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Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel (Windows)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.6
MobyScore
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User Reviews

Playable on its own merits... Vaelor (377) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
Great until the final missions. Terrence Bosky (5234) 3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars
All combat and tactics, no strategy, some extremely bad interface design... at times tedious Kasey Chang (3653) unrated
It's buggy and it falls a little short, but it works for me. Zovni (9350) 4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars
A good, but far from perfect, continuation of the Fallout universe. Ye Olde Infocomme Shoppe (1519) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
A decent tactical game in the Fallout world, but limited in role-playing potential and not to be confused with the original RPGs weregamer (157) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars
A fairly good continuation of the Fallout Series. Michael Miller (2) unrated
Much Steel, little Brotherhood, even less Tactics. Jacques Guy (55) unrated
A fun combination of RPG and strategy that is marred by a general lack of polish Droog (461) 3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars
Its good, but not fallout Chad Henshaw (32) unrated

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.2
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.3
Overall MobyScore (103 votes) 3.6


The Press Says

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Komputer Świat GRY
To świetna gra dla miłośników rozgrywek taktycznych. Co prawda końcowe misje są monotonne, jednak nim do nich dojdziemy, czeka nas wiele emocji.
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Imperium Gier
Generalnie gra jest fantastyczna! Zapewnia dużą dawkę doskonałej zabawy, jej akcja bardzo wciąga i daje duże możliwości wykazania fantazji. Wątek taktyczny stoi na wysokim poziomie, tak więc każdemu fanatykowi taktyki da szansę na porządne wyżycie się. Poza tym, że FT wstępuje na wyżyny klasyki, jak jej poprzednicy Fallout i Fallout 2 .
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Computer Gaming World (CGW)
There’s not a hardcore gamer alive who wouldn’t enjoy this game. The engrossing atmosphere and length of gameplay mixed with replayability and multiplayer features puts FALLOUT TACTICS right in the thick of Strategy Game of the Year contenders. Do you have what it takes to join the Brotherhood of Steel? If so, hurry up and enlist before combat passes you by.
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All Game Guide
Character development stands out in the game with your ability to outfit squad members with nearly 100 specialty traits. The wide range of extra characteristics allow for some unique gameplay and very dynamic team building and puts a premium on earning extra skill points for your team, an essential prerequisite to success found in most role-playing games. Overall, Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel is a tour-de-force for fans of both the genre and series, especially if you're able to handle the gigantic scope of the missions.
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GameSpy
Fallout: Tactics is the best game of its kind available today. Anything coming after it has a lot to live up to.
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Game Informer Magazine
Hypothetical situation: You and I are in a firefight. You have a bat, I have an AK-47. Who do you think will win? I’d say the smart money is on me, even though I’m a terrible shot. Not so in Fallout Tactics. In fact, in most instances, if you can get close enough to an enemy with a melee weapon, you’ll take them out faster than you would with a rifle or pistol. Aside from these little snafus, this game is as solid as bedrock. The skills you gain through leveling are varied and interesting, your fighting abilities increase at a good rate, and the open-ended mission structure leaves all sorts of room for improvisation and invention when it comes to tactical strategy. Kudos to Micro Forté for putting together a great pseudo-sequel – something most developers have a lot of trouble with.
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PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Er zitten dan wel geen Aliens in, maar je kan wel met je ruige squad keet schoppen à volonté. Echt iets voor de fans van het genre!
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GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Het is even zoeken naar de beste combinatie van opties en dan belooft ook het dominerende combat-gedeelte uren en uren verslavend spelplezier.
