Player Comments on Ground Zero
I've made it no secret on this site in my earlier years that I absolutely love this story. But back then I didn't look at things critically, if I liked something then it was perfect and anyone who shit on it was a fuckwit, so last night I decided to read through the four (well, five counting an unofficial one) major paths and see if my nostalgia held up. I've gotta say, it does.
WARNING: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS A BUNCH OF SPOILERS
Let's start with the writing and the story. I'm a sucker for post-apocalyptic games, and this doesn't disappoint with its tale of the story of one man and his life after nuclear detonation. Depending on just a single choice (which branches out into another choice depending on what you choose, but still), you can take five different paths to five wildly different endings, and all the other endings on the way. Par the course, there's a few typos and grammar mistakes, but those don't really affect the overall quality of the story.
Aside from the minor errors, the writing is top notch and has a unique flare in its visceral style. EndMaster knows how to write extremely well without sounding like a snobby scholar-type, but rather like a regular old Joe that just so happened to major in creative writing. I especially liked the hints to the other paths you could've taken, IE mentions of the Combine in the public shelter, mutant, and Wasteland Bastard paths, when one path has you join what would eventually become the Combine (and being able to squash the Combine before they have the chance to become the tyrants they are), while the unofficial 'Wasteland Bastard' path ends with you finding a way into an unused private shelter when, if you read through a small branch early on in the path, you would've discovered it belonged to a family you meet (whereas you killed them before they could tell you in the main path).
I touched on it above but didn't really dig too deep into it, but this story has so many branches it puts a redwood to shame. Tons of choices, tons of branches, (be they quick 'you chose the wrong choice, time to die' or 'continue your story for quite a bit longer') and I enjoyed the fact that not all the choices that lead to an end game link on the next page are deaths and give a sense of the adventure continuing after that. One thing I will say is that I was disappointed in the lack of a 'road warrior' path, that is being an unaffiliated wandering adventurer, and the lack of a path which allowed you to join the cyborg faction whose name escapes me at the moment. Still, the paths provided were pretty damn sweet, so these are more things I would've liked to see than things that the game needs.
And now, gushing time.
Dude, wasn't it sweet when you just shoot that bastard Elliot in the public shelter path? Just be like, "fuck you motherfucker, you ain't gonna do some dystopia shit on my watch!"
Man, it was so fucking cool when you throw Owen off the roof when you meet him again in the mutant path, haha, that's what you get for going insane because I threw you out of your shelter you fucktard!
Wasn't it the bomb when you killed that bastard Alex in the soldier path? I made the mistake of forgiving you once shitlicker, I ain't forgiving you again!
And now here are my favorite paths:
3. Private Shelter path (I'm a sucker for human-robot/AI romances, and this one didn't disappoint. Plus it proves End can still do a compelling story without including a shitload of characters. The branch where you interact with the other people in the shelters also proved to be an interesting little character-driven thriller, which mostly took place across computer screens, which is also a telling achievement of his storytelling ability)
2. Soldier path (IMHO the 'best' path for the story, as you squash the Combine and the cyborg peeps without them getting the chance to get too bad, you restore a sense of order and government to the wasteland, and the epilogue featuring your descendant telling a story about your exploits in a bar was perfect)
1. Wasteland Bastard (Oh. My. God. This is the cruelest, most demented, and sickening path in the story... And I LOVE IT. You REALLY get to feel like a depraved bastard in this path, and then you have it all catch up to you and, depending on your interpretation, kill yourself out of guilt or be killed by a mutant bounty hunter. In the end it shows that you, the player, did this just to see how fucked up you could get, and that's exactly the same reason the protagonist did it)
So, in the end, is it the flawless masterwork I thought it was? No. But overall, this story, though flawed, is still a masterpiece of interactive fiction and my favorite story out of all of EndMaster's works. Forever and always, this will be an 8/8 for me.
on 2/19/2018 11:25:18 PM
First playthrough was quite enjoyable. The choices in Ground Zero are weighted much more than most games, and the copious branching paths have made replaying it irresistible. I love the influences from Fallout and the general plausibility of the story. As for the role we assume at the center of this game, I appreciated the personality itself but longed for more choice in whether to be antisocial or more receptive of others. Overall, Ground Zero is a complete game. It's writing, especially the introduction and various endings, blend a serious tone without sacrificing reader enjoyment. There are just the right amount of questions left unanswered, and this provokes the imagination to complete the tale. More than worthy of everyone's time and appreciation, this is a story game of rare, high quality.
on 1/3/2016 3:25:06 PM
The last time I left a comment on Ground Zero was a very long time ago. At that time I had only played through this storygame once, and whilst I hadn't died immediately, I wasn't exactly close to getting an epilogue. To paraphrase myself in this comment, I said that I would have liked more choice in the protagonist's actions. Looking back, I see that not only was I being unfair, but I didn't understand at all what makes this game great.
Since then, I have played through every page and discovered all the wonder and intrigue this deep, rich world has to offer. As is often the case with EndMaster's stories, it is the characters and plot which are most memorable. It is amazingly satisfying to see how your choices affect not only your own character, but other characters and even the world around you, in believable, really interesting ways. Not only that, but I was treated to a whole giant spider-web of such delicious stories, branching off in many directions, even when you think you've finished it all. Not one of these tales, on any page, did I find boring or dull. All the endings were a fun read and the epilogues provided good closure, with (most of them) giving us a glimpse into the life of your descendants. In this aspect - this incredible use of interactive fiction in its most basic form - Ground Zero is second only to Eternal.
I always find it strange when people complain about the linearity or lack of choices in an EndMaster game. Do they even know what linearity means? This thing branches like a motherfucker; it's anything but linear. I concede that there are less choices insomuch as there are probably less combinations due to lack of variables and scripting, but when you have such story-driven and meaningful choices that completely change the direction of the plot, the choices in Ground Zero are better, I would say. Yes, it means you don't control your character as much, but the protagonist is a (metaphorically) real person with his own opinions, feelings and motives. It allows for a much more complex and fascinating main character than if the player could decide every single little action.
Thank you, EndMaster, for writing such an epic tale that kept me entertained for hours on end. It was one of the first storygames I played on this website and it certainly left a fantastic impression. If it wasn't for Ground Zero, I might not have stuck around on CYS. Thank Dendrin I din't stumble upon Warrior Cats fanfic before reading this beauty.
on 10/19/2014 12:06:28 PM
This was really good. I liked how many different paths there are. There's a few completely different stories all in this one, and that is not very common. I loved it
on 5/8/2018 9:15:22 AM
Superb, Was addicted from the start
on 4/22/2018 2:06:01 PM
I have to say, I am slightly disappointed by endmaster.
on 4/9/2018 3:39:45 PM
I screw myself up by dying :D
on 4/4/2018 4:15:07 AM
good for what it is, muy scary
-- kateandrowan on 4/1/2018 12:17:40 AM
super boring you get eaten no matter what you do
-- Kai on 3/19/2018 8:11:19 PM
I got Epiloge 2, is that good?
on 3/17/2018 6:02:13 PM
Loved every moment of this!
on 3/17/2018 10:53:25 AM
Your story is certainly well thought and drawn out, but there are a couple plot cliffs I would have like to have seen filled. Good job overall though.
-- Jolt on 3/11/2018 9:54:51 AM
Definitely an amazing storyline, and with realistic options as well, not a drop of my time was wasted during the entire story.
on 3/7/2018 2:50:06 AM
Well shit that was easy... Time to go complete all of Eternal!
on 2/4/2018 10:40:37 PM
Finally got my third epilogue... just one more to go now! Wish me luck!
on 2/4/2018 10:25:38 PM
Amazing story, did my 2nd playthrough today and lo and behold, there another story that I haven't read in this. Amazing
on 2/2/2018 2:19:26 AM
Trying to get all the endings is one hell of a ride.
on 1/23/2018 9:53:40 PM
it was ok
on 1/16/2018 9:46:44 PM
I loved this game and played through it several times but I just wish it continued on.
on 1/9/2018 10:33:29 AM
OH MY Fucking god..... i just got the best fucking ending ever.. if you ever make a 2nd ill pay mony for a book copie you choose or not i wish to see my guy bring the robot back@@@@@@ oh god you could make mony off of books like these@@@ sheesh
on 1/5/2018 12:34:19 AM
yay good ending im no longer geting scalped in the story since i showed every one ide shoot dem sorry asses
on 1/4/2018 10:24:45 PM
yo u make such hard ass games good job bro
on 1/4/2018 10:06:38 PM
Interesting game, your choices are the main drive of the story and they impact the direction of a small community you are apart of. It is satisfying to see the affects of your choices in the long term.
Overall short but sweet.
on 1/3/2018 11:11:34 AM
Only complaint is that it was too short, loved the fallout theme. It would’ve been nice if the player could continue the story as jack and so on, but all in all it was great
-- Ruslark on 12/28/2017 10:21:13 AM
Second playthrough reslting in an epilogue.
Thankyou for another little adventure!
on 12/25/2017 10:30:01 AM
This stuff is pretty linear with multitude of dead ends, but it's really good story told here (even if MC started as major asshole).
on 12/11/2017 3:04:00 PM
A fun and well-executed story with a lot of replay value. I realize that after 3 or 4 play-throughs I have still only just scratched the surface, but I will speak on what I experienced anyway:
Interesting characters, particularly the protagonist. I loved that the main character had a personality (loner, asshole, techie). In some games the player character is left as a blank slate for player's decisions, but I think that is a mistake.
The pacing is excellent and the actions of the plot are interesting and fully-developed.
The decisions are important and you definitely feel that you are impacting the plot.
The dialogue is a little too on-the-nose. Characters should very rarely say precisely what they are thinking
The descriptions are a bit lacking. I see that you were trying to move the plot along without getting bogged down, but it is important to rember to SHOW the readers what is happening, not just TELL them. Although the plot was interesting, I did not quite feel IMMERSED by it. Don't say "He built a cult of personality," show me. Don't say "the shelter fell into disrepair," show me.
I did not think the use of profanity was effective. I understand you were trying to increase the colloquial feel of the dialogue, but it felt hollow. Reducing the amount of profanity will increase the reader's response to it when it IS used.
Overall it was a great read and a fun experience. I look forward to coming back to it numerous times in the future
on 10/7/2017 10:17:55 AM
I've found two of the four endings, and it has taken me a very, very long time. I can't wait for what comes next!
on 10/6/2017 11:32:03 PM
Played many times and got two "True Endings" it's a masterpiece
-- Noah on 9/30/2017 2:48:30 PM
on 9/15/2017 11:08:44 AM
good, very good
on 9/14/2017 1:13:02 PM
I can't wait for the second half
-- Christopher on 9/7/2017 1:29:03 AM
It's quite interesting IF the game was even longer. Dating an AI is such a new idea, but... too bad that AI isn't a walking AI that can accompany the MC up into the world away from shelter. ;)
on 8/14/2017 3:27:48 AM
I was looking for a more survival aspect, but it turned out to be great anyway!
on 7/26/2017 10:45:27 PM
It is a great story with choices that really do impact how you are seen if you get an epilogue. That is very hard to do which is also why it is such a fun story.
-- Matt King on 7/24/2017 10:58:26 PM
Well-written. I'm glad you put effort in all the endings, instead of just writing "sorry you died the end." Favorite path's probably the mutant one, and the shelter path gave me too much anxiety.
on 7/20/2017 12:19:01 AM
fun so far, going to try again
on 7/10/2017 2:23:34 PM
-- Geo Froten on 7/2/2017 4:45:31 AM
Always a good fucking read. Make more epics Endmaster, mayber cyberpunk next time?
on 6/21/2017 4:31:55 AM
I beat the game XD Is there part 2?
on 6/20/2017 8:20:48 PM
Great story. Reading this to my wife and letting her choose made a long drive fly by. You Rock!
-- Robert H on 6/20/2017 7:54:53 PM
I am very impressed with this game.
-- Dan on 6/15/2017 11:35:35 AM
Felt like playing through an abridged version of Fallout, some dialogue read a little bit awkward but overall I enjoyed the stories.
The MC is kind of a dick and kind of came across as getting too conveniently lucky with women, but I did like that he was fairly consistent based on his experiences during the various plotlines.
on 6/11/2017 7:00:19 AM
This story has been nothing but grossly homophobic.
In almost every story branch, a gay character is either severally murdered, or is the main villain.
The company in the story is extremely homophobic. I could have excused that, because it made sense to the plot. But killing gay characters, just to kill them. Or making them out to be evil murderers, became too much. I really wouldn't ever read this story again, or anything else from this writer.
on 6/10/2017 12:54:19 AM
on 6/9/2017 11:03:04 PM
Replayed it, great story, I just wish it was longer
-- Clancy Kuiters on 5/31/2017 3:05:00 PM
Enjoyable story, my only quips were that it didn't last longer, I was at end game within 15 minutes, but contrary there were many endings so it balanced out. Loved the skill of work in this though. Keep it up
-- Clancy Kuiters on 5/31/2017 2:10:56 PM
It was great
on 5/11/2017 1:33:26 PM
I was honestly surprised that I lived in my first try. The epilogue makes me wish I leave such a legacy when I pass away.
-- Deathkitsune68? on 5/11/2017 2:12:01 AM
This game is really worth playing and reading. I've been looking for a good chose your own story game and this was one of the top 8, So far. Give it a try, I know you'll like it.
-- Naitve Kid on 4/23/2017 5:37:41 PM
I went through the genocide route, and I feel as the amount of time, effort, and choices made on this game was so high, and insane, I was honestly made. While detail was very nice, I wish in the town of Jim's Reapers, there was a choice to stay, or at least a choice to not go roam the streets like a serial killer. The first part really inspired me for a section in my story I am currently working on. I can say one thing though, this story is anything but linear. I just wish you had a bit more control of the person on the genocide route.
on 4/15/2017 10:15:24 AM
a little bit longer and a 8
-- lob on 4/14/2017 10:07:57 PM
Perhaps the greatest game I have played this far here. Multiple story branches taking you down wildly varied paths, excellent writing, solid but not quite perfect dialog, characters who for the most part act true to their nature and not as plot devices, and more. The background characters show distinct lives and developments which can differ greatly based on what they've experienced through your choices, but tend to stay true to their cores. Humor, tension, a sense of the unknown and choices that don't always have obvious or imediate outcomes. I was never asked to "DODGE" which is a nice plus, although there was some obligatory hamfisted sex which given the setting was excusable. The classic female wish fulfillment device was also present but not over done. This was a solid work and I am glad I took the time to (I think) find all the endings.
on 4/13/2017 12:25:38 AM
Interesting and relatively well written. The sex and relationship components seemed to be the standard teenage wish fulfillment common to sci-fi/fantasy, and par for the course a bit awkward and artificial. They weren't nearly as extreme as many works though, and post apocalyptic fiction almost requires a sexual component, so I didn't find those elements too detrimental. Overall an interesting read with good choices that left me wondering and wanting to find out what came next.
on 4/12/2017 6:22:55 PM
reese cup are delicious
-- Piggz on 4/8/2017 7:00:53 AM
I just read the ending with the AI and must say that I am very impressed, not many story would go this way and I must say that I am very happy this one did. I found the ending very nice and will continue to read the story with different choices (even though this will be probably my favorite ending). You have really created something great with this story and I hope this review shows you how gratefull people are for people like you and your work.
-- Torben on 4/7/2017 6:12:35 PM
Man that turned into lunacy pretty fast ,but I enjoyed it none the less so in truth it was really good.
on 3/23/2017 11:20:38 PM
wow that was just.... super emontionally moving.
-- zander on 3/19/2017 12:51:55 AM
First game I played on this site. Great story, not as many choices as some stories but every choice you make has an impact and consequences.
on 3/12/2017 10:56:04 PM
EPIC I finaly got an epiluoge. I managed to join the compaound and turn it into the allience. This is my favorite ending by far, I wonder, what else could happen... if I joined a different side.
on 3/12/2017 9:32:51 AM
I folowed my motto, but again, it failed, it failed me. Next time, I will try to help others. Wait I've already tried that. Now it is time for a change, I've gotten like one "good ending, the one where I win the hack-war, and live with Becky. This time, I'm doing something different.
on 3/11/2017 3:09:17 PM
I've been posting too many comments XD well this happened just the same as the rest. Dead, again. I wont tell what happened. ou have a pretty good guess by now, I'm sure. anyways, here we go again, my quest to get every ending is taking too long. I'll probably take a break.
on 3/11/2017 2:57:53 PM
Well, that was that, I didn't know why, I knew the right path, but perhapes I know I have to find all of them, I left, I feel asleep, I don't wake up, but yet again, I do. I wake up every time, yet nothing I do is remembered, I am a type of time-traveler, seeking every timeline posible, this is going to take longer than I thought.
on 3/11/2017 2:54:40 PM
Suicide, the only way, I shoot myself, nothing else goes through my head. Except this: I know what I must do, Miranda is the enemy, to break the loop, I must stop her, And as I pull the trigger, I am back in bed, back where I started. I sigh and call again, ordering the same shelter, again, this time, I'll get it right-
on 3/11/2017 2:50:38 PM
revenge was certainly not sweet, I fail to realise why I hated Shadow so much, but I do. I tell myself he isn't the real enemy just as many times as I tell myself "i was right". And as I die after my miserable days alone, I remember something. something that will certainly change my next path, I am stuck in this loop untill I suceed to save someone, and that someone is Rockerchick. Then I die, alone, but knowing I will come back untill I suceed.
on 3/11/2017 2:46:14 PM
Something inside me, it begged me not to listen to the logical side of me. Told me not to dare touch rockerchick. I didn't Next time, I won't let this get in my way...I will win, I have no idea why I fight anymore, I thought I would, but I don't. All I know is someone is up to no good. The last thought going through my mind is, someday, someday...I'll have my revenge.-Loser of the hack war
on 3/11/2017 2:41:46 PM
I didn't realise it was more than an AI I thought convincing it would be pointless, I was wrong. I begged it to stop my suffering it killed me. I should've thought it more than a compputer. It got it's revenge. I will trust it with my life, perhapes in another life, I will remember this.-The one who thought a computer was just a computer
on 3/11/2017 2:37:44 PM
I knew it was her. But I was stupid. How could I think she wouldn't catch onto me? Is my last thought as ERROR blinks on my screen. My last that is to hope Becky is safe, and that she will rise above Miranda. In another life, I'll do everything in my power to protect her... I'll chose a different path, and another, and another. Untill, finally, we can be together.-A loser of the love-hack war.
on 3/11/2017 2:33:16 PM
I ended up partying, like there was no tommarow, turns out there wasn't. I finaly got my girl, at least I acheived that in life. I am looking into the horizon, I am at peace with myself. I have acomplished things that may not change the world in these last few days, but have made an impact on myself. I have been a free spirit, for these last few days, and I feel like nothing can shake me. As I look at her for the last time, I wonder if we could've been together had things been different. In an alternative universe, I will chase love.-A free spirit
on 3/11/2017 2:28:52 PM
How stupid was I? I heard the sound, I had no reason for going out. I did, I drove, even... casualy? Idiot, I tell myself, as a bright light blinds me, the last thing I'll ever see. My life, it didn't count for much, I did nothing, nothing but go to work, pretending everything was alright, pretending everything is normal. I died, obviously. In another life, in a parralel universe posibly, I'll remind myself to listen to common sense, and not be so stupid.-The stupid person who thought the world was normal
Hope your liking these, I will get every ending immaginable :D
on 3/11/2017 2:23:38 PM
I was a complete sycopath, my life ended with someone shooting me after hiding in a bunker, his answer was "because you could" But, I know the truth, I did it...because I wanted to survive. I did it because the world was savage and chaotic, and killing seemed the only way. I tried to make it right by helping civalasation unfold again, but I had already created a monster, I was a monster. I'm not sure what I could've become, (other than dead) but I tried my best to survive, and in the end, I failed, in the end I realy just commited suicide. I failed in my quest to live, and created a monster of myself, I lived with a motto, "Never trust anyone" I broke it a few times, and that led me on this path, or maybe following it did. I don't know, I'll never know. I did horible things, and the last thought as I leave this world... "I am a monster, nothing I did really mattered in the long run"... but, perhaps, this is a lie, perhapes my life wasn't pointless, maybe along the line, I did something right, maybe...just, maybe. In another life, I'll follow this motto, I'll see what happens, in a paralel universe, I'll remind myself-The monster I have become
So deep! I love this, I have had many different endings. I'm going to find all of them, and replay the ones I have, leaving deep messages like this :D enjoy, I love stories, reading them and telling them.
on 3/11/2017 2:16:11 PM
FINALY I got aq good ending, I'm on my way to meet becky, I don't know if I'll survive or not, but I hope I will, and I was able to save her, even if I don't.
on 3/11/2017 1:34:52 PM
OMG so much hacking XD I died of hacking so many times...
on 3/11/2017 1:19:07 PM
I partyed like no tommarow, cause there was none... best ending so far, better then getting shot by an angry women after killing a ton of people, or getting eaten by radioactive wolves, or getting stabed after starting a rebelion, wonder if there is an ending where I'll actualy survive XD.
on 3/11/2017 12:53:49 PM
Dang it, second time playing started a rebelion, I'm not sure how I feel about it... I killed Eliot, I don't know if it was a good choice or a bad one, but I also killed his wife, and left his children orphaned, dove the thing into chaos, but if I learned something from my last playthrough, it's dont trust anyone, I trusted the family, they killed me. And so, I hope I saved everyone By killing Eliot, I'll never know...
on 3/11/2017 12:48:31 PM
*sigh* trying to do the right thing always gets you killed. But it is realistic. Also, I like last-minute discicions, and would like more choices.
on 3/11/2017 12:27:49 PM
Entertaining (give me a break i'm tired, no time for in-depth reviews)
-- MrDuckFace on 3/8/2017 9:26:32 PM
*clap* *clap* *clap*
on 2/24/2017 2:24:11 PM
i loved the story of it and it was not half bad.
on 2/21/2017 7:56:05 PM
epilogue 3. It was a great story loved, the detail of the characters and surroundings was interesting and the choices where placed well to make it feel more like you are part of the story.
on 2/20/2017 4:26:24 AM
It was a great story and you should make more stories like this!!
on 2/14/2017 10:20:54 AM
It was weird, I'd like to enter a character name and gender atleast.
