Fallout 4 with over 150 mods shows off post-apocalyptic survival at its finest
Anyone that's been hanging around GameCrate for a while knows that we love everything to do with Fallout 4 mods. We've run numerous “Mods of the Week” articles, covered the rise, fall, and rise again of Fallout 4 mods on consoles, and even compiled a few of our own custom modpacks we affectionately called Radpacks.
All of this means that we generally know our way around modding Fallout 4 in a variety of ways, but Reddit user Greenpeacekiller recently released a video that made us stop and take notice.
It caught our eye not only because it looks like a heck of a lot of fun, but because it shows off a version of Fallout 4 with over 150 mods, each with the sole purpose of turning Fallout 4 into a ridiculously atmospheric survival experience.
If S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and Fallout 4 Had a Baby
There's a long list of mods making this radioactive magic happen. If there's a mod that adds something to Fallout 4's survival experience, Greenpeacekiller has researched it, troubleshot it, and installed it with a few tweaks to make it his own.
He's packing detailed lightning mods and texture packs to give the game the unique atmosphere we see in the video, a significant number of more modern weapon mods to bring the game out of its 1950's aesthetic and make it feel a bit more true-to-life, and a number of quality of life mods that many feel should have been included in the vanilla game.
As if that wasn't enough, Greenpeacekiller added a number of mods to tweak the base survival difficulty, adding extra radiation damage and making valuable chems less common, reducing reload speed to make you rely on more careful precise shooting, and of course a custom difficulty rebalance that likely makes enemies and protagonist alike much more susceptible to even a single stray bullet.
He even added mods to reduce the player HUD to as minimal a setting as possible, mods to cut out unnecessary dialogue from the Sole Survivor, and several custom audio mods that bring the sound down to a much more immersive, near-silent affair so that the occasional modded environmental sounds come through loud and clear.
The result is an almost ridiculously immersive survival game that's only vaguely recognizable as Fallout 4. If we didn't know better, we would have assumed the game was actually a promising new standalone survival title taking inspiration from games like S.T.A.L.K.E.R., DayZ, and Metro 2033 rather than the Bethesda RPG we've spent hundreds of hours exploring.
This whole affair has us craving a solid triple-A open world survival title that could potentially shatter the stigma around the genre entirely. If Bethesda is considering a full-scale survival game for one of their soon-to-be-announced new IP's, this video easily has us sold on at least the concept, assuming they could pull off something similar to what hundreds of modders where able to do each in part.
The only downside to a modded variant of the game like this is that Greenpeacekiller doesn't have a pre-packaged download of his whole setup. It's definitely a combination of mods that we would love to try ourselves, but hunting down each individual mod to pull off the effect is a daunting task in and of itself.
If you're interested and potentially brave enough to give it a shot, you can find the full list of mods on the original Reddit post.
We suggest also checking out Greenpeacekiller's mod page on the Nexus. Like a good member of the Nexus Mod community, he endorsed most if not all of the mods he used in his build, so you should be able to find the bulk of what you need under his activity tab, as well as his personal gunshot and explosion audio mods under his file tab.
Would you be interested in seeing a true-blue survival game similar to what we've seen here? Do you think Bethesda would consider taking the plunge, or is it all just a modder's beautiful fantasy? Let us know in the comments below.