Wasteland 2 stands firm under modern scrutiny, but it’s also a powerful nostalgia trip. Arizona is riddled with references, in-jokes and lore pertaining to the events of the original. From history books to the hidden gravestones of fallen Rangers, Wasteland 2 is every inch a homage, and nowhere is this clearer than the 99-page player handbook. Technical limitations meant that the plot of the first Wasteland was mostly confined to its manual, with dialogue directing the player to the appropriate page. It’s hard to see such reverence for what was and not feel warm inside.