Bethesda's dystopic Fallout 4 might have been good looking upon release, but it's not exempt from our quest to show off games at the lowest of low settings. In this episode of Potato Mode, the series where the graphics of great looking games are dialed back to zero, Joey and Rob turn Fallout 4's desolate wastes into total mush.
Joey and Rob take on the role of '90s magician Lance Burton to put on a show that'll bring a little joy to the Wasteland. His magic tricks work some wonders on the game's textures, in that they disappear entirely. Ta-dah! Everyone's a mannequin!
While this version of Fallout 4 is more like Failout 4, you can enjoy it with improvements on Xbox One X and PS4 Pro, as both systems have enhancement updates for the title. In 2015, Fallout 4 was undoubtedly one of the top games of the year. Peter Brown said in our Fallout 4 review, "Fallout 4 is an argument for substance over style, and an excellent addition to the revered open-world series,"
"In the grand scheme of things, Fallout 4's minor issues pale in comparison to its successes," Brown said, who gave the title a 9/10. "When you put the controller down, you think about the friend you betrayed to benefit another, the shifting tide of an incredible battle, or the moment you opened a drawer and found someone's discarded effects, making you wonder how they felt before the bombs fell. In moments like these, Fallout 4 can be an intoxicating experience. You're often forced to sacrifice something--a relationship, a lucrative opportunity, or your health--to make gains elsewhere. And the deeper down the rabbit hole you go, the more you wonder: what if I chose a different path?"
Want to see more of your favorite, beautiful games turned into mush? Check out the rest of the Potato Mode videos, like the time Joey and Jean-Luc sent Doom's graphics to Hell, or how muddy GTA V becomes when its graphics are dialed back as far as they can go.