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Fallout 4 - PlayStation 4

Model: 12345SKU: 6786201

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 4584 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Simply fantastic

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    ZDawg
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    My only real issue with the game is that it doesn't feel like the dialogue choices really have much impact on how things turn out compared to previous games.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fallout 4 is great

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    Saladczar
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    This game is great over all. The dialogue is a bit weak, but the game play and story is classic Fallout.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great, but typical Fallout experience

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    Smotman
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    If you have played a Fallout game before, you know what you are getting into. The world feels more dense with more things to do, but after playing the Witcher 3, the game dialogue and voice acting feels forced and unnatural. The game also becomes a little grindy over time, but it's always a good time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Eh...

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    Hitmonaustin
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    This was my first Fallout game, and I had trouble getting into it. I think the dialogue is extremely cheesy, and it's a lot of gunplay that gets repetitive quickly. The customization is excellent, however.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    hungry for more

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    airchrysalis
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    I lost an entire week to this game and I wish it were more. Dialogue options were kind of weak compared to previous Fallouts. Have fun out there in the wasteland, Wanderers!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    A stripped down RPG experience compared to F3

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    SlightlyJaded23
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    I was extremely disappointed to find out that Bethesda stripped away skills and rolled some of them into the perk system. Because there are no longer skills, you don't have dialog skill checks anymore (for example having a Guns or Explosives option in a conversation). There are a few charisma/speech checks but that is it, so now conversations are drastically more linear and quest objectives are also more linear than in Fallout 3 and New Vegas. Speaking of the dialog system, besides having no skill checks they also dumbed down the way the actual system is handled. Now you get 4 options, similar to Bioware's recent games, and they are all presented in short summaries of what your character will say. Also many times you don't actually have 4 choices (which even if it had 4, would be terrible compared to the previous games and the amount of options you had), you will find that at least 2 of your "choices" will end up in your character saying or doing the same thing. It's by far the worst dialog system I've ever seen in my 30 years of playing RPGs. Then there are the bugs. Personally I'ven't run into any serious ones yet, but the framerate on the PS4 version is pretty awful and among the worst I've seen on the console to date. It's not uncommon to see the game dip into the 15fps range during decent sized firefights How any of that affects you though is up to your individual tolerance level. I don't think it's unplayable but some might feel that way.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not perfect, but nearly

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    Tony
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    Excellent gameplay. Love the new power armor, crafting/upgrading system, and perk system. Exploration and level detail is just as awesome as one expects from Bethesda. My only gripe is the dialogue wheel really. But that's really not a big deal in the grand scheme.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Cool but over and underwhelming

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    Pyew
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    Never played any of the other FO games before but I had heard they were good so I picked up fo4. I was very overwhelmed by how extensive it was. So much to do. Which is good I guess. I don't really like the dialog options, they don't really have any consequences. Also I find the green indicators, while on a quest, are kinda hard to follow and it ends up with what should be a simple task taking forever.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Glorified shooter

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    Potatoherder
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    Role playing has taken a significant backseat in this entry to the series. Dialogue options are largely meaningless and lead to the same conclusions. Role playing has essentially devolved into choosing whether or not to do a particular quest for a particular person/group. Combat is considerably better than Fallout 3 or New Vegas. Therefore if you're looking for a fun shooter with a little more depth than usual, this is a good buy. The role playing experience was extremely disappointing though, as a fan of New Vegas. I did not experiment with mods very much.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Fun for Beginner to Fallout Series

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    kwu23x
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    I'm new to Fallout series but Fallout 4 looked pretty sick since it was revealed. Copped it and very glad I did. Have not been able to log that many hours into it yet but the graphics are amazing and you really get the sense of the vastness of the open world. Heard dialogue and conversation options are a little weaker when compared to its predecessors. Gameplay is fun and getting a power armor suit is the best. Melee-ing is somewhat slow to me compared to FPS games like CoD and like. The soundtrack is pretty good from what I've heard so far. Can't wait to really get into the settlements and crafting portions of the game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great game

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    Connor
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    I'm going to start by saying I'm a little bias because I love the Fallout series. This Fallout has had drastic changes to its combat, making it much better. The crafting system is awesome and makes the combat even better. The story is great. More of a sci-fi story than the last. The world is beautiful and varied. My only problem with the game is the dialogue. It's missing Fallout 3's interesting and sometimes insane responses. This game is definitely worth the price considering I've sunk 60+ hours and I've barely made a dent in the main story.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Epic game for Fallout/Bethesda fans!

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    kc44135
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    This game is, in many ways, the best Fallout yet. The combat and storytelling are greatly improved over previous games, the exploration is as compelling and addicting as ever, and an awesome new crafting system adds depth to the experience. There are flaws, however. Settlement building is fun, but the tutorial and controls are poor. The conversation system is a major step back from previous Fallouts. There just aren't enough choices in dialogue, and sometimes your character doesn't say what you expect them too. The biggest problem here, though, are the bugs. This game is very buggy, with very poor performance on PS4. It's just not acceptable to me to have a game released in this state in 2015. Despite these issues, this is a great game, and well worth playing, although you might want to wait for some of the kinks to be worked out via patches before you jump in.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best games this year!

