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  • Summary: 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.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. Nov 23, 2015
    100
    The graphics won’t blow you away, the side quests and scale of the game will.
  2. Nov 9, 2015
    95
    The world, exploration, crafting, atmosphere, and story of Fallout 4 are all key parts of this hugely successful sandbox role-playing game. Great new reasons to obsessively gather and hoard relics of happier times, strong companions, and sympathetic villains driving tough decisions make it an adventure I’ll definitely replay and revisit
  3. Nov 10, 2015
    90
    Unsurprisingly, Fallout 4 is closer to Fallout 3 than it is to the former episodes. And it comes with all the qualities and problems we already know. But Fallout 4 belongs to this hypnotizing kind of games that you should not miss if you love Western RPGs.
  4. Nov 9, 2015
    85
    It really does feel like Fallout 3 with slightly nicer graphics and a few mods (like “homebase customization”) thrown in, and while Fallout 4 has everything that made the last game great it has all the weaknesses too, like a terrible inventory menu, stiff character models, interior locations requiring loading screens, and more. Fallout 4 is an amazing game that I doubt anyone will be disappointed by, but it’s not unique. And I still prefer New Vegas.
  5. Dec 8, 2015
    80
    After 200 years in cryostasis you will find everything in ruins, beasts and monsters (human and nonhuman alike) run amok and there are more weapons than in a Michael Bay movie. In short it is a vivid world to explore in which no one can hold a decent dialogue.
  6. Nov 9, 2015
    80
    The fact that it's heavier on combat than stats is sure to annoy RPG classicists, but the fact that the combat is fantastic helps a lot. So, too, does the intriguing world, the excellent characters, the hidden secrets, and the difficult decisions.
  7. Nov 19, 2015
    60
    Bethesda has laid solid and at times spectacular groundwork for an awesome game. I look forward to another developer building on it.

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  1. Nov 10, 2015
    10
    Fallout 4 ended up being way more polished than I expected, I'm kind of blow away by how detailed some of the graphics are. It looksFallout 4 ended up being way more polished than I expected, I'm kind of blow away by how detailed some of the graphics are. It looks fantastic.

    -For the first time in a Bethesda game you can create a Skinny, Muscular, or Fat character.
    -The animations are really slick, the best I've seen from Bethesda so far.
    -The gunplay feels nice and tight, and you now have the option to melee attack with firearms.
    -There's tons of crafting in the game from cooking to chemistry to upgrading gear to building.
    -Different armor is available for each limb, it's not just bodysuits like in Fallout 3.
    -The perk chart is well done and perks have requirements before they can be levelled up.
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  2. Nov 17, 2015
    10
    As a huge Fallout 3 fan this hit all the check marks for me. 40 hours in and I am still loving it. The atmosphere is fantastic. The gun playAs a huge Fallout 3 fan this hit all the check marks for me. 40 hours in and I am still loving it. The atmosphere is fantastic. The gun play is great. Very few bugs mostly visual. Building settlements is a welcome addition. If you like Fallout 3 you will like this game. Expand
  3. Nov 15, 2015
    8
    On my computer the graphics are much better than Fallout 3 or New Vegas. I think the physics glitches are funny and I need a good laugh afterOn my computer the graphics are much better than Fallout 3 or New Vegas. I think the physics glitches are funny and I need a good laugh after a big shoot out sometimes. I have played over 20 hrs so far and have had no crashes or problems. My main complaint is the talking.. there isn't the diversity that the others had nor can you command your companions as easily. Expand
  4. Nov 10, 2015
    4
    Mediocre gameplay, insultingly bad story and characters, a horrible dialogue wheel and last gen graphics that make you wonder just why theMediocre gameplay, insultingly bad story and characters, a horrible dialogue wheel and last gen graphics that make you wonder just why the game is running so bad. Expand
  5. Nov 25, 2015
    3
    This game isn´t that great. It´s nothing special but a mediocre, generic follower of Fallout 3 and New Vegas without significant improvements.This game isn´t that great. It´s nothing special but a mediocre, generic follower of Fallout 3 and New Vegas without significant improvements. I encountered so many major glitches, it was a hell of a mess. Blocking Dogmeat/other NPCs, Jumping issues and other weird control malfunctions just went way too far... The control with Keyboard and Mouse is ridiculous - using the crafting system properly is impossible and makes no fun at all. I also disliked you were thrown into the game world without any "tutorial" and stuff and the character development just started to suck as soon as you exit Vault 111. The Graphics quality of this game is embarrassing and doesn`t belong to 2015 anymore. It looks awkward and outdated, Bethesda didn´t even attempt to match up their game to current standards. The Story itself is ok to me, although a bit too mainstream. The VATS System didn´t satisfy that much anymore, the FPS Mode simply sucks and the dialogue options are a bad joke. At least tell me what sarcastic comment the character is about to express, not simply "sarcastic", this is just stupid. In conclusion: Good Ideas (crafting, companions, rebuilding some settlements and stuff...) but at the end Fallout 4 misses the opportunity to be good, instead it´s unfinished and already outdated. Take a look at The Witcher 3 to see how it´s done right. Expand
  6. Nov 12, 2015
    1
    Sad game for sad players. Where has gone the humour that made the Fallout serie legendary?
    Dumbed down mechanics for dumbed down players. Now
    Sad game for sad players. Where has gone the humour that made the Fallout serie legendary?
    Dumbed down mechanics for dumbed down players. Now it's more a 200h Shooter than a RPG.
    Ugly graphics, ugly lights, ugly characters.
    Dumb and uninspired story.
    Dumb missions.
    Bugs Ridden.

