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Game Review: Fallout 4

Fallout 4 is a single-player first- and third-person action role-playing game developed by Bethesda Studios. The game is based in a seemingly idealistic retro-futuristic America, but you quickly find out that the game has quite a dark take on this retro-futuristic world.

In the intro, after you create your character the world finally falls to nuclear war. A businessman badgers you to get on the Vault-Tec™ program, so you rush to a nearby Vault-Tec™ vault. After going past armed soldiers, you arrive at vault 111, and while the lift is going down the bombs hit. After witnessing the horrors of nuclear war and entering the vault, the Vault-Tec™ staff asks you to enter the “decontamination pods.” You soon discover that they are actually cryogenic pods that freeze you for 200 years. When you are in the pod, you temporarily awake many years later to see a mysterious figure and a group of scientists killing your spouse and kidnapping your son, Shaun. Later you wake up, kill a few mutant cockroaches, and exit the vault to look for your son.

This game is a very fun game that always gives you something to do. The only downside is that if you are not a fan of immersive single-player games, this game is not for you. It is also not a good game for people with a busy schedule or young kids, as it is very engaging, and hard to put down. As a reviewer on Common Sense Media’s website put it, “Fallout 4 is a fantastic, thoughtful game that anybody ages 13 and up will appreciate. It’s complex, and the violence is almost cartoony in a way, and not common, or excessively violent. The language is so infrequent you shouldn’t bother.” I really like this game because it is a very engaging, immersive game with so much player choice, and there is almost never a time when you are not doing something interesting, fun, or challenging.