For the first time in over 20 years, we are heralding the return of a much loved piece of gaming history with the classic RPG, Wasteland! Mutants. Again. Even more than there were last time: they seem to materialize out of the very grains of the radioactive desert sand. Venomous yellow eyes.
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11 maart

Steam Cloud Added to Wasteland 1

Hello everyone,

By community request, Steam Cloud syncing has now been added to Wasteland 1. This will back up your save files and preferences. Do note that this won't sync between different operating systems.

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For the first time in over 20 years, we are heralding the return of a much loved piece of gaming history with the classic RPG, Wasteland!

Mutants. Again. Even more than there were last time: they seem to materialize out of the very grains of the radioactive desert sand. Venomous yellow eyes. The black gunmetal glint of Uzis as they close in for the kill. There's nowhere to run, and nothing to rely on but your MAC 17 machine gun. What a way to save the human race.

The year is 2087, eighty-nine years after an all out nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union turned vast swaths of the Earth into a hellish wasteland where survival is a daily struggle against thirst, hunger, radiation sickness, ravaging raiders, and mutants - always mutants. You are a Desert Ranger, one of a band of stalwart lawmen born from the remnants of a U.S. Army detachment who survived the nuclear holocaust by holing up in a maximum security prison. You may wear ragtag uniforms and carry make-shift weapons, but the Desert Rangers are the only law left in what was once the American southwest.

Now something more secretive and sinister than the usual roving bands of mutants and raiders is menacing humanity, and it's your job to investigate. Recruit the help you need, follow any leads you find, but beware. The wasteland is lawless desert and a lonely place, and the choices you make will shape the world around you. Better choose wisely. Your life depends on it.

Key Features


  • The godfather of the modern post-apocalyptic cRPG
  • One of the first reactive and immersive worlds that delivered persistent consequences to player choices
  • Featuring toggle-able modern updates such as new paragraph voice over, new music tracks and updated portraits. Play in classic mode to get the original experience
  • Awarded "Adventure Game of the Year" in 1988 by Computer Gaming World
  • Contains backstory and tie-ins to its long-awaited direct sequel, Wasteland 2, coming soon for digital download through Steam!

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Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Besturingssysteem: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2 GHz Processor
    • Geheugen: 1 GB RAM
    • Grafische kaart: 3D graphics card
    • DirectX: Versie 7.0
    • Opslagruimte: 100 MB beschikbare ruimte
    • Aanvullende opmerkingen: Minimum monitor output or 720p.
    Minimum:
    • Besturingssysteem: OSX 10.6 or higher
    • Processor: 2 GHz Processor
    • Geheugen: 1 GB RAM
    • Grafische kaart: On board Intel GFX
    • Opslagruimte: 100 MB beschikbare ruimte
    • Aanvullende opmerkingen: Minimum monitor output or 720p.
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 2 GHz Processor
    • Geheugen: 1 GB RAM
    • Grafische kaart: 3D graphics card
    • Opslagruimte: 100 MB beschikbare ruimte
    • Aanvullende opmerkingen: Minimum monitor output or 720p.
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Trump 4 Prez
( 3.1 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 27 mei
Enjoyable old school game that influenced the Fallout serie. Great game but difficult to get into due to its age. Not bad exploration and decent but difficult to follow story. 7.5/10
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The ChaoticLlama42
( 0.2 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 28 maart
when i started playing i walked a few steps and went to a different area and tried to cross a river and i apparently slipped so i kept trying and i eventually died so i came back the next day to give the game another go and its actually pretty fun using just a keyboard instead of a mouse and i was born in the year 2000 so i never really got games like this but i really enjoyed the rpg element of this game so after a while of playing i decided to download wasteland 2
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Daler Mehndi
( 0.1 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 27 maart
Game is older than me.
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Fingerthing
( 0.6 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 21 februari
My squad was killed by Harry the Bunny Master, who the game refered to as "the Harry." This was in the first 15 minutes.
It's a bit confusin', innit.
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SerpentOracle
( 43.3 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 15 februari
Nostalgic game. Great job trying to modernize elements without changing gameplay. Unfortunately the game is brutally hard, and gameplay is a little dated. Most folks that will enjoy this game will have played it originally on C64/Dos when it was originally released in 1987. For folks who are playing it because they are interested in the predesessor to Wasteland 2 or the inspiration for Fallout might be disappointed.

