Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition
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Welcome Back to New Vegas!
With the introduction of the Ultimate Edition, Bethesda Softworks offers you the chance to double-down and get the complete package of New Vegas fun. For the first time in one package, you can get all the Fallout: New Vegas content including the full suite of highly acclaimed add-on content: Dead Money, Honest Hearts, Old World Blues and Lonesome Road. To sweeten the pot, you’ll be armed with the latest cache of unique weapons, ammo types and recipes from the most recent add-on packs: Courier’s Stash and Gun Runners Arsenal. Whether you’re a seasoned explorer of the Mojave or playing the game for the first time, you’ll find there are more friends and enemies to make, more consequences to your actions and more opportunities to live in glory or infamy throughout the Wasteland. The choices you make will be as crucial to your survival as ever.
Beyond the Wasteland:
The world of New Vegas is more expansive than ever. Each new distinct area presents a fresh set of branching-quests, remarkable personalities and more chances to play the Savior or the Pariah to the natives of New Vegas.
Shiny New Toys:
Each add-on pack increases the mountain of armaments already at your disposal. Whether you’re an in-your-face brawler or a long-range gunner, weapons such as the Two-Step Goodbye (unique ballistic fists) or Sleepytime (a handy 10mm Sub-Machinegun) will give that warmonger in you a chance to flex your ammo-filled muscles.
Room to Grow:
With each of the four main add-on packs, the maximum levelcap is increased by 5 levels, ultimately raising the ceiling to Level 50.
Lured into a trap masquerading as the Sierra Madre 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.
An expedition into Utah’s Zion National Park goes horribly wrong and you become embroiled in a war between tribes and put into a conflict between a New Canaanite missionary and the mysterious Burning Man.
Old World Blues:
Transported to the Big MT research crater, you are enlisted by the Think Tank to save them from their own science experiments that have gone horribly out of control.
Ulysses, the original Courier Six, contacts you and promises to answer why he refused to deliver the Platinum Chip at the start of Fallout: New Vegas, but only if you make one last journey into the treacherous canyons of the Divide.
Ruined my life. 10/10 would recommend.MafuMafu | July 31, 2014 | See all MafuMafu's reviews »
I don't want to make this review a long one. First, this game was made by Obsidian. In my opinion, the freaking RPG gods nowadays. Second, is there anything better to blow ghouls brains away? Third, I had a half-dog half-robot pet and a ghoul friend. Great story, almost perfect gameplay and DLC's highly recommendable (Old World Blues, if you ask me, was the best one, by far). If you're still not convinced, remember that Nexus has hundreds of mods available for you to try and to extend and enhance your experience. It would be awesome to have Steam Workshop, still.
NOTE: This game is not like Skyrim. I mean, if you finish the main story, you finish the game and that's it. So, if you didn't do all you wanted to do before that, you'll regret it. That's the only flaw this game has. I like games that set me free and let me do whatever I want.
And you are a newborn godiamstillbroke | May 4, 2014 | See all iamstillbroke's reviews »
Or benevolent ruler. Or that one guy who fixes everything and hops off to another adventure. Much like the Lone Wanderer in Fallout 3, Courier Six in New Vegas is the ace in the hole needed to turn the tides of war. New Vegas itself is a place where fortune and failing is possible in every turn, and that uncertainty continues the series' tradition of immersing a player into a slice of a post-apocalyptic America. Beyond that however, is the story of a courier who walks through a desert for revenge, only to stumble into a game with infinite stakes. To make it through that journey, the player has access to better survival mechanics and camera; instead of useless workbenches and merely atmospheric campfires, players may now use them to fix their equipment and craft various items. If they get lonely, companions who are no longer two-dimensional in character can hop on to their caravan and provide perks which seriously helps in the game's more difficult fights. These fights, for the most part, can be avoided by careful management of abilities or SPECIAL. Abilities these time around are better constructed, and the added ones from all the DLCs are gamebreakers when chosen carefully. While Fallout 3's choices of DLCs are great, New Vegas' choices honestly feel more streamlined and makes more sense for the Courier to tackle, even if the scientists at BM think you're doing uncomfortable things by just waggling your fingers. Despite unfixed bugs and strange clipping issues, New Vegas is immersive and charming, and worth several playthroughs to get to all its endings.
