Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel for Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2)
Interplay's post-apocalyptic role-playing game series makes its console debut with the release of Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel, an action-oriented take on 2001's Fallout Tactics for the computer. The action is viewed from a third-person perspective as players guide their party of three characters, the Brotherhood of Steel, across barren wastelands and underground vaults to find precious resources and to stop a plot that threatens the fragile existence of humanity. A group of mutant raiders plans on acquiring a device that could turn mankind into mutants, but only if they can get to it before the Brotherhood. Combat in this universe, which borrows its look and style from 1950s science fiction, is an important part of survival, whether its fighting scorpions crawling their way across the sand or defending against marauding pirates looking to cause trouble. One or two players will be able to attack enemies using more than 50 melee, ranged, and explosive weapons. An auto targeting system is used to isolate enemies and to quickly switch between multiple threats. As players earn more experience in combat, they can help increase each character's traits, abilities, and strengths in the race to save humanity from extinction.