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Fallout 4 ultimate guide

Ready to head into the wasteland, Vault Dweller? Then check out of all GameSpot's stories and videos, including a full list of perks, top places to loot, beginners' guides, base building tips and much more.

Fallout 4 is finally upon us, and like previous games in this heralded series, it's a complex, involving and at times complex experience that defies easy explanation. With that in mind, we've forged ahead into the wilds of Boston to present you with a comprehensive list of tips, tricks, advice, and guides to help make your adventure in the irradiated wastes just a little bit easier. And keep coming back here as the days and weeks progress for even more Fallout 4 goodness.

Beginner's Guide to Fallout 4

Are you a newcomer to the Fallout series? Then check out this handy guide explaining everything you need to know to get started.

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Every S.P.E.C.I.A.L. perk in Fallout 4

Perks can be the difference between success and failure in Fallout 4. We've compiled all of the available S.P.E.C.I.A.L. perks here so you can plan out how your character grows as you rack up the hours in Fallout 4.

Top places to loot in your first few hours in Fallout 4

The wasteland is a large, intimidating place, especially in the first few hours of your Fallout 4 experience. We've compiled the best places to find gear, meds and loot in and around the starting zone of the game to give you the best chance of survival.

Fallout 4 essential tips

It's a tough life out there, but we can make it a little easier for you with these essential gameplay tips. Stay sharp Vault Dweller!

Fallout 4 graphics comparison

Which platform makes post-apocalyptic Boston shine the brightest? Check out our graphics comparison to find out!

Five secret video games you can play in Fallout 4

Video games are inside Fallout 4 (ones you can play in your in-game Pip Boy, at any rate). Danny O'Dwyer tracks them down and tells you what's worth your time.


Beginner's guide to base building

Base building in Fallout 4 can be a complex endeavor, but we've put together this handy video to show you the ropes.


Check out some 1080p/60fps PC footage of Fallout 4 in action

The PC is the platform where Fallout 4's visuals shine, and we've recorded some gameplay to show off Fallout at its best.

A visual journey through Fallout 4

It may not be the most graphically outstanding game, but Fallout 4 still manages to pump out some impressive vistas. Check out some of our favorite views from within the game in this gallery.