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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After playing New Vegas it's hard for the RPG buff in me to give this a great review, however it is an incredibly solid game. Skyrim with guns is as appropriate a comparison as any, a solid game held back only by the inevitable comparisons to Obsidian's fantastic New Vegas. Play this game, but don't get your hopes up if NV left you starry eyed as to how fantastic a Fallout with true RPG elements can be. This is a solid title.
Fallout 4 is a great game. Unfortunately, it does little to set itself apart from Fallout 3. It has an overhauled shooting system. It has settlements. It has more in-depth crafting. It has better power armor. It even has a voiced protagonist and more meaningful storytelling. Unfortunately, that is where much of the positives end for this game. The rest is essentially things we've seen before. I'm a diehard BGS fan, so I was likely going to love this game anyway. However, it's the least innovative title BGS has made in a long time. Definitely worth picking up if you love open world games. However, it's not what I'd consider a true next-gen Fallout game.
Now, going into this review, I love this game, I really do, I enjoy it, I recommend it, but if you wanted a cleaner, more polished, Fallout 3, or Fallout: New Vegas, but with a new story and area for you to explore, this game is not that. The combat has been revamped to be more streamlined and in line with something like Destiny, the quest progression works pretty much the same, if anything this time around the storyline is even more interesting than in past games, exploration is still alive and well, if not at it's best in Fallout 4 compared to every other game, the ability to gain access to settlements and build them as you please is also a great addition, mods give you limitless potential as far as that goes, also as per usual the game still has bugs/glitches aplenty as of 3/7/2017, but they typically are nothing worse than a minor annoyance that can be fixed again, with mods. I honestly think if you purchase this you should consider the Deluxe Edition, the DLC that has been released since I purchased the base game is more than worth it, I regret not buying the Season Pass, I still recommend the game without it, but do yourself a favor and shell out the extra dollars, the content you get is definitely worthwhile.
While Fallout 4 lacks the open-ended writing of New Vegas, it shines as a game in of itself. This game is great. It functions. It's satisfying. It's just not as fun to mess around with the story. Imagine for example the Skyrim story but it keeps getting thrown in your face. The great part of Skyrim is that you could go hours without them even talking about Alduin or the Dragonborn. The same goes for Fallout New Vegas. In this game, it's all about your son. You almost always have an option it seems to talk to someone about him. It's annoying and distracting, but thankfully it can be modded out. If it couldn't be modded or didn't have crafting , this game would be a 40/100. With mods it actually becomes a decent and enjoyable experience. The story itself though? Too forced.
I felt it could have been so much more than it was, and it did indeed feel simplified for me. The Special system was there, yes. The perk system was there, yes. I thoroughly enjoyed Fallout 4, and I enjoyed the story and the side quests, I enjoyed the shooter aspects of it. But like all games, I feel things could have definitely been better.
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