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Bethesda Softworks
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84
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User Score
5.4
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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.
Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Genre(s): General, Role-Playing, Western-Style
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Rating: M
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Positive:
30
Mixed:
8
Negative:
0
100
Nov 23, 2015
The graphics won’t blow you away, the side quests and scale of the game will.
95
Nov 9, 2015
The world, exploration, crafting, atmosphere, and story of Fallout 4 are all key parts of this hugely successful sandbox role-playing game. Great new reasons to obsessively gather and hoard relics of happier times, strong companions, and sympathetic villains driving tough decisions make it an adventure I’ll definitely replay and revisit
90
Nov 10, 2015
Unsurprisingly, Fallout 4 is closer to Fallout 3 than it is to the former episodes. And it comes with all the qualities and problems we already know. But Fallout 4 belongs to this hypnotizing kind of games that you should not miss if you love Western RPGs.
85
Nov 9, 2015
It really does feel like Fallout 3 with slightly nicer graphics and a few mods (like “homebase customization”) thrown in, and while Fallout 4 has everything that made the last game great it has all the weaknesses too, like a terrible inventory menu, stiff character models, interior locations requiring loading screens, and more. Fallout 4 is an amazing game that I doubt anyone will be disappointed by, but it’s not unique. And I still prefer New Vegas.
80
Dec 8, 2015
After 200 years in cryostasis you will find everything in ruins, beasts and monsters (human and nonhuman alike) run amok and there are more weapons than in a Michael Bay movie. In short it is a vivid world to explore in which no one can hold a decent dialogue.
80
Nov 9, 2015
The fact that it's heavier on combat than stats is sure to annoy RPG classicists, but the fact that the combat is fantastic helps a lot. So, too, does the intriguing world, the excellent characters, the hidden secrets, and the difficult decisions.
60
Nov 19, 2015
Bethesda has laid solid and at times spectacular groundwork for an awesome game. I look forward to another developer building on it.
User Reviews Back to top
Positive:
628
Mixed:
413
Negative:
1,105
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Vordulak06
Nov 10, 2015
Fallout 4 ended up being way more polished than I expected, I'm kind of blow away by how detailed some of the graphics are. It looksFallout 4 ended up being way more polished than I expected, I'm kind of blow away by how detailed some of the graphics are. It looks fantastic.

-For the first time in a Bethesda game you can create a Skinny, Muscular, or Fat character.
-The animations are really slick, the best I've seen from Bethesda so far.
-The gunplay feels nice and tight, and you now have the option to melee attack with firearms.
-There's tons of crafting in the game from cooking to chemistry to upgrading gear to building.
-Different armor is available for each limb, it's not just bodysuits like in Fallout 3.
-The perk chart is well done and perks have requirements before they can be levelled up.
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mrdrnatmd
Nov 17, 2015
This game is exactly what it should be. People comparing it to GTA and Witcher are comparing apples to oranges. Those games have you on theThis game is exactly what it should be. People comparing it to GTA and Witcher are comparing apples to oranges. Those games have you on the equivalent of a movie set and Fallout has you in an interactive setting with individual objects rendered all around. Lots of ignorance when people say this goes against lore as there is a lot of people trying to repeat troll's complaints. If you like Fallout 3/NV or the Elder Scrolls series you know what to expect and it doesn't let down. The graphics are great for a true open world/sandbox game.
The karma is pretty much still in place just on an individual level instead of someone across the map hating you because you pickpocketed someone they don' t even know. The crafting system is nice and the removal of the weapon/armor degradation is done nicely and is a concept that wouldn't mix well with the new crafting system.
It just seems like a lot of people expected this to be Fallout 3 again and if it is changed they are going to complain. I know a bulk of the negative reviews are from the compatibility issues with the pirated copies and that is a true shame.
Anyways, great game and only going to get better as the mods come out.
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Franck8666
Nov 10, 2015
If you like skyrim, you wont be disappointed by fallout 4. Everything that made skyrim a fantastic game is in fallout 4 so give it a shot, TheIf you like skyrim, you wont be disappointed by fallout 4. Everything that made skyrim a fantastic game is in fallout 4 so give it a shot, The same weak point from skyrim are there too : so so facial animation and emotion. Expand
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Harlot
Nov 10, 2015
Registered just to write this review. Let's start with support for high-end PCs. It's non existant. There's literally zero support for SLI.Registered just to write this review. Let's start with support for high-end PCs. It's non existant. There's literally zero support for SLI. You must play with only one GPU which combined with gameworks is just ridiculous.

