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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. Jan 11, 2019
    10
    Игра очень хорошая, Геймплей топ, Оптимизация хорошая. Такой маленький бал из за того то-что ее заср*ли олдфаги если вам не нравится идитеИгра очень хорошая, Геймплей топ, Оптимизация хорошая. Такой маленький бал из за того то-что ее заср*ли олдфаги если вам не нравится идите играйте в свой fallout 1 и 2 на своем старом ноутбуке а так игра норм Expand
  2. Nov 17, 2015
    10
    Bethesda's most complete game to date. I can actually say for the first time ever in a Bethesda game that I have played for over 40 hours andBethesda's most complete game to date. I can actually say for the first time ever in a Bethesda game that I have played for over 40 hours and havent had a game freeze, crash, or a big glitch. The game is so well polished, yes I know some people are up in arms over the graphics but honestly I dont see the problem. When have you ever played a Bethesda game and said damn these graphics are great! The map definitely has more depth than other Bethesda games. Every place you find has a ton of secrets and layers to find. The story overall is good but I would not say its the best Bethesda has put out however the faction missions and random side quests you find exploring the wasteland are more fun than the actual main story itself. The settlement creator and weapon modification tool is the real homerun of this game. This tool is so easy to use and fun that you will be scavenging the Commonwealth for hours just to collect Aluminum cans and you will be having fun doing it! At the end of the day this game is what Bethesda has envisioned Fallout to be. Open world to explore, ability to create crazy weapons and villages and the choice of what faction you will pick. I have nothing but good things, what I dislike is very nit-picky. 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. Nov 12, 2015
    8
    This game grabs your attention from the very first seconds and just keeps going, the introduction is 'very' strong and contains no smallThis game grabs your attention from the very first seconds and just keeps going, the introduction is 'very' strong and contains no small amount of the feels. After that you are treated to a very nice open world pseudo-shooter, you can go at it in either 1st or 3rd person and the game has a pretty exstensive perk system that while appearing simplistic at first has some depth on a closer inspection.
    The world is filled with bethesdas trademark 'get lost in sidequests' amount of activities, and while the rpg elements have been toned down a bit more from previous iterations it should still provide plenty of entertainment for anyone that liked fallout 3. Be aware that it is not a carbon copy of the older games in the seriues and has made changes, a lot of them for the better, but some for the worse, the removal of the skill system will no doubt step on some toes as is evident in the flood of salty reviewers.
    Visually the game is good, dont expect The Witcher 3 levels of pure beauty but it is still a good looking game. It has some bugs but not nearly the amount of them the previous two entries in the series had to wrestle with at launch .

    All in all a very solid game that will entertain for the foreseeable future
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  5. May 6, 2016
    7
    While the game is loaded with content and improves vastly on its predecessors, it actually gets really repetitive.
    I actually have never
    While the game is loaded with content and improves vastly on its predecessors, it actually gets really repetitive.
    I actually have never beaten the main story because I could care less about it. The game also feels more linear than past Fallouts which some people may enjoy, but I liked the option to be a terrible person and nuke an entire city for the lols. There is arguably 1 "bad" route/decision, but even then its justified as "doing the right thing" rather than "hey I just wanna be a psycho."
    That's why people love open world RPGs and specifically Fallout, the freedom.
    So if I'm bashing it, why a 7? I still plugged over 60 hours into the game across various characters, and each playstyle is unique, different, and fun, and I actually found new places/items each time I played. It kept me entertained with all the stuff on the side, but a poor story and lack of true free will was disappointing.
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  6. Dec 3, 2015
    6
    I have been a Bethesda fan since I was introduced to Morrowind way back when and have always purchased their games. Saying that I would haveI have been a Bethesda fan since I was introduced to Morrowind way back when and have always purchased their games. Saying that I would have to go on record as to say this may been their poorest showing to date. For some reason or another after the initial hour of game play I felt as though I was not as drawn into this game I was was to previous installments of New Vegas or Fallout 3, let alone Skyrim or Oblivion. I personally like the idea of building my character around Charisma in which I did and right after I started putting some serious skill points into it I noticed it does not really effect the game play like it did in previous installments. This was a major turnoff to me.

    just really a disappointment.
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  7. Nov 17, 2019
    0
    Technisch, der Größte Scheiß den ich in meinem Leben je gespielt habe!!!

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