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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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Score distribution:
  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
    After hours of playing i can say that this game is fantastic.
    A lot of things to do, great atmosphere, and great characters.
    The only
    After hours of playing i can say that this game is fantastic.
    A lot of things to do, great atmosphere, and great characters.
    The only downside is regarding performance on PS4, i hope in a patch that will fix them.
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  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 19, 2015
    8
    To start off i love this game i never sank so many hours into a game without even noticing the new gun gameplay works very well and a welcomeTo start off i love this game i never sank so many hours into a game without even noticing the new gun gameplay works very well and a welcome change the slow mo vats is pretty and is no longer another pause feature. The story is very good and the idea is a good one expect because of the side quest dump that happens very early on i forgot about it until i was level 10. of course the game isn't perfect the graphics are only a little better than fallout 3 and the new dialogue tree is very bad it pretty much a copy of Bioware's tree and it does it poorly and of course there are glitches in this but i only ran into a texture freak out and that's it but that didn't destroy the experience for me i still played this game for hours and is worth the buy Expand
  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. Aug 13, 2016
    6
    Fallout 4 получился довольно смешанной игрой. Кому-то он понравится т.к. там есть открытый мир и много чего интересного. Кому-то не понравитсяFallout 4 получился довольно смешанной игрой. Кому-то он понравится т.к. там есть открытый мир и много чего интересного. Кому-то не понравится т.к. они либо впервые играют в серию fallout, либо играли в 3 часть. Мне лично не понравился т.к. понял что исследования мира это не мое.. Но если у вас есть свободные 50 часов и вы любитель исследовать миры, то эта игра именно для вас! Expand
  7. Jul 9, 2018
    0
    I made this account after extensively playing Fallout4 on PS4.
    To be poignant 13d20hr18m
    into my latest Survival No kills save It's
    I made this account after extensively playing Fallout4 on PS4.
    To be poignant 13d20hr18m
    into my latest Survival No kills save

    It's absolute garbage; Bethesda should be ashamed.

    As a kid I used to play Morrowind on the PC, Watching your modding community flourish around the Construction Set was beautiful. The game itself didn't need character narration; the game was smooth, the characters were well thought out (Vivec, Dagoth Ur still bring a smile to my minds eye), There was a massive depth to your plot back then it seemed. I could depend on dropping into this RPG for hours at a time; if even just to play around with different cheats or spells for sillies. ( or even better mods from the community)
    With Fallout 4 . . . on Survival. . . I hope you realize your engine's bugs crash the game every 30m - 2 hrs consistently right? yet the game of the year edition came out and i see no updates fixing these issues. . . seemingly you want everyone seeing a loading screen (laments; fast traveling in lower difficulty with a smaller loot tree)
    every 30 min or the game will crash due to zone renderings, or any # of other immersion breaking issues.
    ( i have had cars thrown into me by companions instantly killing me, even discovered running into said cars sitting still can be fatal. . .)
    I am sure every player has noticed falling cars from highways and other needless animations that bug up the engine, when all we did was max-craft our character to run fast through the zones (because minutemen) and here we are, un-immersed, probably broke due to the expansions/skins, and nothing to really show for it except our Bethesda Fandom. . . & all the aforementioned hours spent in a broken game you refuse to spend any time(or $) fixing . . . despite how much money we have literally just thrown at you.
    I can't even fathom how much you probably make off these ripoff's you call creations in your club but it is downright despicable how you went from a Construction Set to a Creation Club. . .
    & you think your better than EA. . . Tsk, tsk.

    Watching the hype following your latest presentation at E3 I am feeling all sorts of deja vu when compared to f4's hype.
    I am not enthused, I am not excited.
    I am mildly disgusted and sad to see a great company brought so low by it's shareholder greed.

    Until you start acting more like Cd Projekt Red
    (you know a responsible game developer that keeps it's audience in mind, doesn't give in to corporate greed, and seemingly loves doing what it set out to do in the first place; creating)
    I won't be buying your games. I am done. You gave up on me. Us.
    & we are legion.
    you?
    Todd Howard, you are Caesar.
    The knives in your back?
    You put them there yourself.
    Suicide.
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