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Fallout 4 reviews are in - and you're gonna love this wasteland

Fallout 4
Fallout 4

Paul Mallon

The reviews for the highly anticipated Fallout 4 are coming in and it's looking like another classic RPG from the people at Bethesda

Fallout 4 unlocks for all in just a few short hours and with the embargo just passed those official reviews are starting to appear. And the word is good people!

A brief aside, who thought releasing Rise of the Tomb Raider on the same day as Fallout 4 was a good idea? Not only does Lara have to suffer because of console exclusivity but she also has to compete against one of the most anticpated games of the decade.

Anyway, let's dive into what people are saying about Fallout 4:

IGN - 95 Even the technical shakiness that crops up here and there can’t even begin to slow down its momentum.

EGM - 90 A (mega)ton of adventure awaits those who have the hours to fully experience Fallout 4’s beautifully devastated wasteland. Best of all, players will be able to experience it however they wish thanks to near infinite gameplay options.

GameSpot - 90 The fact that your decisions stick with you after walking away from the game is a testament to the great storytelling on hand. Fallout 4 is an argument for substance over style, and an excellent addition to the revered open-world series.

Eurogamer - Recommended However, fans - and I count myself among that number - will likely shrug and accept that this is simply how things are in a Bethesda RPG, and it's true that the highs do outweigh the lows. Fallout 4 has given me some of my best gaming memories of 2015, along with some of my most frustrating.

Destructoid - 75 After spending roughly 40 hours with the game, I can safely place it somewhere in the middle of Fallout 3 and New Vegas in terms of quality. A lot of the franchise's signature problems have carried over directly into Fallout 4, but all of its charms have come along for the ride as well. It manages to do a whole lot right, but the story drags at times, and glitches...glitches never change.

So it mostly seems like good news, though pretty much everyone is calling out the technical issues. If you've ever played a Bethesda RPG then this won't come as much of a surprise, but with newer hardware and a release only on three platforms it would have been nice to look forward to something a little more stable.

If you are getting the game tonight, we've got you sorted for work and/or school tomorrow -

— Pete Hines (@DCDeacon) November 8, 2015

Fallout 4 is out on PS4, Xbox One and PC on the 10th of November 2015.

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