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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: 2 out of 43
  2. Negative: 12 out of 43
  1. Nov 24, 2018
    83
    Despite some very annoying bugs that absolutely need to be addressed, the game is both a wonderful online experience and an underrated solo adventure if you enjoy the exploration aspect of games such as No Man’s Sky.
  2. 70
    Though it suffers from graphical issues and bugs, as well as unsatisfying combat, Fallout 76 is fun nonetheless, and the experience is only enhanced by cooperating with other players.
  3. 60
    Underneath the extremely rough and laggy exterior, Fallout 76 has the makings of a great and entertaining game. To some, the damage may have already been done and the appeal may have already worn off, but with Bethesda’s level of support, the game has potential to grow into something much more than it currently is.
  4. Nov 21, 2018
    50
    Forcibly pushing players together in order to tackle the later main quests isn’t the experience fans wanted, nor is a PvP system that requires consent before it really kicks off, regardless of where you are.
  5. Dec 3, 2018
    50
    Fun to play with friends, not so much on your own. There's potential here, though a huge load of bugs manages to annoy and frustrate the player, leaving him or her with the impression that this full-priced game is far from a finished product. Shame.
  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 23, 2018
    25
    The most positive thing I can say about Fallout 76 is that a train wreck of this magnitude might finally yank Bethesda – a company that gets away with too much – back to reality. Maybe it’s finally time to update that engine. Maybe it’s not a good idea to slap the Fallout name onto a game that isn’t fit for release and expect it to go over well.

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  1. Nov 14, 2018
    10
    Whether you're playing this with friends or alone it defiently is a hit. The world is rich and huge, challenging enemies, smart AI, and aWhether you're playing this with friends or alone it defiently is a hit. The world is rich and huge, challenging enemies, smart AI, and a sense of realistic survivability. The perk card system is a great twist on the previous perk system. The gun modification system has been greatly improved and is more rewarding. The CAMP feature is fun, creative, and relaxing. The story and quests are actually clever thought out and more indepth than what one would think at first look. And the community is friendly, helpfull, and overall what a good community should be like. Theres room for imporvements of course, but all games have that. If it isn't it right now, the game surely will be a huge success after a few updates. Defeiently a hit. Expand
  2. Nov 18, 2018
    9
    Let me start off by saying that out of all the times I've played Fallout 76 I have been playing with a friend .

    Fallout 76 has been the
    Let me start off by saying that out of all the times I've played Fallout 76 I have been playing with a friend .

    Fallout 76 has been the Fallout game I've been dreaming of since Fallout 3. There is nothing like exploring the wasteland with a buddy doing quests, building our camp and taking down a tough enemies. Over the 15 hours of gametime me and my friend have only discovered a small part of the map, that shows the game does not lack any content. This game does come with a fair share of it's problems, the constant bugs that has soured my experience once. For example my friend died and dropped his resources and then got booted off the server. It was extremely annoying but we got more resources for him in 2 hours of game play. Fallout 76 is the most fun I had with a fallout game, if Bethesda can patch these glitches and make some improvements to the game world like ( putting a marker on the map so other players can see if you're a trader selling goods. Fallout 76 isn't for everyone but if you love Fallout and have a buddy to play with please give this game a chance .
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  3. Nov 28, 2018
    8
    First off, the game was never advertised as a hallmark standalone notch in the numbered fallout games saga. It was always advertised as aFirst off, the game was never advertised as a hallmark standalone notch in the numbered fallout games saga. It was always advertised as a survival game (Rust/DayZ) game set in the Fallout universe built on Fallout style gameplay. In that regard it is one of the most fun and content complete of -that- genre.

    Story: A lot of the negative reviews I see are complaining about a lack of a main story (Although there is one that I find very interesting to follow along with) - It's more or less about discovering what happened to the survivors of the war and what gave rise to the Scorchbeast menace that may or may not have wiped them out after the bombs dropped. It's mostly presented through the environment, holotapes, terminals, robots, and notes. It's VERY Bioshock in that regard, and I think it's a great approach.

    Bugs: I've encountered a few. Item duping/losing which needs to be fixed. However, despite all the rage about it, this has been one of the least glitchy Bethesda games I've played at launch in a very long time. The bigger bugs are already scheduled to be fixed, and Bethesda is starting a weekly newsletter to keep players in the loop moving forward.

    Gameplay: It plays just like Fallout 4 more or less. Honestly I feel that it runs a little better, and I think it looks a lot better. The biomes are more diverse and the amount of land to cover is much larger.

    Over-encumbrance is a pain because it limits fast travel, but you ca absolutely live with it while searching for a place to scrap and stash.

    VATS is back, though since it can't pause a multiplayer world, it works as an aim-assist by default. With proper perks and hotkeys, the user can target specific limbs or auto-crit. I personally love it and use it all the time.

    In typical Bethesda game fashion, I often log off with more quests than I started with. Lots of the dailies and events get old, so I do hope that they continue to introduce new ones.

    All in all though, I have been having a blast and hope that the community appreciates it for what it is, and not what they convinced themselves that it should be.
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  4. Nov 17, 2018
    1
    Quite possibly the biggest "AAA" misfire I've ever played. Bethesda needs to wake the hell up. This is a dreadful game.
  5. Jun 2, 2020
    0
    Extremely crappy game now! Cannot log into either servers (disconnected from server) before logging in. Very large updates, unable to log inExtremely crappy game now! Cannot log into either servers (disconnected from server) before logging in. Very large updates, unable to log in worth a damn and laggy as all get out. Bethesda totally jacked up the online franchise and most likely ruined this forever now. Multiple hacks/cheats found after every update, shutting down aspects of servers (such as vendors) which ruin the fame for EVERYONE. They need to permanently ban the cheaters once found out; however, they don’t do a thing cause all they care about is money....

    Don’t waste your money on this because they try to get you with micro transactions and the stuff you do buy, you can’t place at your camp (due to extremely low budget). You can finish the game very quickly to when it is just repetitive and gets very old.....
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  6. Nov 21, 2018
    0
    Fallout 76 feels like a sandbox without any sand. There is no direction, nothing to do, nothing to achieve or discover. A big empty boringFallout 76 feels like a sandbox without any sand. There is no direction, nothing to do, nothing to achieve or discover. A big empty boring world, as your copy of the world is instanced and only contains a handful of people. Nothing you do is persistent or has any impact. Interaction with other players is very limited.

    On the technical side it has problems too, with frequent server issues, a massive day 1 patch and annoying controls.

    Fallout 76 is a game that tries to do a little bit of everything, but lacks cohesion and doesn't do anything right.
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  7. Nov 15, 2018
    0
    I won't forgive Bethesda for doing this to the franchise. Stop milking this cow and go back to the drawing board. The Morrowing-era engine inI won't forgive Bethesda for doing this to the franchise. Stop milking this cow and go back to the drawing board. The Morrowing-era engine in a $60 game in 2018 is preposterous. Expand

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