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Fallout 76 - Windows

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Rating 3.4 out of 5 stars with 175 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun game, misleading product description.

    Posted
    FalloutFanatic
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    So far the game is fun, at least from what I gathered from the B.E.T.A. As a rule, I hate MMO games and this one wins the lottery when it comes to MMO. I actually had fun and I don't feel overcrowded with players thanks to the world features. I do think there is a lot of work to be done yet but I am excited to see it happen. There is no requirement to play with others and, in fact, you can get perks that actually buff you when you adventure alone. The product itself is misleading. The steelcase that came free with pre-orders, which has a separate product listing, is just the steelcase. I did not receive any artwork or materials other than what is printed on the case. The game itself isn't physical despite saying so. What the difference is, is that if you buy the physical copy, you get a nifty case with a pretty picture and inside some Bethesda advertisements with a piece of cardboard in the shape of a disc that has your product key. Let me be clear - if you were thinking about playing this without the Bethesda.net Launcher, you might as well have never considered it. Even with a physical copy, all updates and extra features will be unlocked via the launcher. Still, it is disappointing that the physical aspect of this purchase was so misleading. Not sure how one would "return up to February 11. 2019" if a product key is already used, but I'm in talks with Best Buy on seeing what is true and what isn't and will happily update this review. TL;DR: You still have to download the initial game which is about 60GB, and this does not come with a disc. The Steelcase that is sold separately now is nice but does not come with anything besides the case itself. It would be easier to buy a digital key for the game instead of the "physical" copy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Different from previous Fallout games

    Posted
    MrFlibble
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    I have been playing Fallout back since the original game, trying to find a Water Chip for Vault 13. While the changes in each game come with some good and bad features, the changes to this game are VERY different in feel. The game has some amazing environmental renderings and the creatures are pretty impressive. I am NOT fond of the constant need for food/water. I feel it takes up far too much time gathering materials and then only having a limited time before they 'spoil'. I would estimate anywhere from 25-50% of the game time I have is dedicated to getting 'fresh' supplies. There are no living NPC's in the game (or at least, none that I have found and have not heard of any from other people's posts), so it has a pretty lonely feel to it despite having other gamers on the server, albeit usually pretty spread out. I have only grouped up once so far, and it went well. We got the mission accomplished, no bad feelings between group members, and the combat was fun. I have only been attacked once, of course by someone 8 levels over me, and while I was on a resource gathering run. So I didn't fight back, made it to a stash drop so I wouldn't lose any resources, and just stood there waiting for him to finish me off. Hopefully to make it as boring as possible and without any reward. Player got a bounty on him for his efforts. Admittedly, I am much more of a PvE gamer than a PvP. So take all that I've said with that in mind.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good addition to Fallout Universe

    Posted
    James
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    So let me start with - aware there is massive controversy around this game. Lots of people are saying its buggy (to the point of unplayable), lack of NPC's, and empty feeling with no soul, lack of factions and morale stake in the universe. There are some valid points there, but this game is not so awful as people online are throwing child like temper tantrums about. Here's what i'll say about this game. Did you enjoy playing Fallout 3, Fallout NV, or Fallout 4, and ever want to play it with your friends in the same space? Then you'll like this game. If you're looking for Fallout 5 - where you play by yourself in an intricate world that only you can experience, then no, you're going to be disapointed. The game is fine. Align your expectations accordingly as per above and you'll be good to go. There are plenty of quests, content, and things to do/interact with. The game is as populated with interesting locations and quests as any of the other fallout games. The only real difference is that this game is more like playing WoW or other MMO's, where your decisions don't have a tangible impact on the overall game because its more like an MMO, everything resets (as it does in WoW), 20 mins after you finish an area. Thus my point, don't expect fallout 5. Expect Multiplayer Fallout 4, that's more like an MMO.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The game meets most my expectations

    Posted
    JohnMatrix
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    I did not buy the physical copy because it doesn't make sense to do so in 2018. I haven't installed a PC game via disc in years so this is a very minor complaint others have. Almost all AAA games are digital copy now a days. Even though the game feels rushed it still feels like a fallout game and I enjoy it for the most part so far. It has lore and a story but you can just explore and play with your friends if that's not your thing. My biggest gripe is trying to do missions with friends doesn't seem feasible since everyone seems to play at a different pace. I find me and my friends spread out in the wastes working on different tasks and different levels, but the upside is sharing loot/equipment and fast traveling when your friend is in desperate need of your help. The other biggest complaint is the stash limit but should be increased soon. Like any other Bethesda game it is riddled with bugs that will take some time to patch which I have good faith they are working on it. I hope in time they will add some features and address a lot of the complaints the community has. I definitely don't think it's as terrible as some people make it out to be and I've been a fan of the series since Interplay introduced it in 1997

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    BROKEN and getting worse. Do NOT buy this game

