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
  • Developer: Black Isle Studios
  • Genre(s): Role-Playing, First-Person, First-Person, PC-style RPG, Western-Style
  • # of players: 1 Player
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  • Rating: M
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. 100
    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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 92 out of 105
  2. Negative: 4 out of 105
  1. 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
  2. Sep 2, 2013
    10
    How can anyone give a 9 to this game?I guess they didnt try to play it with an unarmed specialist like I do.The game is perfect.One of theHow can anyone give a 9 to this game?I guess they didnt try to play it with an unarmed specialist like I do.The game is perfect.One of the best games for the PC that will never lose its value. Expand
  3. Maran
    Mar 24, 2008
    10
    I've played more RPG's than most people will ever even read about and I can honestly say, Fallout was the pinnacle of roleplaying I've played more RPG's than most people will ever even read about and I can honestly say, Fallout was the pinnacle of roleplaying for its time, in many ways its still not been surpassed. Judging it by the standards of its time, it blew everything else away. The story is different and setting almost a unique amongst rpg Expand
  4. WillF.
    May 14, 2007
    10
    Best Game Ever, Fallout is truely the best example of a RPG experience , with a madmax-like world , its just awsome ..all the humor and Best Game Ever, Fallout is truely the best example of a RPG experience , with a madmax-like world , its just awsome ..all the humor and gore-ish ambiance ..it still has to be toped in my book . Expand
  5. GlassEye67
    Aug 22, 2009
    9
    I have to give this game a 'nine' plus rating because it is not for everyone. It is still a classic game as is the first Fallout. I have to give this game a 'nine' plus rating because it is not for everyone. It is still a classic game as is the first Fallout. Imagine the Bioware D&D series of the Forgotton Realms that you have played turned into a apocolyptic, road warrior type, rpg. I have loved this series for many years. But if you are expecting a first person shooter you should be informed that it is a strategy game. Mega mohawks, shootguns, ak47s, techno punk with leather armor all on a game board to move and beat the computerized components hex/octo movement engine. Best unique non-traditional rpg ever made. Expand
  6. Nov 11, 2011
    9
    Incredible Game. Expands on the first game exponentially. It is many times larger, longer, and much more fun to play. While the first game wasIncredible Game. Expands on the first game exponentially. It is many times larger, longer, and much more fun to play. While the first game was such a revolutionary concept for its time, Fallout 2 is simply a blast to play even today with its incredibly outdated (even for 1998) birds-eye view graphics. The only true fault is the near suffocating amount of inane pop culture references that are thrown in at every opportunity, which can at times detract from the often dark and serious tone of the game. 9/10 Expand
  7. Sep 15, 2016
    1
    While the game has an interesting premise, Interplay, as evident by its later work has managed to screw up one of the best ideas in video gameWhile the game has an interesting premise, Interplay, as evident by its later work has managed to screw up one of the best ideas in video game history. Thank God someone else bought the franchise. Expand

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