Any games like Fallout?

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by krigger, Apr 3, 2005.

  1. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    have you tried morrowind? the prequel to oblivion.

    it kinda sucks to go back to early 3D engine games, cus its so obvious what theyve wanted a game to look like and what it ends up not looking like, but in terms of content and complexity, morrowind is pretty complex.
    it also leaves you with some responsability, such as no "quest items" that cannot be dropped, no map markers (which can get a bit of a pain in the ass), but its a huge game, with tons of content.
    there is a "restoration" type mod adding vast continents to it also.
    otherwise, i dunno :D

    lately i am playing "mount and blade, warband" its not so much a complex role play game, it does have many of the typical rpg elements tho, such as character creation, levelling, looting, and gaining in both respect and titles. most notably the action takes place on horse back, including fighting (which is awesome). medieval type of scenery, sortof like "fantasy" but without any magic. weapons and armor are all close to reality, and the really good gear is truly expensive, making the player really have to work hard to aquire them (instead of just winning them)
  2. Courier

    Courier Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 10, 2011
    Planescape: Torment.
  3. El Pagano Loco

    El Pagano Loco It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Feb 28, 2012
    It's nothing like Fallout, but i got Torchlight few days ago if you want something Diabloesque. Good game.
  4. Gonzalez

    Gonzalez Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2004
    Guys, there is a forum for this and that's General Gaming. There's even a sticky there about this very subject Please read the forum rules and descriptions before posting.

    @lewis: I see you have two strikes already. I don't know why you got them but you should certainly be more careful before posting or you won't last long.
  5. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    I'd recommend all the Troika games. I played and liked most of them before I really got into FO1/2. Arcanum is the only one that similar to FO2 in terms of mechanics, but TOEE and VtM:B are both great games as well. Just make sure you install the relevant unofficial patches/modpacks for all of those games, since they're all quite botched in their vanilla version.

    Then there's also Lionheart, which is a Diablo-esque game designed using SPECIAL.
  6. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Level 27 Wizard Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    Morrowind, Baldurs Gate 2, and Witcher 2. Also, what others have mentioned for the most part.
  7. Evil Banana

    Evil Banana Still Mildly Glowing

    May 1, 2012
    Just play 40k..its not post apocalyptic..its apocalyptic
  8. SorgFall

    SorgFall Still Mildly Glowing

    Jul 2, 2007
    He probably means, a game which opens up such a large array of possibilities, including a high-intelligence & charisma character that will could pass the whole game without even firing a single shot.

    At least that's what I'm looking for and have been...for quite a long.

    I enjoyed Gothic and in a lot of ways it reminded me of Fallout (in regards to freedom), being one of the rare games that actually makes you feel everything is real around you, but I missed a bit Fallout's tactical mode which I rather enjoy and Gothic was a bit too much action-packed if you ask me (with a rather huge amount of non-avoidable battles, basically including bosses, and a lot of typical epic FRP Quests).

    If anyone has suggestions, I'd like to hear 'em!

    Aren't all of them quite traditional action-orientated RPG-like, rather than being more-directional to the level of F?
  9. SorgFall

    SorgFall Still Mildly Glowing

    Jul 2, 2007
    The lack of a reply confirms what I've suspected - no one can actually think of anything like Fallout...
  10. mobucks

    mobucks i get such a kick out of myself Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    did you read the entire thread? there are some titles that are like fallout. YOU NOOB! muarmuarmuarmuargrglgrglgrgl...
  11. SorgFall

    SorgFall Still Mildly Glowing

    Jul 2, 2007
    Yes, I did, and none of them whatsoever seem similar to Fallout.

