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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: 52 out of 58
  2. Negative: 0 out of 58
  1. Nov 10, 2015
    100
    If traveling through Bethesda's version of Boston for 60 hours has taught me anything, it's that the little things are what matter.
  2. Nov 9, 2015
    95
    With its vast open world and its endless possibilities, Fallout 4 is a must have for RPG fans.
  3. Nov 9, 2015
    92
    Fallout 4 makes you say goodbye to the rest of the world and immerse yourself in its universe for hours and hours. Its powerful virtues compensate for its obvious shortcomings.
  4. Nov 9, 2015
    90
    Fallout 4 is a roaring response to criticism that the series has ignored its qualities as a shooter in favor of its deeper and stronger RPG roots. Nearly every design change in Fallout 4 poises the game as a more streamlined modern shooter with high production value across the truly open-world Commonwealth wasteland.
  5. Nov 18, 2015
    85
    A thrilling, engaging, post-apocalyptic Boston awaits. Dark humor combines with a serious narrative that makes us think about the value of human life in this huge glitchy world that is barely contained within a game disc.
  6. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Dec 16, 2015
    80
    A strong return for the franchise, boasting incredible customisation, a fascinating world and brutal yet brainy shooting, slightly tarnished by lacklustre AI and tedious inventory management. [Christmas 2015, p.88]
  7. Nov 9, 2015
    60
    The problem comes from the fact that this feels like more of the same, not a step forward. Fallout 4 doesn't break the same new ground Fallout 3 did with its jump to 3D, and its storytelling and intricacy of choice falls short of what New Vegas offered...Fallout 4 just feels safe, even when trying new things.

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  1. Nov 15, 2018
    10
    I played this game 6 times through it only costs me 2 girlfriends but I manifested a stronger relationship with my best friend who deals withI played this game 6 times through it only costs me 2 girlfriends but I manifested a stronger relationship with my best friend who deals with my settlements and takes care of them while Im the exploring and shooting one. Well for the Game I just love the old Gameplay style it perfectly works for the Bethesda OFFLINE Games and since I start playing the Game in survival Mode it got even better not to mention in the addition with all the mods you can make you very own world with this game and you can chosse how to play this game (either melee, Long-ranged or just with a magnum) it all will work out if you focus on the right distributions of your skills and attributes..and the 10 out of 10 is for the details (the DETAILS!) wich just makes it remarkable only thing to gringe is about the less quests and side-mission in opposite of the prequels but you can spend your time very well anyway..the new settlement feature is really the greatest feature they invented because it brings civilisation to the far wilds of Boston all in all it's a must have if you like offline games where you are the god and absolutely best mercenary in the Commonwealth. Oh and a mind blown story is given too. Expand
  2. Nov 13, 2015
    10
    This is game is just awesome. Man, so many people are critical of graphics, bugs, and God knows what else but they are entitled to an opinion.This is game is just awesome. Man, so many people are critical of graphics, bugs, and God knows what else but they are entitled to an opinion. To me, I LOVE it. It's just a game where you can play at your own pace and it's fun with base building and traveling around the map experiencing new things as they happen. 10/10 for me! Expand
  3. Nov 10, 2015
    10
    Bought the game a five hours ago and I'm going to give a 100% honest review about it.

    Fallout 4 is a massive game. In the strategy guide
    Bought the game a five hours ago and I'm going to give a 100% honest review about it.

    Fallout 4 is a massive game. In the strategy guide there's roughly 150 quests and I estimate the map is about as big as skyrim's, but there seems to be a higher density of areas to explore with fewer mountains and whatnot in the way to make the map feel bigger than it actually is.

    In comparison to previous Fallouts people keep saying it isn't a big step up. I disagree with them, but I will admit the facial expression are a bit stiff and lip syncing is a tiny bit off. Some people dislike the aesthetics of the game because they went with a much more punchy and bright color pallet rather than just make everything poop brown and puke green like Fallout 3. I actually enjoyed the more colorful environments.

    Looking at the pc specs this game is technically graphically superior to any other game out right now even if some people are saying the graphics are not very good. I honestly thought the graphics looked amazing, but I'm just putting it out there that not everybody shares my opinion and some people think games like Witcher 3 actually have better graphics. Personally, I don't think it should matter all that much because it's really about gameplay, not graphics.

