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  • Summary: It's been 80 long years since your ancestor trod across the wastelands. As you search for the Garden of Eden Creation Kit to save your primitive village, your path is strewn with crippling radiation, megalomaniac mutants, and a relentless stream of lies, deceit, and treachery. You begin toIt's been 80 long years since your ancestor trod across the wastelands. As you search for the Garden of Eden Creation Kit to save your primitive village, your path is strewn with crippling radiation, megalomaniac mutants, and a relentless stream of lies, deceit, and treachery. You begin to wonder if anyone really stands to gain anything from this brave new world. [Interplay] Expand
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Nothing short of superb - it takes "Fallout," expands upon it, enriches it, enhances it in so many ways that it makes one feel as if the original was immature.
  2. 100
    Few RPGs provide so deft a balance between the wandering monster-slaying and the NPC interaction phases of role-playing.
  3. A worthy successor to Fallout 1, and for those who loved the original they're in for a whole new experience.
  4. If you value character development, old-fashioned gameplay, and a good plot, this game delivers on all counts. [Feb 1999, p.178]
  5. Much broader in scope and storyline than was its predecessor. There is much more to see and do in this game. Best of all, the much-maligned time limit from Fallout is absent.
  6. Perhaps even more so than its predecessor, Fallout 2 contains dozens of subtle and more often not-so-subtle references to cult movies, television icons, and other aspects of popular culture.
  7. This year's post-apocalyptic nuclear Christmas experience won't be as good as it was last year. Lack of improvement over the first and a high number of bugs are the main reasons.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 79 out of 86
  2. Negative: 3 out of 86
  1. Mar 1, 2015
    10
    One of the best single player post nuclear games I've ever played. Not even Fallout 3 has managed to touch this game in terms ofOne of the best single player post nuclear games I've ever played. Not even Fallout 3 has managed to touch this game in terms of plot/writing/choices. Expand
  2. DickR
    Dec 19, 2009
    10
    Absolutely the best RPG game I've ever played. It is a true non-linear game that lets you do pretty much whatever you want. It is fully Absolutely the best RPG game I've ever played. It is a true non-linear game that lets you do pretty much whatever you want. It is fully possible to smash orphans in the groin with a sledge hammer, if you are so inclined. The game suffers from a myriad of bugs in its original form, applying "Killap's Unofficial Fallout 2 Patch" removes most of the bugs and adds a bit of extra content. Expand
  3. Oct 6, 2014
    10
    Game for the ages, the best creation in the gaming industry.Huge variability, interesting stories, amazing world and a giant study of theGame for the ages, the best creation in the gaming industry.Huge variability, interesting stories, amazing world and a giant study of the gaming universeThis is one of those games that will please everyone. And what beautiful music here! Depressive motives they drive into depression and create an incredible atmosphere. 10 out of 10, the best game. Expand
  4. LisacT.
    Sep 27, 2006
    10
    This truly non-linear RPG set in the dark post-apocalyptic future based on the '1950s culture and filled with well-known pop-references This truly non-linear RPG set in the dark post-apocalyptic future based on the '1950s culture and filled with well-known pop-references is still an unmatched example of gameplay and atmosphere one game can offer. Pure 10. Expand
  5. OdairF.
    Apr 23, 2003
    10
    We could end up just like that and we gotta watch our backs, a damn fine game to me, enough to keep me sitting at the keyboard for a long We could end up just like that and we gotta watch our backs, a damn fine game to me, enough to keep me sitting at the keyboard for a long time roaming through the wastelands. Expand
  6. Aug 5, 2011
    9
    I have been a fan of the Fallout series since I grabbed the first game way back when, the first one was great, but I've never been able toI have been a fan of the Fallout series since I grabbed the first game way back when, the first one was great, but I've never been able to finish the second, I played through the story line at least twice and get stuck at the same spot every time. There are a lot of great improvements to the second from the first, but I don't feel it completely lived up to Fallout 1 Expand
  7. Oct 2, 2014
    0
    Old piece of **** which is worst than Wasteland 2 If somebody say something other, he is lier. This game has old ugly Graphic, stupid story,Old piece of **** which is worst than Wasteland 2 If somebody say something other, he is lier. This game has old ugly Graphic, stupid story, many bugs, story is really short and stupid. Expand

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