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Fallout 76 Tricentennial Edition - Windows

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Rating 3.4 out of 5 stars with 80 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, But Needs Work

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    NateZ
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    So, I'll start by saying that, overall, I have been enjoying playing Fallout 76. The world in which the game takes place has been very well done, with a lot of attention paid to the little details, and some very interesting structures to explore. And exploring is fun -- if not dangerous at times, depending on your current character level -- with plenty to discover. Add in the ability to put up C.A.M.P.s, which has been a lifesaver at times and adds an interesting capability to the game to repair/craft weapons or armor or materials ... or just relax during all the chaos (and get a stat perk for "sleeping" for 15 secs) instead of having to search for the crafting benches as before. Now, you will die and respawn points aren't always near where you got capped, since it depends on what places you have discovered nearby. But, a marker will be placed on the map showing where you bought the big one. Just realize that your junk items will end up in what looks like a paper lunch bag at that spot, and you better get there and pick up your items before another character does. My friends and I call this, "respecting the bag," so we don't loot each others stuff if one of us dies, but the rest of the players could care less. You've been warned. Now, as with most games that are published a bit prematurely due to a hard release date, Fallout 76 has some minor bugs that need work: - I have experienced some issues in-game with lag, and timing out. This is definitely server-related, and if you do get booted from the game and have to login to a different server, expect to go back in time a bit, to the last point the game, or rather the server, saved you. - If you want to play with multiple friends, sometimes the servers are full and you'll just have to wait on the queue or convince them to try another server as well. It appears as though the total capacity for each server is capped at around 20 or so. I can't say for certain; I can only go by how many other players I see on the game world map. - Sometimes I have gotten stuck on terrain in the game. So far the only "fix" is to log out and back in, which is a bit of a hassle, as the last time I had to do so it cost me the set of power armor I'd just found. Aggravating and annoying, but not the end of the world (pun intended). - There is a main series of quests intended to make the game "move forward" for lack of a better term, as you level. Around level 23, I reached a point where the next main quest put me in territory with enemies that are twice my level and higher. Why, Bethesda, why? It presents a bit of a challenge, I suppose, but it's also a letdown, as it forces you to go do side quests for awhile to level up. Or maybe I'm just doing to the main quests too quickly? - There is a limit to how much your character can carry on them before becoming encumbered. Anyone who has played the Fallout series recently is aware of this. In this version of Fallout, you have a mobile C.A.M.P. that you can put up, which gives you access to weapons, armor, and other crafting benches and a "stash." When the game released the "stash" was limited to 400 lbs. A recent update increased that to 600. Still not enough. If you play the game, this will become the bane of your existence, as you need a lot of stuff to craft other, well, stuff. - Plans. The other bane of your existence. There are a lot of things you can build at your C.A.M.P. or the various crafting benches you find along the way. You'll quickly find that you'll outpace your abilities to craft items that are level appropriate to your character because you don't have the plans to build them. Simply acquiring the items and then dismantling them for parts won't get you the plans either (although once you can build an item, dismantling other same items will start teaching you different mods for that item). Anyway, finding plans has become my main focus at times, along with the specific resources needed to fix things like armor and weapons, which WERE often scarce at times. I think Bethesda is hearing the complaints, because lately I've been finding repair resources at a much better rate. - Moving and placing your C.A.M.P. at a new location is all too often a fail on Bethesda's part, however. First, it cost an increasing amount of CAPS to move your camp (may be distant dependent from where your C.A.M.P. was last placed; not sure) and second, more often than not, I find the terrain won't allow me to set my structure (my "base" for lack of a better term) down after I've moved the C.A.M.P. The building will glow red as you try to set it down on the ground, and green if the game likes where you're trying to set it. Having said that, today's patch (12/11) is supposed to introduce a new "Bulldozer" ability: "This is a new C.A.M.P. feature that will allow you to remove small trees, rocks, and other obstructions so it's easier to create and place your C.A.M.P. when and where you want." We'll see. - Occasionally you will find mods for your armor or weapons, in what looks like a small, rectangular crate. So far ... I haven't been able to use any of them to "modify" my armor or weapons. Part of this is probably my fault for not scouring the Internet for the "How-to" page or video, but it should've been much easier than it is. Every time I try to modify a weapon, for example, it says I can't, without really stating "why." A friend mentioned that it has something to do with not having the appropriate perk card to do the mod, but I'm maxed out on Gunsmithing and still can't. Grrr. - I'm not sure the "Tricentennial Edition" is worth the extra money. In fact, I'm positive it's not. Some of the effects I thought I was getting for the extra money have been either non-existent, or I never use them because they're just not special. So, just buy the normal edition. Those things aside, Fallout 76 has been enjoyable and what's not to like about exploring a post-apocalyptic Appalachia with your closest friends? Sounds like a lot of complaints, but I am sure that, as the game rolls along, Bethesda will continue to address these issues as they have been so far. In the meantime, I'll continue to level up and have fun, as none of these are deal-breakers for me. So, grab your Pip Boy and get in game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing in almost every way.

