Wasteland's hellish landscape is now waiting for you to make your markâ€¦ or die trying. Immerse yourself in turn-based tactical combat that will test the very limits of your strategy skills as you fight to survive a desolate world where brute strength alone isn't enough to save you. Deck out your Ranger squad with the most devastating weaponry this side of the fallout zone and get ready for maximum destruction with the RPG-style character advancement and customization that made the first Wasteland so brutal. Save an ally from certain death or let them perish - the choice is yours, but so are the consequences. Wasteland 2Â is aÂ post-apocalypticÂ role-playing video gameÂ developed byÂ inXile EntertainmentÂ and published byÂ Deep Silver. It is the sequel to 1988'sÂ Wasteland, and was successfullyÂ crowdfundedÂ throughÂ Kickstarter. After the postponement of the original release date from October 2013, it was released forÂ Microsoft Windows,Â OS X, andÂ LinuxÂ in September 2014. An enhanced version of the game, namedÂ Wasteland 2: Director's Cut, was released in October 2015, including versions forÂ PlayStation 4,Â Xbox One, andÂ Nintendo Switch. Wasteland 2Â features a semi-overhead view with a rotatable camera.It is aÂ turn-basedÂ andÂ party-basedÂ role-playing game withÂ tactical combat. The player's party has room for seven characters,including the four player-designed characters and up to threeÂ non-player charactersÂ (NPCs).The player characters are highly customizable and the player's choice of statistics, skills, and appearance gives them an individualized personality. The non-player characters in the party each have their own personality, motivations, opinions, and agendas. The game is set in anÂ alternate historyÂ timeline, in which aÂ nuclear warÂ between theÂ United StatesÂ andÂ Soviet UnionÂ took place in 1998 in relation to anÂ impact eventÂ involving a cluster of meteors that sparked a global nuclear war. On the day of the cataclysm, a company ofÂ U.S. Army EngineersÂ were in the desolateÂ southwesternÂ desert constructing bridges in an area with a number of smallÂ survivalistcommunities and a newly constructed federalÂ death rowÂ prison with light industrial facilities. The soldiers sought shelter in the prison, expelled the inmates, and invited nearby survivalists to join them shortly thereafter. Years later, together they formed "the Desert Rangers, in the great tradition of theÂ TexasÂ andÂ Arizona Rangers", to help other survivors in the desert and beyond it. The game begins in 2102, fifteen years after the events of the original Wasteland, with the Rangers now occupying the former Guardian Citadel, which had formerly housed deranged technology-worshipping monks (the Guardians), but is now fully under Ranger control after the monks had been wiped-out by the Rangers. The experienced ranger Ace is found dead by locals with signs of violence on his body. This greatly troubles General Vargas, the leader of the Desert Rangers. General Vargas, just a few days prior, sent Ace out to investigate a strange radio signal that speaks of "man and machine becoming one" while threatening to attack and wipe out the Desert Rangers. Controlling a squad of newly recruited rangers, the player is tasked with finding out who killed Ace and why they did it, and try to complete Ace's original mission.