Back in 2008, just months before I moved to the Washington DC area, a little game called Fallout 3 came out. Not sure what to expect, I dove right in and ended up putting quite a bit of time into the game. Seven years later and they’ve finally released Fallout 4 upon the world. Sporting massively improved shooting mechanics and far more interesting companion characters than before, Fallout 4 looks to be a staple in my PS4 for months to come.
Having an expertly-designed character that looks more like me than any other game yet has made the experience more immersive than ever before. The weapon and armor crafting system is also amazing as I currently have a handgun that I’ve modded enough that I named it. The world is huge and way more varied than in the past games, which makes it a delight to explore. Not to mention Nick Valentine is one of the coolest partner characters in any of these games to date. All this makes it easy to pick Fallout 4 as my number 7 game in my top 10 for the year. Also, my handgun’s name is Val.