Fallout: New Vegas Old World Blues

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Customer notes

Requires Fallout: New Vegas (base game) to use this DLC


The residents of the Mojave have long assumed the trackless wastes of the ‘Big Empty’ are a no-man's-land, a desolate stretch where no living thing can survive. In Old World Blues, you discover that it is anything but...

After being transported to the Big MT research crater, you find you're the only hope of saving the Think Tank – the strange group of post-human researchers who inhabit the facility. They enlist your aid to save them from their own experiments - experiments that have gone horribly out of control. As you explore the huge stretch of the Big MT crater and its many underground labs, you’ll confront strange mutated animals, battle terrifying new atomic robots, and discover a new home base to call your own. Recover all the weapons, armor, and tech of the Pre-War era and use them to help save all of Science!

Key Features:

  • New Terrain: Explore the expanse of the ‘Big Empty’ and its huge variety of research centers, arboretums, canyons, and scientific labs. Even better, find and upgrade your own home base, the Sink, within the Big Empty's central dome!

  • New Enemies: Confront the surgically-altered Lobotomites, bizarre robot scorpions, the dead occupants of the Y-17 Trauma Harnesses as well as the terrifying disembodied brain, Dr. Mobius. Look out for other strange and terrifying creations of the Think Tank!

  • New Perks and Weapons: Old World Blues increases the level cap by 5 and introduces a range of new weapons including the Sonic Emitter, K9000 Cyberdog Gun, Proton Axe, and several varieties of Mad Scientist Gloves such as the Sterilizer Glove and Corrosive Fist. You’ll also find new armors such as the Sneak Suit and Mad Scientist Scrubs to make your life in the Mojave easier. Look out for implants that can switch your body parts in and out for new effects and defenses to aid you in the Big Empty and the Mojave wasteland!

Customer reviews


Of Scorpions and Think Tanks

KingTed | Feb. 20, 2015 | See all KingTed's reviews »

Old World Blues is probably the best DLC ever created for Fallout New Vegas. It is hilarious, interesting and challenging. Set in labs where people have forgotten what it is to be human, this DLC focus on the fight between two factions that don't share the same scientific opinion. Old World Blues is a tribute to vintage science fiction B movies.

This is a very fun DLC but it's also really hard.


One of the better DLCs for Fallout: New Vegas

Gmen | Jan. 9, 2015 | See all Gmen's reviews »

This is arguably the best DLC for Fallout: New Vegas in terms of originality. There are plenty of places to explore, unconventional characters and enemies to meet, and just plain raucous fun to be had all round.

The atmosphere is also tense here, because seemingly everywhere you go there is someone out to kill you, like dangerous lobotomites or some other peril, like robotic scorpions on the prowl, and they are hell to take out because of their heavy duty metal bodies. Also, the many testing facilities present are quite challenging, but the rewards for getting through are worth it.

Strange new weapons, items, and of course new perks and an extended level cap are to be found here. This is definitely one of the most atmospheric and emotional DLCs I’ve played – better even than some full games.



jackstaman78 | Oct. 26, 2014 | See all jackstaman78's reviews »

The only thing missing from this DLC is Sigourney Weaver. This is THE GOD of sci-fi DLCs. If you're not sure about buying extras for FO: NV just get this one to try it out and if you like it then get the others. If you don't..... HOW!? THIS IS THE BEST FO: NV DLC and if you don't like this then you won't like the others. Just make sure that this is the first NV DLC you buy.



MobeusChronox | March 16, 2014 | See all MobeusChronox's reviews »

This is my absolute favorite of the FNV DLC. The setting is fantastic and quirky and just overall fun to play in. Exploring the dialogue options with the Think Tank and Dr. Mobius is an adventure in itself. If you're a fan of old sci fi this is a definite get packed with references to B movie classics. Adds a tremendous number of new and interesting weapons and items to FNV. Absolute must as a DLC.


Strange, but fun dlc.

drafek | Aug. 19, 2013 | See all drafek's reviews »

In this dlc you get acces to a new Terrain, you can explore big empty. It's a research center. There are alot of strange enemies, like bizarre robot scorpions, surgically-altered lobotomites and even Dr Mobius This dlc does raise the level cap by 5 which always is nice. There also are a few new perks. There also is s nice sneak suit, a cyberdog gun and a proton, and alot more to explore. Not the best expansion, but worth it.