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Gecko steak is a consumable item in Fallout: New Vegas.


The filleted meat of a gecko, which is cooked over an open fire. This item is a good choice for lower-level characters as it restores a good amount of health while only adding 1 rad. In Hardcore mode, it lowers Starvation a notable amount, considering the low Survival skill needed to craft it.

Survival skill effect

SkillEffectHardcore effect
10+2 Hit Points for 15s-90 Starvation 
20+2 Hit Points for 15s-105 Starvation 
30+3 Hit Points for 15s-120 Starvation 
40+3 Hit Points for 15s-135 Starvation 
50+4 Hit Points for 15s-150 Starvation 
60+4 Hit Points for 15s-165 Starvation 
70+4 Hit Points for 15s-180 Starvation 
80+5 Hit Points for 15s-195 Starvation 
90+5 Hit Points for 15s-210 Starvation 
100+6 Hit Points for 15s-225 Starvation 
Note: Radiation is not affected by Survival skill level.


This item can be crafted by the player character.

Creation requirements

Gecko steak (1)



  • Geckos are typically easy to find, as several are located near the campfires around Goodsprings source. There are also many to be found up in and around the mountains north of Bitter Springs and near the entrance of (and inside) of Vault 34.
  • In hardcore mode, consuming this food can help decrease the player character's Hunger up to 225 points at 100 Survival skill. However, provided other ingredients can be found, at high levels of Survival, the gecko kebab is preferred as it provides two units per crafting, relieves starvation to a more substantial degree, and can also relieve dehydration.