Fallout New Vegas: The Major Storylines Amidst the Mojave Wasteland

“Fallout: New Vegas” is a critically acclaimed action RPG developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Bethesda Softworks. Set in the post-apocalyptic Mojave Wasteland, the game offers a rich and immersive open-world experience with a branching narrative and multiple factions vying for control.

It offers players a diverse range of choices, allowing them to align with different factions, make moral decisions, and shape the future of the Mojave Wasteland according to their values and goals. Its multiple endings and branching storylines provide high replay value and have contributed to its enduring popularity among fans of the Fallout series. Here’s an overview of the main storylines and factions in “Fallout: New Vegas”:

Main Storyline:

The player takes on the role of a courier who is ambushed and left for dead in the Mojave Desert. After being rescued by a robot named Victor, the player sets out on a quest for revenge and answers, embarking on a journey that will shape the fate of the Mojave Wasteland.


  1. New California Republic (NCR): The NCR is a democratic republic aiming to restore order and governance to the wasteland. They seek to annex the Mojave Wasteland and bring it under their control, establishing law and order. However, their expansionist ambitions have led to conflict with other factions and strained resources.
  2. Caesar’s Legion: Led by the charismatic and ruthless Caesar, this faction is based on the ancient Roman Empire. They seek to conquer and assimilate other tribes and settlements into their legion, imposing strict martial law and enslaving those they conquer. Caesar sees himself as a divine ruler and aims to bring order through brutal means.
  3. Mr. House: Robert House is the enigmatic and reclusive founder of the New Vegas Strip and the self-proclaimed ruler of the Mojave Wasteland. Utilizing advanced technology and a network of Securitron robots, Mr. House aims to maintain control over New Vegas and secure his vision of the future, even if it means making morally questionable decisions.
  4. Yes Man: Yes Man is an AI program housed within the Lucky 38 casino, created by Robert House to assist with managing the Strip. However, if the player decides to bypass Mr. House and assert their own control over New Vegas, Yes Man becomes their ally, allowing them to shape the future of the Mojave Wasteland according to their own ambitions.

Main Questlines:

  1. Ring-a-Ding-Ding!: This questline kicks off the main storyline as the player is directed to find the elusive Benny, the man who shot them in the opening sequence. Tracking him down leads to the discovery of a mysterious platinum chip and sets the player on a path to confront the major factions of the Mojave Wasteland.
  2. Wild Card: Change in Management: This questline becomes available if the player decides to assert their independence from the major factions and pursue their own agenda with the help of Yes Man. It involves gathering support, dealing with potential threats, and ultimately deciding the fate of New Vegas.
  3. For the Republic, Part 2 / Caesar’s Legion Questline: These questlines represent the player’s alignment with either the NCR or Caesar’s Legion, leading to the final showdown between the two factions for control of Hoover Dam and the fate of the Mojave Wasteland.

How about you? Have you played Fallout New Vegas? We’d love to hear from you.

Other things you might want to know:

Is Fallout: New Vegas more fun than Fallout 4?

Fallout New Vegas is a well respected addition to the franchise which brings high levels of player freedom and storylines.

Why Fallout Vegas is so good?

As stated, the story is high quality and the game itself has a maturity level the other games in the franchise do not have.

Is Fallout: New Vegas a sequel to Fallout 3?

It is in the same universe but not a direct sequel.

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