    Posted
    TheLoneWanderer
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    I wanted to love this game. I've sank thousands of hours into Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, and Fallout 4. I pre-ordered and played in the B.E.T.A., gave Bethesda the benefit of the doubt on fixing the bugs in the B.E.T.A. and played again after launch. The appearance of Fallout is here, the feel when you are wandering through ruined buildings and listening to old holotapes is almost the same as it ever was, but that is as far as the fun goes. Interactions with players are rare and feel pointless, there are no living human NPCs, which leaves the story feeling hollow and robbing the quests of any sense of urgency or emotional incentive. The rampant lore retcons for no apparent reason make this game feel like it is an elaborate worldspace mod for Fallout 4 made by somebody who doesn't care about lore consistency and who doesn't know how to add NPCs. The advancement system is interesting, but doesn't feel like Fallout anymore. When they dropped the skills for Fallout 4, it was a big departure from the traditional SPECIAL system that formed the heart of character creation, but Fallout 76 goes even further with those changes in a way that just feels "meh." The game is also a technological mess. No push to talk feature completely kills human interaction on PC and the classic pip-boy inventory system that we all love for a single player methodical experience simply doesn't work well for an always on multiplayer game. VATS, which has long been my favorite feature in Fallout is simply terrible in 76. All in all, the game just isn't fun the way previous titles in the franchise were, with pointless quests, inconsistent lore, bad storytelling, ludicrously expensive microtransactions (although they are completely optional), and a hard loot stash limit that kills the only remaining fun gameplay loop, this game should be a hard pass for all but the most dedicated fans of Fallout who also don't mind playing always online.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Crawl Out Through The Fallout With Me!

    Posted
    Pufffreex
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    I have played a little under 20 Hours of the B.E.T.A. and I instantly fell in love with this game. I was very skeptical at first that this game wouldn't be for me and I am pleased to be proven wrong. This game is all online and is basically Fallout with friends. I even made some new friends while exploring the wasteland and ran into some interesting people. The game does have NPCs just not human or raider. This entry into the Fallout series is definitely different but do not judge it by being a online game with survival aspects and no human NPCs. This game is definitely worth a try and I myself have only ran into one person who killed me and it turned into a battle. The only thing you lose is some caps which are fairly easy to come by especially from killing Super Mutants., and also your scraps and junk. Honestly my favorite moment has been running into a random person playing guitar, my friend and I joined in and started playing the banjo and drums. Was a great time and all I can really say to wrap up this review is " Crawl Out Through The Fallout With Me!"