-- anonymous on 2/10/2017 11:35:27 AM
It sucked to have died soon, but I wonder if the choice to duck tape it would've made a difference. Most likely. I would play again but want to check out other stories. Great story and fantastic plot. 10/10 would play again.
-- Mak on 2/9/2017 12:38:31 PM
umm love the story, but need more mutant people and action
on 2/9/2017 10:26:27 AM
-- Joepbwoy on 2/7/2017 2:20:34 PM
Amazing game, definitely try both of the shelter options.
on 2/4/2017 3:34:28 AM
I dont know if I died or completed the game
-- Phoenix on 2/3/2017 3:36:57 PM
great though i died i'm going to try and play again
-- Tieve on 2/2/2017 9:25:55 PM
Awesome, a lil short but still good enuff
on 1/31/2017 2:02:45 PM
-- screener on 1/29/2017 8:30:43 PM
on 1/29/2017 3:54:24 PM
not enough choices
on 1/28/2017 2:04:20 PM
Got all four endings and i have got to say that this story is the best one i have read on the site. Inspires me to get back into the fallout world, too bad you can't play as a mutant or start in a vault in Fallout NW. I do feel like there could be more side stories, branches that come back to the main story-line instead of the many 'dead ends.' Thanks for the GREAT read!
-- David on 1/27/2017 12:26:41 PM
This choose your own adventure story is probably the best I've seen in years. I appreciate that you went very in depth. I especially like the fact that you didn't hold back on the adult subject matter. Great job.
-- Sans the anarchist on 1/25/2017 12:08:26 AM
ver, very, very good post-apocalypse story with a surprising amount of branching.
-- anonymous on 1/22/2017 6:58:46 PM
amazing i love this story so much it is bae
-- kjdfng on 1/21/2017 1:20:27 PM
Great game, really enjoyed it.
-- qwerty on 1/21/2017 12:39:37 PM
well i would still like my reeses cup to
-- Kenko on 1/20/2017 1:49:03 PM
Next one to continue adventure?
-- Cole on 1/17/2017 5:25:33 PM
-- fghx on 1/17/2017 4:31:19 PM
This story won me over in a way I never expected. In most CYOA games, I got through by placing myself in the character's shoes and making the choices I would. I found that to be a wholly unfulfilling experience with this game because the character wasn't much like me at all. I stopped thinking "Can't win them all."
Then for some unexplainable reason I decided to give it another try. That's when it hit me. This story isn't amazing because it relates to you. This is a story that you as the reader get to tweak. The author wrote a compelling story with compelling characters and gave you as the reader the option to "what if" at any given number of points. Bravo for making a story truly interactive as a reader.
-- TyrannosaurusRex on 1/16/2017 8:51:50 PM
-- Sam on 1/15/2017 8:15:19 PM
I mistook the context of one of the choices and paid the price. I thought drop the pistol meant off from you completely but it did not. Fun game.
-- Chad on 1/13/2017 10:49:07 PM
Great story! I think Ive found all the paths with the shelter now I am going to try the other route.
-- zavcex on 1/12/2017 11:30:55 AM
Holy shit that was good, that's all i can say because i don't want to spoil for anyone dumb enough to read the comments before reading.
-- Haywoo on 1/9/2017 3:11:35 PM
-- Markus Kock on 1/6/2017 11:37:00 PM
This was an awesome story...except for the little flamboyant Russians that kept dancing across the screen...
-- poteen on 1/6/2017 5:45:14 PM
Great and compelling story! I really enjoyed myself while "playing" this!
on 1/5/2017 7:11:40 PM
I won ?? at least I think so I got the end SPOILER ALERT where I got the map to beckys base.
on 1/4/2017 9:42:11 PM
-- L33TMLG on 1/3/2017 6:57:08 PM
Absolutely amazing story played it through several times each one different outcome. Big fan of Fallout series and this captured that feeling very well.
-- James on 12/31/2016 6:31:29 AM
Not really what I was expecting, but Good JOb
on 12/24/2016 1:47:40 AM
Gotta say, I love New Haven ending
on 12/24/2016 12:03:35 AM
Really good. If anything I felt it could've been longer
-- melanie blaine on 12/21/2016 11:30:33 AM
The game is really amazing, it's wll written and the story drags you in in no time at all. The amount of freedom you get is also apreciated
-- Mister Bombastic on 12/21/2016 8:35:44 AM
Great game. Very nice read, I just feel like your choices either got you killed or won, not much more.
-- BearI91 on 12/20/2016 3:29:59 PM
I died so early ima noob
-- Arman on 12/20/2016 1:41:08 PM
Just finished all 4 epilogues and I think I just finished the best route in my last play. But overall I enjoyed the whole game story.
-- rijal_muzikers on 12/16/2016 8:22:20 PM
Wow it's amazing story and I thin I got one of the better endings
on 12/16/2016 7:45:32 PM
Survived this time and survived in a good way....after 4-5 tries.....i should sleep now...
-- Kruthknar on 12/15/2016 11:39:50 AM
Nice story fucked up and died tho
-- Kruthknar on 12/15/2016 9:35:29 AM
This is so far the best gamebook I have played. Its vastly superior to all the ones that are on the appstore that I have tried for free or paid for. My favourite storyline is hands down the Dominion one. I encourage the author to introduce more literary (read some classics like Dorian´s Gray Portrait) and RPG complexity (stats, percentage of morality or karma system, perks and items) in this or upcoming creations and start asking for money. I´d pay.
-- Skeptikos on 12/13/2016 10:06:54 AM
Inspiring story (^^)
-- rijal_muzikers on 12/10/2016 11:13:19 AM
Another GREAT piece by this author!!
on 12/9/2016 1:05:36 AM
This Is AWESOME!!! Truly astonishing! Took up a lot of time... BUT IT WAS TOTALLY WORHT IT!! 10/10!!
on 12/7/2016 11:38:39 PM
The feels are big...
on 12/7/2016 6:29:11 PM
Excellent read, I really enjoyed it!
-- Scott Mitchell on 12/7/2016 2:16:50 AM
It was a fun experience and I highly recommend it.
-- Fastest_jack on 12/5/2016 11:59:27 AM
This was the first story I read on the site, and its really cultivated both my interest and curiosity in this type of storytelling.
Endmaster has done an excellent job in character development. Even on the different multitude of arms of this adventure the character is still true to his own nature. I really liked that. By allowing the character to die, he is able to avoid horrible character changing deus ex machina scenarios that drive us all crazy.
I've made an account here after this experience and am excited to do more reading and recreation on this site.
Thank you for sharing your literary talents with us.
on 12/1/2016 11:27:49 PM
Good writing all the way through, at least the parts I've seen. I felt like I was the character in the story, so immersion successful.
on 12/1/2016 9:51:23 AM
Oh yes. I had a load of fun with this. So diverse and expansive! This was totally worth my time. 10/10 if I could... 8/8!
on 11/25/2016 11:49:10 PM
Got all epilogues, the pictures gave a nice picture to what was happening in the story, I enjoyed this story a lot.
on 11/24/2016 1:30:50 AM
on 11/23/2016 4:26:48 PM
This story is awesome, I have played it over and over looking for every possible ending and one you find one that fully works it is super satisfying
-- Anoynomys on 11/23/2016 2:00:57 PM
-- travis on 11/22/2016 6:26:01 AM
-- travis on 11/21/2016 4:25:35 PM
-- travis on 11/20/2016 7:55:47 PM
It was a great experince
-- Mari on 11/18/2016 11:01:46 AM
on 11/15/2016 1:29:18 AM
on 11/13/2016 2:28:08 PM
We had our own group, eagerly reading this ...interesting 18+ material. The rape over the photocopier was very dubious consent. I like in the face of imminent apocalyptic disaster, the natural human condition is to become fucking pansexual sexlords who are accepting of all. As you can see, we lost very quickly.
-- The mess that is chill on 11/12/2016 7:57:02 AM
Great writing, many different paths to take, just really fun to play.
-- Emanuel Sigvardsson on 11/11/2016 3:50:42 PM
I was expecting to be faced with a decision between life and death but ended up getting out of the shelter without any repercussions? I don't know if I just played my cards correctly, but I didn't get any closure.
-- Brendan on 11/11/2016 3:31:10 PM
I found this story very interesting and fun. The author's story's is excellent and I thank them for it.
-- Randomkoala77 on 11/7/2016 11:48:13 PM
Omg! This was actually pretty amazing. I wasn't expecting the "fight" at the end. But apparently I survived it I think. Cause I was going to Becky's place, but this was a great story. Loved it!
-- Danny washam on 11/3/2016 10:27:53 PM
i liked the story except the cliche where you kiss somebody and u have a family with them
-- kevin on 10/24/2016 5:47:28 PM
i died really fast and i didnt really get it which was fun.
-- butz barnsby on 10/24/2016 5:23:52 PM
A great story game, I loved the range of storylines and the cool images. Great description and I really got immersed within the game's enviornment. The main character was developed beautifully, and really got me into the game
on 10/24/2016 2:43:46 PM
Ground Zero is inventive, exciting, unpredictable, well-characterized, thought-provoking, and entertaining. I would give it 9.5/10 if not for one thing: The GODAWFUL ENGLISH. Incorrect word use, run-on sentences, changing tenses, redundancy, bad punctuation, and clunky wording distract and detract from almost every page. I admit I'm a grammar Nazi, but this story looks like the author did no proofreading whatsoever. (I mean, come on, at least keep the characters' names straight. Is it Jack or Jake?) It's a shame this wasn't edited properly (or possibly at all) because it could be a rough draft of something great.
-- phyre on 10/24/2016 12:15:54 PM
first "choose your own story" thing i've played, i mean on a day where i have nothing to do i probably wouldn't be too impressed but it's either this or 4 hour AP work so good job
-- nour on 10/22/2016 8:59:59 PM
Amazing, 10/10, ??????????, Detailed, Fun, And truly interesting.
on 10/22/2016 3:58:02 PM
i think that you should write more on it or a part 2, to were the guy finds becky and they survive in the nuked world together
-- JERIKA on 10/12/2016 4:25:37 PM
Some of the profanities could have been avoided with a more descriptive style of writing.
-- John on 10/12/2016 7:29:42 AM
Sadly I just finished the last epilogue of this story. I loved every minute of this story, and it read very smoothly. I hope there could be an expansion to this story of something like that, because I just cant get enough of Ground Zero!
-- Ben Harrison on 10/11/2016 3:42:38 PM
on 10/11/2016 10:03:21 AM
Gosh, Where do I start? The mutant campaign is definitely the best ending. It raises real questions of morality. Are the mutants wrong for conquering the humans? They obviously have a superior society, but that's the same argument that the British used to commit numerous genocides.
The question that is never answered is: are humans biologically more predisposed to violence then their mutant counterparts?
I wish that a peaceful solution could be established, but honestly I don't know how that could happen. Weighing the collapse of your civilization in one hand and the destruction of another sentient species in another is a moralistic choice that I'm not prepared to make.
But I suppose I'm prejudice. If I were facing an army of aggressive, manipulative, and inventive mutants who were hell bent on exterminating me I would probably kill them. I would at least try diplomacy first though.
I just wish that my mutant family wasn't so unstable. With their support I could probably make peace work. What the heck does my wife have against humans anyway?
on 10/9/2016 11:55:55 PM
Whoa. Best thing I've ever played.
on 10/9/2016 7:36:31 PM
-- grinix on 10/9/2016 9:42:49 AM
it was shit. no noodity. what type of game is this
-- porn on 10/6/2016 7:57:20 AM
Great story and a good length. I like the "fallout" style setting and the good amount of morality choices throughout the story. The writing is amazing and detailed as usual from Endmaster.
on 10/6/2016 4:03:47 AM
i went down the path of paranoid psycopath and (im not going to spoil it) doing the thing you do with shadow, but i feel this was very simple yet effective ad great
-- anonymous on 10/5/2016 5:50:31 PM
What? Nuclear war always breaks out no matter what you do.
on 10/4/2016 7:17:55 PM
It's a nice story it just doesn't really make sense how different paths mean different events happening in the world. Like if I take the shelter, the bomb actually didn't go off. If I go to the hospital, the bomb then goes off.
-- Takeada on 10/4/2016 6:23:00 PM
So good! Reddit was right...
-- Gertrude Ranos on 10/4/2016 5:54:59 PM
So do I find Becky in the end?
-- Thomas on 10/2/2016 4:47:50 PM
This was my first story on this site and I found it very enjoyable, I love the variety and the writing is brilliant, the scenarios in the community shelter are very believable and it's very fulfilling to live a long happy life. This story covers a range of emotions and I felt for and with and for the characters. 8/8 all around, brilliant start for new 'players'.
on 10/2/2016 3:42:17 PM
make the part 2!!!
-- wanderer arc on 9/30/2016 5:15:59 PM
Pretty good in-depth story good job.
-- Jake on 9/29/2016 10:19:20 PM
Just finished the 3rd epilogue and I still thoroughly enjoyed this story. Cant wait to read the last version of it. Would buy if it was a book.
on 9/28/2016 12:15:30 PM
I loved it. 8/8
on 9/27/2016 9:39:56 PM
Just finished the game again and this ending is just as good as the last one! Time to try to find the other two!
on 9/22/2016 1:23:06 PM
I got he best ending on the first playthrough and I felt like all the characters were real! I got to bond with the characters and I almost cried a few times! Amazing work! Keep it up!
on 9/22/2016 7:52:18 AM
This story is very fulfilling and I loved the entire thing.
on 9/21/2016 11:28:39 PM
Such an intensely satisfying story, worth every moment.
on 9/21/2016 8:18:39 PM
on 9/21/2016 4:54:04 PM
Quaility like a book!
on 9/21/2016 10:38:56 AM
on 9/20/2016 6:10:28 AM
A better ending maybe? I just didn't really like the ending, besides that, good job! I enjoyed it!
-- Caloise on 9/19/2016 11:08:12 PM
I got all 4 endings.
-- Olivia Hill on 9/19/2016 2:54:30 PM
The first time I read this it was before I had an account on this site. So I just had to come back to it now to credit for reading it. I tried a totally different path then my first venture. I really liked the diversity of outcomes your choices lead to. Keep up the good work!
on 9/19/2016 2:37:35 PM
-- Misty Pollitt on 9/17/2016 9:23:38 PM
i got an ending i liked and that i felt suited my personailty
-- J20 on 9/17/2016 9:32:33 AM
Got the Eliza ending. Really damn awesome!
-- Pandora on 9/17/2016 4:30:31 AM
I want more
-- XHaler on 9/15/2016 5:34:46 PM
i forgot to login before playing, this game is real masterpiece
-- irfanzxx on 9/13/2016 2:21:40 AM
Awesome! I became the leader of a new civilisation and I found that so cool! Shame I died though. Would play again!
-- Aaron on 9/11/2016 10:27:16 AM
Amazing! i loved how this story got the fallout senses pretty much. i got all the 4 endings! including the good ending with the epilouge.. the storyline was amazing. it kept me hooked up for good!
on 9/9/2016 5:37:58 PM
Only been through once, and I like it. Has a few spelling errors here and there but nothing that really takes away from the story, which is captivating at times. Good work.
-- Wildempathy on 9/9/2016 8:11:55 AM
on 9/8/2016 2:47:57 PM
I like it very interesting.
-- Jack on 9/7/2016 6:21:12 PM
on 9/5/2016 5:27:10 PM
-- l on 8/31/2016 10:00:38 PM
twas pretty gud
-- Andrew on 8/31/2016 11:23:29 AM
Very Clever and Entertaining. Great dialogues!
on 8/30/2016 10:17:21 PM
Welp, I was stupid and has water near electronics... didn't think that it'd kill me, though. Amazing story really dragged me in.
-- Evo Serket on 8/30/2016 4:25:33 PM
Very, very good, if a bit sad.
-- Anonymous on 8/27/2016 9:15:06 AM
Very well written, would hae liked to have a successful ending (not sure if there is one)
-- Josh on 8/26/2016 12:16:47 PM
Love the main character
on 8/26/2016 6:42:20 AM
Really good. I got totally immersed in the story. Thank you so much for your creation! Bravo.
-- Wow on 8/20/2016 7:40:50 AM
This game gets... emotional...
on 8/17/2016 9:12:37 PM
Wow... I never thought something could emotionally move me, in just 3 or 4 choices. I got thee ending where I insisted on staying at the store, and ended up getting killed by Tyler.
-- Alex on 8/11/2016 6:19:08 PM
Wow! I mean... I never imagined it could be so good! It was like... damn awesome! And scary and realistic!
-- Cruststy on 8/11/2016 3:57:29 AM
I got shot.
-- Sam on 8/10/2016 12:21:17 AM
Thank you EndMaster
-- Pasta al Pesto on 8/9/2016 7:31:45 PM
*Spoilers* My favourite ending was I my special shelter's AI became a humanoid robot and we fell in love.I died with here and we were never disturbed after our first visit,one hundred years later.
My second favourite is we go outside the shelter and she is killed.But I escape with great supplies and her memory chip. There are also other great endings!
-- Gaming10ah on 8/7/2016 5:39:46 PM
The story was amazing and so intricate. I somehow managed to find my way to one of the good endings the first time through, but loved the story so much I read every possible option to make sure I didn't miss any of this gem.
-- Geoff on 8/3/2016 5:59:16 PM
sirus is a cool guy
I got an Epilooogggg!
on 8/1/2016 12:01:39 AM
Played it 4 times, died everytime. Expertly crafted though, 8\8
-- Diamond on 7/31/2016 10:05:55 PM
on 7/27/2016 7:50:51 PM
4+ DIFFERENT stories, HELL i could not even imagine what a month more on this story might have done to the story. Man you have to write a novel someday
-- Ironmonger on 7/27/2016 3:21:03 PM
Pretty chill, makes you think.
-- Nezuan on 7/27/2016 11:08:28 AM
I've played this game a few times now and I can't get enough of it. So far I've only managed to get one Epilogue but I'm still playing to get the other 3. Strongly recommend that everyone play this game.
-- James on 7/27/2016 6:11:12 AM
I know i'm late on this (I joined a year ago) but so far this is the best book i ever read (paper and internet) and even the author is really good at what He/She does.
on 7/27/2016 2:04:11 AM
-- poop on 7/25/2016 7:35:10 AM
I've recently started playing a popular and well-known role playing adventure game with a group of friends, and in between campaigns, I find myself fiending for adventure! That's how I've come to where I am now -- stumbling upon this website, and choosing Ground Zero as my first choose-your-own-story sort of dealie. I'm not really sure what to expect from these, so please only take my comments with a grain of salt.
I love cussing. I swear (pun intended), it releases endorphin's when I swear -- it must. Cussing feels great. However, I'm not a huge fan with the over usage of it. Or, at least, swearing that isn't in the right place and time. At times, I felt uncomfortable with how awkward the swearing was at times in Ground Zero. Sometimes, it was totally permissible, but at most points I felt some cringes surfacing up. This is really only my biggest complaint with this adventure.
Suffice it to say, I was thoroughly entertained. I've read through – played through, what have you – twice now and plan to do so again after finishing up these comments. I'm a huge fan of the post-apocalyptic genre, so Ground Zero is fun and thought through well.
on 7/24/2016 4:14:22 PM
Too many built in assumptions of what you do, not enough actual choice. The writing was good, though.
on 7/24/2016 1:17:50 AM
This was by far my favorite choose your story type of story if that even makes sense. I teared up when the main protagonist and Eliza(Shelter) held each other till he passed away. Well done sir or ma'am.
-- taterthoughts on 7/17/2016 9:09:10 PM
So good that it could be made into a real game
-- Ironmonger789 on 7/14/2016 12:14:25 PM
Hey, that's pretty good!
-- I'M NOT TELLING A MACHINE MY N on 7/13/2016 9:20:59 AM
Stuck around till the end and gleefully fucked till the end if my days. 10/10 would do again.
-- Taryk on 7/12/2016 6:31:32 PM
Great game I keep replaying it so I know all the endings
-- Bigel Bites on 7/12/2016 10:18:17 AM
I died...so fast...
-- GablasticGamer on 7/11/2016 11:31:33 AM
This clearly had a shit ton of work put into it. Great story, great characters, and a great plot. It made me laugh, which no other stories here have (I am fairly new, though)
With lots of intense parts, which kept me on the edge of my seat, and realistic dialogue, this is probably the best "storygame" I've read!
(Even though I've only read like four in my time here)
-- Ben on 7/10/2016 8:55:54 AM
Amazing. Amazing. Just amazing. I made all way to the end.
on 7/9/2016 5:00:33 PM
I liked it. Short and sweet, although it reminded me of fallout.
-- James on 7/9/2016 11:23:19 AM
Damn good story, loved the Fallout vibe
Overall loved it
Make more like this
I got my ass kicked by those mutant wolves though man, fuck me!
-- FletchG-Rates on 7/7/2016 7:13:03 AM
-- Kirito on 7/5/2016 1:20:15 PM
This is the first one that I've read, and it's pretty great. I stopped playing halfway through and then stayed up for a lot of the night wondering whether or not I should trust Alex. 8/8, I'll definitely be reading more of these.
-- DragoMax2000 on 7/2/2016 6:02:50 PM
epilogue... hell yea 8/8 m8
on 6/30/2016 3:43:16 PM
Thoroughly enjoyable. New to the site and this was the first one I read; If they are all this good, I could cancel my cable subscription and not even notice!
-- Tamammothchuk on 6/25/2016 1:54:43 AM
So I died trying to do the right thing.
on 6/24/2016 6:48:48 PM
Best choose your own adventure I've read in a long time.
