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Fallout 2 [Download]

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Platform: PC Download
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  • ASIN: B004EYT1BW
  • Release Date: October 27, 1998
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
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Platform: PC Download

SEQUEL TO THE RPG OF THE YEAR Fallout 2 is the sequel to the critically acclaimed game that took RPG'ing out of the dungeons and into a dynamic, apocalyptic retro-future. It's been 80 long years since your ancestor trod across the wastelands. As you search for the Garden of Eden Creation Kit to save your primitive village, your path is strewn with crippling radiation, megalomaniac mutants, and a relentless stream of lies, deceit and treachery. You begin to wonder if anyone really stands to gain anything from this brave new world. Mastering your character's skills and traits for survival, Fallout 2 will challenge you to endure in a post-nuclear world whose future withers with every passing moment...

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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A worthy successor to a groundbreaking RPG September 7, 2005
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Fallout 1 and Fallout 2 are available in a cheap bundle pack, but the bundle apparently does not include the amazing game manuals.

The Fallout games rank among the top few computer RPGs ever created. When the genre was in a slump, Fallout breathed fresh life into it. Fallout's originality, gritty post-apocalyptic environment, brilliant plot, and open-ended non-linear gameplay left an indelible mark upon the face of role playing. Anyone who appreciates Fallout 1 will enjoy the much larger Fallout 2.

Fallout has an isometric three-quarters view and features turn-based combat.

Fallout 1 began the great saga. When nuclear fired rained from the heavens, incinerating most of humanity, a lucky few reached the safety of underground bunkers. The player character, later known as the Vault Dweller, was born and raised in the womblike Vault 13. Fifty years after the war, the vault's water chip malfunctioned, and the Vault Dweller was sent outside to find a replacement. The hero fought terrible enemies in the chaotic wastelands of California and suffered greatly during [...].

