PS4 Fallout 76

Last updated date: July 15, 2019

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PS4 Fallout 76

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 96 expert reviews, the PS4 PS4 Fallout 76 placed 10th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note July 25, 2019:
Checkout The Best Multiplayer Game for a detailed review of all the top multiplayer games.

Expert Summarized Score
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
1,467 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
It's a relief so much of Fallout 76 can be tackled alone, and in some cases it's actually better that way: all that reading and listening to the story is easier without carrying on a conversation with friends at the same time.
- PC Gamer
November 21, 2018 | Full review
Occasional flashes of an interesting Fallout experience
- PC World
On the flip side, there is one thing that we genuinely loved about Fallout 76, and that's the musical score. There are some fantastic ambient tracks on offer here, with brilliantly named composer Inon Zur crafting superbly atmospheric music that deserves to be used in a much better game.
- Push Square
Fallout 76’s features shine the brightest when playing with an established group of friends. Teaming up and taking on enemies or events is a ton of fun and seems to be clearly where the multiplayer features want to go.
- Game Rant
One of Fallout 76’s brightest ideas, though, is your portable camp which can be built up and dropped almost anywhere in the world that isn’t too close to an existing structure.
- IGN Southeast Asia
November 22, 2018 | Full review
As you collect items from the map, you can scrap them at workbenches and use the parts to craft upgrades for weapons and armour you picked up along the way. Or you can use them to craft new equipment entirely.
- Trusted Reviews
November 22, 2018 | Full review
Massive map with some impressive environmental design
- Pocket-lint
December 3, 2018 | Full review
Crafting and building are rewarding and make poking in every nook of every run-down house, workshop, and warehouse an addictive, near-obsessive scavenge. Fallout 76 rewards breaking down weapons and armor with mods for new, better ones.
- Digital Trends
What experts didn't like
Fallout 76's less-interesting version of raiders, the same enemy type I've been killing since I first stepped out of the vault 50 hours ago.
- PC Gamer
November 21, 2018 | Full review
Unlocking items to build is also very slow. After 30-plus hours I’ve unlocked maybe a fifth of the possible items, none of them very fun or interesting. And none of it has a functional purpose beyond the various crafting benches and the player’s stash
- PC World
the issue with playing solo is that everything takes twice as long, and the gameplay loop is already more than enough of a grind. Some enemies, for example, have massive health bars, and thanks to brain-dead artificial intelligence, fighting them by yourself is just a question of whether you can be bothered repeatedly shooting them in the head for five minutes.
- Push Square
The combination of typical Bethesda bugs with an always online, multiplayer game is a bit deadly and led to more than a handful of problems that required a game reboot to resolve during our dozens of hours in the West Virginia wasteland.
- Game Rant
I’m far less amused, however, by the hive of deeply frustrating bugs that’s infested virtually all of Fallout 76’s systems. There are noticeable framerate dips and freezes for several seconds at a time that sometimes recover and sometimes crash the application, and these are as common as the rising and setting sun.
- IGN Southeast Asia
November 22, 2018 | Full review
With other human players around, this element has been for the large part lost. There is a vague narrative, in the sense that you have story quests, but the dialogue choices and wealth of NPCs that littered past Fallout games are entirely gone
- Trusted Reviews
November 22, 2018 | Full review
As for trying to team up, only once did I manage to even attempt to connect with a random player on my server. After a few thumbs-up emoticons, a bit of trading and jumping up and down (the usual online game courtship ritual), the “invite to team” prompt kept disappearing, and we resorted to sending screenshots over PlayStation messaging to try and figure out why the game wasn’t letting us work together.
- The Guardian
Too much trash to carry which then slows you down
- Pocket-lint
December 3, 2018 | Full review
The problem is at its worst on PC. While aiming is easier due to the precision of a mouse, everything else feels designed with a controller in mind. The Pip-Boy is a real nuisance. You’ll find yourself constantly activating the wrong menu even after hours of play.
- Digital Trends

From The Manufacturer

Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of Skyrim and Fallout 4, welcome you to Fallout 76, 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. Twenty-five 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 solo or join together as you explore, quest, build, and triumph against the wasteland’s greatest threats. Key Features: You will Emerge! 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. Mountain Splendorland! All-new graphics, lighting and landscape technology brings to life six distinct West Virginia regions. From the forests of Appalachia to the noxious crimson expanses of the Cranberry Bog, each region offers its own risks and rewards. Post-nuclear America has never looked so beautiful! A New American Dream! 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. The Power of the Atom! Go it alone or with fellow survivors to unlock access to the ultimate weapon – Nuclear Missiles. This destruction also creates a high-level zone with rare and valuable resources. Do you protect or unleash the power of the atom? The choice is yours. Platform/console restrictions will apply. Must be 18+ to participate. Access subject to requisite platform/console subscription, timing and territories, to be determined at Bethesdaʼs sole discretion. Participation requires Internet connection and acceptance of Bethesdaʼs end user license agreement, terms of ser vice, code of conduct and privacy policy. Additional terms and conditions may apply. INTERNET CONNECTION AND PLAYSTATION PLUS SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED, SOLD SEPARATELY. Contains In-Game Purchases.

