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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. 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. Negative: 4 out of 164
  1. Jun 3, 2019
    10
    Война никогда не меняется. Эталон своего игрового жанра.
  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. Feb 17, 2022
    10
    Played AGAIN with the Restoration Project. The game is still top with the same bugs like missing shots on 95%. But still playable, cool, nicePlayed AGAIN with the Restoration Project. The game is still top with the same bugs like missing shots on 95%. But still playable, cool, nice dialogues. It's more logical with the improvements and additional quests. No more cheese of going straight to Navarro.
    Will always remember the day when my cousin brought me this game as a present on the CD. Though, I didn't play Fallout 1 before that.
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  4. AaronO.
    Dec 21, 2004
    10
    Best RPG ever!!!!!
  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 3, 2014
    9
    The legend continues. Excellent continuation of one of the best games of all time with twice as much content. Double the gameplay time, doubleThe legend continues. Excellent continuation of one of the best games of all time with twice as much content. Double the gameplay time, double the character level, very good writing, all the shortcomings of the first Fallout fixed (quest logs, companions control..) and on top of that add a new shiny post-apo car for your desert travelling. Hmmm. On the other hand, the overall experience isn't as masterfully compact as it is in the original Fallout and it's basically the same thing all over again, samey visuals, music, experience etc. But when you got your favourite, the most delicious food in the world, can you complain when you get it again and in double the portion? I certainly can't, both Fallout 1 and 2 are classics of the genre and must plays for all cRPG's or post-apocalyptic lovers. 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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