Fallout 4 - Xbox One [Digital]

  • Publisher: Bethesda
  • SKU: 5793300
  • Release Date: 03/01/2017
  • Vendor: BestBuy.com
ESRB Rating: Mature
Blood and gore, Intense violence, Sexual content, Strong language, Use of drugs
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  • Fallout 4

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3740 out of 3844)

Product Details


  • Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
  • Publisher: Bethesda
  • Platform: Xbox One
  • Genre: First Person Shooter|Role Playing
  • Release Date: 03/01/2017

Synopsis


Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of Fallout 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, welcome you to the world of Fallout 4 – their most ambitious game ever, and the next generation of open-world gaming.

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.

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Features


Freedom and Liberty! Do whatever you want in a massive open world with hundreds of locations, characters, and quests. Join multiple factions vying for power or go it alone, the choices are all yours

You’re S.P.E.C.I.A.L! Be whoever you want with the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. character system. From a Power Armored soldier to the charismatic smooth talker, you can choose from hundreds of Perks and develop your own playstyle

Super Deluxe Pixels! A new next generation graphics and lighting engine brings to life the world of Fallout like never before. From the blasted forests of the Commonwealth to the ruins of Boston, every location is packed with dynamic detail

Violence and V.A.T.S.! Intense first or third person combat can also be slowed down with the new dynamic Vault-Tec Assisted Targeting System (V.A.T.S) that lets you choose your attacks and enjoy cinematic carnage

Collect and Build! Collect, upgrade, and build thousands of items in the most advanced crafting system ever. Weapons, armor, chemicals, and food are just the beginning - you can even build and manage entire settlements

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Customer rating

4.7
98%
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun single player, lots to do

    Posted
    goat
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    I almost didn't get this game, but my memories of Fallout 3 and the promise of the Xbox One version of Fallout 4 having mod support are the two reasons why I did. (I haven't tried modding yet.) So far, the game is immersive. In addition to the typical Fallout scenario of coming out of a bunker years after a nuclear war, you are thrust into an exciting mission with the power armor pretty quickly. I don't believe I played Fallout 3 enough to get to use a power armor suit like this, but Fallout 4 made me want to replay 3 simply because of that armor. (Fallout 4 for Xbox One comes with a code for a free download of Fallout 3 for the 360. I believe Bethesda also said they are sending out codes for a free copy of Fallout 3 to people who play Fallout 4 before a certain date in March.) People you save in Fallout 4 can join you in settlements (and some can join you on missions!). There are different areas where you can upgrade and repair armor, weapons, power armor, and construct items on a workbench which easily became the most fun part of the game for me. The workbench can make things for your settlement, such as sections of a building, furniture, defenses, etc. Many items in the Fallout world can be picked up and brought back to a workbench, where the items can be broken down into more basic parts. For example, duct tape can yield two adhesives, a fridge can become ten pieces of steel, and a tree can become 8 pieces of wood. I heard that these settlements can turn into a tower-defense style game, where you are called back to the settlement to support the citizens during attacks. As far as the main gameplay, it seems like a cross between Borderlands and Resident Evil. I say Borderlands because the area is a wasteland, and you'll spend a lot of time scavenging for ammo, currency, fighting bandits, and messing with updating weapons and armor. It's like Resident Evil because there is a somewhat limited supply of ammo, depending on what weapon you take to particular regions, and there are some crazy uber-monsters and irradiated ghouls that rush out at you like speedy zombies. I believe you can change the difficulty at any time though. The open-world concept works really well. I am easily distracted by side quests while on my way to doing story-line quests (by choice, of course). Sometimes I just wander around to explore the detailed map, picking up as much garbage as I can so I can get back to the workbench!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Gameplay - A Tad Buggy

