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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
    A very good Game so Far . Its worth a 10. i played it since the BETA. It like a Fallout 4 without Human like NPC's
  3. Nov 15, 2018
    8
    I was able to play for about 3 hours last night(11/14) and my experience was pretty great. Besides from the large patch that had to beI was able to play for about 3 hours last night(11/14) and my experience was pretty great. Besides from the large patch that had to be installed I overall enjoyed the gameplay. Taking everything I enjoyed from 4 and adding the online component. It was great to play with friends and build and explore, each halotape felt unique and the stories were compelling. As much as I liked having companions in 4, having my actually friends with me felt more personal.

    Overall I am really enjoying this game, aside from a few bugs it has been a great experience so far.
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  4. Nov 27, 2018
    2
    the game is a disappointment we wanted a fallout game with co op but we didn't get this and i constantly disconnect from servers and the ai inthe game is a disappointment we wanted a fallout game with co op but we didn't get this and i constantly disconnect from servers and the ai in the game is just broken. Expand
  5. Feb 17, 2019
    0
    Where to even begin with this abomination? Lag ridden servers, constant (and I do mean CONSTANT) disconnects, crashes, rubber banding, audioWhere to even begin with this abomination? Lag ridden servers, constant (and I do mean CONSTANT) disconnects, crashes, rubber banding, audio glitches, power armor glitches, gun glitches, weapon wheel selection glitches, pip boy black screen, lighting glitches, hilarious animation glitches and freezing. Loot is level locked, constantly breaking and you'll be farming vegetables to make glue constantly as a result. No human NPC's, no story, "public events" that glitch out and fail or pass you at random. And that's just one session.

    Graphically I think it looks good in 4k. Obviously some of the texture detail up close looks like crap but overall its an upgrade imo. Multiple "stability" patches later and the game can barely handle a party of 4. Mostly a mix of new players and day one vets (most of whom grief the newbies out of boredom. GG Bethesda). PvP is set up in a way that actually encourages griefing and regularly happens between a lvl 100+ and a lvl 20 (and damaged is NOT normalized). Its mind blowing how naive Bethesda is about how people play online games.

    The gameplay loop is fun but the online aspect of it simple does not work on any front be it technically, gameplay or design and execution. No Todd, it, it just doesn't work.
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  6. Jan 19, 2019
    0
    This is NOT Fallout as we know it. This game is BOOOORING and tedious. The lack of NPC's leaves the game feeling hollow and you feelThis is NOT Fallout as we know it. This game is BOOOORING and tedious. The lack of NPC's leaves the game feeling hollow and you feel shortchanged as a player. I am a huge Bethesda fan but whoever decided to take the franchise in this direction should be fired. It is really that bad. This is not a game worth buying. Expand
  7. Nov 14, 2018
    0
    Shameless cashgrab and a betrayal of real fallout fans in the pursuit of money. And it shows.

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