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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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! [/list]

Requisitos do Sistema

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 7.0
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimum monitor output or 720p.
    • OS: OSX 10.6 or higher
    • Processor: 2 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: On board Intel GFX
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimum monitor output or 720p.
    • Processor: 2 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimum monitor output or 720p.
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Publicada: 12 de Novembro de 2014

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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34.7 hrs em registo
Publicada: 8 Janeiro
I permadeathed a 32 hr run of this game.

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

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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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6 de 9 pessoas (67%) acharam esta análise útil
3.5 hrs em registo
Publicada: 21 Janeiro
I played the hell out of this back on c64, love this game. Having the paragraphs built in is awesome, and having music is awesome. Other than that it's basically true to the original, which is fine.
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Publicada: 28 de Outubro de 2014
::UPDATE: I have found out that you must use your keyboard when assembling Max the android, in the Vegas sewers. Hopefully this saves one person from grief...

This is a fantastic game and should be played by everyone that has dedicated gaming to their PC, it is an experiance and made me buy an actual boxed copy of Wasteland. Bugs and all, it is so awesome. My tip for those who are new is to play with a guide, just to make sure you dont run into any game breaking bugs! Thanks for reading!::


I have amazing memories playing this with my dad back when I was just a child; creating our characters with our names and different skills and tools, to help us survive the Mojave and Arizona deserts. It is so great to be able to experiance it again as an adult, and actually be able to appreciate what it has done for today's day and age of gaming for western RPG's. It helped spawn an amazing post-apocalyptic genre for everyone to enjoy, one of the first (I'm pretty sure) to come out with a persistant world that changes with you and your choices (and this is all in 1988!) While I have my nostalgia fix on the review, I will be honest with it also.

This. Game. Is. ♥♥♥♥ing. Buggy.

I had a game breaking bug. It really sucked to. It was underneath the sewers in Vegas. To advance the story and get a key item and location to be revealed on a map, you have to build a robot. The tables you build it on, for whatever reason, decides to not respond to my characters actions when trying to put items on it.

Twenty hours into my adventure and I'm stuck, against my own ♥♥♥♥ing will, because of a dumbass un-built robot. Underneath Vegas, in the ♥♥♥♥ing sewers. ♥♥♥♥ that. And ♥♥♥♥ this awesome game.

There are others bugs in it as well, like the engine it is built on being extremely easy to exploit enemies on. The "Super Loot Bag" trick that I refuse to use. But besides this, I can't personally say there is anything else wrong with it. People will obviously state that the graphics haven't "aged" well, and to that I would say that they are an idiot because this was made in 1988. Don't play a game, that is dated to begin with, and try and compare it to something newly released or released in that particular's game next decade.

Play this game. Bugs and all. It is a peice of gaming history. But ♥♥♥♥ you Max, the un-built robot. I'm glad those cyborgs tore your ♥♥♥♥ing body apart and used your spare parts on themselves. I wasted 20 damn hours :(
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2 de 3 pessoas (67%) acharam esta análise útil
26.6 hrs em registo
Publicada: 13 Fevereiro
I played the original game in the 1980s but never had the time to finish it. When it came out on Steam, I was excited to try it again; this time I managed to play it right to the end. A timeless classic, very much for 1980s classic RPG fans. Highly recommended to anyone interested in the evolution of RPGs.
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6 de 11 pessoas (55%) acharam esta análise útil
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23.0 hrs em registo
Publicada: 9 de Outubro de 2014
Old. Old and terribly difficult. Old, terribly difficult and yet beautiful in its own way.

It was interesting going back and playing through this game to see just how much more difficult games used to be. I loved it when it was state of the art, but I never did finish it. I think I got into the sleeper base in the Apple IIc days, and assumed my inability to complete it then was due some bug (naturally).

I played through the game in full this time around and enjoyed the story beginning to end. Also, I'm pretty sure my prior inability to complete it had more to do with only skimming the flavor text than with any sort of bug.

It's most definiately not for everyone. It isn't even for the average person who enjoys playing old, chunky UI games from their childhood. It just *might* by for such a person who also happens to be playing it as a follow-up or aside to Wasteland 2, however.
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26.6 hrs em registo
Publicada: 27 de Dezembro de 2014
This game is a classic. If your a fan of RPG's, this game is a must play.
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Not much compared to modern day CRPG's but a classic game that 90% of the fun comes from the nostalgia you feel while playing it. To people who are newer to Wasteland it is hard to get into, but if you have a real appreciation for the classics or are a true fan of the Wasteland world it is still a good game.
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america in 10 years
thanks obama, sjw's, feminists, rednecks, marxists, etc,

pretty much everyone who isnt centrist
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outdatted by newer fallout 3 and new vegas but if you want to know what the fallout series was supposed to be back in the late 1980s than you should consider it,
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Sure a great classic but might be confusing to the 'new generation of players'....... like me
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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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148 de 174 pessoas (85%) acharam esta análise útil
0.2 hrs em registo
Publicada: 14 de Novembro de 2013
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 apeshit, 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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63 de 70 pessoas (90%) acharam esta análise útil
87.7 hrs em registo
Publicada: 6 de Setembro de 2014
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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7.7 hrs em registo
Publicada: 25 de Novembro de 2013
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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36 de 44 pessoas (82%) acharam esta análise útil
4.6 hrs em registo
Publicada: 23 de Novembro de 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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42 de 55 pessoas (76%) acharam esta análise útil
0.1 hrs em registo
Publicada: 14 de Novembro de 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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5.0 hrs em registo
Publicada: 7 de Julho de 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 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ 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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9.7 hrs em registo
Publicada: 4 de Fevereiro de 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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