Fallout 4 – Game Review

With the release of the Fallout TV show, I have found myself replaying the Fallout games, particularly 4. Fallout 4 first released in 2015 and was the long awaited return to the franchise. Unlike Elder Scrolls 6, Fallout 4 was revealed relatively close to release. With it releasing not even a year later. A mobile game, Fallout Shelter, was even released to help promote the game. When it did release fans had a mixed reception. Some criticized Preston Garvey and other aspects but most praised the size of the open world. Even if some areas did feel overly blank and devote of anything worthwhile. So, let’s take a better look at Fallout 4.

Details of Fallout 4

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Developer: Bethesda Game Studios

Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

Platform: PC, Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X

Release Date: 10th November 2015

Price: £15.99

Story of Fallout 4

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The story of Fallout 4 takes a twist on the Fallout 3’s. Instead of a son looking for his father, the player plays as a parent searching for their son. As the player and his family made it to a Vault, only to be frozen. They get woken up by a mysterious group of people who take the child and kill your partner. You must venture out into this mysterious wasteland and find the one who kidnapped your child!


Base Building/Crafting

Base building was added to Fallout in this entry. Allowing players to build their very own settlements all over the map, at designated areas. Players could stumble upon these or get called out to them by Preston Garvey. This feature was widely loved by fans. I myself spent hours building up my settlements. Connecting them all via trade routes and specializing each one in a different type of production.


Fallout 4 reviews: What critics are saying
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Gameplay was akin to Fallout: New Vegas, just with added customization and POWER ARMOR! The later of course being the source of a lot of enjoyment. As you power your way through enemies, jetpack around the commonwealth, and more! The sheer versatility of each power armor, weapon, and companions is breathtaking. It truly allows each player to play how they want. Creating a environment with hundreds of combinations.


DLC was hit and miss for the best part. The coliseum DLC was really fun and added so much more to the settlements. As for the manufacturing DLC I didn’t really get into it that much. It was cool to see what others had created, like watching Minecraft Redstone creations, but it was too complex for me. I got bored trying to set one up. And the number of materials needed to build a setup put me off also. As I liked to do everything legit. The story DLC really shined, Automatons added customizable robot sidekicks, Far Harbor added a new map, and Nuka Cola showed us a side of the company we hadn’t seen before.


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Fallout 4 isn’t every fans favourite of the franchise, but it is most definitely mine. I loved the innovation that the base building provided. Building up settlements is how I spent most of my time post campaign. After the coliseum DLC released and allowed us to create our own roman style coliseums with Wasteland creatures and settlers. I never wanted to put the game down. Along with that, you have a great story, memorable companions and side characters, fun gameplay, and customizable guns and power armor! If you love action games, shooters, or RPGS, Fallout 4 is a must buy!

Overall Rating: 9 – Outstanding!

Platform Played On: Steam Deck, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Recommendation: Yes!

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