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  • Summary: Fallout 4, the legendary post-apocalyptic adventure from Bethesda Game Studios and winner of more than 200 'Best Of' awards, including the DICE and BAFTA Game of the Year, finally comes in its entirety to VR. Fallout 4 VR includes the complete core game with all-new combat, crafting, andFallout 4, the legendary post-apocalyptic adventure from Bethesda Game Studios and winner of more than 200 'Best Of' awards, including the DICE and BAFTA Game of the Year, finally comes in its entirety to VR. Fallout 4 VR includes the complete core game with all-new combat, crafting, and building systems fully reimagined for virtual reality. The freedom of exploring the wasteland comes alive like never before. As the sole survivor of Vault 111, you enter a world destroyed by nuclear war. Every second is a fight for survival, and every choice is yours. Only you can rebuild and determine the fate of the Wasteland. Welcome home. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Dec 12, 2017
    100
    Fallout 4 VR is such a massive experience that VRFocus could go on writing for hours. What you want to know is, is it worth investing your time in? That’s an easy yes. What Bethesda has done with Fallout 4 VR is create the ultimate Fallout experience. Yes you may have preferred Fallout 3 but this is the version you’ve got in VR, and it’s a stunner. If you have HTC Vive then you need this, just bear in mind that it might be 2018 before you take the headset off.
  2. Dec 21, 2017
    88
    Fallout 4 VR is a splendid example of what every fan of VR hopes the industry is working towards. This is a AAA title that offers hundreds of hours of immersive, atmospheric gameplay that manages to nail the feel and aesthetic of VR without feeling like a cheap imitation of the main game. There are still a few flaws, and we would love to see Bethesda roll out mods and DLC from the main game, but in the meantime, it’s an experience that’s worth it for fans of VR and Fallout alike.
  3. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Feb 16, 2018
    80
    Fallout 4 VR has some flaws, but on the other hand it can unbelievably draw and swallow you. Only the sore face and hurting feet will make you pause the game for a while. [Issue#282]
  4. Jan 2, 2018
    79
    It's the same, complete experience of Fallout 4 but with all the typical flaws of the virtual reality.
  5. Feb 26, 2018
    76
    Fallout 4 VR is an impressive VR experience, but faces portability issues in a lot of areas.
  6. Dec 22, 2017
    75
    As a whole the Fallout 4 VR experience is a good one. This is not a 2 hour slice of the game, this is the entirety of Fallout 4 in VR (minus the DLC). You can experience the entire game again from start to finish in VR, which I think is incredibly cool and impressive. I have not played through that far yet, but I do plan to finish the game as time allows me. Unfortunately, I can only pull off 3-4 hours in VR at a time before I have to take a break and do something else. The time I do spend in the world of Fallout 4 VR however makes me forget that I am using a headset and transports me to that world with moments that make the complaints I have all but go away for a time. If you have an HTC Vive (Sorry Oculus users, no support for you guys yet) and the PC to run it (GTX 1070 listed as the minimum), I definitely recommend checking Fallout 4 VR out.
  7. Jan 19, 2018
    60
    At first glance Fallout VR impresses with its huge scale and sheer mass, and it does very well in the action/ shooting/ movement field, but it never manages to captivate a seasoned VR user due to its lack of actual virtual reality gameplay implementations and unintuitive and uncomfortable Pip-Boy controls. A game aspiring to lead the VR-gaming sector should be made for VR from the scratch.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 20
  2. Negative: 9 out of 20
  1. Dec 12, 2017
    10
    Experiencing this really shows how RPGs + VR are made for each other.

    Told wife i'd just try it for few min before bed, last thing i know,
    Experiencing this really shows how RPGs + VR are made for each other.

    Told wife i'd just try it for few min before bed, last thing i know, TP cast battery dies, its 4 am and my arms hurt like hell.

