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Dan Stapleton

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8.3 / 10.0
May 20, 2016

Fallout 4: Far Harbor adds a large amount of great quests and content within its gloomy but distinctive island setting. Thanks to some well-written, morally ambiguous characters, its choices are as gray as the weather, and much more interesting. Though the new companion isn’t the strongest and the supposedly ruinous radioactive fog is more annoying than threatening, all of the adventuring and new gear absolutely made it worth my while to return to Fallout 4 for Far Harbor.

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80 / 100
May 21, 2016

A great setting, a good story, and more dialogue-based solutions than the base game provides.

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7 / 10
May 23, 2016

The best and worst of Fallout in one giant-sized new expansion, with better storytelling than the main game but even worse graphics.

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6 / 10
May 24, 2016

Far Harbor takes Fallout 4 to the blustering coast of Maine with mixed results.

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Unscored
May 20, 2016

All of this makes Far Harbor an engaging place to visit; and thus far, I've really enjoyed my return engagement with Fallout 4.

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May 26, 2016

Suffice it to say, I’m looking forward to going back Far Harbor ASAP. This is nearly the new gold standard for how do DLC right. Bravo, Bethesda.

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5 / 10.0
May 24, 2016

If you are absolutely starving for more Fallout 4 content, Far Harbor will give you another impressively large landscape to explore and some great side content to dig into. If you were already tired of Fallout 4 and hoping the expansion would provide something unique enough to justify coming back, this isn't it.

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Unscored
May 23, 2016

Far Harbor was definitely going to be the best out of the three, but it certainly exceeded my expectations for this first tranche of DLC.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 22, 2016

Far Harbor ends the Fallout 4 Season Pass using his new huge location to analyze deep themes already seen in the main game, above all there are many hours soaked with fog and atmosphere.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 30, 2016

If you made the trip to Far Harbor at all then you know what you're hoping for, and it's safe to say you'll find it. Just don't expect a radical departure from what has come before.

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May 19, 2016

Fallout 4: Far Harbor is a true expansion to the already excellent action-RPG. This DLC takes what the main game did and improves on it in many ways, while offering a fresh location full of mystery and intrigue for players to explore. If you have run out of things to do in the Commonwealth, or simply want to experience something with more variety and choice for the player, then Far Harbor will surely satisfy.

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8 / 10
May 24, 2016

Changing aesthetic from 'Dry Urban Dilapidation Chic' to 'Irradiated Sea Fog Realness' is refreshing.

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Unscored
May 27, 2016

In the way that Fallout can be, it has the capacity to be an incredibly tiring game; faced with another looming factory on the horizon, I sighed, steeled myself.

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7.5 / 10.0
May 27, 2016

Massive new DLC pack delivers a great new map filled with fresh quests, plus the same old bugs and inventory management problems

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May 23, 2016

Fallout 4's Far Harbor DLC offers 15 hours of content that improves on the core game's storytelling, but introduces a new puzzle mechanic that may scare away the purists.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 7, 2016

I can only hope to see one more expansion of this size, quality, and magnitude that takes me down another road, or across an ocean, or whatever Bethesda decides to do next… I’ll be there.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 7, 2016

Far Harbor sits somewhere between a San Francisco noir and a Stephen King thriller. There are things lurking in the fog that you've never seen before. And warring factions fight for both the fog's preservation and eradication. And see if you can stay on task long enough to find the missing girl, too. Far Harbor is a neat collection of short stories in the Fallout 4 novel.

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May 31, 2016

Far Harbor definitely doesn't disappoint in terms of its size and the main questline is as interesting and intruiging as you'd expect from a Fallout 4 DLC. There's a number of different locations to explore with quests and side quests that take you up and down the fairly large map, and there's the usual amount of secrets to be uncovered as well, but take Nick as a companion and there's even more to be uncovered here. The setting for Far Harbor itself is not the most exciting due to its foggy nature and a generally dull and dark world. That being said, there's plenty here to keep you busy, interested and more than entertained for a good number of hours.

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75 / 100
May 27, 2016

The reality is, while Far Harbor itself is fantastic, Bethesda has once again lived up to its old name and released some content with major bugs and issues.

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7.5 / 10.0
May 23, 2016

Easily the best DLC entry for Fallout 4 to date, Far Harbor introduces some exciting new enemies and a tighter, more enjoyable main storyline. It also brings an air of over-familiarity and fresh performance issues that blight an otherwise exceptional expansion.

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