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Fallout 4 - Windows

  • Publisher: Bethesda
  • SKU: 6790101
  • Release Date: 11/10/2015
ESRB Rating: Mature
Blood and gore, Intense violence, Strong language, Use of drugs
$19.99
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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Fallout 4

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (532 out of 558)

    Product Details


    • Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
    • Publisher: Bethesda
    • Platform: Windows
    • Genre: Action and Adventure
    • Release Date: 11/10/2015

    Synopsis


    The epic storylines, adrenaline-pumping action and explosive thrills are back. The Fallout franchise returns with Fallout 4. Grab your controller and get ready to dive back into the enveloping storyline of this legendary series.

    Get ready to return to the epic, award-winning franchise with Fallout 4. This newest chapter brings an all-new open-world environment to life, and has been created by Bethesda Game Studios, creators of Game-of-the-Year-award winners Fallout 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Will you be prepared for the next Fallout installment?

    Features


    Prepare for an all-new open-world gameplay experience in Fallout 4

    Fallout 3

    Created by the award-winning Bethesda Game Studios, the studio that brought and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to life

    Immerse yourself in the enveloping storyline



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 558 reviews

    95%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of the best games of the year!

      Posted
      SomeRandomGuy
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I was a little concerned about how Fallout 4 would turn out. Fallout New Vegas is one of my favorite games, but it is developed by Obsidian, while 3 and 4 were developed by Bethesda. 3 was just clunkier in comparison to NV- the dialogue was fairly bad, they had a very limited cast of voice actors, and the story was very simplistic. New Vegas had a very interesting story, with great dialogue, and a wide variety of characters and voice actors. Thankfully, Bethesda turned it up a notch (though I will say NV is still written better). Compared to the last gen games, a decent amount has changed. It's not anything that flies in your face like crazy, but the refined combat and more polished gameplay are definite, noticeable improvements. The gunplay has more of a Bioshock vibe—it doesn't play like Call of Duty, but you're also not standing still by an enemy shooting at them, which is what would tend to happen in 3 and NV. The inclusion of a settlement system adds a whole new layer to the game. It gives meaning to all the random junk lying around in buildings, and is a fun little side task, while also being a huge time sink if you really get into it. The only real issue with it is that they never really explain how to do a lot of basic workshop functions. Thankfully, plenty of people have written guides which are easily found with a quick Google search. The only things I disliked in this game are: -the dialouge system is simplified. You only ever get 4 dialouge options, and dialogue just isn't as interesting as in NV. However, their implementation of the dialogue wheel is better than how Bioware did Dragon Age 2. At least the summaries match up more with the actual dialogue. -the stat and perk systems have been merged and simplified. It locks a lot of skills behind level caps that had not been previously tied to level in past games. It's definitely easier for newcomers though, so I can somewhat understand. -the writing could be better. Overall it's better than 3, but still a step down from New Vegas. I am glad that they took note of NVs multiple factions, rather than just having a good and an evil faction like in 3.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Graphics are disappointing; still worthwhile

      Posted
      gamerkat
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      So, to get it out of the way: Yeah, the graphics are yucky. I honestly sometimes have a hard time just looking at it. I'm running this on max settings on my PC and playing on a 34-in monitor, and it's just...ugh. I feel like there are PS3 games out there that look better than this. Super polygon-y with really ugly textures and a really obvious grunge filter laid on top of everything. That being said, I knew going into this that this isn't Metal Gear Solid V or The Witcher. Bethesda's open-world games have always focused more on the amazing scope of the world and less on graphics. And if you buy the PC version (HIGHLY recommended over the console versions) you'll probably be able to download some awesome graphics-upgrade mods in like, a couple weeks after it's released. Aaaanyways, this IS a great game. The story is fun. The dialog is not as well-written as something like Mass Effect, but there are some interesting characters. There are some nice improvements from the previous games, but nothing totally groundbreaking. If you can though, buy on PC. The mods are already improving the game tremendously, and it's going to take a year before mods are even opened up to Xbox, and even longer for PS4. Will you be playing Fallout 4 in a year? Probably not. So if you can, take advantage of the mods as soon as you can. They are going to improve the game tremendously, just like Skyrim.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Franchise Fan Expected More