To improve your enjoyment of the game, don't expect super high graphics or controls on a 30 year old game. Be sure to 'Read' the paragraph's from the game, that is where all the story is embedded. The paragraph's also have the passwords and hints for what to do. For the most part folks should hit the areas in this order to keep from being overwhelmed:
- Highpool
- AG Station
- Mine
- Quartz
- Needles
- Vegas
- Darwin Base
- Citadel
- Savage Villiage

Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Pre Zombie
( 0.3 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 8 januari
This might have been a a good game in its day, but you'd really have to want it to play this game today. All I noticed was how far video games have come since the early 90's.

I'd recommend this for nalstagic people, people who collect all the games in a series, and incredibly bored people with nothing else to do. I say this cause looking at reveiws. If you played it in the day, you still love it. However if you're new to it, well you seem to not like it, and clearly I didn't play in the day.
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⎛⎛LosTiger⎞⎞
( 29.7 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 3 januari
Every comment is either: thumbs up nostalgia etc, or , today it sucks cant play it thumbs down and so on.
(TL;DR: I like the game itself but wouldnt recommend it to other people.)

The problem is more that the game is more experimental than balanced. This doesnt mean that it is bad, but ends in many clueless approaches into the game and frustrational situations. I kinda like the game itself, many aspects of it, but wouldnt recommend it to other people.

The hud is very awful, the 4 given characters are very awfully skilled and there is no mission briefing or something like that so you start infront of the HQ. Anyways you should just create your own party, but the problem is that you wether not know how to use many of the skills, or when you can use them(and how useful they are) Example: there is an abillity called combat shooting, that, you probably think lets you get better with all weapons in general at battles? Well no, that one has no porpuse at all. Really annoying is that many abillitys just got like 1-2 uses in the whole game.Some things i like are stuff like, either breaking doors with strength, or lockpicking it with the skill. The character creating is damn annoying because you have to roll all your stats in one go, problem is that if you want to do an brute like person, that has much strength and life. But they random all of the stats at the same time, so it could take much time to get in both stats much points.

The price itself for a port like this is well, okay. But the only part i really hate about this game is that it autosaves every time you enter / leave a town/place and then you end up with low life infront of an enemy after loading a game. The game works on my pc(windows 7) without any problems.Minimizing the game then coming back doesnt really work for me. There are many people complaining about ingame bugs, but i didnt encounter any of them yet. Also the music added is fantastic, and gives you an awesome atmosphere.

It is an experementing game, quite unique and fun to look into, but playing trough is a little torture , either you trail and error and waste tons of hours(not much fun) or looking into the wiki to know what skill actually do etc(also after some time not very fun). After many approaches iunderstood most of the basic features and then i could actually do something proper, even tough i couldnt make it(wasnt patient enough) without a walktrough or atleast help at some areas.

If you can oversee that and like to have an open world that lets you do what you want, but still have somewhat a story, the game is yours. Otherwise its a waste of money.(sorry for the pun). For me it was a fun game, and also good to see how wasteland 2 changed, since it scrapped many of the experementing parts(like having skills like mining, simming or climbing etc), but replaced them with very good and mostly balanced elements.

With the (gamebreaking) bugs and unbalanced gameplay i would give it a 5/10 since the story, freedom and atmosphere(with the added sountrack) made the game really unqiue.
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Rottasorus
( 0.8 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 29 december 2015
Brings back Memories
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crushercvrs
( 0.5 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 27 december 2015
Gave me a few laughs. Within 14 minutes I've killed 4 people who look like Mr. T and sold all my weapons to hire a 3 legged hooker just to meet my end in a river.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Burn
( 3.0 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 25 december 2015
No, I can't recommend it. I'm sure it's a good old classic game, which deserves love and respect for its accomplishments, genre creation and the inspiration it gave to other more known games. I couldn't play this game when it first came out, because I was a toddler and by the time I was old enough, the game was already outdated and I had Fallout. I tried to play it now, but it's very difficult to play an old game without the nostalgia glasses on.
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The Argonian Alcoholic
( 1.7 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 19 december 2015
wasteland is one of those games that you see in all the top 10 best games lists on youtube. the ones you always hear about but never be able to play, be it because of money, inibility to run or rarity of the game itself.

thankfully one of those games can be crossed off the list because the aged masterpiece that is wasteland is finally here for all the kiddies to laugh at and all the old gamers to get frustrated at!
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Roxx
( 25.7 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 8 december 2015
So the original wasteland, was an amazing game in its day. A true pioneer in the world of rpg. This along with Bards tale really stand out to me from the 80's world of coputer gaming.

