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Fallout New Vegas – Collector’s Edition Prima Strategy Guide Review

Uncover the secrets of the Mojave Wasteland with this in-depth guide

The Fallout New Vegas Official Strategy Guide (Collector’s Edition) by Prima is an essential companion for any player looking to explore the Mojave Wasteland. This review will delve into the key features, design, organization, and clarity of the guide, providing an overall assessment of its value to gamers. Our extended review will offer a more in-depth analysis of each section, ensuring a thorough understanding of the guide’s offerings.


Publication Date22nd Oct. 2010
AuthorDavid S.J. Hodgson
PublisherPrima Games
ISBN-13978-0307469946 – Standard Edition | 978-0307469953 – Collector’s Edition
Price (RRP)UK £12.99 – Standard Edition |UK £19.99 – Collector’s Edition

Key Features

  • Fully-detailed maps of all major settlements and collectible locations, ensuring players can easily navigate the vast Mojave Wasteland and find hidden treasures
  • Hardcover collectible edition for added durability and style, making it a perfect addition to any gaming collection
  • Comprehensive weapon modification information for optimizing gameplay, allowing players to create the perfect arsenal for their playstyle
  • In-depth location details and item descriptions to enhance exploration, providing a richer experience as players uncover the secrets of the Mojave
  • Crafting techniques for mastering the game’s crafting system, enabling players to create powerful items and consumables to aid them in their journey

The Game

Fallout: New Vegas is an action role-playing game developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Bethesda Softworks. Released on October 19, 2010, for PlayStation 3, Windows, and Xbox 360, the game is set in a post-apocalyptic open world environment encompassing parts of Arizona, California, and Nevada. The game received generally positive reviews, with praise for its storytelling, writing, and quest design. However, some critics noted technical issues and bugs at the time of release.

The game’s story takes place in 2281, four years after the events of Fallout 3, and follows the protagonist known as the Courier, who is tasked with delivering a package to the New Vegas Strip. Along the way, the Courier becomes embroiled in a conflict between various factions vying for control of the Mojave Wasteland and its resources.


The visual design of the guide is impressive, featuring a stylish hardcover that adds a collectible feel to the book. The layout is well-organized, with clear headings and subheadings, making it easy to navigate through the content. The guide also includes high-quality images and illustrations that complement the text, providing a visually appealing experience for readers.

Design Score: 9/10

Although the New Vegas Guide is certainly text heavy, there’s still plenty of beautiful artwork included

Organization and Structure

The guide is well-organized, with a clear structure that allows players to easily find the information they need. The layout is intuitive, with sections dedicated to different aspects of the game, such as crafting techniques, weapon modifications, and location details. Each section is further divided into subsections, making it simple for players to locate specific information quickly.

The guide also includes a comprehensive index and table of contents, ensuring that players can quickly reference the information they need without having to flip through the entire book.

Organization and Structure Score: 9/10

Not too many strategy guides feature a contents guide across two pages

Clarity and Explanation

The guide excels in clearly explaining game mechanics and strategies, providing players with the knowledge they need to master the game. The detailed descriptions of locations, items, and crafting techniques are particularly helpful in enhancing the gameplay experience. The guide also includes step-by-step walkthroughs for each quest, ensuring that players can complete every mission without getting lost or frustrated.

In addition to the clear explanations, the guide also offers tips and strategies for combat, character builds, and faction reputation management, allowing players to tailor their experience to their preferred playstyle.

Clarity and Explanation Score: 9/10

Handy tips are included throughout the guide

Additional Features and Extras

The Collector’s Edition of the guide offers additional features, such as concept art and faction/setting information, which add value to the overall experience. These extras provide further insight into the game’s development and world-building, giving players a deeper understanding of the creative process behind Fallout: New Vegas.

The guide also includes developer interviews, offering a unique perspective on the game’s creation and the challenges faced during development. This additional content sets the Collector’s Edition apart from standard strategy guides, making it a worthwhile investment for fans of the game.

Additional Features and Extras Score: 8/10

Behind the scenes look at New Vegas

Overall Score and Recommendation

The Fallout New Vegas Official Strategy Guide (Collector’s Edition) by Prima earns an overall score of 8.8 out of 10. We highly recommend this guide to players looking to enhance their Fallout: New Vegas experience, as it provides invaluable information, tips, and strategies for navigating the Mojave Wasteland. The additional features and extras included in the Collector’s Edition make it a must-have for fans of the game and collectors alike.

Overall Score: 8.8/10

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Our Summary

Fallout New Vegas – Collector’s Edition Prima Strategy Guide Review

We highly recommend this guide to players looking to enhance their Fallout: New Vegas experience, as it provides invaluable information, tips, and strategies for navigating the Mojave Wasteland.…
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