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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. Nov 17, 2015
    10
    I'm quite taken with this game. Lots of depth and rich experience. Some texture let downs, but downright beautiful in many views. It's aI'm quite taken with this game. Lots of depth and rich experience. Some texture let downs, but downright beautiful in many views. It's a treat and I truly am enjoying it. Expand
  3. Nov 11, 2015
    8
    If you liked Fallout 3, you'll like this, if you didn't, you won't. The game takes a couple of major leaps forward from F3, mainly in theIf you liked Fallout 3, you'll like this, if you didn't, you won't. The game takes a couple of major leaps forward from F3, mainly in the combat system, and a couple of steps backward from Fallout New Vegas, mainly in the story/character development. The world-building and exploration element remains superb.

    It has the usual problems Betsheda games have always had: buginess, subpar graphics and one infuriating one present in skyrim and FO4: a terrible PC UI. Luckily those problems are usually alleviated by modders after a while.

    Overall though, it's a very good open world exploration FPS+RPG.
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  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 9, 2018
    0
    I made this account after extensively playing Fallout4 on PS4.
    I also played some on PC. (does it matter?)
    To be poignant 13d20hr18m into
    I made this account after extensively playing Fallout4 on PS4.
    I also played some on PC. (does it matter?)
    To be poignant 13d20hr18m
    into my latest Survival No kills save

    It's absolute garbage; Bethesda should be ashamed.

    As a kid I used to play Morrowind on the PC, Watching your modding community flourish around the Construction Set was beautiful. The game itself didn't need character narration; the game was smooth, the characters were well thought out (Vivec, Dagoth Ur still bring a smile to my minds eye), There was a massive depth to your plot back then it seemed. I could depend on dropping into this RPG for hours at a time; if even just to play around with different cheats or spells for sillies. ( or even better mods from the community)
    With Fallout 4 . . . on Survival. . . I hope you realize your engine's bugs crash the game every 30m - 2 hrs consistently right? yet the game of the year edition came out and i see no updates fixing these issues. . . seemingly you want everyone seeing a loading screen (laments; fast traveling in lower difficulty with a smaller loot tree)
    every 30 min or the game will crash due to zone renderings, or any # of other immersion breaking issues.
    ( i have had cars thrown into me by companions instantly killing me, even discovered running into said cars sitting still can be fatal. . .)
    I am sure every player has noticed falling cars from highways and other needless animations that bug up the engine, when all we did was max-craft our character to run fast through the zones (because minutemen) and here we are, un-immersed, probably broke due to the expansions/skins, and nothing to really show for it except our Bethesda Fandom. . . & all the aforementioned hours spent in a broken game you refuse to spend any time(or $) fixing . . . despite how much money we have literally just thrown at you.
    I can't even fathom how much you probably make off these ripoff's you call creations in your club but it is downright despicable how you went from a Construction Set to a Creation Club. . .
    & you think your better than EA. . . Tsk, tsk.

    Watching the hype following your latest presentation at E3 I am feeling all sorts of deja vu when compared to f4's hype.
    I am not enthused, I am not excited.
    I am mildly disgusted and sad to see a great company brought so low by it's shareholder greed.

    Until you start acting more like Cd Projekt Red
    (you know a responsible game developer that keeps it's audience in mind, doesn't give in to corporate greed, and seemingly loves doing what it set out to do in the first place; creating)
    I won't be buying your games. I am done. You gave up on me. Us.
    & we are legion.
    you?
    Todd Howard, you are Caesar.
    The knives in your back?
    You put them there yourself.
    Suicide.
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