Nostlaga aside. If you are someone who cares about gameplay or graphics this is not the game for you. It's from 1988 with newer music added. Gaming has come a long way and the only real reason to play this today is to escape back to a time in your earlier days.

I loved this game and glad it's in my library but if it was a new game to me and something I didn't know from my way past I'd be highly disappointed.

Recommendation: Buy only if and when it goes on sale or buy for simply nostalga reasons
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tgsid2001
( 0.5 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 3 december 2015
You know, I'd never heard of the Wasteland series until I found it here on Steam. Looking into its background on Wikipedia and old game reviews got me really excited to play this classic rpg.

HOLY CRAP. What a rude awakening it was for me to take all my modern game expectations and apply them to a game that was made in the early years of gaming! I tried to push through it, keep an open mind and try to relive the glory that so many other older gamers seemed to have enjoyed while playing this title...


... but I am just too privileged to live in a time where video games have become a thousand fold more user friendly and a million times more beautiful! I am just not disciplined, nor inclined enough to continue trudging through this apparently famous title. This is no doubt a direct result of being born of the Cursed Millennial Generation.

My shame must rightly last forever...
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Gigafatt
( 4.4 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 7 november 2015
Got it for 6 bucks the next day the damn thing was on sale for 2 fml.

It is still one of my favorite rpgs i like it more than the bethesda games of today. Great fun for a long while.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Angry
( 1.5 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 28 oktober 2015
Still the best game I've ever played. First played it in 1989 on a Commodore 64...
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cameron
( 4.1 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 25 oktober 2015
You see an IBM AT on the table. The screen says Wasteland 2. You shiver with anticipation.
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Wambo
( 0.1 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 20 oktober 2015
Get Wasteland 2 Classic Edition and you'll have Wasteland for free. That's way more a deal than spend bucks barely for Wasteland. Chances are high you'll never make it to the second hour...it went old terribly. It's nice retro nostalgia, yeah, but never worth the price until a 90% sale.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Hyperchaotic
( 3.0 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 18 oktober 2015
Father of post apocalypse RPGs. Great game.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Jefferson Davis
( 9.7 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 3 oktober 2015
Dated af. I got it for free with Wasteland 2, and as a fan of Fallout 2 I could still enjoy gameplay, combat, locations, and all the stuff the game had to offer. The RPG system was cool, and the character creation gives a cool style that almost has this game revolve around ironman rather than spamming load-save. Locations weren't polished, but had effort and style that was really nice. All of that was great, and I can't insult anything the game was *intended* to be. Now, the game-breaker here is the bug problem this game has. The most notable one, one I dealt with >:(, is that the game autosaves when you buy stuff, and if you don't save afterward you can't trade with the merchant anymore. Now, this isn't a problem early-game, but when you get to Quartz and Needles your entire gamesave is screwed because you can't trade and get really important items. Along with this, you have buggy scripted events that happen that also screw up a lot of things, perks and skills not working, and so many other things that just make it unplayable. Kind of frustrating having to repeat the game because of poorly made mechanics and bugs, and it happens a *lot*. If you can find a guide to fix all that, be my guest and get it, but otherwise don't get it.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Yuuki Tenpouin
( 0.1 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 8 september 2015
Not a bad game but definantly dated. I couldn't get into it but that's just me. If you are into very old rpg mostly text based games go for it, but if not there are much newer games that won't bore you to tears. I'm very neutral towards the game, I'm not against it, nor do I hate it, you might like it but I'm forced to choose between whether I would recommend it or not and I wouldn't.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
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Gave me a few laughs. Within 14 minutes I've killed 4 people who look like Mr. T and sold all my weapons to hire a 3 legged hooker just to meet my end in a river.
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Nostalgic game. Great job trying to modernize elements without changing gameplay. Unfortunately the game is brutally hard, and gameplay is a little dated. Most folks that will enjoy this game will have played it originally on C64/Dos when it was originally released in 1987. For folks who are playing it because they are interested in the predesessor to Wasteland 2 or the inspiration for Fallout might be disappointed.

