Fallout 4 Is Way Worse Than Fallout 3. Here’s Why
Fallout 4 has released worldwide (well, except for Japan). So, does it live up to the hype? To find out we compared the review scores of Fallout 4 vs Fallout 3 to gauge which is the better game.
We used the PC version of Fallout 4 for the comparison since this is the version that has performed consistently across all generation of hardware. Also, Fallout 4 currently has 19 reviews on PC while Fallout 3 had 48. For a fair comparison, we only considered review from sites that had reviewed both Fallout 3 and Fallout 4.
Finally, we used Metacritic to form a gauge on the general consensus of the game.
So, without further Ado here are the scores:
|Review Site||Fallout 4||Fallout 3|
|Game Over Online||85||90|
|Metacritic User Rating||4.7||8|
What is immediately apparent is that pretty much across the board, Fallout 3 is the better game.
In the chart above we can see that Fallout 4 scored only 3 times higher than Fallout 3, while Fallout 3 scored a whopping 8 times higher which is more than double.
If we tally the score, we find that the delta is more than 54 review points. Note that for this graph, we converted the Metacritic User Score from base 10 to base 100 for an apples to apples comparison. One reason for the massive difference is the abysmal user review scores for Fallout 4 vs 3.
Well, there you have it folks. At least in this stage, Fallout 4 is worse than Fallout 3. The major complaint seems to be in the graphics department since Fallout 4 doesn’t look that much better than 3. This is exacerbated by the fact that Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt is an equally big (if not bigger) open world game than Fallout 4 and looks way better.
To further drive the point, Fallout 4 currently holds only 77% positive reviews whereas Fallout 3 is at 83%. PC gamers are a demanding bunch and the general opinion online is that Fallout 4 is more of the same-old same-old as Fallout 3 while not pushing the open world RPG envelope as other games have recently done so.
The critics seem to think so and so does the average gamers. However, as more sites review the game and the average gamer mindset stabilises (if at all) the outcome may change.
I don’t know about you guys, but I am thoroughly enjoying my time in the new Fallout, especially with the fully voice acted main character, an engrossing story, settlements to build and defend, improved gunplay, weapons to craft and what not. Plus, Fallout 4 seems less buggy than most of Bethesda’s open world games at launch date.
I’m not entirely sure that the low scores that Fallout 4 is getting is exactly warranted. But I’m interested in what you guys think. So, sound off in the comments section below! And until then keep on exploring the wasteland!