Fallout by Interplay Entertainment is a widely renowned role-playing game franchise which has served us for over two decades. In the RPG community, the franchise is said to be the gift that keeps on giving. In 2010, we saw a great installment in the franchise which is popularly known as Fallout: New Vegas.
Similar to other installments in the franchise, New Vegas is set in the future in a similar time period as seen in Fallout 3. In terms of storyline, the game does a remarkable which explains why the game still remains to be popular in the RPG community.
When it comes to gameplay, New Vegas is quite impressive and holds a middle ground between next-gen gaming and the one as seen in the early 2000s. This is exactly why the community has released a plethora of usable mods for the game. However, if you are looking for one, the options are just too many and each one has its own unique advantage. To make things easy, we have come up with a list of the 20 best Fallout: New Vegas mods as of 2019. Let us look at it.
- 1 Best Fallout New Vegas Mods for Xbox 360, PC, PS4
- 1.1 Run The Lucky 38
- 1.2 New Vegas Redesigned 3
- 1.3 Five Nights at Vault 5
- 1.4 IMPACT
- 1.5 TitanFallout
- 1.6 New Vegas Stutter Remover
- 1.7 Yugichigai Unofficial Patch
- 1.8 Populated Casinos
- 1.9 Essential Visual Enhancements (EVE)
- 1.10 Fallout: New California
- 1.11 Enhanced Camera
- 1.12 Realistic Headshots
- 1.13 Roleplayer’s Alternative Start
- 1.14 The Monster Mod
- 1.15 Project Mojave
- 1.16 Nevada Skies
- 1.17 MTUI
- 1.18 Universal Air Tank
- 1.19 Easy Hacking
- 1.20 Imps Timescale Adjuster
Best Fallout New Vegas Mods for Xbox 360, PC, PS4
Run The Lucky 38
Any game that includes the name ‘Vegas’ is bound to include some amount of casinos in it while also providing mini-games within them. While the former is not an issue for Fallout: New Vegas, the latter surely is as it does lack gameplay content when you visit a casino while playing. Run The Lucky 38 is definitely considerable if you wish to add more maneuverability to the casinos in New Vegas.
As we know, The Lucky 38 is a hotel/casino on the strip of New Vegas in 2281. The mod simply makes you in charge of the casino. You are able to hire/fire employees, manage your bankroll, and improve various other elements within the casino’s periphery to maximise on profits.
New Vegas Redesigned 3
While New Vegas was quite impressive in the graphics department for its time, the introduction of next-gen graphics did not do it any favours whatsoever. If you are a modern day gamer, a boost in graphics would definitely be required by you. The New Vegas Redesigned 3 mod works on that very area.
The main motive of the mod is to redesign the NPC’s that we see in the game. It focuses on retexturing various details of every NPC’s skin giving that a clearer and more realistic look. In other words, it tries to portray the NPC details of the modern era.
Five Nights at Vault 5
If you are a fan of horror games, you are probably familiar with Five Nights at Freddy’s. The game revolved around a security card who worked at a pizza place and had to use tools to survive against animatronic characters. Five Nights at Vault 5 changes New Vegas’ gameplay to a similar format.
Five Nights at Vault 5 makes it so that the player’s New Vegas character is dropped into a vault without any weapons or equipment. Once that’s done, the game continues to drop numerous animatronic characters who are in a hunt to kill you. Now, your job is to survive this gauntlet and come out as the last man standing.
There is no doubt in saying that Fallout: New Vegas excels as a role-playing game. Only a few games are capable of being talked about in the same league. However, if you look at the game from a shooter’s perspective, it does look quite stale. IMPACT is an awesome mod in this scenario.
The mod adds more depth to New Vegas when it comes to its shooting maneuverability. It makes the shooting look more realistic and fatal by adding better pyrotechnique for shots and bullet holes match to that of the gun’s caliber. Other than that, it also corrects various glitches seen in the shooting department of the game.
