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Fallout: New Vegas

Fallout: NV, FNV

Fallout: New Vegas is a spin-off to the famous post-apocalyptic cRPG series. The game was developed by Obsidian Entertainment, studio founded by ex-employees of Black Isle Studios (the creators of Fallout and Fallout 2).

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Fallout: New Vegas Release Date

19Oct2010

PC X360 PS3

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Fallout: New Vegas is the third spin-off of the series of post-apocalyptic RPGs. The previous spin-offs were Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel and Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel. The game was developed by Obsidian Entertainment studio, founded by former members of the Black Isle Studios team, the authors of the first two parts of the series.

Plot

Fallout: New Vegas focuses on showing the conflict between the New California Republic, Caesar's Legion and the inhabitants of New Vegas. During the game, we play the role of a courier-traveler who is severely beaten and is saved from death by a friendly robot. Trying to discover who almost killed us, we get entangled in a intrigue of a much larger caliber, capable of shaking the entire Mojave Desert.

Gameplay

Gameplay in Fallout: New Vegas rests on foundations created by Fallout 3. Watching the action from the first-person (FPP) or third-person (TPP) perspective, we explore the open world and carry out quests that push the plot forward, as well as undertake missions and side activities. Apart from the titular New Vegas, which is a true beacon of the wasteland, there are other cities and settlements waiting to be visited, inhabited by people trying to raise our civilization from the ruins.

Of course, the Pip-Boy returns here, i.e. a handheld computer worn by our character like a watch. We use to monitor our condition and view the equipment, as well as to listen to radio stations operating in the game world. We often have to use our firearms (among the novelties there is a rifle resembling an M4 or even a minigun) and melee weapons to eliminate enemies. We can do it in real time, like in shooters, or using the V.A.T.S. system, which allows for slowing down time and targeting specific parts of enemy bodies.

As we progress, we develop the character, improving their statistics (once again we are dealing with the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. system) and unlocking new benefits (perks). The creators from Obsidian Entertainment decided to link the dialogue system with skills. During conversations based on secondary abilities we can, for example, receive two options: for characters with a high level of skills (success) and a low level of skills (failure). Showing both options allows the player to see what they could have done differently with other skills.

Other new features implemented in the game include a system for creating and modifying items (in special places, players can craft ammunition, cook meals and create chemical potions), as well as an optional "hardcore" mode, which forces us to take care of the character's satiety and hydration, and to ensure they have enough rest.

Karma and factions

Our actions, led by the choices we make, influence the character of our protagonist, which directly translates into how other inhabitants of the wasteland perceive it. They are also reflected in how the factions from the Mojave desert treat us.

Apart from the three main groups, namely the New California Republic, Caesar's Legion, and the faction led by Mr. House (the founder of the titular city), other factions also appear in the game, led by the Brotherhood of Steel, which we can join. It is worth noting that due to the fact that factions have different goals, it is not possible to join all of them at the same time.

Companions

As was the case with Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas allows us to travel the wasteland with companions. Not only do they provide support in battle and offer additional space in the inventory, but they also provide us with various bonuses and offer unique missions. The creators focused on the system of issuing orders to companions, which we select from a special, circular menu.

Graphics

Fallout: New Vegas is based on a modified Gamebryo engine, known from The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and also used in Fallout 3.

Last updated on 30 May 2024

Game mode: single player  

Media type: 1 DVD

User score: 8.9 / 10 based on 5863 votes.

Pre-release expectations: 8.8 / 10 based on 693 votes.

PEGI rating Fallout: New Vegas

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. Game contains bad language. Game contains depictions of violence. Games that encourage or teach gambling.

Fallout: New Vegas System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Recommended:
  • Core 2 Duo 2 GHz
  • 2 GB RAM
  • graphic card 256 MB (GeForce GF 6600 or better)
  • 10 GB HDD
  • Windows XP/Vista/7
Microsoft Xbox 360

Xbox 360

  • Uses:
  • Xbox Live
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