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10. PS4 Fallout 76
Overall Score: 5.4
Expert Reviews: 9

An Overview On Multiplayer Games

You’ve been a gamer for years, honing your skills and dominating at even the higher levels. Only competing against yourself can get old, though. Your competitive spirit wants to go head to head with other gamers at your skill level.

At one time, playing against someone else meant sitting side by side, sharing a console. That isn’t always practical, though, especially as you get older and your gaming time is limited. Fortunately, the internet has made multiplayer gaming virtual. From the comfort of your home, you can compete against players on the other side of the world.

Most multiplayer games will match you with others who have a similar skillset. You can even form a team that you regularly play. This team may be made up of strangers, friends or a combination of both, but knowing they might be online brings a social element to gaming that you wouldn’t have in single-player mode. One of the best things about multiplayer mode is that some games let you chat with your fellow players, so make sure your game features this before you buy.

Of course, the top decider when you’re looking for a multiplayer game will relate to how well you like the game itself. Many big-name games now offer multiplayer mode, so chances are you can find a game you like that will give you this feature. For multiplayer mode, though, you’ll need to make sure the storyline is built for working in teams. If not, you may find the experience is less than satisfying.

If you have a mobile gaming device like a Nintendo Switch, you’ll find the multiplayer options are more flexible. You’ll be more likely to be playing your team in person, so it will be set up to accommodate that as well as the option of playing online. Look into the multiplayer options for games that sound interesting to you and choose one that seems like it would be fun.

DWYM Fun Fact

If you have a Nintendo Switch, multiplayer mode is part of a suite of features designed to bring friends together. Even when you aren’t playing, you can launch a chat with one of your online friends, although you’ll need a mobile app to do so. You can also pair one of your Joy-Cons with your Android phone, Mac or PC and play there. You’ll need a Nintendo Online subscription to go online and play in multiplayer mode. But once you’re set up, you can input the friend code of the person you want to play with, and they’ll receive an invitation to join you.

The Multiplayer Game Buying Guide

  • If you want the game with the best multiplayer experience, check out PS4’s “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.” You’ll get the choice of several different modes, including Control, which pits two teams against each other to alternate between attack and defense. Heist has two 5v5 teams that compete to capture a bag of cash, and Hardpoint puts two 5v5 teams against each other to capture and hold various objectives on the map.
  • XBOX ONE’s “Red Dead Redemption 2” has a new online multiplayer experience, which brings other players into the game. You’ll have the choice of joining a posse to complete missions together or play in Free Roam mode, where you can invite people to your session if you want to hang out while playing. If you choose the Quick Join option, you can quickly be matched with someone who can join you on missions.
  • If you want to participate in PS4’s “Monster Hunter: World’s” multiplayer options, you first should create a squad. Invite all the people you want on your squad and choose a clever name. You’ll then be set up to join a session in progress. You’ll just select Squad Session Search and, if one is in progress, jump right in if you want.
  • With Nintendo Switch’s “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate,” you have multiple options for joining others in your gameplay. If you’re in person, you can launch a local wireless game with up to eight players by linking up your Nintendo Switches. Online play gives you the option of playing against up to four players, matched based on your preferred rules and Global Smash Power. If you want to play with friends, just set up a private room, or you can play against only one friend who also has a Switch by setting up a single console and playing online in two-player mode.
  • “Call of Duty” has long been a gamer favorite, but PS4’s “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4” is better than ever. Not only does it provide multiplayer mode, but it has fluid shooting and a smaller map that intensifies the game. With this release, multiplayer moves to the next level, combining great gunplay with the ability to be more tactical in your gameplay.
  • One of the best things about XBOX ONE’s “Red Dead Redemption 2” is that no matter how many hours you play, it never gets old. The story is full of twists and turns, ensuring that no two gaming sessions will be alike. One of the best things about XBOX ONE’s “Red Dead Redemption 2,” though, is the beautiful, vast, realistic depictions of various American landscapes. You’ll truly feel immersed in the world.
  • PS4’s “Monster Hunter: World” is also impressive for its landscapes. This third-person action game will let you choose between high-resolution gameplay, if you have a 4K display or framerate gameplay to ensure your combat is as smooth as possible. In addition to the breathtaking visual detail, you’ll also enjoy the ongoing downloadable content updates you’ll get once you buy the game, ensuring you’ll always have something to anticipate.
  • Impressive, customizable music sets Nintendo Switch’s “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” apart from competitors. Choose what you want to hear and start playing. You’ll also get familiar characters and fast, fluid action that will keep even the most experienced gamers satisfied.
  • One complaint with PS4’s “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4” is that its quest to dominate the multiplayer experience has come at the expense of single-player mode. PS4’s “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4” doesn’t have a single-player campaign. If you plan to play in single-player mode, you may be disappointed. The overall goal of the developers is to eventually have a game that you can play solo or in groups and do completely away with the single/multiplayer binary.