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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. Jun 8, 2018
    10
    Even decades after Bethesda started making games, there are still only a handful of RPGs that have ever offered anywhere CLOSE to the amountEven decades after Bethesda started making games, there are still only a handful of RPGs that have ever offered anywhere CLOSE to the amount of player freedom and brilliantly crafted locations to explore. More polished than ever, the latest Fallout finally feels as good running and gunning as it does watching VATS unfold. The locations and setting are possibly the best yet, and the story finally had some philosophical meat to it that offers a lot of roleplaying potential depending on how you view the issues at hand. These games are true masterpieces of design.

    The settlement system is the best of the new innovations, HOURS of optional fun to be had there if you want it, though I also appreciate the depth of weapon customization, which is deeper and more tied to player skills/perks than it was in Fallout New Vegas, where I enjoyed the customization as well. I loved being able to permanently affect the Wasteland how -I- wanted to by crafting settlements and kitting out the settlers inhabiting them. The Wasteland isn't just being rebuilt because some story quest tells me it'll happen after the game, it's happening RIGHT NOW because I'M doing it.
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  2. Nov 12, 2015
    10
    Improved graphically , but playable for improved and there is a change from his predecessors, new mechanics , map bigger , everything biggerImproved graphically , but playable for improved and there is a change from his predecessors, new mechanics , map bigger , everything bigger and hours of fun . 10/10 for me. My personal GOTY. 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 16, 2016
    8
    Gran juego, ofrece una libertad enorme a la hora de afrontar el juego como tú quieras, puedes hartarte a hacer secundarias sin avanzar en laGran juego, ofrece una libertad enorme a la hora de afrontar el juego como tú quieras, puedes hartarte a hacer secundarias sin avanzar en la historia principal explorando el mapeado que tiene un gran diseño artístico. El crafteo está muy bien, ahora todo lo que puedas recoger se puede usar para crear cualquier cosa, ya sea accesorios para tus armas o objetos para tus campamentos, tienes a disposición varios compañeros disponibles para que te acompañen y ahora que se ha "shooterizado" no se abusa tanto del V.A.T.S. La BSO por cierto es genial, con grandes temas, pasearse con la radio puesta es una gozada.
    La parte negativa es que todo esto se ve empañado por una series de bugs que estropean el resultado final. Npcs que se quedan parados, atraviesan cosas, fallos en las misiones ( el día de salida del juego, posteriormente esto se arregló tras un parcheo )además los tiempos de carga son muy grandes, algo que no se entiende ya que a pesar de ser mundo abierto es muy mediocre gráficamente.
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  5. Nov 21, 2015
    7
    Better than 3rd, worse than NV. Slightly improved graphics. Dull story, dull dialogues.
    Finally it's an fps shooter, not an rpg. Crafting is
    Better than 3rd, worse than NV. Slightly improved graphics. Dull story, dull dialogues.
    Finally it's an fps shooter, not an rpg. Crafting is FUN as hell.
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  6. Jul 20, 2020
    6
    Bethesda's best gameplay to date. thats the best thing i can say for fallout 4.
    The world is somehow less interesting and engaging than the
    Bethesda's best gameplay to date. thats the best thing i can say for fallout 4.
    The world is somehow less interesting and engaging than the all grey world of fallout 3.
    The Narrative is as bad as it gets but neither oblivion, skyrim or fallout 3 tell great stories sdso its as you would expect. side missions are pretty much the same, there are some nice areas and secrets scattered around but apart from the few intriguing segments the many drab and tedius ones ultimately overshadow the rest.
    review unfinished.
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  7. Apr 2, 2020
    0
    I'm going to be honest and say that I way so hyped when this game came out at first because I was a starved Fallout fan, but honestly, if youI'm going to be honest and say that I way so hyped when this game came out at first because I was a starved Fallout fan, but honestly, if you enjoy this game or even outright call it a fallout game, then the underlying concept of the fallout series obviously has gone over your head.

    The only reason this game isn't considered **** is due to alot of ignorant gamers only having played Fallout 4 and not any other games.

    It's a mediocre AAA game at best, probably why so many ignorant gamers enjoy it, because they've never explored anything else.

    As a fallout game this just totally fails, don't buy it, and if you like the Fallout Franchise you shouldn't support this game at all
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