Fallout New Vegas’ strategy guide is longer than most games

It’s not often these days that a game brags about the length of its script, and even less often that a game’s strategy guide brags about its word count. But hey, that’s a thing that happened just now.

According to PC Gamer, Prima’s official guide for Fallout: New Vegas runs past the half-million mark. For comparison, that’s more words than in War and Peace, and about as many words as the dialog script for Planescape: Torment, long held as one of the wordiest games of all time.

Of course, most of that is likely to be raw enemy data and lists and the kind of whatnot that comes with a strategy guide, but still, that’s pretty long.

Anyone planning to pick it up?

[Thanks for the tip, Kevin!]

It’s not often these days that a game brags about the length of its script, and even less often that a game’s strategy guide brags about its word count. But hey, that’s a thing that happened just now.

According to PC Gamer, Prima’s official guide for Fallout: New Vegas runs past the half-million mark. For comparison, that’s more words than in War and Peace, and about as many words as the dialog script for Planescape: Torment, long held as one of the wordiest games of all time.

Of course, most of that is likely to be raw enemy data and lists and the kind of whatnot that comes with a strategy guide, but still, that’s pretty long.

Anyone planning to pick it up?

[Thanks for the tip, Kevin!]

Josh Tolentino
When not posting about Japanese games or Star Trek, Josh served as Managing Editor for Japanator. Now he mostly writes for Destructoid's buddies at Siliconera, but pops back in on occasion.