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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 33
  2. Negative: 13 out of 33
  1. Nov 19, 2018
    80
    Fallout 76 takes a brave step forward in a risky multiplayer proposal, but due to its unclear intentions and a poor performance overall it will need time and effort to please its fans.
  2. Nov 22, 2018
    65
    Fallout 76 fails at many things, but its core gameplay still is fun and engaging. This is enough to keep you going, but it is not what you would expect from an online-based AAA, and even if all the bugs can be fixed, there are many things (combat, mission design, inventory system) that would be much harder to fix.
  3. Nov 28, 2018
    60
    Fallout 76 is fun to play; the simple loop of scavenging and exploration and crafting and progression works well when you’re in a group. Alone, it gets pretty old pretty fast - especially when dealing with bugs and glitches and performance woes. Ultimately it’s disappointing that the size and scope of the multiplayer doesn’t match the impressive West Virginia you get to explore.
  4. Nov 26, 2018
    50
    A fascinating world and several good ideas are ruined by lots of technical problems and some design choices that make Fallout 76 almost unplayable. When it works, it can really shine; but this happens very rarely at the moment.
  5. Nov 25, 2018
    45
    We tried so hard to like Fallout 76, but the game didn’t allow us to do it.
  6. I can’t recommend Fallout 76 to more than a handful of people. A niche few will still be drawn to it, perhaps out of curiosity, a completionist’s need to devour all things Fallout, or, like me, a morbid desire to simulate life after the end of the world. For everyone else, hold onto the hope that Bethesda learns a lesson from this failed experiment.
  7. Nov 22, 2018
    20
    There are no redeeming features to be found in Fallout 76, and I’m not even sure if it can be saved. Technical issues just make what’s a boring and soulless experience at its core into something that’s simply more of an abomination.

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  1. Nov 14, 2018
    10
    This game isn't perfect but it is a blast to play. There are many bugs but this is a Bethesda game so sadly that is to be expected. I'veThis game isn't perfect but it is a blast to play. There are many bugs but this is a Bethesda game so sadly that is to be expected. I've played probably 15 hours including beta time and it has been one of the best game experiences I've ever had. Ignore the zero reviews, it's just entitled brats that are mad its not New Vegas 2. I will say playing with a group is way more enjoyable than playing solo. Expand
  2. Nov 18, 2018
    10
    Some people are so cynical and want things to be made specifically for them, Relax! Some people are saying this isn't a real fallout game andSome people are so cynical and want things to be made specifically for them, Relax! Some people are saying this isn't a real fallout game and that missing the NPC's ruins it.
    At first I was a little disappointed in that but there are two very good reasons for that, First: You are supposed to play with your friends! it was created to play together and my Wife and I are having a blast playing together and enjoy running into other players and figuring out if they are hostile or friendly and making new friends, It's great! Second: everyone died in the apocalypse! you are the first people to come out of the vault and need to rebuild, and they are true to that concept but there are still deep and emotional stories everywhere for you to find and experience, I find the stories of the people that lived and tried to survive after the bombs fell a very engaging story line for you AND your friends to find and talk about. in other multiplayer games when there is a NPC, what happens? a bunch of people are crowded around them and it breaks the emersion, I think this was a better way to do it and there are still robots that act as NPC's when necessary. please give this game a try, it is not really a single player experience (I wouldn't mind it) but if you wanted to play fallout 4 with your friends this is a great way for you to do it with and I think we are going to spend a lot of time really enjoying this game.
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  3. Nov 18, 2018
    8
    I enjoy this game quite a bit. I can play it with friends or by myself and still have a lot of fun. There are some small glitches and bugsI enjoy this game quite a bit. I can play it with friends or by myself and still have a lot of fun. There are some small glitches and bugs that I hope get fixed in the future but I have come to expect that from Bethesda Studios. The biggest issue I have with the game so far is the capped of storage space for gear. This is seriously a bother when it comes to exploring and saving certain items. Besides these small gripes I thoroughly enjoy the game. Expand
  4. Nov 16, 2018
    2
    I'm from West Virginia. I graduated from WVU. You would think I would love this game but it sucks! No story, buggy and hollow.... a completeI'm from West Virginia. I graduated from WVU. You would think I would love this game but it sucks! No story, buggy and hollow.... a complete waste of money besides the 3 hours of sight seeing for me. Expand
  5. Jan 29, 2019
    0
    the controls and gunplay are terrible. Lastly they have the audacity to charge 60$ with microtransactions added in.Their is nothing done wellthe controls and gunplay are terrible. Lastly they have the audacity to charge 60$ with microtransactions added in.Their is nothing done well at all in this so called game which is just a mindless walking simulator. Expand
  6. Nov 15, 2018
    0
    The game is just not friendly to multiplayer. Yes, you may get fun from coop-play with friends. But random players, even if they has friendlyThe game is just not friendly to multiplayer. Yes, you may get fun from coop-play with friends. But random players, even if they has friendly attitude, will take exp and loot if they are near you.
    There are no in-game benefits even when you team up with them.
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  7. Nov 14, 2018
    0
    Stupid shooter not a Fallout. Definitely not an RPG, but an open world FPS only. Cash grab. It represents everything that is wrong with theStupid shooter not a Fallout. Definitely not an RPG, but an open world FPS only. Cash grab. It represents everything that is wrong with the gaming industry today. Expand

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