-- Comment on 6/21/2016 3:43:17 AM
I'm disappointed that human beings are so predictable. I'd hoped that I'd continue gaining resources first by killing the couple then by winning the trust of the family so we could look out for each other. I would've liked an option to let the family stay and formed a group. To be fair I got what was coming to me. Makes me wonder if bill would've changed his mind.
-- Dan Beirne on 6/19/2016 7:15:07 PM
Hello. I thought that this was a very entertaining game and would recommend it to anyone that was looking for an interactive adventurer. This story was good and really put me on the edge of my seat with with each choice I made. I just hope that the choices that I did make were good! Please make another one of these! I really enjoyed this and would give it a 100/10. Thanks!
-- Tannerbanner12345 on 6/14/2016 7:36:41 PM
I love Joel!
-- Emily Hernandez on 6/13/2016 8:05:33 PM
this was just great! So much fun and a good read. I'm impressed!
-- Andi on 6/11/2016 9:32:49 PM
That was fucking good. I started reading it in class because I was bored, and I was surprised it was almost exactly like fallout.
I ended up going through 2 endings (the sex bot one and the new haven one) Bravo to you if theres more.. But wow I enjoyed it. After playing your Bard and Necromancer ones years ago, I was pleased of how dam GOOD this was
-- Andrew on 6/10/2016 3:47:28 AM
I personally felt the protagonist was lacking in choice as in he didn't have many options or actions to choose from and that it was too short (unless I'm just ignorant or something because I only played through it once but I didn't really get an epilogue I was expecting (unless it wasn't an epilogue at all) I kinda just left the shelter and... Boom the end, but then again it has a large amount of potential it just needs some more work/content put into it and interesting topic by the way good choice.)
on 6/8/2016 3:10:27 AM
good story, really sets a sort of mood. I like it. And the gore is really awesome.
-- cantos on 6/6/2016 5:11:30 PM
it took forever to reach the epilogue, but it was totally worth it
on 6/5/2016 11:33:42 PM
A very addictive, awesome and well written story-plot! You should be a book writer for Choose your Own adventure! Thanks a lot and I am very blessed to have come accross this one!
-- Jaden on 6/3/2016 10:17:06 AM
Miranda you bitch
on 6/1/2016 7:14:20 PM
-- lol on 5/31/2016 2:41:43 PM
Oh my god, this story has given me so many feelings. I've made it my goal to get every ending. In my opinion, I felt the happiest when I stayed in the shelter with the lady as a robot. It made me glad to see how this guy was able to live an almost perfect life. I was also very proud after setting up the community shelter community and the compound community. This story is absolutely amazing and I love it!
-- Daniel Greenfielde on 5/31/2016 3:47:48 AM
I played the the game twice and about 3 hours later I reached two epilogues. One was the Eliza Epilogue, and the other was the Empress Hera Epilogue. I absolutely LOVED this game! The possibilities ranged from being brutal dictator of Cinderville, to falling in love with a robot.
on 5/25/2016 5:16:06 PM
INCREDIBLY FUN GAME! However, I think it would appeal to a bigger audience if you cut down the profanities. I played this with my 11 year old brother for Page 1...and then I sent him away :)
on 5/25/2016 2:31:59 PM
-- paragon on 5/24/2016 9:16:21 AM
Sorry for my bad english
I loved the story and all the chooses
So good i am doing a presentation on it inn my class
I hope you make other storys and keep upp all the good work
-- Andreas Aalvik Kaldestad on 5/19/2016 12:32:34 PM
Pretty cool, I liked the main character because he is an asshole, like me :D
-- hehe xd on 5/19/2016 1:00:05 AM
Very well put together. It was engaging and immersive. I do think there could've been more options because the story felt quite linear. It was black and white in terms of which choices would kill you and which choices would lead to your survival. However, I am very satisfied with the 75mins that I pumped into this. Although I died, I feel I am doing the story justice by not returning to find a better ending.
-- Paddy Mac on 5/18/2016 7:54:16 PM
Wow. I really had fun reading and playing this. It's really great; start to finish.
-- Ninja Kitty on 5/18/2016 4:59:22 PM
best one i have ever played yet
on 5/17/2016 5:11:16 PM
Best game ever bruh
-- XxxpedofacexxX on 5/16/2016 9:41:30 AM
Played dozens of times to see every ending.
-- lana on 5/14/2016 11:45:27 PM
Entertaining and well written.
-- Halo on 5/14/2016 11:05:19 PM
Ohhhhhh you need to play this and party like it's 1999
-- Anonymous on 5/14/2016 1:31:54 PM
Great story, was looking for more of a satisfying ending though.
on 5/11/2016 1:31:46 PM
took me most of the day but pretty sure i got all the endings down now including the good one, overall loved the story, thanks for the good times :}
on 5/10/2016 2:22:18 PM
This is soooo fun and it makes you want to try all the events!
-- Markus on 5/10/2016 12:49:46 AM
Gr8 b8 m8 i'd r8 8 out of 8.
-- Tan Yan on 5/9/2016 1:05:40 PM
Really liked this. I personally think it should be turned into a real video game and extend it a bit kinda like a fire watch type of game. *SPOILERS*
CANT BELIEVE THAT SLUT MIRANDA KILLED SHADOW! I really liked that guy....
-- Zombielorf95 on 5/7/2016 2:54:50 AM
This was an amazing game.
on 5/6/2016 12:24:44 PM
Wow, just wow. This adventure-type book probably took months, even years to make, and that deserves a round of applause. If anyone is disappointed in the minor grammatical errors and spelling mishaps, don't let that keep you from making another great piece of work-- like this one already is.
-- Jack on 5/5/2016 10:33:32 PM
on 5/5/2016 1:44:42 PM
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on 4/27/2016 9:09:47 AM
Wow, is there any way to win?
on 4/26/2016 9:21:23 PM
this was gay as fuck, i'd buy it again.
Too sad that I payed this guy 10.00 USD, and he said it was for cancer research. HE scammed the kids
One time I gave this guy mu w
-- bob on 4/24/2016 6:11:56 PM
Awesome story. I didn't explore it all though
-- lhommealenvers on 4/22/2016 5:47:54 PM
I loved this game so much! I wish there was a continuation of the Private Shelter branch, maybe going off to explore the wasteland instead of just ending if you leave.
on 4/20/2016 1:59:23 PM
This is the best made one I have read so far 10/10 would read again.
on 4/18/2016 10:48:32 AM
Ugggh really so you just get to die immediately thanks
-- Grr on 4/16/2016 8:06:04 AM
To be completely honest, I liked epilogue 4 the best. The one where I untied all of the super mutants and became the emperor. It reminds me of the epilogues in Eternal. '...but you will always be ETERNAL.
on 4/14/2016 10:27:00 AM
i really like this gameplay it makes me happy and gets me going ya know ! I love my self!!!!!!
-- jake routledge on 4/13/2016 6:48:08 AM
This was almost as good as the time I found 2 free snicker bars on the floor at my local swimming pool
-- Daniel Rawson on 4/13/2016 6:45:35 AM
I really liked it but not the naughty words because my mum would whip me
-- Dylan Hardaker on 4/13/2016 6:15:56 AM
This was well thought out and the gameplay was great. Now there should be a second chapter tho.
on 4/12/2016 10:36:04 AM
-- snaps on 4/12/2016 9:06:39 AM
gr8 story m8 r8 8/8
-- ppppp on 4/10/2016 11:05:31 PM
on 4/10/2016 6:26:00 PM
At first, when i bought a shelter and continued on them paths, I disregarded it as pointless as the experimental shelter is effectively a dead end. However, I tried the other main path, without buying a shelter, and I realised just how more in depth this game was than i originally thought. A true masterpiece.
on 4/9/2016 5:25:59 PM
on 4/8/2016 11:58:49 AM
good story, but no where as long as Eternal. I don't believe he will ever make another games as good or even better than Eternal
on 4/6/2016 1:03:35 AM
Damn. Good story. I died early in my first playthrough. Should've bought the bomb shelter. I gotta try again! Kudos to the author. Great job!
-- Drew on 4/4/2016 5:01:55 PM
Great game! It's as good as the first time I played it a year or two ago. Endmaster has made some pretty amazing stories and I'm glad I've had the chance to read them.
on 4/2/2016 3:35:40 AM
Bro if you continued the story it would have been perfect.
on 4/1/2016 9:45:47 PM
Pretty cool tbh fam
-- Jonthan on 4/1/2016 9:52:01 AM
This is an excellent story. I enjoy how some of the stories archs overlap (I.e. How you see major characters from one story arch make an appearance in another story arch)
on 3/30/2016 3:46:01 PM
Interesting, a bit too short on my path?
-- cho.de on 3/28/2016 7:42:08 PM
I throughly enjoyed this story. The depth, all the different paths to could take... I am elated that I found this story. I especially enjoyed the New Haven path and good ending, I personally think that one was the best, although the one with Eliza and your character is a heartwarming close second. It's amazing what you can find with Google and being bored hahaha. I recall reading choose your story works in the past and I decided to find some. Found this website and Ground Zeros was on the front page. And now I'm here :) Keep doing what you're doing!
-- Floyd on 3/26/2016 11:06:06 PM
It super duper good. Nice story
on 3/24/2016 12:46:22 AM
i very much liked the story line, and appreciate all the writers like you who are willing to take the time to write stories such as this for the amusement of others to use. Thanks for writing this and keep on making them!
-- hunter on 3/22/2016 12:51:56 PM
Very short. Just like your penis.
-- Jack Mehoff on 3/21/2016 11:11:35 AM
For once I made it to the surface without getting killed by anything or anyone that hates me and my family. I can't believe I made it to one of the special endings!!! If the ratings went higher, then I would give it a 1000, which would mean BEST GAME EVER!!!!!!
-- Gamechannger78 on 3/20/2016 4:09:38 PM
i really think this is a great story has common sense not too hard not too easy it has everything you could possibly expect in a good no, rather perfect story what i don't get is why is it horror? but overall good game definetely would play it again
-- zackdestroyer on 3/18/2016 10:36:55 PM
An amazing story!
It really kept me on the edge of my seat with all the suspense, the threat of your character dying looming over your head.
-- Davin Woodcock on 3/18/2016 10:38:10 AM
I don't even know what these random guest driveby commenters are even ranting about anymore.
One of the better nonsensical rants though. Definitely a keeper.
on 3/16/2016 10:44:57 PM
this story is terrible. btw, im a homosexual who volunteers their free time at homeless shelters for 6 hours a week, and an orphanage for 2. fuck you and your homophobic ass who can't write a story. btw, there is no proof that god exists, so you might as well use a fucking unicorn in your story.
-- ksjfvn on 3/16/2016 8:45:37 PM
I spent a hour playing, but his is my favort f*cking Story I have ever played.
-- John Do on 3/16/2016 8:01:14 PM
Why do you meant I died ? I'm not a pusy !
Give me some psycho and see my ennemies burn! !!
I helped them so many times already and it's like that ? They kill my family and think there will not be some consequences? They are DEAD wrong!!!
I will rule and destroy all ! !!!!!!!
-- Claire on 3/15/2016 10:34:30 AM
Too many suicide endings
-- MasterP on 3/14/2016 8:44:14 PM
I died so fast, but what I did do was good. I may try again some time.
on 3/12/2016 9:14:59 PM
Needs a little bit of editing, (grammar mostly) but the story in general is pretty good, I can't imagine how much time you put into this!
-- Jill on 3/11/2016 8:36:38 PM
Wow! Excellent writing! This is my second go through and I tried a different story arched and I'm so impressed at how different it is from the other sorry arch I did and how emotionally attached I got and how creative it is! Can't wait to read it again!
-- Nick on 3/11/2016 4:43:32 PM
-- Bob on 3/9/2016 9:52:00 PM
Very enjoyable! Obviously a lot of time and effort was made to produce this story as it is very in depth and has many possible diverse storylines to follow. This is the first 'choose your story' that I've read and am pleasantly surprised by the quality. Apart from the foul language (overused IMHO), and the completely psychopathic path one can follow (which allow for a disturbing, extremely sadistic, violent choices and storyline), this story is very entertaining and well written.
-- Alex on 3/9/2016 9:15:08 AM
I really loved the games, it made e question my own decision so often I myslef started to get nervous in certain situations.
I loved the idea with the the rpivate shelters but now I want to know what happens if I go into a community shelter.
Thanks so much for the fun!
-- Daniel on 3/9/2016 7:12:57 AM
I must have a bad memory because i kept forgetting how bright the sun can be
on 3/7/2016 4:56:55 PM
I love the setting of the story, and will definitely play it some more, it's just that the swearing and the many typos kinda ruin it for me from time to time.. But that's nitpicking. While I'm anything but anti-swearing, it just seems a bit too much here, but maybe that's because I'm European :P
on 3/3/2016 7:25:24 AM
Controlled the combine and got another epoilogue! It took AGES though >.< Longer than the 50 year lurking in my shelter epoilogue!
on 3/1/2016 5:52:00 PM
For starters, this story made me cry. It was a gigantic emotional roller coaster! Every word was placed perfectly, and thought through quite well! When writing, one of the hardest things to do is create dialogue that doesn't ruin the story, and the author managed to do just that.
This was my second time playing this game, and I spent maybe 2 hours on it before I got one of the 4 endings. (Ending #2, I believe) In the beginning, you may feel as if it is a waste of time, but this story is the best I have played in a while. I just LOVE the character development in this game! It definitely added the final touch!
-- FUZZY on 2/28/2016 12:07:45 AM
-- Rebecca on 2/25/2016 9:55:26 PM
This Was AMAZING!!!
-- J on 2/23/2016 6:43:16 PM
I had the epoilogue, I guess I made the right decisions and lurked in my shelter for 50 or so years. xD
on 2/23/2016 5:59:23 PM
Marvelous game, excellent plot, very fun to play, loved my story line and how I ended up living the rest of my life with Eliza,
-- NBA2Pac on 2/21/2016 4:46:01 PM
AFTER THREE FUCKING HOURS I FINALLY WON THIS DAMN GAME GOD I AM SO HAPPY PRAISE
-- Karii on 2/20/2016 7:27:37 PM
I always seem to get control of everywhere I go in this thing, I must be the 'leader' type!
on 2/20/2016 5:56:58 PM
I'm so mad literally hate that family now u tried 2 help u but u do this to me? I am so mad
-- Karii on 2/20/2016 4:39:32 PM
Best ending ever. Eliza will be missed
on 2/18/2016 9:01:17 PM
Just played a few more times, and it's really fun! Thanks again
-- Lucasiosio on 2/17/2016 9:33:36 AM
Ended very quickly for me, but the writing is pretty good and the scenarios were interesting. Thank you, author of the game.
-- Lucasiosio on 2/17/2016 8:33:15 AM
good story!! could be better but really interesting
-- rabbiterino on 2/14/2016 8:10:51 PM
aus-fucking-thir, bruh. That's the highest compliment anyone has ever gotten from me. Brilliance exemplified.
on 2/13/2016 1:34:44 PM
-- Jeff on 2/13/2016 12:54:10 AM
Yes I got epilogue 3
Best game ever, but so much more longer than I thought it would be, considering that I did the bomb shelter paths first.
on 2/12/2016 7:52:53 PM
vvery vulgar btw this story sucks
-- Deezus on 2/12/2016 5:14:51 PM
I don't think I got the special ending this time
on 2/12/2016 12:21:31 PM
That should have ended way better
-- Jakob on 2/8/2016 5:10:42 PM
-- Nikolaj on 2/8/2016 3:28:55 AM
Very nice read! Full on!
on 2/4/2016 10:41:59 AM
A good story, albeit a little short. The author is pretty good at writing, but the choices are a little too obvious, as long as you play the moralfag you'll mostly likely get a good ending
-- BoredUser on 2/4/2016 4:02:23 AM
Stay in the shelter and you'll get the feels. I'd rate 10/10 (already rated 8/8)
-- Ferrous Oxide on 2/1/2016 2:46:30 PM
I love the endings and the choices are certainly easy to understand. At points I didn't understand by what choices meant as in "stay put" didn't mean follow orders temporarily, but rather forever.
One of the best.
-- Jace on 1/26/2016 1:33:29 AM
My god, i got the 150 years later community shelter ending, and the story was amazing, plus i got an epilouge!
-- Ethiano on 1/25/2016 2:15:10 PM
Second time I've gotten an epilogue, but the first I've been logged in to leave my thoughts on it.
Ground Zero is a good read. Like most of Endmaster's stories it offers several entirely different, but equally enjoyable main paths rooted in the same setting. At the end it just feels as though you've finished a good book. The beauty of CYS is that the first end of a good work is just the beginning of the enjoyment you can get out of it. If you haven't read this, or any of the other great stories on the site I'd recommend you get started.
Thank you Endmaster for your excellent storytelling, and world building. I probably haven't said anything that hasn't been said a million times before, but it's no less true.
on 1/25/2016 8:50:42 AM
The first time I died in about five minutes. Reached the epilogue the second play through! A lot of fun.
-- R on 1/25/2016 3:08:15 AM
This was my first time and it was amazing this really is great for beginners I am a little sad by my end so might try again but all in all this was fun.
-- Hitoma on 1/19/2016 10:17:12 PM
really good story line and very solid plot however i do really wish that you could add a little more to this like what happens to me after i leave the vault...er sorry i mean bomb shelter does elliot ever find about your escape , what happens to your father ..i mean, er... sorry bout that . any who if you could add some more to the sotry (i do not know if you are finished with this or not ( hopefully not it would be an honor for you to reply to my message
-- tony crawford on 1/19/2016 7:16:22 PM
Made fun of Harry and his Erectile Dysfunction and called him a limp dick bitch. 8/8 recommended as fuck.
-- Steph on 1/19/2016 2:18:17 AM
10/10 would have six fingered grandson again
-- Steph on 1/19/2016 2:09:47 AM
It needs a part 2
-- John Garcia on 1/18/2016 10:46:21 PM
This is an AMAZING story, I have tried to do every ending (only have done the buying a shelter endings), but this story is way too big, and the level of detail and realism is near perfect.
-- Matt on 1/17/2016 1:40:34 PM
I loved it. Really satisfying.
-- Ecstatic on 1/16/2016 8:16:28 AM
Good unclean fun.
-- Fulhencio on 1/15/2016 11:13:19 PM
The story's good, but I was shortchanged a bit, I thought it would go on longer like the 'dead man walking' stoyline. The writing's serviceable, the dialogue is sharp and witty. The protagonist is a bit of a jerk though, albeit a lovable one.
on 1/14/2016 9:59:43 PM
i didn't know partying like 1999 could kill you.
on 1/13/2016 11:18:09 PM
Excellent story, pacing, side-characters, and the development of the main character is perfect and hilarious!!
Would've given it a perfect 8 if there weren't SO MANY spelling/grammatical errors.
-- biggoronz on 1/13/2016 8:51:15 AM
Just stay the fuck inside.
on 1/12/2016 8:13:41 AM
Solid game. Hard and well told. The author has good grammar and better storytelling abilities. I'm about to go back for my third run.
on 1/12/2016 1:58:41 AM
RoboLoveEnding. Perfect 5/7.
on 1/11/2016 10:28:59 PM
Finished 2nd time. Rated 6/8 before, and now 8/8. Complex badass story. A MUST!
on 1/11/2016 8:36:30 PM
WHY DID YOU END IT THERE? DOES HE FIND BECKY!?!
on 1/11/2016 2:41:51 PM
Great story and love that it references Fallout in one way or another.
on 1/11/2016 2:14:32 PM
Good storyline. I r8-it 5/7
on 1/10/2016 10:34:57 PM
Wow this story is great! First time I played it I got an epilogue, and man I was proud of that. I loved the story, and I felt like the pros and cons were very well balanced. If something bad happens, you can almost be sure that something good comes with it. I think the best way to play these games is to stick with your decisions no matter how bad it may seem. A couple times I went back because I chose a decision that didn't agree with my gut, but for the most time my instincts proved correct. Just do what you believe to be right and it'll work out ok.
-- Reelru on 1/10/2016 7:12:13 PM
It's good. There are quite a few different story lines you can experience, which make your choices (especially in the beginning) seem really meaningful. It's definitely worthwhile playing through this a couple times to read the other stories.
However, for a game so focused on writing, there are quite a few grammatical errors, even a few spelling ones. The syntax is often rather clunky too, and there are many cases of run-on sentences and improper punctuation. A lot of the dialogue feels a little awkward as well at times, though it's not the worst. Proofreading and fixing these errors would be what changes my rating of this from a 6/8 to an 8/8.
on 1/10/2016 2:36:27 AM
HAD to replay and see all of the different endings. Great storytelling, and decisions mattered. I've spent quite some time playing this and trying for all the endings, and I can confidently say I've enjoyed every second!
-- Godzillacon3 on 1/10/2016 12:36:55 AM
Really puts into perspective how lucky we are to have a not unfair society
-- Geoff on 1/9/2016 2:16:27 PM
Little decisions. The game just acts like a robot and most of the important choices are made for you.
-- Crazy on 1/9/2016 1:35:04 PM
Very unlikable protagonist :/
on 1/9/2016 1:16:20 PM
Gr8 m8. I r8 8/8. Papa Bless.
-- Carl on 1/9/2016 1:13:48 PM
on 1/9/2016 12:58:24 PM
Very well written and fun for as long as it lasted, but I was a bit put out by the open ending and lack of description of the outside world.
Overall really good, though :)
-- Phil on 1/9/2016 11:26:28 AM
I raped someone...yay? 0.o
-- whaaat on 1/9/2016 8:33:19 AM
I highly enjoyed this read, thank you so much!
-- Conor on 1/9/2016 8:29:10 AM
I died because I chose poorly.Gonna try again,this is fun :D
-- Someone who burns in nuclearfi on 1/9/2016 6:31:03 AM
Enjoyable and well written
-- Enders on 1/9/2016 4:10:35 AM
Kind of vague on the choices. "Stick around a bit" option isn't very usefull, ended up sticking around a "bit" for a month? What?