Making a particular game look like another is highly appreciated in the modding community especially for an open world role-playing game like Fallout: New Vegas. It gives the game a completely different theme which everyone who has completed the game once likes. Our next mod, TitanFallout does a similar job by giving New Vegas the mechanics of the popular first-person shooter Titanfall.
The main enhancement that comes with TitanFallout is the addition of titans. Here, the mod drops titans to the game who can be summoned by the player’s character and use them in order to wreak havoc on their enemies which is really cool especially if you are a fan of titans and/or Titanfall.
New Vegas Stutter Remover
If you are a modern day gamer, the spec requirements of New Vegas will be a piece of cake for your system to run. Therefore, on paper, your game shouldn’t receive any lag at all. Surprisingly, however, the game does come with a natural lag of its own which can be quite frustrating for any kind of gamer. This is where the New Vegas Stutter Remover mod comes into play.
As its name suggests, New Vegas Stutter Remover is a basic mod for Fallout: New Vegas which helps in removing most kinds of stutter related issues which have been put forward by the community. Therefore, if you are someone who is facing stutter while playing the game, this is the mod made for you.
Yugichigai Unofficial Patch
No matter how good a particular game, it will have its fair share of bugs and glitches and Fallout: New Vegas is no different. It comes with minor bugs which at times make the experience quite annoying especially if you are a hardcore gamer from the modern era. If you find yourself riding on the same boat when it comes to in-game bugs, the Yugichigai Unofficial Patch is just the mod you are looking for.
The mod focuses solely on fixing the reported bugs and glitches in New Vegas. It does not touch anything that changes the gameplay/storyline as a whole but it corrects various issues that come with the game as reported by the community members.
Casinos are the primary attraction of Las Vegas and of the state of Nevada in general. However, the casinos in Fallout: New Vegas are quite stale and crowd less despite the fact that the game is set in Vegas. Populated Casinos is a great mod if you wish to fix this particular issue.
As its name suggests, Populated Casinos makes the casinos in New Vegas more lively and filled with regular action. The mod is definitely recommended to everyone who visits casinos in the game which is a lot even if you are not trying to deliberately visit them due to its storyline.
Essential Visual Enhancements (EVE)
Next-gen games really screwed it up for games like Fallout: New Vegas who only missed out on its benefits by a mere few years. If it was not for them, its graphics would still be quite impressive in the RPG community today. However, fate has put the game where it is and visual mods are always welcomed for it within the community. One such mod is EVE – Essential Visual Enhancements.
EVE focuses on improving the visuals that come with the game out of the box. Its main improvements include new crit kill animation scenes, new bullet impacts, unrivaled textures, character reactions, FX for blood, fire, and much more.
Fallout: New California
When it comes to mods for role-playing games, we usually see minor improvements in either the graphical department or in gameplay. If not, we get a large patch which improves on major reported issues of the game while still maintaining the basic plot. However, Fallout: New California is a great mod which completely changes the narrative of New Vegas.
Fallout: New California is a gigantic mod which completely changes the dynamic of New Vegas adding a completely new story to the game which has its own unique characters with hours of fresh speech. You could almost say that the mod makes it so that you are playing a completely different game even though the gameplay is pretty much the same.
The camera angles in any open-world role-playing game make a lot of difference in terms of gameplay. Clever changes in camera angles while walking through the game makes the game a lot more enjoyable. While this is not a major issue in Fallout: New Vegas, it does have a weird camera animation when the player’s character is walking backward or shifting sideways. Enhanced Camera is the perfect mod in this case.
As its name suggests, the mod enhances the camera angles in New Vegas. It makes the 360-degree rotation in the game more rapid and smooth which helps players when in intense combat or while trying to run around in general.
While gore is not something which is liked by many, it does feel quite rewarding when you see it after an enemy is killed with a proper headshot. Fallout: New Vegas surely lacks in this area as its headshot animations are quite poor and are definitely one of the worst things about it. Realistic Headshots completely fixes this issue.
