Fallout 2 PC

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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. PC Gamer
    89
    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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  1. Positive: 85 out of 95
  2. Negative: 3 out of 95
  1. Jan 2, 2013
    10
    My personal all-time favorite CRPG. I've been playing since it came out in 1998. The things I love are: great post-apocalyptic atmosphere,My personal all-time favorite CRPG. I've been playing since it came out in 1998. The things I love are: great post-apocalyptic atmosphere, awesome turn-based combat, non-linear playthrough and a variety of gamestyles/ways to solve quests/ways to win battles etc, variety of items/guns/ammo/armor, numerous sidequests, memorable NPCs...you name it! I'm hoping for a revival for this kind of games to come! 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. OlegO.
    Nov 17, 2007
    10
    Best RPG ever. Very unique.
  4. Theo
    Jan 24, 2007
    10
    Superb game..had it so many years and I still reinstall it and play like MAD!
  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. Nov 27, 2015
    9
    The Original great Tactical RPG Experience Masterpiece that is Fallout 2.
    This was my first Fallout I've played back in the days.
    The
    The Original great Tactical RPG Experience Masterpiece that is Fallout 2.
    This was my first Fallout I've played back in the days.
    The character building and how you wish to play it. Sneaky or guns blazing? High charisma and a speach only build. You could beat the game as you wanted. A true wasteland Fallout experience. The different speech options depending on your perks int and charisma. Yes the gripe was that not a lot has changed from Fallout 1 and not much has improved in the engine but for me this was not a big problem.
    Great story and soundtrack make you really immerse in the game. Spend countless hours exploring and questing. Finding interesting new easter eggs and fun facts.
    A lot of equipment, weapons and even a car to travel the wastelands. Some future looking equipment and old guns. Interesting locations with the limitations of that year the game has a lot of variance.
    A game that I come back from time to time just to have some fun.
    Great experience and a classic RPG. 9 out of 10.
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  7. Aug 15, 2013
    3
    I guess I should have played this when it came out to appreciate it. I bought it just recently because I loved Fallout 3 and Fallout NewI guess I should have played this when it came out to appreciate it. I bought it just recently because I loved Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas. It's just too much of a chore to play. I also hate the gun play in the games of this era (FO Tactics, Jagged Alliance 1&2, etc) where your guys can't hit anything they are not standing next to. It suck immersion out of a game when your guys is 5 meter away with a machinegun and doesn't hit once. Expand

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