To improve your enjoyment of the game, don't expect super high graphics or controls on a 30 year old game. Be sure to 'Read' the paragraph's from the game, that is where all the story is embedded. The paragraph's also have the passwords and hints for what to do. For the most part folks should hit the areas in this order to keep from being overwhelmed:
- Highpool
- AG Station
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wasteland is one of those games that you see in all the top 10 best games lists on youtube. the ones you always hear about but never be able to play, be it because of money, inibility to run or rarity of the game itself.

thankfully one of those games can be crossed off the list because the aged masterpiece that is wasteland is finally here for all the kiddies to laugh at and all the old gamers to get frustrated at!
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So here I am - heading back home on a bus from school, early 1989. The only real thing on my mind? Firing up the Commodore 64 and rejoining the bunch of Desert Rangers that have just escaped from their first encounter with the Scorpitron. Clips of various calibres were burnt through, LAW rockets fired, two mortally injured - but the team survived. Just.

How had this game got to captivate me so much? To this day, Wasteland ranks as my No.1 game of all time. Not a maybe, not a floating possibility amongst five other great games - but the clear front runner and sole contender. One that I doubt will ever be usurped in the immediate and all-consuming effect that wandering into the radioactive barrens of the American mid-West had on me.

Wasteland is a top-down RPG that follows the 'good guys' of Desert Rangers - attempting to put right the wrongs and work out what strange events are happening in post-nuclear desert around Las Vegas. Fully customisable characters are still fun today, but in late 1988, this was unheard of. Brawlers, pistoleros, ranged specialists to hi-tech geeks were all here - including murderous cyborgs, dodgy gamblers, bar owners and lethal, radioactive vermin. Wasteland introduced the options of restraint, or over-kill - depending on your mood and temperament. Do you carefully take a single shot at your target? Or burst fire of a trio of bullets? Or to hell with accuracy and lead count and simply rip through a magazine? Your ammo, your choice.

A newcomer to Wasteland in 2014 will be woefully unimpressed. What's all the fuss about? It looks archaic has virtually no sound and the main storyline can be completed in a very short time span. But a quarter of a century ago, this game shattered the adventure genre apart and set a whole new level of benchmark. The highly influenced offspring of the Fallout games show plenty of direct lineage back to the original game. But none enthrall in quite the same way that Wasteland did.

Even Steam refers to Wasteland 1 as 'The Original Classic'. For those lucky enough to have been around on its first release - that phrase sums it up perfectly.

10 out of 10.
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Classic CRPG, but I'm gonna warn anyone going in: we're talking a game from an era where you lost people permanently if they died, you need to know what to type into the text parser to get plot information at times, and there WILL be events that leave you going "Wait, but I thought I just did that right, why did I have to shoot a boy and his dog" (NO NOT THAT BOY AND HIS DOG IN A WASTELAND) because you didn't read a situation the same way as a developer dreamed it 30 years ago.

That said? If you know what you're getting yourself into, Wasteland still holds the hell up and is full of its own crazy charm. I'D recommend turning off the new graphics, just because the vectorization filter it puts on everything drives me ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, but if you dig it, don't let me stop you. You've gotta remember: this is the game that the Fallouts were paying homage to when they were new. That should tell you all kinds of things about the world in question.

Make sure someone learns Toaster Repair.
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The classic that started it all. This game brought rpg's from the dungeons to bombed-out cities and deserts. This was one of the first games to have memory and be able to save your progress, so when you made a change in the game world by killing someone or doing a mission it stayed that way! If you've never played this game I'll tell you about it. You're going to need imagination, like a lot of it. Because of limitations of Commador 64 this game relies on descriptive writing to give you a picture of whats happening in and out of combat. You'll need to when fighting with your party to find the right rhythm of attaking, dodging, and relaoding. Just like the first fallouts and most old rpg's, don't get to mad if a rat takes you down early on.




