Why you need to play Fallout: New Vegas

Daria Paterek

failure 4 was the first Stand out game I played. And I fell totally in love with her. I loved the open world, an intriguing story, and an endless number of quests. However, it wasn’t until I played Fallout: New Vegas (Fallout 4′s predecessor) that I fully appreciate the franchise and the genre of RPGs (role-playing games). Daria explores why she thinks everyone should play Fallout: New Vegas.

This article contains minor spoilers for Fallout: New Vegas.

A true role-playing game

Fallout: New Vegas is one of the best RPGs of all time. But what makes it such an amazing RPG? they begin Fallout: New Vegas as a courier, a postman delivering packages across the Wasteland (the ruined world of Stand out this happened because of nuclear warfare). Since you start the game with no backstory, you can create your character as you see fit. In contrast to others Stand out Games where you play as a vault dweller (who needs to save his vault), a child (who needs to find his father), or a father (who needs to find his son), I didn’t feel a moral obligation to anyone Fallout: New Vegas. As a result, I felt like the game didn’t pressure you to side with the “good guys”. You can become any character you want.

My character build for Fallout: New Vegas was a charismatic medic – but you can be the tough brute, the jerk survivor, or the ninja. In short, you can be anyone you want to be. The perks and level system allows you to expand your character’s skills and specialize. Fallout: New Vegas is a real role-playing game, since you can create your character as you wish, which increases replayability.

A new world

Fallout: New Vegas The newcomer to the series managed to resemble the eerie, barren nature of the wasteland while adding new ideas and creatures to the world. While you could encounter similar creatures from previous games like Deathclaws and Radscorpions, you were faced with almost entirely new additions like Cazadors and Geckos. It gave the world a simultaneously nostalgic and yet new feeling. And the world of Fallout: New Vegas is unbelievable. There are many locations on the map but compared to the newer ones FalluIn games, the locations aren’t filled with random enemies that you have to kill. They’re often filled with faction members or people giving you quests, making the world feel real and authentic.

Fascinating quests

The choices you face are difficult and have consequences for your playthrough

Made a Mojave Wasteland infographic map, feedback is welcome! by fv

As I mentioned before, you start the game as a courier. The main quest revolves around finding the man who shot you and stole a package that you had to deliver. However, the game doesn’t force you to complete the quest immediately (or at all). The game lets you participate in many quests that allow you to form alliances with cities and groups, gain companions, and encourage you to explore certain parts of the map. Oftentimes, you begin a quest only to find that it is far more diverse and complex than you once thought. And the choices you face are difficult and have consequences for your playthrough.

Interesting characters


You don’t have to roam the wasteland alone – you can do so with companions who will help defend you and bond with you. The characters have their backstories, personalities, and perks. They also demonstrate the grim reality of the wasteland. One of the companions, Boone, embodies the toughness of fallout World. After finding out that his wife and unborn child have been sold into slavery, he decides to kill her out of mercy rather than allow her to become a slave. The effort and creativity of the authors Fallout: New Vegas tucked into all characters demonstrates their commitment to immersive story building.

(Fun Fact: Matthew Perry voices one of the main characters!)


The world of Fallout: New Vegas feels authentic. Your decisions actively affect the world around you and have consequences that you have to live with for the rest of your gameplay. I can’t remember the endless hours I spent searching Reddit trying to decide which quest or dialogue option was the better one (only to find there was no “right” answer). The perks you choose for your character can be used to solve problems and unlock new dialogue options. Compared to the newer ones Stand out Playing lets you solve problems with Intelligence, Medicine, Explosives and Strength perks. You have a choice to solve a problem the way you want to solve it. You have the option to side with any of the four factions, and your choice will change the wasteland forever.

Even eleven years after its release, I can’t help but rank Fallout: New Vegas as the best Stand out Game and one of the best RPGs of all time. Then… The truth is that the game was rigged from the start.

Daria Paterek

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