Any games like Fallout?

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

  1. Ninjerk

    Ninjerk First time out of the vault

    Nov 8, 2008
    Soulburner: I haven't played Baldur's Gate very far, but when you are first starting out you really need to use ranged weapons. For some reason, I think slings were better (ammo availability?). You pretty much survive the early game of baldur's gate by having one character attacking with a sling and the other guy runs away until they change targets.
  2. SorgFall

    SorgFall Still Mildly Glowing

    Jul 2, 2007
    Yah mean too much text or overall long game?
  3. soulburner

    soulburner First time out of the vault

    May 27, 2013
    Hey, thanks for replying. I finished both Baldur's Gate games and I loved them no less than Fallout (nothing beats Fallout, though). I tried Icewind Dale but it's too combat oriented, I like reading dialogs and trying to be smart ;) I love how IWD looks, but the constant combat is not for me. And even though I understood the DnD rules enough to enjoy Baldur's Gate combat, the party I created for IWD1 is incapable of anything else than dropping like flies. Perhaps I shall return to it some day.

    Playing Planescape: Torment now. I re-downloaded all the fixes and a newer version of the widescreen patch and it works OK now, so far at least. I probably look like this all the time when I play it -> :shock: It's just so amazing!
  4. valcik

    valcik So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Dec 20, 2008
    Here's my tip for IWD: make a party of three multi-class characters. F/C, F/M and F/T.
  5. soulburner

    soulburner First time out of the vault

    May 27, 2013
    One more question about Planescape: where/how to get the most copper coins? I'm in desperate need for more ;)
    I know I probably won't have 20000 coins suddenly, but maybe you'd have some tips?
  6. SorgFall

    SorgFall Still Mildly Glowing

    Jul 2, 2007
    Yes! Words can hardly describe it!

    Did you know they're making a sequel? :)
  7. Azure

    Azure First time out of the vault

    Apr 9, 2013
    have you hear of the game Apox ,its an rts postapocaliptic
  8. McCragge

    McCragge First time out of the vault

    Aug 23, 2013
    Are browser based Post Apoc games allowed to be mentioned or are you looking for strictly a PC type game? What about console games like the "Last of Us" which, to be honest I haven't played, but it does look pretty cool :)

  9. The_Onesin

    The_Onesin First time out of the vault

    Oct 3, 2013
    Strangely I got similar vibe from Temple of Elemental Evil. It's Dungeon & Dragons, but the way you use skills and having multiple routes to finish a quest was quite similar.

    Also the combat in this game is such a blast. Best turn-based system I've ever seen.
  10. naossano

    naossano So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 19, 2006
    I haven't tried them but Geneforge/Avernum series seem promising.

    They were turn-based RPG, that were released in the 90s and early 2000s and seemed to disregard graphism to increase non linear storylines.

    Also, i was wondering if there were more games in those areas :
    - Games in which the best characters (npcs/pcs) could critically fail and lose agains't shitty ones and the opposite. I find funny and immersive to see that from time to time. (it doesn't have to be often)
    - RPG games, in a non Heroic fantasy setting, without any trolls, goblins, sorcerers, wathever, beside Fallout/Planescape torment. And not classic knight era games. And i mean real RPG with great storyline, and a big focus in the ability to play a large variety of non combat oriented roles. Not different kind of way to kill monsters. (without repeating those already mentioned) I am tired of Dungeon and dragons setting. I feel like a fish out of its water.
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  11. naossano

    naossano So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 19, 2006
  12. nwsx

    nwsx First time out of the vault

    Mar 22, 2014
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  13. SorgFall

    SorgFall Still Mildly Glowing

    Jul 2, 2007
    So to sum it up, just Arcanum and Planescape: Torment can go in comparison?
    (neither, however, turn-based)
  14. Tinted

    Tinted Happy New Year

    Jun 20, 2014
    ^Not too many games are similar to Fallout but Arcanum was developed by Tim Cain after the company broke up and is worth a glance.
  15. 5545Trey

    5545Trey Underground Deviant

    Jun 25, 2014
    Arcanum, Planescape, Wasteland and Wasteland 2, and Age of Decadence.
  16. SnapSlav

    SnapSlav NMA's local DotA fanatic

    Jul 1, 2012
    There are more and more game developed in the style of the original Fallout titles as time goes on. As seems to be the case, a game only gets so far with its original development, or mood, or setting, or "integrity", before it becomes bastardized and largely unrecognizable from the originals, and after a few year totally UNRELATED games come around that do it better than the game's own most-recent sequels. On this subforum alone we've seen advertisement for some great (largely indie) games that emulated the original Fallout titles far better than other games. As far as I'm aware, they're not completed (yet), but there's more to choose from besides titles that came out 15-20 years ago. I'm personally looking out for After Reset the most out of the lot.
  17. BrecMadak

    BrecMadak First time out of the vault

    Jul 5, 2010
  18. SorgFall

    SorgFall Still Mildly Glowing

    Jul 2, 2007
    The Last of Us??? You gotta be joking. What is there similar to =Fallout?

    Isn't that something to the like of Fallout: Tactics?
  19. SnapSlav

    SnapSlav NMA's local DotA fanatic

    Jul 1, 2012
    Tactics has a VERY "Fallout 1" feel to it, despite the fact that it's a tactical RPG, not a character driven story RPG.

    As for TLU... naturally anything "post apocalypse" can be misconstrued as "Fallout" to some people. Or perhaps they saw more similarities all because of Vault 22 in FONV and they didn't understand the question was asking about games closer to the originals?