Bethesda’s fourth title in its post-apocalyptic game series for Xbox, PS4 and PC
Fallout 4 is an open-world title that perfectly blends many different game genres including horror, RPG, action-adventure, and strategy. With countless mods and DLC packages to choose from, fans can invest hundreds of hours into this game without even scratching the surface. The development team at Bethesda has integrated some of the most popular features from their other big titles including Fallout 3, Skyrim, and Fallout: New Vegas.
This game follows a character who has survived a nuclear apocalypse inside a community bunker. After waking up in the bunker, the character comes to find out that most of the world around them is now a vast wasteland with small pockets of survivors scraping to get by. Within just moments of discovering the first few characters and creatures, gamers will quickly realize that all of their actions can have a major impact on the storyline and the primary figures in the world.
One of the most exciting aspects of Fallout 4 is its ability to fully immerse you in a retrofuturistic environment. Gamers will never feel as if they are being forced down a particular storyline or pathway. As they encounter new characters and situations, they can pick and choose how they believe their character would react. Everything from saving a single villager to enrolling in a raiding party will alter the storyline and impact how other characters view you.
In addition to a storyline that is constantly evolving, gamers are also presented with an extremely complex tactical system. Practically everything in the world can be picked up and used to create larger items. Scavenging the world for certain materials will allow you to create a town of your own or more powerful weapons. As you carry out these tasks, you will naturally become better at whatever skills you focus on. Some players might enjoy creating a successful town and building wealth while others will prefer to dive right into the action as a mercenary or peacekeeper.
Even without any mods or additional content, gamers can easily spend hundreds of hours enjoying Fallout 4. Every new swamp or valley that is discovered will lead to additional stories and adventures. Improving one's skills and ranks also feels like a natural byproduct of playing the game instead of a monotonous grind. It only takes a few moments to learn the mechanics of the game, but you might play for months and never find every secret Fallout 4 has to offer.
- Expansive game world
- Natural skill progression
- Excellent replayability
- Eye-catching design
- Repetitive quests
- Technical problems with some armor
- The occasional plot hole