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Retro Gaming 10’s- Fallout: New Vegas (2010)

Its been over a decade since the release of Bethesda’s Fallout: New Vegas game from 2010. Fallout: New Vegas was released around the height of the PS3/Xbox 360 era of gaming and its considered to be a post-apocalyptic RPG classic by many fans of the series. In fact, Fallout: New Vegas was every bit as good as Fallout 2 from ‘08 if not better and is arguably the best installment within the entire series. While Fallout 76 from ‘18 was considered to be a commercial failure Fallout: New Vegas was pretty much the opposite and was extremely successful in terms of marketing & promotion. Fallout: New Vegas had managed to reach approximately 12 million copies as it relates to sales; despite numerous glitches the game had following its initial release. The storyline for Fallout: New Vegas took four years following the events from Fallout 3 and revolved around the main character Courier Six; being ambushed and shot in the head in the desolate Mojave Desert by a mysterious stranger who steals a package from him. After recovering in the a clinic located in a town known as Goodsprings players have the option of pursuing revenge on the assailant; versus betraying the citizens of the Goodsprings for financial gain.

While the plot for Fallout: New Vegas is pretty decent some might argue that it was not as dark or intriguing compared to Fallout 3. However, along with the gameplay and visuals one of the most interesting things about the game was the setting. Fallout: New Vegas was set in 2077 following a nuclear war between the United States and China and the player has the ability to choose his own path throughout the game based on his decisions. Players must stay alive by destroying mutant creatures while preventing certain factions from taking over the Hoover Dam. This post-apocalyptic first person shooter provided players with at approximately 130 hours of gameplay which included at least 100 different side-quests aside from the main story. The main story for Fallout: New Vegas took over a day to complete on average and had a high replay value due to the inclusion of multiple endings. Fallout: New Vegas was one of the greatest games that Obsidian Entertainment had ever developed and deserves to be remastered for a more modern generation game system such as the PlayStation 5 or the Xbox Series X. At this point New Vegas from ‘10 was quite the last great Fallout game that the world got to see. While people are patiently for Bethesda to announce Fallout 4 a remake or a remastered version of New Vegas is something that the company should definitely consider.

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