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PC Player (Germany)
Ich war immer schon Fallout-Fan und stürzte mich auf dieses Spiel wie ein Mutant auf seinen Menschenauflauf. Und, welche Freude: Ich wurde nicht enttäuscht. Der Geist der Vorlage weht bei »Tactics« aus jeder Maschinengewehrgarbe. Jede Mission für sich ist eine Aufgabe. an der man stundenlang zu knacken hat. Und wie geschickt die Hintergrundgeschichte der Vorgänger in die Handlung eingewoben wurde, merkt man spätestens bei der ersten Begegnung mit den Supermutanten, die diesmal aber nicht die endgültige Bedrohung darstellen. Tactics ist aber vermutlich kein Jedermann-Spiel. Zu langwierig ist der Ablauf und zu depressiv ist die Welt. um ein Vorzeigeprodukt im Media-Markt zu werden.
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Game Watcher
This game has serious bug problems. I had crashes every 5 minutes sometimes. The other bad thing about the game is that graphics, looking from today's standards, are poorly decent. Also you will have problems with path finding in FOT. If there's something blocking the way on your path (house, wall...) your team will in most cases just freeze when you give them a move order. That can be really frustrating cause you are always moving your troops around.
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GameSpot
Fallout Tactics has a few strikes against it. It has too many options. It includes a disorganized manual that excludes some very important game mechanics and interface features. It's a testament to the strengths of the game that these shortcomings often seem negligible. The game has a good story and great missions, and the combat is fun once you've found the combination of options that suits you. It'll provide dozens of hours of entertainment to both fans of squad-based combat games and fans of the series and stands a good chance of turning one into the other.
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IGN
But that's no surprise by now. Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel does just about everything right. The only problem is that there's too much of it. After a certain point, enough is enough. But while your attention holds out, this game is incredibly fun and challenging. Hopefully, Fallout Tactics will serve as a model for future genre benders as we get closer and closer to the ultimate game -- the MMORPGRTSFPS about a super-intelligent racecar that likes to steal ancient artifacts from temples filled with lava.
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games xtreme
Overall, the game is still quite solid. A few oversights and bugs are enough to be an annoyance, but not to detract from the overall quality of the game. While there's only 20 single-player missions, each one takes several hours to complete properly unless you're some sort of tactical god, so it should provide quite a bit of entertainment. It's been far too long since we had a good turn-based squad game... hopefully this title signals a future return.
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Gamesmania
Fallout Tactics sitzt ein wenig zwischen den Stühlen: Steuerung und Gameplay sind auf den Pseudo-Echtzeit-Kampf ausgelegt, das umfangreiche Charakter-Management kommt aber erst im reinen Runden-Modus voll zum Zuge. Aber ich will nicht nörgeln, denn unterm Strich macht's viel Spaß. Wer einen Mix aus Squad-Taktik und Rollenspiel mit düsterem Endzeit-Szenario sucht, darf unbesorgt zugreifen.
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Gamer's Pulse
Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel is a great squad based strategy game. It will push you to be a better gamer but once complete it has little replay value. Kudos to Microforte for turning out such a fun game - I just wish, well, you know… See you in the wastelands.
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Gamezilla
If you’re a fan of the Fallout series, particularly if you enjoyed the combat sections of the first two games, you’re going to want to get a copy of Tactics. It adds new depth and action to the Fallout universe, while staying true to the rich history already built for the world. And with the ability to play against real opponents in addition to the engrossing single player campaign there’s plenty to keep you busy for weeks. It’s not often that a game series can survive a genre change, but Tactics proves not only that it can be done, but does so with flair.
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Game Over Online
So what do I think of the game? I think it’s an excellent game, true to Fallout tradition in all respects. Unfortunately, one of those respects is a cavalcade of bugs and a product rushed to the market. One would think that “third time’s the charm,” but, evidently, it is not. I feel this game is worthy of a Gamers’ Choice but not until it gets properly patched, resolving at least some of the bugs I mentioned (and believe me, those are a minority just check up on any Fallout fansites to see a full bug list: it is quite extensive). Basically, true Fallout aficionados will enjoy this no matter what, like I did, but my experience was so smashed by the extreme bugginess, that I can see most first-timers being completely turned off by the game. So once the patch comes out, slap on an extra 12% onto this review, and judge it from that standpoint.
