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.Read full description
"Fallout 4 has all the ambiance and history that made its predecessors such wonderful places to get lost for hours at a time, with a much more coherent set of stories within it." - [Polygon]
"The world, exploration, crafting, atmosphere, and story of Fallout 4 are all key parts of this hugely successful sandbox role-playing game." - [IGN]
The hype is real! We've been waiting a long time for Fallout 4, and it's looking like it'll be an absolute treat!
We're shipping up to Boston for this one, with Bethesda saying that we'll actually experience a little of the world before the bomb was dropped and everything went a little bit nuclear.
The new crafting elements look fantastic, with true freedom to create armaments and defences on the fly, not to mention the ability to build our own shelters and bases too! Dogmeat's back, and thankfully indestructible given how much of a liability he was in Fallout 3, and we can't wait to get stuck once more into this richly-detailed post-apocalyptic setting!
Bethesda Game Studios, the creators of the 2008 ‘Game of the Year’, Fallout® 3 and global phenomenon The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim®, welcome you to the eagerly awaited Fallout® 4 – their most ambitious game ever, and the next generation of open-world gaming.
Freedom and Liberty!
Do whatever you want in a massive open world with hundreds of locations, characters, and quests. Join multiple factions vying for power or go it alone, the choices are all yours.
Be whoever you want with the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. character system. From a Power Armored soldier to the charismatic smooth talker, you can choose from hundreds of Perks and develop your own playstyle.
Super Deluxe Pixels!
An all-new next generation graphics and lighting engine brings to life the world of Fallout like never before. From the blasted forests of the Commonwealth to the ruins of Boston, every location is packed with dynamic detail.
Violence and V.A.T.S.
Intense first or third person combat can also be slowed down with the new dynamic Vault-Tec Assisted Targeting System (V.A.T.S) that lets you choose your attacks and enjoy cinematic carnage.
Collect and Build!
Collect, upgrade, and build thousands of items in the most advanced crafting system ever. Weapons, armor, chemicals, and food are just the beginning - you can even build and manage entire settlements.
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Fallout 4 was kind of a disappointment to many fans of the franchise. RPG elements have been swapped in favour of more action oriented gameplay. For this reason I cannot give this more than an average score. I had fun for about 30 hours, which is a decent amount of time for a game. Spent this time mainly doing side quests and exploring - but eventually this burned me out. It's a fun time, for a while. But ultimately a reminder of what could have been.
It falls a bit short as both an RPG game and a Fallout game, but it's still a really solid title. It's a Bethesda game, so expect to mod it more than you play it, but at the end of the day, you should be able to tailor it to your tastes, even despite its shortcomings.
While Fallout 4 is a big improvement in terms of control, gunplay and such, it got heavily simplified on the RPG front; less levelup options, dialog wheel, there are lots of repetitive quests and tasks... And yet... it's still Fallout with that unique atmosphere, and background stories filled with personal tragedies, horrible experiments and war... war never changes. Also the base building feature can be quite addicting!
One of the stronger aspects in this game is the freedom of choice. Like building settlements, you get introduced to it, but it is not mandatory so feel free to leave it alone. Or pick it up later as a nice change of pace from killing and exploring. Even the settlement quests can be ignored if you prefer not to be involved. We can all agree your companions in the game can ruin experiences like trying to sneak and well, being plain buggy. You can choose to go without them (I personally enjoy not venturing alone). Even when you choose to not be involved these lesser developed parts of the game, it is so huge you'll still be enjoying countless hours of it! I'm okay with the graphics - they're noticeably better than Fallout 3 and New Vegas and it looks like Bethesda is trying to expand the sandbox - probably why the graphics aren't jaw-dropping. I love great visuals but Fallout is one of those games that we can forgive for not pushing the envelope in that department. I'm only a few hours into the game, but I already feel like it's a winner. With hundreds of hours ahead of me, I know there's plenty I haven't experiences but it's a Fallout game: I always enjoy them.
Fallout 4 is probably the most controversial Fallout game yet. Despite that, I can unconditionally recommend it to anyone who hasn't played it yet. The gunplay and gameplay mechanics are on another level compared to 3 or New Vegas. The main story itself is IMO just as great as earlier Fallouts, with realistic and well written factions, non of which are completely perfect and without any fault. The settlement system isn't particularly refined, but with mods and DLCs, it can be incredibly fun and satisfying. Despite all that, arguably the best part of Fallout 4 is the world. It has without a doubt the best worldspace of any game I have ever played, including other Fallout and TES games. The exploration is incredibly fun, although there could be more variety when it comes to weapons or loot.
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