Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition - PlayStation 3

  • Publisher: Bethesda
  • SKU: 4569778
  • Release Date: 02/07/2012
ESRB Rating: Mature
Blood and gore, Intense violence, Sexual content, Strong language, Use of drugs
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (81 out of 88)

Product Details


  • Developer: Bethesda Softworks
  • Publisher: Bethesda
  • Platform: PlayStation 3
  • Genre: Role Playing
  • Release Date: 02/07/2012

Synopsis


You are on a perilous journey across the Great Southwest in a post-nuclear world. As you trek across the treacherous Mojave Wasteland, you'll need to keep your senses sharp for what may be lurking around the next corner. Your goal is to make a name for yourself, but beware — in New Vegas, fortunes can change in an instant. Welcome to Vegas. New Vegas. It's the kind of town where you dig your own grave before being shot in the head and left for dead. It's a town of dreamers and desperados where the right kind of person with the right kind of weaponry can really make a name for themselves — as well as make an enemy or two along the way. As you battle across the heat-blasted Mojave Wastelands, the colossal Hoover Dam, and the neon-drenched Vegas Strip, you'll meet a colorful cast of characters, power-hungry factions, mutated creatures and much more. Choose sides in the upcoming war or declare "winner takes all" and crown yourself the King of New Vegas in this follow-up to the 2008 videogame of the year, Fallout 3.

For the first time in one package, this Ultimate Edition offers you all the fun of the original Fallout: New Vegas game, plus the full suite of action-packed add-on content, including Dead Money, Honest Hearts, Old World Blues and Lonesome Road. Hungry for more? The Ultimate Edition makes sure that you're locked and loaded with the latest supply of special weapons, ammo types and recipes from the two most recent add-on packs, Courier's Stash and Gun Runners Arsenal. That should keep you happy during your stroll through the desert. Visit expansive new areas, and come across an outlandish array of friends. Put up your dukes with the Two-Step Goodbye, or lull your enemies to eternal sleep with a 10mm submachine gun — known simply as Sleepytime. Face brand-new challenges — but be careful. Your choices will be crucial to your survival — and reputation as savior or pariah to the natives of New Vegas. The Ultimate Edition ensures that you'll enjoy your stay as the Wasteland welcomes you back for another visit.

Features


Ultimate Edition

includes all original Fallout: New Vegas content and the full suite of add-on content, including Dead Money, Honest Hearts, Old World Blues and Lonesome Road

Courier's Stash

Also includes the latest arsenal of weapons, ammo and recipes with the and Gun Runners Arsenal add-on packs

New Vegas

Explore new areas, each with thrilling quests, unique personalities and more chances to the play the savior or the pariah to the natives of

Find more friends and enemies, live with more consequences to your actions and earn more opportunities to live in glory or infamy throughout the Wasteland

Dead Money

See if you can make your way out of a high-stakes game with three other lost souls after finding yourself lured into a trap masquerading as the Sierra Madre Casino in

Honest Hearts

Fight your way out of the middle of a conflict between a New Canaanite missionary and the mysterious Burning Man in

Old World Blues

Save the Think Tank from their own science experiments that have gone horribly wrong in

Fallout: New Vegas

Make one last journey into the treacherous canyons of the Divide to find out why Ulysses, the original Courier Six, refused to deliver the Platinum Chip at the beginning of in Lonesome Road

Flex your ammo-packed muscles with new weapons in each add-on, including the Two-Step Goodbye, a unique set of ballistic fists and the Sleepytime, a nifty 10mm submachine gun

Stretch out with a little room to grow, as each of the four main add-on packs increases the maximum level cap by five levels, raising the ceiling to Level 50



Customer rating

4.5
93%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • What you end up with is a great game that is difficult to play at times due to crashes and horrible load times, which get worse as you advance in level.TheGameFan
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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Incredible, but beware of bugs

    Posted
    Bocephustherich
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    The graphics are excellent and the game map is massive. The gameplay is challenging, but fair. You can make consistent progress even if you are a beginner. But, having a companion will save you many times. The story is interesting, but all the side quests make this game great. One could immerse themselves for over 150 hours if so inclined. Another great thing is you have a number of ways to play the game. You can be a saint or the ultimate sinner. There are benefits of both, but you pretty much have to anger some faction on the way. The expansions are lots of fun and a great way to obtain money (caps) or weapons. (Sierra Madre may be difficult if you do not have a game guide). There are weapons to suit all styles of play and lots of modifications. The dialogue options are well written and humorous. The voice acting is stellar. Use the light on your Pip-Boy and thoroughly search rooms once you have killed everyone. There are lots of valuable things to find in low-lit corners. Trust me, doing so will prevent a second trip. Bethesda has made great games over the years, but their more recent games seem to freeze up a lot. For example; Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion froze up only twice, Fallout 3 was good until the expansions, then it froze up about 30 times, Fallout New Vegas froze over 75 times, and this version was good until level 13, then froze up about 25 times. Once thing that is a bit different is the game slows to the point it nearly freezes. After you repeatedly press start you can save progress, remove the disc or quit, and restart the game. Time does not improve the gameplay, no way to push through it. A total freeze up is awful, but at least most of the time there is an option to save before the inconvenience of a restart. Plan on saving every 10 to 15 minutes, or get furstrated. And that is why I am unable to rate this game 5 out of 5.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great, But Flawed Game