-- Kyle on 1/9/2016 1:54:18 AM
really bad for you
-- BOBBY on 1/6/2016 8:18:59 PM
As i was sitting by My fireplace in the swedish Woods -20c outside
I suddenly remembered the old books i used to read when i was a kid
So after some googling i found this! And as a true fallout fan i was hooked:)
This was your own story in a similar setting. And it was amazing. Now 3h later i think im Done and IT really feels like when i played the old fallout games. The stories that took place in My head as i went Along:) so Thank you whoever you are:)
-- Fredrik karlsson on 1/2/2016 3:56:03 PM
Too good 5 me danks for making 7/8
-- Alan H. Akiabara on 1/1/2016 12:54:22 AM
Amazing story. Very well written. Even when I die, it is still enjoyable. There is so much to discover.
on 12/23/2015 9:45:01 PM
it was a bit too short for my taste with not a lot of action but it still felt like the choices i made did matter
-- michael on 12/23/2015 3:14:57 PM
Read this story...NOW!
-- A person on 12/18/2015 6:55:45 PM
-- CamCamBaZam on 12/18/2015 1:16:10 PM
The amount of endings you can achieve in this interactive story is awesome. Took me a while to get the ending good enough to satisfy, but it was damn worth it.
-- Kevin on 12/18/2015 1:38:31 AM
Brought tears to my eyes at times. A wonderful, compelling story where your choices make a huge difference in the ending. Loved it, loved the characters, but had to admit I was extremely sad as my protagonist grew alone once more as his wife and the people he grew old with died off.
A wonderful piece of art. If anything, I think it could even be expanded upon to include more story and more decision making to effect the potential outcomes.
-- Wolffe on 12/17/2015 6:17:18 PM
Wow, what an amazing story! After digging around a bit I managed to reach epilogue 2 and it was sure worth it. I would definitely recommend reading this story.
-- Alex on 12/17/2015 3:06:32 AM
-- Henry Woolley on 12/15/2015 11:48:01 AM
I've only taken one route so far, the Experimental Shelter route, and I'm just a little surprised at where it ended. It seemed prime for another "arc" so to speak where you journey to the other shelter, and I was just a little let down that it didn't continue. However, I know there is MUCH more to experience, and will surly check back later to see what else this story has to offer.
-- Jim on 12/14/2015 10:48:20 AM
Great story. I enjoyed the creativity... A few grammatical and spelling errors, but well done.
-- Peter on 12/14/2015 4:33:28 AM
on 12/13/2015 3:12:03 PM
This was a good story but some parts you don't have many choices like you had to take the gun
-- John on 12/9/2015 11:13:18 PM
So that's what post-apocalyptic survival is about, eh? I hope it never comes to that.
-- Alex on 12/9/2015 2:16:07 AM
Thank you for making it obvious that I suck at decision making. I think that out of all the times I could have died, I died in about 80% of them.
-- Joseph on 12/8/2015 5:23:31 AM
I've never wanted to replay a storygame as many times as I have this one. Usually I'm content finding one 'good' ending, but this one changes so dramatically based on what you do at certain points (mostly the beginning) and yet easter eggs the paths that could have been taken so well that it's hard to just stop playing it through to the various Epilogue Endings.
on 12/5/2015 6:05:16 PM
-- Errm on 12/2/2015 2:50:07 PM
-- Livgg on 12/1/2015 5:53:29 PM
A little short. But excellent. I wish I had more say in my characters personality though.
-- Gage Brady on 12/1/2015 1:02:43 AM
For some reason, I always get what I imagine to be the worst/most gruesome ending whenever I play one of your games. For example, on this one, I ended up dying in a bunker, which I was trapped in, after living a life of putting skulls on stakes, raping women, killing children, joining gangs, and then killing leader of said gang. At least, I think that's how it went. I spent hours getting other endings. Can't remember which game it was I ended up shooting up the school in. Anyway, great game. I played it for hours, because I wanted to see how many endings I could find.
-- Anonymous on 11/28/2015 5:19:43 PM
Wow, just wow! So much fun to experience this adventure.I love the fallout themed pictures as well, really brings in the mood. I got all the special endings as well. 11/10
-- Seth22100 on 11/27/2015 3:46:28 PM
This is only my second book I've read of yours and your already my favorite author. Keep up the great work.
on 11/27/2015 2:21:20 PM
Good story, I played it through again and ended up with a family and lived to walk the wastelands. Is there a possibility for a part 2?
-- Zaraki Kenpachi on 11/27/2015 9:39:19 AM
This is one of the best games that I have ever played. Every choice has a consequence and can lead you down a new path. Like Bethesda said that "player freedom remains our number one goal." You have done exactly that, and for that I bow to you.
on 11/27/2015 12:18:36 AM
I was in the individual shelter and "won" but it seemed like a somewhat pre-epmtive ending.
-- Zaraki Kenpachi on 11/26/2015 8:29:35 PM
-- kitka on 11/25/2015 8:14:14 PM
My god Endmaster, you never, ever, fail to utterly amaze me. It was very long, the storyline was great and there were very few mistakes. 8/8
on 11/25/2015 10:06:15 AM
This was actually one of the best reads of my entire life, I had to go through every single option, the difference your choices make is staggering and I can't imagine the effort this must have taken.
-- HaydenZeMan on 11/23/2015 1:25:17 AM
Amazing game! Of all of the ones I have played, which have spread through many different types and categories, this is by far the best, and probably even more enjoyable for fans of the Fallout games!
on 11/22/2015 3:48:17 PM
It was amazing
-- Jacob on 11/21/2015 11:20:03 PM
on 11/19/2015 10:45:51 AM
I absolutely love this game! The storyline is so intricate, and the details are of something only a true master could create. I've heard praises for your storygames from all over chooseyourstory so I decided to try one myself. I did not regret it. I can't wait to read another one of yours!
on 11/16/2015 3:42:58 PM
This was a very good and entertaining story given all the paths and endings. I've played 3 different times before I got the true ending.
-- Anglios on 11/13/2015 1:12:50 PM
Best story game I have ever played. Period.
-- Terra lade on 11/13/2015 4:25:40 AM
omfg this is so good!!! are there any more endings besides you going after becky on the surface?
-- Jacob on 11/12/2015 2:17:29 PM
I loved the endings you could get. It was definitely quite surreal. It's a great story and gives you a similar feeling to the fallout games. I think the author did a great job on it.
on 11/12/2015 8:54:24 AM
This is amazing! If you toned down with the swearing a bit you can actually organise this into a book and get it published! Do consider doing that plx! You have a lot of potential.
-- Starcraft999 on 11/11/2015 1:10:08 PM
It seems a little unfair that you get punished for wanting to have a good time, but I guess it makes sense, survival of the fittest and all.
-- D$ on 11/9/2015 11:10:54 PM
I've played Ground Zero many times since I first discovered it last year. I had never realized this whole other story was here; so far i've played both Shelter stories (Community and private)and once on the surface as the crazed maniac. While the Eliza storyline in the shelter was my favorite, this one is amazing. It's lengthy, entertaining, and just-- I'm not entirely sure how to describe it, but i absolutely loved it.
on 11/9/2015 11:21:07 AM
This might actually be the best story I've ever read.
-- Mweya on 11/4/2015 3:08:23 PM
Amazing storyline,greatly put together all in all AMAZING.
on 11/2/2015 5:06:23 PM
-- GARRY WHITE! on 11/1/2015 1:49:44 AM
-- Bobby on 10/31/2015 12:14:09 PM
I think it would be nice to have an epilogue for each ending depending on the character you where (I was the freakin' psyko and I didn't get a goodby)
-- Me on 10/30/2015 7:21:41 PM
I had a great story, and it seems I was able to rebuild humanity.
-- Noah2x4 on 10/29/2015 2:50:19 AM
Really cool, parts of it actually made me paranoid, and others actually made me wonder what would come next.
-- Alex z on 10/28/2015 10:40:07 PM
a bit to much text for my liking
-- lol on 10/28/2015 1:59:15 PM
pretty cool, didnt like the recycling of fallout perk images but a good story
on 10/23/2015 8:23:45 PM
Great story. Obviously based off the Fallout series vaults. But if you like Fallout or apocalypse stuff this is a great story. Better then some vault stories in Fallout overall 10/10
-- digestedgore on 10/20/2015 5:51:39 PM
Pretty cool. Not bad. I enjoyed it, really got me into the story. Well done bro.
-- Jerry on 10/19/2015 5:06:35 PM
This is fucking awesome! Please write more of these...more, more, MORE!
-- j on 10/13/2015 7:49:52 PM
Great Story, happy to get a great epilogue. Well thought out and I liked the characters. I also liked the passage of time. Great Game!
on 10/13/2015 2:49:32 AM
Hours and hours of fun
-- Brian on 10/12/2015 5:48:57 PM
-- jacob on 10/12/2015 2:52:31 PM
Was pretty good I am pretty sure I got the worst ending possible though
-- Dermot Higgins on 10/10/2015 2:48:35 PM
THIS GAME WAS AWESOME !
on 10/8/2015 10:44:56 AM
What a fantastic story. I didn't get a full appreciation until the third time through, when I discovered that some of the paths go down entirely different story arcs and don't actually seem to cross - unless I've been dying too early to find those parts?!
I'll now be trying more paths, really enjoyed it. Great Fallout-esque humour.
-- Gaffers on 10/8/2015 6:07:08 AM
Very amazing game. I came here from choice of games to find out this is better than their games, plus this is for free versus most of theirs you have to pay for. 10/10
-- Jacob on 10/5/2015 9:55:11 PM
This is the first game I've played on here, and found myself sinking hours in to it.
I've found several epilogs, but not quite all of them yet.
on 10/5/2015 9:53:03 PM
Have to make sure I don't die so soon. Good plot so far.
-- Nat on 10/4/2015 10:06:16 AM
I made it ten years before killing myself. Dude, I've read several of your stories now, and I can say honestly that you rock.
-- Cameron on 10/2/2015 8:04:46 AM
This was an amazing story! I couldn't stop reading!
-- Braeden on 10/2/2015 1:49:19 AM
its better then homework hella right
-- logan on 9/30/2015 7:16:05 PM
Ending abrupt, and the main character's a dick. However, great world with many surprisingly realistic touches,
-- Good but short on 9/29/2015 10:32:03 PM
I am somewhat new to choose your own story books, but this is one of the most amazing experiences in reading I have ever had, I loved the book so much I took up the task of trying out every single ending (which is insanely worth it). This story made me think "what a stupid death" at sometimes, yet many ones made me want to cry out of either joy or sadness (all in a good way). To put it simply this story has amazed me and would recommend it to anyone who can read (except for maybe younger kids due to heavier topics). :'):'):'):'):')
-- Zachary on 9/26/2015 12:14:47 AM
Its very entertaining to play and get all the different endings. I've even sent the link to multiple friends and said to play it. Each time, they say "That was.very fun, thanks for sending it!" (Or something along those lines) Overall, if rating out of 10 i would give it an 11!
-- Mr. Amazing (obviously not my on 9/25/2015 11:25:03 PM
well I died after 2 years so i think I did well
-- Anastasia on 9/25/2015 8:47:41 PM
-- Aldren on 9/25/2015 5:30:34 PM
one of the best stories I read
on 9/25/2015 5:07:34 AM
Really good story, would reccomend
-- Zack on 9/18/2015 11:19:35 AM
-- I suicided... on 9/17/2015 5:28:07 PM
Such an addictive read, kept interest throughout the story!
-- I died... on 9/17/2015 5:15:30 PM
on 9/17/2015 3:47:38 PM
As always Endmaster writes the best stories
on 9/14/2015 2:18:41 PM
A great story and totally great author
-- amteater on 9/7/2015 2:01:57 PM
Welp I certainly enjoyed it XD
on 9/3/2015 10:48:45 AM
-- Isaiah on 8/27/2015 1:50:24 AM
-- walter o'dim on 8/20/2015 2:54:35 AM
Please, please, please make a sequel! I must know what happened to New Haven!!!
on 8/19/2015 1:36:47 AM
-- Noah on 8/18/2015 7:18:47 AM
I wish you had more none death choices but all and all good game
on 8/17/2015 4:59:40 AM
It was good I really got into the story and I managed to survive (not sure if everyone does?) as soon as I post this I'll be looking for another to play Great way to pass the on this road trip keep up the good work !
-- Derrick on 8/16/2015 12:50:12 PM
Wow. I was a leader, founded AA, and was a Great-Great-Great-Grandfather!
-- Victoria on 8/14/2015 10:50:43 AM
-- Martin on 8/12/2015 8:14:39 AM
It's a very interesting concept and I definitely felt sympathy for the characters and wanted to make the right decision. The one problem was the text felt a little dense.
on 8/11/2015 11:45:20 PM
An amazing story to get involved and connected with.
-- Hastil on 8/10/2015 5:10:50 PM
This is a very well done choose your own adventure, I know it takes a lot of effot with all the outcomes but you could have had a bit more options but with less text, But still this was a very well down book.
-- Louis on 8/8/2015 11:11:37 PM
I like it, its interesting and I feel that you should keep going on with doing stories like this. You do you.
-- mia on 8/5/2015 7:44:36 PM
Quite nice. First story I've read on this site, but a great read.
-- Terry on 8/3/2015 10:18:02 PM
Its a fantastic experience, whether it ends after 5 minutes or half an hour. But the true greatness of the game is were you get to see your legacy, the effect you've had on this whole new world.
-- Adam on 7/25/2015 4:51:17 PM
This is an amazing and well thought story that everyone should check out! The plot is well thought out, and there is a nice mix of story and choices throughout the entire thing
on 7/23/2015 10:09:42 PM
Absurd choices in an absurd world. It will stick with me for quite a while.
-- Philo on 7/23/2015 5:13:04 PM
I was eaten by wolves. This was awesome. Had fun idk if this was the earliest death but still I didn't make any bad calls just ran outta gas and got eaten. Lol I enjoyed it and want to make my own story too OMO
-- Seanmcchapman on 7/23/2015 2:06:44 PM
Fuck man that was depressing but good.
on 7/20/2015 12:38:55 PM
Officially read all of your stories on the site, I even read the other two you mentioned though I couldn't finiah the one because my Internet kept making me restart. I found all four epilogues and, even after trying, I can't say one's better than the other, they're all good.
on 7/18/2015 7:23:04 AM
Lots of fun. Good story. Happy ending.
on 7/17/2015 6:39:09 PM
I didn't make it far but it was written in a style that made it seem so personal. Good job here.
-- SlightlyAmused on 7/17/2015 4:15:34 PM
this was a good story
-- iese on 7/16/2015 4:09:17 AM
i liked it it was really cool i got epilogue 3
-- the glowing one on 7/12/2015 7:44:20 PM
1/10-it was amazing-IGN
-- XXX_MLGQUICKSCOPER_XXX on 7/5/2015 5:15:35 PM
Really good book
-- jordan hinton on 7/4/2015 11:21:12 AM
Finally got one of the good endings! This was so damn satisfying... I love this game so much! Thank you for making this; in my opinion, it's one of the best games on the site, period.
Keep up the amazing work as always!
on 7/3/2015 10:10:39 PM
This game is fantastic, but super-duper hard. I haven't even gotten a good ending yet... *sigh* Seriously though, I love this. Keep up the good work!
on 7/3/2015 3:45:36 PM
I have resd through towards the first good ending. I really rnjoyed it! I felt immersed in thr universe, and the epilogue fits my personality well. Thanks for this amazing story
-- Gareth on 6/28/2015 1:41:10 AM
This is a really great story and I have only done two of the endings. Unlike most stories which have long text that you can skim. This one it is well written to the point that if you skim you can barely scratch the surface of the phenomenal story.
on 6/24/2015 4:44:44 AM
This was really fun to play/read. I hope I can find more like it. XD
-- Bolo_Bramble on 6/20/2015 11:58:13 PM
Had a lot of fun playing!
on 6/19/2015 11:35:02 AM
Great replay value,fantastic story,i like it...i like it A LOT!!!
on 6/19/2015 7:44:24 AM
It's a masterpiece! Read it I swear it is amazing as fallout3
P.s IM NOT ADVERTISING
-- Rafel on 6/18/2015 6:17:00 AM
First time here. First story. It was an AWESOME story. Gonna read this again now.
on 6/18/2015 3:55:13 AM
great fun:) i got ending 4 and although i admit to backing up a few times to change paths ruling dominion zero city was quite fun.
-- Nate on 6/17/2015 8:51:20 PM
FUCKING AWESOME. exactly what I was looking for. Thank you. Awesome job!
-- Guy anermanator on 6/17/2015 1:41:31 PM
Decent story, wish it were longer though. And allowed a more expansionist New Haven...
on 6/16/2015 2:23:11 AM
"War... War never changes."
- Fallout 3
on 6/15/2015 12:21:10 AM
Great game, it really shows how every little decision can have a huge effect on the outcome. It was well put together. I reached a ton of endings, some I couldn't classify as good or bad. A nice way to open up your mind on a rainy day.
on 6/13/2015 12:15:45 PM
I loved it, and have played it twice (I intend to play it a few more times) but I really wish you could continue after escaping the shelters
-- zelorm on 6/12/2015 10:14:42 PM
I got a community shelter and shit Elliot, then we had the sexy times and had little kiddie kids, 10/10
on 6/12/2015 11:55:41 AM
Some parts were boring. Great plot though.
-- mcdick on 6/12/2015 12:15:51 AM
GG, shot Elliot and got gut like a fish. I would have it no other way.
-- MaverickNuke on 6/11/2015 1:06:21 PM
I love this story too! My favorite ending is the one where your great great great grandson becomes president!
-- Michael on 6/9/2015 7:10:40 PM
Awesome story, obviously based on Fallout.
-- Younger on 6/6/2015 9:41:56 PM
As always you're fucking awesome. The story. I wish you would've written some more I haven't seen any of your new works.
-- Jcury on 6/3/2015 12:38:42 PM
Great read, really felt like the story was rational and that the options I chose reacted with the plot in a serious and realistic way. I loved the characters and felt that they were just as relateable as the protagonist. Hope to continue the awesome stories on this website (this is my first comment!).
-- Kvothe on 6/3/2015 11:19:24 AM
-- Simon on 6/2/2015 5:39:28 AM
Well-done, really made be scrutinise every decision I could possibly make and analysis all possible outcomes which is what a choose your own adventure story should do. Keep it up!
-- Fraser Crowe on 6/1/2015 11:22:02 AM
i am a very big fan of the fallout lore and as such i did not want the story to end! such a treat...thank you author. more of these please!
-- killmebusy on 5/29/2015 5:21:41 AM
on 5/27/2015 1:51:07 PM
This was my first one of these kinds of stories that I actually enjoyed!
-- Alana l on 5/26/2015 10:02:23 PM
-- Coolman on 5/25/2015 8:49:24 PM
THIS GAME IS AMAZING
-- Zippo on 5/22/2015 6:49:13 PM
on 5/22/2015 6:27:32 PM
First Endmaster read I'd made, and I must say I loved it! Ground Zero was just so surreal and visual for me that I couldn't help but go back and read it again! I should probably go read some more stories now...
Seriously though, Ground Zero is NOT to be overlooked. I would consider a CYS classic, even! Not that we have those but that doesn't matter. :P
on 5/22/2015 6:50:52 AM
I got out of the shelter.
on 5/20/2015 1:34:21 PM
The first time through, I got one of the short endings. Then I figured I'd go back and try again.
I've been reading this over and over all morning, trying to find the different endings and loving every second. This has been a truly unique experience, very well-written and engrossing, but realistic in many minor ways.
on 5/19/2015 5:02:25 AM
This was a fantastically made story, and I can't wait to try things another way. Definitely very intense, at least as far as the two paths I've tried so far.
Helps capture the frightening feeling of a world on the brink of collapse, which is very impressive
-- Bs on 5/19/2015 4:22:39 AM
Pretty stellar CYOA; well-fleshed story archs and a dark personality to boot, definitely made with a lot of care.
The writing and grammar won't make you shed tears, but it's still good enough to the point where it'll get genuine emotional responses from you - and it does a great job of setting the stage for whatever mood it wants to get across.
My one complaint is that the protagonist is an absolute ass in almost every rendition, and a totally anti-social one at that: definitely felt a bit distanced, as a gay male, over the lack of choice as far as some of the story archs took towards the protagonist making relationships with female characters or treating gay characters in the story. I would've appreciated some choice on not being a passive-aggressive, condescending dick to people in general conversation too: you can't really get around it.
Aside from that, a fairly-stellar experience that had me going back to see all the different endings. Great work!
-- Wolf In Arms on 5/18/2015 5:12:32 AM
Whoa. I am AWESOME! Though I wish they didn't have to assume everyone playing is a boy. I am the Great times 5 grandfather of the President of NEW HAVEN!
-- Victoria on 5/17/2015 12:04:02 PM
-- dora on 5/15/2015 5:12:24 PM
First time reading a story on this site and really enjoyed it, I'll deff look up more by the author, but not before checking out some of the other endings :P
-- John Brigg on 5/15/2015 10:52:53 AM
This game was really fun dude
on 5/13/2015 7:56:22 PM
finally completed the story/game, worth every second, loved the characters and relationships.
on 5/12/2015 9:45:57 AM
Amazing, I didn't want it to end. I played out every possible way and was pleased to ever extent. Thank you!
-- Katie on 5/11/2015 4:21:41 PM
Awesome man, I read someone's comment before playing about this adventures story branching off... Guys it's like a spiders web with many middle dots, I'm still not done but this is definitely a favorite.
