Fallout 4

Rating Summary

Based on 133 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

87

Top Critic Average

89%

Critics Recommend

Based on 133 critic reviews
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Dan Stapleton

Top Critic

9.5 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2015

The world, exploration, crafting, atmosphere, and story of Fallout 4 are all key parts of this hugely successful sandbox role-playing game. Great new reasons to obsessively gather and hoard relics of happier times, strong companions, and sympathetic villains driving tough decisions make it an adventure I'll definitely replay and revisit. Even the technical shakiness that crops up here and there can't even begin to slow down its momentum.

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Recommended
Nov 9, 2015

A vast and frequently brilliant return to Bethesda's atomic sandbox, but constant technical issues are a frustration.

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88 / 100
Nov 9, 2015

A brilliant, massive sandbox of systems, albeit largely the same one Bethesda has been making for years.

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8 / 10
Nov 9, 2015

Its technical faults and lack of innovation are frustrating, but the game underneath is as enthralling and compulsive as anything Bethesda has ever made.

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Nov 9, 2015

A huge game that's anything you want it to be. An immense RPG, shooter, and world to explore that is only constrained by your imagination and desire to explore.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2015

Bethesda has created another game you can lose your life in. New experiences just keep coming, and you always have another perk to unlock

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9 / 10
Nov 9, 2015

[WARNING: Mild Spoilers] In the grand scheme of things, Fallout 4's minor issues pale in comparison to its successes. When you put the controller down, you think about the friend you betrayed to benefit another, the shifting tide of an incredible battle, or the moment you opened a drawer and found someone's discarded effects, making you wonder how they felt before the bombs fell. In moments like these, Fallout 4 can be an intoxicating experience.

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9.5 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2015

Fallout 4 brings great gameplay to match its world and ambiance

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Giant Bomb
Jeff Gerstmann

Top Critic

Nov 10, 2015

Fallout 4 may feel overly familiar to some, but there are plenty of places to go, people to see, and mutants to shoot, and most of those things are still exciting to visit, look at, and murder (though not necessarily in that order). The occasionally extreme performance issues found in the console versions of Fallout 4 make those versions more difficult to recommend than their PC counterpart. [OpenCritic note: PC version rated 4/5 stars. XB1 and PS4 versions rated at 3/5 stars.]

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Yes
Nov 19, 2015

It's a massive game that combines Mad Max with retro-futuristic America.

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