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  • Summary: Fallout 76 is the online prequel where every surviving human is a real person. Work together – or not – to survive. Under the threat of nuclear annihilation, you’ll experience the largest, most dynamic world ever created in the legendary Fallout universe. Reclamation Day, 2102. 25 yearsFallout 76 is the online prequel where every surviving human is a real person. Work together – or not – to survive. Under the threat of nuclear annihilation, you’ll experience the largest, most dynamic world ever created in the legendary Fallout universe. Reclamation Day, 2102. 25 years after the bombs fall, you and your fellow Vault Dwellers – chosen from the nation’s best and brightest – emerge into post-nuclear America. Play alone or band together as you explore, quest, build and triumph against the wasteland’s greatest threats. Multiplayer finally comes to the epic open-world RPGs of Bethesda Game Studios. Create your character with the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. system and forge your own path in a new and untamed wasteland with hundreds of locations. Whether you journey alone or with friends, a new and unique Fallout adventure awaits. Use the all-new Construction and Assembly Mobile Platform (C.A.M.P.) to build and craft anywhere in the world. Your C.A.M.P. will provide much-needed shelter, supplies and safety. You can even set up shop to trade goods with other survivors. But beware, not everyone will be quite so neighborly. [Bethesda]
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 46
  2. Negative: 13 out of 46
  1. Dec 11, 2018
    92
    If you are more of a single player gamer like me, don’t let the online nature of Fallout 76 put you off… it’s eminently playable as a single player experience. If you are put off by the issues mentioned at the start then maybe steer clear (or at least wait to see if patches address your concerns), otherwise I’d say grab the Deathclaw by the horns and jump in (but maybe wait till you have powerarmour to do that.).
  2. Dec 22, 2018
    70
    Regardless of how Fallout 76 transforms and mutates in the months to come, the present version is a brave, imaginative, and rewarding exploration, but its true glory is revealed among friends.
  3. Nov 28, 2018
    65
    I don't think I've ever had a game in the test that was so difficult to judge. It doesn't grip properly, but Fallout 76 makes me feel very contradictory. On the one hand, I really enjoy the game world, the exploration and all the stories told here. But I'm also someone who can get involved with this indirect way of telling stories. I can understand that for many this doesn't work without NPCs and dialogues. But I enjoy reading the different diary entries and listening to the holobands. On the other hand, the poor technical condition of the game really annoys me a lot. The poor performance despite average graphics quality is hard to understand. You can and must expect more from a modern game in 2018.
  4. Nov 21, 2018
    50
    In an effort to do everything, Fallout 76 fails to do any of it well enough to form an identity. Its multiplayer mindset robs its quests of all the moral decisionmaking that makes the series great, and all that’s left is a buggy mess of systemic designs that never seems to work together and regularly contradicts itself.
  5. Nov 27, 2018
    50
    Fallout 76 meant to change the very concept of the series, but turned out to be a complete disaster. The game is not only boring and empty, but sometimes simply unplayable.
  6. Nov 22, 2018
    45
    Fallout 76 could have been appealing. With its massive open-world, rewarding exploration and some interesting quests, it fails to be a good game because of too many game-design mistakes and technical issues.
  7. Nov 28, 2018
    20
    I dreaded every hour I had to keep playing Fallout 76 for review. As soon as the game was beginning to teeter on fun or interesting, a bug or a frustrating gameplay design element would quickly remind me that the game was otherwise.

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  1. Nov 14, 2018
    10
    I playing fallout series games since 1997 (i guess) this game is something different that we was having in F1,F2 and now F3 :) but game isI playing fallout series games since 1997 (i guess) this game is something different that we was having in F1,F2 and now F3 :) but game is still good, story and investigation quests are interesting :) and you will find yourself here playing solo as well, world is beautiful and huge :) Bugs? - almost all games have bugs at start, mmo=bugs :) but do not judge it for that , balance maniacs and perfectionists will have to wait for few months :) Expand
  2. Jan 7, 2019
    10
    this game rocks, and is what they said it would be from the start. Fallout with friends. building a camp and exploring what more can you askthis game rocks, and is what they said it would be from the start. Fallout with friends. building a camp and exploring what more can you ask for. yes it crashes. but games do that now. yeas its an mmo but that what it was made for. Expand
  3. Nov 24, 2018
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Fallout 76 is a new take on the old franchise, as you all know. Instead of a traditional RPG, they took it online and removed "intelligent" NPCs, effectively replacing them with live people. One of the major taglines of the game was to explore post-apocalyptic West Virginia with friends, and to that extent, they delivered what they promised.

    The concept is great depending on who you ask. I understand if some people just don't like the idea of a Fallout that's not single player and one that has much fewer RPG elements, but where were all the criers when they released The Elder Scrolls Online? It's essentially the same treatment, and I feel like that's where a lot of the issues are coming from.

    From a technical standpoint, the game is downright broken in many ways. This is the thing I see being complained about the second most. The amount of bugs in Fallout 76 is inexcusable, plain and simple. They're a AAA company, they shouldn't have released this game in this state. I've had numerous crashes, and an uncountable number of other minor glitches. I can look past small things like occasional T-poses and sparse physics issues, but the most annoying one so far has been invisible enemies that you can't do anything about and it's happened twice to both my cousin and me. That all needs fixed asap, and I'm fairly optimistic that Bethesda has a hold on things...it's just that these fixes don't happen overnight. It stems back to the idea that this game was released one or two years too early, but it's too late for that now. We all just have to make the best of it.

