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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the voice or video acting. 4.1
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 3.6
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.2
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.9
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Overall User Score (26 votes) 4.0

Critic Reviews

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The Guardian (Oct 19, 2010)
For the rest of us, Fallout: New Vegas is simply every bit as good as you'd expect. Writing this review has been difficult simply because I've been itching to strap on my Pipboy, get back to the wasteland and do a bit more exploring – there's nothing quite like it. I think you'll feel the same.
100 (Feb 13, 2011)
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.
games xtreme (Oct 29, 2010)
Regardless of the little bugs and glitches, this is a better game than 3 due to the atmosphere, attention to detail and the amount of fun you can have. I would also dare to say that this is a far more direct sequel to Fallout and Fallout 2 than 3 was...and I don't think I'm alone in that sentiment. There's a lot to do in this game and there's a lot of hidden content if you can find it... It deserves a high score even when you encounter the odd little glitch, because it truly is a good quality gaming experience that's bound to keep you coming back to the Wasteland for more and more. With promised DLC on the way (for the 360) the future looks bright for the Vegas Strip and I can't wait to get back out there.
Tech-Gaming (Oct 20, 2010)
Players able to peer past Fallout New Vegas‘ visual hitches will find one of the most rewarding and intricate console experiences of the current generation. Like its predecessor, Vegas is more than a game- it’s a intricately detailed, mesmerizing world which manages to fit on a single DVD. With a patch or so, the title’s ambitions may be able to shine as bright as the iridescent glow emitted from the old strip itself.
GameSpy (Oct 25, 2010)
Ultimately, whether or not you enjoy Fallout: New Vegas depends on your tolerance for handling bugs. Personally, I didn't find them distracting enough to ruin the experience for me, and a few crashes over the course of 80+ hours felt like a small price to pay for one of my favorite games of the year. Some players will get fed up more quickly than others, just as I'm sure some won't care a whit about glitchy A.I. or weird textures problems. 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.
Console Obsession (Feb 26, 2011)
Fallout: New Vegas isn’t dramatically different to Fallout 3, but it’s not just a mere re-skin of Bethesda’s offering either. Many will appreciate the additional layer of complexity and the more authentic Fallout feel. It’s all enough to make Fallout: New Vegas easily a better, if less impactful game than its predecessor.
We Got This Covered (Oct 27, 2010)
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.
AusGamers (Oct 20, 2010)
Beyond the technical shortcomings, I can’t put the damn game down. And like I said, it’s big. Really big. Dauntingly big. But engagingly so. The writing is much tighter, the characters more engaging, the world more tangible and your investment in it so much more personal - here’s hoping we see a culmination of both efforts for the obvious fourth installment on some bugless new tech.
XboxAchievements (Oct 19, 2010)
Not really a major leap forward over Fallout 3, but certainly not just more of the same either. The variety of missions and random tasks will keep you entertained for hours and the few new additions serve to provide a welcome distraction in terms of crafting, gambling and reputation management. Jump in, but make sure you come up for air now and again.
GamersGlobal (Oct 23, 2010)
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.
GamePro (US) (Oct 18, 2010)
Fallout 3 introduced us to a bold new vision of a post-apocalyptic America and provided one of the most satisfying RPG experiences in years. Obsidian’s worthy follow-up brings the action west to the bright lights of New Vegas, and while it doesn’t perfect the franchise formula, it adds an intriguing new chapter to the series lore.
Destructoid (Oct 19, 2010)
If New Vegas were being reviewed as a piece of software, as a technical product, the judgement would be absolutely appalling. These are games, however, and deserve to be reviewed for the experiences they provide. The experience of New Vegas is sublime and so incredibly big that the ratio between getting annoyed by freezes and getting excited by the game's wonderfully engaging world firmly favors a positive outlook. Very few games could be good enough to make up for serious technical errors. In fact, I could count them on one hand. New Vegas is good enough, though. And being good enough to make up for system lock-ups is the highest praise you could give any game.
Atomic Gamer (Oct 19, 2010)
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...
90 (UK) (Oct 19, 2010)
Fallout: New Vegas is still a fantastic game, only slightly held back by its increasingly outdated tech. 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.
90 (Oct 19, 2010)
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.
XboxAddict (Oct 17, 2010)
Now as we tally up our winnings, we see all this innovation and all of this amazing detail and the total figure is that Fallout: New Vegas is one amazing game. Now even though it is not truly Fallout 4, so much effort has been put into making New Vegas an amazing experience all in its own. With a major improved control scheme, the introduction of Hardcore Mode, beautifully detailed environments and national landmarks, Fallout: New Vegas is the real Entertainment Capital of the World.