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    DannyR
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    If you've ever played a Bethesda Open-World RPG (Elder Scrolls Series, Fallout 3, etc.) you'll be familiar with the overall format of Fallout 4 that carries over the same mechanics. Yet, without reinventing the wheel, a few tweaks have been added to Fallout 4 to make the experience more immersive. One such tweak is the ability to establish thriving settlements of wastelanders simply trying to survive and make lives for themselves. That adds a depth to the world within Fallout, and adds hours - if not days of gameplay to the already deep story. The cross between first-person shooting/hacking mechanics and the ability to think critically and target enemy extremities is a unique feature of Fallout that works incredibly well and ties together gamers who favor both shooter and strategy genres. Overall, the game is stunning, deep, and even terrifying at times. If it weren't for some of the frustrating bugs/holes that need to be worked out by Bethesda, I'd give this game 5 stars. For example, some of the new features - like the building of settlements - are left for players to essentially figure out on their own. Mission-critical NPCs are on many occasions not where they are supposed to be, and there is no way to track them. On occasion a completed mission will not trigger the next task. More than a few times, I've had to google what do do when a mission gets "stuck". That's frustrating. It's a good thing the rest of the game is just THAT good. PROS: - Immersive, Open World Adventure - Massive Customization of Weapons and Armor - Beautiful Graphics - the genuine "feel" of a Nuclear Wasteland - Days upon Days of Gameplay CONS: - Glitchy, at times - Little explanation of possibly unfamiliar features - Over-the-top violent (personal taste) With a little more polish, it would be an easy 5-star game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding

    Posted
    GoneAViking
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    This is a great follow-up to Fallout New Vegas. If you liked that game and Fallout 3, you are sure to enjoy Fallout 4, which presents improved graphics, character voices, and a very broad and involved central story line. Add to that numerous side quests, and you're set for days and days of adventure. This time you are the "Lone Survivor," a man or a woman, whom you can customize at the outset. Though you have a main quest, there is plenty to distract and involve you the moment you step foot out of Vault 111 in the Commonwealth - what used to be Massachusetts. There are, as there were in New Vegas, several competing factions. Gone are reputations, either global or local, and that is something I would prefer had remained, as it was both useful and realistic. On the other hand, there are various improvements, like having to actually worry about powering your power armor. You can also make modifications to weapons and armor, give them improved sights, new stocks, faster reload times, etc. You can improve your power armor, even giving the helmet a red military light. You can give it different paint jobs. There are other dramatic changes as well, including founding settlements. You assign the settlers to various tasks, from defense to growing crops or running stores (which create income for you). In return, you have to protect these settlements if you want them to prosper, rescue kidnapped settlers, and so forth. The maintenance of settlements can be a bit of a micromanaging bore, but you can avoid it altogether if you don't care about them or avoid the faction that fosters their founding and development. All in all, it's a lot of fun. The familiar perks are there, the followers are interesting (sometimes delightful) with voices too, and various quirks, sometimes annoying. Absolutely recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Don't be intimidated if you're a casual gamer

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    jasonw754
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    This game has a tremendous amount of details to learn and master. I'm a casual gamer, and I've sometimes been reluctant to try this kind of game because I don't have a lot of time to play and sometimes a simple linear shooter is easier to jump in and jump out. Fallout 4 is worth it, though. This game is visually stunning, the story line is intriguing and the character interactiions are realistic enough to immerse you in the game. The problem solving is more than just puzzles or finding which drawer the key is hidden in to get to the next level, and you can't just run & gun, so you have to make more rational decisions than the usual gaming experience. I like this about it. I find myself in a situation where I have 3 rounds of ammo to my name and I really want to complete this mission before I go to bed. The obvious path is so well guarded that I run out of ammo and the rangers are able to take me out from a distance, but it's an open-world so maybe there's a sneakier way in. I search around, find more supplies and junk, and end up finding a back way where I can take out one guard at a time in close-range combat so that I can collect his ammo and progress. When all that is done, I can easily forget about the going to bed part and jump back to Sanctuary and enjoy a totally different gaming experience of building a stronger settlement and crafting weapon & armor upgrades using realistic methods like gathering the actual supplies and components rather than just an arbitrary in-game currency. I highly recommend this game for other casual gamers. You can take it at your own pace, the soundtrack and visuals are amazing, and it seems like there will literally be hundreds of unrepetitive hours to enjoy in this game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gaming, Gaming never changes

