Fallout Tactics Review

Fallout Tactics does a good job of borrowing the RPG elements that many find the most enjoyable - advancing character skills and a huge variety of weapons - and mixes it in with a solid tactical combat game. The missions require you to make use of small unit tactics, and while some of them do play out in a somewhat linear manner, they are not merely a series of puzzles in disguise as in some other squad-based games.

Speaking of the missions, they can be huge. You can definitely spend hours trying to get through some of the missions. While this might be a turn-off for those with short attention spans, most players will relish the depth of the missions.

There is a huge variety of weapons available in Fallout Tactics. These range from baseball bats and broken to explosive devices. The array of weapons available is impressive - handguns, rifles, machine guns, energy weapons,... and many makes of each. In addition, the weapons have unique characteristics: penetration, ammo consumption, and rate of fire, to name a few.

The choice of different play modes is a very nice touch. Some will enjoy playing in the continuous mode, because the fast-paced action requires fast thinking. You also have to be more prepared for what might lie around a corner, since you won't have the luxury of thinking things through if two raiders with Ak-47s are there to greet you. Those who really like to think things through will appreciate the turn-based modes, though.

One thing that would have been nice, though, would be more of a branching storyline. The missions follow each other in a linear fashion, and it would have been nice to have to make strategic choices about which missions to accept.

In The End, This Game Hath Been Rated: 91%. A very enjoyable game with an intriguing storyline, a captivating environment, and engrossing gameplay.

System Requirements:  266 MHz Pentium CPU; 64 MB RAM; 2 MB Video RAM; 2x CD-ROM; 500 MB Hard Drive Space; Mouse.

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