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Name: Fallout 4
Release date: November 10, 2015
Platforms: PC, XBOX ONE, PS4
Genre: RPG

Description

Fallout 4 is an RPG developed by Bethesda Studios and a spiritual successor to Fallout 3. It is set in the year 2287, in a post-apocalyptic wasteland that was once the Boston area, with the world ravaged by nuclear war. The player is playing as someone who was cryogenically frozen and wakes up after many years, finding out their son has been lost and going off to the wasteland to find him.

The game is played from a first-person perspective, with the player exploring the large, open world of the wasteland. They then get missions and quests, which are completed usually by fighting many enemies with a large variety of weapons, including machine guns, shotguns, but also more futuristic guns like laser muskets or plasma cannons. The game uses a crafting system that lets you create new, interesting combinations. The game also has a settlement building system, where you can create new buildings and areas.

Recommendation

The game received positive reviews from the critics, with many liking its open world, narrative, and the crafting system. Despite that, some fans felt that while it was a fun game, it did not live up to the previous titles from Bethesda Studios, namely Skyrim or Fallout 3.

We feel that it is still a great game for anyone with a penchant for the Fallout art style and atmosphere, as well as a very fun title that does many things very well, but none to perfection.

Metacritics Rating: 84 (PC)
Our visitor's rating: N/A
Average playtime: 40-80 h

Our recommendation

We recommend it if you love Fallout or just want a very good, sandbox-like open world RPG.

Description

Fallout 4 is an RPG developed by Bethesda Studios and a spiritual successor to Fallout 3. It is set in the year 2287, in a post-apocalyptic wasteland that was once the Boston area, with the world ravaged by nuclear war. The player is playing as someone who was cryogenically frozen and wakes up after many years, finding out their son has been lost and going off to the wasteland to find him.

The game is played from a first-person perspective, with the player exploring the large, open world of the wasteland. They then get missions and quests, which are completed usually by fighting many enemies with a large variety of weapons, including machine guns, shotguns, but also more futuristic guns like laser muskets or plasma cannons. The game uses a crafting system that lets you create new, interesting combinations. The game also has a settlement building system, where you can create new buildings and areas.

Recommendation

The game received positive reviews from the critics, with many liking its open world, narrative, and the crafting system. Despite that, some fans felt that while it was a fun game, it did not live up to the previous titles from Bethesda Studios, namely Skyrim or Fallout 3.

We feel that it is still a great game for anyone with a penchant for the Fallout art style and atmosphere, as well as a very fun title that does many things very well, but none to perfection.

FALLOUT 4 DLC LISTarrow

Note: We are only showing paid DLC at this time. Free DLCs will be added at a later date.

Major Story DLCs

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What does it add?

It adds a storyline that amounts roughly to 10-15 hours of gameplay, featuring a fishermen's' village by the sea plagued by mysterious enemies and haunted by radioactive fog. The DLC was well received, with reviewers praising its narrative while technical issues, now resolved, have been criticized.

Buy this if:

  • You are buying it included in the Season Pass anyway
  • You want to enjoy a narrative based extension to the main story and don't mind the heftier price tag

Key store price: 13.97 $
Traditional store price: 14.99 $
Metacritics Rating: 79
Release date: May 19, 2016
Trailer: YouTube

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What does it add?

It adds new content amounting to about 15-20 hours, centered around the Nuka World Theme park and its diverse areas, where you will run into puzzles and fight gangs. The DLC was largely praised for its diversity of environment and art style, while many felt the story was lacking and shallow.

Buy this if:

  • You like the theme of the Nuka World and like more exploring than narrative

Key store price: 15.01 $
Traditional store price: 11.99 $
Metacritics Rating: 74
Release date: Aug 29, 2016
Trailer: YouTube

Crafting & Settlement Building System DLCs

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What does it add?

It adds a series of quests tied to fighting killer robots and remaking them, which is an extension of the game's crafting system. Adds about 4-5 hours of gameplay. While the robots and customization are praised, the background story is said to be lacking.

Buy this if:

  • You like the idea of a slightly crazy storyline involving a madman leading an army of killer robots
  • You are interested in crafting robots

Key store price: 6.90 $
Traditional store price: 5.99 $
Metacritics Rating: 67
Release date: Mar 22, 2016
Trailer: YouTube

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What does it add?

It is essentially a settlement building upgrade, with multiple new settlement parts and the ability to capture creatures into something like an arena. Was mainly criticized for not adding much, or insignificant content.

Buy this if:

  • You are really into settlement building

Key store price: 5.73 $
Traditional store price: 2.99 $
Release date: Apr 12, 2016

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What does it add?

As with the Wasteland Workshop, this one is a settlement building upgrade. It adds the possibility of creating complicated logical mechanisms within the game's building system, with switches, electricity, and much more. It was received better than Wasteland Workshop, though still criticized for the lack of content for its price.

Buy this if:

  • You are buying it included in the Season Pass anyway
  • You are into settlement building in Fallout 4

Key store price: 9.35 $
Traditional store price: 2.99 $
Release date: Jun 21, 2016

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What does it add?

As with the other Workshop DLC, this one is also a settlement building upgrade. It adds a small questline, where the end prize is your own Vault as your building space, as well as many new items and parts. It was well received by the reviewers and is commonly thought to be the best Workshop DLC to date.

Buy this if:

  • You are buying it included in the Season Pass anyway
  • You are at least a little into settlement building

Key store price: 4.58 $
Traditional store price: 2.99 $
Release date: Jul 26, 2016
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Platforms: Classic store price: Key store price:
Standard Edition PC, XONE, PS4 14.99 $ 9.70 $
Season Pass PC, XONE, PS4 29.99 $ 17.99 $
Game of The Year Edition PC, XONE, PS4 29.99 $ 21.09 $

Edition Chart

Standard Edition Season Pass Game of The Year Edition
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Contraptions Workshop DLC white checkmark white checkmark
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Key resellers are sites that sell game keys at (usually) much lower prices than traditional retailers. They do this through a combination of ways, like selling keys that come in a bundle, that were on a sale and many other ways.

The reason why we separated them from traditional retailers is that these stores have been the subject of a divisive discussion for a long time.

The reason we include them is that you can buy keys on these sites usually for very big discounts, sometimes quite ridiculously cheap. In 99 % of cases, they will work the same as a much more expensive key would. For many people, especially people from countries with lower standards of living, this can mean big savings that have a significant impact on their life, while also playing the game and not resorting to piracy.

If you are buying on these stores, we have a few recommendations to follow:

  1. Just know there is a tiny risk. Either your purchase will fail and you will use your money, or that the key you recieved won't work. It has never happened to us or anyone we know, but it has certainly happened to a number of people on the internet. That is partly the nature of the business, partly un-consumer business practices of some of the stores. In 99.9 % of cases, the purchase will be ok, but sometimes it won't.
  2. If the price is not cheaper on key stores (it almost always is, though), then we recommend to buy from the traditional, established retailers.
  3. If it is a store with multiple sellers with ratings, always pick the one with the highest number of sold keys and ratings. The probability of a successful purchase is much higher if buying from a reputable key seller.