Top 10 New Vegas Mods
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With Honest Hearts, the second official add-on for Fallout: New Vegas, released last week, we figured this would be a good time to round up the ten most popular New Vegas mods created by the community.
If you haven’t picked up Honest Hearts yet, if Phil Owen’s review scared you away from buying it, or if you’re the type who refuses to pay for DLC when there are plenty of quality mods available for free, then this list is for you.
1. BEWARE OF GIRL Type 3 HiRez HiDetailed Replacer
This mod certainly doesn’t win any points for its name.
I expected a nude mod to make it onto this list, but I didn’t expect a nude mod to top the list. To be fair, this is more of a high-resolution texture pack than a nude mod, with skin textures at three times the normal resolution for enhanced realism and non-nude versions included. But I doubt that’s why most people download it.
Bonus points to the mod author for poking fun at pervs in the above screenshot.
2. Fallout Mod Manager – FOMM
FOMM is a must-have tool for anyone wanting to install multiple New Vegas mods. It cleans up mods that don’t install properly, it retrieves mod information, it allows you to easily upgrade mods when newer versions come out, and it allows you to select which mods to activate or deactivate. It even works for Fallout 3.
3. Nevada Skies – Weather Effects
Sandstorms, rain, RADstorms, thunderstorms, and even snow. This mod adds over 60 new cloud and weather variants to the game. Sunrises and sunsets have been tweaked, nights are darker, and environmental lighting has been altered to reflect the mood of the given weather pattern. Increased immersion and beautified scenery — what’s not to like?
Scrolling, scrolling, scrolling. The Fallout user interface doesn’t manage screen space efficiently at resolutions of 1024×768 and higher. This mod redesigns the UI with smaller fonts, larger item selection areas, and improved menus to better fill out screen space and reduce the amount of scrolling required to navigate the UI.
5. New Vegas Bounties
You can’t play as Boba Fett, but this is nonetheless an exciting action mod. Take on the role of a bounty hunter and eliminate “boss-difficulty” targets such as rogue rangers, fiends, raiders, drug smugglers, cannibals, and pistoleros. No, puzzles, no resource collection, just extreme violence and profanity delivered through 436 lines of fully-voiced dialogue.
6. Underground Hideout New Vegas
Ever wanted your own little slice of paradise in the wasteland? This mod gives players their very own Vault near Spring Mt. Ranch State Park. Apart from fancy carpeting, the vault includes all the amenities you need: an armory, ammo sorters, a weapons wall, a water purifier, a book shelf, and a growing area.
7. Project Nevada
This mod adds the gameplay features found in popular first-person-shooter games that were missing in New Vegas. Sprinting, Bullet Time, a grenade hotkey, helmet overlays, and dynamic crosshairs form the core of the changes.
Optionally, you can also enable a “cyberware” module that adds cybernetic implants and high-tech equipment, such as enhanced vision modes for power armor helmets and bionic legs allowing you to charge towards your enemies with super-human speed.
8. A World of Pain
Beat New Vegas months ago? Looking for more content? This mod adds 95 locations to the wasteland filled with enemies and loot. They vary from small Gas Stations to huge maze-like sewers and derelict factories. A massive new linked Underground complex awaits filled with quests, NPCs with dialogue, vendors and some of the toughest enemies you will encounter anywhere in the game.
The mods also adds many modified weapons, armors and items with enhanced stats to help and hinder you throughout your travels.
9. Perk Every Level
No image or lengthy description needed for this mod. New Vegas normally grants you one perk every two levels; this mod doubles that rate.
10. Bouncing Natural Breasts
Just when I thought I could make it through a top 10 mod list with only one nude mod…
Unlike the mod that tops this chart, which is arguably a high-rez texture pack, this one is unashamedly a booby mod. It replaces the default female body with a nude version, animates breasts, and replaces most female armors with skimpier versions.