October 01, 2014

Fallout: New Vegas DLC Stories


In case you've missed some of them, the stories that fuel each DLC of Fallout: New Vegas. These add-ons are Dead Money, Honest Hearts, Old World Blues, Lonesome Road, Courier's Stash and Gun Runners' Arsenal. The last two add-ons are only item packs, so we will not focus on them at this point. Each pack adds new quests, items, perks, achievements and other content to Fallout: New Vegas. The Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition, includes all add-ons packs. This article is divided on total of two pages. First page include Dead Money and Honest Hearts DLC, and the second page include Old World Blues and Lonesome Road DLC stories. Enjoy!

1. Dead Money


The first add-on for Fallout: New Vegas, developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Bethesda Softworks. Dead Money is set in the Sierra Madre, an opulent and extravagant resort that was to be the greatest casino in the west, except that it never opened. The bombs fell before the grand opening, and the Sierra Madre froze in time, its state of the art security system locking the place up tight. And so the Sierra Madre faded from memory, only occasionally being seen in posters across the wastes, until it took on mythic ghost story status, a supposed "City of Gold" in the Wasteland where all the treasures of the Old World were rumored to be held.

The Sierra Madre is a mythical place in the wastes, with travelers risking their lives to find it. Only one man truly "found" it and lived. After the fall of HELIOS One, Father Elijah of the Mojave Brotherhood of Steel set out to find new weapons to eradicate the NCR, and in the process he found the Sierra Madre. Upon waking in, the courier will find they have been stripped of all useful armor, weapons and aid. The player is greeted by Father Elijah's hologram, which explains that the Courier has been fitted with an explosive collar and that he, Father Elijah, demands the player to recruit three companions in order to carry out a heist for the centuries upon the casino.


As the victim of a raw deal you must work alongside three other captured wastelanders to recover the legendary treasure of the Sierra Madre Casino. In Dead Money, your life hangs in the balance. It is up to you how you play your cards in the quest to survive.

2. Honest Hearts


The second add-on for Fallout: New Vegas, developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Bethesda Softworks. As a punishment for failed him in a  first battle of Hoover Dam, Caesar sentenced Joshua Graham (the Burned Man) to a gruesome death: covered in pitch, lit on fire and tossed off the cliffs of the Grand Canyon. Rumors around the desert indicated that he somehow survived this brutal treatment, but nothing ever came of it. Caesar then sent Ulysses to the Great Salt Lake to rally the White Legs to destroy New Canaan. With his help, the White Legs found a large supply of weapons. The White Legs then destroyed New Canaan, sending Joshua Graham, and the New Canaanites to Zion Canyon, where the Dead Horses stand with them against Caesar.

The Courier then arrives in the Zion Canyon with the Happy Trails Trading Group Caravan. Things go horribly wrong when your caravan is ambushed by a White Legs raiding band. As you try to find a way back to the Mojave, you meet the Burned Man, Joshua Graham, who is surprised that it is a different Courier than Ulysses that came to him, as he had figured Ulysses would come to murder him.


The Courier becomes embroiled in a war between tribes and a conflict between a New Canaanite missionary and the mysterious Burned Man. It's a familiar formula of exploration, choice, murder and a decent (but not entirely gripping) storyline. The decisions the player character makes will determine the fate of Zion.


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