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First Fallout: New Vegas screens analyzed

What happens in Vegas... looks a lot like Fallout 3. That's not a terrible end-of-the-world thing, but if you expected your eyes to fall off at the sight of the first non-expansion since Fallout 3, sorry, it's the same engine and same look. But that doesn't mean there's nothing to get excited about - there's tons to get excited about, especially when you know what you're looking at. Take a minute to soak in Fallout's post-apocalyptic version of the wasteland that is Las Vegas, and be sure to also grab the April issue of Official Xbox Magazine for a deeper look at the game. 

View the slideshow for the high resolution images.

No, this isn't Fallout: Jurassic Park (though that would be awesome). If you've played either of the original games, you know what these buggers are: mutated geckos.

What's this massive weapon of war? A grenade machinegun, of course.

A nice simple wheel of commands gives you more control over your companions.

If you skin Easy Pete's leathery face, you can make a satchel out of it! Just kidding. (though if you're reading Obsidian, pretty please?)

One of the additions in New Vegas is special melee attacks. The attack "Fore!" suggests a golf club...

And here's a shot of the club in action, though from this angle, it looks an awful lot like a hockey stick. Maybe we still have the Winter Olympics on our minds. The guy getting clubbed, one of the "Powder Gangers" invading the town of Goodsprings, looks rather like an old school Vegas gangster.

Our hero's face looks like it just got stepped on by his combatant, but that's not important, because you were too busy looking at the mutant's super-stylish heart glasses and sexy-ass haircut to notice. That's Tabitha, a human-hating despot who's not at all happy to see you.

What would a Fallout game be without your loyal companion, Dogmeat? We assume this is he, unless canine creatures often wander into bars unattended. We could be wrong.

Guess what's at the top of this solar power plant? Archimedes II, which is as intimidating as it sounds - we hear it's pretty good at vaporizing fools.

There are more screens in our gallery, and if you haven't seen the teaser yet, it's oh-so-conveniently embedded below:

Mar 8, 2010

18 comments

  • Zeb364 - March 13, 2010 8:38 a.m.

    Read the new OXM, their article on New Vegas is awesome. I am so psyched for this game I've started playing Fallout 3 again, not that that's a bad thing.
  • vice404 - March 12, 2010 11:17 p.m.

    U ppl call yourselfs gamers, all u ppl do is gripe about graphics. it's about game play!!!!
  • EngieIndeed - March 9, 2010 10:32 p.m.

    I didn't know the fallout series had M4s... I don't mind the graphics, except I confused the New Vegas screenshots for screenshots from Fallout 3.
  • Pocotron - March 9, 2010 9:08 p.m.

    As long as they fix all the bugs that were in Fallout 3, this game might be better than F3. The guys working this have obviously had practice, working on the first two and whatnot.
  • philipshaw - March 9, 2010 6:12 p.m.

    Read the PSM3 preview and rest assured the graphics and gameplay have changed. They are still working on the Vegas Strip which will be the big techincal showoff
  • oryandymackie - March 9, 2010 5:50 p.m.

    Fallout 3...2? Don't get me wrong - I love Fallout 3. But the same engine? Ah well, if they're not spending time on a new engine then Obsidian can focus on the gameplay, at least.
  • TheBoz - March 9, 2010 1:57 p.m.

    Fallout 3 is the best game to date. I don't know why we do not get many clones of it like everyone was ripping off Doom all those years ago and Streetfighter 2. Definitely looking forward to this when it is released.
  • Frexerik - March 9, 2010 8:45 a.m.

    were not complaining because the graphics are bad, but because they are the SAME?? must say i am disapointed...
  • seinVerstand - March 9, 2010 6:04 a.m.

    People got's to stop complaining about the graphics. The game is months away from it release with means the developers has time to improve and polish it.
  • BearKiller - March 9, 2010 2:47 a.m.

    Oh god I am so pumped for this game. Just seeing these screens gets me really excited. Thank you gamesradar!
  • thelonewolf501 - March 9, 2010 2:25 a.m.

    wow caiforna vs new vegas. must be an epic battle graphics are ok but still awsome PS when is it coming out
  • Cyberninja - March 9, 2010 1:18 a.m.

    if you get a granade imagine how much easier beating noobs online would be.
  • Ddz53 - March 9, 2010 1:15 a.m.

    Meeeeh... Looks more like it should have been a DLC... Anyway, I must admit that smashing some mutated gecko skulls with a golf club looks like a whole lot of fun
  • NanoElite666 - March 9, 2010 12:35 a.m.

    Grenade machine gun? Yes please! recaptcha: demolition is Demolition is...? Well with things like a grenade machine gun, demolition is FUN!!
  • yoyoguy - March 9, 2010 12:01 a.m.

    i just came
  • CH3BURASHKA - March 9, 2010 midnight

    I hope that one the missions involves using the solar power plant lens like a laser and burning some fools. Imagine 50-100 Super Mutants running to your location, and you're just mowing them down. Sweet...
  • Ampatent - March 8, 2010 11:47 p.m.

    Yawn... is anyone else unenthused by the extreme similarity to Fallout 3? Seriously, the engine they are using is ugly as hell.
  • Megajamz - March 8, 2010 11:47 p.m.

    looking forward to this loved fallout 3 dissapointed the graphics look about the same mind :| first?

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