Over all if you want to play this make sure you know what you're getting, this is 26 years old. Its basicly a table top rpg program. You'll need to imagine the acton if thats what you desire.


p.s. Don't run right to Vegas
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NOTE: The nolstagia factor doesn't apply to me since I wasn't around during the 80's, nor did I own any kind of PC until the mid 2000's.
tl;dr it's ♥♥♥♥ing awesome, what are you waiting for!?

If you're like me and haven't been around for these types of RPGs (I was born 1998), then there's going to be a difficult learning curve ahead, but it's a game well worth learning.

This game caters to my every need when it comes to that post-apocalyptic itch. Wasteland surprisingly has a good atmosphere and sometimes I can actually imagine the rangers fighting off hoardes of robots or leather jerks; I can really immerse myself in this game despite how "dated" it may be. You have a wide variety of skills and attributes to use at your disposal for any situation you may find yourself in, and this being an Interplay game, there are some weird spots you'll find yourself in. The variety / diversity helps make the world and your characters feel more immersive and more in-control. An example is at the bar in Quartz. You can hop onto a stage and get into a battle sequence, only to be forced to preform for the audience afterwards. So you have your charisma attribute and some skills like knife throw to entertain the audience before they let you back down, but if your skills are too low or if you're just unlucky, you're going to find yourself being pelted with tomatos and beer bottles.

I love the quirkiness of the game, it reminds me of the Fallout universe which is inspired by this game and also made by Interplay. The wastes are a strange place, with settlements ran by strange people, such as Faran Brygo. (obviously referencing Brian Fargo) You'll even find yourself dealing with the occult in this game, something having to do with an item called the "bloodstaff". I won't spoil anything though.

Did I mention you can get Wasteland Herpes from a 3-legged hooker?

The combat in this game is nothing special. It's simple and entertaining enough, but sometimes you find yourself running into encounter after encounter and it's so annoying. Also, if you don't memorize the keyboard shortcuts or put the macro creator to good use (ctrl+function), you're going to find yourself dealing with an annoying, clunky layout. Besides the minor annoyance, it won't be hard to learn.

There's not really much to say about this game, it's a classic and rightfully so. I'm not a huge RPG guy but this is an RPG I find myself coming back to every now and again because of how much fun it is. It has an easy to follow story, atmopsheric enviornments, great music, great characters and dialogue, and that wasteland quirkiness we all know and love. I definitely recommend this game to anybody looking to play a great retro RPG, or anyone who's interested in the origin of Wasteland / Fallout.


Also, if you haven't picked it up already, be glad it's $5.99 and not the $14.99 I spent when it was first released on steam... well, I'd say the $14.99 was well worth it.
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Geplaatst: 8 januari 2015
I permadeathed a 32 hr run of this game.

Yep, fell into a ♥♥♥♥ river in the vegas sewers and got washed out to sea.

gg.
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While other rpgs of the era had you running around dungeons slaying rats and fighting generic evil wizards or abusing the limited memory of the game as you ransacked villages of innocent people only to leave and kill them all again, Wasteland was setting a new trend of making your choices count and forcing you to live with them. No clerics to raise your dead back to life, no instant magical healing and no one to hold your hand and tell you where to go. Wasteland had no qualms about letting you try to go where you please and if you could survive then by all means break the sequence and go exploring.

The storyline may seem simple compared to gems that came a decade later, but it still stands up far better than most other rpgs of its era and indeed a good deal of the ones we've seen today. It was hard, it was unforgiving, it expected you to think and take your own notes and it was great, this is what rpgs were in the late 80s and it's defintely not for everyone especially if you've been raised on modern games the whole time you've been playing.

