Wasteland Defense for Fallout: New Vegas is just what the Mojave Wasteland needed. As I’m sure we’ve all done multiple playthroughs of New Vegas by now, it is time to shake up the world that Obsidian Entertainment has given us. Wasteland Defense does that by adding a new meta-game to the title.
In Wasteland Defense the player is able to build and protect their own fortress. Building your own fortress requires the player to acquire plans and with these plans you can construct objects inside your fort. Building my own fort felt similar to a game of SimCity, being able to plop down a building whichever way I pleased. You’ll also be able to purchase guards to help protect your territory. Ranging from Snipers, Robots, and even Scavengers who will pick loot off the dead and salvage their equipment.
The fun begins when you must defend your fortress against wave of raiders. Assaults are randomized, doing their best to attack when your guard is down. This is where the guards you hire, along with their strategic placement comes into play. Lighting is very pivotal to the defense of your Fortress as the shadows can bring unsuspected raiders. To run your lights you need generators to keep churning out power. Be warned as they can be destroyed, crippling your defenses.
Wasteland Defense offers a nice twist to New Vegas, giving more incentive to boot up the game against a list of newly released titles. So if you are looking to break out of the mold and have a different kind of adventure, Wasteland Defense is the modification you are looking for.