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8.9
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Score Breakdown Based on 195 ratings
  1. 10 (105)
  2. 9 (60)
  3. 8 (12)
  4. 7 (8)
  5. 6 (2)
  6. 5 (3)
  7. 4 (0)
  8. 3 (1)
  9. 2 (0)
  10. 1 (4)

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  • Review Score:8.8

    Astonishing for its time, the predecessor to Fallout shows some truly miraculous ideas in CRPG tactics.

    The thing I always think about when I'm playing Wasteland is the tactical combat. There's something to be said about breaking your party into several parts to catch some slavering cybernetic organism in a crossfire of as... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.8

    Probably still my favorite game of all time.

    This game was a classic. You may talk about Grand Theft Auto letting you do anything, roam around stealing and killing and hanging out with prostitutes, well Wasteland did it all before. The premise was this was after ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.9

    Search this "Wasteland" and you will discover perhaps the greatest game ever unearthed.

    Wasteland is a post-apocalyptic role playing game developed by Interplay and released in 1988 by Electronic Arts. It is one of the greatest games ever created and is also the game that Fallout was modeled after. It conta... Read Full Review

    15 of 15 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.6

    Wasteland is by far the best rpg of the time with only a few small shortcomings

    Wasteland has a nice and fairly ballanced default hero list, and has a good Charecter creation system allowing more charecters than most and duly so also in some ways more forgiving than some old rpgs one little mista... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10

    The most inspiring post-apocalyptic game

    Rich storylines and writing, quirky game mechanics that just plain worked and a vast, deep and engrossing post-apocalyptic gaming experience. Never to be played just once. A stick-with-you-always classic. A storylin... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.9

    The Grand-Daddy of Post-Apocalyptic RPGs.

    What Bard's Tale did for Swords and Sorcery, WASTELAND did for the Post-Apoc genre. you lead a party of 4 PC's, ( can be less, depending on gameplay, can be more) and up to 3 npc's initially through the survivable area o... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5

    A Sleeper Classic's Classic Game

    Within the throes of the Cold War during the 1980's before the fall of the Berlin Wall, this game came about during a tense time in our world history. It depicts what life might be like after nuclear annihilation and it... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5

    The Game that got me hooked to RPGs.

    I can remember buying this game with my allowance when I was younger and bringing it home not quite knowing what I bought. Wow was I blown away. This game started my addiction to RPGs that I have yet to get over. Th... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    A new Fallout

    I never played Wasteland back in '87 but I did played Fallout. So, being a Fallout fan I wanted to taste the Wasteland 2 story / gameplay. It was like I was back in time, in the days when I tasted Fallout for the first... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful