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Fallout Fans Have Voted 'New Vegas' The Best In The Series

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Fallout Fans Have Voted 'New Vegas' The Best In The Series

A community poll in the Fallout subreddit has revealed that players rate Fallout: New Vegas as the most enjoyable entry in the series... and it won by a landslide.

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Analysing the responses of more than 8,000 players, the questionnaire didn't cut corners when it came to a thorough appraisal of the intellectual property. The majority of respondents started their journey with Fallout 3, which stole 55% of the votes from 4,600 players. Curiously, less than 7% of people were introduced to Fallout through Interplay Entertainment's Fallout and Black Isle Studios' Fallout 2, the games that were made before Bethesda acquired the franchise from the developer and publisher in 2004. However, it looks like fans returned to the roots of the series, as 43% and 34% of those surveyed have played Fallout and Fallout 2, respectively.

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An appreciation of the classics, you've got to applaud them for that. Yet, it's Fallout: New Vegas that absolutely takes the rest of the games to the cleaners. It's considered to be the one with the best story, the best RPG elements, the best radio and ambient music, the best DLC, and scored the title of the most enjoyable Fallout game of the lot. Indeed, 17% of people would love to see it remastered or remade, and 47% of players like to play Fallout: New Vegas without mods. I mean, that's really saying something. The base game doesn't have a sprint button unless you add it in yourself with some elastic trickery.

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What Fallout: New Vegas doesn't have is the best gameplay, according to these 8,000 fans. 76% of them think that Fallout 4 gets you a bang for your buck, and that it has the more interesting world and companions. It is extremely close though, with a difference of 1.8% and 0.7% in these regards respectively. Therefore, a remake of Fallout: New Vegas with all of its original bells and whistles but offering the gameplay format of Fallout 4 could be a golden goose for Bethesda. It does have its hands busy with Starfield, The Elder Scrolls 6, and supporting Fallout 76.

Fallout: New Vegas / Credit: Bethesda Softworks, Obsidian Entertainment
Fallout: New Vegas / Credit: Bethesda Softworks, Obsidian Entertainment

Fallout 76, the latest entry into the apocalyptic series, didn't set off on the right foot when it launched in 2018. In previous titles, the world was buzzing with life that had persisted in the face of nuclear annihilation, and the factions you met and the people that led them made the whole experience. Fallout 76, on the other hand, was eerily empty for a live game and once players had completed the core questline, they were twiddling their thumbs. Though Todd Howard himself has admitted that the game "let a lot of people down," the subreddit is vibrant with screenshots of eclectic C.A.M.P. builds, including this person who created a life-size chess board and pieces in their home. And there's something rather poetic about that.

Featured Image Credit: Bethesda Softworks, Obsidian Entertainment

Topics: News, Fallout

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