Fallout: New Vegas Dead Money
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Requires Fallout: New Vegas (base game) to use this DLC
As the victim of a raw deal you must work alongside three other captured wastelanders to recover the legendary treasure of the Sierra Madre Casino. In Dead Money, your life hangs in the balance as you face new terrain, foes, and choices. It is up to you how you play your cards in the quest to survive.
Welcome to the Sierra Madre Casino! The casino’s mythical contents are lusted after by desperate wasteland scavengers, who tell stories of intact treasure of the old world buried deep within its vault. Lured here by a mysterious radio signal advertising the long-awaited grand opening of the casino, you are thrown into a high stakes game where you’ll have to work with three other lost souls if you want to survive.
Take part in a suspenseful post-apocalyptic casino heist in which you’ll need to work with three companions, each of whom has their own motivation for helping you.
Add hours of extended gameplay where you’ll encounter the mysterious Ghost People, pre-war death traps and the holographic security system of the Sierra Madre.
Navigate your way through a challenging new storyline, with even tougher choices.
New perks, achievements, and a raised level cap to 35!
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.