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Wasteland 2

Deep Silver, InXile Entertainment
Sep 19, 2014 - PC
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

80%

Critics Recommend

PC Gamer
83 / 100
Eurogamer
8 / 10
IGN
8.4 / 10
Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
Game Informer
8.8 / 10
GameSpot
8 / 10
Game Revolution
4 / 5
Destructoid
8 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Wasteland 2

An excellent RPG despite its glitches, with combat and writing as good as its predecessors'

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These mostly minor issues aside, Wasteland 2 is a great sequel. It's very clearly made with love to be true to the original game while still learning from the games that followed. In going for something so unapologetically old-school it does sacrifice the ability to do anything new with the format, as Divinity: Original Sin managed to do in many ways; that game's flexibility does arguably make it the better of this year's two old-school, turn-based computer RPGs. This hardly matters, though, because if you like one you're almost certainly going to like the other. Both are great games that set out to stick their fingers in the same quivering part of your brain and make it throb like it's the 1990s. Choose magic, choose a shotgun, or better still, find time for both; computer RPG fans haven't had it this good in ages.

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IGN

8.4 / 10.0
Leif Johnson

Full of meaningful choices and rich lore, Wasteland 2 justifies the 26-year wait for a sequel.

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It's a little too zealous in its old school approach, but this is still a great computer role-playing game and a welcome, if unofficial, part of the Fallout family.

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The incredibly dark but somehow still humorous trek through the wastelands delivers, with an excellent combat system, interesting challenges, and compelling puzzles

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Wasteland 2 is an intricate and triumphant return of a role-playing classic.

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I know I said I didn't have fun with the game, but that's because it was almost too much for me to bear during a holiday season. But for the gamer who wants to settle in for a really long ride with a well-written, lovingly crafted, difficult game set in a solid post-apocalyptic world, Wasteland 2 is great.

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Wasteland 2 is an expansive game that demands to be replayed again and again to get the best out of it. While a lot of the detailed mechanics feel somewhat archaic, they're not going to hold back dedicated players who want to micromanage and really role play their group of characters. It has all of the familiar elements and even if some aspects of its presentation are not quite up to modern standards, its design and gameplay are timeless and welcome.

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