Fallout 2 takes place 80 years after Fallout 1 and 130 years after the nuclear war that nearly exterminated the human race. The heroic Vault Dweller founded a primitive tribal village in Northern California, and taught the tribe to live in peaceful seclusion, before wandering into the wasteland once more. You are the Vault Dweller's descendant, the Chosen One. You must quest for a Garden of Eden Creation Kit that may save your dying village. You depart alone into the hostile wasteland, where corrupt societies tempered by constant warfare will challenge your naive upbringing.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars . April 1, 2000
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Platform for Display:PC
Ahh -- this game came to me like a cool, refreshing breeze in the middle of a desert. I had just about given up hope. Console RPGs were too juvenile and restrictive-feeling, and computer RPGs were vanishing in favor of ugly-looking polygon-littered 3-D FX adventures. I figured that Ultima VII, several years back, had been the end of the kind of RPG I knew and loved, because I hadn't seen anything come remotely close to matching it since. (I should mention that I missed out on the original Fallout.) But I thought Fallout 2 looked interesting, took a chance on it, and felt that familiar old flood of video-game inspired joy wash through me.
This is a fantastic game. Not perfect, but 10x better than most of the games that've been available in the last few years. Refreshing element 1: it isn't for children, nor is it for people with the attention span of children. Refreshing element 2: it has an interesting and reasonably nicely laid-out storyline, but at the same time, refrains from *smothering* itself in story, leaving an entertaining degree of freedom in the hands of the player. Refreshing element 3: unlike most console RPGs, you don't have to "do the right, good, family-values oriented thing." You can shoot drugs, slaughter the innocent, bribe, steal, pimp, push, whore yourself around, contract STDs, and a host of other fun things. At the same time, you have innumerable chances to commit virtuous deeds, free slaves, engage in winning and complex subplots, etc., until you have made yourself something close to a living god in the eyes of the people. Both of these options, and the range they represent, are key, and contribute remarkably to the entertainment factor.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow. I need a sixth star here... December 7, 1999
Platform for Display:PC
Some games rise above others, but there are a precious few that look down from above the clouds. Fallout 2 is one of those. The best thing about it is that everything matters. If you make a smart, fast character, you'll never carry a lot of gear or use a lot of the bigger weapons. If you make a strong, tough character, you'll be too dumb to notice special little things or to convince people to help you out. That's simplifying it, too; there are tons of available options and your character is fully customizable, and all of these details have tangible game effects.
Fallout 2 is also pretty hard, but not too hard. I don't enjoy cakewalk games, and this definitely isn't one. Your companions have an annoying habit of getting themselves killed, and it's up to you to keep it from happening. If you do stupid things, the enemies WILL kill you too, and quickly.
Last but not least, the humor--sometimes cornball and sometimes not--that permeates the game draws from everything from Monty Python (you can meet the bridgekeeper from Holy Grail! ) on down. I've laughed myself to tears a couple of times.
This game lacks only one thing: stunning visuals. And I promise, you'll be too engrossed in the game to worry about those. Fallout 2 = Must Buy.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The heir of Wasteland February 3, 2000
Platform for Display:PC
The game Wasteland has been considerd by many to be the classic computer based RPG, it was MAD MAX meets TERMINATOR. A nuclear war had been fought and mankind was struggling out of the wreckage but was suddnely faced with the threat of annihilation by the machines. That was were you came in to save the day by journeying through a world after the bomb. It was in depth and exciting with alot of replayability. But after Wasteland there was a void there were some good RPGs but none had the "magic" that Wasteland had that is until now. Fallout II is one of two best RPGs I have ever played (the other for sentimental reasons is Wasteland). Some of the annoying features of the first Fallout have been remedied such as being able to pick your traveling companions weapons and armor. There are alot of subplots within the game as well as the main plotline so you always have something to do, I never really experienced a deadend when I didn't have a clue what to do. The storyline is alot like Wasteland with an after the bomb theme and the need to save the surviving world from some ominous "threat". I had hours of enjoyment journeying through towns that looked like they came out of a Mad Max movie and then suddenly finding towns and settlements that had preserved technology and civillization. The interaction with Non Player characters was very nice with important characters having animated sequences when you spoke with them, this was cool from an enterainment standpoint but also let you know when you had found someone important to solving the game. Combat was very efficient with lots of weapons and weapon options. Be advised the combat can be GORY but there is a feature to disable it for those who prefer a santized version.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must have
If you played Fallout 1, 3, and New Vegas. This takes the Fallout games to a new level! Get more of a personality, more quests, and unexpected encounters.
Published 3 months ago by Berzetti
4.0 out of 5 stars Great game
This version of the game comes in a dvd case and not the original jewel case. Other than that its Fallout 2. Good stuff lol
Published 3 months ago by Jay
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Game!
I have always been a fan a fan of the fallout series, ad this game did not disappoint! Its us very different from the later games it or is just as enjoyable!
Published 3 months ago by luke o'neill
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Game!
This is a really well put together game. Not too hard, not too easy, and a decent story. Considering it's age, the graphics are pretty good. i would heartily recommend it.
Published 4 months ago by Brian W. Popazivanov
5.0 out of 5 stars The Wasteland is a great place to vacation
My first experience with the Fallout series was Fallout 3. Naturally, I had to try New Vegas, then took a step backwards to Fallout 1 and 2. I must say... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Bradman
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME!!
Fallout 1 and Fallout 2 are both very nice.. GREAT story lines and they mesh very seamlessly yet are both seperate.. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Darin McNew
2.0 out of 5 stars It's the UK version
This is the UK version, full of censorshit. Yeah you can patch it, but I wouldn't have bought it if I knew it wasn't the US version and it doesn't specify clearly whether it is or... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Agustin Prat
1.0 out of 5 stars overrated
This game is nothing more than a sick joke. Really the story absolutely sucks (what motivates one through twenty hours of gameplay? Read more
Published 11 months ago by JP
1.0 out of 5 stars Not Compatible
Did not work with my laptop. Check the specs before you buy! I'll keep it because it's too much of a hassle to send it back...
Published 13 months ago by Cassandra
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Product
Product is in excellent condition and I never played Fallout until Fallout 3 came out so I bought Fallout Tactics, Fallout 1 and this game and they all rock!
Published 15 months ago by Stephen
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