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  • Summary: ATOM RPG is a post-apocalyptic indie game, inspired by classic CRPGs: Fallout, Wasteland, Deus Ex, Baldur's Gate and many others.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Jan 9, 2019
    90
    At first glance, ATOM might play out like the "Russian Fallout" it appears to be gameplay-wise, but its many layers contain so much more than just a tribute. Fans of old-school RPGs (as well as Soviet nostalgists) will certainly enjoy every single hour (and Ruble) they spend on it.
  2. Jan 23, 2019
    80
    Overall ATOM RPG stands tall on its own feet making for a great first entry by this dev team into the world of post-apocalyptic isometric RPG survival games.
  3. Mar 29, 2019
    80
    Atom RPG is a valiant effort for a small indie team.
  4. Jun 25, 2019
    70
    For an indie-RPG, this game runs well and has a good story attached. There are several characters to choose from and many attributes to learn and adjust as you go. If you were disappointed by Fallout:76, give this one a try as it feels a lot like one would expect a Fallout game to feel, without the disappointment!
  5. Jan 23, 2019
    65
    As there is no voice-over, all your interaction with the game’s story is text-based, and when the writing is as bad as it is in ATOM RPG, it becomes a chore and all enjoyment of the world is drained out of it. That’s not to say I’m going to stop playing it. As a system it is a genuinely good game, but as a world into which one sinks oneself, it’s viscous.
  6. Feb 3, 2019
    60
    Very difficult RPG playing in the post-apocalyptic Soviet Union, which is strongly based on Fallout, but never reaches it qualitatively.
  7. 40
    In its desire to stick to the original Fallout RPGs, ATOM RPG disregards the lessons CRPGs have learned in the intervening years. Fallen short of both its predecessors and contemporaries in the genre, ATOM RPG .

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 31
  2. Negative: 2 out of 31
  1. Jan 23, 2019
    10
    The game is masterpiece.

    Ideological heir of Fallout 1/2 with good craft system. Also have a interesting random encounters. A bit like
    The game is masterpiece.

    Ideological heir of Fallout 1/2 with good craft system.
    Also have a interesting random encounters.
    A bit like "Planet Alcatraz" series because of setting/humor.

    Since top-down turn-based RPG currently it is an endangered species - 10/10

    P.S. I hope that the creators will not leave the supporting of game and will improve new features.
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  2. Apr 8, 2019
    10
    Wanna play classic fallout in 2019? This game is your best choice! Very good hardcore old school RPG.
  3. Feb 13, 2019
    10
    Реинкарнация первых двух фаллаутов. Изумительно.
  4. Apr 24, 2020
    9
    Only negative thing is it has no voice acting for the characters. You will read a lot for sure. Other than that, charming! If you are oldOnly negative thing is it has no voice acting for the characters. You will read a lot for sure. Other than that, charming! If you are old enough to enjoy classic Fallout games, here you go! Expand
  5. Jul 17, 2019
    9
    The game has been finished only since v.1.1, but in a current state, it is a real masterpiece. An extremely realistic post-soviet world whichThe game has been finished only since v.1.1, but in a current state, it is a real masterpiece. An extremely realistic post-soviet world which feels particularly good after watching Chernobyl TV series. True old-school RPG adventure made by passionate enthusiasts who put their hearts and souls in their project.
    In a modern loot-grind-donate gaming world, it is almost a phenomenon that you can't miss.
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  6. Oct 12, 2019
    8
    It's a very difficult game to evaluate because it's a cheap indie game. I'll say 8, but with caveats.

    Probably the best thing about ATOM is
    It's a very difficult game to evaluate because it's a cheap indie game. I'll say 8, but with caveats.

    Probably the best thing about ATOM is that it's good at hiding its depth. My second playthrough was full of things I hadn't done the first time, although the end turned out rather similar. One never knows if a simple conversation will lead to an entire series of quests, or if it's just a dead end. The stats chosen at the beginning have an impact throughout the game. There are even bonuses for being unintelligent, and bonus conversations when your personality score is higher. Contrary to what some of the pro reviewers said, the writing can be quite good at times, although it's quite generic at others.

    Of course, there are downsides too. The levelling model is the same for the PC and companions, which means you can give companions skills they'll never use such as the "technical" skill that allows for computer and machine use. Combat with the companions is also quite frustrating because you don't control them. I found myself trying to block doorways so they wouldn't run past me in into harm's way. (There is no cover system.)
    The dialogues are also quite monotonous. As with too many games of this kind, you play the role of a person... with questions:
    a) what's your name?
    b) what do you do here?
    c) what should I know about this place?
    d) rumors?
    e) goodbye
    Get used to these questions because 90% of conversations don't go beyond them, and you'll be reading the similar honest yet boring responses. However, there is a major plus side to talking in this game: all the NPCs have different faces, usually of real human beings. Even though they're just postage stamp sized stills rather than 3d models, they add a lot of character to what would otherwise be just another generic nobody. In fact, I'd say this is the best single aspect of the game.
    (I recognized some of them as real people too. Your sailboat captain looks like John Malkovich. One of the security guards looks like Marian Pudzianowski, and I'm sure there are others I've forgotten.)

    Over all it was worth the price and I hope they make a sequel.
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  7. Feb 17, 2019
    0
    скучная пустая поделка на полноценную игру совсем не тянет

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