Parents' Guide to

Fallout 4

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Gory nuclear apocalypse adventure full of mature concepts.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 86 parent reviews

age 4+
I let my son play it when he was 4. It is not scary and my son loves it. Stop babying your kids and let them grow up.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
6 people found this helpful.
age 10+

I recomend it

My great grand sons love it

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
Too much swearing
3 people found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (86):
Kids say (207):

This role-playing game is everything that players loved about Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas set in a new area. Fallout 4's nuclear wasteland is massive and rich with interesting places to discover and tales to enjoy. Around every bend is a factory, schoolhouse, abandoned mine, or police station loaded with loot and hiding narrative secrets worth seeking out. These memorable locations and the interesting stories they contain slowly combine to create a fascinating tapestry that elaborates on this weirdly retro-futuristic world, making it feel like a living, breathing place full of colorful characters and complicated social and political structures. Being at the center of it all can be an exhilarating experience.

But all of this can be said about previous games in the series. Aside from an expanded crafting system that finally gives players good reason to pick up some of the random stuff littering the wasteland (you'll actually find use for the ceramic in old toilets and the plastic in disposable cutlery), a slightly modified character progression system that places more focus on the franchise's popular "perk" abilities, and the larger role given to the game's Iron Man-like power armor, this game is very similar to some of its predecessors. Fallout 4 will be a delight for anyone simply looking for more of what they loved about the last couple of games but perhaps a smidgeon disappointing for players hoping for a game that significantly evolves the Fallout experience.

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