    One major gripe of mine is the base-building. The CAMP mode isn't exactly lackluster, but the build limit is pretty small. You can't get away with more than a small two-story building if you plan on decorating it at all. Taking settlements/workshops on the map is fun, and you can generally do a lot more since you don't really have to build a building first. Stash limit is also painfully low, but Bethesda has already addressed the issue claiming they'll up the limit once they see how the servers respond.

    Looking past those horrible things, the gameplay is actually fun when it works. I play with my cousin, and we've enjoyed our time in it. It's nice to finally have a Fallout game that you can enjoy with a friend - The world feels very much like a Fallout world, the monsters are very Fallout, the guns are as well...It's Fallout. The combat is fun and engaging, especially in a group of two. You can get overrun very easily, so it's challenging in that way at times. We're coming up on level 30, and there are still many areas that we've had problems with due to our low levels; there's a lot more exploring to do. That's all we want, really. More exploration, more backstory (notes, terminal logs, etc), and more guns, and other stuff to discover.

    I've heard some critics say that the world is dull and boring, poorly created, and just an overall mess. Some areas of the world are tricky to traverse, but you don't want the world to be super easy to navigate. I've seen zero issues with the world thus far, and it's not really boring either. There are plenty of areas with interesting and unique places to discover. The worst part about the world is that many buildings are locked/boarded up tight. It would be nice to be able to explore more interiors, but I'm at least hoping they add it as DLC down the road. For instance, (map spoiler?) there's an attraction sort of North on the map which is a crashed satellite. I was hoping there'd be a way to get in and explore the interior, but there isn't...at least not that I've found. Other than stuff like that, I'm enjoying the world a lot.

    Nukes are interesting - I've see folks complain about how it doesn't fit the lore or the overall tone of the previous games. While it doesn't exactly fit in with the theme of atomic bombs being terrifying and the end of the world, I think in a spinoff game like 76, it can be overlooked. Fallout Shelter is a spinoff game with no real lore to it. How is it so hard to overlook minor lore issues in 76?

    At the end of the day, Bethesda had an idea for an online game set in the Fallout universe. They set out to make a game that you could play with your buds and just have a good time with. Sure, it's broken, but with time, I think they'll fix it (or get it as close to fixed as they possibly can). People are overreacting to this game. If this style of game isn't for you, just don't buy it. You knew what this would be...Bethesda was completely transparent about the state of the game and what the gameplay would entail all the way back from E3.

    My final word: It's a decent attempt at taking a previously-single-player-only franchise online. Bethesda fell short on polishing the game, but the core experience is there. Once they iron out all the wrinkles that keep the game from functioning as it should, I think it'll be a good game.
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  4. Nov 20, 2018
    1
    his game has nothing to do with the Fallout series. I played Fallout 4 and this is nothing compare with Fallout 76, Full of bugs, glitheshis game has nothing to do with the Fallout series. I played Fallout 4 and this is nothing compare with Fallout 76, Full of bugs, glithes can't even play with friends because the servers can't handle it. Refund it for you're on goodwill. Expand
  5. Jun 25, 2019
    0
    Im surprised the score isn't lower, did the free trial from E3, the reviews are massively negative but thought I'd give it a try, maybe it'sIm surprised the score isn't lower, did the free trial from E3, the reviews are massively negative but thought I'd give it a try, maybe it's just the internet who decided to be mean on FO76 for no reason, and oh man, they were not kidding, this game is a massive disappointment, calling it boring is an understatement. I'd rated it less than 0 for the cheap Zenimax cash grab it is, but metacritic wont allow that. Expand
  6. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    This game got a 0 rating from me because you couldn't pay to make me play it.

    The fans of Bethesda really didn't deserve this, this game is
    This game got a 0 rating from me because you couldn't pay to make me play it.

    The fans of Bethesda really didn't deserve this, this game is really below standard, both in terms of gameplay, but also in terms of technical issues like glitches, bugs and server timeouts.

    It's just infuriating to play this game.
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  7. Nov 14, 2018
    0
    Если кратко,знаком с серией Fallout с 2004.Когда вышел ф3,совершенно мне не зашел,после был потрясающий нью-вегас,но не идеальный в планеЕсли кратко,знаком с серией Fallout с 2004.Когда вышел ф3,совершенно мне не зашел,после был потрясающий нью-вегас,но не идеальный в плане стрельбы и количества багов,но все равно это лучший 3д фоллач,после когда анонсировали ф4 и я узнал,что игрой занимается беседка,было понятно,что игра выйдет кальная,так оно и случилось.Но все же я думал,что хуже,чем ф4 быть не может,но как же я ошибался...На днях друг позвал меня в эту игру и дал ключ,продержался в этом котле багов минут 50,дальше сил не было терпеть,могу сказать одно,за всю историю,эта худшая бета,в ней баг встречается на каждом шагу.А что же в плане контента,его проста нет,локации без нпс выглядят пустыми и неинтересными,битва с мутантами вызывает рвотные позывы,если ты сражаешься против огромного врага,будь готов,что он застрянет в какой-нибудь стене или упрется во что-нибудь.Возможно игра зайдет людям,которые любят собирать хлам и рыться в мусоре,но точно не мне.Да и главный минус,в игре как будто бы и не было никакой войны,все кажется идеальным.В общем смело могу сказать,что эта худшая игра от беседки в которую я играл,думаю что ф5 пробьет еще большее дно и на это тодд и его компания успокоится.Жаль,что после фнв были надежды,что все игры по фоллачу будут такими,но увы,игру делают для отсталых детишек,которым лишь бы покопаться в кучке дерьмеца и построить себе домики.Worst Game of 2018 Expand

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