Realistic Headshots is a great utility mod for New Vegas which makes the headshots much more worthy of executing as it adds new animations for execution while also upping the damage levels when one hits a perfect shot on the cranium.
Roleplayer’s Alternative Start
While most players tend to switch onto a new game upon completing any particular game, a large number of gamers like to play a game multiple times. While the idea is quite good, it does get boring as you are likely to know how the story is going to progress from the beginning. Well, if you still wish to play the game multiple times, you should consider adding the Roleplayer’s Alternative Start to your arsenal.
Unlike other mods, Roleplayer’s Alternative Start does not go over fixing in-game bugs or customizing gameplay elements. It simply changes how the protagonist is introduced into the game by dropping them into a completely random location in the game upon which the story progresses as usual.
The Monster Mod
Any Fallout game is guaranteed to have its fair share of strange creatures and New Vegas is no different. However, with New Vegas, repetition in terms of these creatures is a problem as the player is made to fight the same monsters over and over again. The Monster Mod improves this area of the game.
The Monster Mod adds a large number of monsters to New Vegas. Some of these are like an evolved variant of the preexisting ones while the others are completely new and have come from mythical knowledge. This makes the game tougher to play as most of the added monsters are more lethal than the ones that preexist in the game.
Overhaul mods are appreciated by most within any gaming community. They add a lot of depth to the game as they massively change the gameplay by correcting minor inaccuracies and improving on graphics, action executions, and much more. Project Mojave is based on a similar idea as its changes completely change the dynamic of New Vegas.
Project Mojave is mainly focused on the combat and weaponry elements of New Vegas. The overhaul has had 4 modules each of which improve the gameplay significantly. Some of the mods key features include the inclusion of bullet time, variable zoom for scopes, speed and durability corrections on characters and the addition of more weaponry options for the player to choose from.
Being a free roam role-playing game, New Vegas requires its character to walk around in the open more often than not. However, when it comes to the weather conditions that are in the game, there is a lot of repetition in the walkthrough. Nevada Skies tries to minimize this.
Nevada Skies is a great mod for New Vegas which adds a lot of depth to the gameplay by adding various weather conditions to it. It adds details such as multiple cloud types, snowfall, sandstorms, and much more.
MTUI changes various user interface related issues that come with New Vegas for PC users. Its corrections include menu text size, smoother scrolling between menus, and much more.
Universal Air Tank
Minor details in gameplay change a lot in terms of the narrative of a game and how engaging a game is in general. GTA: Vice City is a great example of this wherein the protagonist is wasted as soon as he enters a water body while GTA: San Andreas does not have the same issue. Though the difference in capabilities is quite minor, it does have a major effect in gameplay.
When it comes to New Vegas, the issue arises when the player goes out for a swim. While the game does come with swimming capabilities, the player is not allowed to put on a rebreather while also keeping their radiation clothing on. This is exactly what the Universal Air Tank mod allows.
Mini-games are a huge part of an open-world game like New Vegas. They take you out of the main storyline for a while and allow you to experience the game in a different manner. However, a large number of gamers tend to hate mini-games and only like to focus on the plot. This is what Easy Hacking allows.
Easy Hacking is basically a mod which hacks all the mini-games in New Vegas allowing you to skip them and cut to the chase with the main storyline.
Imps Timescale Adjuster
Keeping track of real-life time is never a discussion with New Vegas considering how engaging the game is. However, when it comes to in-game time tracking, it is just not in the player’s control. While this is not much of an issue as a whole, it surely becomes one when the player prefers to play a particular mission in their own set conditions. Feel the same way? Well, in that case, you should consider the Imps Timescale Adjuster which allows playing around with your day and night conditions.
As we know, Fallout: New Vegas is an open-world game set in a post-apocalyptic period in the city of Vegas. On paper, a lot can be added to the game in terms of mods and since the game is almost a decade old now, the options are only increasing with time. This is why we have made a list of the 20 best mods for the game for the community to choose from.