Reviews for Fallout: New Vegas Dead Money
Answer the call of the Sierra MadreKingTed | Feb. 20, 2015 | See all KingTed's reviews »
Dead Money is special among Fallout New Vegas DLCs. The dark atmosphere, the constant sense of danger and the story create an experience that is closer to survival horror titles than your typical Fallout game.
The DLC takes place in the abandoned casino and town of Sierra Madre. Trapped here, you must enter the casino and steal the treasure hidden in its vault. Why? Because of the mysterious man that installed an explosive necklace on you. Forced to cooperate with strange characters (My favourite is Dog/God), you must find a way to commit this post apocalyptic heist and to survive in the process.
This DLC is fun and captivating thanks to its writing and its challenging gameplay.
Eerie atmosphereObsessor | Aug. 13, 2014 | See all Obsessor's reviews »
Yup, this one's strange. Not like "what the heck is this thing?" but rather "wow..." In my opinion one of the best, if not the best, DLC released for FNV. The Casino looks amazing, new enemies are creepy, and the characters you meet in the famous casino are amazing.
What else, well, few new weapons and armors, another level cap increase, and of course new perks. All things considered - very good DLC, definitely not a rip off.
One of the better DLCs for FNVGmen | Dec. 24, 2013 | See all Gmen's reviews »
This is the first DLC pack for Fallout New Vegas, and it’s a good one.
The level design throughout the DLC relies on a central hub with different doors leading to connected areas, allowing you to backtrack and proceed to other areas. The world is consistently drab and dead looking throughout the Sierra Madre Villa until you reach the Sierra Madre Casino later on. Here is where, at least in my mind, it resembles BioShock, particularly with its prominent Art Deco design.
There are also several characters and ideas present here that tie in well with some side quests and stories encountered in the base game, as well as some tough, relentless, and genuinely creepy opponents, including ghost people and holograms, that will require some thought to defeat. In most cases it might be best to evade them entirely if you can. For example, ghost people can only be permanently disposed of if you take off one of their limbs, similar to Necromorphs in Dead Space.
While Dead Money provides a decent enough experience, with new, interesting companions, weapons, items, perks and an upgraded level cap, I will say that it isn’t the most original looking or playing game (or DLC for a game), with several concepts borrowed from other AAA games. It is however atmospheric, mysterious and tense enough to keep you interested for some time, easily providing several hours of play with plenty of souvenirs to take back to the Mojave Wasteland.
Think of this as Fallout New Vegas's The Pitt.
Dead Money is worth itKevduit | Sept. 14, 2013 | See all Kevduit's reviews »
The worlds largest Post Apocalyptic game just got bigger, and more deadly, as you add Fallout New Vegas Dead Money DLC to your game. The new DLC will add many new enemies, Mods, Upgrades, areas, and weapons to your Fallout experience, but just because you have new weapons, doesn't mean you'll be able to overcome the odds that outnumber you in Dead Money. Dead Money allowed you to play the role of a victim in a deal which most people would not usually take. You, along with some new companions, will have to explore the new land in search for a legendary treasure, but when there's treasure, there are also others looking for it. You must fight your way through the new terrain added to the wasteland, and recover a long lost legendary treasure. Dead Money also allows your character to level up to level 35. It's a great DLC addition to your New Vegas experience.