Arguably the biggest and best game of the series, Fallout 3 was revolutionary at the time for the way it changed the post-apocalyptic open world landscape, and expanded on a beloved series of RPG games that came before it. Followed by the spin-off Fallout: New Vegas, Bethesda was on a high, and it wouldn’t be until 2015 that we returned to the world of the Great War with Fallout 4. But with the lofty heights of these games setting expectations quite high for the future, it was only a matter of time until things came crashing down like a nuclear warhead on a Scorched base – and it seems that Bethesda’s latest offering is the one to cop the radioactive heat.
Following on from the relative success of The Elder Scrolls Online, it was inevitable that a title like Fallout would follow suit, which is what he have received with Fallout 76. On paper, an open-world online Fallout game sounds amazing – taking to the radiated wastelands of West Virginia after being locked in Vault 76 for generations and uncovering how the world has changed, all while playing with your friends and discovering the mysteries together. It is such a shame that what could have been amazing instead feels half-baked and unfinished; almost as if the game itself is still in the beta stage that opened merely weeks before launch.