    Posted
    FalloutFan62
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    DO NOT BUY THIS GAME I am a long-time Fallout fan and have thousands of play hours in FO3, New Vegas, FO4, etc. Fallout 76 is not like previous versions of Fallout. It is too buggy to play. It crashes constantly and has hundreds of in game bugs that cause loss of quest progress, weapons, materials, armor, etc. It is boring. It is grindy. It is a rehash of old game assets from other Fallout games and even has stuff lifted from Skyrim – but not in a good way. It appears that the only reason it exists is to promote micro transactions and to squeeze dollars from old game code. Like I said, I am a long time Fallout player and fan. If this game had merit, but just needed bug fixes, I would say so. Every time they release a “fix”, they only make it worse. Don’t take my word for it. Check reddit, twitter, and youtube before you buy. You have been warned. Would I recommend this to a friend? I wouldn’t recommend it to an enemy!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Flawed but fun game

    Posted
    Azakain
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    I've played and beat the previous Fallout games (3, New Vegas, 4) and coming into this game I knew the lack of true NPCs would make for a different game experience and that is certainly the case. The graphics are a bit better than Fallout 4 but not as good as some other recent releases. The game systems will be familiar to Fallout players, although the way Perks have been changed is both a positive and negative for me. The lack of NPCs and traditional quests and storylines can make the world feel a bit empty at times. Interaction with other players is limited to voice chat only, even on PC because let's face it, they limit initial features to match the console version. They are slowly fixing up the game with patches and listening to some feedback on game systems so it is improving. The planned addition of private servers later on and potential mod support could provide more longevity to the game and open up new ways to enjoy the game. Overall good game, but if you think you'll miss the NPCs, faction quests and the like, you may want to hold off and keep an eye on how the game evolves over time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Let's Actually Review the Game Itself

    Posted
    MasterEL
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    I'm dissappointed in reviewers not even reviewing the game. I did some research, and it was already known that the PC copy would require the Bethesda launcher and would not have a physical disc as it would be too large to fit anyway, and most people don't have a blu-ray drive. Anyway, this game is great, especialy with friends. The mechanics are similar to Fallout 4, but it would be unfair to compare it to Fallout 4, as this was made for online play. I think they've done a great job, and the building mechanics are wonderful. Everything seems more balanced, and I have yet to see any cheating online. Overall, I think they've done their best with this game. I remember how many people were dissappointed that FO4 didn't have any Co-Op. This is a great solution. The only legitimate widespread issue is that you need a constant internet connection, there is no offline mode. Also while online, there is little to no risk of PVP unless you wish to engage with someone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good alone, better with friends

    Posted
    Sebastian
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    I usually enjoy single player games due to limited time and lack of gaming friends. I have always enjoyed the fallout series, so I decided to give this one a try. As my first online multiplayer game, it was definitely a different experience for me. I typically just avoided or ignored other players. Even so, there were some fun experiences to be had as another player helped me complete a challenge and then we went our separate ways. You can play this game alone. When playing alone, it's a more desolate and empty wasteland than previous fallout games, which is interesting given how colorful and beautiful the scenery is. I actually prefer it. Fallout 4 felt a little too crowded to me as competing factions had bases within sight of each other and it made the idea of traveling merchants seem far-fetched. Worth the purchase for me, had a lot of fun, but due to the stash size limitation, I can't see myself playing this game for nearly as long as Fallout 4.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great potential, but wait for updates

    Posted
    Ender
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    I pre-ordered this game, and on launch day, it was nearly unplayable. No FPS Counter to see how my system was handling the game, tons of crashes, bugs, glitches, and a really toxic multiplayer experience. There doesn't seem to be any sort of moderation or reporting system, the friend system is hit or miss if you can play with a buddy, the amount of items you're required to gather vs what you can carry is laughable, and the combat itself is brief, either you slaughter your foe, or they slaughter you. It's never a several minute battle, just a few second panic. And heaven forbid the enemy emits some form of visual effect that your system hasn't loaded, or else you're lagged until death do you depart. The Power Armor edition? Supposed to come with a Canvas bag. Came with Nylon instead. Speaks volumes to me about the value they place in their customers, and delivering on their promise.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not what I ordered

    Posted
    Kurze
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    Game is probably great. Can't wait to find out. Will let you know in a few days when it is done downloading. There are plenty of places to write and read reviews of the game itself. This is a review of the actual product as described in the listing on this page. Ordered a physical copy to hopefully offset some of the initial download time by installing from disc, and avoid the bandwidth cap and overage fees imposed by my ISP. Instead got a digital code in a box. If I wanted a digital code I would have ordered it that way and been able to start my download days ago (instead of when my code-in-a-box arrived 2 days late).

