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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: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Aug 28, 2020
    90
    Wasteland 3 proves that inXile can make great games regardless of time. Only by playing it, you can tell that this new game of the franchise is far better and still enjoyable. Wasteland 3 is refreshing for old players, and fantastic to new players.
  2. 85
    Wasteland 3 is a stunner of a game. All the strategic combat and twisted story choices the series is known for are present here -and done better than they ever have been before. Some technical issues hold the game back, but with time to patch things up, Wasteland 3 will be a stone cold classic.
  3. Oct 20, 2020
    85
    Wasteland 3 is an excellent RPG by keeping the spirit of the original, while also borrowing from Xcom. While the load times get in the way sometimes, there is no denying that you need to play this game if you love a great story with an edge.
  4. Aug 30, 2020
    80
    A massive and detailed tactical RPG, Wasteland 3 offers so much to do. A few technical and visual issues occur, but nothing that will ruin the experience.
  5. 80
    And Wasteland 3 certainly is enjoyable. It's true to the series' roots and the proto-Fallout, and understands what it is that makes XCOM-style tactical RPGs so captivating. But most of all, it uses its sense of humour and sharp writing to keep its post-apocalypse interesting, despite how well-worn that path has become in the decades since Wasteland first hit.
  6. Sep 4, 2020
    80
    Wasteland 3 is a fantastic post-apocalyptic RPG. Great writing, satisfying, tactical combat, and a world full of memorable characters and meaningful player choice make this a no-brainer for fans of the genre. If you can look past the bugs, there's so much to love about this deliciously dark humoured excursion.
  7. Sep 3, 2020
    60
    Wasteland 3 is treading creatively irradiated ground. The nuclear post-apocalypse has been explored to exhaustion, in video games and elsewhere, and no amount of weird factions or sex jokes can prevent it from feeling like an aged rock band on a comeback tour: the tunes are still decent, but there’s no youthful vigour.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 72
  2. Negative: 29 out of 72
  1. Sep 27, 2021
    10
    Played on PS5 twice start to finish. Had several crashes, but like 10? Definitely not like "crashes every transition" type. Some logic bugsPlayed on PS5 twice start to finish. Had several crashes, but like 10? Definitely not like "crashes every transition" type. Some logic bugs still present, but not game-breaking at all. Great sound score. Graphics is really dated, but you do not play this kind of game for pretty picture only. Story is cool with lots of replay value.

    Compared to W2 I liked this one much much better. Highly recommended.
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  2. Sep 1, 2020
    10
    The graphics are amazing and the gameplay is streamlined. Probably the best Wasteland I've played. Definitely better than Wasteland 2.
  3. Sep 24, 2020
    9
    one of the best rpg games right now. slight bugs can be found, but does it going to hurt when otherwise the game is good
  4. Oct 4, 2020
    6
    Good game but it crashes too often, to the point i couldn't watch the ending (it frozed, so i ended up having to watch it on youtube). theGood game but it crashes too often, to the point i couldn't watch the ending (it frozed, so i ended up having to watch it on youtube). the bugs really wreck the experience. i played it on an old PS4 system, maybe with a pro or an xbox the game wouldnt have crash all the time. still, i dont recomend playing the game now, on a console at least, maybe in a couple of months when te developers take out a patch that fixes all the glitches, or ar least the more annoying ones. Expand
  5. Sep 2, 2020
    4
    Xbox version, crashes every 20 to 30 minutes and has old school dead man walking on major plots, just fought for 3 hours (9 crashes) back toXbox version, crashes every 20 to 30 minutes and has old school dead man walking on major plots, just fought for 3 hours (9 crashes) back to back combats to find I was dead man walking. So much potential with faster load times, zero crashes and some system to prevent you wasting your time while dead man walking this game has the potential to be great. But not now. Expand
  6. Sep 1, 2020
    3
    I got the game and almost unplayable its crashes all the time, bugs everywhere and cant do the last mission after liberty. If you like theI got the game and almost unplayable its crashes all the time, bugs everywhere and cant do the last mission after liberty. If you like the wasteland series buy after they got some patches Expand
  7. Sep 23, 2020
    0
    As of 9/23/20 and the latest patch the game continues to crash 3 times an hour. It's frustrating and the publisher/developers should beAs of 9/23/20 and the latest patch the game continues to crash 3 times an hour. It's frustrating and the publisher/developers should be embarrassed to have released such a buggy product. Save every 5 minutes if you do not want to lose your file. Expand

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