Same old fallout, new landfinkrocks44 | Nov. 22, 2013 | See all finkrocks44's reviews »
Personally, I still think that I like Fallout 3 better than New Vegas, but both are very similar. New Vegas does, however, have a nicer landscape, and actual cities that bring new life to the game. The mechanics are just like in Fallout 3, you are traveling around the world in a free-realm and can go across doing everything in any order you choose, so you have unlimited gameplay hours and replayability. My only complaint is that other than giving you a new storyline and world, it doesn't really do much different than Fallout 3, it feels more like an expansion than a completely new game. The price seems to be going pretty low though, and whether or not its like Fallout 3, it's still an amazing game and I would highly recommend it.
You cannot name this one something else than Fallout.sergebelanger22 | Oct. 24, 2013 | See all sergebelanger22's reviews »
Fallout New Vegas is the newest game of the franchise. The Ultimate Edition will give you access to the game and the 4 DLCs, which all take around 8 hours each to complete and a good 40 hours for the game itself. I personnally have spent around 100 hours in it and at the end, I went a little faster through the missions since I was getting a bit tired of doing missions. So if you like exploring and grinding, this is without any doubt for you.
As each Bethesda's games, this one is filled with bugs, crashes. This breaks the story and I do not understand how a game can have so many of them not being fixed. I must have had at least 30 crashes to desktop. This is the biggest con that I have to say about this game. The other main point is that the story is the weakest I have seen in the Fallout series. You start the game at a doctor house, who put you back on your feet after you nearly died. During the whole game, you look for the person who tried to kill you. This is done by going from city to city, asking everyone if they have seen the guy. At the nearly end, around the 2 last hours, you have to make some important choices which will make the end changes.
Graphics look the same as Fallout 3, so it really look dated now. The sound was horrible with my speakers, so I had to use my headphones. With them though, it sounded great.
If you like the Fallout atmosphere, for sure you will like this one. It gives you plenty of hours of gameplay at a low price. But expect a lot of bugs/crashes.
The Ultimate Diamond in the RoughIntFam | Oct. 5, 2013 | See all IntFam's reviews »
Fallout: New Vegas is a giant, cumbersome, overwhelming, buggy mess. And you'll probably have more fun with it that almost any other game out there if you can shrug off a handful of faults.
Gamers who enjoy the freedom of an open world will adore this game. From the moment you step out of the house where character creation goes down, you can do anything and go anywhere (except where the Cazadors are. Screw those guys.)
Taking Bethesda Game Studios' well-executed gameplay formula and engine from Fallout 3, Obsidian Entertainment has crafted an alarmingly organic and varied world, and it's massive to boot. If you take your time to savor the game, you can easily kill 40-60 hours just wandering the Mojave Desert, which, given its distance from the bombings that levelled the earth, is a much more alive and interesting world than FO3's Capital Wasteland. The world feels very much more alive than FO3 did, and that means a lot in an open world game.
The story, although you can go for ages without touching it, is also a fantastic departure from the framework set up in FO3. From the very beginning of the game, the stakes are sky-high, and with a robust Faction system, you will find numerous ways to reach the ending and make a name for yourself in the Mojave. Pair that with a huge and well-rounded cast of voice actors backing up the major players, and you have yourself one heck of a ride from start to finish.
In addition to a splendid main game, NV is backed by some of the best DLC content available today. If you have to pick only one of them, Old World Blues is by far my favorite.
Amusingly, like its Las Vegas setting, picking up Fallout New Vegas is all about the gamble. If you can soldier through the occasional bug and spend some time exploring the world, picking out all its secrets, it will pay off in spades.