Best Fallout 4 Companions

Fallout 4 is a great game and here are some great companions in the game.

The Top Ten

1 Dogmeat

Man's best friend, even in the wasteland. Do anything and the dog won't judge you. Dog meat is especially useful too. He can trap enemies by biting their arms or legs and you can finish them off. Dogmeat is a great virtual pet I guess you can call him that I dunno. - SirSkeletorThe3rd

Bloody adorable German Shepard! Very lovely!

He's the only one who doesn't judge you. - Daviddv0601


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2 Nick Valentine

Really like this guy. He's witty and just bada**. It's great having him along when you have to hack terminals higher than your level or you're just too lazy to hack them. He is also good with lock picks as well. - SirSkeletorThe3rd

Best companion of all time he can hack MASTER TERMINALS! I will never change him until I find another one who also can hack master terminals

Who could be better than a synth detective

I love nick as a character with a amazing back story, especially when you get dima and the fat harbor quest line involved, and the “close to metal perk is while not great it definitely helps to have another shot at hack terminals

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3 Paladin Danse

Whats more awesome than a guy in power armor with a laser rifle? A guy in T-60 power armor with a laser rifle and in the Brotherhood of Steel. - SirSkeletorThe3rd

He may be useful in combat but his loyalty to the Brotherhood is unrealistic and idiotic You are simply not a cool cat Paladin

Just a absolute tank with a Gatling laser

He's Buzz Lightyear. - Daviddv0601

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4 Cait

Can't says you act nice to her in one of her lines when really all you do for her is Pickpocket, Take Drugs, Be Naked, And be a complete jerk to Sheffield. Get her affinity so low she leaves you, then after that murder her.

I feel she is kind of overrated. I mean, I don't hate her. She is definitely a sympathetic character. She has a tragic backstory and I can tell WHY people would love her. However, then we get to her attitude so at the same time, she becomes hard to like at the same time. I like her, but she wouldn't be my first choice. - Daviddv0601

A psychopath who will destroy anything in her path - SirSkeletorThe3rd


Listen, she might be a little evil, but she has her good side also.
She had a really hard past. She was alone for the first 23 years of her life.
She only took the chems to forget about all of it.
She also becomes really nice to Nate if he is in a romantic relationship with her OR has max affinity with her.
She likes it when you choose to get rid of super mutants in fort strong for the brotherhood.
She likes it when you return the Locket of the Abernathy farm to the deceased girl's father.
She hates it if you sell billy to bucket.
Yes, she dislikes it if you help settlements who can't defend themselves and need repeated help.
But she also defends hancock if you call him 'junkie', also she likes it when you help certain people like Daisy.
She is really funny also. Her reaction to Nate being the silver shroud is simply priceless...
She is secretly scared of spiders and likes horses, a few of you will already ...more

5 Piper Wright

Probably the most realistic and believable character in the game. People says she's annoying because she won't shut up well, I find her adorable in her own way. - Daviddv0601

A awesome and nosy news reporter. Give her the right weapons and she will blow away any enemy - SirSkeletorThe3rd

She cool don't put a dog a collar on her though

Great for exp when you go to new places. Plus I love the dialogue she has with little interactions. Love the nicknaming of the main character.

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6 Codsworth

So many memories with this guy. At the start when I was terrified by ghouls and any step would wake them in that city and I was stuck on some stairs he went ahead with his flamethrower and buzzsaw and saved me with no help needed. Sure he judges but this robot has more character than anyone else - he's family.

Codsworth feels like the last family member you have in a post apocalyptic and nuclear world

He's funny, has a british accent, actually calls you by your name, and is really tough! Also, Dogmeat sucks, his AI is dumb, he is the dumbest, slowest, most useless dog I've ever met... but hey, he's a dog. - EliHbk

He says my name. 'enough said. - Daviddv0601

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7 John Hancock

Hancock has the apocalyptic attitude of help those in need and kill those who need killing, which I like. Plus Hancock has a comedic personality that makes him more cool than Deacon, and I like Deacon. But what really makes him cool is that he is not characterless and obnoxious like Strong and Preston.

The most badass ghoul ever! He instantly greets you by stabbing a guy giving you trouble! - Daviddv0601

Huh... I never thought I'd be sexually attracted to ghoul before. Interesting.

Mostly good morals, funny and good weapon

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8 Curie

A French (hon hon hon baguette Eiffel Tower) Mr. Handy Robot found in Vault 81. She gives you a serum to save a little boy from dying. Or you can use it in yourself and the boy will die you heartless animal. I'm sure that of you give the serum to the boy Curie will become a follower. - SirSkeletorThe3rd

Love this girl, especially when she becomes a Synth and is so confused about herself. It's like having a daughter!

She is just so adorable! Then when she becomes a synth, you fall in love with her! - Daviddv0601

I think it’s so adorable when she gets excited about things in the commonwealth, she’s the best. 10/10 will always use curie (Synth) as my companion 😃

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9 Preston Garvey

If he didn't keep nagging you about Settlements, then he would be higher in my list. I do love his boy scout attitude. He believes in peace. However, he is not my number one because even though a peace-minded boy scout companion is good, you gotta show brutality in this war-torn world. He hates everything you do that's brutal and taking chems when they actually help you in battle. - Daviddv0601

An epic minuteman. He's also the leader of the Minutemen too. - SirSkeletorThe3rd

I'd vote in this pole, but I hear that another settlement needs my help.


Ok I'm done😐

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10 MacCready

Great companion I like the side quests that come with him, also his personality is very likeable. - JangoFett3

Great personality, looks bad ass in a tux, and is overall a perfect companion.

He's okay in my book. Not the best but it is cool to have another sniper with me. - Daviddv0601

Tough choice between him, deacon and Hancock, but MAcready is the best companion. He might not have all good morals, but he's great in combat and so sweet after romancing him.

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The Contenders

11 Deacon

How is Deacon below Preston, Deacon is my third favourite

He is the most mysterious character and I love him. We don't know if he's a synth or a human. We don't know his true origin and backstory. We don't know how he changes disguises so damn quick. That's what I love about him. I love his humor too. - Daviddv0601

Love how he changes outfits

Best compannion umder cait and nick

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12 Strong

Strong has his moments. There are times where he can be hilarious and sometimes, it is pretty cool to have a tank-sized beast companion along the road but most of the time, he can make me feel very uncomfortable. - Daviddv0601

A dim-witted yet useful Super Mutant. He can destroy everything in his path. - SirSkeletorThe3rd

Strong is not nearly as cool as Fawkes or Lily

Strong is the funniest companion I've ever seen

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13 Porter Gage

I think is is essential if you wanna play as a villain

Great character with a great backstory. He makes Nuka World better.

14 Old Longfellow

How is he so low on the list, unlike some companions (X6-88, Preston) he has an intriguing back story. Is companion quest out does all 4 of the others. I mean what's not like about a rough character like himself. He is definitely one of the highlights of the Far Harbor DLC

He may be DLC but he is really useful

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15 Ada

She is a companion you can do anything with at a robot workbench and she may not have a amazing background story but she still has a motive to kill the mechanists SPOILER and her robot army after adas caravan got murdered by the mechanists robots

16 X6-88

He's so bad he shouldn't even be on this list.

He is npt bad but he weapon sucks plus not many people side with institute

He sucks

1:good at combat
2:some what of a tank
3:can and will easily take down a vertibird
4:u can't romance so that's good
5:piper sucks

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