-- shade on 5/11/2015 3:04:54 AM
Really cool and very sad. Awesome!
on 5/10/2015 8:59:19 AM
All these storylines are so different from each other and i love it. I've found 3 epilogues this far and all three were totally different. This is probably the best game i've ever played.
on 5/10/2015 7:54:53 AM
My first round was short lived, but fun. Maybe I should have gotten a bomb shelter instead of partying like it was 1999....
-- Dead Man on 5/9/2015 6:57:34 PM
I liked it but the ending i got to seemed to come a bit too early. There was clearly alot more room to keep on going but I guess it only was a small sidepath after all.
-- Kratos on 5/9/2015 6:06:59 PM
I died right away. And dont want to waste time trying again so you lose
-- unknown on 5/9/2015 4:44:02 PM
Well, this game is quite awesome! Well it does come from EndMaster, so it's to be expected. Great job!
on 5/6/2015 8:25:11 AM
I feel like the narrative could've been broken into more individual pieces so that there's more room for choice and to avoid overloading the reader with text. Otherwise, a reasonable game with some interesting characters in a familiar premise.
-- khang on 5/1/2015 4:45:02 PM
Great experience. I'd of liked to meet Becky though.
on 4/30/2015 8:07:19 AM
This story was a work of art, it was nail biting for the vast majority and the presidential ending was a great wrap up. Though I will admit I played it through twice do to short sighted mistakes I enjoyed the whole experience very much. Please email me with any other stories you have written, I would very much like to read them.
-- James C on 4/29/2015 1:26:04 AM
Thank you for your game.
-- Titan on 4/27/2015 12:20:23 PM
best cyos i read so far.. :)
on 4/17/2015 11:14:05 AM
I like how there is quite a variety of endings, btw are there any "true" endings?
-- Reader on 4/17/2015 6:13:34 AM
it was very weird
-- bob on 4/15/2015 10:14:52 AM
10/10 most realistic, decided to stick around and was bombed to dust on my first playthrough. Actually chuckled at that, well done.
-- Tim on 4/14/2015 12:27:40 AM
Played this game over and over again, I'm still doing so. I wish I could've continued my quest to bring back Eliza. This story had me attached to a damn robot. It's brutal, touching, sad and can even be heartwarming or outright insane. LOVED IT. Great work!
on 4/13/2015 11:46:50 PM
Damnit, 1 more ending
on 4/12/2015 1:01:19 PM
on 4/11/2015 8:55:44 PM
It was really good I liked it a lot!!!
-- Jack on 4/9/2015 7:19:50 PM
It was really good I liked it a lot!!!
-- JFK on 4/9/2015 7:19:38 PM
-- Bob on 4/7/2015 8:52:01 AM
Awesome! 150 years that time. Even more detailed characters and plot points. It's like 20 stories in one. Fantastic.
on 4/7/2015 7:10:44 AM
Brilliant. Detailed. Really plays on some common fears of the end of the world. Reminiscent of Fallout and other apocalyptic games/films/books.
I lived 10 years, but it came to a depressing end... About to try again and hope for something a little happier. Wonderful story and characters. I was there for a moment.
10/10, would play again.
on 4/7/2015 6:26:30 AM
A splendid effort, with character development and a world which is shaped by the protagonist's actions
on 4/6/2015 10:43:06 AM
I really enjoyed reading this. I enjoyed your sense of humor and I enjoyed going thru all the different storylines and seeing all the different scenarios and outcomes. Keep up the great work. I hope I can find more work from u on this site. Have a nice day :)
-- Freddie Whitfield on 4/5/2015 11:05:21 PM
read it again this time got a different ending much more satisfied.
-- nike on 4/2/2015 10:59:22 PM
just started reading on a whim first choose your own adventure story I've read since I was a kid and I don't regret it.
-- nike on 4/2/2015 10:45:18 PM
-- IGN on 4/1/2015 12:40:46 PM
I like it
-- Migz on 3/31/2015 10:26:00 PM
on 3/31/2015 7:29:59 PM
y u do dis?
-- henry on 3/31/2015 7:53:19 AM
i like the rape bit
-- guy on 3/31/2015 7:42:57 AM
I gotta say throughout all the paths the special vault was my favorite despite it being shorter than some of the others. A game I'll come back to.
on 3/31/2015 12:47:29 AM
I love the story and wanted to talk to you about possibly making this in to a sort of mod for fallout or a stand alone program.
-- Alcatraz on 3/30/2015 10:28:25 PM
Hated it, horrible writing, brb throwing up
-- John Johntington on 3/30/2015 12:16:33 AM
To be honest, I don't read much. However this story grasped my attention and kept me reading for hours on end.
-- AiR95 on 3/29/2015 5:08:42 PM
The plot moves at a great speed, and i had trouble putting it down. So far I've gotten epilogue 1 and 2, and I'm not stopping until I get the other two.
on 3/29/2015 3:26:41 PM
Awesome! I died, but who cares! This is AMAZING!!!
on 3/29/2015 6:00:36 AM
-- Randy bucket on 3/24/2015 7:43:42 PM
This was an awesome game! I spent several hours exploring the different paths, and eventually reaching the epilogue was exciting. All in all, the story was well written no matter what decisions you made, and wasn't one of those games that only felt complete if you followed the intended path. One note: I don't believe the game warranted an 8/8 rating for length; Maybe more like a 6.
on 3/22/2015 2:45:44 PM
beautifully deep story....or would I say game?
It can start as a choose your own path book, but then it becomes deeper, a whole lot deeper. It throws you into a moral pit and expects you to come back up, you'll find yourself living in vaults, engaging in diplomacy, establishing cities, fighting for your life and barely struggling to survive, or becoming a tyrant....the possibilities are endless
But then, you could suddenly die due to your stupidity, your choices also affect the personality of your character.
-- Saoud on 3/22/2015 11:49:39 AM
Very fun, although I wish it was longer
on 3/22/2015 2:40:28 AM
nice but too short
-- Asshole on 3/21/2015 6:50:46 PM
meh. Only one ending i think idk
-- anon on 3/20/2015 12:49:25 AM
If you got the ending I got it's worth it
-- Josh on 3/17/2015 11:15:34 PM
11/10, RIP in piece Eliza
-- jigglebottom on 3/10/2015 5:39:41 PM
EndMaster, you are honestly one of the greatest story-tellers on the planet. On par with Stephen King and Harper Lee. Although Ground Zero could use a little proof-reading (typos could sometimes interfere with the atmosphere of the tale), the main idea and story-line is one of the best ones I've read in a long time. Thank you, kind sir, for bestowing upon us this gift.
on 3/7/2015 9:36:04 PM
it was great
-- johnennis on 3/7/2015 7:41:16 PM
AA sounds a little like eclipse phase, good interactive story, One of the ends really got me and made me a bit restless for a few hours.
-- Benny on 3/7/2015 4:50:04 PM
-- slaps on 3/7/2015 10:00:19 AM
-- zxcnb on 3/7/2015 5:06:40 AM
It was an Awesome experience and i would have loved if it went on even longer!
on 3/4/2015 7:42:24 PM
Very realistic. Along with the f-bombs to go with it
on 3/4/2015 3:48:19 PM
Oh muh Guhd
on 3/4/2015 12:48:21 PM
this book is freaking AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!
-- thedman1403 on 3/3/2015 2:19:05 PM
Wow this game is great, my favorite proluage is the mutant one, it was realy amazing experence but now im sad becuase i have read it all :(
-- Vengfull on 3/1/2015 8:30:54 PM
I survived the explosion in the community bomb shelter then got out.
on 3/1/2015 10:07:31 AM
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on 2/28/2015 10:41:57 PM
It is an amazing story, but most of society isn't a homophobe, and it'd be cool if after the elevator scene you can bring Ron back and he's accepted into the community, it's an amazing story, really makes you think sometimes
-- Superblobby on 2/27/2015 2:12:39 PM
Great fun, when you get the happy ennding! Well written and interesting... I didn't even mind playing a guy, and I'm a girl. 8/8
-- RJ on 2/26/2015 6:10:33 AM
I find the story kind of depressing. I mean, when you have to make important decisions (ex: Picking Elliot or Ron) you can't pick, just able to pick if you vote or not. What the hell? Many storylines lead to death of you, and thats kinda sad. Good game, though, either way.
on 2/23/2015 11:17:50 AM
Perfect Game! Lol it's kinda unrealistic for the viruses but for other reasons it's awesome! Like the different endings, as you die 75% of the time. Plays around with your brain as well like if you play to get all endings... You die, you find your last friend and you die you die you die die die die party and die. Perfect crude humor included as well. Nice job on that as well as the derpy photos
on 2/19/2015 10:18:27 PM
Fucking awesome. So proud I lead my people to brighter days. Very fallout-esque.
-- Jake on 2/19/2015 2:37:58 AM
This game was awesome. So far the best one I've been able to find.
-- Mad Allen on 2/17/2015 2:41:37 AM
I like de part when he got bewbs
-- Sir Poopsiedoodles on 2/17/2015 1:59:55 AM
G8 m8 I'll r8. 8/8
-- Simeguy on 2/16/2015 10:06:13 AM
This is an excellent game. I got what I think is the best ending, where I re-made civilisation, and I was remembered a century after I died. It made me very happy, seeing that my choices affected the world so much (in the game) and I highly recommend this story game to anyone else.
on 2/14/2015 4:27:53 PM
That feeling when i finally reached the epilogue. there are so many ways to play this game, it's almost unbelievable. I really enjoyed the many choices i could make and all the so different endings. this is a definitive 8/8.
on 2/13/2015 2:36:22 PM
It was truly amazing! That was my first book like that, and I believe it was the best!
-- Xero on 2/12/2015 8:28:33 AM
Pretty well written and on the whole one of the better stories in this vein. Good work.
-- Matt on 2/11/2015 8:23:44 PM
The quality of the writing varies, but the storylines are prettt entertaining. Worth playing for sure.
-- bob on 2/11/2015 3:28:33 PM
Really good, my favorite ending is going to Becky's shelter
-- Online adventurer on 2/9/2015 8:59:57 PM
This is one of the best games i have seen from this website along with another of yours necromancer
-- Zephyr on 2/9/2015 3:44:06 PM
Nagyon jól kidolgozott történet.
-- D on 2/8/2015 4:11:17 PM
IT IS THE BEST
-- Jeremy on 2/8/2015 12:26:45 PM
Amazing Story Line, I liked all the endings
-- Alex on 2/8/2015 10:45:57 AM
Very good story, liked the level of interacting
-- Alex on 2/8/2015 6:38:58 AM
This book is full of bad words and is too inappropriate.
-- Margaret on 2/6/2015 7:34:57 PM
The best thing ever!! Everything is so detailed, just like a story! I really suggest you try this!!!
-- Whovian on 2/3/2015 1:14:28 PM
This is a great story! Although I pissed off the house and died.... People be nice to you're computer house!! ;D
-- Mallowleaf on 2/3/2015 12:43:27 PM
very expansive game, can't wait to find all the endings, the main characters personality was a little off putting however, sort of like an antihero, it all mixed together quite well, died with nina and jack after choosing to stay and fight
on 1/30/2015 8:24:54 AM
-- John on 1/29/2015 10:41:29 AM
uhh holy crup twas fun az hell
-- 7 pecks on 1/27/2015 5:27:02 PM
Fantastic story loved every minute of it
on 1/25/2015 9:42:49 PM
Really well thought out i like it
-- Zero19 on 1/25/2015 4:28:04 PM
The book was awesome. I am left with no words. Its amazing. Like wow.
-- Melvin Wolf on 1/19/2015 2:25:42 PM
THe story was good, but choosing to stay in your room will win, there was no real twist, I feel that there should have been a punishment for doing nothing.
on 1/16/2015 8:48:02 PM
I loved it! Great plot, etc. I gave this an 8.
on 1/16/2015 8:09:22 AM
I spent hours playing this game but it was worth it.
-- Mac on 1/16/2015 5:22:32 AM
150 years later, the world has changed.
But war? War never changes.
Story was pretty amazing. Well done! Definitely recommend, especially as a Fallout fan myself.
-- Abbendis on 1/13/2015 9:50:52 AM
This was some deep emotional stuff. An excellent read. Thanks for the hours spent with Ground Zero
-- Steve on 1/8/2015 7:22:17 PM
This was meaningful, massive, deep, how much can you say about a Fallout-like story. It's a story that actually makes me feel complete but also sad when the character finishes the Community Vault in the good ending after many years, it made me want to salute the frikkin'character even if Nina died and he had to...you might say that the story had so much choices and meanings that it made me feel deep and reflective... GREAT JOB!!!
on 1/8/2015 2:54:26 AM
I fucked kate then died, hell yea!
-- Billy Bob FuckFace on 1/5/2015 9:23:29 PM
I got so into this story. But the cliff hanger with your character not knowing what awaits him on his trip to find becky just made me want more. please make a part 2
-- Swag dog on 1/4/2015 2:39:18 PM
The story definitely seems to be interesting but as is a problem with characters in many books (or it may just be because of events during time skips) they do seem to act very slightly cheesy sometimes, but other wise the story is quite good. (The rating is because the story progresses a tad to fast and I sometimes find my eyes skipping over a few lines, and having zero clue whats going on, not really the authors fault, but something that could be improved.)
-- Alea on 1/3/2015 8:24:04 PM
This was amazing it was really cool the end i got when New Haven was built and was still being built when it ended with zachary. It took me a few tries for example i died and so did everyone but in the last 1 i lived a full life and New Haven lived on
-- Calza on 1/3/2015 1:50:01 AM
This is a really beautiful story, you get to see the evolution of your character. 10 out of 10
on 1/2/2015 2:17:27 PM
I have to say: this game at the start maybe seems that your character is an asshole but give the choices you make he will change (in a good or bad way) overall the game is eggselent :D
on 12/31/2014 2:18:23 AM
That story was beautiful, i love how u wrapped things and unlike other stories u genuinely took ur time. So thanks for that cool experience!
-- Queen on 12/29/2014 10:59:48 PM
Greatest story game...ever
on 12/28/2014 12:43:50 PM
this is a work of art.
-- cesar on 12/27/2014 8:50:19 PM
This comment is rated T for true, as anyone who hates this story is a neanderthal. This is the best fucking story on the site (Next to Homo Perfectus 8) and all you neanderthals that think this is "Too long" or that this is "Boring" or that it's "Bad" are fucking idiots. "needs a sequel" says one of the comments, well this is a fucking EndMaster story, it doesn't need a sequel. So all you degenerates who think this is bad are neanderthals and are incredibley stupid. Dumb retarded neanderthals.
on 12/24/2014 11:19:18 PM
eh it was ok, don't think people immediately jump to killing someone for supplies so that was slightly exaggerated
-- john on 12/24/2014 8:25:21 PM
Why'd I have to go and fuck Kate like that? O_o
on 12/22/2014 12:43:24 PM
-- joe on 12/19/2014 1:46:12 PM
eh, too much to read. Slim it down, and maybe ill like it better.
-- opipo on 12/16/2014 5:27:58 PM
on 12/15/2014 9:25:16 AM
on 12/14/2014 5:44:35 PM
This was amazing <3
-- Sturky on 12/14/2014 7:05:35 AM
Amazing. Without the option to go back I fear for what every choice may end with, and seeing my actions come to fruition brings me great joy.
-- Brendan Harris on 12/13/2014 12:17:14 PM
Thank you for providing this interactive story. I have only played through once. It was interesting to me that playing it safe resulted in a bad outcome, so much like what led to the crisis to begin with. Kudos.
-- J. Baker on 12/12/2014 3:50:08 PM
This was really good! I would of liked to have seen a longer ending in which you travel to Becky's place (but then again the whole romance thing was kinda' creepy) and I would of also liked to have more control during the battle with the cat lady. Overall I really enjoyed it.
-- Chrisbo99 on 12/11/2014 5:46:52 PM
Really enjoyed both the purchasing of the shelter and the "going it on your own" I loved the AI involvement and the twist of Miranda hacking the systems instead of Shadow.
-- Matt on 12/11/2014 2:56:17 AM
i love this story
-- isaiah on 12/10/2014 10:40:56 AM
on 12/9/2014 7:57:08 PM
This story is awesome! I've only found epilogue #4 so far but I'll be reading on until I get to the rest of them as well. I love how much the story branches while still keeping similar characters and organizations in each arc of the story. Bravo!
-- Greg on 12/7/2014 3:59:50 AM
No matter what ending i get its awesome.
on 12/5/2014 2:03:16 PM
It was great; amazing story, though I do wish there was more of the "choose-your-own-story" part of it.
-- Daniel on 11/29/2014 1:10:56 AM
Awesome writing, but you already knew that
-- Chris on 11/28/2014 9:32:06 PM
I think it's a bit too short.
-- Zan on 11/28/2014 2:50:12 PM
Great. I loved it.
-- Deven on 11/25/2014 11:55:46 AM
My first play-through just done, and I feel like it wasn't so bad. It could have been better, longer, and more thrilling, but it was at the very least entertaining.
-- Jesse on 11/19/2014 11:49:19 PM
Okay, I've dumped a repulsive amount of time into this game getting every ending.
And I've loved every goddamned second of it. One of the greatest things I've ever found on the internet. You genuinely should be proud of yourself. Well done.
on 11/19/2014 1:19:32 AM
-- Michal on 11/16/2014 6:33:38 AM
thank you I loves these stories and I am actually reading thank you
-- gabriel on 11/14/2014 10:07:35 PM
I have to admit Finding this website I was hopeful and worried all at the same time. I love Choose your own adventures and have wanted to make my own at some point. Reading this right here proved to me that it can still be done very well and I will keep looking to make my own eventually.
-- Erik on 11/14/2014 12:42:25 PM
wasnt even a fuck nina option
-- SwaggyG on 11/12/2014 7:48:16 PM
-- Alana on 11/11/2014 8:28:54 PM
This was amazing great story you have to read it!!
-- zach on 11/11/2014 8:09:59 PM
Well.... THAT was a bit intense. I died pretty quickly, after I did in good with Kate. lol. I'm going to play again and this time I'm going to try and win!
-- PurplePhoenixFTW on 11/8/2014 1:56:27 PM
Wowow, that's so awesome. It's so real... I love it.
on 11/8/2014 4:20:27 AM
Sucks it ended on the first turn
-- Mom on 11/7/2014 9:29:39 PM
Cool story and writings bro.
on 11/7/2014 10:50:20 AM
Probably the best CYOA book/game I have had the pleasure of entertaining myself with. Followed every path there was... and oddly enough, the last path I was left with got me all the way to the end. I'm sort of glad it ended that way. Excellent work on this.
-- Kamakani on 11/6/2014 1:27:21 PM
it was an extrordinary game, but I did feel kind of forced into doing shit, and the fact that there was only two options for all the reading done was sort of dumb, but a good story and great game over all
-- ryan on 11/6/2014 3:47:00 AM
This is a must play.
-- Ludvig on 11/5/2014 9:10:50 AM
I really loved this. It was funny, serious, and encouraging. I thought the epilogue 2 was very very touching. If you liked this like me then I recommend "Necromancer" which is made by the same author.
-- Drew on 11/4/2014 3:28:28 PM
Great story well done
-- Bill Cosby on 11/3/2014 3:02:28 PM
Nice stories always loves these especially about super mecha soldiers and zombie and supernatural
-- Paul on 11/2/2014 8:40:59 PM
Really great story, I went through many times. I had the community suicide ending, the everyone dead and corrupted files ending, the Miranda virus ending, and the above ground death ending.
-- John on 11/2/2014 3:49:52 PM
This was one of the best interactive stories I have ever played! The story was fantastic, the choices were great! Overall I had a blast playing this wonderful story.
I hope that you consider making more of these and I wish you all the best in the future!
-- Macauley Crichton on 11/1/2014 3:15:46 PM
it was good
-- BOB on 10/26/2014 2:19:50 AM
Cool story bro.
Seriously though, it was a good story, though the incessant cussing is sort of a turnoff.
on 10/25/2014 1:46:18 AM
I began this story with the idea of it being a traditional post-apocalyptic story. Not at all, such a wonderful adventure and I truly felt involved and felt myself taking a little while longer to choose my next action. I loved every minute of it!
on 10/25/2014 12:04:39 AM
Like it a lot good twist turns kinda gave me that fallout feel
-- kyle haggie on 10/24/2014 5:50:28 AM
I dunno what else to say..I read all your story including at other website.Keep up the bloody good work.Always looking forward for your new story.Why dont you keep updating your old story?Add more ending and choice?Just a suggestion but I seriously pray and hope u do it^^
on 10/22/2014 4:45:17 AM
ya ya ya... I'm Lorde. This one was ok.
-- Lorde on 10/17/2014 11:33:09 AM
Love the game had fun with it but through out there were typos like jack became jake at the end and small stuff but other than that love love loved it.
-- Anthony on 10/14/2014 5:12:14 AM
Too many bad words. But excellent story otherwise!
-- Me on 10/11/2014 8:58:22 PM
Very nicely written and atmospheric. Great development in character through interactions with other well-created characters as well. The paths are very different so it's got a great replay value and the endings are fleshed out so they're not sudden, but rather satisfying. A definite must-play which left me wondering about what I'd do in the case of a nuclear war or apocalypse.
on 10/8/2014 9:53:01 PM
Overall, good story. Lots of run-on sentences though!
-- Vic on 10/7/2014 1:11:09 AM
wow the stories was just amazing, i realy enjoied the diferend endings that you could chose, great story,i`m glad i had the opportunity to read it, and keep up the good work ^^
-- joão on 10/6/2014 4:15:13 PM
Ill be honest, i like it. but there is a bit to much reading for my liking
-- Kyle on 10/5/2014 2:51:11 PM
Very well done with a lot of different story arcs depending on your choices. Dialogue is a little stilted at times and the F bomb is overused but these are very minor complaints.
-- Alex on 10/2/2014 11:03:06 AM
i was hopeing to explore the world in this but Miranda hacked me.
-- eddy on 9/28/2014 12:19:25 AM
The writing style is certainly... Interesting.
