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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: 17 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Aug 26, 2020
    100
    Wasteland 3 feels like it spits in the face the very idea of what a video game is supposed to be in 2020. A carnival of unfiltered violence, relentless and deliciously twisted dark humor, and a sprawling nervous system built of optional narrative branches the vast majority of players may never even see. Wasteland 3 scathingly satirizes the dark underbelly of humanity, while giving you the freedom to embrace the apocalypse or bring hope to a shattered world. This is gaming at its most punk. Raw and unapologetic, but never heartless….This is Wasteland 3, my favorite RPG in years, and quite possibly, my top game of the generation.
  2. Aug 30, 2020
    91
    Wasteland 3 is an example for future classic role-playing games, and its minor technical flaws do not detract from an outstanding result.
  3. Sep 21, 2020
    90
    Some small issues aside, Wasteland 3 is a superb RPG and a huge step forward for inXile studio. Wasteland 3 is a classic RPG with great story and characters and challenging but fun combat system that is appealing to both new and old RPG fans.
  4. Sep 7, 2020
    83
    Wasteland 3 is a top-notch RPG experience, with an highly compelling turn-based combat system and a well designed multi-path plot. It's not exempt of flaws, mainly in the technical area, and the lack of an Italian localization was quite disappointing, but it's a definitely recommended game.
  5. Sep 4, 2020
    80
    Wasteland 3 is great. Brian Fargo delivers an excellent RPG as a farewell to the old generation of consoles. This game offers tons of options to shape the world, make decisions, and suffer the consequences. Despite some flaws, Wasteland 3 also offers a good combat system and keeps the player entertained.
  6. Aug 26, 2020
    80
    Wasteland 3 knows how to open to new players keeping the old school essence. It's not a revolution on the genre or in the post apocalyptic proposal, but it won't matter to the franchise lovers.
  7. Sep 15, 2020
    70
    Wasteland 3 is in no way a bad or a mediocre game. You can clearly see the passion that went into it's development. You will spend hours upon hours with dozens of well thought out non-linear quests, while interacting with easy to use and well made role-playing systems, all of which gives you true old-school gaming experience. But at the same time Wasteland 3 just can't offer anything we haven't seen before, and myriad of countless technical hiccups is definitely not something we expected to see.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 58
  2. Negative: 19 out of 58
  1. Aug 30, 2020
    10
    This is what happens when talented developers are given the funding they need. It turned out to be an excellent, interesting project fromThis is what happens when talented developers are given the funding they need. It turned out to be an excellent, interesting project from which it is very difficult to break away. Expand
  2. Sep 2, 2020
    10
    Absolutely loving this game as the story and characters are interesting with a lot of room for player choice. Really gives player freedom toAbsolutely loving this game as the story and characters are interesting with a lot of room for player choice. Really gives player freedom to decide how they tackle the game. The biggest issue i have with the game is the crashing, which doesn't happen to often to me but i expect it will be resolved. Ultimately my rating is based on my overall enjoyment that the game has provided to me with it quickly taking my attention away from any other game i was playing. Inxile with this game Wasteland 3 proves to me that Xbox made a good investment with making them a first party studio. Expand
  3. Oct 24, 2020
    9
    Un autentico juegazo RPG isometrico con todas las letras, historia larga y profunda, mucha personalización, buena dificultad. Le lastranUn autentico juegazo RPG isometrico con todas las letras, historia larga y profunda, mucha personalización, buena dificultad. Le lastran algunos bugs de rendimiento, pero por todo lo demas es un Must-Have si te gusta el genero Expand
  4. Sep 6, 2020
    8
    Great RPG experience! I love the choices you can make and the gameplay. If you have played Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden and enjoyed it, youGreat RPG experience! I love the choices you can make and the gameplay. If you have played Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden and enjoyed it, you will love this game too. I love the dialogue between characters. The issue i have is crashes here and there. Give this game a try, you'll invest a lot of time in it. Expand
  5. Aug 31, 2020
    6
    The crashing has to be addressed, its ridiculous. navigating the menus is an endurance test for your patience. Sometimes the cursor just seemsThe crashing has to be addressed, its ridiculous. navigating the menus is an endurance test for your patience. Sometimes the cursor just seems to disappear - try navigating the menu looking for a suture kit as your party members bleed to death since there's seemingly no pause. That said - I'm powering through generally enjoying the game despite the problems - but, couldnt recommend at the moment unless you have serious patience. Expand
  6. Aug 31, 2020
    3
    Not 50 seconds into this game and you are treated to the extreme low budget effort and a complete half arsed effort. After like 15 minutes ofNot 50 seconds into this game and you are treated to the extreme low budget effort and a complete half arsed effort. After like 15 minutes of loading you get to the character select screen and your eyes melt. Almost all the character look like either Burn Victims or Been String Victims. They are offensive to look at. These are not humans, even this early in the game and the game is clearly made my armatures.
    I played a good 2 hours of it and it the same old affair, ive played heaps of this game and it does nothing new, Only original aspect is the fact it was released full of bugs and glitches, I am not going to list any, because I would be here all day. Was waiting month for this on Game Pass, I have downloaded it like a dozen times and its still buggy at launch,
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  7. Sep 7, 2020
    0
    Another unfinished and buggy game from a newly Microsoft owned studio. Wait another half year if they fix the numerous bugs and glitches.

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