Fallout 4 has been suffering from content drought for quite some time, which is understandable. The game is eight years old at this point and busy with other projects, and Bethesda is focusing on other, more lucrative titles.
But suppose there is one thing Bethesda’s games are famous for. In that case, it’s the dedicated modding community and the vast possibilities to add pretty much anything to the game, from small cosmetic items to full-on DLC-sized mods with storylines, quests, and mechanics.
One such massive mod is Fallout 4: Last Stand of the Commonwealth. Last Stand of the Commonwealth builds upon Sim Settlements 2, and this is the final chapter in their modding journey. Last Stand of the Commonwealth sees the players taking settlements to war, capturing the non-settlement territories, and gathering allies to help fight back the Gunner invasion. Players can transform settlements into military outposts, recruiting and training settlers for battles against the Gunners. With new building classes like Armory and Mess Hall, players prepare for war, forming alliances to gain advantages and expanding control beyond settlements.
The narrative offers multiple endings, allowing players to shape the fate of characters, utilize powerful weapons, and introduce medical breakthroughs while interacting with new companions and the intriguing New Liberty Trading Company.
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The mod is currently free to play on Betheda’s mod site, and if you miss the chance, you can always get it for free from Nexus Mods. This is truly an outstanding opportunity to improve what many players considered to be the most overhyped but disappointing system in the game.
One common criticism is the lack of intuitive controls and the somewhat clunky interface, which made it challenging to create elaborate structures. The system also seemed disconnected from the main story for some players, making the settlement-building aspect feel more like a side activity rather than an integral part of the game.
Finally, the repetitive nature of settlement defense quests and the need for constant resource management can become tedious for those looking for a more streamlined experience.
Sim Settlements 2 takes a different approach without changing much of the original mechanics, but it sure does make the settlements more palatable.
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