Review: Fallout 76 (Steam)

In Fallout 76: Wastelanders, people are coming back to West Virginia. Embark on a new quest for the Overseer, forge alliances with competing factions, and uncover the truth of what’s in the mountains.


  • Decent graphics.
  • 61.85gb download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Full controller support.
  • RPG gameplay.
  • Graphics-presets/monitor selection/window mode/resolution/depth of field/item fade/Fov slider/water, lighting, shadow quality/HUD opacity.
  • Can rebind controls.
  • Powerful character creator, anything and everything can be tweaked.
  • 3rd and 1st person views can be changed at any point with a button press.
  • Tutorial pops up videos as you play, the initial bunker scenario has stalled with info on them.
  • Steam trading cards.
  • Massive huge open world.
  • Camp-is portable and for a price ca be deployed anywhere, it allows you to build structures for crafting and cooking or even a town.
  • Play how you want.
  • Three modes of play-adventure/private/nuclear winter.
  • Nuclear Winter is a Battle Royale style game mode.
  • Can break items down into resources.
  • Earn EXP, level up and get perk cards, equip cards, and level them up to increase your stats or abilities.
  • Can pick up nigh on everything.
  • Compass-shows point of interest, markers for missions, personal marker.
  • Satisfying level up/reward pop-ups.
  • Food and hunger system in play which affects how stamina works.
  • Daily and weekly tasks.
  • Clear manageable mission markers.
  • Full building engine that allows Minecraft levels of creation and world-building.
  • Bobblehead collectibles.
  • Multiple choice interactions.
  • Task givers are humans/creatures I stead of voice tapes.
  • Lockpick locks for secrets.
  • Day/night cycle.
  • Uses the VATs system where you lock on to enemies but it doesn’t slow time like usual and I stead acts more like a targeted shot.


  • Loading times are long.
  • Private servers are on the Bethesda subscription service.
  • Stuck in the scenery a lot of times.
  • Characters look wooden.
  • The small dot is used for interaction so being precise can be a pain.
  • Loose gunplay.
  • Slow starter.
  • A lot of menu surfing.
  • The building is tricky and has confusing menus.
  • In-game purchases with real-world money.


  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Length - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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