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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 43
  2. Negative: 12 out of 43
  1. Nov 24, 2018
    83
    Despite some very annoying bugs that absolutely need to be addressed, the game is both a wonderful online experience and an underrated solo adventure if you enjoy the exploration aspect of games such as No Man’s Sky.
  2. 70
    Though it suffers from graphical issues and bugs, as well as unsatisfying combat, Fallout 76 is fun nonetheless, and the experience is only enhanced by cooperating with other players.
  3. 60
    Underneath the extremely rough and laggy exterior, Fallout 76 has the makings of a great and entertaining game. To some, the damage may have already been done and the appeal may have already worn off, but with Bethesda’s level of support, the game has potential to grow into something much more than it currently is.
  4. Nov 21, 2018
    50
    Forcibly pushing players together in order to tackle the later main quests isn’t the experience fans wanted, nor is a PvP system that requires consent before it really kicks off, regardless of where you are.
  5. Dec 3, 2018
    50
    Fun to play with friends, not so much on your own. There's potential here, though a huge load of bugs manages to annoy and frustrate the player, leaving him or her with the impression that this full-priced game is far from a finished product. Shame.
  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 23, 2018
    25
    The most positive thing I can say about Fallout 76 is that a train wreck of this magnitude might finally yank Bethesda – a company that gets away with too much – back to reality. Maybe it’s finally time to update that engine. Maybe it’s not a good idea to slap the Fallout name onto a game that isn’t fit for release and expect it to go over well.

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  1. Nov 14, 2018
    10
    Whether you're playing this with friends or alone it defiently is a hit. The world is rich and huge, challenging enemies, smart AI, and aWhether you're playing this with friends or alone it defiently is a hit. The world is rich and huge, challenging enemies, smart AI, and a sense of realistic survivability. The perk card system is a great twist on the previous perk system. The gun modification system has been greatly improved and is more rewarding. The CAMP feature is fun, creative, and relaxing. The story and quests are actually clever thought out and more indepth than what one would think at first look. And the community is friendly, helpfull, and overall what a good community should be like. Theres room for imporvements of course, but all games have that. If it isn't it right now, the game surely will be a huge success after a few updates. Defeiently a hit. Expand
  2. Nov 14, 2018
    9
    This game is far better than many of the reviews on here would have you believe. There's a lot to address, but for the moment I'll lead withThis game is far better than many of the reviews on here would have you believe. There's a lot to address, but for the moment I'll lead with this:

    This game is Fallout, and this game is always online.

    If that sits well with you immediately, you'll love the game. If that immediately makes you cringe, you will probably not like this game. And if that makes you vaguely uncomfortable, but you're not sure why - give it a whirl and you'll probably find that it's a good experience.

    The online nature of the game means that you'll find other real people in the world. I've found a number, and they've always added to my experience, however they chose to interact with me. My time in this game has been enriched by the people I've found, and we've only had the game for a couple of weeks now.

    This game is also a Fallout game. There is immersive storytelling, a dark and interesting world, and a lot of fun, punchy gameplay. I find the contextual storytelling in this to be up there with the best games in the fallout series, and I have been constantly surprised at how well the writers can get me to emotionally invest in characters with only a few emails or a note left behind when they died.

    For the rest, please play the game before judging it harshly. Stash size limits, an empty world, or any of the other WORST THINGS EVER all tend to fade into the background in the face of the fun experience of playing the actual game.
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  3. Nov 20, 2018
    7
    In its current state, yes. This is buggy but that seems to be normal business practice these days when it comes to releasing video games. WithIn its current state, yes. This is buggy but that seems to be normal business practice these days when it comes to releasing video games. With that said this is just an initial review.

    The bugs are very apparent right now. Enemies standing in a "T" pose, fast traveling to my base to become trapped in the floor, some lag issues, inaccessible quest interactions (Looking at you, Fort Prickett). These issues are present but they don't ruin the experience but they can be fixed with regular patch updates.

    The stash limit definitely needs to be increased. I feel I've spent too much time managing my items to make room for newer, better items rather than engaging in a new quest.

    The world of Fallout 76 is intriguing and makes me want to uncover more about what happens here. It feels like a big murder mystery. The lack of human NPC's is not an issue with me. I would often skip dialogue in previous game just so I could start the quest quickly. Not having countless human inhabitants repeat the same line over and over again, much like a robot, in refreshing. Having actual robots repeating themselves makes more sense to me and helps me immerse myself this narrative.

    The combat is good even with the revamped V.A.T.S. system. I find it almost as useful as it was in previous titles in the series.

    The perks card system is easy to understand and actually makes you think about how you want play by limiting you 50 points total and 15 points total per stat in S.P.E.C.I.A.L. so you will have a weak area of expertise. You will find your role in this world.

    I will admit that the beta should have been released earlier so we wouldn't have these issue currently. All in all it's a solid game that needs to iron out the wrinkles.
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  4. Nov 23, 2018
    1
    They marketed this game saying it would be a unique MMO Fallout experience. It's Fallout 4 with a new map, no driving story, and all theThey marketed this game saying it would be a unique MMO Fallout experience. It's Fallout 4 with a new map, no driving story, and all the fallout 4 bugs still attached. This game is so unbelievably
    unremarkable and only for those that love the fallout universe and want to play it with like-minded individuals
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  5. Mar 21, 2019
    0
    Бойкот. Бойкот Беседке.
    Это не должно оставаться безнаказанным. Бесезда должна публично извиниться.
    Бойкот. Бойкот Беседке.
    Это не должно оставаться безнаказанным. Бесезда должна публично извиниться.
  6. Nov 17, 2018
    0
    At this point the game should be offered for free as "early access", asking for ANY money is just hilarious.
  7. Nov 15, 2018
    0
    I created an account on Metacritic just to post this review. While briefly considering purchasing this game, I decided to view the trailer inI created an account on Metacritic just to post this review. While briefly considering purchasing this game, I decided to view the trailer in the PSN store.

    After roughly 20 seconds, my PS4 Pro froze and crashed.

    The trailer for this game hard crashed my PS4.

    So, yeah.
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