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Given it's lineage, is terribly disappointing

    Posted
    PopulationUnit
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    This...this was unexpected. I knew this entry into the Fallout series was going to be online only, no npc's. Fine. Not being into PVP, I eyed with serious trepidation their 'well, you can always leave the area' non-solution to griefers. Little did I know the population limit on each server is so low, it's an absolute non-issue. You are exploring a true post-apocalyptic world - It's almost completely empty. The base of a game is here, but it seems a certain bet that they are planning on A LOT of content being sold via dlc, which makes the non-existent Season Pass weird. If you weren't one of the pre-orders, then I cannot recommend enough waiting until they've added much more dlc and release the ineviatable 'Game of the Year' edition. PS: for the love of all that is good evil or neutral, avoid the Tricentennial edition like the plague. It's the most empty useless 'pay us extra money!' pack-in I've ever seen.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Expensive Metal Case for a sub par game

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    Fedexsped
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    I wanted to purchase this version of the game as a digital download but it required me to buy a physical copy. The metal case came as a separate shipment. It was completely empty and the first case was a normal plastic one with a printed digital download code and the code for the extra stuff. Was a major waste of $20 for a metal case. I ended up having to download the game anyways. Wish I i would have just saved my money and not purchased the game at all. On to the game. This is one of the worst and boring fallouts I have ever played. All of the other fallouts had NPCs and a story line they was like reading a book. You gained good and bad feelings for characters and it drove your decisions and game play. This feels like a post nuclear WOW or ESO without the NPCs. Just grind to get stuff and walk a wasteland by yourself. The 2 stars is just for how good the graphics are not for game play.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good game but a little glitchy

    Posted
    Quantum
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    I have been a huge Fallout fan since the release of Fallout 3, so I was very excited to get Fallout 76. Game play is nearly identical to that of Fallout 4 with a larger map and new creatures joining the familiar cast. Unlike previous versions, there are no face-to-face human interactions in the story line with the exception of other online players. The online multiple player part of the game is the most problematic. There is often a time lag, and the server seems to loose contact and drop the game every hour or two, which is frustrating. Communication between online players is not intuitive either. With some patches to fix flaws in the online game play, this could be a very good game. If you are already a Fallout fan, I recommend this game. If you are just looking for something fun to play, you may want to wait for the price to drop and new patches to fix the bugs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Purchase, Some bugs

    Posted
    Gabe
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    Despite the negativity that Fallout 76 has received from critics, I would personally say it has been one of my top gaming purchases. It includes many features that fans have been requesting for many years, especially the multiplayer capabilities. At launch there were several bugs that made the game frustrating at times, Bethesda has done a superb job at getting on top of them and provinding a top expierence for fallout fans. No human NPCs are present in the game and some locations are sealed off, but with time the developers plan on releasing countless DLCs for free to engage the expierence and prevent any repetitiveness from occurring. The tricentennial version provides some fun skins and outfits that are not a necessity but are fun to use while journeying the Appalachia. For anyone on the edge of buying this game I would definitely recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It has... Arrived

    Posted
    Kazagath
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    Awesome game, been tracking it since the announcement at E3. Pros: Feels like fallout but with online play. Has enough room for expansion, dlc, additional content. Replay value is high Cons: none to be menionted at this time Overall review, the game is Bethesda trying something different with an iconic series. The game is great and they are working on ironing kinks out that disrupt the online aspect. We always expect issues on release of new games, that's why patches are great. If you have played any other fallout game, you know there are hilarious bugs, like invunerable radroaches in trashcans. If you don't believe me look it up. Super fun to group up with friends, nuke camps, quest, slay giant monsters, two thumbs up. A+ bethesda.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Maybe not worth the extra $20

    Posted
    MrFlibble
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    This review is only to rate the extra features with the Tricentennial edition, not the game itself. The bonus features are a nice touch to the game, but what isn't written on the package is anything you modify with the paint schemes (such as on a weapon), you can no longer sell that item to a vendor. Nor can you drop it anywhere but your own stash. It will be destroyed if dropped from inventory. I haven't had the chance to try to trade with another gamer that does NOT have this edition to see if they can get these modified/unique items. So, while fun and somewhat creative add-ons, probably not worth the extra $20 for a few paint schemes, posters and an emote.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good game, but needs some fixes by Bethseda

    Posted
    sexyartist1979
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    Just like any other Fallout fan would say and played it for a while. needs some updates from Bethseda to fix normal glitches with any new release of the game. should be better once Bethseda fixes them. What I didn't like is that instead of a disc, you get decorated paper in the shape of a disc with a code for pc version. Not everyone has good internet access to download that huge file and some gamers like having the actual disc with their game. I ended up returning the pc version and purchase the PS4 version so I can have an actual disc. even though I prefer the pc version of most games. For those reasons I only giving it 3 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    In spite of rocky start..

