Fallout: New Vegas Review Roundup!


With Fallout: New Vegas at last reaching store shelves, and the vice-grip of Fallout addicts everywhere, it’s time to see what the equally-ensnared press thought of the game.

Here is a pretty vast collection of New Vegas reviews we’ve seen so far. We’ll of course add to the list as more start to pop up.

Eurogamer (9/10): “New Vegas may jump across America for its setting, and forward several years in the timeline, but it’s a seamless continuation of what Bethesda set in motion in 2008 with Fallout 3.”

GamePro (4.5/5): “It closely matches Fallout 3 in terms of depth and content; if you loved the original, you’ll probably love this one as well.”

Official Xbox Magazine UK (9/10): “All you have to do is listen to the post-game chatter of those that have played it and you’ll learn that, sure enough, Obsidian has created something that’s consistent yet unpredictable enough that everyone’s adventure feels like it’s something unique and worth sharing.”

IGN UK (9/10): “Like 3 and Oblivion before it, New Vegas is a game to share stories about, one that lets you carve your own path through a beautifully constructed world.”

The Guardian (5/5): “Writing this review has been difficult simply because I’ve been itching to strap on my Pipboy, get back to the wasteland and do a bit more exploring – there’s nothing quite like it. I think you’ll feel the same.”

Destructoid (9/10): “While newcomers will find plenty to love, this is most certainly a game developed with lifelong fans in mind.”

GameInformer (8.5/10): “If Fallout 3 holds a place among your top 10 games of this generation like it does for me, another rewarding 200-plus hours of survival awaits you.”

Planet Xbox 360 (8.8/10): “The Mojave wasteland is packed with memorable locations and characters and is a worthy followup to Fallout 3.”

The Escapist (4/5): “New weapons, characters and locations, plus a fresh sensibility marry to make New Vegas a near-perfect continuation of the series.”

Avault (5/5): “ New Vegas is a game that excels on all levels, and you’ll want to keep playing just to see how the story unfolds.”

And a bunch more:

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Why won’t my code work? I just entered it, and the scream says, “The code you entered may not be correct or may no longer be valid.” Are the codes not activated yet because it’s launch day, or is it just me?

Reader Comments

  1. I just picked up my pre-order. I’ve read a few of the reviews you link to but you’re also missing GiantBomb.com’s 4/5. However, every review seems to mention that there are terrible bugs in the game – freezing, unkillable enemies to name a couple – how long should we expect a patch to at least squish the worst of these?

  2. I can’t wait to get this game even had it on pre-order from best buy. But they can’t fill my order because the supplier doesn’t have enough stock. Hope I get it soon. I can’t wait to play this game.

  3. Well, I’m happy that my pre-order is digital 🙂 I can’t play it yet since I live in Europe, but most of the content is pre-loaded to my computer and will be available to me as soon as the game is officially released here (which seems to be in the middle of the night). I know that a lot of people dislike Steam, but their pre-order system has always been wonderful to me. Games as soon as they are released, no camping the UPS-man or stores running out of copies.

    The bugs Erikeric mentions seem disheartening though. Not that I care that much – I doubt it will ruin the experience for me and I’m sure they’ll be fixed soon enough. But it does hamper my efforts to put some sense into communities of people who love old games. I’m an old-school gamer and I love hanging out and talking about the classics – but many others at those places have an irrational hatred for new games. One of the main things that they repeat is that “new games have more bugs than old games.” In my experience this isn’t really true, and I hope that most of my Fallout: New Vegas experience can be relatively bug-free too.

  4. Other than having to deal with Stream, loving Fallout New Vegas. I don’t remember seeing anything in the pre-game write ups saying anything about Stream being a part of it, but I also did not waste a lot of time reading up on it. Knew I was getting Fallout New Vegas as soon as they announced it was in the works. Still, it took me almost an hour to install because I could not connect to Stream to create a new account. Miss the days when you could just buy a game, install it and play without having to register with this network or that network…