Quality of Life Update Now Live for Atom RPG

AtomTeam has released the latest major update for their old school-inspired post-apocalyptic CRPG, Atom RPG.

The aptly-named Quality of Life update focuses on addressing many of the issues players have brought up since the game launched in December. This includes improved AI, a better inventory system, tweaks to followers, reworked skill trees, and a complete overhaul to the game’s English translation with the help of Scott Hamm, a writer that previously worked on Age of Decadence and Battle Brothers. You can find a trailer for the game above.

The update adds plenty of new content as well, including new encounters, new NPCs, new environments, and new weapons. Finally, Atom RPG now has full mod support as well. You can read the full patch notes here.

Here’s a rundown of the game:

ATOM RPG is a post-apocalyptic indie game, inspired by classic CRPGs: Fallout, Wasteland, System Shock, Deus Ex, Baldur’s Gate and many others.

In 1986 both the Soviet Union and the Western Bloc were destroyed in mutual nuclear bombings. You are one of the survivors of the nuclear Holocaust. Your mission – to explore the wild and wondrous world of the Soviet Wasteland. To earn your place under the sun. And to investigate a shadowy conspiracy, aimed at destroying all that is left of life on Earth.

Key Features:

  • A powerful character creation tool, aimed at making the wasteland hero you want to portray!
  • A balanced roleplaying system inspired by GURPS. Each stat combination provides a unique gaming experience, unique dialogues, and new ways to solve some of the quests!
  • Dozens of skills, from lockpicking to gambling!
  • Many hours of gameplay on all sorts of locations. Meet the other survivors in a brave new settlement, built from the dust of the old world. Venture into the wilds, where mutated creatures and savage bandits lurk. Work out the secrets of an old military bunker. Or simply lose yourself, fishing at a scenic pond…
  • Turn-based combat, inspired by Fallout 1 and 2.
  • Random encounters with the dwellers of the Soviet Wasteland – both friendly and dangerous. Sometimes all at the same time…
  • Many deep, multiple-choice dialogues that feel like real conversations with the unique NPCs of the game.
  • Nonlinear gameplay! Dozens of quests, each with many alternative solutions. Play the game like You want to!

Atom RPG is available on Windows PC, Mac, and Linux via Steam and GOG for $14.99.

Frank Streva


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