    All of the mentioned games are excessively action-orientated and do not offer much open-world sandbox possibilities (actual, when compared to F, it's rather very little).
  12. SorgFall

    SorgFall Still Mildly Glowing

    Jul 2, 2007
    Well, I guess I could make an exception about Arcanum - although it is till far behind Fallout.
  13. woo1108

    woo1108 Vault Senior Citizen

    Sep 27, 2012
    I JRPG there's PA game named metal max or metal saga.
    Although only similar part of it is PA game
  14. Gnarles Bronson

    Gnarles Bronson regular mutant

    Oct 30, 2011
    Hey, don't know if anyone checks this board anymore, but looking for a game suggestion for winter break;

    Have old old p4 2.8 win xp 512mb

    thinking bout replaying 1,2, or arcanum unless anyone has a good recommendation
  15. SorgFall

    SorgFall Still Mildly Glowing

    Jul 2, 2007
    Yeah; Arcanum would be the best option it seems.

    It's however quite missing Fallout's turn-based combat...

    I guess the point of the thread is that - Fallout really is unique...
  16. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    Arcanum does have a turn based system quite similar to Fallout. Only problem is that it is horribly unfun and clusterfuck-y.
  17. SorgFall

    SorgFall Still Mildly Glowing

    Jul 2, 2007
    Lol I can't believe how I missed this.

    Yes, Planescape: Torment appears to be the only title that could be classified as such!

  18. soulburner

    soulburner First time out of the vault

    May 27, 2013
    So I finished Fallout 1 and 2 and I am very satisfied. I never played this kind of game before (isometric kind of view, round based and stuff) but I really enjoyed Fallout... and I thought to myself that since I'm so good at Fallout, that I'm going to give a shot at the other Black Isle, Obsidian and Troika games (and I like the kickstarter stuff like Project Eternity, etc.)... thus I went shopping at GOG.

    First I tried Planescape Torment, since it's supposedly such a brilliant game... and I found it to be rather hard. I'm lost in the first city, the amount of text is so huge I can hardly remember what I read so far. And it crashes indoors, very often (I used all the recommended mods). Also, each and every enemy is so dangerous that me and my skull friend die very often and shockingly quickly.

    So then I began playing Baldur's Gate. Ages ago a friend used to play it and she thought it was very easy and fun. Same problems as above, except it doesn't crash to desktop.

    Now, I'm probably doing something wrong there and I need serious help. Tips for total beginners. I got really excited about Project Eternity and other recent Kickstarter funded games, but now I'm scared because... well, I seem to be unable to play such games after all.

    So I would like to ask you this:
    - do you have any tips for a total "noob" in D&D kind of RPG games with a party of characters? Or links to websites with such tips?
    - which game should I play first to familiarize myself with that kind of gameplay before I jump into Baldur's and Planescape and other hit games of this kind?

    I really thought that after familiarizing myself with Fallout I would be able to play all RPG games, and not just first person Fallout 3 & New Vegas and Skyrim. Right now I feel the same way when I first tried Fallout 1. The rats kept killing me before I could get to the surface. All the time. And I tried many times before I finally succeded, lol. When I finally succeeded I enjoyed FO1 and FO2 immensely. I finally deserve to wear a Fallout t-shirt :D

    So... yeah, this post is too long ;) Please help a fellow gamer who is sick of first person shooters! Thanks in advance :)

    edit - I wasn't sure if I should start a new thread about this... maybe I should have :roll:
  19. Mr.Moe

    Mr.Moe It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Aug 27, 2009
    soulburner probably better to start a new topic,
    but some beginner tips for AD&D

    start as a fighter
    lower armor class is better then higher, also Mort is superb tank, he has high damage resistance
    If the combat put your stats in Dex and Strength in the beginning, you cant wear armor and Dex is important for a better AC - strength for chance to hit and damage
    In planescape you can avoid almost all fighting by talking . Putting points in Int, Wis and Cha is the way to go in Planescape, quite in contrary to Baldurs Gate, but this results in even more dialog
    Plancescape is about talking, lore and choices, combat is more a secondary thing. Try to hang on, its very rewarding!
  20. mobucks

    mobucks i get such a kick out of myself Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    I would DnD Baldur's Gate (2) or Icewind Dale (2) before Planescape.

    BG = Traditional RPG

    IWD = "Tactics" RPG (combat heavy)

    PS:T =