Creation engine's history of bad performance at resolutions higher than 1080p is visible here. I have a 980 in SLI and i7 4790k. Well over recommended specs. At 1440p after disabling all gameworks, dropping everything to high and shadows to medium I still struggle to keep solid 60fps.

Bugs are aplenty. I've been playing for 1hour and 15 minutes. The game crashed twice and forced me to reload three times because of a persisting bug with terminals and character getting stuck.

The UI is really, really bad. There's no keybinding consistency and loot menu is very counter intuitive. To navigate it you must do three things at the same time. Keep your mouse coursor on an object, scroll with your wheel and use a keyboard key to move items into your inventory.

I'm constantly finding myself having to alternate between navigating with WSAD and a mouse to switching to directional arrows to navigate dialogue. In menus I'm confirming with e, then suddenly e cancels all my choices cause I was supposed to press space or enter. It's really, really bad.

The visuals are decent but definitely not at a level that warrants that high system requirements and performance this poor.

Overall I gotta say that I'm not impressed. This isn't a finished game and shouldn't be released in this state. Shame on you Bethesda. Was going to be a game of the year and it seems we're in for a dissapointment of the year.

Recommendation: Don't buy. Wait for Bethesda to get their **** together or - more likely - for modders to clean up their mess. Again.
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saarmae
Dec 17, 2015
It's a Fallout game that threw out every aspect of Fallout for mediocre shooting mechanics.
No RPG elements, panders to the ''play for 15
It's a Fallout game that threw out every aspect of Fallout for mediocre shooting mechanics.
No RPG elements, panders to the ''play for 15 hours and not play it again'' crowd, no point in making builds since you can eventually get all the perks and SPECIALs and become god of the wasteland, no RPG elements, no point in replaying the game since it will always be the same **** runs like **** in urban areas, lack of weapons, useless time-sink settlement system. Bethesda, once again, puts half the effort into their game and expects their modders to finish the rest for them.
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Enlade
Nov 11, 2015
Well, ok, the game itself deserves 6/10 rating, but THIS SHOULD BE FALLOUT. Just because it isn't, i'll give it only 1/10.
Thank you,
Well, ok, the game itself deserves 6/10 rating, but THIS SHOULD BE FALLOUT. Just because it isn't, i'll give it only 1/10.
Thank you, Bethesda, for killing the dream!
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Nautilus
Jan 25, 2018
The FPS is locked at 72, force disabling Vsync will ruin in game mechanics. Bethesda seems to forgot there are high refresh rate monitors upThe FPS is locked at 72, force disabling Vsync will ruin in game mechanics. Bethesda seems to forgot there are high refresh rate monitors up to 144Hz for 1440p and up to 240FPS for 1080p. It's inexcusable to bring out a game in late 2015 without support of high refresh rate monitors. The engine is an archaic mess and still relies on Direct X 9.0c API. No tesellation, no multithreaded rendering. But Bethesda just can't let that modded Gamebryo engine because all their tools are based on it. It must be rather insulting to be Bethesda Game Studios employee these days, as they are seemingly aren't capable to code and level design anything with other than outdated engine and its tools. Think of all those millions of dollars Zenimax and its investors gained from Skyrim sales alone and they still don't license a half decent engine for next titles? That must be the definition of greed. Expand