Unlike the beautiful, crumbling world of Fallout 3, New Vegas is a city that experienced minimal damage and minimal mutation. That said, it’s no picnic here. This is 2281 and the Mojave Dessert is now the even harsher Mojave Wasteland. There are three factions fighting for control of the Strip like insects crashing a lightbulb: the enormous but rupturing New California Republic, the local slavery-like forces of Caesar’s Legion, and a mysterious army of robots controlled by someone named Mr. House. You must fight to control the three major landmarks of this new world, the Hoover Dam, Nellis Airforce Base, and the solar energy plant. It all looks great.