The Broke Gamer: Fallout Trilogy (PC)

What’s better then a good game? A good game that is also cheap. What’s better than that? Three good games for the same price. Well all right, it might not be the same price; more likely it is actually cheaper. Sometimes a bargain game doesn’t have to be a bad game.

This time we bring you the Fallout Trilogy. No, not Fallout 3, a great game to be sure. I am talking about the original games; you know, before Bethesda relaunched and reimagined the title. The trilogy includes the original Fallout and its sequel, Fallout 2, as well as Fallout Tactics : Brotherhood of Steel, each dealing with human survival in a post apocalyptic wasteland.

If you played Fallout 3 you have already grasped the stories revolving around each game of the trilogy . From facing off an army of super mutants, well to a degree. In Fallout 3 you are just up against a small vault filled with them compared to Fallout 1 where you actually stop a mutant army from taking over the whole of the wasteland. Getting the G.E.C.K. to give fresh water to your people in Fallout 2 which in hindsight is the basic story of Fallout 3. Fallout Tactics on the other hand deals with a different set of problems that I won’t get into mainly because I have not actually beaten the game yet.

Now the big difference between the modern iterations of Fallout compared to the original and most likely the big component in turning away players, gameplay. These are not first person shooters, there are no reticules, no aiming down iron sights, no lining up shots, this is a isometric RPG in the styles of Diablo. The first two games are turn based giving a more tactical approach to combat but people who enjoyed the RPG elements in Fallout 3 and New Vegas should feel right at home with the originals. Tactics takes a different approach to the game giving you three different modes to play with, Continuous Turn Based which feels like the Active Time Battle systems of Final Fantasy games where you take turns but based on how fast you regenerate your points, Individual Turn Based is more of the original style and Squad Turn Based is just a variation of the original games formula.

The game is priced at $19.99 at Gamestop but if you buy it online you can find it as low as $8.95 at If you liked the dark humour of the new Fallout games or if you want to see how far the Fallout series has come pick it up. Deathclaws hurt doesn’t mean your wallet has to.

Music Credits: Fallout 3 “Explore 7”, “Main Title” – Original Composer: Inon Zur – Remixers: Brynner Agassi, Mazedude – Overclocked

One Response to “The Broke Gamer: Fallout Trilogy (PC)”

  1. Personally i enjoyed 1 & 2 more than tactics , but if you’re on the fence about which to purchase you can find all three games as digital downloads on at $3 a piece till july4.

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