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Game Informer Magazine
There's a right way to do things and a wrong way to do things. Micro Forté seems to have used both methodologies in the creation of Fallout Tactics. First, the good. The dark humor of the Fallout series has remained fully intact; so has the wide array of weapons and drugs. Even though it's mostly a real-time strategy game, Tactics does possess a role-playing flavor. As you progress through the many lengthy missions, your crew gain experience, go up levels, and get skill points that are extremely useful on the field. Now, for the bad. The missions can sometimes move at a numbingly slow pace. The AI, especially for your squad, is schizophrenic. There's also some annoying graphic flickers and inconvenient gameplay pauses thrown in for good measure. Fallout Tactics is a good game, but I would much rather have had a Fallout 3.
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4Players.de
Fallout Tactics ist beileibe kein schlechtes Spiel, aber zu einem wirklichen Hit fehlt´s einfach an vielen Ecken: Die Steuerung ist träge und etwas kompliziert, die Kämpfe oft langwierig und die Grafik veraltet. Wirkliche Taktiker wird das allerdings nicht stören, aber Echtzeit-verwöhnte Spieler sollten lieber die Finger von Tactics lassen. Das Spiel öffnet sich auch atmosphärisch erst nach einer Weile, aber das war ja schon bei den beiden Rollenspiel-Vorgängern so. Wirklich punkten kann Tactics durch die Story und die einzigartige Endzeitstimmung, die Fans solcher Szenarien blitzschnell ihn ihren Bann ziehen wird.
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Jeuxvideo.com
Fallout Tactics ne devrait donc pas décevoir les fans de cet univers très particulier ni même les accros de stratégie tactique. Bien réalisé, ce titre offre un gameplay d'un excellent niveau qui exigera pas mal d'entraînement et beaucoup de réflexion avant de passer à l'action. A découvrir...
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JeuxVideoPC.com
Fallout Tactics est un jeu de stratégie, intégrant certains composants de jeu de rôle : création du personnage, caractéristiques, talents, points d'expérience, passages de niveaux...Mais la comparaison s'arrête là : Fallout Tactics n'est pas la suite de Fallout 2, et n'est pas à prendre comme un jeu de rôle. Voyez le plutôt comme un Commando amélioré.
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Power Unlimited
Fallout Tactics is uitgebreid, complex en lang houdbaar, al is het taktische element wellicht iets te ver doorgeslagen. Jammer ook van die vreemde AI.
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PC Games (Germany)
Ach, was hatte ich mich auf Fallout Tactics gefreut. Und nun sitze ich hier nach einem mäßig spannenden Wochenende fast schon gelangweilt vor meinem Rechner und frage mich: "War's das schon?" Das größte Problem von Fallout Tactics ist die Gegner-KI. Fast alle Schusswechsel laufen gleich ab. Man nehme einen Charakter mit guten Tarn-Eigenschaften, suche sich eine Deckung und knipse von dort in aller Seelenruhe einen Bösewicht nach dem anderen aus. Wenn diese sich mal zu einem Gegenangriff entscheiden (was selten genug vorkommt), laufen sie garantiert voll ins Sperrfeuer meiner Rückendeckung. Die heimelige Endzeit-Atmosphäre, das variantenreiche Missionsdesign und die vielen Waffen, Vehikel und Charakterwerte machen das nicht ganz wieder wett. Ein Glück, dass ich mich nach der durchwachsenen Kampagne im exzellenten Mehrspielermodus austoben kann.
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Strategy Gaming Online
But don't let these complaints sully your perception of the game too much. Fallout Tactics still comes through as an addictive game of tactical combat. It is a definite for Fallout fans, as well as anyone that wants a complex but easy to play game with plenty of attitude.
