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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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  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. Apr 13, 2016
    10
    This is Fallout 4, this game is PC friendly, this is a game where you create the story, you do what you want and nobody will hold your hand,This is Fallout 4, this game is PC friendly, this is a game where you create the story, you do what you want and nobody will hold your hand, Fallout 4 is an example of how games should be made, do yourselves a favour, don't waste your money on copy & paste franchises, Bethesda deserve the support, they are not a lazy development team, Bethesda have done the PC community proud with Fallout 4, i am only just beginning my story but it's hard not to recommend this masterpiece.

    Listening to Skeeter Davis - The End of the World while scavenging through the wasteland, nuff said, BUY IT!

    10/10

    **This review was taken from my Steam review**
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  3. Nov 14, 2015
    8
    1.) Graphics/ crashing: My machine is Xeon 1230 v.2 (60w!) paired with Z77 chipset. I built this two years ago with 32GB of ram. I1.) Graphics/ crashing: My machine is Xeon 1230 v.2 (60w!) paired with Z77 chipset. I built this two years ago with 32GB of ram. I upgraded last Christmas to GTX760. Read what I type next very carefully:

    I have experienced ... no ... crashing and ... no ... graphical corruption. None. Windows 7 x64.

    Everything looks infinitely better than FONV. Environments are more alive and less depressing. Again, developers listened to the modding community and implemented their own rad storms and left out the green filter.

    People have commented on lack of detail. I noted on starting the game for the first time yesterday that textures in the vault seemed a bit washed. Some textures even seemed outright wrong like a leather texture which glistened like lip gloss. Apart from the vault textures and the glossy leather I experienced once, everything is a lot better looking and I think it's because this time they didn't slap rust on EVERY SINGLE INCH OF EVERY SINGLE THING. That effect got old quickly in FONV.

    2.) Voiced main character: Big mistake but you know what? It's not a canned, hipster-tidal-wave-of-diarrhea voice a la Far Cry 4 so I'm not all that bothered. It's only odd when the dialogue gets corny - mainly during "Family Time" which is any time he's talking to his wife or about his son.

    3.) Actual Power Armour (finally!): You're not jumping into this and playing the rest of the game with it on. You need to keep it powered up and the fusion batteries you need are around but rare enough that the suit won't spoil the game. The power armour hud is glorious. The suit feels (and sounds!!) fantastic. Heavy and it's upgradable with science and certain crafting materials. I also enjoy the way you step in and out of it.

    4.) Speaking of science: what the hell happened?? The skills/perks system is a MESS. I have NO IDEA what the hell is going on and I don't even know how to increase science. This aspect of the game is aggravating.

    5.) People have complained about character animations. With regard to the NPCs, their facial animations while talking are actually interesting. I like the new style. The animation for the running power armour is a joke. lol What's all that about?

    6.) RPG elements: I don't understand how 4 differs in this regard from NV apart from being better. A lot of the things people lament having been removed are things I think the game is better off without. "There are fewer dialogue options!" Really? Seriously - I see FO4 as leaner and meaner in the sense that it does away with a lot of superfluous crap from the previous releases and instead focuses on more enjoyable details. It also gets to the point.

    This world felt so much more real to me. And I'm not taking anything away from NV which was great but this is definitely an improvement and easily the liveliest of the three worlds. One of the things I hated about 3 and NV was how dead the worlds felt despite the fact that they were teeming with life. I think 4 got the global atmosphere right, this time.

    Also technology. The crafting system is so deep now it's incredible. I thought it was VERY smart the way they treated the power armour like a vehicle to the extent that you climb in and out of it and you have to keep it fueled. Really good thinking.
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  4. Mar 15, 2019
    5
    I really didn't enjoyed this. Which is really sad because it was my fullfilled wish for christmas in that year. It all began with theI really didn't enjoyed this. Which is really sad because it was my fullfilled wish for christmas in that year. It all began with the character-design witch is only made for console. Fine, then i'm playing with a random dude barely changed.. After leaving the Vault it was actually hard to find any quests.. Also the whole world was really boring in my opinion. What i liked were your followers, pretty cool designed characters. But overall it was a unnecessary game. Compared to Fallout 3 and New Vegas it was 90% the same, with some wrong new stuff. (For example the crafting.. gosh what a crap!) Expand
  5. Nov 12, 2015
    3
    summary. this is a casual game to build a settle, this is not fallout NV or 3,

    i've played this game for 13 hours until i said, it's
    summary. this is a casual game to build a settle, this is not fallout NV or 3,

    i've played this game for 13 hours until i said, it's enough, i don't have any reason to keep playing because all quest are boring and the only thing is kill guys, mutants and big rats.
    ->The dog is stupid and inmortal, comeon
    ->the enemies are more stupid than my dog, he only know how to shot me and in some cases, hide form me behind a corner.
    ->full of bethesda bugs, but this time is worse.
    ->my power armor is amazing but i can't find power so it's useless
    (spoiler)
    what about my daughter? someone kidnap her and i'm wasting my time looking for cooper in the ruins to build up a generator or something else.
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  6. Nov 17, 2015
    1
    No choice on how to develop your character, no branching storylines in quest, no real RPG elements what so ever. This is one of the mostNo choice on how to develop your character, no branching storylines in quest, no real RPG elements what so ever. This is one of the most dumbed down entries I've seen in a series that once prided itself on choice and consequence. Expand
  7. Sep 9, 2020
    0
    this game sucks nuff said. not worth the money and has a boring story. there are no likeable npc's and it wont evean let you kill them. do methis game sucks nuff said. not worth the money and has a boring story. there are no likeable npc's and it wont evean let you kill them. do me a favor and dont buy this stupid game. it is nothing but a cash grab. the only way to make this game fun is with mods and evean then it will run like a turd in a lawn mower!!!!! DO NOT BUY DO NOT BUY DO NOT BUY DO NOT BUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Expand

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