    Posted
    No5moking
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    Basically this game was released too early and without a proper beta. If you ignore all the negative press and just judge the game on its own, it's a fairly decent game. Yes it has it's problems, but it's still a fun game, and even more fun when you play with friends. If you enjoyed Fallout 4, this is basically the same game with another story line and Multiplayer. However, if you expect to play a perfect game.. maybe give it another couple months before buying it. Only giving it 3 stars because of releasing it before it was ready and it's current state of play.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it

    Posted
    Greg
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    The game itself would be 2 stars, but reviewing this edition. First, I pre-ordered in June and never received the beta code (yes, I was checking my spam folder). I opened a ticket and they said it would arrive in 24 hours--it never arrived, so I missed the beta. As for this edition, the case is pointless, and in game items were disapointing. As for the game itself, it might improve, but as it stands, I got bored with it after a couple of weeks. This game did make me want to play FO4 again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fallout 4 but online

    Posted
    DemonSam
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    I have not had a chance to put much time into the game yet. The time i have played has been on par with fallout 4 gameplay. The big downside is that I like Online games for the PvP aspect but it has fallen short for Fallout 76. There is no open PvP, more like a duel. If one person attempts to engage with another, the second person must engage back before you can do any damage. No way to really snip or ambush another player takes a large aspect of the online play away.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    It is just a download code!

    Posted
    Aydan
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    The reason why I bought this version because I thought it is a physical copy of Fallout 76, and I like to keep a disk for this game. BUT, it is just a download code instead........... And they send me a steel book case when they aren't even giving me a disc........ It is pretty funny...... What is the purpose of waiting a few days for a piece of paper instead of just buying a code online?

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Anything is fun with friends.

    Posted
    SaltPuddle
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    Hearing all the back lash on this game, some friends and I decided to go out and buy it to meme it up. The game isn't too awful, but it definitely has it's issues that aren't untrue if you've heard about it. That being said, you can make your own fun with it and it's still enjoyable to play. I'm sure down the line, the game will have fixes and will be at least worth it to play if you are a fan of the series.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Hold Off Until Fixed

    Posted
    Niko
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    Bugs in Bethesda games are not new, they've been expected even, but it's ridiculous now. The game is unfinished, there are 50gb patches day 1 and it is still broken. It's worse than any previous fallout release. Honestly, from one gamer to another, hold off until at least a year when the game should've been released for them to get their house in order. It's near unplayable.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy this game

    Posted
    tertyl
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    Broken, buggy, and dull are the best things that I can say about this game after about 20 hours of play. Honestly you are better off playing Mindcraft as most of your time is spent managing your inventory and trying to find junk to get through to the next day. This is a survival game more than anything. Wait 60 more days and the game will be available via Steam for $20.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great game

    Posted
    gamingunderscoreogre
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    While this is a 5 star game, it was released to early. This is the first online game without any chat at all. My mic does not work yet and there is no push-to-talk button at all! I have lost junk and the stuff you build with it many times between log-ins. My recommendation is wait 3-6 months and pick this game up on sale. I hope by then the problems will be corrected.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Alright, but should be better

    Posted
    Jepoman
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    I am a huge Fallout Fan have been since the Original. I found this to be an ok game so far. I enjoy the premise of the game, but the glitches and bugs make it hard to play. If you enjoy open world games you can explore you will like this, if you want to do so with friends even better. I would wait to purchase this game until they fix the stability issues.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    The fallout of fallout games

    Posted
    DebbieDoAnything
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    This game was 100 percent what i expected it to be. but until bugs made progression unable to happen and then crashed my game i was pretty done. I got this for my PC. i have a high end build so it sucks to see that they are the same engine and all and even with lower settings it runs very poorly. cmon bethesda, you're looking real EA right now

    I would recommend this to a friend