    Posted
    Lothmar
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    Sure there are some things im disappointed about but its hard to simply stop the hype train after it reaches its destination so of course im gonna get a little scuffed while jumping off at the station. I've got nearly a week on my current main save file (7x24 hours) and nearing level 90 but man this game map is still jam packed with things for me to find. Sure i've had a few issues, such as having to delete all the excess save files after a certain point because once the que is full it saves your files over the bottom file which isn't readily available. Which had me nervous the first time it happened cause I thought it was erasing my saves. *chuckle* But once I got rid of all the excess autosaving and just did it myself i've noticed I haven't had to do that. I haven't run into any game breaking bugs on the xbox thankfully. Most of them have been charming bethesda boques of oopsie daisies which they're known for. Like bears hanging in the air around a tree like fruit to be shot down for xp and crafting resources. Or pack Brahmin falling from the sky to where they were supposed to be traveling on the ground and taking out a verti-bird. And sure Bethesda could have made my connection to the story a lot deeper by making me feel connected to my family with a simple opener like the movie up and heck, maybe even include some proper tutorials for their more obscure crafting and settlement features. But honestly the fan base has been fantastic about helping each-other online with this game so i've never had a problem a google/youtube search couldn't solve. Story - Excellent Gameplay - Excellent Replayability - Excellent Overall 8/10 but only because I think Bethesda could have done better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Just don't really see the appeal.

    Posted
    Odifc21
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    *disclaimer* MY personal thoughts and opinions, just mine. For years I've been hearing from friends and family how great the world of Fallout was. The months leading up to the release of this game were no different. Everybody told me I had to try this game. I finally decided to do so. After about 10 hours of playing the game, I'm certainly impressed, just not blown away. Graphically the game is beautiful and I like the game mechanics. The challenge is good, although a bit frustrating for me because I was brought up on jrpgs. (Yes I changed the difficulty.) Dealing with your inventory and managing quests is also a pleasant experience. But therein lies the problem for me. I don't find the quests interesting in the least bit and I feel like there are just way too many useless items. I understand that most games nowadays are like that, I guess I just found Skyrim and Far Cry much more interesting. Speaking of Far Cry, that game blows this one of the water when it comes to fun. I realize they're completely different games, but still. Again though, that's just my opinion. I keep hearing about all the action and excitement this game offers, but it feels incredibly slow to me. If anyone reading this can tell me how to make my experience more enjoyable, that would be great. I'm definitely open to suggestions. Another thing I've been considering is, maybe I'm just not a Fallout kinda guy. So please anyone, feel free to insult me for this review; or here's a thought, tell me what I'm missing.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Tourist RPG no more, go rebuild the wasteland!

    Posted
    HugeBullfrog
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    Fallout 3 and Fallout:NV are equally my two favorite RPGs of all time. Fallout 4 has to live up to not only its stalwart predecessors but also the enormous hype Bethesda put out before the game was released. The game is awesome, but not perfect. As with many RPGs it takes at least a few hours before things really get interesting. Don't let some of the reviews out there and a few of the game's hiccups prevent you from getting into it. Yes. There are SOME glitches (people are making it sound like the game is littered with glitches and low frame rates etc) yes there's a few annoying glitches but it's not game breaking. Yes. A few traditional elements of previous Fallout games have been "oversimplified/streamlined" (skills, voiced protagonist, repair etc) but BUT there are so many better and more interesting things to fill you time with - namely the enormous crafting system. You literally build guns up from a basic shell of a gun that barely works into something unique, powerful, and awesome. The settlements building is truly outstanding. When you compare F4 to F3 and F:NV this is probably the biggest single improvement. Something that was sorely lacking in previous titles. Not only do you build it but you also build up defenses and a militia to defend it. Truly impressive. I feel so much more connected to this game world than so many other RPGs. If you aren't playing this game you are hugely missing out! Go getting and start rebuilding the wasteland fellow wanderer!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

    Posted
    Dipial
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    It's hard to believe I just said that, but there it is. Skyrim was inarguably one of the very best games of last generation, and I think Fallout 4 has topped it handily. That said, if you didn't like Skyrim or Fallout 3, you probably won't like this either. Also you are a terrible person. So yes, this game is amazing and as far as I'm concerned has lived up to the hype. But here's the thing: it didn't immediately suck me into its world the way Skyrim did. For me it wasn't until around 20 hours in that I started wanting to live in this world, but that's probably my own fault because that's when I really started working on the main questline. Up until that point I was basically doing relatively mundane side missions, building up my base, and tweaking my weapons. "This is pretty fun," I was thinking, "but where is that Bethesda magic?" Well yeah, me, it's down the main path. Duh. Bethesda magic in spades. Or some other card suit even better than spades. Not only is there a mindf*** post-apocalyptic cyberpunk neo-noir story that unfolds, but as you pick up missions from the various NPC's in the settlements you pass through, their stories and motivations tie into the plot in deep and convincing ways that make this virtual world spring believably to life. And I know at level 19 I'm still only scratching the surface. I played for 12 hours yesterday, and couldn't wait to wake up and do it again today.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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