Fallout: New Vegas

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). The story in Fallout: New Vegas focuses on a conflict between two factions: New California Republic and Caesar’s Legion, with the mysterious Mr. House and the citizens of New Vegas in the middle. The player takes on the role of a courier that saved from imminent death by a friendly robot named Victor. In terms of gameplay mechanics, the game copies the solutions from Fallout 3. Depending on your preferences, you can play either in first or third person perspective. Moreover, a well-proven combat system called V.A.T.S. comes back, letting you pause the game and select a part of enemy body you want to aim at. The visuals are powered by a modified version of Gamebryo Engine, previously used e.g. in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.

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PC / Windows
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Fallout: New Vegas

Fallout: New Vegas | PC

Fallout: New Vegas release date for PC:

game language:
English

19 October 2010 | Worldwide

18 October 2010 | Europe

19 October 2010 | USA

Game mode: single player , size: 1 DVD
Game score 8.5 / 10 calculated out of 3985 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.0 / 10 calculated out of 527 players' votes.  

Microsoft Xbox 360
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Fallout: New Vegas

Fallout: New Vegas | XBOX 360

Fallout: New Vegas release date for XBOX 360:

game language:
English

19 October 2010 | Worldwide

22 October 2010 | Europe PAL

10 October 2010 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player , size: 1 DVD
Game score 8.6 / 10 calculated out of 215 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.2 / 10 calculated out of 92 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 3
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Fallout: New Vegas

Fallout: New Vegas | PS3

Fallout: New Vegas release date for PS3:

game language:
English

19 October 2010 | Worldwide

22 October 2010 | Europe PAL

19 October 2010 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player , size: 1 BD
Game score 8.5 / 10 calculated out of 272 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.1 / 10 calculated out of 74 players' votes.  

Fallout: New Vegas for PC / Windows is another, after Fallout 3, installment of a popular post-apocalyptic game series originated in 1997. The title was developed by Obsidian Entertainment Studios, founded by former members of Black Isle Studios, the producer of the first two Fallouts.

Story

The game focuses on a conflict between three factions: New California Republic, Caesar's Legion, and New Vegas citizens. The player takes on the role of a courier/adventurer (whose statistics are set during a psychoanalysis), saved from death by a friendly robot. Obviously, Pip-Boy makes a return too, which you receive from the owner of the machine.

Gameplay

The gameplay in Fallout: New Vegas for PC / Windows copies the mechanics used in Fallout 3. Thus, you guide your hero through constant progression, and observe their actions from third person or first person perspective (depending on your personal preferences). Another thing that reappears in the game is the combat system called V.A.T.S., which allows, among other things, to pause time and aim at specific body parts of enemies (depending on the available action points).

Players can make use of a lot of new perks and abilities (some of these are specifically designed e.g. for close quarter combat). Among the innovations, there are also new weapons, such as an assault rifle that resembles M4 or a minigun. Weapons can be modified in order to improve their combat potential (e.g. increase magazine capacity or mount an optical sight to a hunting rifle). Your actions in the game’s world affect not only your karma, but also the popularity among particular factions.

The developers from Obsidian also decided to link the dialogue system with skills. When choosing a dialogue option based on a skill, you receive either of two prompts: success (when having a high skill level) or failure (low skill level). This informs players that they could have resolved a matter differently. Moreover, it is possible to explore the world along with 2 or 3 companions by your side.

The game just had to introduce a couple of novelties. The first one is the crafting system that allows you to create and modify items. In specially designated places you can produce ammo, cook meals, and mix potions. Another interesting innovation is the hardcore mode, which makes the game significantly harder to play. The creators also tweaked the system of giving orders to companions.

Technology

The graphics was based on the modified engine from The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, also used in Fallout 3. As a result, the authors were able to develop a detailed world, full of extensive open areas and exciting interiors of various buildings.

System requirements

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

Fallout: New Vegas teaser

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Fallout: New Vegas Game Guide

game guide 24 January 2011

This guide to the Fallout: New Vegas provides a detailed description of both the story line and all side quests. Description covers information about possible solutions of specific quests and their endings.

Fallout: New Vegas - the best graphic enhancement mods

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We’ve prepared for you a selection of the best visual mods for Fallout: New Vegas together with an installation guide. These are the mods that will breathe new life into this great RPG.