10 Best Fallout: New Vegas Mods

You'd be crazy not to try them.

Fallout New Vegas Mod Two Bears High FivingBethesdaReleased nearly four years ago, Fallout: New Vegas was and still is an incredible RPG. Created by the hearts and minds that brought us Fallout 2, Icewind Dale, Planescape: Torment and many other legendary CRPGs, it should be no surprise to anyone that it's such a great game. Though the world and characters are very well-written, it still has it's limitations, being a Bethesda game released in the Gamebryo engine. Whilst its predecessor managed to do a commendatory job resurrecting the Fallout franchise and bringing it to the attention of the mainstream audience, it left some older fans in the cold. That's where Fallout: New Vegas, an indirect sequel to Bethesda's take on the series, comes in. Rather than being developed by Bethesda employees, the reigns for development were handed over to Obsidian, some of the employees of which had worked on Fallout 2. Fallout: New Vegas managed to be an improvement over its precursor in nearly every way. Oh, rest assured, Fallout: New Vegas still has the occasional Bethesda quirks. Watered down gameplay, dumbing down, and bugs galore are still present. In spite these flaws however, it remains a masterwork in the genre, one that can only be made better through the modding community. With a few mods, many of Fallout: New Vegas' flaws cease to exist altogether. If you're a hardcore fan of the original games, fret not. There's more than a few adjustments you can make to your game to make it every bit as challenging and engaging as the original games. Perhaps you love everything about the vanilla game, and you just want more. Don't worry, the modding community's got that covered. Maybe you just want your game to look gorgeous, performance be damned. If so, you're in luck, because with a few (dozen) modifications, you'll have one of the best RPGs made, handcrafted to suit your personal tastes. Whereas Fallout 3 is a good game with a lot of problems that can be moulded into a better game through modding, Fallout: New Vegas is an excellent roleplaying experience that can be made even better through mods. Though the amount of mods that make Fallout: New Vegas an even more powerful experience are too numerous to be counted in such a simple list, we'll do our best to name some of the best.

Ken was born in 1994, and before the turn of the century, he was already a gamer for life, starting with Pokémon Blue Version. He has a passion for storytelling, especially in the gaming medium. Growing up on a healthy diet of JRPGs and point and click adventure games, young Kenny grew up playing Nintendo and Sony consoles, before becoming a snobby member of the PC Master Race. Nowadays, he resides in a time warp, refusing to believe the nineties ended as he fills up his Steam library with old point and clicks and cRPGs.