Parents' Guide to

Fallout 4: Far Harbor

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

First-person RPG add-on is bloody, brutal, full of choices.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

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age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+

Who reviewed this?

Whats the point of reviewing dlc? If the kid already got the go ahead to play Fallout 4, a very mature game indeed, then whats the point of reviewing literally any dlc. Its just more of the same. Thats the point of dlc. Whos idea was this?

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
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This open-ended role-playing adventure doubles down on what players were provided in the original. That means more great stories -- including a terrific whodunit set in a posh hotel populated by centuries-old cyborgs -- filled with interesting characters, a new world full of secrets to explore, and dozens of new quests to complete. While it's mostly just more of what we've previously seen, the main storyline introduces a couple of novel ideas, including a set of Minecraft-inspired puzzles that have players building code inside a virtual environment. Speedier players can churn through the main story in maybe five hours, but add in optional quests and you can expect around 15 hours of fresh content (depending on how you play) -- plenty for a full boxed game, let alone a piece of DLC.

That said, Far Harbor does little to correct many of the problems in the base game. It's still one of the ugliest big-budget releases for next-generation systems, thanks to its often flat, monotone textures. Plus, nothing has been done to alleviate the original's seemingly endless inventory-management tasks. And you can still expect lots of immersion-killing bugs, including characters who try to leave a room but instead endlessly run in place against a wall. If you can look past these problems, though, you'll find in Far Harbor a vivid new world full of interesting tales worth seeking out.

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