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Games Like Pillars of Eternity 2
Classic cRPG Goodness

7. Wasteland 2

Let’s play of Wasteland 2 Director’s Cut, full playthrough

If you love the post-apocalyptic retro-futuristic action of the Fallout franchise, but are wishing the newer Fallout titles were more like the cRPGs that they used to be, then Wasteland 2 is the game for you.

From the producer of the original Fallout, Wasteland 2 is basically the unofficial sequel to Fallout 2. In a harsh and hellish desert landscape, you and your ranger squad’s main objective is to survive or die trying. This game is not for the faint of heart, and will definitely put your RPG skills to the test.

The abilities, traits, and skills in Wasteland 2 are extremely detailed and nuanced (compared to modern RPGs). For example, you could choose to level up “safecracking”, or also “lockpicking”, but if you come upon a digital lock you’re going to need a science related skill. It really makes you think carefully about you and your companion’s skills, which a fan of Pillars of Eternity might really enjoy. And, if cracking a lock/code isn’t really your thing, Wasteland 2 allows for other reasonable ways to get past that door, like brute strength or maybe some explosives!

Decisions are crucial in Wasteland 2, both with skill building, but also with other characters. Your choices can set in motion events that ripple outward to affect those around you as well as all of the inhabitants of the wasteland.

You’ll need to make some choices about your gear too, with literally thousands of ways to change your appearance, and over 150 different weapons (including a tactical nuke!). Oh and there are also the little choices, like deciding whether to aim to cripple an enemy’s leg or maybe blow off their head entirely.

In addition to perks, choose your “quirks” carefully too--they could prove extremely useful at some point...

Your squad choice really matters too--one of the most enjoyable parts of the game!

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I spent some time living in Morrowind, the Capital Wasteland, and had a brief stint in the Anomalous Materials department at Black Mesa. Now I write features and critical pieces about my experiences,
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