It’s a wasteland out there.
Fallout 4 is just about here and there’s a host of Fallout fans who are going to leave their everyday lives behind to travel 250 years into the future to experience the game’s dystopic take on the fate of mankind. For those players, this will be a wasteland that visually looks better and offers more to do than previous Fallout games.
The story begins in 2287 with you escaping from a Vault-Tec vault as your infant son is kidnapped. Your quest is to find him. The open world this time around is centered in the Boston area, now referred to as the Commonwealth. A shadowy organization called the Institute seems to be behind the kidnapping.
Along the way, you’ll encounter other people trying to survive and a variety of other species intent on killing you. The journey can be made solo or with a companion, who can be one of several you encounter along the way. The companion comes in handy during combat and cannot be killed by enemies, only temporarily incapacitated.