Name and release date- Fallout 2, Sept. 30, 1998 Developer- Black Isle Studios Platform- Windows and Mac OS Available for purchase- Online download or CD Fallout 2 takes place in post-apocalyptic California in the year 2241. The player takes the role of "The Chosen One" and sets off on a journey to vault 13 to retrieve a Garden of Eden Creation Kit (G.E.C.K.). The player is sent after the G.E.C.K. by his home town of Arroyo in an attempt to save it from a terrible drought. The G.E.C.K. is a device created to assist the inhabitants of the post-apocalyptic world in rebuilding society. It is supposed to be able to create life out of thin air. Fallout 2 is the sequel to the classic RPG "Fallout" published in 1997. Fallout 2 uses many of the same game play mechanics as Fallout and is a very similar game in many of ways. However, Fallout 2 features a much larger game world and removes the time constraint which was featured in the first game. Fallout 2 features a turn based fighting system and a non-linear leveling system allowing the player to shape their characters using the classic Fallout S.P.E.C.I.A.L. system and many different skills and perks. The game also has many interesting, well developed and often comical characters that help the player feel immersed in the experience. Fallout 2 has proven to be a challenge for even some of the most experienced RPG players. Specifically the first level that I'm sure many of you remember, the infamous Temple of Trials. However, after this the game allows the player to take the game at his/her own pace and can by played and enjoyed by beginner RPG fans. It has also lead to four other Fallout games in the series; Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel, Fallout Brotherhood of Steel, Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas. Fallout 2 has proven itself to be a key installment in the Fallout series and is often considered on of the best games of it's time. I hardly need to explain why Fallout 2 is such a fantastic game(even though I just did) but I felt that it needed to be submitted by someone so there it is. So if you haven't already played Fallout 2, be sure to download it off one of the many online sources it is available on for only a few bucks. P.S. Please let me know if I am doing anything wrong. This is my first post and I would really appreciate any feedback.