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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. May 23, 2021
    10
    masterpeacce if you say other wise u just a virgin obsidian fanboy get over it fallout is bethesda now and now bethesda is microsoft and alsomasterpeacce if you say other wise u just a virgin obsidian fanboy get over it fallout is bethesda now and now bethesda is microsoft and also obsidian is microsoft i cant wait for new vegas 2 made by obsidian Expand
  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. Nov 27, 2018
    5
    This game has basic FPS combat, is lacking story, graphics, and an entertaining open world. Ultimately, this game feels as if they didn't putThis game has basic FPS combat, is lacking story, graphics, and an entertaining open world. Ultimately, this game feels as if they didn't put much effort, and quite frankly just feels like a Skyrim with guns. Mediocre game. Expand
  5. Nov 14, 2015
    3
    It's not necessarily a bad game - i'm sure 9/10 of people will enjoy. However it feels very outdated compared to recent RPG releases. A poorIt's not necessarily a bad game - i'm sure 9/10 of people will enjoy. However it feels very outdated compared to recent RPG releases. A poor combat system, boring writing, voice acting, a poorly PC optimised inventory system and graphics that make you cringe. It does not feel like a 2015 game and certainly does not live up to it's hype. Expand
  6. Nov 11, 2015
    1
    Take Fallout 3, minimally improve the graphics, dumb down the RPG elements even more, create a wonky dialogue system, add in some kind of MMOTake Fallout 3, minimally improve the graphics, dumb down the RPG elements even more, create a wonky dialogue system, add in some kind of MMO resource collecting BS system and otherwise keep everything exactly the same. Then shove it out the door in an unfinished state.

    That is Fallout 4. And it is boring as heck. Avoid this drive at all costs.
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  7. Oct 29, 2020
    0
    would have been 6.5/10 if it were just some random game, but my score is to warn you that you wont enjoy this game if you bought it to play anwould have been 6.5/10 if it were just some random game, but my score is to warn you that you wont enjoy this game if you bought it to play an RPG with choices. FO4 is the DragonAge2 of Fallout Games. it is supposed to be a better version of all previous Fallout games, and the only thing it did better was actual combat. Sadly every other aspect of previous Fallout games (dialogue, choices, skills/perks, characters depth, weapons) is either severely degraded or completely removed.

    just another brick in Bethesda's wall of "over-simplifying games in hope of attracting more buyers", which does not seem to be working as well as they hoped. bethesda did not even learn from FO4, they actually released the worst game of the year (Fallout 76) and added very greedy anti-consumer features into it.
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