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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: 40 out of 68
  2. Negative: 20 out of 68
  1. Aug 29, 2020
    10
    Inxile é uma das melhores em quê diz respeito a RPG,foi uma ótima aquisição pela Microsoft.
    Wasteland 3 é um dos melhores Rpg desse ano sem
    Inxile é uma das melhores em quê diz respeito a RPG,foi uma ótima aquisição pela Microsoft.
    Wasteland 3 é um dos melhores Rpg desse ano sem sombra de dúvida, ansioso pelo próximo Game dessa produtora fantástica.
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  2. Sep 11, 2020
    10
    Mindblowing game just love playing this story is amazing... Replay value is extremely high
  3. 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
  4. Nov 3, 2020
    8
    This is a really good game. It has it’s flaws for sure but I thoroughly enjoyed my time playing it. It stays pretty faithful to the genre butThis is a really good game. It has it’s flaws for sure but I thoroughly enjoyed my time playing it. It stays pretty faithful to the genre but I feel like there are some glaring issues that hold it back from being truly great.
    First, I played this on Xbox One and I can say that it is absolutely easily the most unstable game I’ve ever played. I can’t even count the number of times it crashed on me. I would guess around 30 times but I lost count. This is really unfortunate because this game also suffers from incredibly long load times so each crash results in you just sitting around and waiting for a while. The load times were improved by a recent patch but are still pretty long which can be irritating when traversing multiple levels quickly.
    Another issue I have with the game is it’s rather odd combat mechanics. There’s nothing really groundbreaking here. It’s very much like previous iterations or other popular tactical turn based games like XCOM. You can sneak attack to open up engagements or the enemy can fire on you first. In either case it results in usually one team taking its turn completely and then the other team reacting. The problem with this is most of the late game enemies hit incredibly hard. Meaning if the enemy team goes first, they can wipe you out or, most likely, decimate your team and leave you with a few surviving members before your first turn. All this results in is a bunch of save scumming until you get the opening that you need to win the fight. It’s an unfortunate side effect of the system they’ve chosen here.
    On that note, while there are a variety of characters to choose from, I felt like it was always a disadvantage to change out characters as you spend your time making each member of your team a specialist in a few areas so you can cover all fields. When a new member comes in, they are already leveled up to some extent and have their own specialties which can really mess with your team synergies. The result is I very rarely even considered changing members since I already had my specialists picked out and leveled up the way I wanted them. And since there’s no perma death, you can roll with the same team for the entire game without issue. It’s a shame because there are some interesting playable characters you meet later but you just don’t need them by that point.
    Even with all these issues, I still really enjoyed this game. The story and the lore is rock solid. The choices you make feel like they really matter (and there are some tough choices to make!) and the ending changes drastically based on your decisions. If you are a fan of tactical turn based shooters, don’t pass this up, it’s a great game. Just be ready for some irritating bugs and gameplay mechanics.
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  5. Sep 2, 2020
    7
    people are a bit harsh with the low scores but I do understand their frustration. I wouldn't buy this game at full price but not because itpeople are a bit harsh with the low scores but I do understand their frustration. I wouldn't buy this game at full price but not because it isn't good, rather it does have a lot of bugs. Most common bug- constant crashes. I've never played a game that crashed as much as this so if you get it, make sure to save often. I got this on gamepass so technically free so I'm not mad about it but it is frustrating when it crashes and I forgot to save. Other than that this game is fun and very challenging. If it wasn't for bugs I'd give this maybe a 9 Expand
  6. Sep 1, 2020
    4
    The game consistently crashes on Xbox One S. Even with auto saves turned off opening the menu can cause a crash about thirty percent of theThe game consistently crashes on Xbox One S. Even with auto saves turned off opening the menu can cause a crash about thirty percent of the time. There's also bugs that change the stats of rangers you remove from your party and bring back in. Upon returning them to the squad they can suffer negative attributes and skill changes. There's also a consistent bug when navigating the inventory that your cursor can vanish entirely. Its a shame. Seems like a great game and I want to enjoy it but all these bugs make it frustrating. Expand
  7. Oct 13, 2020
    0
    I installed the game just to get some reward points. What a horrible game. Looks like this awful games from Instagram adds, but it’s worseI installed the game just to get some reward points. What a horrible game. Looks like this awful games from Instagram adds, but it’s worse because it doesn’t have adds inside the gameplay. I almost sent an e-mail to Xbox customer service to undo the reward points. I think I got PTSD now... Expand

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