Percentile Rank

Fallout 4: Automatron is ranked in the 45th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 41 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

18%

Critics Recommend

Based on 41 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

ZTGD
Unscored
Unscored
Apr 19, 2016

Noble additions to the core game, and anyone just picking up the game with the season pass for the first time will take the content at face value, as it mixes in with the core game as if it’s simple a part of it. That in line is part of the problem with the first two content drops. They feel as if they could have been free or minor updates to the core game.

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GameSkinny
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 24, 2016

Despite the shortened quests found in Automatron, I can still recommend this DLC without hesitation to anyone who wants more Fallout 4 (or anyone who felt the base game was a little lacking and needed something else to spice up the formula).

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Eurogamer
No Recommendation / Blank
No Recommendation / Blank
Mar 24, 2016

The opportunity to revive Robot Wars in the wasteland makes up for some inessential new missions and a brief runtime.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 26, 2016

The feeling I couldn’t get away from – though it is just that – was that this was meant to just be the Automatron building mode with a very quick quest bolted on to explain its addition, with the bump in Season Pass cost demanding it hastily be re-written as a full adventure in its own right. That means we get more, but most of it just going through the motions instead of offering anything that feels notably different, and certainly nothing as memorable as heading to Big MT in New Vegas or even the spaceship abduction or recreated war of Fallout 3.

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Scored Reviews

Twinfinite
5 / 5.0
5 / 5.0
Mar 24, 2016

Automatron manages to take everything that made Fallout 4 great and magnify it. The customization afforded by the robot building, the interesting new weapons, the mysterious adversary, and the hordes of mechanical enemies make for an enjoyable experience throughout that will last well beyond the final quest.

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ThisGenGaming
8.5 / 10.0
ThisGenGaming
ThisGenGaming

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Mar 26, 2016

Overall Fallout 4 is off to a good start with its DLC offerings as Automatron is a solid piece of DLC that all Fallout fans should enjoy. The robot customization features are fantastic, and is easily the highlight of Automatron. The story is also fun to playthrough, and for the price, it offers a solid amount of gameplay. If this is just a start to the DLC being offered for Fallout 4 then we are in for a treat with the upcoming DLC's

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Examiner
Apr 1, 2016

Fallout 4’s first DLC Automatron sets a good precedent for content coming out of Bethesda to support the game. There’s plenty here to not only explore once, but also to build multiple robots to take on adventures through the wasteland. If you’ve done literally everything else on the map, it might not keep you going for long, but for everyone else you’ve got a fleshed out and thorough reason to jump back in.

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COGconnected
80 / 100
80 / 100
Mar 27, 2016

Aside from the quest being a tad short, there are some major positives and I think the Automatron DLC fits quite nicely with the rest of Fallout 4 in general.

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High-Def Digest
Mar 24, 2016

'Automatron' is on the smaller side of DLC, but still a bright beginning for what is hopefully an outstanding season of 'Fallout' DLC. The quick and somewhat forgettable mission material is buoyed by strong crafting elements and a more player-oriented approach to companions. I would recommend it even at its separate price point.

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Game Rant
Mar 29, 2016

Fallout 4's first DLC, Automatron, is robot centric and although it doesn't pack as many new quests as consumers may hope, it more than makes up for it with the robot workbench.

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Gaming Nexus
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 7, 2016

Automatron pays off by taking advantage of Fallout 4's pulpy, ludicrous--yet still somehow slightly dry--sense of humor. Like any good sci-fi involving robots, it exposes people's humanity and inhumanity. And it adds new toys and settlement pieces to your toolbox. It's a well-rounded piece of DLC, and introduces you to the Mechanist, one of Fallout 4's more memorable villains.