Planet Xbox 360 (Oct, 2010)
During my time I couldn't set the controller down. It's fun and that is ultimately what a game should be about and New Vegas hits it on the head. It's eloquently and elaborately woven mission structure is something that should never be changed, and in fact I would like to see it in other games as well. The Mojave wasteland is packed with memorable locations and characters and is a worthy followup to Fallout 3. I just expected more from New Vegas but in the end it all feels like a giant expansion upon the premise laid out two years ago. Again, not a bad thing if that's what you're looking for, more of the same isn't bad with this formula.
85 (Oct 20, 2010)
Fallout: New Vegas, come detto all’inizio dell’articolo, è un gigantesco DLC, un upgrade del terzo capitolo uscito nel 2008. Tuttavia, se di solito una tale affermazione è usata in termini negativi, mai come in questo caso la situazione appare rosea. E’ vero: mancano novità di un certo peso e per lo più il gameplay è rimasto assolutamente invariato. Tuttavia la nuova ambientazione, una maggior cura nell’aspetto narrativo e tecnico, e la solita gigantesca quantità di cose da fare e posti da visitare, ci offrono l’ennesima e magnifica avventura da vivere a capofitto. Se non avete apprezzato Fallout 3 non troverete un valido motivo perchè New Vegas possa piacervi. Al contrario se avete amato il titolo di Bethesda, e non siete ancora sazi, è giunto il momento per una seconda portata. Il sapore sarà simile, ma quando il tutto è squisito, perché lamentarsi?
85 (Oct 22, 2010)
Nach dem Einstieg, der wie ein schwacher Aufguss der grandiosen Charaktereinführung aus Fallout 3 wirkte, war ich skeptisch. Denn die Hauptgeschichte um den nieder geschossenen Kurier hinterließ zunächst genau so viel Stirnrunzeln wie eine Kulisse, die im Zeitalter von Red Dead Redemption gerade noch als spröde Schönheit durchgeht - Architektur hui, Details pfui. Hinzu kommen grafische Schwächen und ärgerliche Bugs auf allen Plattformen. Es gibt genug technische Argumente gegen Gold. Und ich musste lange mit dieser Wertung kämpfen. Aber ähnlich wie anno dazumal in Vampire: Die Maskerade oder The Witcher können diese Schlampigkeiten meine Faszination nicht mindern. Denn da liegt dieses weite Land mit all seinen unentdeckten Orten vor mir, es flimmert in sengender Hitze auf dem Asphalt und es kribbelt in zu vielen Situationen überaus angenehm - Obsidian bietet mir hier wesentlich mehr Rollenspiel als BioWare in Mass Effect 2.
TeamXbox (Oct 25, 2010)
Fallout New Vegas is a compelling package that offers a variety in activities and ways to play. Players will find an interesting story that is crafted around the decisions they have made. It excels at immersion and it can grab even the most reluctant players. There are some minor issues with repeating player models and music but with a game this size they seem small and insignificant. All of the immersion in the world can’t stop players from being pulled away by the show stopping bugs. These issues should not detract from those interested in New Vegas from checking it out. New players and Fallout veterans alike will appreciate the long length and amount of lore present.
Xbox Mag (Nov 23, 2010)
On ne vous le répètera jamais assez, c'est la beauté intérieur qui compte. Celle de Fallout New Vegas rattrape largement ce physique disgracieux. Alors que vous soyez rebuté par cet aspect technique moyen ou trop méfiant à l'idée de ne pas retrouver le Fallout qui vous ferait rêver, passez outre vos préjugés, déambulez sur ces terres et vous verrez tout un univers vous emporter. Fallout New Vegas vous propose tout simplement l'aventure avec un très grand A : libre, long, prenant, complet et très bien écrit. Une quinte flush royale face à laquelle vous ne pouvez que vous coucher.
RPGFan (Oct 19, 2010)
Despite a fantastic world and a great core game, the game has quite a few issues with bugs, and many of the new features – such as companion wheels and "iron sights" on weapons – just don't work particularly well. However, like all of the previous Obsidian titles mentioned, Fallout: New Vegas is, at its core, a gem. If you're a fan of Fallout 3, Oblivion or other recent WRPGs, there's a lot to like.
Game Informer Magazine (Oct 18, 2010)
Maybe Obsidian’s lack of familiarity with Bethesda’s technology resulted in New Vegas’ plateau. Maybe Bethesda barked orders to make it identical to Fallout 3. In any case, gamers should expect more of the same from this follow-up. If Fallout 3 holds a place among your top 10 games of this generation like it does for me, another rewarding 200-plus hours of survival awaits you.
