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  • Summary: Mankind teeters on the edge of extinction, clinging to the bones of the old world while trying to recover long forgotten secrets. The Grand Canyon is the last bastion of humanity. The Shiva virus, which wiped out nearly all of humanity, has left the survivors and subsequent generationsMankind teeters on the edge of extinction, clinging to the bones of the old world while trying to recover long forgotten secrets. The Grand Canyon is the last bastion of humanity. The Shiva virus, which wiped out nearly all of humanity, has left the survivors and subsequent generations altered. The virus caused mutations, some of which were benign, some malignant, and just some incredible. It is your choice to either rise above the hardships of the post-apocalyptic world and rebuild what was lost or embrace the destruction and erase the corrupt world that remains. Where will you stand in the fight for Fallen Earth? [Steam] Expand
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Fallen Earth has done its homework on post-apocalyptic worlds. It really captivates the player, assuming he isn't scared away by steep learning curve. The game has a lot of potential, let's hope the masses realize it too. [Jan 2010]
  2. Fallen Earth is truly a nice MMORPG. In spite of its mix of well-known and overused gameplay formulas and storyline ideas, some of which are very close to Fallout 3, the end product is really various and immersive, and its 5000 square kilometres map is simply astonishing.
  3. 81
    The game itself is like nothing else on the market. The steep initial learning curve will filter out all but a certain type of player. Those who give the game a chance and can handle being completely in control of their character's destiny will find a deeply nuanced and rewarding play experience that is unique among its competitors.
  4. For something so apocalyptic, it feels like it's got a bright future ahead of it.
  5. Fallen Earth has a great atmosphere and a very deep character skills and crafting system. The flip side of the coin is the poor visual and a not so good as It was supposed to be quests system.
  6. Fallen Earth doesn’t exude the polish witnessed in recent MMOs. It’s barely adequate in terms of visuals, excruciating stretches of nothing are common, and I have never encountered so many bugs in a launch-product. And yet, it’s crawled beneath my skin.
  7. Overstretched on launch, Fallen Earth is broken in too many places. Wait a while and the ambitious world could be impressive. [Dec 2009, p.84]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 74
  2. Negative: 21 out of 74
  1. Aug 2, 2012
    10
    This game is so far beyond what i expected its rediculous
    The crafting enables people to create about everything in the game and if you play
    This game is so far beyond what i expected its rediculous
    The crafting enables people to create about everything in the game and if you play the free to play you can still win and have everything anyone else does it just takes longer.
    The story is wonderful the graphics are solid if you can crank them out it looks really good.
    The towns and NPC's really make the game come alive and i spent 5 bucks at the game store and recieved a freakin ton of welcome gift items free as well as unlocks for crafting, character slots, chip limit all unlocked and stays unlocked.. i stopped playing wow after 6 years and this is the first MMO i found that i can really dive into.
    Picture Fallout and road warrior as an mmo and thats a rough idea of the setting.
    deff 10 from me and there is not more limited trial its wide open to anyone @ 60 hours i am just leaving the starter town if that gives you any idea.
    great game play it
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  2. peterj
    Oct 27, 2009
    10
    10 for being a game that bravely challenges the current MMO formula and, even though it still room for improvements, manages to deliver a fun 10 for being a game that bravely challenges the current MMO formula and, even though it still room for improvements, manages to deliver a fun game! that´s just not very common in this genre. Expand
  3. JacksonH
    Jan 1, 2010
    9
    The game is glitchy at times, but the mechanics more than make up for it. You have to craft nearly 100% of everything you use. Everything. The game is glitchy at times, but the mechanics more than make up for it. You have to craft nearly 100% of everything you use. Everything. You harvest, you craft, you shoot, you do it all over again. The skill based system is refreshing as well. Albeit very unforgiving if you make a mistake, but still... you have plenty of time to figure out what you want. This game is good. It could be great if they fixed the lag with the mobs and cleaned up the animations... Mad Max, meets the Postman meets the Book of Eli.... that is what Fallen Earth is. And it's worth trying. There is a free trial, and the game could be had for $25 on steam and other direct downloads. Expand
  4. DeliberatlyOffensive
    Oct 7, 2009
    8
    At last something innovative in the MMORPG Sector. Exceeds all newly released MMOs in quality and ambition. It is Old-School by design, has a At last something innovative in the MMORPG Sector. Exceeds all newly released MMOs in quality and ambition. It is Old-School by design, has a excellent crafting system and is fun to play. If you don't like Mainstream Games like Aion and if you want a challenge this is just the Game for you. The environment is very atmospheric and well designed, the seamless world design is a great thing too. I only rated this with 8 because I'm not at the maximal level. 9 or even 10 will be appropiate if this game is able to entertain people at the maximal level. Expand
  5. Apr 13, 2012
    5
    This game didn't do it for me. The developers seem to have put a lot of effort into the equipment, crafting, and skill system, which isThis game didn't do it for me. The developers seem to have put a lot of effort into the equipment, crafting, and skill system, which is complex and vaguely interesting. But the game is really let down by substandard graphics and a poor combat system. I lost interest before I really got to explore the game much and didn't try the PvP side. But hey it's free to play (not sure what you get from paying) so I'd say for anyone interesting in a post-apocalyptic themed MMO check it out it might do it for you. Expand
  6. James
    Oct 10, 2009
    3
    Very disappointing. The game itself has a interesting and well made story concept, but the graphics engine is horribly lacking. Add in an Very disappointing. The game itself has a interesting and well made story concept, but the graphics engine is horribly lacking. Add in an extremely repetitive quest system and the fact that there are no little things to help keep your interest, I'm forced to suggest that everyone keep away from this. Maybe if they fix the huge lag and stability issues. Not to mention the lack of content. Maybe then it will be worth playing. But even then it certainly will never be worth the monthly payment plus the upfront cost of $50. Expand
  7. Jul 6, 2014
    0
    Don't go near this game!!! The developers told me themselves they don't care about players just money! That is why it is pay 2 play nothingDon't go near this game!!! The developers told me themselves they don't care about players just money! That is why it is pay 2 play nothing more nothing less. If I can figure a class action lawsuit I would because the developers and GM's don't care about anything but themselves the developers probably came from EA it's that bad!! Metacritic doesn't care either or they would only play free to play then review the whole game! Expand

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