FALLOUT 4 - Xbox One/PS4/PC

The long awaited sequel to the Fallout franchise arrived on November 10th 2015 to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC bringing with it a whole new area of the post-apocalyptic United States to explore. Boston. If you were a fan of the previous games Fallout 3 and New Vegas, then Fallout 4 is more of the same. This open world role playing game will keep you entertained for hours.

Fallout 4 is set in a world that has been plagued by nuclear war for 200 years. Groups of people descended underground to escape the bombs and your character was one of them. Eventually, two centuries later the vault reopens and your character is free to roam the apocalyptic world. This world is different; It is filled with radiation and mutated creatures. You can travel alone or with a companion, depending on your play style.

The Art style is typically Fallout-esque. Dirty, and dark, but with a small touch of brightness, the world becomes beautiful again. The capabilities of the current gen consoles and pc’s mean that Fallout 4 can encompass so much more than its predecessors. Everything you find in the game now has a purpose. Tin cans and even teddy bears can be useful, so prepare for being unable to run due to being overloaded with junk. You can always trade with your companion in order to lower the weight.

The radio music in Fallout 4 is catchy. The over world music is intense yet relaxing. Wearing headphones for that surround sound experience can be incredibly rewarding, by allowing the player to completely immerse themselves in the Fallout world. Using the Pip-Boy (A smartwatch type accessory) the player can discover radio stations, distress signals and settlement recruitment stations. This helps to progress your exploration of the world by leading you to potentially undiscovered locations.

Your character in Fallout, has no level cap. Meaning, you can keep levelling up your character to have super health and stamina and unlock perks. The perk system allows you to upgrade your characters abilities, for instance unlocking the lock pick perk fully enables you to pick master level locks, with an unbreakable bobby pin. If you wanted a perk to make your gameplay more fun, then the bloody mess perk allows you to make your enemies explode into a bloody mess when killed, eyeballs and blood everywhere!

Overall, Fallout 4 is an immersive, indulgent game that will keep you wanting to play more for weeks, with an average completion time of 50-60 hours. This game is highly recommended, receiving 9.5’s from IGN, 9/10 from GameSpot and has been nominated for many game of the year awards.
> Extensive open world to explore freely.
> Can keep playing long after the main story has finished.
> Escape from normal life and enter a new reality.
> No level cap, can unlock every perk.

Blood, explosions and gunfire.
> Some frame rate and performance
> issues on the PlayStation 4.
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IMAGES: Various scenes and in-game play from Fallout 4. Credit: Bethesda