Underrail is an old school turn-based isometric indie role playing game that focuses on exploration and combat. The game is set in a distant future, when the life on the Earth’s surface has long since been made impossible and the remnants of humanity now dwell in the Underrail, a vast system of metro station-states that, it seems, are...
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Release Date: Dec 18, 2015

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Underrail is an old school turn-based isometric indie role playing game that focuses on exploration and combat.

The game is set in a distant future, when the life on the Earth’s surface has long since been made impossible and the remnants of humanity now dwell in the Underrail, a vast system of metro station-states that, it seems, are the last bastions of a fading race.

The player takes control of one of the denizens of such a station-state whose life is about to become all that much more interesting and dangerous, as our protagonist is caught midst the conflicting factions of the Underrail as the violently struggle to survive in the harsh underground environment.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: 1.6GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GPU that supports shader model 2.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
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Rastrelli
2.7 hrs
Posted: September 22
Isometric roleplaying games. Where all 'hardcore' part consists of being unable to target someone in narrow corridor - because wall is in the way of your mouse cursor.

0/10.
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Moon
1.2 hrs
Posted: September 21
From the small time I played, it's quite fleshed out but the gameplay and this sort of CRPG in general has aged really poorly.
Get it if you have the time to and patience to put up with it, it's quite well made for what it is.
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Razor
0.7 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 20
When games like wasteland 2 and xcom are so popular nowadays there is no reason to not give this pearl a chance. UnderRail is closer to the older xcom games and in my opinion that makes it better.
While a bit slow at start its a very good game in terms of gameplay and story and reminds a little of the first fallouts...
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Kirkwall
70.4 hrs
Posted: September 20
Has more content than Fallout 4 and actually lets me ROLEPLAY in a ROLEPLAYING game.
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DaiBiao
0.7 hrs
Posted: September 19
This game is not as good as I expected but the price is so good. Worth a try.
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37 of 37 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
269.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
I love this game.

Pros:
-Good if not great dialogue with text to express each persons looks, personality, emotion, and actions.
-Even minor NPCs have extensive work put into them, some you can even get attached to.
-Traps are well implemented and turn the tides of battles before and during they happen, as well as keeping your eyes peeled when not.
-Stealth is a fun way to play, being fully fleshed out and difficult when it needs to be.
-Graphics grow on you, though it has its rough spots.
-Difficult until the very end, never holding your hand.
-Engaging lore and solid story, with many questions to want answers to.
-Human and some creature AI arent stupid, evading traps if they notice them and varied loadouts to attack with.
-An amazing level of polish in my opinion, easily showing early access and quality of life patches paid off.
-Specialized builds lead to nearly no overall useless stats.
-Most immersive isometric I have played so far.

Cons:
-A bad build leads to many deaths, even good ones can have bad moments.
-RNG offputting to many, missing a 90% shot can be infuriating after the third time in a row.
-Walking is the only speed, and this makes backtracking and traveling known areas a long, boring chore.
-Occasional lockups due to combat or dying in combat, requiring alt-f4.
-Ridiculously time consuming puzzle in end-game is nearly essential on certain characters. requiring you to screenshot and write down atom regeants to reduce the final boss's ways of attacking you, although in which ways is predetirmined every playthrough
-♥♥♥♥ cave hoppers

Despite a somewhat RNG headache early game, and a few shortcomings with quest triggers and quirks in enemy behaviour, Underrail is a difficult yet engaging RPG, which stands out among the old champions by having updated mechanics and entirely new ones. Every playstyle has its challenges, and while some are more then others, using wits and stragedy via traps and stealth can always improve the odds (although making an awful build means, as is with Fallout 1/2 and the like, you can seriously hamper a playthrough, if not making it a living hell). The music and atmosphere is fairly immersive in its own way. Dialogue is descriptive, plenty and usually believable, helping you establish a character's personality. Story wise, while weak at times, stays fairly solid if not superb. The usual isometric RPG quirks will throw many off, but if you loved the original fallouts and the like, this game is very much worth the price.
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28 of 30 people (93%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
21.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
Pros
-Hours of gameplay
-Crafting system expanded
-Way too much to explore
-Combat makes you use you gear and terrain to their fullest
- A crossbow~! & crowbar who unbreakable.