    Gameplay wise what Fallout 4 brings to the table over previous games is a vastly improved combat system, much better balance regarding things like stimpacks and perks, and overall more challenge on higher difficulties. Gun play feels almost exactly like Call of Duty instead of very stiff and clunky like New Vegas. You definitely will feel noticeable improvements on how guns and things handle regarding sight clarity, draw animations, sway, recoil, and smoothness adjusting aim. Movement also feels more in line with Call of Duty. Sprint is in the game and is balanced by taking away action points to use in vats, a great mechanic imo that adds more fluidity and better pacing to everything. In other words you no longer have to worry about slowly plodding from one area to the next making for less overall downtime to deal with.

    What this game offers over Destiny, which probably it's main competition atm is a much more engaging story and much much more content than Destiny could ever hope to deliver. I mean in comparison I finished Destiny including all story missions, all strikes, and the two raids in about 20 hours. The story missions in the vanilla game itself you could easily get through in about 5 hours. Even if all 150 quests take a half hour each you are still talking about 75 hours of content to go through so even the most viscous haters on here would have to admit at minimum this game at least offers a lot in quantity of content even if one could make an argument about the quality of it.

    Sound wise Fallout 4 offers MUCH more voice actors than previous games leading to much more variations in how npcs interact. Games like Elder Scrolls online will recycle the same voice actors. It's not like that in this game. I also enjoyed how gun sounds have much more "oomph" than Fallout 3 and New Vegas. Everything sounded like it really had impact and the blood splatter in response seemed really satisfying. Unfortunately, didn't like the music track in the game so far, but oh well.

    People on here are complaining about very specific nitpicky issues with the game like for instance the facial expression/lip syncing issue, a few specific non game breaking bugs, color aestetics, and blah, blah, blah.

    All I got to say is please examine the facts for yourself. I encourage anybody reading this to just look at the amount of content and all the customization and what you are getting here and then decide based on that rather than some extremely specific little thing somebody is complaining about.

    I assure you this game has a lot of bang to offer for your 60 bucks and well deserves 10/10 in my very honest opinion.
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  4. Oct 10, 2016
    8
    As someone who hasn't played any previous Fallout entry, I really enjoyed my time with Fallout 4. From what I understand, the game is fairlyAs someone who hasn't played any previous Fallout entry, I really enjoyed my time with Fallout 4. From what I understand, the game is fairly similar to its predecessors but for someone new to the series that isn't a problem. Admittedly it took me a few hours to get into the game, but after a while the world of Fallout 4 grew on me. It was fun exploring post-apocalyptic Boston, finding little pieces of its history scattered around the sizeable map. The story is okayish and base building can be overwhelming at first; but after a while I got the hang of it. Graphics wise, I wasn't too impressed. If a game like The Last Of Us can make a post-apocalyptic world look beautiful then Fallout 4 really has no excuse. Expand
  5. May 19, 2016
    7
    buen juego, excelente historia, no es un juego corto, puedes rejugarlo varias veces, es adictivo, grandes acompañantes, emmm..¿Misionesbuen juego, excelente historia, no es un juego corto, puedes rejugarlo varias veces, es adictivo, grandes acompañantes, emmm..¿Misiones secundarias? okey en este punto la misiones secundarias como son la de salvar regiones de sobrevivientes haciéndoles favores como matar carroñeros, matar ghouls, mutantes etc. se vuelve un juego tedioso, repetitivo, realmente que molesto son estas "misiones secundarias" claro hay misiones muy buenas como lo es "la casa de la brujería" pero hay varios puntos en donde el juego cae en repetir una y otra vez la misma cosa, ademas de la cantidad grandes de partes en el juego que se realentiza de una forma fatal. Expand
  6. Sep 10, 2019
    6
    The exploration is fun but the combat could feel tedious and boring sometimes
  7. Jan 22, 2020
    0
    Gráficos penosamente malos, se vuelve aburrido y daños de juego que lo convierte todo en una experiencia de juego desagradable (Fallout 76 esGráficos penosamente malos, se vuelve aburrido y daños de juego que lo convierte todo en una experiencia de juego desagradable (Fallout 76 es un poco más de lo mismo). Expand

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