85 (Oct 20, 2010)
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 aspect 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.
IGN (Oct 19, 2010)
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.
Extreme Gamer (Oct 27, 2010)
Fallout: New Vegas is an epic journey that matches the magnitude of Fallout 3. New Vegas will take away your social life and breed a new game addicted wasteland crawling creature. While it might not be the prettiest game on the market, you can't deny the substance and bang for your buck. Sure, I would have liked New Vegas to be more like what I expect out of Fallout 4. However, Obsidian did a good job improving the core mechanics while deepening both the RPG and FPS elements. Fallout: New Vegas will appeal to anyone who loves blowing heads off a super-mutant and exploring strange new lands. This is adventure on the grandest scale and we love it.
83 (Nov 08, 2010)
It felt great to go back to the Wasteland and explore, but I couldn’t shake the feeling that I’d been here before. I did like the location of the game more, but that’s also because I like Las Vegas. I still found myself exploring a lot and had a great time, but players looking for something new in the Fallout universe won’t find it here. This is a must have for Fallout 3 fans that were looking for more of the same thing, but this won’t change the mind of people who didn’t like the last game.
RPG Site (Nov 16, 2010)
After how successful Fallout 3 was, more of the same gameplay is something that was expected and is actually pretty welcome. It's a shame that right now there are so many bugs and technical problems breaking the game on all three formats, as that's enough to prevent it from being a better game than its predecessor in my eyes. If you love games with a great story or loved Fallout 3 and can look past the bugs, New Vegas is a must-play. If not? Wait for a few more patches to drop.
Softpedia (Oct 26, 2010)
So, despite the engine bugs, Fallout New Vegas is a name that truly lives up to the RPG title. Besides offering some amazing views of the irradiated Mojave Desert, it also keeps you going for hours at a time, making you wish for just one more quest, one more abandoned desert shack to discover, one more mutated monster to slay.
Xboxygen (Nov 15, 2010)
Que demander de plus ? Que demander de plus qu’une quête passionnante, bien écrite ? Qu’une ambiance phénoménale, oppressante ? Qu’un jeu de rôle riche et doté d’une durée de vie et d’une rejouabilité excellente ? Et bien on aurait pu demander que Fallout New Vegas soit développé par des gars talentueux avec un moteur remis à neuf et doté d’une version originale sous-titrée. Car maintenant on le sait, les développeurs d’Obisidian sont aussi bon pour créer un jeu de rôle que mauvais pour le programmer correctement. Car attendre la sortie des patchs pour pouvoir apprécier l’aventure comme il se doit, même quand on est amoureux, même si il s’agit d’un merveilleux jeu, ça use. Sur ce, je vous laisse et je retourne à New Vegas affronter sa faune cruelle et ses bugs.
Made2Game (Oct 21, 2010)
Obsidian has done a fantastic job with New Vegas, sure it may seem dated when you look at it, but scratch the surface and you are met with a compelling storyline and character progression that will make you forget all about the flaws. New Vegas gives you as much as you put into it, and the beauty is that you can put in as much as you want, because it will keep on giving.
Gamereactor (Sweden) (Oct 19, 2010)
Utan dessa buggar hade betyget självklart blivit högre, men i dagsläget är så inte fallet. Ser man bortom dessa buggar är dock Fallout: New Vegas det bästa spel jag har spelat i år. Det är ännu bättre, djupare och mer förfinat jämfört med Fallout 3. Obsidian Entertainment har verkligen slagit huvudet på spiken i och med Fallout: New Vegas och det är utan knussel deras överlägset bästa spel hittils. Cirkeln är sluten och det är glädjande att se att fadäser såsom Alpha Protocol var en tillfällig svaghet. Black Isle skapade magi med de två första Fallout-spelen och när de än en gång får ta hand om den klassiska spelserien har denna gång Obsidian Entertainment än en gång skapat spelmagi. Synd bara med onödiga buggar som blandar smolk i bägaren.
Level (Sweden) (Nov, 2010)
Men trots att det känns som om jag är kvar i samma spel som hösten 2008 kommer beroendet tillbaka. Efter 50 speltimmar känner jag fortfarande suget efter att utforska det sönderbombade, nedgångna ödelandskapet i jakt på bättre utrustning och vapen, mer kapsyler och fler hemligheter att upptäcka. Jag trodde att jag var klar med den här världen för längesedan, men Obsidian har visat hur fel jag hade.
