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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If you're looking for a fun expereince with great characters and an interesting plot, you bought the wrong game. Just get New Vegas if you haven't already played it. And if you have already played New Vegas, play it again. The immersion in this game is just horrendous. I played Fallout 4 for 15 hours, and I will likely never play it again. I don't feel any obligation to care about Sean, who apparently is a pretty big part of the strewn together fibers of a story this game has. In the wasteland I felt no genuine threats because anything can easily be taken out with weapons and power armor that is just readily given to you at the beginning of the game. The weapon modding is great, but that's the only thing that makes this game interesting. If Fallout 4 was sold for 10 dollars, I'd recommend it. But 60 dollars is just too much money for a game whos only saving grace is the highly detailed charater customization and weapons modding system. Aside from that, everything just feels time consuming and drole. The character customization is probably the part of Fallout 4 that I had the most fun with. With all of that being said, time to tackle the wasteland of New Vegas again; I have no doubts in my mind that I'll have a better time there. I'd give this game a 4 out of 10.
Fallout is a great game on it's own with great graphics and gameplay. Yet, where this game shines is not in the main game despite having a great story, but the community of modders out there. There are literally hundreds of mods at the very least out there that are easily downloaded and installed that can add so many more hours of gameplay as well as tweaks that you can spend days just shopping for ones you will like before starting a new game. Though I do suggest at least one play through without them just to appreciate all the hard work put into making this great game. Easily deserves it's 5 star rating from being a great game itself, but for also making it easy for people to create and use mods to make their time playing even more enjoyable.
Since the beginning of the fallout series, there was only one thing they didn't let you do. You could save the world, seduce Women, be the worst menace since Spider-Man, destroy the evil, but rebuild civilization? Not, until now! In this game, you can found your own town, build them up, and upgrade them as you see fit. It is amazing, to walk in your own community, and just see how far they come. The other elements of the game are fine too, but this, this i really love!
I've tried fallout 3 before and it just didn't hook me up. I gave up on it in an hour or so. Fallout 4 leaps and bounds ahead of 3. I'm not a big fan of shooter games because there's usually virtually no progression and the story is usually dull, which only leaves you shooting through hordes of predictable enemies. Luckily, fallout 4 has an open world with tons of progression / play-style customization options. Story: I can't say I am fond of the story of the game, but then again, I hardly ever enjoy game stories so I'll just leave this aspect for others to review in depth. All I can say is it's not bad - it just starts out generic to the point where it feels like an intended cliche. That start of the game made me skip most of dialogue later on. On top of that the main objective of the game (don't want to spoil) feels forgotten as the story progresses. Gameplay: If you look at the bigger picture, you just complete generic missions, build settlements and survive. There are enough obstacles and mechanics to keep you challenged for quite a while in this quest. There's also quite a bit of optional content so chances are you will get way more play time out of this game than most other games out there. Fallout 4 has some mechanics that would take a wall of text to explain. If you really want to see them all, i suggest you watch a lengthy gameplay video. Only mechanic I must mention is VATS. I'm not even sure what it stands for, but when use it slows down time and allows you to aim and automatically shoot at enemies (and specific limbs). While this mechanic requires some skill points spent into it to be accurate enough it's definitely fun to play with. On top of that, modding community is very active, so do give mods a shot. Character Progression: Anyways, story aside, the thing that keeps me interested is the progression in the game. Fallout 4 is how I progression should be done in most games that have skills or trait progression or even equipment. First of all, character skill upgrades are actually meaningful, unlike most other games. Each upgrade feels like a measurable improvement on your character, rather than being a tiny bonus that only works in specific circumstances. To give you a few examples: shoot through walls, chance to reflect bullets, chance one hit kill, etc. Naturally there are a bit more boring ones like increasing damage of your Heavy weaponry by up to 100%, but they really play into the game well. The reason I like these skills so much is because game plays completely differently depending on your skill build. Weapons have randomized stats and bonuses add to the character development and greatly improves the feel of rewards in the game. On your travels you will find loads of different weapons and armors and, truth be told, most of them will be useless. That only brings you to appreciate the good weapons. Moreover, if you invest a few skill points into crafting, you can modify almost every weapon in the game. Further more, when i say "modify" I mean you can customize almost every part of the weapon (with exceptions on some weapons). Finally, do you know how games like to add collectibles into the world? The kind of items that are sometimes hard to find, but are completely useless if you're not an achievement hunter. Well guess what! They actually matter in Fallout 4! They give you various permanent bonuses with each one you collect! Conclusion : Story is not my concern in games so I'm not rating that at all. The gameplay is amazing! If not for some weird bugs, that I could swear date back to first year of Skyrim, I'd give it a 10/10.
This is the first Fallout game I play, and I loved every bit of it. The story is not great, but it is definitely worth your while, there are lots of twists and turns, emotional moments and a fair share of frustration. Graphically, its not that impressive for today's standards, but being a Bethesda game, mods can easily fix that problem. Definitely a solid recommendation from me.
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