Flaws
-Need a map system to consult as you explore, can get quite confusing.
-May need to export your character once or twice before doing a full run.
-The confirmation sound is the same as Discord PM.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
46.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
Great game for those who liked the early Fallout games. I also don't get the whining about the difficulty. Don't buy this if you thought Fallout 3 (or any modern game) were adequately challenging.

Be prepared to save and load and to think long and hard about how to build your character.

I am also a fan of their "oddity" leveling, where you gain xp by finding odd items instead of using skills and killing things. Though, note that the classic leveling system is an option.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
70.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
TLDR: I love this game. I would recomend Underrail to anyone who liked the gameplay of the orginal Fallouts. Same style, different story. It is a very complete game with hours of content. I'm at 45hrs currently and havnt completed most of the story(ies).

What I like:
-It is hard.
-It doesn't hold your hand and explain everything.
-It requires thought and exploration.
-Combat situations are varied and exciting.
-There are violent and non-violent resolutions to problems.
-Locations are well designed.
-Lots of developed NPC's.
-NPC's have their own attitudes viewpoints and personalities.
-Lots of dialogue options (checkpoints included).
-Traps and Stealth are awesome for combat prep.
-Did I mention that it's hard? Very hard. And it is a good thing.

What I dislike:
-How are you going to create a labrynth of underground metro tunnels and not provide a map?????? Anyway, there is an excellent map just a google search away. I would recommend having it up while you play.
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16 of 22 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
64.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
If you want a game that

-Doesnt hold you hand
-Will murder you Dark Souls style if you try something stupid
-Will reward you for making careful gameplay choices
-Doesnt give you glowing gold quest markers down a safety padded well lit hallway towards goals
-Makes you feel accomplished for succeding at it

This is YOUR games

awesome atmosphere, great fun

If you want an easy, sit and chill, relaxing game. Then not for you.

Eagerly awaiting a sequel!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
So far this game is a solid 10/10 and i reccomend it with the time i spent in it. I'll update this into a proper review once i go through it all.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
140.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
This game is amazing!! Great writing, combat physics, character leveling and general theme/aesthetics. If you liked Fallout 2 you will love this (assuming dystopian cyberpunk is your thing).
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
The best old Fallout game that isn't an old Fallout game.
UnderRail is about the remnants of humanity surviving within the metro stations, railways & catacombs under a ruined world. All the RPG mechanic staples of the old isometric Fallouts are here: core stats control skills & both serve as prerequisites for perks feats that effect how your character plays & the special attacks & abilities he/she has. Because of this system, character builds have an enormous depth of options. Be sneaky stabby guy, soldier man, silver-tongued merchant, crafting man or psychic wizard guy. Psychic wizard guy? Yes, in addition to the standard post-apocalyptic guns, melee & crafting, there are also psi powers that let you throw ice & energy blasts at people. There are also a breadth of gizmos & gadgets to utilize, from road flares & caltrops to forcefield generators & invisibility fields.
Crafting is a very important thing to do in this, possibly more so than any other rpg I've ever played. Any weapon, armor or item in the game can be made by the player & there is a significant benefit to making stuff yourself. While npcs will sell mostly standard armor vests or leather armor, you could make a suit of reinforced riot gear with ceramic plating & a tungsten riot-shield. The crafting is just as depthful as the rpg mechanics but the skills to make things are spread across 5 different skills.
If you miss the indepth rpgs of yesteryear, UnderRail is for you.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
36.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
I'm a few hours into this and I'm loving it. Slow walking around is generally tedious, but it saves fast so when I screw up, I do go back. RNG is rough, but not unfamiliarly so. Anyway, short version is that it is well thought out and well executed. There's an attention to detail that hits all the right buttos for me, a nice balance of nostalgia and more modern/novel approaches makes for a good game. On sale today it's 100% worth picking up. Not on sale, probably still worth picking up. 9/10
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
106.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
Has that Fallout 1 and 2 feel. Loved it, much MUCH more involved game than I had thought at the beginning
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