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  • Summary: Underrail is an old-school turn-based isometric indie role playing game that focuses on exploration and combat. The game is set in a distant future, when the life on the Earth’s surface has long since been made impossible and the remnants of humanity now dwell in the Underrail, a vast systemUnderrail is an old-school turn-based isometric indie role playing game that focuses on exploration and combat. The game is set in a distant future, when the life on the Earth’s surface has long since been made impossible and the remnants of humanity now dwell in the Underrail, a vast system of metro station-states. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Dec 29, 2015
    92
    Honest, hardcore, and truer to the original Fallout vision than certain stillborn “GOTY contenders”, Underrail will absolutely delight RPG purists.
  2. Feb 5, 2016
    80
    With dozens or even hundreds hours of gameplay, tremendous replay value and low price, Underrail is a must-buy title for RPG fans that don't mind its slightly outdated visuals.
  3. CD-Action
    Mar 30, 2016
    75
    If you regard the 90s and first two Fallout games as ancient history, Underrail is not for you, because without the anesthetic power of nostalgia it might be completely indigestible. [03/2016, p.71]
  4. Jan 6, 2016
    72
    It's like an alternative Fallout with simple turn-based fights and old school atmosphere. A good tip for Fallout veterans.
  5. Jan 25, 2016
    72
    UnderRail manages to capture the spirit of the original Fallout even despite its abhorrent UI, heavy focus on combat, unforgiving character development system, and the final chapter which is basically a guide on how not to design a role-playing game.
  6. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Jan 20, 2016
    71
    If not for the Underrail Wiki, it would be all but impossible to complete some quests. The in-game journal keeps track of active quests, but makes no mention of their stages or received hints. Still, the game is good, from nice 2D graphics to challenging tactical combat to sense of exploration when every new location has some surprises in store. [Issue#205, p.56]
  7. Feb 17, 2016
    60
    Underrail is a hard and unpolished game that can challenge and entertain the most hardcore rpg lovers. Casual gamers will find its lack of production values and its unfriendliness completely off-putting.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. Dec 18, 2015
    10
    A solid rpg experience, underrail remind the old classic fallout combined with deus ex and system shock (psi powers). You can make theA solid rpg experience, underrail remind the old classic fallout combined with deus ex and system shock (psi powers). You can make the character you want, choose your path and explore an enormous system of metro station and cavern (and much more) that is called the Underrail.
    Graphics is basic but it has it's own style and united with the good music and ambient vibe recreate a good visualaudio experience.
    The game also is pretty long, you can easily put 70 to 100 hours and not see everything, not to count the replay value that is very good. Recommended.
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  2. Dec 19, 2015
    10
    Imagine a combination of Fallout 2, System shock, Metro and Echelon and then polish it to a mirror shine. For fans of turn based CRPG's youImagine a combination of Fallout 2, System shock, Metro and Echelon and then polish it to a mirror shine. For fans of turn based CRPG's you need to add this one to your collection. Expect tough but fair turn based combat in an intriguing and well developed world.

    Also, be sure to choose "Oddities" when starting your game, which replaces the standard "Kill enemy, get XP" system, with one that rewards exploration and lore development.
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  3. Dec 24, 2015
    10
    This game is addictingly good with its great combat and character system, interesting locations and good quests. Buy this game if you likedThis game is addictingly good with its great combat and character system, interesting locations and good quests. Buy this game if you liked the classic Fallouts. There is really nothing more to say. Expand
  4. Jan 21, 2019
    9
    Лучшая изометрическая игра про пост - апокалипсис со времён серии "радиоактивных осадков" .Но,стоит учесть,что это именно боевая рпг , гдеЛучшая изометрическая игра про пост - апокалипсис со времён серии "радиоактивных осадков" .Но,стоит учесть,что это именно боевая рпг , где тактика проведения боя далеко затмила серию Fallot 1-2 ,но потеряла социнальную составляющую . Атмосфера и геймплей больше схож с dungeon ,но это придаёт игре больше оригинальности наряду с похожими проектами ,а пиксель арт строго выдержан в своём стиле. Expand
  5. Dec 20, 2015
    9
    FINALLY RELEASED! Fallout 3 as originally intended for less than $15. 60hrs can be barely halfway through the story. Beautiful variety ofFINALLY RELEASED! Fallout 3 as originally intended for less than $15. 60hrs can be barely halfway through the story. Beautiful variety of combat options, quest resolutions, exploration, and a story that unfolds with a nice balance of exposition and in-game situations. I quit Fallout 4 when I heard Underrail was finally finished, it's that good. Expand
  6. Jan 20, 2016
    8
    El sistema de jugabilidad utilizado en los primeros Fallout se muestra de nueva cuenta en "Underrail". Y debemos aceptar que ha sido adaptadoEl sistema de jugabilidad utilizado en los primeros Fallout se muestra de nueva cuenta en "Underrail". Y debemos aceptar que ha sido adaptado de una manera sólida y efectiva, y por supuesto que sigue siendo divertido como antaño. Es sorprendente la gran cantidad de maneras en que puedes desarrollar y terminar cualquier misión y esa es una de las cualidades que todo fan de los crpg's reconoce inmediatamente. La verdad es que Stygian software ha hecho un trabajo excelente con este gran juego, que más que un juego es ciertamente un tributo a los clasicos juegos de Black Isle studios (especialmente a Fallout 1 y 2). Seguramente uno que cualquier jugador de rol empedernido seguramente aprobara. Recomendado. Expand
  7. Jun 22, 2017
    0
    Don't waste your time, little enjoyment reward in an RPG such as this.

    Pros: -Great crafting system -Good passive skill system where
    Don't waste your time, little enjoyment reward in an RPG such as this.

    Pros:
    -Great crafting system
    -Good passive skill system where stats only affect passive skills to a small degree

    Cons:
    -Stats are tied to feats, limiting customization
    -Combat is much harder without stealth and frustrating (enemies often get the jump on you, when you enter combat your opponents go first)
    -Dialogue isn't creative, often dull
    -Inventory is messy
    -No mini-map, need to remember a lot of things
    -Graphics not great
    -Certain sounds hurt my ears (game pissed me off so quick, luckily you can disable environmental sounds)
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