Fallout New Vegas Ultimate Edition is an incredibly dense gaming experience that immerses you in the post-apocalyptic Southwest. I'm nearly 100 hours into it, and although I could've proceeded with the main quests and finished the game 50 hours ago, I chose to explore the hidden canyons and take as many random side quests as I could. I've enjoyed every second.
Graphics: 8 - Not the best out there. It's an old game, but the world feels real enough to immerse you.
Sound: 7 - Mostly atmospherics and mood music. Great variety and quality to the voice-acting.
Gameplay: 10 - Where these new Fallout games really shine - the combat system is intuitive and fun. Fast-travel and quality maps that point out objectives help keep the pace up. The game's just a load of fun to play.
Overall: 8.5 - I would rank the game higher, but there are glitches that sometimes freeze the game and also a good degree of slowdown when you play some marathon sessions. I don't know if this results from pushing the Playstation 3's hardware too much, but when I've played for a couple of hours, the games begins to stutter and slow down. I usually restart it to reset the PS3's memory and it works fine. It's certainly a detraction from my enjoyment, though.
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