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ZOOM Fallout Tactics
Brotherhood of Steel
Sold Out (Win95/98/2000/Me/XP) (Retail) (FALLOUTTPR)

Publisher: Interplay


- Blood and Gore / Strong Language



from Game Industry News


Tactical Squad Based Combat Comes to the Fallout Universe!

You are the wretched refuse. You may be born from dirty but we will forge you into steel. You will learn to bend, if not you will break. In these dark times, the Brotherhood - your Brotherhood - is all that stands between the rekindled flame of civilization and the howling, radiated wasteland.

Your weapons will become more than your tools, they will become your friends. You will use your skills to inspire the lowly and protect the weak .. whether they like it or not. Your squadmates will be more dear to you than your kin and for those who survive there will be honor, respect and the spoils of war.

Submit to the Brotherhood ...
Fight for the Brotherhood ...
Conquer for the Brotherhood.

Choose either continuous turn-based or turn-based tactical combat in the award-winning Fallout universe.

Control up to six commandos through deadly and challenging missions.

Villages, wastelands, shattered cities and more will be your battlegrounds.

More than a dozen post-apocalyptic environments to destroy including tribal villages, barren wastelands, fallen skyscrapers, industrial ruins, snow covered military bases and Brotherhood of Steel fortresses.

20 missions to test your combat skills including the ability to drive vehicles.

Multiplayer mode - battle with or against up to 17 other humans.

9 different soldier types to control including humans, super-mutants, ghouls - even Dogs of War.

45 different human, mutant and animal enemies to battle against.

Vehicles - Weapons - Characters

B.O.S. Hummer

The design is based loosely on the M1025 Hummer as built by AMG in the late 20th and early 21st century. Many of the parts used are original and a testament to the quality of the original vehicles. Used by the brotherhood as a general purpose work horse, it's a fast and reliable way to get about.

  • Seating capacity: 4 (depending on armour and bulk of personnel)
  • Armour: Basically the same armour value as the scouter. It is pretty good against small arms fire but is not designed to withstand heavy weapons or energy attacks.
  • Max Speed: 35 MPH
  • Cruising Speed: 25 MPH
  • Turning Circle: 25ft


The unfortunate victims of radiation, the Ghouls were those unlucky enough to find themselves without a vault when the bombs hit. They are highly resistant to radiation because of their exposure and also get a bonus to poison resistance. Unfortunately they are physically weak and cannot use some of the heavier weapons.

Cattle Prod

A Farmer's Best Friend model cattle prod from Wattz Electronics. Uses small energy cells for power. This one is emblazoned "Now with new Overload setting"

  • Damage: 12-20
  • Range: N/A
  • Fire Mode (AP cost): Swing(3), Overload(3)
  • Ammo Capacity: 10


Windows 95/98/2000/Me/XP: Pentium II 300 Mhz or compatible, 64 MB RAM, 700 MB hard drive space, DirectX Certified Video Card with at least 4 MB RAM (able to support at least 800x600 at 16bit or 32 bit color), DirectX Certified Sound Card, Keyboard, Mouse.

Required for Multiplayer: A TCP/IP based Local Area Network (LAN) and/or an Internet connection (56K or better) using TCP/IP.

Reviews: by Mark H. Walker

"Fallout Tactics, the third visit to the Fallout universe, is a different twist on a familiar subject. The series' first two games (Fallout and Fallout 2) told the role-playing tales of a post-apocalyptic Southern California and a hero's (or heroine's) attempts to change it. The war-torn wasteland of Tactic's North America looks the same, and the characters feel the same, but this time the game focuses on squad-based firefights while role-playing takes a secondary seat. It's about the Brotherhood of Steel--the final guardians of America's lost technology--and their quest to return said technology to America."

"This is a high-quality game, from the exceptionally well-rendered landscapes and combatants, through the detailed character generation and building system, to the gripping combat. The game looks like the series' previous iterations, but crisper, with more varied landscapes. Snow, multiple levels and characters who not only stand, but also crouch and fall prone to avoid incoming fire, are included."

"Fallout Tactics makes an apocalyptic future an entertaining prospect. Although different from its predecessors in gameplay, the title does an excellent job of meshing innovative strategic elements with those role-playing features gamers loved from the previous two Interplay blockbusters. The result is assured, a bright future for yet another Fallout game immersed in Earth's dismal destiny."

Game Industry News by John Breeden II

"I am a huge fan of the Fallout series. Perhaps it was one too many Mad Max movies growing up or one too many generic sci-fi movies set following a nuclear war, but this is a universe that I enjoy. It probably goes back to one of the very first computer games that I really got into: Wasteland. Wasteland was put out by Electronic Arts for the IBM PC and was an instant classic. You had to use your brains to solve puzzles like the Chessboard of Death and your shooting arm to eliminate gangs of roving desert scum. When Interplay put out the original Fallout, it was hailed as the unofficial sequel to Wasteland."

"Multiplayer is what was sorely needed in the Fallout universe. I love the single player game, but with all those guns it just calls out for multiplayer fun. You can lose many hours of sleep playing the multiplayer version of Fallout Tactics..."

"In all, Fallout Tactics gets an impressive 4 1/2 GiN Gems. We took a small half-point away because we really, really wanted to see some more personality differences between squad members along the lines of another Interplay game: Jagged Alliance 2. But JA2 does not have multiplayer and Fallout Tactics is basically designed for it, so Fallout Tactics should rule the roost. Fans of turn-based games or hybrids like the X-Com series will LOVE Fallout Tactics. We loved this game, and if you disagree you can talk to our little friend the plasma rifle."

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