-- Anonymous on 9/27/2014 3:36:55 PM
I'm not sure why you think I'm pissed off at you Corvo.
Unless you're talking about listing hints, which doesn't mean anything to me since it isn't the first time somebody has done it in the comments section, in fact I've done it myself a few times for this very story.
on 9/27/2014 2:35:16 PM
I just got the other 3 epilogues. 'Epilogue 1' really surprised me. Completely based off of romance. Nice.
Btw, I'm gonna give a hint.
'Epilogue 4' is attained by going to the city.
'Epilogue 3' is attained by going to work.
'Epilogue 2' is attained by going to the community shelter.
And 'Epilogue 1' is attained by going to the special shelter.
I'm sorry, Endmaster, if I pissed you off, but I had a pretty damn hard time getting 'Epilogue 1', so I just wanted to throw some hints out there.
on 9/27/2014 12:57:56 PM
After I read Necromancer (Which, in my opinion, is the best story-game here), I was rather... Skeptical about this story, seeing as how Necromancer had you delve in-to the realistic characters and feel proud when you successfully changed the surroundings around you... Save, this was like in opposite order. The epic scale was also there, and it had me waste 4 hours just to get to the 'Epilogue 3'. I still haven't played the others epilogues, but my god.
As far as I could see, there were hardly ANY grammatical, or spelling errors. There was only, on average, one error per 2 pages, which I'd say is about 1 in every thousand words. Pretty damn impressive.
You also have things that simply pop out, and surprise you in various ways. Such as... Nah, I'm not gonna spoil it, but there were a couple things in there that got me, in the 'Epilogue 3' path alone.
Over-all, 8/8, would buy this on the iTunes store. You should try it, bro. And, now that I've tasted the great flavor this story had to offer, I'm gonna check some others... Hope they're just as epic.
on 9/26/2014 5:42:34 PM
Very good story and the pictures really help set the tone.
-- Noah on 9/24/2014 6:03:07 PM
Man thats fucked up
-- Karim on 9/24/2014 11:05:20 AM
Cool bro add zombiez next time
-- Bacon on 9/21/2014 1:07:38 PM
cool plot and a nice epilogue! just like most of your works! :)
-- shayan on 9/20/2014 12:54:17 PM
I really enjoyed this!! I loved the fallout theme and it also sort of had a walking dead / road warrior feel as well. Very good. Would love to see the story continued further!!!!!!!
-- Michael on 9/17/2014 11:36:05 PM
Totally love the story... my character finally resting in the end always bring a tear in my eyes
-- jacob on 9/17/2014 9:06:16 AM
I think the writing was fantastic, and the variety of choices and the extremely varying paths the story can take took a lot of work, I can tell. My only gripe is the main character. It seems like (at least in the routes I played through) he's a massive asshole, even where he has no cause to be. And I have no problem with swearing in stories; I've used it in plenty of my own, but I feel like there was a swear every other sentence in this story, which for me, is pushing it a bit, almost to the point of disturbance. But that's my only gripe. The positives far outweigh the negatives in this story, so fantastic job.
on 9/16/2014 7:38:17 PM
one word, terrific
-- josh on 9/16/2014 3:57:34 PM
This is great. Very reminiscent of Fallout. I don't think it needs to be 7/8, however. I didn't see any explicit sex, or overly gory violence.
on 9/14/2014 8:31:35 PM
Love a good survival tale
-- Jason Boone on 9/14/2014 4:53:25 PM
So many possible things!
-- sleepless reeader on 9/13/2014 6:39:38 AM
this is frikkin amazing , round 2 begins now!
-- christian harris on 9/10/2014 12:38:08 AM
Great game! Very interesting and I am going back through to find another ending.
on 9/9/2014 6:51:23 PM
I don't like reading but this I could keep on reading.
-- Jacob on 9/9/2014 1:04:28 AM
Well... I just got eaten by barbarians after GLaDOS kicked me out of a bomb shelter so... that was pretty cool.
on 9/8/2014 9:37:26 PM
Interesting story. The main character's set and self-serving personality was both appropriate and different. As usual, now that I've found one epilogue, I'll have to return to the apocalypse to find the others-the mark of a talented author and solid writing. Well done! Thanks!
on 9/8/2014 4:39:31 PM
got about 3 choices in before the main character raped a girl. oh, but don't worry, she ended up "liking it." i don't care that it's fictional, there's really no situation where that line of thinking is acceptable. no thanks. excuse me while i vomit all over the writer's delusions. can't fathom why this is one of the sites top stories
on 9/7/2014 12:44:56 AM
Could have been expanded... I especially want to know what happens after I leave the shelter. Also, did the main character have to be so rude?
on 9/6/2014 12:38:28 PM
My first game on here and it was amazing! I felt as though I was in some sort of weird Fallout text based universe. I really recommend it!
on 9/5/2014 10:37:34 AM
I just played it again and got another epilogue. This is one of my favorite stories.
on 9/3/2014 7:14:50 PM
I liked it, I got one of the special endings.
on 9/2/2014 8:46:49 PM
the main character is mean. good game
on 9/1/2014 3:04:33 PM
very cool game, I liked it a lot. kinda short as i got a shortish ending but the first few time I played it I tried to be all Uber Hacker on it and died, but this time i finally left the shelter
on 8/31/2014 7:46:40 PM
Wow...absolutely brilliant. Just wow. Five post-apocalyptic survivors, conversing purely by internet? What a brilliant recipe. Love the ending where (spoiler!) you leave your shelter to try and find RockerChick20.
on 8/30/2014 6:34:50 PM
definitely harder than I expected but it was good, except for the fact that the character is a complete asshole
-- alex on 8/27/2014 4:20:47 PM
So fucking good :)
worth a read
on 8/26/2014 7:29:55 PM
A great adventure, and with so many well written paths that intertwine its hard not to become engrossed. If you have played once you will want to do it again, because it only gets better each time. My thanks to EndMaster for taking the time to create this rich playground and the staff at chooseyourstory.com for makeing this posable.
-- HairyHeartsmith on 8/23/2014 1:12:07 PM
I escaped the shelter! Finally haha
on 8/22/2014 10:44:45 AM
Would ordinarily be eight out of eight, but it was SO linear.
on 8/21/2014 7:14:05 PM
I have gotten all the epilogs so I can lay this game to rest
on 8/21/2014 7:13:01 AM
*This comment may contain spoilers* (it does) Wow, once again another great written story but I felt the whole lone wolf theme ruined some potential choices but other than that no complaints. I believe my favorite ending was becoming the mutant emperor with the great legacy and all.
-- Jay on 8/18/2014 8:30:56 AM
Enjoyed it! Thank you.
-- :) on 8/18/2014 7:00:35 AM
I liked it
-- The Dude on 8/17/2014 2:44:30 PM
This was the first game I read on this site, and the one that made me want to write my own story. This story is freaking nice as fuck.
on 8/17/2014 12:46:47 PM
on 8/15/2014 10:38:32 PM
It was a fantastic game 11/10
on 8/14/2014 8:30:14 AM
Its ok I guess, not the best...
-- NU guy on 8/12/2014 12:27:18 AM
Wow, I really enjoyed this. This was my first time using this site and I spent hours on this story. Keep up the good work.
-- Mali on 8/9/2014 6:53:47 PM
good options but sometimes not enough information about the surrounding things, (for example how many man/soldiers/mutants) or the fact that you live in the city!
but that might just be me since i grew up in a small town.
-- CD on 8/8/2014 5:19:53 PM
Tried to pull off an Eddard Stark, got my girlfriend and me killed. Died Laughing 10/10 would rebel again.
on 8/8/2014 5:48:43 AM
Incredible game and wonderfully told narrative that keeps you going up until the very end, very sweet in parts and very sentimental in others I thoroughly enjoyed my experience playing this game I would love to see more games like this.
-- Brandon Sands on 8/4/2014 9:23:13 PM
I liked the multiple endings for the choices you made at the beginning. It could have used a lot more choices though-there was a lot of text and not as much actions you could do (being in the shelter opened slightly more choices.)
-- Kat on 8/4/2014 7:49:10 PM
All hail the glorious Atom Alliance!
-- Atom on 8/4/2014 11:44:05 AM
on 7/31/2014 4:59:53 AM
Perfect. Every scenario is full of suspense and emotion. Very well excited and brilliant!
on 7/30/2014 6:41:14 PM
I loved it! The ambient was great and the characters really grow on you. I think I'll replay this over and over to see all the endings. :D
on 7/24/2014 10:20:27 PM
it was oretty damn good, that is all.
-- Gozno on 7/24/2014 10:02:33 AM
This is an excellent work of art honestly. I just wish the ending was a bit different. Maybe after killing Elliot the guy could've controlled the chaos and announced himself as leader. Either way, the story was entertaining all the same. Thank you.
-- Paris on 7/23/2014 10:03:28 PM
i like it alot
on 7/23/2014 1:20:44 AM
This story's pretty amazing and i loved all the different ways it could go. I went through it a few different times and it absolutely amazed me how each decision braanched off into a whole unique and well-written new story. I haven't tried every desicion yet but I plan too soon :)
-- Sam on 7/18/2014 12:07:42 AM
-- furry friend on 7/17/2014 10:14:00 PM
I think I got the best ending, actually... And really pleased with the way it wrapped up! I do wish it were a lot longer, but seeing the shelter and people advance and mature after the time skips was really involving. Excellent work! :D
on 7/13/2014 5:28:07 PM
Ok man i also had 2 endings n all i can say bout endmasters stories they r pessimistic as all hell but wtf id fun plating it
-- ni on 7/12/2014 11:41:28 PM
all right, this is like fallout mixed with zombie survival guide (the orgy party at least), but good job there !
on 7/9/2014 8:30:31 PM
I have gotten 2 of the 4 epilogue ending and I'm still trying any help for me to get the other ones
-- priryan123 on 7/7/2014 10:49:14 PM
I don't like how you automatically start off male? I would like an option to choose your gender.
-- Nano on 7/4/2014 7:34:37 PM
I loved it. This is probably the best story game I have played yet. It's realistic, open minded, and quite descriptive. I look forward to checking out your other ones
on 7/1/2014 3:23:04 PM
Man, that was AWESOME! Seriously, the best game I've played so far! Well...A little behind Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto, but still, an amazing game! =)
-- Mike on 6/27/2014 1:28:56 AM
Good... Like the great Fallout series :D
-- Peter on 6/24/2014 9:20:18 AM
6/8 played it again and went for the public shelter didn't kill anyone and then had the jane kid let me out
-- hunter on 6/24/2014 1:24:00 AM
8/8 I beat it also headed for becky and I like the fallout references and the idea is from fallout huh?
-- hunter on 6/24/2014 1:09:47 AM
This was amazing I loved how deep the story went and how it managed to reference other branches of choices. Like the Elliot thing and how it's referenced while you are atomic alliance officer.
-- Adomaster on 6/20/2014 4:31:29 PM
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-- Misty on 6/15/2014 2:43:49 AM
I've been sitting down for 2 hours just trying to get a better ending than the other endings I've been getting and I'm pretty much satisfied with the ending I got. I do wish Paul, Mark, and Xavier didn't have to die though...
on 6/11/2014 8:25:00 PM
If at all possible, could you continue the Becky plot after the reader makes it out of the shelter. A journey to find her would be neat. :)
on 6/10/2014 5:49:08 AM
Wow just wow that ending was well played. Eliza ending
on 6/8/2014 3:00:23 PM
Not bad. :-)
on 6/4/2014 1:09:28 PM
I'm really not sure if I got a/the good ending, is escaping with your life and family good?
on 6/1/2014 4:31:06 PM
After an hour and 24 minutes, many restarts and "damn, wrong choice!" moments. I finally reached the best ending. (I think)
All I'm going to say is that this was a fucking fantastic adventure.
-- Rodrigo on 5/31/2014 4:27:27 AM
Loved this book, I recommend it to anyone who can read.
-- Nuke Warrens on 5/27/2014 2:39:33 AM
Interesting characters. I tried guessing what would happen next. Good story.
on 5/26/2014 11:15:34 PM
Wow. This is amazing. I started 5 hours ago. I just got all of the endings. I loved it. A few minor spelling mistakes, but it didn't diminish the experience at all.
on 5/26/2014 8:20:08 PM
One of my favorite stories on the site. Great job.
on 5/24/2014 9:58:44 PM
Great game! Most of it was very very gripping and kept me interested in the story. I did notice some miss spells but not too much. Harry may have personally annoyed me but that may have been what you were going for with his character. By the way, I really enjoyed the special shelter story line. It was simply fantastic. I loved how the characters were living in seperate areas and talked through some sort of chat room. It was very interesting and cool! Just like this game.
on 5/22/2014 1:17:44 AM
Very nice story, it very much felt as though I was truly there and
Even had me feeling guilty at times. (Ok not that big of a spoiler) I wish it had been a bit longer, but perhaps I just got a shorter ending.
-- Rickles on 5/19/2014 9:13:50 PM
This was a wonderfully written story!!! It took me a while to find an epilogue, but I liked the other endings as well.
on 5/18/2014 11:10:57 AM
on 5/17/2014 5:37:32 PM
This story left me so wet
-- Doug SMith on 5/15/2014 3:14:05 PM
-- Boericson on 5/14/2014 7:54:59 PM
Best story I've read (played?) so far. Still working on getting epilogue one.
on 5/13/2014 2:20:26 PM
That was great
-- omegaman23 on 5/10/2014 1:10:08 PM
Amazing story. Got all four endings. Especially loved the mutant ending.
-- wriju on 5/10/2014 6:16:39 AM
Another great game from Endmaster. Very detailed. Plenty of "true" endings...just kinda wish you could've had that threesome. JK. 8/8
on 5/9/2014 11:49:43 PM
Absolutely loved the ending! The environment and atmosphere described through some of the many choices (a lot which don't lead to a dead end, which I in general hate) really gives off the whole apocalyptic/new world theme. I recommend this to ALL who love long-lasting stories/games. And to you endmaster, you did yet another great story! (Keep the work up!)
on 5/8/2014 11:23:30 PM
Really good game! There are many endings, much more detailed than other stories. The author really spent time on this story. No wonder its on the front page! I would give this 10/10!
on 5/7/2014 3:46:22 AM
Really good I felt really proud at the end when Sirus was speaking in the bar! Amazing
-- Wilko on 5/2/2014 5:31:44 PM
ye have an amazing game here! the "chat room" speech should've been spaced out between each person's individual comments to make it easier to read & easier on the person's eyes, & it would certainly help to get the choice of which options to take into the special shelter & to have an armory in it with the choice of what to take from it if going outside (& this can also lead to advancing the storyline beyond the shelter), & it would've been better to have more in depth interactions (& quantity of them) between the other "chat room" people. other than this, AMAZING storyline & after I finished it felt like a great accomplishment & having the feeling of just finishing a long epic story that spans lifetimes in a small story (very few can make a story that becomes epic & this certainly has become such).
-- James L. Taylor on 4/30/2014 10:29:31 PM
It was to long to read so I didn't and I just clicked on random things but then I felt bad and gave you an ok reading and it did want to leave my email. Also it was a cool web site but I saw better and I also saw worst so it was ok that's why I gave you an ok rate a four
-- Fleeb on 4/30/2014 1:51:58 PM
Amazing! By far one of the very best story games on the site.
-- MeisterGull on 4/30/2014 10:18:18 AM
Great Game/Story! The daughter and father bit was pretty surprising and cool at the same. :) 10/10
on 4/29/2014 9:17:59 AM
It was everything I expected and more, a true masterpiece where none of your choices can be said to be "bad". Dual morality, interesting character development, great touches of realism, and a glimpse at human nature. The only "bad" thing about it would be typos, but it still did not stop me from enjoying myself for about a couple of hours now. I'd be happy to help fix those spelling mistakes to make this story the best it can be
-- WenchBoy on 4/26/2014 11:18:51 AM
I'm italian but it didn't block me from discovering a great story!
-- Ste on 4/24/2014 10:10:10 AM
Very good story!
on 4/23/2014 1:52:08 AM
This is quite a game. I loved the realistic turn of events when I died.
on 4/22/2014 5:20:26 PM
on 4/22/2014 4:49:02 PM
So many paths to take, so many different story lines. I loved it.
on 4/21/2014 10:31:20 AM
It didn't tell me if I died or lived just that I had a place to go to!!
-- AgentZ2 on 4/20/2014 8:37:55 PM
You-re good. Keep going.
on 4/16/2014 9:54:29 AM
Don't attempt another of these stories. Nope. Don't.
-- Emmet on 4/16/2014 6:36:05 AM
This was interesting and I enjoyed it a lot. Keep up the good work. ;)
-- wgree84 on 4/14/2014 10:22:05 PM
I love the images from fallout!
-- Aldubaran on 4/12/2014 6:40:23 PM
Yet again A Masterpiece by the EndMaster. We salute your story telling abilities!
on 4/10/2014 6:37:13 AM
ChooseYourStory/Ground Zero was an amazing interactive story/game. I thought it it was a pretty creative way to get the player to feel empathy towards their character and immersed in the story.
-- Jeanetter on 4/7/2014 5:36:34 PM
Just awesome. Im new to this genre and this was prwtty intense.
-- Carlos on 4/5/2014 1:50:20 PM
Flawless, if some plots weren't written as far as they could have gone. Lovely game. Lovely story.
-- The Colonel on 4/4/2014 12:41:20 PM
Almost every scene has him dying...
-- lol on 4/3/2014 8:27:18 PM
This story is VERY well written, has a nice plot and interesting outcomes to various choices. Although i died many times (about 6) i really loved my epilogue (2). The story ends very nicely and even when you die without an epilogue it's still cool. I would recommend Ground Zero to anyone!
on 3/28/2014 10:56:36 PM
Really loved it, played it multiple times to get different endings and they were all really interesting and intricate. I always enjoy a good post apocalyptic story. A plus was that there were some similarities to fallout, love that game. Make more stories!
on 3/27/2014 9:57:53 AM
on 3/26/2014 11:10:17 PM
The ending where you get eaten by dogs needs to be taken out and you need to make it to the city, and other stuff, die in a shoutout when you found a gun and you kill 10+ people before tyou die, the rest of the details is up to you
-- Nicholas on 3/25/2014 11:50:00 AM
Great game! Sad when Marina dies and all.
-- Pleier on 3/23/2014 8:03:45 AM
Great stuff; I'm impressed how many branching storylines there were. Lots of the "dead ends" have a lot of plot behind them, and overall it's very well-written. If only the whole thing were a bit longer!
on 3/21/2014 3:04:33 PM
Not bad, but too short.
-- global on 3/21/2014 7:58:58 AM
love the game especially ending,
on 3/19/2014 10:56:54 AM
I liked it alot... I wish I knew if he managed to make it to Becky's place!! I love a good love interest! Becky was very compelling and made a perfect love interest/romance subplot.
on 3/17/2014 3:13:41 PM
I wished the story had an option to work with the gov and salvage the situation.
-- jackoustop on 3/17/2014 1:59:03 AM
Wow!!!! This game is brilliant!! I don't understand how the author was able to create so many differnt storylines and twists, but every choice has a consequence and each time the story plays out differently. I've Been playing for about an hour now, restarting the game each time I reach the end, and each time I make a different decision, the events that follow continue to surprise me and keep me interested. It has happy, sad, scary and sweet/feel-good endings and twists, and I am in awe of this game and the author who has such a creative and vivid imagination. I thought that "The Walking Dead" game was amazing, but it has nothing on this game. I've only played out about 20 scenarios and there are still a couple more that I haven't tried. Will be doing that for the rest of the night :) Thank you for this game!!!!
-- LostInParadise on 3/15/2014 10:10:34 PM
I read every single outcome. Epic story line.
-- Mike on 3/14/2014 7:30:07 PM
Epic story bro!
-- Tyler on 3/13/2014 10:49:39 PM
It's a great game. I recommend it!
on 3/9/2014 7:10:10 PM
on 3/9/2014 12:36:12 PM
THIS IS SUUUUUUU Awesome And Fun I like it!! But IT was Hard too
on 3/7/2014 11:30:43 PM
I love this game! I love how it's so long and the writing is so good. I'm starting to think you are actually an author.
on 3/7/2014 10:33:20 AM
This is. The best of any of End!asters creation.
on 3/5/2014 12:58:01 PM
Man, i had a lovley time reading this book, my ending was where i died with my robot. how many endings are there?
on 3/5/2014 1:36:17 AM
Not a very good plot and REALLY innaproperiate. Besides that it's really good. I would rate it a 5.
on 3/4/2014 4:50:44 PM
-slow clap- Excellent game. You never disappoint, Endmaster.
on 2/25/2014 10:01:19 AM
I enjoyed it a lot, very much like a modern day sci-fi World war two setting, it was majestic in it's own little way, and definetly had that spark to make it amazing.
on 2/21/2014 5:44:56 AM
Wow... I finally completed what I'm sure is the "winning" ending and I've gotta say... It was amazing! In all honesty though, the other branches in the beginning all kinda sucked. They all seemed extremely short in comparison and no matter what, you were screwed either way. But I guess that's how nuclear apocalypse works right? But never mind that! Overall, it's one of my favorites! Great storygame! Play it or live in eternal ignorance!
on 2/20/2014 3:39:08 PM
Good first run
-- Sam on 2/20/2014 3:18:18 AM
Play it, its amazing, no other words necessary.
-- bob on 2/14/2014 6:00:16 AM
Great story! I got the bad endings, but after i tried a few hundred times, i finally got a good ending!
Keep up the good work!
