Digital Spy writes: "Two years ago, Bethesda Softworks introduced us to a post-nuclear playground immersive enough to make the apocalypse seem like an eagerly-awaited event. As one of 2008's standout titles, Fallout 3's appeal extends far beyond its mesmerising backdrop. Combining RPG elements with first-person shooter mechanics, the game broke new ground in both genres with its non-linear structure and innovative gameplay features. If it wasn't enough for you the first time around, the formula has now been rehashed and adorned with a few bells and whistles in Fallout: New Vegas. Dark irradiated landscapes give way to blue skies and bright lights in this new venture, but is there much on offer besides a change of aesthetic?"