Fallout 4 - Buyer's Guide

Explore a post-apocalyptic world in Fallout 4, but beware of the Next Gen update's devastating problems and Bethesda's shocking handling of the community.
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In a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by nuclear war, Fallout 4 thrusts players into a massive open world where every second counts in the fight for survival. As the last hope of Vault 111, players must rebuild and determine the fate of the Wasteland, making choices that impact the entire world. With unparalleled freedom, a complex character system, and stunning next-gen graphics, Fallout 4 redefines the open-world gaming experience.

Should I play Fallout 4 in 2024?

The good

Fallout 4 is a wonderful game with a massive fan base, even nine years after its release. The game has a dedicated modding community, with many creative and useful mods available. The game’s setting and story are well-received by many players.

The bad

Unfortunately, the recent “Next Gen” update has caused widespread problems, including:

  • Broken mod support, affecting thousands of mods and hours of user-generated content.
  • Game-breaking bugs and glitches, making the game unplayable for many players.
  • Lack of communication and transparency from Bethesda, leading to frustration and disappointment among fans.
  • The update has also introduced new bugs and technical issues, adding to the overall frustration.

The ugly

The situation has led to widespread criticism and outrage from the Fallout 4 community. Many players are angry, frustrated, and disappointed by the utter incompetence and disregard for the community shown by Bethesda. The update’s purpose seems to have been to intentionally break the modding community and punish players who use mods.


Based on the reviews and feedback, I strongly advise against playing Fallout 4 at this time. The game is unplayable due to the update, and even reverting back to an older version or using mods is problematic. Bethesda’s handling of the situation has damaged the community’s trust and has led to a general sense of disappointment and frustration. It’s best to wait until Bethesda addresses the issues and restores the game to a playable state.

If you’re a fan of the Fallout series, I recommend exploring other games in the series or waiting for Bethesda to release a fix or a patch that restores the game to its previous state.

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