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Cerealkillerz
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 3, 2016

Fallout 4 Automatron liefert eine erste solide DLC Erweiterung für Fallout 4, mit kleinen Schwächen. Fans von Materialien sammeln und Roboter bauen können hier ohne Bedenken zugreifen. Der Story-Part des DLC’s bietet gute 2 Stunden an Material, die aber nicht an die Qualität des Hauptspiels herankommen und wenig Abwechslung bieten. Als Gesamtpaket ist der DLC aber wirklich amüsant gelöst worden und bietet in Sachen Roboter bauen einiges an Variationen, die den Preis von 9,99€ absolut gerechtfertigt machen.

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GameCrate
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Mar 28, 2016

All in all Automatron is a good bite of DLC, not a huge sandwich like we're used to seeing from Bethesda and not out of the norm for the current DLC market. But like a lot of good bites, it leaves us wanting more.

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IGN Italy
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 25, 2016

Automatron, first DLC for Fallout 4, concentrates its focus on crafting robots to pleasure the players that spend hours looking for the perfect companion.

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Game Debate
7.5 / 10.0
Game Debate

Top Critic

7.5 / 10.0
Apr 4, 2016

For now it’s by no means a justification for the £40 season pass, but Automatron is a promising first step that should go some way to help with the bad taste Hearthfire left in some people’s mouths. While brief it’s certainly enjoyable, and the two new lairs to explore are probably worth the price of entry alone. Just be warned you’ll see all there is to see in a couple of evening’s entertainment, but it's a enjoyable enough way to keep Fallout 4 fresh until the meatier Far Harbor arrives.

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GameGrin
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Apr 13, 2016

A bunch of new items and weapons, with a new companion and a huge amount of exploring to be done, there’s little reason Automatron shouldn’t be on your radar.

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IGN
7.5 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

7.5 / 10.0
Mar 24, 2016

Automatron is a fun piece of DLC that expands Fallout 4 in some interesting ways, applying the sort of customization previously reserved for settlements to your traveling companions. The results are satisfying. The story mode is brief, the narrative is mundane, and sadly the all-too-familiar Fallout 4 bugs are still hanging around, but the overall experience is rewarding, imaginative, and a pleasure to play.

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Critical Hit
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 11, 2016

Overall, the DLC isn’t really that impressive - but even though the quest line is mediocre, the new robot creation functionality is sure to appeal to those Fallout fans that got sucked into the Settlement building or those that just love building things in general.

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Push Square
7 / 10
7 / 10
Mar 23, 2016

Fun for at least a few hours, Automatron is a solid start to Fallout 4's stream of DLC. While it isn't quite substantial enough to satisfy those waiting for a proper expansion, there's still a surprising amount of depth to be found here thanks to the newly implemented robot crafting system. If you've been looking for an excuse to revisit the Commonwealth, there's no reason to ignore the call of the Mechanist.

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TrueAchievements
Mar 29, 2016

Automatron is a good starting point for the Fallout 4 DLC, but you would hope that the upcoming ones will have a little more to offer.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Mar 24, 2016

Fallout 4 is set to have a ton of great DLC, and Automatron is a good, if not perfect start. Building your own robot is fun, and leads to tons of hours of scavenging and collecting. The quest is also much longer than expected, though it does begin to feel stale after a while. Overall, this is a good start to what could become a great suite of DLC.

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Post Arcade (National Post)
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 6, 2016

You’ll finish the story in just three hours, but you’ll get an awesome new custom-built robot companion for your trouble

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Cubed3
7 / 10
7 / 10
Mar 25, 2016

Automatron doesn't reinvent Fallout 4, but it adds a great, fun feature that fits right in. The main quest has stellar writing, if falling a little short on length, but the ability to create an army of deeply customisable robots is something that permeates the rest of the game.

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TrustedReviews
Mar 23, 2016

A decent first DLC offering from Fallout 4 and one Bethesda will hopefully build on. Automatron isn’t the longest content you’ll ever play, but it’s enjoyable nonetheless.

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GamingBolt
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 25, 2016

Fallout 4's Automatron DLC is a neat little diversion rather than the start of something epic. Its story missions are limited but its robot customization is strong, even with the usual bugs and hurdles.

