Top 10 Best Fallout 4 Companions

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  1. I would judge the “best” companion on what perk they give you, and how interesting their backstory is. For me, I liked McCready best overall based on those two criteria – but it really is pretty subjective.

  2. Avatar FalloutWOlf says:

    McCready all the way (because he likes stealing and most of the good stuff i find is owned) and he has an awsome side quest, and his perk makes me aim for the head more often now.

    1. Avatar FalloutWOlf says:

      Although strong isn’t bad WHY IS MCCREADY NUMBER 5, HES MUCH BETTER THAN THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2. Avatar WesleySnipes75 says:

      I like curie the best as if you do her quest she becomes a synth and you can give her armor and weapons also she makes you stimpacks which is great also when a synth she starts to have the feeling of love when you get her to a high relationship status with her she will speak more of this and I just love her accent

  3. Avatar Kitana B. says:

    I personally think that the list should be more of a persona judge rather than the stats. Obviously, this is my own opinion and I don’t mean to offend anyone.

    1. Ryan McKenna Ryan McKenna says:

      To be honest yeah, stats are important but players choose the companion they like the most, that fits their playstyle the most. This list is mostly to inform users who want companions with the best stats.

    2. Avatar Johnny Guitar says:

      Nick Valentine is dead last?! He is arguably the most tragic character in the game after the protagonist. He has great flavor, a great backstory and his quest line is actually interesting. Also sad to see Codsworth didn’t make this list. Preston Garvey is the third companion you meet btw. Codsworth, Dogmeat then Garvey.
      Valentine’s perk isn’t the best considering you already have infinite chances to hack terminals but as far as personality goes, Valentine is hard to beat.

  4. Avatar J Lyle says:

    Quest lines and personality traits aside, if you’re looking for plain old combat utility + carrying capacity, wouldn’t an upgraded automatron bot be a solid choice? I have these listed companions, Strong included, but I find my tricked out bot to be the most useful, and can have mods adjusted to suit specific missions when needed.

    1. Ryan McKenna Ryan McKenna says:

      Yeah man, I don’t include DLC stuff on these kind of lists though. It’s a hard choice since probably more people have DLCs than the amount of people who don’t, but at least everyone can make use of this list if I don’t include them 🙂

      I’ll probably start adding DLC honorable mentions at the end of each list actually

  5. Avatar Ronwell says:

    95% accuracy in the headshot while using a pistol or submachine gun from a far distance…so yeah, that bug made mccready’s perk make him the best companion!

  6. Avatar jamie says:

    No cogsworth?

    1. Avatar IrishAido says:


      I just bought this game 3 days ago and haven’t been able to put it down. I flat refuse to buy games when they come out for many reasons so I tend to completely avoid reading up on details of the game for about 2 years or so.

      This evening Codsworth approached me and asked me if I would like him to be my side kick so I thought ‘Yeah why not’ – not having a clue it would mean my dear buddy Dogmeat would be sent to another settlement. Man! That cut me up. I absolutely love dogs, and yeah…I know it’s only a game but the way they captured that sense of loss in the dog actually really upset me!

      Then on a mission with Codsworth the moron came from behind me and set me on fire. I died.

      I’m not quite sure why that happened because I was under the impression that your companions cannot harm you. I’m thinking it must be a bug because as much as I love the game, it really needs some serious work

      1. Avatar jack says:

        get the inspiration perk to rank 1 and you can equip a mirv to someone like nick and it wont do any damage to you

  7. Avatar MJ says:

    Codsworth, with a cryojet in one hand, and a flame jet in the other. Stay clear of him in combat areas until cleared. I constantly see him taking on entire groups of ghouls and super mutants stupid enough to be next to each other. It’s awesome. Can agree that strong is useful, but not really my number one pick. I can’t deal with his retardation either. He has nothing on Codsworth in that department. Piper is fun, and she’s pretty bad ass, but don’t give her anything explosive, like a missile launcher or fat man, or you’ll likely end up dead.

  8. Avatar bradley says:

    in my opinion the best non dlc and dlc companions are Macready and old Longfellow as they are both excellent shots and like when your sarcastic

  9. Avatar jack says:

    in my opinion piper and strong shouldn’t be on the list both of them cant sneak, the perks are ok but not good, strong is the hardest companion to raise affinity with.

    1. Avatar Jacal says:

      I’m a little late to the Fallout party but I currently have Strong as my companion and he’s adorable! The fact that it’s “harder” to raise his affinity makes his comments more endearing, like, DAMN I EARNED THAT SHIT. He dislikes a lot of things I do, but when I always used Stimpak on him, we’ve been BFFs since. <3

      "Why human help strong? Strong not human."

  10. Avatar Clint says:

    For the character I’m building Deacon’s perk is ideal. Spy meets assassin, a perfect match.

  11. Avatar Jacal says:

    I absolutely love Dogmeat but I prefer to keep him “safe” in the Sanctuary. Can’t stand to see him get hurt.

  12. Avatar Thewy says:

    How do you not use synth Curie?! She has a laser rifle, and is a great shot. Plus that voice of hers! McCready is ok I guess but he comes with a sniper and he takes too long to shoot

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