Written by  :  Terrence Bosky (5472)
Written on  :  Feb 07, 2001
Platform  :  Windows
Rating  :  4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars

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More of the same, thank God!!

The Good

Fallout 2 picks up generations after the intial game ended. Vault dwellers have left their confines and are either assimilated into the new urban structure or live as tribes. Your character, a tribesperson, is given a similar quest to his/her ancestor's, to boldy go- seek out new life, new civilizations, and hopefully turn a profit.

Fallout 2 doesn't make any graphical leaps from F1, but gameplay is more refined. Tweaking of teammates has now made them more reliable and better armed and armored. Unarmed combat is now a viable choice, too.

The story is grander than the original game, involving more areas and more character interaction. Once again, your decisions and actions have wide reaching effects.

The Bad

It would have been nice to see some tweaking of the engine. Also, while Fallout has always referenced pop culture, this game did it a little too much. Other than that, this was an excellent game.

The Bottom Line

A gritty, immersive rpg set in the wastelands of post-WWIII America.