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Fallout 2

by MacPlay
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Platform: Mac
  • Includes disc(light use) manual, case and cover art.

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Platform: Mac
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00006GXD1
  • Item Weight: 12 ounces
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Release Date: July 29, 2002
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #42,171 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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Platform: Mac

Includes disc(light use) manual, case and cover art. 7-Day Warranty, buyer pays returned shipping.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Possibly the best CRPG ever April 7, 2005
Platform for Display:Mac
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This game is simply brilliant. It is better than Fallout 1 in many ways. Firstly, it is less linear (if that is even possible)! Your actions during the game cause the endings to differ. You can do whatever you like in whatever order you please, and there is no longer a time limit (150 days). Yes, the game is a little harder than the first Fallout, but that is a good thing -- The first one was a little on the easy side. I cannot even put how good this game is into words. I 100% guarantee that you will love this game if you have even the slightest desire to play a post-apoc turn-based RPG. It is simply the best one in existence.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:Mac
Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
this game dos not run properly on os x 10.5.3 or later. video drivers are messed up so unless u like playing in half a screen and can deal with what could best be described as really low resolution predator heat vision i would pass on this one. besides fallout 3 will be out in a few months
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fallout 2 March 31, 2005
Platform for Display:Mac
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
By the time the Fallout games were released for the Mac, they were both dated in terms of graphics and overall game technology. What ISN'T dated about these games is the interesting storyline, the humor, the characters, and the world of Fallout itself, which is unique.

Fallout 2 does not improve on graphics, and it is essentially the same game as its predecessor. However, Fallout 2 expands on the first: it increases the amount of items a player comes across in the game, streamlines the controls a bit, and expands the world itself several times over making it absolutely huge in comparison. For instance, the amount you can barter with is no longer 3 digits but 4, making transfer of funds a lot quicker. Also, pilfering lockers and scavenging goods from bodies is made quicker with the addition of the "Take All" button. And NPC's are much easier to control with the ability to outfit them with specific wepons, set parameters for how they behave in battle (like, to not use burst), and you can tell them to stay behind in a place til you get back.

Some people find Fallout 2 more difficult than the first but I think that's relative. The beginning is more difficult than any part of either of the Fallout games, but once you start building up money and experience, by the time you get halfway into the game, fights are pretty easy for the most part. And I am not much of a gamer - the Fallout games are two of the only games I own for the Mac other than the Myst games.

There are a lot of new things in the game that make it more interesting than the first as well - I don't want to spoil anything, but I think fans of Fallout 1 will enjoy these additions quite a lot.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finest game yet written... March 5, 2003
Platform for Display:Mac
Probably the finest game yet written: unparalleled in breadth, depth, humour and intelligence. Fresh (and surprising) every time you play. "Slight pixellation" hard to notice when you've been playing the game for 48 hours straight: it's a text adventure with a front end anyway. Beg, borrow, steal. Shame fallout tactics is so much less fun.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works With System 10.5.5 November 8, 2008
Platform for Display:Mac
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Begin your radiation sickness anew! This game works again in system 10.5.5, as does Diablo 2 for your demon battling desires. Thanks Apple.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Must have an old computer! April 22, 2014
Platform for Display:Mac|Verified Purchase
Did not work on Mac 10.6 or higher. Could not support the graphics. Disappointed because was looking forward to this game and really enjoyed the franchise.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Old Game With Tons of Replay Value November 12, 2013
Platform for Display:Mac|Verified Purchase
This game is ridiculously fun. It's addictive, interesting, immersive and well put together. The various levels are well thought-out and are challenging, and game play is a blast. As you level up you gain more skills and talents and become a more formidable character able to take on more challenging foes. Your enemies are thugs, slavers, street gangs, assassins, organized criminals, monsters of various sorts and eventually the remnants of the old Federal government, which is seeking to take over. Along the journey you get a car, which you can use to transport yourself all over the map and which street thugs can steal, so watch out! At one point in the game you can go into an old military base that's still operational and is a highly dangerous place to visit. But also fascinating, and full of clues as to how the world came to an end.

The only thing I didn't like about this game was that for the first third of the game you're really, really poor and always struggling to make ends meet. Then you start doing better and can afford some of the niftier things that people have for sale. I think that you shouldn't have been that poor for that long. Eventually you start doing better, though, and for the rest of the game you progressively make more money.

This is the Macintosh version of this game, and it's an old game by today's standards. You'd have to play it on on old computer with an old system X on it, if you wanted to play it at all. Its system requirements are refreshingly low, so you don't need a tricked-out system to play it on. I had an old eMac that I played it on, and that worked just fine. A fun game with a lot of replay value, because you can trick your hero out with different skills and different talents just to try them out. Good luck, and have fun!
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