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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 33
  2. Negative: 13 out of 33
  1. Nov 19, 2018
    80
    Fallout 76 takes a brave step forward in a risky multiplayer proposal, but due to its unclear intentions and a poor performance overall it will need time and effort to please its fans.
  2. Nov 22, 2018
    65
    Fallout 76 fails at many things, but its core gameplay still is fun and engaging. This is enough to keep you going, but it is not what you would expect from an online-based AAA, and even if all the bugs can be fixed, there are many things (combat, mission design, inventory system) that would be much harder to fix.
  3. Nov 28, 2018
    60
    Fallout 76 is fun to play; the simple loop of scavenging and exploration and crafting and progression works well when you’re in a group. Alone, it gets pretty old pretty fast - especially when dealing with bugs and glitches and performance woes. Ultimately it’s disappointing that the size and scope of the multiplayer doesn’t match the impressive West Virginia you get to explore.
  4. Nov 26, 2018
    50
    A fascinating world and several good ideas are ruined by lots of technical problems and some design choices that make Fallout 76 almost unplayable. When it works, it can really shine; but this happens very rarely at the moment.
  5. Nov 25, 2018
    45
    We tried so hard to like Fallout 76, but the game didn’t allow us to do it.
  6. I can’t recommend Fallout 76 to more than a handful of people. A niche few will still be drawn to it, perhaps out of curiosity, a completionist’s need to devour all things Fallout, or, like me, a morbid desire to simulate life after the end of the world. For everyone else, hold onto the hope that Bethesda learns a lesson from this failed experiment.
  7. Nov 22, 2018
    20
    There are no redeeming features to be found in Fallout 76, and I’m not even sure if it can be saved. Technical issues just make what’s a boring and soulless experience at its core into something that’s simply more of an abomination.

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  1. Nov 14, 2018
    10
    This game isn't perfect but it is a blast to play. There are many bugs but this is a Bethesda game so sadly that is to be expected. I'veThis game isn't perfect but it is a blast to play. There are many bugs but this is a Bethesda game so sadly that is to be expected. I've played probably 15 hours including beta time and it has been one of the best game experiences I've ever had. Ignore the zero reviews, it's just entitled brats that are mad its not New Vegas 2. I will say playing with a group is way more enjoyable than playing solo. Expand
  2. Nov 15, 2018
    10
    one of the best games I have ever played doesn't deserve the hate it is getting.
  3. Nov 18, 2018
    8
    I enjoy this game quite a bit. I can play it with friends or by myself and still have a lot of fun. There are some small glitches and bugsI enjoy this game quite a bit. I can play it with friends or by myself and still have a lot of fun. There are some small glitches and bugs that I hope get fixed in the future but I have come to expect that from Bethesda Studios. The biggest issue I have with the game so far is the capped of storage space for gear. This is seriously a bother when it comes to exploring and saving certain items. Besides these small gripes I thoroughly enjoy the game. Expand
  4. Nov 16, 2018
    2
    Honest Review? Here you are. My experience and the like.

    i am about a full day in playing this game. 22h on record now. i played by myself
    Honest Review? Here you are. My experience and the like.

    i am about a full day in playing this game. 22h on record now. i played by myself for 8 hours. then actually went out to look for a gang to team up with. no one would join me. it seams very very hard out of the maybe 30 people i have run across, that would like to be friends.

    My first 8 hours of playing this game... it was dead it seamed. it was as if i was playing Fallout 4 after the main mission. I was able to get a power armor frame. and a massive plethora of pipe pistols. that i can only seam to sell for 1-2 bottle caps or deconstruct into one or 2 screws. depending on item condition. and after about 8 of those hours, compiling materials and a few quests. i still couldnt build a full on house (4 walls and a roof). So after i gave up on the building aspect of the game. i then got board of doing the same kind of quests over and over again. ether fetch, baby sit, kill something, or read an entire essay worth of hidden quest paths. I have been around the block a few times with these holotape and such story systems. Fallout 1 and especially Fallout 2 had them already. It wasnt new.

