ATOM RPG: Post-Apocalyptic Indie Game
|a game by||AtomTeam|
|Editor Rating:||8/10, based on 2 reviews, 1 review is shown|
|User Rating:||9.3/10 - 3 votes|
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|See also:||Survival Games, Isometric RPG, Post-Apocalyptic Games, Games with Character Creation, Tactical RPG, ATOM RPG Series|
ATOM RPG: Post-Apocalyptic Indie Game is an isometric, turn-based RPG that takes a lot from the classic era of these game styles. The soviet, post-apocalyptic theme setting and environment are definitely what make it stand out. Taking things both from the great classics in the genre, and the more modern classics with this theme and style, Atom RPG is a unique experience.
Indie developer Atomteam pays homage to some of the greatest games in this style and setting but manages to take it with a different spin and the result is something completely original. But what is Atom RPG about? Well, let's talk about that for a moment.
War never changes
USSR, the year is 1986. The nuclear war against Occidental Block has left a dark mark behind, and the entire region is now devastated. Now, twenty years after the conflict, the soviet land is still a dead place, full of radiation and all its consequences. Not to mention the thieves, robbers, and criminals that go around terrorizing the surviving inhabitants and of course, the wild animals and mutants that were created by the radiation mixed with animals.
Little by little the inhabitants have managed to start to rebuild with small settlements on the ruins of what once was. Here where we get to create our character and start our adventure. It is pretty much the usual you’d expect from these kinds of games. You create a character and spend some points with the basic attributes, skills, and special abilities of your choice.
Our character is military from a secret organization called ATOM, whose main purpose was to look first mission is to go out of the base, find, and retrieve a group of ATOM that abandoned the facilities and never came back. And while we do go out of the base fully loaded, armed, and well-equipped, we are immediately robbed by a group of thieves and left on our own to survive in this world. That's where the real adventure begins.
More than just homage
It is easy to see the similarities between Atom RPG and Fallout, one of the biggest classics in the genre. But where Fallout follows the American representation of a nuclear wasteland, in Atom we get insight into the post-apocalyptic soviet world. There are plenty of elements like the skills, dialogue options, and exploration that are similar too.
But when it comes to the visuals, it is much more similar to Wasteland 2, and this goes even into the UI. The controls and the art, in general, are pretty similar, which is an excellent thing. But even more than combining these two, the entire development and profundity of this game make it something unique and great.
Atom RPG is a great game, taking a lot from the classics and adding a new twist. It can have some challenging encounters and there's a huge learning curve to fully understand the game. It can be pretty tough to beat and will require a lot of patience from the player.
It may not be the best game to get you started in the genre, but for the fans it is excellent. There are some small bugs and glitches in the game too, luckily it's not as common to make it bad. Still, the main drawback of Atom RPG would be just how difficult it can get.
- Great story
- Nice and varied dialogues
- Tons of great mechanics
- Excellent for fans of the genre
- Not very original
- Can be too unforgiving with the player
- Can be frustrating
Download ATOM RPG: Post-Apocalyptic Indie Game
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP