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Release Dates

10/19/10 Bethesda Softworks
11/04/10 Bethesda Softworks
10/22/10 Bethesda Softworks

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Owners: 174
Favorite: 18
Tracked: 9
Wishlist: 26
Now Playing: 12

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Fallout: New Vegas - Summary

Experience all the sights and sounds of fabulous New Vegas, brought to you by Vault-Tec, America's First Choice in Post Nuclear Simulation. Explore the treacherous wastes of the Great Southwest from the safety and comfort of your very own vault: Meet new people, confront terrifying creatures, and arm yourself with the latest high-tech weaponry as you make a name for yourself on a thrilling new journey across the Mojave wasteland. A word of warning, however - while Vault-Tec engineers have prepared for every contingency,* in Vegas, fortunes can change in an instant. Enjoy your stay.

* Should not be construed as a legally-binding claim.


Welcome to Vegas. New Vegas.

It’s the kind of town where you dig your own grave prior to being shot in the head and left for dead…and that’s before things really get ugly. It’s a town of dreamers and desperados being torn apart by warring factions vying for complete control of this desert oasis. It’s a place where the right kind of person with the right kind of weaponry can really make a name for themselves, and make more than an enemy or two along the way.

As you battle your way across the heat-blasted Mojave Wasteland, the colossal Hoover Dam, and the neon drenched Vegas Strip, you’ll be introduced to a colorful cast of characters, power-hungry factions, special weapons, mutated creatures and much more. Choose sides in the upcoming war or declare “winner takes all” and crown yourself the King of New Vegas in this follow-up to the 2008 videogame of the year, Fallout 3.

Enjoy your stay.

Key Features:

  • Feel the Heat in New Vegas! Not even nuclear fallout could slow the hustle of Sin City. Explore the vast expanses of the desert wastelands – from the small towns dotting the Mojave Wasteland to the bright lights of the New Vegas strip. See the Great Southwest as could only be imagined in Fallout.
  • Feuding Factions, Colorful Characters and a Host of Hostiles! A war is brewing between rival factions with consequences that will change the lives of all the inhabitants of New Vegas. The choices you make will bring you into contact with countless characters, creatures, allies, and foes, and determine the final explosive outcome of this epic power struggle.
  • New Systems! Enjoy new additions to Fallout: New Vegas such as a Companion Wheel that streamlines directing your companions, a Reputation System that tracks the consequences of your actions, and the aptly titled Hardcore Mode to separate the meek from the mighty. Special melee combat moves have been added to bring new meaning to the phrase “up close and personal”. Use V.A.T.S. to pause time in combat, target specific enemy body parts and queue up attacks, or get right to the action using the finely-tuned real-time combat mechanics.
  • An Arsenal of Shiny New Guns! With double the amount of weapons found in Fallout 3, you’ll have more than enough new and exciting ways to deal with the threats of the wasteland and the locals. In addition, Vault-Tec engineers have devised a new weapons configuration system that lets you tinker with your toys and see the modifications you make in real time.
  • Let it Ride! In a huge, open world with unlimited options you can see the sights, choose sides, or go it alone. Peacemaker or Hard Case, House Rules, or the Wild Card - it’s all in how you play the game.

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Opinion (39)

1 n/a 280,420 123,495 83,067 486,982
2 n/a 94,191 56,581 32,935 183,707
3 35,989 38,498 25,857 14,372 114,716
4 7,008 15,296 24,547 10,468 57,319
5 3,610 9,796 15,993 6,795 36,194
6 2,848 11,590 30,352 11,849 56,639
7 2,523 14,309 44,164 16,859 77,855
8 2,443 22,776 42,293 17,501 85,013
9 3,598 28,607 61,453 24,759 118,417
10 5,014 30,223 71,109 28,219 134,565
Slimebeast posted 28/08/2013, 05:18
PearlJam, that's a good comment. I agree with your analysis. Largely both games felt quite similar though. I have a hard time deciding which was best. I think I enjoyed Fallout 3 a little more because I'm a huge Elder Scrolls fan.
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Heavenly_King posted 06/06/2013, 10:19
I enjoyed NV more than Fallout 3.
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PearlJam posted 13/03/2012, 12:59
Comparing F3 to NV is difficult. F3 is a better Bethesda-style dungeon crawler/walking simulator, and I would say more polished and graphically better. The game was definitely more "Epic" than NV. But if you ever played, read about or even glanced at the original Fallout games then you know why NV is a much better "Fallout game", it's not even close. It is also a better "RPG" (if you know what I mean) and has better combat with better characters, dialogue, moral choices, crafting, weapons, ammo, basically everything that makes a good Role Playing Game. Fallout 3 is half the game that NV is mechanically speaking. But I think they're both great games, just for different crowds.
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Aj_habfan posted 08/03/2012, 09:57
Such a fun game, ending my first playthrough at around 60 hours, about to start 2nd profile on hardcore. As soon as Ultimate Edition is released I'll get a third file and redo story and add-ons. Overall this game is incredibly similar to Fallout 3, which for me is all I could ask for - what an amazing series.
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withdreday posted 04/03/2012, 08:42
For the next fallout, how about lush green environments or perhaps a snowy region? The brown wasteland is getting a bit old.
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Solid-Stark posted 02/12/2011, 01:11
I hated this. 3 was so much better in every aspect besides the miniscule improvemnet in graphics .
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