PC Gamer provides a top 25 New Vegas mods list.1. Centred third person camera
Why did Bethesda give us the weird over-the-shoulder cam in Fallout 3? Why didn’t Obsidian get rid of it for New Vegas? We may never know. Probably because they imagined players actually trying to take aim and fire in third person mode, which is insane. Third person is for screenshots and lightsaber fights – we’ve known that since Jedi Knight 2! Fortunately, every time a developer does this, one of the lovely modder people undoes it.
This mod also lets you zoom all the way out. How far? All of the far, that’s how far.
14. Lethal headshots
Another fantastic mod, this makes headshots deadly. “Headshot” is the medical term for the condition where a bullet breaks open your skull and rattles through your brains, scrambling your grey matter and rocketing out of the other side. So yeah, that should really kill you.
That’s what this mod does, while preserving the shakey-aim of lower Guns skill and thus maintaining game balance. Wear a helmet, people! It also decreases your chance of scoring a headshot in VATS, which is a welcome balance tweak, and the damage buff doesn’t apply to all creatures – Deathclaws are made of sterner stuff, and robots don’t always have brains where you’d expect them to.
I’d also like to give a special mention to the commenter on the Fallout: New Vegas Nexus who suggested that this mod should cause the game to end after the first cinematic (where you get shot in the face).
15. No RPG bullet bending
This has the same goals as the above mod – make the guns work more realistically – but it goes about it in a totally different way. Rather than touch the damage that guns do, this mod makes them super accurate. It’s not for me, personally – I found that with a Guns skill of 20 I could kill anyone from an enormous distance just by waiting for my shot and killing them with a sneak bonus. If you’re not a fan of RPG elements, though, this can help turn Fallout: New Vegas into a pure FPS.