    I feel very sorry that Bethesda has destroyed this serie, after giving some hope with the Obsidian developed chapter, Fallout New Vegas. But I feel also sorry for the people voting 10 to this puke of a game. Forgive them because they didn't play Fallout 1 & 2 and they don't know what they're saying.
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  7. Jul 28, 2018
    0
    Its sad just sad what this cocksucking whore company of bastards did to the series. And insted to apoligize the fans, and work more intoIts sad just sad what this cocksucking whore company of bastards did to the series. And insted to apoligize the fans, and work more into things like rpg detail, more survival realniss(rediation, food etc. they still only care about maximum profit while putting as little work as possible into the game. I still remember my biggest complaints about the game( with all my complaints this comment would expend to 200 million words) when I played it, by like putting everywhere random **** unrealistic char acting, and being impossible to kill everything, you feel unspecial and not able to change anithing if you wanted, beeing only a **** cum dumpser for their uncreativity limited to the actions they gave you. with Fallout 76 or whatever this **** is called my fear that they DONT **** CARE what the fans want was confirmed. ohh my **** god I dont even have to be a godforsake prediction master to allready understand that this game will be made for 100% money reasons without any love, a only SHOT SHOT AND SHOT game kill everything loot repeat kill everythig loot repeat .. on and on and on a cheep whore concept created maxum tension for the player with minamal effort. Welcome in 2018 where nearly every game creator puts more money into the presentation of the game insted of the games Deapth. How much I would like to blame Bethasda completly for **** up everything in the game. I also must say that the fanbase is also fault that the cheep whores who are creating game will be continuing like in the past. WHY? because it worked, although it sucked they generated so much money that todd howard can tripple the dosis of his coke to snort from 8 to 24 times in a minute. I,,YOU, WE are the fault they will continue because WE blow our money into their **** And their prioritys will only change if they lose money in the the future. Because seemingly the only thing they care,what a surprise is MONEY, .Because of this no one should buy something from these moneysucking devils until they do better. BUT this willl not happen! WHY!? because no one will fukcing read my comment, no one will remember this in like an hour anymore and no one will see this achivable in the first place . SO **** YOU, **** ME AND ESPACIALY FFUUUU`CCKKK YOU BETHESDA. Expand

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