Reviewers Liked

  • Massive, varied, game world
  • New faction system
  • Challenging Hardcore mode
  • Lots of new focus on combat, faction system, and setting
  • Surprisingly strong story
  • Faction system adds replay value
  • Lots of major and minor improvements to the Fallout formula
  • Hardcore mode lives up to its name
  • Nicely marries the franchise's bleak postapocalypse vibe with a subtle Wild West tang
  • Vast desert wasteland is filled with countless interesting characters and quests
  • Retains the atmosphere and structure that made its immediate predecessor

Reviewers Didn't Like

  • Plays host to a heaping helping of bugs
  • Numerous bugs and glitches
  • Dirtpoor AI
  • Sloppy firstperson shooting
  • So many bugs
  • No significant innovations or improvements in graphics, design, or play mechanics