But, if you're patient, if you can look beyond 16 color Enhanced Graphics Adapter art, if you can handle having to read things and keep track of information on your own, then maybe, just maybe you're cut out to be a Desert Ranger.
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Geplaatst: 14 november 2013
I'm not sure if a game like this can still be appreciated in these modern days of fancy 3D graphics and short attention spans... but it damn well should be. For whatever my opinion may be worth, I hereby go on record to state that this is one of the greatest RPGs ever made. Of course, that bold statement does come with a couple of caveats: first, my thoughts may very well be colored by nostalgia to a fair degree; and second, I haven't actually played this game in over 20 years, so it's entirely possible I am just forgetting all the bad parts. At any rate, if you are into RPGs, classic games, or at all interested in revisiting the early days of PC gaming, this is one of the very few games that should be near the top of anyone's "must-play someday" list. While I can't guarantee playing this game will captivate and inspire you the same way it did for people back in the day, I am at least fairly confident that the game itself is probably fundamentally solid, even if the underlying technology and graphics don't hold up. So definitely give this a look if you're open to embracing "the classics", or if you're just an old man like me pining for the good old days.
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Geplaatst: 23 november 2013
Wasteland is a very old game, it comes from the days when having a mouse was a luxury, and having a 1 mb harddrive made you the coolest kid on the block.

It has very little in terms of graphics, apart from the portraits there are no animations in the game. Don't get me wrong, it was par for the course at the time. But compared to it's spiritual successor Fallout and basically any modern game. Playing it today will make it apparent how dated the game is.

While dated is a very strong word to throw at this game, if you've played a tabletop RPG in your lifetime and have an afternoon to kill Wasteland is a fairly engaging game. It portrays a post apocalyptic wasteland fairly well, and it has a lot of personality. Just bare in mind that it's not going to wow you, and you will have to print out a reference card and potentially the entire manual to properly understand the controls and storyline.
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Geplaatst: 18 januari 2015
Review: So here I am playing a RPG Text-Adventure game from 1988 (I guess I should mention that I have not yet played too many CRPGs) - and well, i knew games from back then were rather complicated compared to the newer games and it happens that you get stuck and dont really know what to do to go on. But surprisingly it only took me a while (okay to be honest i watched a gameplay video or two :p ) to get into the game mechanics and I started to really enjoy the game. The game plays pretty well and compared to the original DOS version the steam version has nicer Aesthethics like redone artworks (sadly not animated like in the DOS version tho) and Built-In game documentary (that even gets read to you). From the Game mechanics side, I did not experience any Bugs, only some difficulties (my party missed alot in the beginning and there are places where the direction that you use your Skills in matters where - in my opinion - it shouldnt. Also when the mayority of your party is unconcious you end up in a never ending cycle of a fight until you eventually die). The game Dynamics went pretty smoothly aswell but you kind of have to know what skills you need have in the beginning whn creating your own characters.

So here are my personal Pros and Cons about the game:

Pros: + What the game lacks in graphics it makes up in Storytelling and Gameplay
+ Alot of fun and addicting gameplay
+ For the read-lazy people: The Game-Documentary has voiceovers (but then again: Is a game like this for read-lazy people at all? Either way I like how they did the Voiceovers :3)
+ Its the Grandfather of all Post-Apocalyptic RPGs... i mean that should be reason enough to play it!
+ Good Humor

Neutral: - Needs some getting used to but honestly you cant really blame the game for it
- You get pretty much thrown into cold water at the beginning and have a hard time figuring out where to go but hey cant go wrong with the nearest visible town, right? (Cold start is kind of like in Skyrim to give you some example to compare to... Good for emergent gameplay and I like that but I would just like to atleast get to know a bit of background knowledge PRO-TIP: The documentary gives you some hints about what is going on)

Cons: - Small tileset because they wanted to save up on disk-space back when the game was created... i was told it fitted onto 2 Floppys (why do bunnies look the same as opossums tho ;w; <- and yes these are enemies, and no they dont want to be cuddled, trust me i tried and died)
- Like I mentioned in my Review above there are parts where you can get stuck if you dont know some things (simple things mostly but you really need to know them)

Tips and Hints:

>Try to get a high IQ-stat when creating your character and skill them wisely (the highest of any stat is 18)
for example the Perception skill lets you "see" things that you cant see directly...
>Your CON (Constitution/Hit-Points) regenerates over time. You should search for safe places to "rest". Time passes
when you do any Action: this includes Moving, "View" whatever that does, holding down ESC.
>Dont get frustrated when you get stuck... it happens occasionally. Try to search the web and/or try things out.
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4.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 25 oktober 2015
You see an IBM AT on the table. The screen says Wasteland 2. You shiver with anticipation.
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Geplaatst: 30 november 2013
I REMEMBER THIS FONDLY

I used to love playing this on my old Apple 2e. Me and my friends would huddle around the computer and play coop before it even existed. Each of us created unique characters inside of Ranger Station slamming on the SPACEBAR forever to roll up the best stats and get the best points. We essentially would play cooperatively on 1 computer where we would take turns actually using the computer. The player would type and move around, while the other people simply watched the game and spoke aloud what they wanted their characters to do. "Attack, Burst, Leather Thug to the left". "Disband, move up." This last statement our close combat character would literally say 100 times each session. It was all part of the fun, and while it sounds painful, it was actually a blast. We'd make our party consisting of a "gun guy", a "brawler", a "doc", and a "nerd".

