Fallout 4 was one of the most successful entries in the Fallout series, with many players praising its group play. However, it has been criticized for some of its role-playing elements, as well as its replayability. However, Fallout 4 is still a staple in the hearts of many players, and that doesn’t look like it’s set to change anytime soon.
As an older game, the requirements for Fallout 4 are not too high. However, as an open-world RPG, the game does have some graphically-demanding environments and weapon fights. We’ll go into a full evaluation of Fallout 4’s system requirements below.
About Fallout 4
Fallout 4 is the fifth addition to the Fallout franchise, released in November 2015. In the game, you become the “sole survivor” of a vault after a nuclear apocalypse. The game was critically acclaimed when it launched, willing the Game of the Year award and Best Game award shortly after.
Since it’s been a few years since Fallout 4 launched, our computer hardware has had time to surpass what used to be a graphically demanding game. Nowadays, most modern computers should be able to run it well.
- Release Date: November 10th, 2015
- Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
- Genre: RPG
- Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
- Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Fallout 4 Benchmarks
Since Fallout 4 is an RPG, most players should be able to play it with a relatively inexpensive PC. Those who want to see the full graphics of the world that Fallout 4 has to over may want to upgrade a bit, but anyone with a relatively modern PC should be able to run the game with little difficulty.
Minimum System Requirements
Recommended System Requirements
Optimal PC Builds
Graphics purists will want to have a relatively decent PC to enjoy the full range of Fallout 4’s graphics and gameplay. Some fight scenes can get intense, and a slightly-higher quality PC will help to prevent framerate spikes or other bothersome graphical issues.
However, most players should be able to run the game even with a budget PC. Most laptops will be able to run the game, too, potentially while lowering some graphics settings.
If you’re looking to get the most out of the game, we recommend starting with a $500 PC, as anything cheaper will likely need to rely on integrated graphics. Anything newer than that should run Fallout 4 without a problem!
Rose has been combining her love for gaming with her passion for writing for years. She enjoys tinkering with PCs, scoping out the latest games, and whiling away the hours at her computer – usually by writing about her findings.