Fallout 2

Updated: 01/31/2019 by Computer Hope

Fallout 2 overview

Fallout 2Type: Role-Playing Game
ESRB Rating: Mature
Release Date: 09/30/1998
Developer: Black Isle Studios
Publisher: Interplay Entertainment

You are the Chosen One, the direct descendant of the Vault Dweller. The village elders have selected you to wear the sacred Vault-suit of your grandsire and, in time, to ascend to the leadership of your people. First you must prove your devotion to your people. Your tribe needs help.

If you are truly the Chosen One, then you alone are capable of claiming the heritage of the Vault Dweller, to take back your birthright. Among the many wonders described in hallowed yellow pages of the Vault Dweller's Survival Guide is the Garden of Eden Creation Kit. The GECK is said to have the power to turn the harsh Wastes into a fruitful paradise. The Vault Dweller's Survival Manual promises the redemption of the GECK to all Vault Dwellers.

Your tribe has survived over ten-years of drought but now their reserves are at an end. You must find Vault 13 and claim the technology that your tribe needs to survive. If you fail in this quest, your tribe will surely die. You must travel the perilous Wastes on a holy quest to find Vault 13. The same Vault that cruelly cast your grandsire out into the Wastes 80 years ago. The Vault owes you. The Vault owes your tribe. Now it's time to collect.

Will I find the vault? When I get there, will they give me what they denied my ancestor? Are there other Vaults that might help me? Who, or what, set up the Vaults in the first place? Is it possible that they're still out there? Watching, and waiting for some unknown event to show themselves? All of this runs through your head. As you turn your bare feet down the trail that leads away from the village, you wonder when, and if, you'll ever make it back. You wonder if you really are the Chosen One.

System Requirements: Microsoft Windows - Apple - Linux

Windows System Requirements
Operating System: MS-DOS 5.0+, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 3+
Processor: Intel Pentium 90 MHz
Memory: 16 MB RAM
Graphics Card: SVGA graphics, 256-colors capable and 1MB Video RAM
DirectX: DirectX 3.0
Sound Card: Sound Blaster compatible sound card
Hard Drive Space: 30 MB
CD/DVD Drive: 2X CD-ROM
Controls: Keyboard & Mouse
Multiplayer: n/a

Screenshots

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Game Characters

Below is a list of some of the major key figures you run into during the game:

  • Village Elder - Elderly woman in Arroyo, your home village, who bids you on your quest.
  • Hakunin - Tribal Shawman and healer who, during the game, will ask you to clean out his garden of evil spirits. Later in the game you will find him dying on the ground telling you of evil spirits taking people away and killing your warriors.
  • Sulik - Tribal like you whom claims he got drunk and smashed the Buckner's place and now works to pay off the money he owes them. Will join your cause if you pay his dues off.
  • Harrold - Figure who is a tragedy of the nuclear disaster helps give you information about the Nuclear Reactor.
  • Lynette - The first citizen of Vault City who also contains key information about the Gecko.
  • Marcus - Old super-mutant in Broken Hills who will join your cause after helping him.
  • Myron - Young punk in New Reno who designs and sells the drug Jet. He is also very helpful in aiding your quest considering he is capable of making large and small stimpacks.
  • Tandy - Located at NCR, same Tandy from the original; however, 80 years later. Once completing her missions she will gratefully give you a handsome some of money.
  • Drill Sgt. Dornan - Located in Navarro and is not someone to mess around with. However, if dressed in uniform, you will get an important task to complete.
  • Enclave Guard - Individual who you can contact from Oil Reactor #5, which is in Geko. He also gives you vital information about the President.
  • President of the USA - Crazy individual whom you must silence during the game.
  • Frank Horigan - The end individual in the game. You must utilize what you have taken from the President to get to him and conquer him.

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