    ... i want to go back in...
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  2. Jun 20, 2019
    10
    You have to work about 10 hours to mod and add DLC if you're a noob like me. It's worth it, because there's nothing like this and skyrim VRYou have to work about 10 hours to mod and add DLC if you're a noob like me. It's worth it, because there's nothing like this and skyrim VR anywhere, but dear lord does bethesda not deserve our money Expand
  3. Mar 27, 2018
    9
    As of writing, I've spent 13 hours in Fallout4 VR over the last 3 days. Not a flawless release, but I'd rather have it now with BethesdaAs of writing, I've spent 13 hours in Fallout4 VR over the last 3 days. Not a flawless release, but I'd rather have it now with Bethesda working on some of the issues.

    At release, it had a blurry graphics bug, which I was able to workaround with some of the DSR tweaks, but they've since released a patch to resolve. There's still an issue with scopes not working, but I'm confident that it'll be fixed and there's enough other stuff to keep me busy in the meantime.

    I've played the non-VR version of this game to nauseum, yet my characters always seems to fall into the same ruts. For whatever reason, in VR, I find myself walking different paths or stopping at the most inconsequential little camps in the wasteland. VR fallout definitely gives me more of a sense of immersion and appreciation for the character of the wasteland. I don't feel like I'm controlling a player, but rather that it's me in the environment.

    Current Downsides:
    - Scopes don't work
    - Two-handed weapons are really just long one-handed weapons since lead hand doesn't attach.
    - The mods are back to manual, rather than in-game easy install
    - The DLC wasn't included. (Really hope this is more of a testing time thing and Bethesda will do the right thing for people who pre-ordered or paid full price again. This is my third copy of Fallout 4: Regular versions for the PS4 and the PC (+ season pass), and now the VR version for the PC. Despite paying full-price all three times, this is still worth it to me. However, having to buy season pass again for VR if it comes out would probably start to put me in the "rage-against-paid-mods" mood again.

    Upsides:
    - Comfort options - They seemed to give plenty of ways to change your comfort in VR, though nothing yet keeps me from getting a big red VR forehead from wearing the Vive too long. I still use the teleport locomotion because direct movement gives me dizzyness. I keep the stealth comfort option off. With it on, going to stealth is toggled by a grip squeeze, but you can pop out of stealth unexpectedly when detected, and actually having to crouch (or lay on the ground) is much more immersive to me. And the pip boy comfort is off for me. With the default, raising the pip boy arm to your face brings up your pip boy, but I have to use my not dominant hand to steady my gun, which keeps the PIP boy activation sound triggering at all times.
    - I'm having a hella-fun time in Fallout4 VR and it has breathed new life into the game.

    [ Edit - Update ]
    After a patch, scopes work. Basically all vision outside of the scope is blackened when you bring the scope to your eye. The scope view is very flattened, which I guess is correct when losing depth perception by looking with one eye.

    And the stars don't look horrible any more.
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  4. Dec 15, 2017
    6
    Well...it's in 3D, but it's not really a VR game as theres no VR interaction with the world. They have simply remapped the controls to theWell...it's in 3D, but it's not really a VR game as theres no VR interaction with the world. They have simply remapped the controls to the wireless control pads. You can't pick anything up or "touch" anything, it's all button presses like the flat version. The result is very clunky controls when a proper VR game should feel natural.

    Give it a miss unless they completely re-work the controls. Or more likely, someone makes a mod to improve it.
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  5. Dec 29, 2017
    3
    We made VR game with sniper scopes, which filled black... Are you serious? VR game with no functional scopes?
  6. Apr 10, 2021
    2
    The optimization is terrible, like I think you would need a NASA computer to run this and you would still get frame drops. Also doesn't feelThe optimization is terrible, like I think you would need a NASA computer to run this and you would still get frame drops. Also doesn't feel like a VR game, everything is done through buttons except for shooting. Expand
  7. Dec 20, 2017
    0
    Very bad port. This time Bethesda has done it very wrong. Bad graphics and bad controls, nothing more to say. Better than this you can doVeryVery bad port. This time Bethesda has done it very wrong. Bad graphics and bad controls, nothing more to say. Better than this you can doVery bad port. This time Bethesda has done it very wrong. Bad graphics and bad controls, nothing more to say. Better than this you can…wnload the VR mod for the original game and it works better. Expand

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