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Fallout 4 mod lets you play as Dogmeat

Dogmeat comforting Shaun in his crib. Dogmeat climbing into the cryo pod. Dogmeat on a challenging quest to find his lost son. Dogmeat romancing Hancock - oh, wow, this just got weird.

Fallout 4 mods have peaked, again.

Be The Dog - Playable Dogs by Abbalovesyou is amazing. It lets you play as a dog - either Dogmeat or one of the other kinds of dogs you meet as enemies in the Commonwealth.

As a dog you have two basic bites, and two power attacks - a jumping bite and a running jumping bite. You can equip any dog gear as long as it's not flagged as unavailable to the player. You still have a Pip-Boy on, and you can still recruit Dogmeat as a companion:


Here are some pictures of Dogmeat opening the door for the Vault-Tec representative in the game's intro:



There are no letters in English to describe the sounds I made on seeing these.

There are a few caveats to this mod: the Pip-Boy doesn't show up in first person, which is a right pain, and you'll need to either return to human briefly before the intro sequence ends or load a save outside Vault 111 to avoid crashes.

But still: amazing. If this is beyond your grasp at present (we're all waiting on Bethesda to switch on console mods for Fallout 4) please do hit the link above regardless; there are a ton of frankly adorable screenshots. It looks like you can mix and match with Dogmeat appearance mods for devastatingly cute results.

Oh, by the by: River, the dog who played Dogmeat in Fallout 4, recently took out Top Video Game Dog for her performance.

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Based in Australia and having come from a lengthy career in the Aussie games media, Brenna worked as VG247's remote Deputy Editor for several years, covering news and events from the other side of the planet to the rest of the team. After leaving VG247, Brenna retired from games media and crossed over to development, working as a writer on several video games.