-- The survivor on 2/11/2014 2:35:09 PM
Absolutely brilliant. I wish I could give it a higher rating.
on 1/29/2014 2:34:34 AM
Over all, after playing the game several times over time, I'd have to give this a 6. It's a lot of fun, and well worth the time spent on it, but there are too many endings that could have been better. So many things are left undone, and in the end, you really only have a few choices to make during each scene. Sure, it branches out a lot over-all, but when you only have so many options. It could have been much, much bigger than it was.
on 1/24/2014 4:06:16 PM
mad fun, yo
-- yes on 1/23/2014 9:27:11 AM
Horrible game all you do is stick to urself no matter wat u choose... oh and take others bullshit
on 1/19/2014 7:24:36 PM
just finished this my second time, first time i got ep 2, this time ep 3, i really enjoyed this game and wish for you to continue there storys in the future! haha thanks for a good read
on 1/19/2014 8:03:27 AM
My ending was epic, mechanics, well written a very thrilling story I loved it
on 1/17/2014 8:12:52 AM
I loved it through and through. Very detailed. I couldn't help but play all the different paths.
on 1/12/2014 6:44:50 AM
I have played it so many times. I love all the endings.
-- Cecelia on 1/6/2014 3:20:19 AM
Okay, I failed. In my last comment, I thought this was somebody other than EndMaster. I failed so freaking hard. XP
on 1/5/2014 3:53:45 PM
Hehe. It took me three months, but I finally got an epilogue. XD
Keep this up, Author, and you may even come to surpass EndMaster for my favorite text-based game creator!
on 1/5/2014 3:51:24 PM
This is awesome! I died the first time, tried again, & it made my night :)
-- Lwis on 1/5/2014 4:07:37 AM
A good fun game with a good story line. Wish you could lie a little more thought.
on 1/3/2014 11:03:04 AM
on 1/2/2014 10:22:50 PM
Feel sad for xavier
on 12/31/2013 3:47:55 AM
Woah I just got all 4 epilouges! I give you a 5 just for the length and apparent hard work put into this. But in all seriousness this was an amazing story. Though some of the deaths seemed to occur through random "accidents" or coincidences, it really only needed to follow the simple logic; pussy out now, you're going to pay for it in the future. And LOGIC!
on 12/20/2013 11:47:12 PM
Holy shit, this main character is a psycho
-- Dano the mano on 12/19/2013 4:24:06 AM
This game was very well made, numerous outcomes that make you want to replay for more.
on 12/16/2013 12:42:46 AM
I now feel that I could survive a nuclear apocalypse. And also get laid by a hot girl named Nina :P
on 12/15/2013 3:08:26 PM
W00T finished on my first try with a good ending
on 12/2/2013 9:54:41 PM
I died. With eliza. Not with Becky and shitting Miranda. Wow.
-- RabbitSeason on 12/2/2013 6:10:19 AM
Asome!best game in a long time:) Ends without any warning, i get a map, go to the surface and go on my way to find the stupid place, then ends randomly, good game dont get me wrong.
-- cool game on 11/26/2013 10:09:12 PM
Interesting, the author must have a pretty weird sense of humor.
on 11/25/2013 9:01:43 PM
Loved this story, one of the best I've read here
on 11/24/2013 11:02:39 AM
beautifull I just remained in history for changin the world to the mutants side...
on 11/23/2013 5:33:37 AM
Excellent story man.
-- CordozarF on 11/23/2013 3:37:38 AM
-- sara on 11/22/2013 1:04:27 PM
Pretty good fun to play
-- Zac on 11/16/2013 8:42:26 PM
Yup, this story took me to another place alright.
on 11/16/2013 12:42:28 PM
Nice work: great atmosphere and writing. Good replay value (going to replay it now).
-- notled on 11/14/2013 1:40:34 PM
Loved it, very Fallout-y, hence the Fallout icons on almost every page lol. Definitely recommending this to a few people.
-- ThatBassistK on 11/11/2013 10:47:51 PM
spend hours on this one truly a masterpiece!
-- Däniel on 11/11/2013 2:03:40 PM
Love your work immensely, loved playing as the evil bastard in the story and always put an evil grin to my face, hahaha. Loved it and hope to see something good as this!
-- Darthy on 11/11/2013 6:44:52 AM
f-ing amazing. The special endings were generally very touching and held more interest than any of the old CYOA books i ever read as a kid. Should be a published author.
on 11/8/2013 3:18:21 AM
-- cvb v on 10/31/2013 10:24:03 AM
Man im a jerk in this story
-- Pugboy on 10/30/2013 11:53:35 PM
It was a very good game with choices that felt meaningful. It was very interesting to see how the situation changed and developed over the course of years.
However, I did sometimes feel that the actions of the main character were forced, such as when he votes for Ron or when he shoots himself in one ending. It would have been nice to have some sort of choice in these situations.
on 10/30/2013 11:31:33 AM
I mean i can only imagine how long it takes yo make these but it wasnt as long as i hoped for it to be.
-- LegitPickles on 10/28/2013 5:43:03 PM
It was great! Write more similar to this! :)
on 10/25/2013 6:55:30 PM
It was fun. I enjoyed it.
-- Nick on 10/25/2013 5:50:43 PM
So I created this account today because I found this story :)
on 10/24/2013 4:55:49 PM
Which one didn't you get? I'll give a general guide since I'm not sure which one you're trying to find.
One is in the Experimental Shelter (Turn off the net and talk to someone much closer)
One is in the Community Shelter (Develop more of a community spirit)
One is in the Compound (Stick with Marina and eventually become more of a leader)
One is in the City (Head to the city and embrace mutant destiny)
on 10/22/2013 8:10:12 PM
Great game overall. But some of the choices end up leading you to die without any warning whatsoever. It's feels like you just need to be lucky to end up picking the right one.
Also sometime the cusing seems a bit too much.
Anyway so far I've finished 3 of the 4 endings but I can't seem to find the last one. Could someone give me some sort of hint or clue to get all the epilogues pls Ty. :D
on 10/22/2013 12:32:47 PM
Very cool and addictive storygame
on 10/22/2013 10:20:16 AM
on 10/21/2013 8:14:02 PM
The protagonist has no charisma or sympathetic traits whatsoever. He's just a foul-mouthed obnoxious asshole, and I didn't care if he lived or died.
-- Some Guy 1294 on 10/20/2013 9:17:16 PM
This is such an amazing story!!!
on 10/16/2013 11:01:25 PM
Great story! I love it! :D
on 10/16/2013 1:43:11 PM
Probably the best CYOA story I have ever read
on 10/14/2013 6:39:29 PM
Great story, as soon as I saw they named the town "New Haven" I went "really? wow" I love how it had a combination of Fallout and Borderlands. I wish in the experimental shelter you would go to the surface and find a pet or something.
-- Harmphrey on 10/12/2013 8:50:37 PM
Really good storyline.
on 10/11/2013 9:29:00 PM
it is a interesting gamebook, but the ending didn't say what happened after the character and his wife and kid after they went to the surface. Did they make it or what?
-- Lucas on 10/10/2013 6:20:40 PM
Is there any way to give this a 9?
on 10/10/2013 10:22:19 AM
Very well done. Way too much unnecessary cussing though, but other than that, nice job.
on 10/8/2013 6:06:48 PM
Fantastic game, one of the best on the site for sure.
on 10/2/2013 11:33:19 AM
Woo hoo, I get to play as a homophobic asshole that makes all these terrible decisions I'm between the actual decisions you get to make!
-- Some guy on 10/2/2013 2:34:35 AM
Love the story's in this game and love see more story games like this
on 9/28/2013 11:36:58 AM
Was an interesting result, but the guy was a total jerk
-- rowena on 9/26/2013 7:45:34 PM
actually brought me to tears....well done..very well done
on 9/24/2013 11:20:24 AM
It's a crime this isn't 8/8.
on 9/22/2013 8:25:45 AM
Very entertaining story! Bravo! Now then, if ONLY I would've bought one of those bomb shelters...lol ;-)
-- Maurice Cohen on 9/17/2013 7:14:43 PM
Very interesting! However, I'd like to decide whether I start shooting people or not...otherwise, I loved it!
-- MZ on 9/15/2013 11:37:35 PM
Really Really good
-- Sean on 9/9/2013 3:35:37 PM
great.. really really great. 10/8
on 9/9/2013 1:24:10 PM
Amazing story! Was able to play again and again without getting bored.
on 9/3/2013 9:32:22 PM
Great story, thoroughly enjoyed it and was almost engulfed in the story. It's so good, I may consider playing it again. :D
on 9/2/2013 11:24:03 PM
Really well thought out storyline. I've gone through every possible path. I really like how the stories fit into each other. The reuse of characters, like Damon the thug. All the epilogues really give you a sense of closure on that particular story arc. By far the best story I've read so far.
-- Al on 9/2/2013 11:10:38 PM
that was a fuckin awesome story but it could have not gone by that quickly. Also it should have eventually gone out to a city or something where you have to make some hard decisions but i guess thats for the advanced stories.
-- Gswagger97 on 8/31/2013 11:10:21 PM
This is currently my favorite game, lets see how well Eternal II comes out though =)
on 8/31/2013 9:15:16 AM
Absolutely fantastic! Well-written and thrilling!
on 8/30/2013 5:52:23 PM
-- jake on 8/28/2013 12:47:24 PM
I like the long perspective, and I like how many different personalities the same person can develope into is shown. Great potential for heroism, villainy, and leadership all wrapped up in one package.
Personally I enjoy the heroism most, but each perspective is very well done, and there's multiple routes for all tastes.
on 8/27/2013 9:26:27 AM
-- Dylan on 8/23/2013 8:35:10 PM
There are 4 epilogues.
on 8/16/2013 6:46:22 AM
Good as usual. How many epilogues are there, anyways?
on 8/15/2013 7:01:36 PM
Great game, once again, Endmaster has risen to the occasion, and preformed superbly.
Noticeably not as many options with this one compared to Eternal...
(although he could have made this one first, not sure) I managed to find 3 of the four endings, and have to say I am slightly sad that I wasnt able to get an ending for both the Special Bunker or for the Insane murderer/GangLeader... Which is a shame, but I guess the endings main theme is to see what impact you left on the world through your offspring... *sigh*
My first play through ended up with me heading out to meet my fellow survivor in a specialized bunker.... Like how open ended everything was, although when playing I felt that it was more than just a little inspired by the Fallout series... not that that's bad or anything, just an observation. (although the pictures were nice!)
Had to rate it slightly lower than Eternal for the Endings...
-- Who really cares? on 8/14/2013 5:40:04 AM
Very good story. It takes a couple questionable turns, but all-in-all it was a fun ride! The character dialogue, especially in the beginning, is very real. It made me feel as if I was actually reading a conversation between two very real people. Without spoiling anything, after the exposition, the characters become pretty confined. And I mean that literally. I found myself wishing for more of an adventure, but I highly recommend this story.
on 8/13/2013 4:02:13 PM
Well written, as far as I could see there was no spelling mistakes or anything and more important it was extremely fun, thank you for writing it and giving me the chance to play it.
on 8/13/2013 1:09:30 AM
I went through every option after i got the best ending with the epilogue. This is a great read for newcomers!
-- Ecass on 8/12/2013 9:55:25 PM
Amazing. Just, amazing.
-- Anon on 8/11/2013 12:28:10 PM
Funny, well written and original! C'est très bon! Spent sooo much time searching for the four epilogues, the hours were worth it :) 8/8
-- Kwism1127 on 8/8/2013 7:41:49 AM
dear god that was fantastic absolutly my top 5 it must have been an extrordinarily dificult feat i solute whoever made this
on 8/4/2013 2:17:43 PM
Still great I love all the endings
on 8/1/2013 3:44:07 AM
Beautiful story with a few Fallout and Borderlands references here and there. I sure hope there's a sequel in the near future.
-- Myles da Man on 7/30/2013 4:34:24 PM
I like the way you incorporate a legacy into the story and a sense that the story continues even when you have finished.
on 7/29/2013 4:46:40 AM
The writing was interesting, and the story overall was good; the problem is that too much of the story wasn't my choice. Too much of the story just 'happened' without my having a say-so in how or why I would do something. An example: I ended up helping the family with the broken leg and left when threatened. I, personally, would have lied and come back to kill them or even would have liked to head to the city or something other than "Leave" or "Stay".
-- Anthony on 7/27/2013 1:44:05 PM
-- evan on 7/27/2013 1:04:25 AM
This is amazing! While not, in my opinion, as wonderful as LoveSICK, it was an intriguing and delightful story none the less. If only my shelter would have had all the porn.. *sigh* well some people have all the luck. Your character development is exceptional, I really felt like I knew my fellow survivors within a few paragraphs.
on 7/23/2013 7:57:13 PM
Nice! You need to add an actual Raider epilogue, where the protagonist builds a raider kingdom.
-- Cyberpunker on 7/23/2013 4:55:14 AM
Definitely an interesting story. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys stories that have multiple possibilities and endings. Honestly if your browsing through this site or have become a member, I believe you are one of these people. This is a must read or play as the case may be.
on 7/23/2013 2:29:37 AM
this adventure gets more interesting the more choices i make.
-- Paul on 7/19/2013 11:17:51 PM
I have so far unlocked two of the epilogues, and although it is sometimes hard to find the path that actually does what you intended to do it is a fun journey, and if you can make more like this that would be great.
-- Paul on 7/19/2013 5:51:46 PM
This is amazing! I got an "good" ending and I did it!
-- Juan on 7/11/2013 5:52:57 PM
Best 6 hours ever!!
-- Spencer on 7/9/2013 8:10:35 AM
Worth every minute, and every page. The story was amazing I had to go through the whole thing twice just to enjoy it properly. Kudos to the author. Excellent game and read.
-- David on 7/7/2013 3:00:06 AM
I really liked this! It was the best "Chose your story" I ever played! I write a bit myself, hope to one day write something as good as this.
-- Jack on 7/7/2013 2:05:28 AM
Thanks, glad to know this story catered to the homosexual community in some way as sometimes my stuff gets accused of doing the opposite.
on 7/3/2013 11:59:25 PM
its kind of gay
on 7/3/2013 9:17:31 PM
It took me a while, but I played through all of the 'Special Shelter' endings, and a few of the 'community shelter' endings, and I have to say, this is one of the best games I've played so far.
Keep up the good work!
on 7/2/2013 1:02:47 PM
Well, I died. It seems like it would have been a fun game otherwise. XD
-- Human on 6/28/2013 9:18:52 PM
The guy's name is quite ironic on the epilogue 3. Anyways, I'm not sure if I got the best ending but it seems like a good one.
-- Sirius on 6/27/2013 1:15:21 PM
this was so good! so many choices. i was glad i finally got the epiloge
on 6/27/2013 7:04:50 AM
I've read a lot of stories on this site and this one is without a doubt the best one.
I can't tell you how many times I've replayed it and I find something new each time.
on 6/18/2013 7:51:01 AM
Interesting but still feels short, maybe i always die too quick
on 6/18/2013 3:37:24 AM
Lots of choices and a fun read. If this could be built up with stuff like inventory, stats, etc it's a great concept!
on 6/16/2013 12:12:43 PM
This was very interesting. I like my crude attitude and frequent grogginess. But partying like it was 1999 was worth it. I recommend this!
-- Lex on 6/16/2013 12:26:08 AM
kinda short but packed with good choices. it needs a sequel.
-- xxx on 6/15/2013 2:57:45 PM
Fantastic. I don't know why so many people are saying they wish the game was longer. I played through to all 4 epilogues and lo ed all the twists and turns and how the stories connected. Great work.
-- wizdum on 6/12/2013 8:07:31 PM
It's nice, little on the short side, but nice!
on 6/10/2013 10:37:09 AM
good story but you have no say in your character creation or personality so your naturally a dick to every body, beside that though its good
-- kabal1199 on 6/7/2013 11:51:14 PM
Pretty fun, probably the better of the games on here
on 6/6/2013 3:35:16 PM
Awesome game! I have played it several times and the only thing that annoys me is that all endings that i fave played end in you getting killed or in a dead end
on 6/6/2013 3:21:26 PM
can you make a part two? the story was great!
-- alex on 5/28/2013 3:51:51 PM
Loved the story, though I think it needs to be extended; would love to meet Becky in person.
-- Michael on 5/27/2013 8:21:41 PM
NOOOO!!!! my family died thats grim
on 5/27/2013 6:25:50 PM
I'd like to know if there are more games similar to this ! Kinda wish I was there. I really lost myself in the story and is the best iv played on here so far . I liked the lack of an inventory and logical choices but there is a quite a few default choices. Great game
on 5/26/2013 7:00:51 PM
Speechless. Utterly mind blowing.
It's absolutely astonishing how this story sheds light on human emotions and never ending resiliency. I'm not usually one to connect with a work of fiction but I really felt as though I just lived my entire life in these mere moments it took for me to read this.
Keep up the spectacular work!
-- Anubeast on 5/25/2013 4:40:14 AM
I got epilogue 3... Spent an entire day playing this, an amazing story no matter what ending you get.. Great job on this! Lots of emotion and sad scenes, RIP Marina :(
-- Zeroinco on 5/23/2013 12:34:49 PM
I didn't get too far, but I would like to try again and not make the same mistakes.
-- Luke on 5/22/2013 10:30:51 PM
Great game! I'm going to have to replay this to see the different scenarios. I died too early! LOL.
-- BeiGo on 5/19/2013 4:01:17 PM
You have created a haunting adventure through a shattered post apocalyptic America. It has been a phenomenal experience!
-- Max B on 5/17/2013 12:35:55 AM
Extremely in depth and thought out story. went through it 4 or 5 times and i still diddnt get all of the story's.
on 5/16/2013 4:43:13 PM
Whoohoo!!! I finally made it lol! Great story. It was really fun and at times frustrating (in a good way). It was awesome, definitely better than Reese's peanut butter cups haha (well on second thought...)
-- Daniel on 5/16/2013 12:40:53 AM
-- JDS on 5/10/2013 7:43:09 PM
Damn, this was a good game!
on 5/2/2013 10:17:33 PM
Amazing cant help ,but to explore every outcome.
on 5/2/2013 6:29:11 PM
I really enjoyed playing.
-- Kilroy McFadden on 5/2/2013 5:34:20 PM
It's epic and awesome,i finished the game with the "proud of heritage" epilogue.
It's just that this could be longer,because it would be more awesome!
on 5/1/2013 10:22:24 AM
I went and played it a bunch of times after my first and I have to say some endings are longer, some shorter still a fantastic book/game
-- TACOSQUIRREL66 on 4/30/2013 2:10:43 AM
Not bad actually pretty fun although could be longer
-- TACOSQUIRREL66 on 4/30/2013 1:17:11 AM
I really enjoyed this.
-- Michelle on 4/28/2013 9:25:20 PM
Too much reading
-- B. Summers on 4/26/2013 6:05:51 PM
I got all endings i cried in the shelter one
-- Andy on 4/26/2013 12:35:37 AM
Awesome. Well written, interesting story.
on 4/23/2013 8:30:53 PM
on 4/23/2013 5:42:29 PM
Got epilogue 3. First time I played, I wasn't that impressed but after being able to actually get somewhere (damn my humanity and conscience) it is really enjoyable and lengthy. Actually what I liked most was that gradually the focus shifted from survival if you so choose, to what you so choose. Definitely love the dynamic feel to the story since a lot are "railroaded"
-- Tyler on 4/22/2013 1:20:25 AM
Best story ever! I only wish it was longer! I'm definitely playing his other stories!
on 4/16/2013 9:50:22 PM
Great game! Very, very , VERY fun! Kudos to you man! This is the first game I've played on this site and I msut say I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-- MasterYster on 4/14/2013 1:11:16 AM
Very deep at points and well thought through
-- Felix on 4/12/2013 3:35:25 PM
the title is crappy,the game is crappy and needs mor pages
-- goodgamer on 4/10/2013 3:43:43 AM
on 4/6/2013 6:54:28 AM
Very enlightening... Dough
-- Duu on 3/31/2013 2:46:59 PM
Great Story! I gave it a 8 and it was very fun and has a deep storyline:D. I actually found three of the four epilogues! staying in the private shelter does have an epilogue btw, But its hard to find ;)
-- Spacemost on 3/30/2013 9:23:09 AM
Very enjoyable. Well put together and thought out. I think more could have gone into the beginning but what is there worked.
on 3/25/2013 11:44:41 PM
Wish I could do the journey to becky :(
-- Sam on 3/24/2013 9:50:16 PM
-- Deam on 3/17/2013 12:23:17 AM
-- Zenith on 3/15/2013 6:10:49 PM
Definetely, one of the best interactive stories I've ever had the pleasure to read. I found myself taking all the paths to see the different outcomes.
The comunity shelter path was specially good.
on 3/13/2013 5:32:07 PM
Yeah the story was okay, but could you put slightly less swearing in it? my er, lil bro was reading over my shoulder and dinner was not that good last night with y parents.
-- karishad on 3/13/2013 6:07:20 AM
-- Joshua on 3/11/2013 2:05:11 PM
This fuckin blows midget dick
-- John Stalls on 3/11/2013 11:38:29 AM
I liked it and it was funny as hell. Had me in tears. Plus a few times i had to say, "Look out! We have bad-ass over here." LOL but over all I loved it.
-- Tristan on 3/11/2013 1:55:15 AM
Holy fuck that was awesome. I'm not usually one for this "massacre" style of story, but that was fucking amazing. Only in CYA stories can I get away with being a cynical bastard that gets a hard-on from licking a dying chick's face.
-- Ryan on 3/10/2013 10:28:41 PM
sick nasty ill my computer is about to die. i love this game, this is all i do.
-- alexa on 3/7/2013 9:57:37 PM
dude this was sick nasty. pick your own ill adventure.
-- alexa on 3/7/2013 9:53:56 PM
This was an incredible story, I am going to play it again after I try a new one!
-- Vince on 3/7/2013 1:12:20 PM
Great story best author ever
-- Someguy on 3/6/2013 11:04:04 PM
i could picture this all going down someday...so real!
on 3/1/2013 10:47:05 AM
awesome, kept me reading... and pressing the back button lol.
-- LoneWolf on 2/28/2013 4:13:13 PM
I FINALLY FINISHED!