    My next few hours. from hour 8 to about 12 i found one of my friends in game. And we didnt go on some massive adventure our the like. i was helping him get his quests done and the like he was helping with some of mine. We still couldnt really build much. And he got tired of just doing the same kind of quests as well.
    From about hour 12 to 13 we just talked and tried to figure out the leveling system, some crafting, and where to go and do next. so from hour 13 to about 16 we went to the edge of the maps. We tried to find the largest landmarks. and we ended up getting frustrated as we kept running out of ammo, and getting chased down by a gang of 4 other players wanting to PvP.
    My friend left on hour 16 and i went back to where i like to set up my shop. trying to work with the crafting system in some way. seeing what i could or couldnt do.
    Then followed by me Alt-Tabing out of the game to see how to start looking for nuclear launch codes... to no real prevail.

    My Review of this game is a 2/10. its boring. its empty. theres nothing at those cool looking locations. the story didnt hook me or my friend. the quests are generic MMO quests. its still buggy. and as i have seen from previous BGS games, they will remain buggy to the end of their life.
    The Engine is too old for this stuff they expect it to do.
    The players ruined my experience. but it was alright when i was playing with just my friend. the no push-to-talk system is cancerous.
    There is no amusement to about 80% of these locations.
    There is no random special encounters with lets say as happens in Fallout 3 or new vegas.
    Its arsenal is lack luster. it will be an E.A. like system where i have to play some 100+h before i get to end game equipment. that i might not even have the level to use. I already got power armor frame and a minigun though. Ammo is harder to come across.
    The survival aspect of this game is a joke. you dont get hungry or thirst too often at all. Softcore survival just means that you are to not have too harsh of a penalty on death... not have it become a massive chore when you actually need to drink or eat.
    The game is alright for exploring and some time with friends. But thats all that is here. wide as an Ocean, deep as a puddle. ill give it points for the looks and the environment. but everything else? No.

    Out of this entire experience, i came out feeling ripped off. I payed $65 pre-order... i get home to open my PHYSICAL CD case. to find that where the CD is, its a cardboard disk... THERE IS NO PHYSICAL COPY OF FALLOUT 76. and it was STILL a FULL PRICED game. Not only that but the pre-order from Gamesstop; Their special pre-order item? was a Fallout Sticker to put in your car window.

    I have no idea what Bethesda is doing. idk if this is Todd's idea. but if this is a joke. it went right over all of our heads.

    As of today. I know this wasnt your first Online game, Bethesda. i am no longer your fan. Goodbye Bethesda.
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  5. Jan 19, 2019
    0
    This is NOT Fallout as we know it. This game is BOOOORING and tedious. The lack of NPC's leaves the game feeling hollow and you feelThis is NOT Fallout as we know it. This game is BOOOORING and tedious. The lack of NPC's leaves the game feeling hollow and you feel shortchanged as a player. I am a huge Bethesda fan but whoever decided to take the franchise in this direction should be fired. It is really that bad. This is not a game worth buying. Expand
  6. Nov 15, 2018
    0
    Outdated engine, poor graphics, poor frame rate, A lot of bugs yeah not good enough in 2018! Fallout 76 can't be classed as a game it's moreOutdated engine, poor graphics, poor frame rate, A lot of bugs yeah not good enough in 2018! Fallout 76 can't be classed as a game it's more of a social experiment due to having no content. Expand
  7. Nov 14, 2018
    0
    Basically Stolen Coop mod for Fallout4.
    60$ game that uses 80% assets, textures and animations from the previous game, works on a ****
    Basically Stolen Coop mod for Fallout4.
    60$ game that uses 80% assets, textures and animations from the previous game, works on a **** 19(!!!!) years old engine and has a joke of an anticheat.

    Braindead story with literally NO npc-s.
    Survival is boring and simple.
    Lore and history, written by far more tallented people, once again trashed with "clever" ideas of a junior janitor assistant.

    Just buy urself scum, or rust, or dayz, or any other cheaper and superior survival game.
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