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Average game is average

    Posted
    Bldt
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    If you are interested enough to look at the written reviews on this site, then I'm guessing you're interested enough to look at some of the professional reviews out there. So will be no surprise to hear me say that this game has problems . There's glitches aplenty, and a fairly shallow amount of game play. Buuuuut, Bethesda seems committed to this game at least for the next calendar year, and games like Destiny and the Division have shown that over time, a lackluster game can be made good to great by a publisher who is committed to improvement, and listening to player feedback. I guess I'm saying, it's an average (and at an MSRP of 59.99, overpriced) game right this moment. But check back 6 months from now, and this could be a really special game.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Rushed, untested, cash grab

    Posted
    Garland
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    If you've been following this game, you will have no doubt seen all the controversy behind it. They're all true. This a rush product that wasn't tested and if they did test it, it was done by incompetent testers who has never gamed in their life. Fallout 76 is Fallout 4, but without the unpaid, player mods that fixes all the issues that has existed since the release of Fallout 4. It also requires you to play online, on Bethesda's servers, that will constantly disconnect you, making you lose progress. Bethesda has a lot of work to do if they want to fix the game, but knowing their reputation with previous games, I doubt we'll see any meaningful fixes any time soon.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun but a lot of bugs

    Posted
    Edge
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    I bought the game thinking that there would be an actual disc but there was just a card board disc. The cardboard disc had the CD Key on it that you could use to download the game. I'm old school and prefer to have a hard copy. It took me about 3 to 4 hours to download the game which took up a third of my monthly data use. If I new that I would just have to download it I would have saved the gas I used to go to the store to buy the game. I've played it now for about two weeks. I like the game. I don't think it's as bad as what the reviews have been. Sure there are some glitches in the game but I still enjoy it. I do think that it shouldn't have been as much since they new there were glitches in the game. But still, overall, I'm glad I bought it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A good effort for Bathesda

    Posted
    Buzzsaw50
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    I have been playing the first online Fallout game after playing first player on the last 4 Fallout games. Yes, the game has issues, but Bathesda is doing a good job addressing them. Bathesda has already done 2 patches and fixed a lot of issues. I have played single player (yes you can) and on a team. The game for the most part has played smoothly..although some servers have a kind of "stutter" in the framerate from time to time.The visuals are really good and the actual procedures you use in this game are slightly different from the previous Fallout games... Stashbox has a limit.. ammo has weight etc. oh and watch out for things coming to attack you while you are in your camp making repairs or cooking.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    think about the elder scroll online but worst

    Posted
    D4rk
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    Fallout 76 did the same approach as once the elder scroll did few years ago, no one asked for it but here we are, they deliver a game that feels in alpha stage, mixed ideas, and no content, really we could think about this as a game mode, I can't recommend this game in this state is more annoying than joy to play, you might find yourself wandering the first minutes something is gonna come up, sadly that's not the case. I feel bad for this serie, they are asking as much as a full fallout experience without put any effort, bugs are proof of that. I'll make you a favor forget about multiplayer or coop this game is nothing like fallout 4 if you haven't play fallout 4 that's the game you should get.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Trash AAA survival title - Early Access Only!

    Posted
    Joker
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    What a complete waste of money. I've spent way less money on way better games. So many bugs and this is AAA studio? Are you kidding me? The game basically has a legal map hack that shows your location ALL the time? PvP? Who are these developers? Who thought that was a good idea? In literally no PvP game I've ever played does it show your location nor does it show camps on map. What a gigantic let down and I wish I could get my money back because I'd refund this steamy pile of garbage.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Buggy, released too early.

    Posted
    Mark
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    First time trying out a game from the fallout franchise because I heard nothing but good things about the previous games. I have a high end PC that runs into a lot of issues running Fallout 76. I don't know if that's attributed to the horrible optimization or if the game is just that buggy. My screen will randomly go black at times in certain areas and I have to blindly navigate for a few seconds before it returns to normal. I can appreciate that the issues are at least being recognized by the developer, but my biggest gripe is them refusing refunds in lieu of all the problems that are present.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not as horrible as everyone says

    Posted
    Allstar3339
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    Ok, so I am going to preface this as there are a lot of technical issues that Bethesda needs to work out, which they have been working on since launch. If you are a fan of the game style of Fallout, I have found that it is very similar to it, of course not exactly the same, as this is more meant to be in that field of having people also around with you. What I compare this to is if Fallout 4 had an online mode, but took out all the npcs for the most part. I feel like the game will potentially get better, as they are striving to make it better, but only time will tell.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    For the Best Fans Only

    Posted
    Phil
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    I feel that this game was made for a very specific segment of the Fallout fans and not for a broader audience. It was far to rough compared to the more polished online multiplayer games I've tried. Perhaps Bethesda needs more time to make it right and their inexperience with online gaming is very telling. Too many exploits, bugs, and lack of content beyond RNG loot on the PC side. The fact the community had to step up for things the game doesn't provision is telling. I say wait for the first major expansion to see how things have come along.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Fancy Case No Game

    Posted
    FlikViktor
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    Been waiting for this day to come for the last few weeks since I got the Beta access, was really enjoying the game that I played. Woke up this morning and got the game in my mailbox, brought the package inside (still sealing) sat down in front of my PC and opened it up, the case is a nice steel casing, then I opened it up and well, it was empty. No game, no map, nothing at all a completely empty case. To top it off my local best buy doesn't have the game in stock, so I can't just go locally to exchange the game I have to wait for a reship.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend