Bethesda’s; however, for players who aren’t looking for a more authentic Fallout game - or simply don’t care - this game is basically just more of the same. It’s Fallout 3 with a wild west coat of paint to go along with its twisted 1950s aesthetic. That will mean more to some than it will to others, but either way, it’s a great adventure.
gameplay (Denmark)
New Vegas er et udfordrende og aldeles velfortalt rollespil, hvor dine valg har håndgribelige konsekvenser.
OMGN: Online Multiplayer Games Network
If you liked Fallout 3, you’ll like New Vegas. You won’t like it as much as Fallout 3. It doesn’t have a whole lot more to offer, and most of what it does have is aesthetics. Story, setting and sound can please some of the people some of the time, but if you’re looking for game play improvements, you’re not going to find much beyond some bells and whistles.
Obsidian has, once again, released a game that hits most of the marks for a good RPG, but is marred by an uninspiring main quest line and peppered with some annoying bugs.
Avis aux joueurs qui savent serrer les dents quand sonne le clairon de la légion des bugs : Fallout : New Vegas propose une expérience profonde et gratifiante durant au moins une bonne vingtaine d'heures de jeu. Il faut prendre la mesure de ce qu’accomplit ce New Vegas, projet lesté par son horizon d’exploitation de licence juteuse, sa finition honteuse et sa direction artistique tâtonnante. En dépit de ces défauts, et fort d'un game design de qualité assuré par le précédent épisode, le joueur fait l’expérience de ce qu’un RPG bien écrit et bien construit peut réussir de mieux : faire vivre un passionnant récit comme une expérience participative, et non plus comme une expérience par procuration. Quelque part, c'est aussi ce à quoi le jeu vidéo narratif peut aspirer de plus grand.
Armchair Empire, The
This game got released too early. Had it been released around the holidays, and with the collection of bugs and broken quests eliminated, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it as a great gift for gamers. As it is, I can only say that it's beautiful but tragically flawed.
Looking purely at the new features of Fallout: New Vegas, I want to entrench myself in the Mojave wasteland and never return. Obsidian Entertainment has bolstered the series with an array of fantastic additions, including crafting and Hardcore mode, but it’s hard to appreciate them in light of incessant bugs and unfulfilling quests. Fallout: New Vegas was a valiant effort, but it’s back to the vaults for me.
Old and ugly, not enough variety in quests or combat, might have scraped another point if it wasn’t so half-finished and glitchy. Only plus is that it’s a good interactive story, but then so is a pop-up book and that won’t set you back 40 quid. Buy this if you’re a devout fan of the series and you’ll be getting a fine addon.