The gun guy we'd load up with gun skills like SMG and Assault Rifle (M1989A1 NATOs baby!) and AT Weapon, this guy was clutch for making sure he shot and actually hit stuff in the game, where even if you have a really good DEX stat you might not hit what you shoot unless you take the skill too.

The brawler would get pugilism and melee weapon skills (basically a tank in close quarter combat) and of course he'd get dibs on the Manglers and Clubs and stuff. Of course he never really relied only on melee and could take out some punks at a distance with a .45 or whatever. The doc is well, a medic with loads of Medic skill and a ridiculous INT stat, and the nerd was a well-rounded character that had a maximum INT but took skills that were not medic; forgery, metallurgy, lockpick, etc.

IT IS NOT EASY

I can't tell you how many hours of my life I spent huddled in front of the glow of my color composite monitor swapping disks playing Wasteland. It is a brutally difficult game by todays standards with permadeth period. No options for ressurection unless you save your game ahead of time, when you die you're dead. Perhaps part of what made this game so compelling to me and my friends was that we actually had to focus, use our brains for team work, and have a strategy instead of just mindless button mashing like we were doing on our NESes with Rush'n'Attack, Rygar, and Ikari Warriors (among others). We would die often and we would regroup and rethink of our strategy. We would pick better skills learn more about the attributes and when they played a role and for what and this whole time we were actually having a boatload of fun. I can remember TPD (total party death) once we reached Las Vegas (♥♥♥♥ I remember this happening in Quartz too, the game is freaking hard and the deck is definitely not stacked in your favor) as we got shredded to pieces by a cyborg with energy weapons (up until then we didn't even know energy weapons existed). It took hours to rebuild, start over, and level up to be strong enough to get back to Las Vegas and actually take those bots down.

AND WE CHEATED

We used to build 4 characters in Ranger Station, only 1 of which would we actually try to make decent. This character was the "courier" he would be escorting the cannon fodder other 3 characters straight to Quartz, where they would sell EVERY piece of gear they owned, then he'd Pool the money and walk them back to Range Station, and we'd delete them. Do this 100 - 300 times, and you can amass an enormous cache of weapons, armor, money, etc. Then when you have your loot and gear all sorted, you build 3 other characters and you give a ♥♥♥♥ about them too. After those 3, we would give the couriers ♥♥♥♥ to another remaning character either kill the courier to create a better character, or sometimes we'd just keep him. We used macros to automate most of this. In essence, this is cheating against the spirit of the game, but it was ♥♥♥♥ing hard and we were young and thought we were clever. I can tell you even then it wasn't always easy after. Yes we might have SMG's and NATO Assault rifles with boatloads of clips and TNT and Kevlar armor, but we still got our asses handed to us in Vegas.

WE NEVER BEAT IT

We got ver close to beating the game, but we could never find the Sleeper Base to make it to space.

IT IS OLD THOUGH...

I know, right? It' s pretty old, and it doesn't age super well. If you didn't grow up playing this game you might hate it. If you can get past the old-ness of the game, the graphics even with this re-release are not great, the SA antialiasing helps, but I kinda like the crunchy pixels better. The music and the voice overs are pretty awesome in this version; we had a paragraph book we'd use to read from (which doubled as a form of copy protection).

If you like oldschool RPGs that are top-down (like Ultima, or 2400AD) and you are ready to commit to actually trying to win (if that's your thing) and don't mind getting your ♥♥♥ whipped until you learn some tricks and techniques, this game will reward you.

