Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
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  1. Oct 12, 2015
    90
    It’s not the most user-friendly game at the start, especially for those having never played the genre before, but if given the time, will grow on players immensely.
  2. Oct 12, 2015
    86
    Yes, it is the same game we played last year, but better and bigger. Fans of tactical RPGs shouldn't miss this opportunity.
  3. Nov 4, 2015
    85
    As I put in more time, the game kept opening up and more of my own light bulbs lit with the realization of potential.
  4. Oct 13, 2015
    85
    Wasteland 2: Director's Cut presents much the same experience that impressed us last year, but here it's given a facelift that affects everything from its graphics to hours of new voiceover files.
  5. Oct 13, 2015
    85
    Still a great game on console. It might have some issues on the frame rate side (luckily, the slow paced gameplay won't suffer much from this), but the classic RPG experience is one of the best that a fan could ask for.
  6. Oct 12, 2015
    85
    A huge, sprawling adventure with countless branches and decisions, Wasteland 2 is unique in the console catalogue and more than worth the asking price.
  7. Oct 31, 2015
    84
    Even though some problems of the original version have been addressed, some new have emerged -like the camera issues. Nevertheless this edition is superior in almost every aspect and opens up its deep and finely crafted world to a much bigger audience.
  8. Oct 20, 2015
    84
    A good improvement over the original, nothing dramatic but a better finished game after all and a great chance for console players to experience a fantastic cRPG made in a classical way.
  9. Oct 17, 2015
    81
    A great comeback. It's a RPG that makes you think about every skill point, the smartest way to achieve a goal or decisions in quests.
  10. Nov 16, 2015
    80
    The game places trust in the moral, philosophical, and intellectual response of the audience.
  11. Oct 28, 2015
    80
    With over 80 hours of gameplay, Wastelands 2: The Director’s cut is a challenging but ultimately rewarding adventure. It’s a pleasant blend of Baldur’s gate adventure and XCOM combat that actually works really well.
  12. Oct 22, 2015
    80
    It its an ambitious piece of work that reminds us of the classic cRPG games that were unimaginable on consoles. It smoothly adapts its controls and interface to the PlayStation 4, but it is definitely not a game for everyone due to its high difficulty and overwhelming amount of text.
  13. Oct 20, 2015
    80
    Wasteland 2: Director's Cut is an old school CRPG experience like no other available right now in the console market. It is unforgiving, deep and liberating. Turn-based RPG fans will be delighted with Wasteland 2 and shouldn't miss its release.
  14. Oct 19, 2015
    80
    Wasteland 2: Director's Cut is a fantastic retro-styled CRPG with many modern upgrades. Sure, it has a few bugs and takes a while before it becomes truly interesting and fun, but that's par for the course for games with 50+ hours of gameplay.
  15. Oct 14, 2015
    80
    Wasteland 2: Director's Cut is a great Old School RPG for consoles.
  16. Oct 12, 2015
    80
    Wasteland 2: Director's Cut improves some aspects of the original game providing a lengthy and malleable experience in a ruthless and believable post-apocalyptic universe. Even with a controller in the hands, this game reminds us why old-school RPGs are so beautiful.
  17. 80
    Imperfections aside, Wasteland 2 is a compelling, bleak and darkly hilarious post-apocalyptic RPG that adds something a little different for the PS4's roster.
  18. 75
    If you can get past the UI and control issues, then by all means, get Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut on PlayStation 4. It offers up hours of engrossing and strategic gameplay, and is probably worth the $60 if you’re a fan of old-school RPGs. However, if you have a decent PC, then I recommend getting it on there – it’ll be a better optimized experience.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 189 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 26 out of 189
  1. Oct 15, 2015
    10
    A nostalgic dream come true. I echo what one of the 'professional' reviews said. It's a bit rough at first, but if you push through and giveA nostalgic dream come true. I echo what one of the 'professional' reviews said. It's a bit rough at first, but if you push through and give it a few, then you'll quickly fall in love with the game. GREAT environment! Decent gameplay, perfect graphics (for what it is), and only 40 bones. If you like old-school games, this is a perfect find! Full Review »
  2. Oct 23, 2015
    9
    If you love old school isometric RPGs with turn based combat you will love this game. There's nothing on the PS4 like it which is anotherIf you love old school isometric RPGs with turn based combat you will love this game. There's nothing on the PS4 like it which is another reason it's so enjoyable. It's a little rough starting out, so don't get discouraged. Once you invest some time into your Rangers and immerse yourself in the lore, Wasteland 2 really takes off. The controls are as well mapped as they can be for a PC game running on a console. That doesn't mean that they aren't awkward and cumbersome at times though. The framerate can get a little iffy at times, but it definitely doesn't make the game unplayable. If you're looking for a deep game that can easily fill your time for 80-100 hours, give Wasteland 2 a shot. Plus it's only $39.99! Thanks for reading. Full Review »
  3. Oct 17, 2015
    9
    This game takes me back to old school memories. Great game, that is rough to get going and adjust too the controls but once the hooks areThis game takes me back to old school memories. Great game, that is rough to get going and adjust too the controls but once the hooks are in...man so fun. Alright I just got new loot(plays for 2 more hours) Full Review »