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ActionTrip
Fallout fans will appreciate the chance to cruise post-apocalyptic America's highways again, and the fans of turn-based strategies will also find something to their liking. If you don't belong to any of those groups, that just goes to say that you never played Fallout 1 and 2, so you better start off with them first. Or just start with playing Fallout Tactics. Whatever the case, you can't go wrong.
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GameZone
Fallout Tactics is a game that is destined to be a favorite of fans of the series as well as fans of the AD&D style games. It will not however become a standard among games. It is a game that would not be put into one of its own vaults. It would be allowed to remain in the outside world and be nuked until its memory was nothing more than fallout.
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PC Action
Von Fallout Tactics hatte ich mir deutlich mehr versprochen: Story, Zwischensequenzen und Dialoge sind nur in Ansätzen vorhanden, obwohl gerade hierdurch Atmosphäre und letztendlich der Spielspaß aufkommt. Trotz der schlechten KI und der auf Dauer monotonen Spielweise ist Fallout Tactics dank der wenigen Rollenspielelemente noch ein gutes Spiel.
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Legendra
Comme beaucoup de gens j'ai été très déçu de voir un épisode qui n'était pas un pur RPG dans la série Fallout, ce qui a contribué à mon avis mitigé. Cependant les Tactical-RPG ne sont pas légions sur PC, et Fallout Tactics n'est clairement pas mauvais, il a juste de légers problèmes. Le scénario du jeu est plutôt intéressant en avançant un peu, et la fin est intéressante mais encore faut t-il avoir envie d'aller jusqu'au bout. L'univers colle bien avec les précédents malgré tout, et la série voit enfin l'amélioration de la gestion du groupe. Un jeu à faire, mais peut-être à réserver aux fans de Tactical-RPG, il est un peu dur sur la fin.
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Game Revolution
After the bombs have dropped and the dust clears, Tactics remains a tough call. Remember - this is NOT the third installment of Fallout, but a spin-off that takes place between the first two episodes. Anyone expecting otherwise is in for a supreme disappointment. Many strategy fans will appreciate the depth and Fallout groupies will love the continuity, but some things like control in CTB mode or the pace in the classic style may drop bombs in the wrong places. The wise man tries the demo.
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GameStar (Germany)
Hinlegen, einmal schießen. Runde um. Einmal schießen, nachladen. Runde um. Aufrichten, Granate werfen - geht nicht, keine Punkte mehr. Da meine Leute stets nur acht Aktionspunkte haben, spielt sich Tactics sehr zäh. Zweites großes Ärgernis: Beschossene Gegner zucken auch dann zusammen, wenn ich sie gar nicht erwischt habe. Größte Stärke ist das nach wie vor gut umgesetzte Endzeit-Szenario der Fallout-Serie. Und wenn ich im Feuergefecht gegen eine Übermacht stecke, kommt kurzzeitig Spannung auf. Doch obwohl es momentan keine aktuelle Konkurrenz im rundenbasierten Taktikgenre gibt, kann ich Ihnen Tactics nicht empfehlen.
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Gamekult
Des deux précédents Fallout, Tactics ne garde que l'univers et les compétences des joueurs. Les deux modes de jeu sont hélas, chacun à leur façon, en-deçà de ce qu'on espérait : le temps réel, peu tactique, tourne au Diablo post-apocalyptique. Le mode tour à tour, a priori plus tactique, est lent, peu varié, et desservi par une intelligence artificielle décevante. Des défauts gênants mais qui n'empêchent pas Fallout Tactics de renouer avec un univers atypique particulièrement bien retranscrit et d'être particulièrement accrocheur.
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DreamStation.cc
Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel suffers from some basic timing issues and dumb AI. The enemies just keep coming one after another and you keep mowing them down. There is really nothing that sets Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel apart from the rest of the games that are out like it. As a matter of fact there are better games out there. I think they could use a lot less profane language and crudeness and better game play and smarter AI. Rental only! Maybe!