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  • Summary: This latest entry in the post-nuclear "Fallout" series is not the third chronological installment, but rather a spin-off that takes place between the first two episodes and which shifts the focus of the series from its original RPG, story-based roots in favor of strategic, tactical, squad-based combat. Expand
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  1. Positive: 21 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. A very enjoyable game with an intriguing storyline, a captivating environment, and engrossing gameplay.
  2. The game has plenty of swearing, and lots of gore. I like running around nearly dead--you leave a big trail of red wherever you go. Ok, so maybe it is over the top, but at least somebody still has some cajones out there.
  3. For serious gamers who want a long squad-based game -- it's challenging, it has hours of gameplay, the Fallout universe is faithfully recreated and the production values are top-notch. It's not a game for everyone, though; the difficulty and squad-based strategy will turn some gamers off.
  4. It will push you to be a better gamer, but once complete it has little replay value.
  5. If you're a fan of squad-based combat, this title is a must!
  6. Contains all the best elements of its predecessors, and introduces novelties that will make it popular today.
  7. Many strategy fans will appreciate the depth and Fallout groupies will love the continuity, but some things like control in CTB mode or the pace in the classic style may drop bombs in the wrong places.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Mar 8, 2012
    10
    Fallout Tactics is a great game. Anyone who says this doesn't deserve the name "Fallout" hasn't played Fallout. The story is great, entertaining, and engaging, and straight out of the Fallout fiction. While the RPG elements of the previous two Fallout installments are mostly absent, Fallout Tactics gives you complete control of each member of your party down to the clothes they wear, the guns they carry, and exactly what they do. As you travel the wastes, you can pick up additional team members and types, making the customizability of this game and replayability immense. I have played and replayed this game multiple times, as the graphics and gameplay have stood up over the years quite well. My only complaint is the linearity of the storyline, but even then you can just go wander the wastelands if you feel like it, which is fun in itself (albeit dangerous). I wish I could find a game as well put together as Fallout Tactics these days. Expand
  2. JeffB.
    Jul 7, 2002
    10
    GGGGGRRRRRRRREEEEEAAAATTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
  3. KerryZ
    Dec 25, 2009
    10
    A classic 3rd person shooter - this game is awesome! Multiplayer functionality is really cool too. I would highly recommend this game.
  4. Sep 8, 2013
    9
    This is a really decent tactical squad game, i bought it as an x-com refugee looking for more of the same and was not disappointed. The building of your squad and play style is reminiscent of baldurs gate and you may nostalgically recognize more than a few voices throughout.

    It loses a mark for a few bugs to do with enemy miniguns and the annoying random attacks when you travel.
    72 hours in Sept, 2013.
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  5. Nov 4, 2012
    9
    Fallout Tactics is a neglected masterpiece. This game gets so much right: Great atmosphere, Great sound., Great level design. Great character levelling. Great Tactical combat. However the game also falls off badly in the second half. meaning that it is hard to appreciate all the brilliant design by the time you finish it. The way the game finlly ends and fails is tragic: : It is too linear and so is a kind of long railroad rather than a role playing game with any meaningful choices in it. The inventory system is wonderful, but unfortunately most inventory choices become redundant in the second half of the game by which time the player team is way overpowered and the game thus becomes dull, and boring before it reaches its final, rather uninspired conclusion. This is a game that badly needs to be rebuilt and perfected. The fundamentals are so good, that this could be the basis for a brilliant, brilliant role playing experience Expand
  6. MarekM
    Nov 18, 2009
    8
    This game is not really a Fallout, has weak plot (sometimes without any sense), but difficulty is high enough, combat needs thining and planning, and gives fun. Game balansing is good and there are many ways to finish missions. Expand
  7. Jul 31, 2014
    5
    Seems more like a mission to mission based game as in the Laser Squad series than an RPG like FO1 & FO2. Sound, graphics and animations are not to bad for a game this old. Though still being turn based and and the combat based on dice roll systems leaves the gamer out in the cold just watching the action. I think this old turn based mechanic has really had its day for me oh well. Expand

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