There is a lot of game in ths small package, and there is a lot of personality and character that this game had that no other game did. EA innovated on many fronts with Wasteland, and not just in the computer but the paragraphs really added a ton of story and immersion to the game that other RPGs of the time lacked sorely. It was like living in the best "Choose Your Own Adventure" (don't get be started about how awesome those books were in my childhood) computer game ever made.

THIS WAS WHAT STARTED THE FALLOUT(s)

If you're a fan of Fallout at all, you will probably like this game. It takes time and dedication, but this is the precursor to all the others. For that reason alone you should check it out, but the game has tons of merit as well, and the re-release really does try to polish an old title to a more modern standard. I think it does a pretty good job, but I had some issues getting the mouse to work. The keyboard is the way to go and it works no problem.

GIVE IT A SHOT I RECOMMEND IT

You needed an imagination in the old days, and you still need it today, but the voice overs really do help make this game a lot better than it was. The music is OK too. Is it going to blow your mind? Probably not. Is it going to keep you coming back, maybe. Is it going to make you work for the reward of the story? Without a doubt.

Wasteland is one of my favorite games and I highly recommend it.
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Geplaatst: 12 november 2014
YOU MUST READ THE DOCUMENTATION

In days of old when knights were bold... there was no storage room for things like plot points. Go to steamapps\common\Wasteland\Extras and read the PDFs - at least the wasteland-hintbook.pdf

I beat this 20 years ago. Even with that this is an amazing amount of content that took 4-5 years to create. It'll be a 60 hour game.

There's a crapload of amazing value here, but only if you can manage the old-style UI. Otherwise don't bother, just play Wasteland 2.
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Geplaatst: 7 juli 2014
Wasteland is a product of its own time - low-res graphics, clumsy user interface, and a habit of not exactly telling you how to accomplish things like, say, giving the Visa card to Head Crusher (the game wants you to use one member of your party and put the Visa card on the seat you were previously sitting in opposite of Head Crusher, rather than, say, walking up to him and giving it to him directly).

This was fine back in the day. This is because that game was released in the era of computing known as The Bad Old Days, where you had to manually configure your PCI/ISA cards to avoid IRQ conflicts, where you had to make DOS Bootdisks to free up enough memory just to get the damn video game running, where you could write a little graphical menu in DOS where you could park the heads of your incredibly expensive 10 MB hard drive. You know, just in case the FBI comes around to ask you why you've been pirating so much ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ software to the rest of your Warez buddies on the BBS networks. Computer users had to put up with a lot of ♥♥♥♥ just to get games like Wasteland running, and so games like these were walks in the park compared to knowing the exact DOS commands to Telnet into the Matrix or some ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t like that.

This version of the game runs entirely in a custom emulation environment. It includes a custom soundtrack written by a fan which is pretty cool. The game also allows you to read the paragraphs inside the game (complete with voice overs) when it asks you to read paragraph 38 or another random arbitrary number. The storytelling is pretty good. Other than that, it's pretty much just like the old PC version, which is as accessible to new players as noise music is to regular people. It will definitely make the old, bearded crowd sigh and reminisce about The Bad Old Days.

I recommend you give this about five hours, read a summary and the paragraph book, and then wait for Wasteland 2 to finish up.
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26.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 3 augustus 2015
A classic RPG from 1988, and no doubt one of the best games I've played. The music just makes the game so much better and more haunting. Don't buy this if you dislike turn-based combat and outdated graphics.
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Geplaatst: 4 februari 2014
I think i its one of the best games of all time. It aged really well. Its only 6 bucks too so thats another plus. It can be a bit hard at times with the way to do things and the game can be rough on begginers. There is plenty of guides on the internet however so this should not be too big of a problem. Its 26 years old and in my opinion is better than 98% of those mindless games that come out today.
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2.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 27 november 2013
Well. Where do i start....
Yes. It is old. The controls are funky and complicated. The game is difficult. BUT:
THIS GAME was the game that came before Fallout. And its better, at least storywise. And whats even better:
The original developers of Wasteland 1 and Fallout 1+2 are currently working on Wasteland 2.<
So, if you wanna see what started it all, and play a game with insane humor and great story, try this. It's a steal, and will get you into the mood for Wasteland 2, which will be released early 2014.
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3.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 18 oktober 2015
Father of post apocalypse RPGs. Great game.
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