Fallout: New Vegas Is The Best Game That Is Impossible To Play

Fallout: New Vegas is one of the best games out there, but it is almost impossible to play nowadays. New Vegas was infamously prone to glitches as soon as it released back in 2010, and although the more famous problems like the drawn out loading time in VATs, or Doc Mitchell's head spinning in a perfect circle have been addressed, the game's modding community has still had to pick up much of the slack. No bug fix mod represents a complete fix, however, and it's only getting worse over time.

Fallout: New Vegas is the spinoff game to Bethesda's Fallout 3, made by Obsidian, which employs much of the original Fallout dev team. New Vegas remains the most critically lauded entry in the Bethesda era of the franchise, with even Todd Howard praising it and Obsidian. Playing it nowadays, however, is an exercise in frustration.


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Fallout: New Vegas remains prone to frequent crashing, with there being multiple different ways for the game to break down and boot the player back to desktop. While Fallout 4 players can fast travel, engage in conversation/combat, and even enter and exit a building confident that the game will not crash under the weight of such mundane effort, players of Fallout: New Vegas often have trouble leaving Goodsprings. With every Windows update, Fallout: New Vegas becomes harder to run, and this issue needs to be addressed.

A Fallout: New Vegas Remaster Could Address The Performance Issues

If Obsidian makes another Fallout spin-off, it could conceivably come out before Fallout 5

Fortunately, if rumors are to be believed, Microsoft is heavily considering a New Vegas sequel which, if given more than a year and six months to make, could end up the ideal version of what Obsidian was going for back in 2010. However, that still leaves the beloved original in an increasingly obsolete state. Compatibility mode helps, but Windows 7 won't be available in compatibility mode forever, and handing someone who wants to try New Vegas a list of mods they'd need to download to make sure the game runs properly might prove alienating. The solution, then, is to remaster Fallout: New Vegas.

Releasing a remastered version of New Vegas would serve to both address the performance issues the game has, while potentially swaying Microsoft to solidify plans for the sequel by demonstrating that fans are more excited for New Vegas 2 than Fallout 5 in a practical, undeniable way. Old games run on current hardware all the time, otherwise Steam wouldn't bother with a library of classic games, and sites like GOG wouldn't exist at all. A remaster of Fallout: New Vegas would be both a good way to address a decade-spanning problem with the game, as well as a reminder to everyone that Obsidian makes the best Fallout games.

Fallout: New Vegas is widely considered the best in the franchise, making the fact that so many steps need to be taken so that it runs without crashing every five minutes all the more frustrating. Something needs to be done to ensure this masterpiece makes it to the next generation, as games like New Vegas don't happen very often. There's a lot that fans are excited about for the rumored sequel, such as companions from New Vegas who could return for 2, but the original, beloved classic that is Fallout: New Vegas should be improved, so new fans can see where it all started.