    Posted
    pinkink
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I really like this game. There are moral choices, multiple endings, interesting quests, colorful characters, mini games—slots, 21, roulette, Caravan— lots of exploration and tons of unique weapons and items. It’s challenging and entertaining. I especially enjoyed the Dead Money DLC, I know lots of people really don’t like it, and I feel because it involves strategy, stealth and survival. You can’t just run and gun. That being said, this version still has some of the same warts that I encountered with the regular copy. After about 100 hrs in the ultimate edition I only had 3 hard freezes, some odd glitches, clipping, soft freezing, enemies getting stuck in the map (mainly scorpions), and numerous frame-rate issues. This was the biggest problem, the fame-rate, it was a minor issue for me with the regular copy (biggest problem with that version was hard freezes), but in this edition it happens a lot. It’s almost random. Sometimes it would happen when I’m alone in the wasteland, but it also happened frequently in areas with several NPCs moving around. When this happens I feel the best, maybe the only way to deal with this issue is to hit pause (it may take several seconds for the menu to come up), then quit the game. Then at the in-game menu, press the PS home button and completely quit, then restart the game. I would not recommend saving during a frame-rate drop. So you should save frequently while playing and keep multiple saves. Also explore the Fallout wiki for addition help and tips. I don’t want to scare anyone off this game, but it does require patience to play, the bugs do make it really frustrating. It’s flawed, but I’ll still pick it up again, I tolerate the issues, because I really enjoy this adventure. I really wish I could give this game 5 out 5, and I would if it wasn’t so buggy. It really does deserve it, I enjoyed this edition that much, but because of the issues I can only give it a 4 out of 5.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The Best New Vegas Experience

    Posted
    SilentWitn3ss

    First off, this game is great for anyone who has already played New Vegas, and wants to start a new game; or anyone looking to play for the first time. If you have a previously saved game, load it up, and the DLC's will pop up as radio signals. If you don't, start a new game, and it'll do the same. This is the same great game, plus 4 DLC's, and some weapon add ons, which are awesome, because you get some sick weapons at the start of the game. The story is still awesome, with plenty of side missions to keep you occupied for quite some time. The graphics and sound are great for such a big game, and the loading screens are interesting, and not boring at all, which is a great feature. There's loads of NPC's and things to loot, so keep an eye out. Overall, this is the best experience for a newcomer to New Vegas, or a returning player, and I strongly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    An Excellent game of the series.

    Posted
    Deeluna
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This Game is awsome. It plays smooth and is easy to pick up. It's not easy to master of course but that's not where the fun is. The only gripe is that the PC edition has far more options and abiities and will run far smoother on most modern hardware. That said there is nothing wrong with the PS3 version if you can get around the lack of mods, Graphics potential (720p at what looks to be Medium to low settings compared to the PC) and the fun that cheats can provide. To those that don't have a P4 based computer system or higher, the PS3 version is an excellent stepping stone. to the series. It's also more fun to me than 3 because the area looks more like what would be expected for the west even now before teh story of Fallout happens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's still a roll of the dice...

    Posted
    Muggy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I purchased this game when it was first released, and sold it because of its bugs and glitches. While picking up FO4, I decided to grab the Ultimate Edition because all the patchwork was supposed to make it better. As much I love the series, I hate to say it but it still has slow frame rate issues and freezes after a few hours of gameplay (meaning you have to reset). The only solution is to clear the cache as its loading, by holding down L2, R2, and Square as it's loading (PS3). But if you can bear with it, the expansion dlc and interconnectivity of the themes related to the core game make for a wonderful and complete gaming experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love Fallout

    Posted
    Jigsawman21
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I love the Fallout series. I was a little disappointed in New Vegas as I was not as entertained as Fallout 3, but it was still fun to play and still worth the investment. The game is set int he southwest after Fallout 3 takes place and there is some new "functionality" was that added. It was fun to play and the additional DLC was worth every penny. The new "functionality" was not included in Fallout 4 so I'm glad that I wasn't the only one that felt the same way. I would recommend this to anyone and if you are a fan of the series, you wont be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing game, too many glitches

    Posted
    xwilldemise
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    Just as the title states, amazing game, how can it not be? It's a Fallout game! Only downside is the game is so glitchy that at times it almost seems unplayable(not sure if this is just a problem with the PS3 version of the game). The glitches made me give up on the game & I wish they didn't as I was already 40 hours into the game & wanted to continue & put over 100 hours into it much like I did with Fallout 3 :(

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love this game!

    Posted
    blueiris
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    I loved it so much, I bought a copy for my younger brother too. Christmas gift, after he was ensnared by fallout 3 and all the buzz around fallout 4. I love playing this and have spent hours exploring and shaping the Mojave. My one complaint, still has the same bugs and issues that the previous installment has. But I pressed through the issues and babied my saves to do it.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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