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    SomeRandomGuy
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    I own the PC version in addition to this, and if you have a decent enough PC, I'd recommend buying that version over either of the console versions. The PS4 version performs a bit better than the Xbox One version, but both have really bad frame drops in the 20s and sometimes the high teens. They're also locked at 30 frames. I was a little concerned about how Fallout 4 would turn out. Fallout New Vegas is one of my favorite games, but it's 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'sn't 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's 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

    would get a 5 if the bugs wasn't so bad should

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    DaSoyncere1
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    Is Fallout 4 a perfect game? Absolutely not. Is it fun? Definitely. Things I like: +The character customization is easy to use and ensures you can't make a truly disgusting character. +The voice overs are extremely well done. I like not reading the dialogue (note: you can turn on subtitles still) and just skipping ahead; the main character does a fantastic job and so do most supporting characters. +Looking into containers can be done in real time. You can still enter the container to loot all, but everything can be taken without going into another menu. +Weapons and armor can be modified. Most modifications will change the appearance. The modifications have significant impact. +During conversations, you can move around. By interacting again, you'll go back into the cinematic mode. +Power armor. You feel POWERFUL in that piece of equipment. They don't restrict it to "heavy" armor experts anymore ensuring everyone can use it. It's more like a vehicle than an armor. +Building settlements is fun. I've spent way too much time already. +Legendary enemies. They keep you on your toes and will offer some fantastic rewards. +Radiation Storms. Foggy, green, and lightning. +Perk system. It replaces the old skill system and allows for a wide range of customization and play styles. While not as clean as Skyrim's to navigate, I love the update here. Things I don't like: -Stiff facial animations, wooden character movement. The lips will move but the face remains stiff, creating awkward looking dialogue cinematics. -speaking of that The dialog options suck. You always got four choices and one of them is'sarcastic'. Every so often a dialog option in yellow will show up and if you got a high enough charisma, there's a cha-ching sound and you get some experience. I don't get the sense that dialog actually really matters and talking to people is a drag and is not a relaxing break in the action that I hoped it'd be. I don't think I like the third person perspective. I think it worked for Mass Effect and the older Fallout games because in that game you really need to lose yourself in the story in order to enjoy it and if you skip all the dialog stuff. I think Fallout 4 should have either gone the DA route or done away with the third person cutaways altogether because they're clunky and they seem kinda buggy at times. And they're uninteresting for the most part, but the voice acting is good. And the overall plot of trying to find your kidnapped son doesn't appeal to me, though as a sandbox game, you can kinda overlook it. I didn't finish the game, so perhaps the story becomes better later on. -Dated graphics. Some of the textures are amazing. I've ran into some really low resolution (some look straight out of Xbox/Playstation 2 generation). I've also run into an LOD (level of detail) distance rendering bug at some quarry - the textures didn't switch over and it looked like Minecraft... it also created a veneer over the actual terrain causing me to fall through the textures and have difficulty navigating. -Companions are very powerful, even on the harder settings. I play on the harder settings and I can sit back and let my companions take over 90% of fights. The only times I need to help is if there's a legendary or particularly strong enemy. -The difficulty of combat situations span a huge gulf. It can go from a pathetically easy encounter to nearly impossible one minutes later. -Bugs, bugs, bugs. I had high hopes that after 6 years they would have ironed out more of the basic, common bugs. Unfortunately I was wrong.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    An honest review - No Spoilers

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    TheRealRuffy
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    Previous Experience: 100's of hours in Fallout 3 and Fallout NV - Completed them both a few times. Playtime: A little over 3.5 hours. Cons: Same engine, the game feels the same in many regards. Graphics seem dated. A lot has changed since 2008, npc movement for example. Enemies run towards you using the most direct path, bounding on top of some obstacles instantly. It seems like some area's are a direct copy from fallout 3 (with new textures), so far that has been limited to an overpass. Settlement Crafting can be annoying if you are missing 1 unique part, with no way of knowing how to get it. There is a lot of junk you can break down, but it's tedious to do. The beginning in vault 111 isn't a very fun story and it's a little too forced, unlike Fallout 3. Minor Bugs or glitches: The only one I experienced so far is dialog subtitles, they get stuck and quit working. It's a minor annoyance really and you might not even use them (disabled by default). NPC's didn't use my selected in game name "Bob", thought it was on the list, maybe not. Neutral: Some PS4 controls aren't really intuitive, the good thing is the physical manual actually does have the default keymap in it. I've had to reference it a few times. Digital buyers I don't know about your manual. Some of the music is exactly the same from fallout 3, maybe that's good for some of you, I was looking forward to an entirely new soundtrack. Pro's Settlement building is pretty neat and pretty fun. Weapons are fun, and customization options are extreme but they depend on your skill set and salvaging abilities. No more weapon breaking in the middle of a firefight. The enemies are pretty fierce, be sure to wear your brown pants if deathclaws are around. Powerarmor is even more fun, although wearing it's limited by your fusion fuel, still its a good balance. However it does also take damage and need repairs. Shooting in general is a lot better, it does feel like a FPS if you don't use VATS for every shot, a mix of both is usually required in my experience. Lots of new ground to explore, and living just northwest of Boston myself the game hits home. The enveloping environment more than makes up for the dated graphics. Takeaway: The game is fun and adds new elements as well as fixed old annoyances. If you loved Fallout 3, you will probably enjoy Fallout 4. If you've never played Fallout or Skyrim and think you might be interested in a new RPG, I'd say this wont disappoint you if you are willing to accept graphics that seem a little dated.It's really like it's own little world, and you get the feel of it quite well. For these reasons I give it a B+

    I would recommend this to a friend