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Generally favorable reviews- based on 450 Ratings

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  • Summary: In Wasteland 3 you take command of a squad of Desert Rangers, lawmen and women in a post-nuclear world, trying to rebuild society from the ashes. More than a century after the bombs fell, you’re fighting a losing battle to keep your beloved Arizona alive. Then the self-proclaimed PatriarchIn Wasteland 3 you take command of a squad of Desert Rangers, lawmen and women in a post-nuclear world, trying to rebuild society from the ashes. More than a century after the bombs fell, you’re fighting a losing battle to keep your beloved Arizona alive. Then the self-proclaimed Patriarch of Colorado radios, promising aid if you'll do a job he can only entrust to an outsider—rescue his land from the ambitions of his three bloodthirsty children. You’re dispatched on a desperate quest from the scorching deserts to the snowy mountains to start from scratch, building a new base, finding a snow-worthy vehicle, training new recruits, and fighting your way through hostile frozen wastes. All the while, you'll have to decide who to trust in this land torn apart by corruption, intrigue, warring factions, crazed cultists, cutthroat gangs, and bitter sibling rivalries. Build a reputation for yourself by making decisions that will profoundly impact Colorado, its inhabitants and the story you experience. Will you be Colorado’s savior or its worst nightmare? Wasteland 3 is a squad-based RPG from inXile entertainment, featuring challenging tactical turn-based combat and a deep, reactive story full of twists, turns, and brutal ethical decisions that will keep you hooked whether you’re a Wasteland veteran or new to the series. Create a squad of up to six Rangers and customize them with perks and abilities geared to your playstyle. You even get your own battle truck, which you can upgrade into a hardened war beast, bristling with weapons, to help mow down your enemies. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 60
  2. Negative: 0 out of 60
  1. Aug 31, 2020
    100
    Overall I felt Wasteland 3 to be an amazing successor to a great franchise and had me addicted within the first 10 minutes of play. It offers a great and compelling story with twists and choices that matter. The characters are robust and with the gorgeous artwork that is Colorado helps to bring everything to life. The combat is great and works well and I didn’t find it tedious. The skill system offers depth of choice for making characters and brings some interesting things to the game. My only complaint really comes in the form of a few bugs, but otherwise Wasteland 3 is everything I could want in a post apoc turn based combat game with a Frozen Ferret Launcher.
  2. Aug 31, 2020
    90
    It feels that inXile have hit their stride with this latest installment and have continued to flesh out the Wasteland world that is committed to individuality. Wasteland 3 is a world of open adventure, thrills and a deluge of blood. So what are you waiting for, Ranger? Get out there.
  3. Oct 2, 2020
    90
    Wasteland 3 is an absolute blast. The well balanced, if unforgiving, difficulty feels pitch perfect for the story and world. It is funny, harrowing and at times even verging on dark, telling a compelling tail of surviving in this terrifying world. Not only is the narrative great but the strategic combat centric gameplay is absolutely stunning. It is impossible not to recommend this title; it is one of a kind.
  4. Aug 26, 2020
    85
    A fantastic RPG that superbly mixes player choice and great combat to something bigger than the sum of its parts.
  5. Sep 8, 2020
    85
    Wasteland 3 does everything you expect from the series but in a sleeker package. From the freedom in building character abilities to your approach to the missions or which ending to strive for, there's plenty that's within your control, and those variations help if you want to play through the game multiple times. The story is interesting thanks to all of the decisions you get to make, and while your created characters don't add much personality, your companions are chatty enough to make encounters worthwhile. If you can forgive the occasional bugs, you'll find Wasteland 3 to be a top-notch RPG.
  6. Sep 15, 2020
    80
    Wasteland 3 succeeds on its narrative, choice system, strong characters, and compelling factions. It stumbles in its lifeless world, inconsistent presentation, familiar gameplay, and technical side – it often feels like a snow-themed reskin of Wasteland 2, with many of that title’s limitations and janky systems. Nonetheless, designer Brian Fargo has here made the best post-apocalyptic RPG since Fallout: New Vegas. It’s just not as good as the one he made 23 years ago with Fallout.
  7. Aug 26, 2020
    70
    Wasteland 3 is a good RPG that executes the same old formula sprucing it up with entertaining and interesting combat, good progression, inventory choices and a story that, while only average, is well delivered.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 95 out of 169
  2. Negative: 43 out of 169
  1. Sep 1, 2020
    10
    An improvement over the already amazing Wasteland 2 in every way. Better UI, Graphics, gameplay and content. Dont get the bugs issue everyoneAn improvement over the already amazing Wasteland 2 in every way. Better UI, Graphics, gameplay and content. Dont get the bugs issue everyone is going on about. I'm about 20 hours in and literally not come across any bugs yet at all. Amazing sequel. Expand
  2. Sep 22, 2020
    10
    If you are a fan of isometric turn-based RPGs, this is a no-brainer. One of the best games I've ever played being a fan of the genre. TheIf you are a fan of isometric turn-based RPGs, this is a no-brainer. One of the best games I've ever played being a fan of the genre. The story is pretty good, but the way it is told is amazing. The character in this game is what really set it apart for me. Multiple times I was laughing out loud at the content of the game. That being said, the combat and builds you can put together are a TON of fun and lend itself to quite a bit of replayability, especially being able to side with different factions in the vein of the fallout franchise. The combat feels good, kind of like X-Com, and the weapon variety is cool too, somewhat reminiscent of borderlands for me. So yeah for me this was like Fallout, Xcom and Borderlands in one. As for the cons; there are definitely bugs and clunkiness that is pretty annoying at times, as well as the load screens can be pretty bad. The game continues to receive updates, so these issues should be mitigated in future builds. Expand
  3. Aug 29, 2020
    9
    they need to iron out the bugs but so far so good. Not perfect but very fun and has character.
  4. Feb 23, 2021
    8
    this is a very decent game. the story unfolds well your actions can change the gamestory alot. It is a proper RPG game that does better combatthis is a very decent game. the story unfolds well your actions can change the gamestory alot. It is a proper RPG game that does better combat than xcom2 in my opinion and is way more open to strategies,levelling up is great there is not one perk or skill that can't be used. now the game has bugs through storywise and combat wise, the way to get through them is by saving alot manually and reload the game after. i plyed it singleplayer so cna't say anything about the co-op side of this game. if your looking for a decent game it is worth to play it . btw you can have sex with a goat if you are into that... Expand
  5. Oct 11, 2020
    7
    I liked previous wastelands, but this hasn't changed a bit. That's why it's boring. Super long loadings. What are you loading?! It's anI liked previous wastelands, but this hasn't changed a bit. That's why it's boring. Super long loadings. What are you loading?! It's an isometric game. And I have SSD. I liked the plot and heroes, a variety of weapons, LOR. Expand
  6. Aug 30, 2020
    4
    horrible buggy mess.wait for 1-2 months to be this game patched out and finnished.under these problems is a nice game but not like this,.
  7. Feb 27, 2021
    0
    Completely broken sadly... wasted 3 days of my life to this game, only to find that the gippers vs godfishers fight is so utterly broken,Completely broken sadly... wasted 3 days of my life to this game, only to find that the gippers vs godfishers fight is so utterly broken, there is no way to progress beyond that point. For every time I try the quest it gliches in a new and different way and have to restart from the save before the fight. Expand

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