Fallout: New Vegas: Honest Hearts, PC

One of six DLCs released for Fallout: New Vegas, Honest Hearts was initially released in May 2011 and sees The Courier setting out on a trading expedition to Utah’s Zion National Park with the Happy Trails Caravan crew.

En route, the caravan is attacked and destroyed by raiders, but The Courier survives and becomes involved in a war between local tribes. One tribe is led by the widely-feared “Burned Man”, an old Legate of the slaver Caesar who was once punished by being set on fire and thrown into The Grand Canyon, but he survived and now wages war on his enemies, the New Canaanite missionaries.

In Honest Hearts you’re forced to ally yourself with one side or the other and the decisions you make determine the fate of Zion. The terrain is rugged, with steep canyons, caves, riverbeds, and radioactive waterfalls. Zion Canyon is as dangerous as it is beautiful and new enemies include Giant Green Geckos, Spore Carriers (which look very much like the Falmer in Skyrim), Giant Spore Plants, and Giant Yao Guai. Giant pretty much everything! And, of course, hostile tribals – as well as allied ones.

Honest Hearts provides a new suite of perks, achievements, armour and weapons to Fallout: New Vegas, and tests The Courier’s resolve as he basically plays a variety of different characters off against each other in a story of post-apocalyptic gang warfare. It’s a short, but still decent, excursion from the Mojave that’s probably bottom of my list of the four story-driven Fallout: New Vegas DLCs. It’s not bad, though.

Fallout series on The King of Grabs:
Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout 3, Fallout 4, Fallout: New Vegas, Dead Money, Honest Hearts, Old World Blues, Lonesome Road.

More: Fallout: New Vegas on Wikipedia
Steam: Fallout: New Vegas on Steam
Steam: Honest Hearts on Steam
GOG: Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition on GOG.com

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