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  • Summary: Fallout 76 is the online prequel where every surviving human is a real person. Work together – or not – to survive. Under the threat of nuclear annihilation, you’ll experience the largest, most dynamic world ever created in the legendary Fallout universe. Reclamation Day, 2102. 25 yearsFallout 76 is the online prequel where every surviving human is a real person. Work together – or not – to survive. Under the threat of nuclear annihilation, you’ll experience the largest, most dynamic world ever created in the legendary Fallout universe. Reclamation Day, 2102. 25 years after the bombs fall, you and your fellow Vault Dwellers – chosen from the nation’s best and brightest – emerge into post-nuclear America. Play alone or band together as you explore, quest, build and triumph against the wasteland’s greatest threats. Multiplayer finally comes to the epic open-world RPGs of Bethesda Game Studios. Create your character with the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. system and forge your own path in a new and untamed wasteland with hundreds of locations. Whether you journey alone or with friends, a new and unique Fallout adventure awaits. Use the all-new Construction and Assembly Mobile Platform (C.A.M.P.) to build and craft anywhere in the world. Your C.A.M.P. will provide much-needed shelter, supplies and safety. You can even set up shop to trade goods with other survivors. But beware, not everyone will be quite so neighborly. [Bethesda]
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 46
  2. Negative: 13 out of 46
  1. Dec 11, 2018
    92
    If you are more of a single player gamer like me, don’t let the online nature of Fallout 76 put you off… it’s eminently playable as a single player experience. If you are put off by the issues mentioned at the start then maybe steer clear (or at least wait to see if patches address your concerns), otherwise I’d say grab the Deathclaw by the horns and jump in (but maybe wait till you have powerarmour to do that.).
  2. Dec 22, 2018
    70
    Regardless of how Fallout 76 transforms and mutates in the months to come, the present version is a brave, imaginative, and rewarding exploration, but its true glory is revealed among friends.
  3. Nov 28, 2018
    65
    I don't think I've ever had a game in the test that was so difficult to judge. It doesn't grip properly, but Fallout 76 makes me feel very contradictory. On the one hand, I really enjoy the game world, the exploration and all the stories told here. But I'm also someone who can get involved with this indirect way of telling stories. I can understand that for many this doesn't work without NPCs and dialogues. But I enjoy reading the different diary entries and listening to the holobands. On the other hand, the poor technical condition of the game really annoys me a lot. The poor performance despite average graphics quality is hard to understand. You can and must expect more from a modern game in 2018.
  4. Nov 21, 2018
    50
    In an effort to do everything, Fallout 76 fails to do any of it well enough to form an identity. Its multiplayer mindset robs its quests of all the moral decisionmaking that makes the series great, and all that’s left is a buggy mess of systemic designs that never seems to work together and regularly contradicts itself.
  5. Nov 27, 2018
    50
    Fallout 76 meant to change the very concept of the series, but turned out to be a complete disaster. The game is not only boring and empty, but sometimes simply unplayable.
  6. Nov 22, 2018
    45
    Fallout 76 could have been appealing. With its massive open-world, rewarding exploration and some interesting quests, it fails to be a good game because of too many game-design mistakes and technical issues.
  7. Nov 28, 2018
    20
    I dreaded every hour I had to keep playing Fallout 76 for review. As soon as the game was beginning to teeter on fun or interesting, a bug or a frustrating gameplay design element would quickly remind me that the game was otherwise.

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  1. Nov 14, 2018
    10
    I playing fallout series games since 1997 (i guess) this game is something different that we was having in F1,F2 and now F3 :) but game isI playing fallout series games since 1997 (i guess) this game is something different that we was having in F1,F2 and now F3 :) but game is still good, story and investigation quests are interesting :) and you will find yourself here playing solo as well, world is beautiful and huge :) Bugs? - almost all games have bugs at start, mmo=bugs :) but do not judge it for that , balance maniacs and perfectionists will have to wait for few months :) Expand
  2. Apr 7, 2019
    10
    All over a great game. There are some bugs but that is normal that bethesda is going massive multiplayer. Most critics are spoiled brats orAll over a great game. There are some bugs but that is normal that bethesda is going massive multiplayer. Most critics are spoiled brats or asian commies. They do need to expand the support team so people can receive immediate support but other than that stop grinding till you burn out on every game like a brat or just take the time to appreciate the beauty such as fallout 76 life has to offer. Thank you Interplay for your inspiration! Kudos to Black Isle. Thank you Bethesda for reviving Fallout. Expand
  3. Nov 27, 2018
    8
    I've played about 60 hours of SOLO Fallout 76 so far, and it's been a LOT of fun. I've experienced very few bugs and glitches, I've had zeroI've played about 60 hours of SOLO Fallout 76 so far, and it's been a LOT of fun. I've experienced very few bugs and glitches, I've had zero disconnects and zero crashes so far, and the game has run very well on my rig. I run an i5 8600k, GTX 1070ti, 16gb memory and the game is installed on an SSD.

    Will it run this well for YOU? It might. It might not. The game *does* have quite a few bugs which you may or may not experience. Bethesda has made some questionable design choices, and whether you are a player who is able to adapt to the design choices is ultimately on you.

    The controls could use more customization options on PC, but the things that can't be changed only took me a couple of minutes to adapt to and haven't detracted from my enjoyment of the game in the least.