Thunderbolt Games (Nov 10, 2010)
Although it’s visually dated, New Vegas is a bona fide Fallout title that contains well over 100 potential hours of quality post-apocalyptic RPG gaming that ought to please existing fans and gain the series many new ones. Although not a direct sequel, it’s a worthy successor to Fallout 3 and once its gameplay-impeding bugs are stomped from digital existence, it’ll offer an immense experience with a wealth of worthwhile replayability.
The Escapist (Oct 18, 2010)
Fans of either the original Fallout games, or 2008's Fallout 3 will find plenty to love in this new installment. New weapons, characters and locations, plus a fresh sensibility marry to make New Vegas a near-perfect continuation of the series.
Giant Bomb (Oct 18, 2010)
It's not a surprise that Fallout: New Vegas sticks closely to Fallout 3's structure and style. But if it weren't for the game's way-too-long list of technical issues, New Vegas would actually be better than its predecessor. Instead, it's a well-written game with so many issues that some of you might want to take a pass, at least until some of this nonsense gets fixed. Yet, for all its flaws, I'd consider taking a second run through it, if only to see how some of the game's finer points play out with different choices.
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.
1UP (Oct 25, 2010)
If only it was a stable product and didn't ship with so many bugs, I would've given New Vegas a higher score. As it is, this review reflects the game shortly after launch. Future patches will no doubt fix a number of issues, but these problems shouldn't keep you from trying the game out...eventually. If you do start playing now, you know what to expect, but despite all of the bugs and tech issues, I still loved my experience in New Vegas. I even look forward to booting up the game and playing through from the beginning again someday.
Gaming Nexus (Oct 18, 2010)
The gameplay and style's going to be familiar for those that play Fallout 3, which can be a good and bad thing. Those looking for a huge improvement over Fallout 3 will be disappointed, but fans of the series will enjoy going back into the world again with a huge amount of space to explore. Combat outside of VATS still isn't fun for me, but the gameplay and user interface improvements are nicely done. Bugs, bugs, and more bugs can bring the game to a halt.
GameSpot (Oct 20, 2010)
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. It's unfortunate that it suffers from so many bugs and other inconsistencies. Role-playing veterans expect glitches in games this complex, but this one far exceeds tolerable limits for these kinds of issues. And yet as busted as it is, Fallout: New Vegas is periodically awesome and consistently compelling. If you've got the stomach for some technological lunacy, this is one gamble that will pay off.
XboxFrance (Dec 09, 2010)
Fallout New Vegas n'est autre qu'une évolution de Fallout 3 mais risque cependant de faire de nombreux adeptes grâce à l'apparition notamment du système de factions qui donne un peu de piment au jeu. Certes, le moteur graphique est vieux, la direction artistique à la ramasse mais on ne peut pas nier que Fallout New Vegas reste un excellent jeu de rôle, long et intéressant sur le long terme. Un bon investissement pour ceux qui veulent passer de nombreuses heures devant leur console.
70 (Oct 25, 2010)
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.
70 (Oct 20, 2010)
Sometimes to convey an emotion you just have to go with a gut reaction. Often times they might not be verbose or composed of deep explanation, but in their brevity they're usually expressively succinct. Think of the scenario like a reasoning test. In this case:

Fallout: New Vegas :: samey
Joystiq (Oct 19, 2010)
Paradoxically, New Vegas doesn't make good on much new on any front, and it takes a hit both as experience and product for it. As fond as I am of the idea of an alternate reality Fallout 3, we shouldn't forget that game was released in late 2008, and Obsidian's contribution to the franchise looks and feels every day of two years old, maybe more. But it's still a giant, cool, twisted, funny world to explore, chock full of a staggering number of adventures. Is that really the sort of experience you can afford to pass up?
68 (Oct 30, 2010)
Look, many of those that loved Fallout 3 are absolutely going to love New Vegas, whatever I say here is unlikely to sway your opinion. But let's not labour under the misapprehension that New Vegas is anything other than an inflated and over-priced expansion riddled with the kind of sloppy and destructive bugs that would see most other games given a swift kicking and critical mauling. But I'm being too harsh, aren't I? Lazily focusing on only the negative? Over critical to the point of pedantry perhaps? Maybe so, but I'm not willing to tow the line, and if there's one thing that pisses me off without exception it's a full-price retail tag slapped shamelessly onto a distinctly half-arsed product. Now there's a quote for the box.
Edge (Oct 22, 2010)
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. Few games have built up a world like New Vegas, and even fewer have squandered such opportunities like this.
40 (Dec 10, 2010)
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.