Fallout is one of gaming's biggest names. With five main series titles, three spin-offs and a myriad of cancelled games, the series is one of the most prolific in the industry. And with so many titles to choose from, it is only natural that heated debate begins to arise when considering the quality of each game, and, of course, when deciding which of the series is the best one.
It comes down to personal preference in the end: whether you prefer the open-world exploration of Fallout 4, the heavy role-playing aspects of the original isometric titles or the bombastic nature of Fallout 3. However, when dealing with fundamentals in each game (story, game-play, DLC, characters, interactivity and the such) there is an incredibly strong case for Fallout: New Vegas.
Developed by Obsidian, New Vegas is one of the rare examples of Bethesda shipping their flagship IPs over to other developers. Because of this switch, New Vegas had such a fresh and welcome reception from fans. Its focus on the role-playing side of the series won over the fans of the old games, whilst the vast explorative world helped keep fans of Fallout 3 on board.
But what truly makes the game the best in the series? Well, an awful lot it turns out.