Cert: 18+
Platform: Xbox360, PS3, PC
Genre: RPG

Fallout: New Vegas is about a courier who survives an assassination attempt and travels around the post-apocalyptic Mojave Desert and New Las Vegas chasing down his attackers. The game is actually about a lot more than that; the appeal of Fallout lies in it's numerous side quests and memorable encounters, and New Vegas more than matches the one hundred plus hours of it's predecessor.

The game features new weapons, enemies, perks and an improved companion system but New Vegas is essentially a Fallout 3 mod. The engine for all it's strengths and flaws is essentially the same, albeit two years older. Not that there's anything wrong with that if you loved the last game - which many people did - because when it's good it's really good.

There is, however, something wrong with a developer that releases a game with so many obvious bugs. Even though I played New Vegas with the latest patch I still encountered numerous graphical oddities, awful AI and even corrupted game saves. It's disheartening to see a developer release a clearly unfinished game just to meet a deadline.

There's a great game here somewhere; just remember to save and save often.

Rent or Buy: Buy
Graphics: 3/5
Game Play: 4/5
Replay Value: 4/5
Overall: 4/5

Reviewed By: Bryan Collins