    The graphics options should have been more robust from the start, but I've adapted to this by making the changes I want in the games .ini files. Beyond the 3 minutes that took, I haven't had any gripes with the graphics.

    I've seen some people saying this game, graphically, looks like a Playstation 2 game.... I haven't the slightest idea of how someone could *seriously* come to this absolutely absurd conclusion, but welcome to the internet I guess, where 9 times out of 10 things are blown way out of proportion for the sake of seeming sensational. The graphics look fine to me. I've never needed the most cutting edge graphics to enjoy a game. So, while it doesn't have the graphical fidelity of a game such as "The Witcher 3" or "Red Dead Redemption 2", it looks just fine. Whether this is an issue to you or not is ultimately on you.

    The gameplay has been a lot of fun. Gunplay feels good, so does melee. Combat feels fine from my perspective. Aiming controls are fine, and melee combat feels fine. Overall, the way you move, aim and play the game does feel mostly like Fallout 4, which is cool with me, as I loved Fallout 4.

    Some enemy AI could use some work here and there. Most of the time enemies react how you'd expect them to, and other times they're dumb as rocks. It isn't a big enough issue to hurt my overall experience of the game.

    I like how you have to find plans to make new weapons and armor, and you have to break down weapons and armor to learn how to make mods for that specific type of weapon or armor. Having to find plans incentivizes exploration, which I think is a good thing.

    There are a lot of locations to discover and explore. I've discovered the majority of them, but am nowhere close to actually fully *exploring* each location. I'm easily going to get at least another 60 hours out of this game.

    I really like the CAMP system. I build my camp to be functional and battle ready opposed to making it look "pretty". I'm a function before form kind of guy. I like to place my camp in difficult locations with frequent enemy presence because it gives my turrets something to do, and can be a fairly good way to get EXP and loot.

    On the topic of the CAMP system, some things could use some polish and tweaking here and there, but overall for me it's been good. I also wish there was a way to broadcast your CAMPs location to other players on the map.

    The public workshop system is cool. The fact that you are given a good supply of free resources to use for building it up is great, instead of having to immediately dip into your own resources. I see a lot of people taking issue with the fact that they "feel pointless" because when you disconnect from the game, you lose your claim on any public workshops you've had. I understand why this is the case, so it doesn't bother me in the least. The resources were free, and I enjoy building, so I simply look at it as enjoyable content. Having to build a public workshop again is a non-issue for me.

    I'm not going to go into great detail about each bug that is present in the game, or each questionable design choice Bethesda has made. Very few of these things have actually affected me, and it's just not worth the time. I will reiterate that *yes*, bugs ARE present in the game. You may experience very, very few like me, or you may experience a lot. The game DOES need polish so that it's a good experience for everyone, not just the lucky people like me.

    Hell, even to a player like me who has had a great experience, polish is still needed. While I think the game is very good, it's not "GREAT", which is why I have only given it an 8 out of 10. It could have been much better.

    Luckily, Bethesda is going to be supporting this game for the foreseeable future, fixing bugs and adding content. This game has a HUGE amount of potential if they add content and make quality of life changes at a fair pace. Like... the extent of how cool this game could become boggles my mind. Bethesda just needs to follow through with the support they've stated they'll be giving it. If they do that I'll be playing it for a long, long time.
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  4. Nov 21, 2018
    1
    This game is online multiplayer, but I felt very alone.

    FO76 have many quests and many memos. It is OK to me, unless soulless quests and
    This game is online multiplayer, but I felt very alone.

    FO76 have many quests and many memos.
    It is OK to me, unless soulless quests and meningless memos.

    But many people don't met other players, because the world is too large considering players.
    Even If you met other players, they are busy to search something and to complete quest.
    The most worst thing is that players are very very busy to TAKE PHOTO WITH FRIENDS.

    Becouse of this, you can't enjoy ( PvP, Trading ) role-play actions with others players through online.
    So, What should you do in this game ? Just only shoot creatures and get Exp and shot creature and get Exp, and shoot more level creature..........endlessly. in the empty world.

    Yes. This is just only west virginia travel sim.
    Location is so beautiful.
    Best play-style is to find good location and build somewhat, and UPLOAD YOUR PHOTOS TO SNS.
    Do you think that this is a game ?
    I think No ! This is a game-like tool.
    This is only traveling sim to take photos using SNS in beautiful empty west virginina.
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  5. Jul 2, 2020
    0
    I tried to play the game, but it did not work. Tried to get refund but they refused it. Came back to is after some time and it was still pice of ****
  6. Nov 28, 2018
    0
    This game is boring an lifeless. Large map with no players. Bugs and bad fps. Worst 60e I have ever spent.
  7. Nov 14, 2018
    0
    An unmitigated disaster. It makes Fallout 4 look like a masterpiece. This is nothing more than a way to continue to force paid mods down ourAn unmitigated disaster. It makes Fallout 4 look like a masterpiece. This is nothing more than a way to continue to force paid mods down our throats. Even ignoring the game braking bugs that can't be fixed by the players as usual, the game itself is not fun, the mechanics are awful, they slaughtered their already mangled lore, and worse. The only good thing they did was to organize the lists of building pieces more logically, but someone is already working on modding that into 4, not that I play it any more either, rather go back to play 2 again. Expand

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