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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: 57 out of 59
  2. Negative: 0 out of 59
  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 29, 2020
    90
    inXile completes their best work and bring to the table a RPG overcharged with personality and good ideas.
  3. Sep 14, 2020
    90
    I personally love the game, the aesthetic it presents and the quirks of the characters and the little things you can find throughout that inject a bit of humour. If you are a fan of Fallout then I highly recommend Wasteland 3.
  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: 69 out of 120
  2. Negative: 30 out of 120
  1. Sep 17, 2020
    10
    Look past some of the bugs, the game is absolutely amazing and really may be the best game of this genre ever made. Cant say enough goodLook past some of the bugs, the game is absolutely amazing and really may be the best game of this genre ever made. Cant say enough good things about it! Will remember it for a long time :) Expand
  2. Aug 30, 2020
    10
    It's been a long while since I've enjoyed a video game this much. Improves on the previous one in every possible way. The amount of choice andIt's been a long while since I've enjoyed a video game this much. Improves on the previous one in every possible way. The amount of choice and story reactivity here is truly impressive on a scale I'm not sure has ever been attempted before. Expand
  3. 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
  4. Sep 5, 2020
    8
    I’m having a lot of fun with this game. It’s a very good game. The world is living and intricate the map is detailed and well designed. TheI’m having a lot of fun with this game. It’s a very good game. The world is living and intricate the map is detailed and well designed. The areas are well connected. I like the characters and the dialogue is able to be both gritty and funny as and when it chooses. The choice you have as a player is great. The items are varied and really well implemented. The weapons look great and can be modded etc. Plenty of customisation. The music is fantastic. There is a lot to like.

    But... For me... it has to compete against the best game ever made in Divinity Original Sin 2 which is a very difficult proposition.

    Wasteland 3 is a very enjoyable game but I’m comparing it to the greatest of all time so of course I’m going to be disappointed on occasion. Particularly during combat. There isn’t the variety of skills, and approaches to combat that makes DOS2 so brilliant.

    However, there are moments of sheer brilliance in this and it is a must play.
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  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. Oct 27, 2020
    0
    So many bugs it's actually amazing this studio has ever made a game before. Just not worth money and likely not worth the time to play it on gamepass.

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