      Posted
      MMMMMAAAAAARRRRRKKKKKKKK
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      The Fallout franchise has an enormous fan base ..... and rightly so. Fallout 3 was THE best game I've ever played on PC. I had a lot of hopes that Fallout 4 would rise to meet and maybe even surpass the winner of countless awards in 2008 and 2009. Unfortunately, if did not come close to the Bethesda icon. Fallout 4 was tailor made for the console gaming crowd, not the PC following. Graphically I found the 4 world to be amazing. If you have a machine that's built for performance you will not be disappointed with the richness of the Fallout 4 environment. Unfortunately, I feel, that the game play was simplified for the average console player. The depth of characters and the feeling like you could really affect the post apocalyptic world you were traveling in .... is gone. Plus, I feel like the vastness of Fallout 3 has been replaced by a cramped map in 4. It's probably tough to design a game for both console players and PC enthusiasts. I'm going to say "I would recommend this to a friend" but only one that owns an Xbox or PS4. PC brothers and sisters head back to New Vegas or an overpass in Fallout 3 ... this one's not for you. Move along Wastelander.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Worthy Successor

      Posted
      whitegorilla808
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I have been waiting for this game since I was in high school. I purchased the PC version of the game, and boy does it take a beast of a machine to run this with everything maxed out (though if you want "console-grade" graphics, you only need to set things to medium). I am somewhat disappointed with the direction they took with the dialogue wheel, but the heaps of content available in this game somewhat make up for that. Pros: -LOTS of things to do. I have already pumped in 50 hrs without getting too far into the story line, which says a lot already -Voice acting for all NPCs - not something you really see even nowadays in games Cons: -Bugs - nothing game shattering (yet), but nothing bad enough that I feel a patch couldn't fix -Not "beginner friendly" in the sense that there are functions in the game that are not made obvious to the user (though that's where the in-game manual comes in I suppose) Difficult to say that this game is anything but a 5/5, especially considering the fact that I got this for $48 with GCU, along with a $10 pre-order bonus!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Slightly Different than Fallout 3 but still Fun

      Posted
      SBMfromLA
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I attended Best Buys's Midnight Release for this game and didn't have to wait too long. Game installs quickly... but did require some updates from Steam. As far as Game Play is concerned, it feels and plays like Fallout 3 and you can acquire the Power Armor by the second quest.. but there are a few quirks with this game. First, the armor now requires "power cells" that drain as you use it and once that happens you have to abandon the armor until you can find or buy a replacement. Another minor issue is you have to go through extra steps to find out the weigh of an item after picking it up. One thing that's a "Hit or Miss" is the CRAFTING part of the game. You pretty much have to do everything in this game. Generators.. lights... power switches... a wire to connect them up.. create beds/chairs/turrents for people.. At first it's very confusing... took me a few hours to get used to it... I don't like it that much.... but after paying $60+ for this game I'm FORCING MYSELF to love doing that.. hahahaha

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A huge step ahead in world building and immersion

      Posted
      kristoffe
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      The most amazing thing about Fallout 4 is that it still feels like Fallout 3, the fallout world in general, and yet is so much better than before. The intro story is fun and not the same vault dweller rehash, The immersion through rendering is meticulous. There is so much to see, and there are so many well stitched assets as your run through the world. Everything has been polished and brought to a next gen level. If you have a PC and a 970 or higher card this game gets even more amazing as well. I use two 970 strix cards in SLI and it runs flawlessly. The AI and ability to see and shoot in 3-4 stories in and out is great. The animations of things you can open and do, little icons that dance and die when things happen are awesome. The new abilities to mod and fix make more sense now as if there is finally enough ram and rendering power to bring a better, more realized fallout together. Have fun with it, just go out there and explore.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic Series, fantastic game

      Posted
      DylanQuaid
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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I have always loved the Fallout series and the latest installment does not fall short. There are a few bugs to boot, however Bethesda Studios is always trailing behind to pick up their crumbs. True Bethesda fans knew what to expect, and I being one of them am actually quite impressed at how few there are in this release day one. The game play is fantastic, and the newly implemented characteristics in the game are welcome. The RPG aspects of the game however, have been simplified. Good for people new to the series or rpg's, but also potentially bad at those that like to role the dice every now and again. The artwork in game has been improved over the last installment, New Vegas, but the overall graphic quality is slightly dissapointed for a series that was already on the cutting edge prior. All in all I still very much enjoy the game and the wife and I have already put many many hours into it. A fantastic addition to a fantastic Series.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      GREAT! but has bugs

      Posted
      Tyler
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      The game is AMAZING so far, I love the way they fixed the gun game play from Fallout 3. A huge improvement there. The graphics are great and im even playing it on a GTX 950 at high to medium setting. There are only a few bugs that bother me, NPC's walking into walls, standing on top on roofs, swimming on land, but it rarely happens. Sometimes the game will become like a heavenly white highlight and look all flowing and impossible to play, but reloading a previous save fixes that. there are some optimization issues, ill play at 60 fps in some places but then nose dive to 25 - 30 fps. that should be fixed in a update later. Also for some reason the game will force itself to play in windowed mode. but there is a easy fix for that on the internet. After even those bugs i still love the game and I am definitely going to get the DLC as well. I recommend this game as its really great to play and the bug fixes should come out soon.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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