Video Game Review: Fallout 76

Koll Severson, Staff Writer

Due to a nuclear war all over the world, Fallout takes place in a post-apocalyptic time in West Virginia. Creatures and humans have become exposed to too much radiation and have horrible mutations. Ghouls and the Scorched roam the streets, which are just like zombies. They were once human but are now almost unrecognizable. Mutant frogs and fireflies attack at random, and activated robots can be hostile or neutral.

Collect supplies to build your base, and grab a weapon. Watch out for West Virginia folklore/myths, like Mothman or the Grafton monster. Complete events with friends or go solo. You can even fire a nuke to explore, fighting high-level creatures. Keep the radiation away with radaways and quick healing stimpacks. Pick locks to get pre-war money and guns from safes. Some other players may be hostile and try to kill you and take your stuff. Defend yourself with shotguns, pistols, AKs, machetes, knifes, hammers, almost anything. Add turrets and traps to your base to help protect it.

Every time you level up, you get a bunch of perk cards. These help you do things, like get better loot, or fight enemies, or help your team. Hack terminals to make your way into a once-restricted area. Fight giant mole rats, vicious dogs, two-headed cows, and even giant crabs. This game is highly recommended for people who like to play games with friends.