Fallout 4

Bethesda Softworks
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Windows PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series
Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language, Use of Drugs
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Rating Summary
This is a role-playing game in which players assume the role of a fallout shelter resident attempting to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. From first- or third-person perspectives, players explore an open-world environment, collect and craft items/weapons, complete missions, and battle various enemies (e.g., mutated creatures, human survivors). Players use pistols, shotguns, rifles, machine guns, and explosives to kill enemies in ranged combat; players can also use bats, pipes, blades, and brass knuckles to defeat enemies in melee-style combat. Battles are frenetic, accompanied by realistic gunfire, explosions, cries of pain, and large blood-splatter effects. Some weapons/attacks result in slow-motion dismemberment and/or decapitation; other weapons result in enemies being blown apart into scattered limbs and chunks of flesh. During the course of the game, players can consume a variety of fictional drugs (e.g., Buffout, Jet, Psycho) through the use of a menu; repeated use of these drugs leads to an addiction status and various negative effects. The words “f**k,” “sh*t,” and “a*shole” are heard in the dialogue.

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