Fallout 4 Review Round-Up

Here we are for the review round-up of one of the most anticipated releases of the year: Fallout 4. Only announced in June of this year, Bethesda wowed the world by announcing that it was to be released just a few short months later. Set in a post-apocalyptic Boston, the sci-fi sequel looks to expand further on the already rich world of Fallout, as you take the Sole Survivor out into the wastes.

Targeted to run at 30fps in 1080p, the shift to Skyrim’s Creation Engine will hopefully ensure a much more stable game experience, especially for Playstation fans who haven’t always been subject to Bethesda’s finest work.

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TheSixthAxis – 9/10

“Fallout 4 is hugely ambitious and without a doubt one of the best games this year. It’s not without its flaws, but very few games made me care more about what I was picking up, how to use it, what choices I made, and even the communities I’d founded.”

Eurogamer – Recommended

“Fallout 4 has given me some of my best gaming memories of 2015, along with some of my most frustrating. These are legacy problems that aren’t going away any time soon, and as fun as the settlement crafting is here, I’d gladly do without it for a game engine that offers a more dependable foundation for future adventures. Fallout 4 is a great game. It’s also kind of a mess. Caveat emptor.”

Destructoid – 7.5/10

“After spending roughly 40 hours with the game, I can safely place it somewhere in the middle of Fallout 3 and New Vegas in terms of quality. A lot of the franchise’s signature problems have carried over directly into Fallout 4, but all of its charms have come along for the ride as well. It manages to do a whole lot right, but the story drags at times, and glitches…glitches never change.”

Polygon – 9.5/10

“Bethesda’s open-world strengths have always differed from its contemporaries in that focus on world-building and a sense of place above all else. 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. That Bethesda has integrated a major building and crafting tool while finally building a great-playing game almost feels like a bonus.”

Gamespot – 9/10

“The fact that your decisions stick with you after walking away from the game is a testament to the great storytelling on hand. Fallout 4 is an argument for substance over style, and an excellent addition to the revered open-world series.”

GamesRadar – 5/5

“There’s a whole world here to discover and even after all the time I’ve spent in it I barely feel like I’ve scratched the surface. Maybe I won’t tick everything off the list but just trying to see what’s out there is the real draw – for all the missions, quests and other stuff Fallout 4 contains, by far the most important thing in it are the decisions I’ve made. Few games nail a feeling of total freedom and this is an experience made of nothing but that.”

God is a Geek – 9/10

“There’s always something to build, somewhere to discover, someone to help ,or something to distract you. Ignore the bugs (if you can) and leap into Fallout 4 with both feet, and you’ll find a game bigger, brighter, deeper, and more personal than anything Bethesda has done before.”

Videogamer – 9/10

“The fact of the matter is, though, that this is more of the same, even if that ‘same’ has been pushed to new heights. If you hated Fallout 3, then there’s not much to get you onside here. If you loved it, then you’ll love this all the more, because of its differences as well as its similarities.”

Push Square – 9/10

“Fallout 4 is a masterclass in open world design. Consistently engrossing and absolutely stuffed with intricacies, it’s a title that’ll keep you enthralled for hours at a time as you gradually unravel its desolate yet hopeful post-apocalyptic portrayal of Boston. Although it’s let down by some disappointing frame rate issues, it’s not enough to detract from what’s otherwise one of the most atmospheric and beautifully brutal games on the PS4. Significantly improved combat, a constant wealth of gameplay options, and a heavy emphasis on player choice combine to create an adventure that’s truly memorable.”

IGN – 9.5/10

“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. Even the technical shakiness that crops up here and there can’t even begin to slow down its momentum.”

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6 Comments

  1. Another game to get then!

  2. I wasn’t even interested in this until about a week ago. Then all of a sudden the videos started coming in and these reviews have sealed the deal.
    Decided to spring for the PC version as I can’t wait to see some of the mods that will inevitably make their way online.

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