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Shacknews doesn't score it:
It comes down to the experience. I can deal with bugs if the core gameplay is entertaining and the storyline is intelligent. Both are true of Fallout: New Vegas. It might look and feel as old as the last game in the series, but Fallout: New Vegas was something I'm glad I saw through to the end. It's a bleak, quirky, devastating, and twisted world, but it's one I can see myself walking through again in the future.
Big Download gives it a "Wait" verdict:
If you enjoy the action of a role-playing fused with first-person shooting (and a good bit of V.A.T.S. aiming), then New Vegas is a great destination, but be prepared for a gamble. We found the game to be very unstable, but the content was good enough to pull us back into playing. Since the stability issues and game bugs are so infuriating, we're recommending that adventurers wait until more of them are fixed before deciding to step foot on the New Vegas strip. Otherwise, this is an experience that we easily found ourselves lost in for days on end.
NXT Gamer gives it a 9/10:
It's a real shame that these bugs are so prevalent, because they do mar what is otherwise an incredible game. But even though they damage the experience, they don't destroy it. Obsidian has created one of the deepest and most absorbing games since. well, Fallout 3, and it shouldn't be missed.
HEXUS gives it an 87%:
Enemy A.I can be docile, and despite the introduction of a companion radial wheel that makes commands far easier than before, friendly A.I. often reacts unpredictably. Similarly frustrating are the bugs and glitches, which may become annoying for some. But if you keep your head down and give the game a good few hours before you decide whether it's for you or not, they'll be no turning back, the rewards are here. Fallout New Vegas is a real contender for RPG of the year.
Game Judgment gives it a 9.5/10:
I've been loving what I've actually seen of this incredibly huge, beautifully crafted game and its something which I would recommend to every gamer that is looking for a varied world that is ready to have a players mark imprinted onto it. In the twenty or so hours playtime I've currently tallied I still feel as though I've only scratched the surface of New Vegas and its many hidden delights.
Gaming Age gives it a "B":
So, while the game can often feel like a buggy mess, I'm more than willing to forgive its shortcomings based on the actual fun it delivers. I'm sure it'll be even more enjoyable once everything stables out a bit, but as it currently stands, I definitely plan on putting in quite a few more hours before I'd consider myself totally finished with the game. Definitely worth checking out, especially if you missed out on Fallout 3 to begin with.
And PushSquare gives it a 3/4:
There's so much to do in Fallout: New Vegas, it's very easy to start out on the path of one quest and end up running the errands of a handful more. It's the type of game where you get out what you're willing to put in. If you talk to characters, if you get involved in the world, the game will keep giving back, almost spamming you with objectives and giving you things to do. The quests are well designed too, as they give you context for exploration. The game guides you around the world, and while it's not necessary to play the game in that way (you can just go where-ever you want, and see whatever you want), some players require that direction and guidance to get to the best stuff. Fallout: New Vegas delivers on that front the quests are interesting and the characters it introduces you to are always smart and well voiced.