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FALLOUT: NEW VEGAS

FALLOUT: NEW VEGAS artwork

FALLOUT: NEW VEGAS

Type of media DigitalMedia

Release date 22/10/2010

BBFCInsight Contains strong bloody violence, language and sex references

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 12/10/2010

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

FALLOUT: NEW VEGAS is a first-person perspective action game for the XBox 360. The game was classified '18' for strong violence.

Strong violence is encouraged throughout the game and a wide array of weapons and upgrades are available. There are a huge number of guns available, from basic rifles and pistols, to laser and pulse guns, to sub-machine guns and mini-guns. There are also flamethrowers, rocket-launchers and zappers, all of which inflict bloody damage upon those who get in the way. In addition, the player can choose from bladed weapons like cleavers, knives, swords and pikes and more run-of-the-mill items like hammers and boxing gloves. As the player progresses, more weapons become available and those obtained remain in the player's arsenal for the duration.

As the player progresses through the game, the amount of damage and bloody injury that can be inflicted with the available weapons is also increased. The player can target specific opponents and choose the exact body-parts to hit, with the violence resulting in large blood spurts. As the player moves through the game, heads begin to explode and limbs are removed, with some exaggerated spurting details. Some weapons, accessed in the later levels, will turn an opponent into a hail of body parts and the use of the flame-thrower, for example, has targets running about on fire before collapsing in a pile of ash. It is possible to inflict further damage on felled bodies and it is possible to shoot the limbs off dead characters and cut their heads off. However, the graphics are fairly primitive and the static point of view does not allow for undue focus on injuries. In addition to the strength of the violence, the player-character is rewarded with 'respect' and 'reputation' points for going on murderous rampages and there are various 'perks' the player can spend earned points on that allow more damage to be done, often to specific characters. One of the 'perks' is called 'bloody mess' and this ensures that every target shot explodes in a bloody mess. The level of violence in the game takes this beyond the BBFC's Guidelines at '15', which state that 'Violence may be strong but should not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury. The strongest gory images are unlikely to be acceptable. Strong sadistic or sexualised violence is also unlikely to be acceptable'.

In addition to the violence, the game contains the option for the player-character to become addicted to alcohol or drugs. However, the drug is a fictitious one called 'Jet' and we do not see how it is used. Once addicted, the player can seek treatment from a doctor in order to overcome the dependency. The game also contains a number of sex references, with prostitutes available on the Las Vegas Strip and inside the back rooms of the casinos. However, the screen goes black before any sexual activity takes place and there is no nudity at all. We simply hear references to sex, such as "Best prices around - as long as you don't try putting it somewhere it wasn't intended" and, from an old lady prostitute, "You won't see anything once the lights are out. The places that count are still firm enough". The game also contains frequent use of strong language.

Details

Title
FALLOUT: NEW VEGAS
Year
2010
Distributor(s)
ZeniMax Europe Ltd
Classified date(s)
29/07/2010
Main language
English
Submitted run time
5m 0s
BBFC reference
ADM271400
Registration number
VFD46398

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