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God is a Geek
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 10, 2016

Fallout 4's first DLC offering adds some interesting elements to the established formula, but it's over in a blink and still just as buggy.

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Hardcore Gamer
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Mar 25, 2016

While the majority of this review was spent poking holes in Automatron, there’s one thing that should be made clear: it’s a reason to dive back into Fallout 4 for a few hours.

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Everyeye.it
6.9 / 10.0
6.9 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2016

The first DLC for Fallout 4 has some good and interesting ideas, but is a bad engame content. The main quest is too short and the option to create your own robot army won't be involving for those who already finished the game.

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The Game Fanatics
6.7 / 10.0
6.7 / 10.0
Mar 25, 2016

It isn't that Fallout 4: Automatron is short. If this was two/three very engaging hours, instead of 30-45 very good minutes following a thin first two thirds, it would be a different story. Those willing to create a new character will gain extra fulfillment, and the robot creation system is good fun, but Automatron feels like a scrap metal junkbot instead of a stand-alone, well-oiled machine.

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PC Gamer
65 / 100
65 / 100
Mar 24, 2016

Functional, yet prosaic. Constructing robots is a highlight, but Automatron's quest is short and unremarkable.

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OnlySP
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Apr 15, 2016

It could be my own fault for not preparing well enough, or maybe I’m an awful player, but I would not recommend – at all – playing through Automatron at level 15.

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PlayStation Universe
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Mar 25, 2016

Automatron has a short-lived story that’s enjoyable without ever really kicking into gear, but luckily, the robot-building and other new additions to the Commonwealth save this first batch of Fallout 4 DLC from being a disappointment.

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GamingTrend
65 / 100
65 / 100
Apr 5, 2016

Automatron’s campaign isn’t very long or particularly interesting, but the longterm effects to the Fallout 4 sandbox are sure to be very interesting, especially as players get to carry their Frankenstein creations to upcoming DLC campaigns.

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Metro GameCentral
6 / 10
6 / 10
Mar 29, 2016

Not a particularly auspicious start to Fallout 4’s season pass, but the chance to build your own robots is at least more interesting than the new story.

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Cubed3
6 / 10
6 / 10
Apr 17, 2016

Fallout 4: Automatron is a fun, yet brief, addition to the game. The story is enjoyable enough and has some great moments, while the extra features, such as the companion crafting and the new encampment buildables make for enjoyable additions to the existing world. Sadly, though, for what the DLC consists of, there just isn't enough of the content to really justify the cost.

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The Outerhaven Productions
Mar 24, 2016

If you liked Fallout 4, this is the perfect excuse to dive back in. Just don't expect a fully fleshed out story to guide you through the new content.

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GameWatcher
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Apr 2, 2016

Fallout 4's first DLC expansion is here! But is it a Shivering Isles or more Horse Armour of course?

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RPG Site
6 / 10
6 / 10
Apr 10, 2016

This unremarkable DLC quest is rescued by the new robot-building mechanic. This is no sole reason to head back to the Wasteland, but is a fine addition to a game-in-progress.

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Destructoid
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Mar 23, 2016

Going in with modest expectations despite that price point, this is a decent DLC release. The main draw, the robot-building feature, is cooler and more extensive than expected. I wouldn't get Automatron for its story alone, though. And I'd also hesitate to recommend it if you've already had your fill of adventures across the Commonwealth. You're better off waiting for Far Harbor and its new setting.

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CGMagazine
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Apr 14, 2016

I don’t know what makes me angrier, that Automatron is a hollow and boring bit of DLC, or that it actually made me have to reinstall Fallout 4 on my PS4

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PC Invasion
5 / 10
5 / 10
Mar 25, 2016

Not a good reason for seasoned explorers to head back to the Commonwealth, but it adds a fair bit for anyone who's still got an active game going. Pricey for what it is, though.

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