We all love Fallout new vegas, but let’s be honest. There is something missing along the New Vegas Strip: people. It’s no secret that Obsidian had to cut a few things from the endgame, and staunch modders have managed to put a lot of it back into the game, including PushTheWinButton’s. The Strip NPCs Uncut mod, which restores NPCs that were originally intended to populate The Strip.
As the modder explains, part of the problem getting these NPCs back into the game was due to “difficulty in cracking the scripts related to the Strip.” However, this mod achieves that.
The Strip NPCs Uncut restores 12 NPCs, which were eliminated due to performance issues. They don’t provide additional missions for the player, they just add more to the atmosphere than you’d expect from something like The Strip. Also, there are seven ‘scripted scenes’ that are supposed to occur on The Strip, but given their complexity, they will have to be saved for a future update.
Those aren’t the only NPCs PushTheWinButton plans to restore, as they are currently making a mod that also restores cut NPCs to Freeside. These NPCs were never actually placed in the game, so expect some “creative license” to be taken with this one.
Hey, if you needed another excuse to go back to what many still feel is one of the best fall out games, this is as good as any excuse. Obviously this is for the PC version of the game, but you can get it on Steam or GOG for a pretty low price these days.
And, if you haven’t gotten an Xbox Game Pass yet, Bethesda recently added its fall out games at the service.