I love it. I'm a reader, as well as a writer. This was certainly well done. In fact, I suggest this person attempt to make some sort of profit from his/her skills! Totally enjoyed it, thank you!
It also took up a lot of my time, haha xD
I finished with Epilouge 4, with The Chosen, Hera, triumph and uniting of the mutants, etc.
-- Jobrjo on 2/27/2013 1:53:14 PM
I can sum this story in four words... This. Story. Is. Perfect. It has the right balance of story play and game time, and no choice left me bored, like some others. Also has a great ending!
on 2/26/2013 10:22:13 PM
this was great! i was surfing the internet for no reason and came across this. Then as I kept reading I was getting attached. It was good ride. I loved it! Also got the best ending on the first try. But yeah, this was good.
-- Gomi500 on 2/26/2013 5:28:22 AM
Originally I gave this a six. Post-apocalyptic stories aren't really my thing, so to speak, and the paths I originally took didn't really do much for me. As some people pointed out, your character can be quite the jerk. However, I don't see that as a flaw in the writing so much as it just isn't my personal tastes. The writing, as for all your games, is exemplary (barring the few technical mistakes here and there). While I don't LIKE a lot of swearing, it really does make sense for the time and situation, and I really get the impression you're not walking on eggshells for anyone. I can respect that, even if I personally don't swear and hate being sword at in reality.
Anyhow, I finally got the 'Eliza' ending, and it was beautiful. And I think that's what I love about your works. You present these gritty worlds with horrible people and events in them, and hard choices, but through it all, you still have this magnificent portrayal of beauty and an odd sense of justice also. So, Bravo, Bravo!
on 2/26/2013 4:45:56 AM
i love the way endmaster tells stories it's like the options he gives are some that i'd actually choose it doesn't feel like i'm playing a game i can physically see it like it's actually happening right in front of me its descriptive and realistic and idk i just love it
on 2/24/2013 12:25:13 PM
Nice story man, did some few go backs to finally get the right one (I think) well, whats the right one? I got satisfied on the option of attacking Miranda and going to Becky's shelter, is that the right one?
-- Angelo on 2/24/2013 3:49:57 AM
Great choose your story! Its like the old choose your own adventure books but for adults! Nice work!
-- frank on 2/22/2013 2:50:23 AM
I got through both epilogues and I liked bother but I like the vault ending more cause it was deeper. Great story in all wish there was a sequel like from a different point of view.
-- alec on 2/19/2013 10:16:05 PM
It was really good just wish u had more choice but it was a very good story to introduce one to the choose your own adventure world. Such as my self.
-- Stretch on 2/14/2013 4:24:30 AM
Honestly, I'm not as keen on this one as I have been on other stories by the same author. Still, I was intrigued enough to keep going until I found an epilogue. Wish there was less swearing though.
on 2/13/2013 3:13:23 PM
I thought this was a great little game! I tried several endings and died each and every time, but still enjoyed the adventure!
-- Ang on 2/12/2013 4:07:18 AM
got another epilogue... epilogue 1... i didn't notice this path before..hmm. now, for the 3rd epilogue..
on 2/11/2013 3:29:08 AM
Okay...so is there really a way to "win" through buying a Special shelter? I tried practically everything but I end up dying... So how to get to Becky, eh? Send me a message, please? :) Thanks!
on 2/10/2013 3:45:59 AM
Got one of the epilogues. Wow. Still wondering how he was able to save up money to join the community/buy the Special Shelter.
on 2/9/2013 6:31:54 AM
Interesting game, although a bit short. Like the post apocalyptic theme and the humorous character! In short a good game! I'm off to my second playthrough!
-- Jonathan on 2/8/2013 9:56:57 AM
Very good! I think this is a GREAT game and maybe you could make a 2nd game? It would be nice to see what happens later in the game. I only got one ending, but it is excellent. I like the pictures too. They relate well to the current scene. This game will bring you enlightenment!
on 2/6/2013 9:52:49 PM
I think it's a great game, and I played through several different endings, and I have to say, it's very well done. But in the beginning, I had issues connecting with a character who was such a jerk. Aside from that, I think this is a beautiful game. P.S. Love the Fallout pics.
-- undeadbatman on 2/6/2013 3:22:14 AM
i've not seen an awesome game like this in ages. seriously.
-- patty on 2/3/2013 12:22:52 PM
greatest book ever found all four endings!
on 2/2/2013 1:31:18 PM
i hate this game so much
on 2/1/2013 5:00:59 PM
on 1/31/2013 12:27:12 AM
Definatley got me hooked with all the multiple paths. I found an epilouge which was quite sweet in a strange disturbed way. Still an amasing game and shows the effort of a true writer
on 1/30/2013 5:16:43 PM
Okay the second time round
on 1/30/2013 4:50:12 PM
How the hell do you win ?
on 1/30/2013 4:47:15 PM
Quite good, this. I wouldv've liked a bit more choice than what was offered, but I get that it was a story-centric game. Still, the variety was certainly there so it remained interesting and entertaining, though I didn't really understand the characters motivation for being such an asshole at the beginning. Perhaps with a little back story, but I didn't and couldn't have written something with this much charm and variety. Congrats to the writer.
on 1/30/2013 10:42:33 AM
I thought i'll never see this game again, I've played this game year ago, and i was in love with it. but i forgot the name of the sit, but now I've found it again. So i'm gonna get each and every ending now.
This story is simply awesome, I even go as far to say that this is the best story game i´ve ever read.
What an astounding experiance.
on 1/27/2013 11:20:59 AM
Fun story. I was a little disappointed that there's no wasteland survival part of the story.
-- Falloutfan on 1/27/2013 4:31:52 AM
Finished it four times. I can easily say that it is one of the best cyoa stories.
Strongly recommended for cyoa beginners and cyoa veterans..
on 1/26/2013 3:02:21 PM
This was a good read, and an interesting way to spend some time. I found a few typos, but nothing is perfect. I rated it an eight. Good stuff, but I kind of wish the story continued after the dude left the shelter.
-- Matt Spencer on 1/24/2013 8:19:06 PM
on 1/22/2013 1:20:40 PM
This is my fourth game on this website and omg is it good. I went through all of the endings... And I do mean all. I started this on Friday and it is now 3:30 am on Tuesday. Now granted I didn't do this straight through but still. This series is very well written and strangely enough does have many true different paths for the different people. My first true ending after about three deaths was amazing. This is a novel within novels and takes a great deal of time to enjoy all of its points, but is definitely worth it.
-- Misaka12 on 1/22/2013 3:28:38 AM
Needs more variety and options, it would be more stimulating to be more active in the decision making process.
-- Justin on 1/21/2013 8:08:03 PM
I loved everything about this story I choose it expecting a few seconds of something to consume my time but little did I know that I just unlocked the best freaking choose your story ever I really hope others get this same satisfaction from this story as I did and I hope the author will make more stories like this.
-- Mahdel on 1/21/2013 4:28:49 PM
I am still amazed but I figured I could also say you look pretty bad ass :)
on 1/21/2013 11:55:56 AM
I am amazed that is about all I can say.
on 1/20/2013 7:37:04 PM
One of the best texted based games I've played and the game I've played in a while.
-- Sam on 1/16/2013 4:57:20 PM
Great read! Very in depth game. I really liked how well all of the other factions continued to cross over each path, no matter which path you choose. The endings were pretty varied and creative too. Very well written.
on 1/15/2013 12:30:20 PM
incredible story! Loved every bit, I can't believe how dynamic you were able to make it!
-- Tom on 1/13/2013 9:18:18 PM
Excellent story/game. It borrows from fallout and a few other things but it works well.
-- Andre on 1/11/2013 11:44:44 AM
One of the best choose your own story i read. I staye din the shelter, and in the end i got the computer and shot myself. What a way to go
-- Joshua on 1/10/2013 3:06:23 PM
dogs killed me only real problem i had was that its a bit sadistic
-- edin on 1/8/2013 9:06:53 PM
Wow. Just wow. The ending I just got, brought me on the verge of tears. In a good way. Darn you Sirus!!! Hahahaha!
on 1/8/2013 5:28:50 AM
I loved this IMMENSELY! My first ending, well, (I dont want to spoil it for newbies) Involved me being by myself. And I loved it. I am now exploring all the other endings I can find.
Once again, I loved this IMMENSELY!!
on 1/8/2013 4:43:57 AM
Now there was a story that kept me up all night! I just had to keep going until I found all of the endings. Well done, I'd like to see more from you!
on 1/7/2013 8:28:19 AM
I wish now that you could have one final scene, where becky and you meet and do the f*** thingy to each other.
on 1/1/2013 11:18:37 PM
Interesting story and good writing. Endmaster, you're a real pro. If you please can redirect me to one of your stories I wouldn't like, do so? I think we'd get along well. I am pretty good at writing in swedish, maybe we should work on something.
on 1/1/2013 10:55:24 PM
Too few choices, although the setting and Fallout-ish references are quite interesting.
At most there were two choices to pick from, which is, quite lacking for a Choose-your-own-adventure game.
-- Kiele on 12/31/2012 2:28:51 AM
Incredible game, with believable post-nuclear events and a thrilling storyline. Endmaster, you are the greatest.
-- Alavander on 12/29/2012 11:52:37 PM
-- Vienna on 12/24/2012 9:32:05 PM
awesome all around, i liked the setting, characters and plot! very creative.
on 12/22/2012 12:07:43 PM
Well written. Simple and awesome.
-- John on 12/21/2012 1:26:24 PM
This was awesome, pretty cool to see the slow rise of a civilization.
on 12/16/2012 2:43:39 AM
wow. Just wow I have never found a story as gripping as this one i feel soo happy and i hope there is a sequal for both solitary and family choices! :)
-- Stardust on 12/13/2012 11:13:54 AM
is realy good
-- satsuno on 12/11/2012 2:36:31 PM
I played this game about a billion times before I got an ending that I finally felt good with. All of the endings were good ones, but the one where I was killed by the "mutant bounty hunter" gave me a strange sense of peace.
on 12/5/2012 8:59:42 PM
on 12/2/2012 11:01:27 PM
-- 123 on 12/2/2012 9:41:17 PM
i got the "party hard" ending that was exactly how i would've died... i feel as if i dont even need to continue but i guess ill act paranoid and buy the bomb shelter lol....
-- coke on 11/29/2012 11:22:27 PM
It was a great game I actually played over and over to see everything and if ur reading this u should go through everyway
-- alec on 11/27/2012 9:14:53 PM
Got all 4 endings. I like how all your stories branch out to totally different stories upon earlier choices and grow from there. 8/8
on 11/26/2012 2:17:57 PM
Really good and long!
on 11/25/2012 4:02:32 PM
Too many bad words. All the f words are not needed
-- Michelle on 11/25/2012 11:43:12 AM
3j said right. The best story ever...
on 11/21/2012 10:13:03 PM
new Haven FTW
on 11/21/2012 6:22:27 PM
It is a good story. I have read some of EndMaster's stories before, it is as good as I expected it to be.
on 11/20/2012 5:04:20 PM
I didn't like it.
on 11/17/2012 5:20:08 PM
As I found the Special Shelter Ending I finally realized the true intelligence of Endmaster and every story he wrote. A 9.9 out of 10 and no matter what ending one takes the characters develop nicely and even Shelter/Eliza is an amazing character too.
I highly recommend this to anyone with the time.
-- TheImmortalOmegagoldfish on 11/17/2012 9:54:41 AM
This is another great story by Endmaster (even though he dabbles in fantasy adventure most of the time) the characters develop and every situation has depth
to it as well as almost NO errors or bugs. A 9.9 out of 10 and I recommend this for anyone who wants to be entertained I know I was.
-- TheImmortalOmegagoldfish on 11/17/2012 9:20:41 AM
-- Ben on 11/14/2012 10:00:47 PM
The epilouge made it all worth while
-- thunda5 on 11/14/2012 6:37:01 AM
one of the branches from this story brings me back to "The Book of Lost Things."
-- johnny tomsons on 11/11/2012 2:15:37 AM
This is one of the first games I've played on this site, but definitely the best so far. I like the fact your choices require sensible, logical decision making. It is important that even poor decisions often lead to further choice rather than instant death.
It also makes a change to be able to have your own place and ride out a lot of the trouble, rather than forcing you to constantly wander aimlessly. Nice story game! 8/8
on 11/4/2012 10:17:50 AM
Amazing. I cannot imagine what else I would have done with these three hours. I applaud your innate grasp of complex decisions and their repercussions. All in all a one of a kind, well planned, classic create-your-own-adventure tale!
on 10/28/2012 7:57:41 PM
wow, this is great! is it based on fallout? the cartoon character is the same.
on 10/28/2012 7:22:31 PM
Hahah. Gave me a nostalgia trip when you used pictures from the game wasteland. I really enjoyed this
-- Flamen0d on 10/26/2012 6:07:25 PM
I enjoyed it a lot, but I kinda wished there was more action than just sitting in a bomb shelter reading about how your character gets his freak on before some random lesbian hacks your system and you have to leave.
Other than that 6/10
I think I'll have to play it again to find the other endings.
-- Jack on 10/24/2012 6:26:09 AM
-- Moe on 10/23/2012 1:55:02 AM
this...at least what ive seen, has been rather dull. also for the eternal game i forgot to mention you shouldeve made a map.
-- jake tooze on 10/22/2012 6:51:37 PM
Amazing! Best choose your own adventure type game out there. Just the amount of different interlinked story is astonishing And every one has an epilogue of its own.
on 10/21/2012 9:27:41 AM
First time I've ever done one of these and now I'm addicted! Wife not to happy about it lol
-- Bryon on 10/20/2012 12:52:31 AM
this was brilliant, couldn't put it down. So many different twists. I played until i read all four epilogues. I loved the inter connectivity of the story. If you went with the, it told you about what happened in the second. Then if you went with the second, it told you about what happened in the first. Each one had the human element present. I fell in love, i was betrayed, i knew humanity. The best story on here and i don't want to see one top it.
-- Kris on 10/12/2012 11:30:29 AM
Best so far, it's peppered with swear words, but no more than regular conversation. This story has everything. You go from being attacked to being seduced. I have gone through twice, and am about to go a third time.
-- James on 10/11/2012 11:38:53 PM
i really like the atmosphere, the story telling and the sense of foreboding. you did a great job.
-- samuel pedigo on 10/11/2012 9:22:35 PM
Very fun... I stayed alive!
-- Red on 10/11/2012 8:59:26 PM
Beautiful, raw, believable. This story made me want to survive, not as a means of beating the game, but because I felt it was real. It gives a sense of immersion the degree of which I had yet to encounter on this website. I was able to get Epilogue 2 on my first run, and you can bet that I'll be back to find a few others. Your focus on storytelling is something I very much admire, you don't let gadgets and goofy systems distract from the sheer magnitude and cohesiveness of the story you've crafted. My only complaint was the frequent Jack/Jake switching which I assume is an oversight. I'll assert this again and again: astounding from the very first page.
on 9/20/2012 5:26:40 PM
on 9/18/2012 2:58:55 AM
awesome! the only fault i see is that you are given a player character to follow, instead of being encouraged to choose as yourself. anyways, i doubt i will find a work of this level soon!
-- flodos on 9/16/2012 11:10:28 AM
it was good but could be more party options.
-- jlowe on 9/14/2012 5:30:53 PM
good game, very well written but a little bit too linear.
on 9/10/2012 6:35:34 PM
I like this. The detail is just right, not overly done but paired with the simple choices it gives you satisfaction. Like i said, the choices are simple, but that doesn't make it boring, you just have found an extremely efficient storytelling manner. You have given me some ideas about my format. good job!
on 9/4/2012 12:50:56 AM
Epilogue 2. Loved it.
on 9/2/2012 10:46:50 PM
it was cool not as long as i thought though
on 9/2/2012 6:54:02 PM
Loads of depth and twists and turns. Ive inly played this twice and ive been on it for an hour at least! Im playing it again right away. Goob job, and thanks alot for this. Its been fun.
-- Jack on 9/2/2012 10:47:36 AM
I picked this up thinking it would be a simple post-apocalyptic survival story. After checking almost every single page could find, I can now compare my previous idea to saying that the world is about four feet in diameter. This story is infinitely expanding and every option is brimming with excitement that defines the human psyche as in-depth as you can get. The beginning is light and humorous, the middle provides tension and edge-of-your-seat thrilling suspense, and the ending (or at least the only epilogue I managed to find) actually made me cry. This story is so flawlessly written that it has made me question almost everything I have come to know about the literary world. My only major complaint is that the community shelter's story was fairly weak in my opinion; the special shelter storyline provided everything that makes me rate this a flawless 8 out of 8. I would rate this higher if I could. The unforgettable characters and their exploits will stay with me forever, and I cannot thank EndMaster enough for introducing me to them. Bravo.
-- Jake on 9/1/2012 12:18:58 PM
Its pretty good. Imma play it again.
-- kerry on 9/1/2012 12:18:14 AM
great and exciting. I little short, but good
on 8/17/2012 7:28:00 AM
One of the best game around here(well everyone knows that)8/8
on 8/17/2012 7:18:11 AM
Is the Experimental shelter a dead end!?
-- Irongoldfish on 8/10/2012 12:59:57 PM
Great story line,amazing ending(s?) and difficult enough to make you feel like you truly succeeded if you saw the "Epilogue" option.
I truly recommend this test.
-- Irongoldfish on 8/9/2012 6:53:00 PM
This is one of, if not THE best CYOA games that i ever played.I like how it was based off Fallout, but with the author's unique elements, like The Combine, and Cybernetic Evoluton, or whatever it's called.
-- Deadnred5 on 8/7/2012 9:48:57 PM
You are the god of stories i have never played one of your games i didnt like i mean you should seriously write a book about a lot of this stuff!
-- Jesse Cook on 8/7/2012 12:08:57 PM
Really good game, enlightened me a lot. Have fun playing it.
-- Harry on 8/5/2012 5:01:41 AM
Well written, very fun, good grammar and a fantastic plot. I absolutely loved it!
-- BubuTheStoryfication on 8/1/2012 1:14:22 PM
I loved the story, it reminded me very much of the first fallout game except for the ending. Over all it was a great experience.
-- Rafael on 7/31/2012 9:35:38 PM
It was a good read. I died pretty quickly, unfortunately.
-- Evan on 7/30/2012 11:15:45 AM
Amazing CYS which has everything you could want
on 7/29/2012 10:37:06 PM
got to endings so far, specially like the mutant one, great game :D
on 7/26/2012 12:44:32 PM
that was amazing!
-- austin on 7/25/2012 4:49:24 PM
BEST GAME EVA ME GIVE 5 STAR YA YA FIVE STAR BEST GAME EVUR
on 7/24/2012 10:45:24 AM
-- Robert on 7/23/2012 12:54:06 AM
Great story! I got epilogue 2! Besides a few minor grammatical errors, the writing was great and the story was captivating. Hopefully history won't repeat itself too soon!
Now I am interested in the other endings!
on 7/21/2012 2:05:47 AM
great story. kudos!
-- marly on 7/19/2012 10:14:31 PM
amazing, the only stain was that the shelter died. RIP. My heart hath been torn asunder :.(
on 7/17/2012 12:56:55 AM
cool, now that I managed to make it to the epilogue ;)
-- Milen on 7/13/2012 5:31:08 AM
This was a great story, I like how most of the other endings usually connect to eachother.
on 7/13/2012 1:32:56 AM
Really good story. Keep it up.
-- Nicestory222 on 7/12/2012 10:00:51 AM
Had the wife kid made a good trading relationship started a militia and fathered my cities political and technician lineage
on 7/11/2012 7:58:05 AM
good a bit short and endmaster im afan of u.
-- hotdog on 7/5/2012 3:07:03 AM
i ended up having a statue of my self and being a great x 4 grandpa
on 7/3/2012 9:49:46 PM
awesome story,character development,and choices that really affected the story
on 7/3/2012 9:48:57 AM
That was surprisingly good if loaded with an obscene amount of cursing.
on 7/3/2012 3:03:57 AM
on 7/2/2012 6:30:47 PM
...I love all these endings. I really do.
on 7/2/2012 5:24:28 PM
I took the hacker path, that was pretty cool. I was kind of expecting to continue, though. I love Fallout 3 lol
on 7/2/2012 4:54:25 PM
on 7/1/2012 5:18:19 PM
Awesome, this has given me hours of entertainment. :)
-- Brandon on 6/27/2012 6:26:30 PM
good story game
on 6/21/2012 7:21:19 AM
Now that was pretty cool, though i hoped it would be more like fallout, with all those mutants and travelling through the wasteland and stuff. Are you gonna do a sequel or something?
-- Jimmy on 6/19/2012 11:58:39 PM
It was entertaining.
-- Hi on 6/19/2012 11:07:28 PM
it was amazing. i couldn't stop reading. 10/10.
-- josh on 6/19/2012 8:25:01 AM
Not enough choices, too many bad endings
-- Dan on 6/17/2012 2:02:09 PM
Got the shelter ending for the first time ever. Brilliant.
on 6/16/2012 8:42:58 AM
.....that was bloody brillant
-- akiyo ami on 6/13/2012 7:44:53 PM
on 6/9/2012 2:17:06 AM
Crime doesn't pay. Crazy wanton murder does though :)
on 6/2/2012 12:05:36 AM
That's right, although it would have been known as the House of Blood therafter
on 6/1/2012 11:50:52 PM
Explosives, the solution to ME
on 6/1/2012 11:48:11 PM
Don't trust anybody kid.....Nobody
on 6/1/2012 11:43:11 PM
The traitors! I did what was best for the colony! I took control only because I had seen what had happened if I let the shelter go any other way! I killed leon because if I hadn't he would have killed us all. It was because of me we found the village! Even in my death I served the colony, ending their dependence on the shelter. Now they fear me, but in the future, historians will praise me! I am not a dictator, but a savoir! ALL HAIL ME!!!!! My only regret is that I'll never know if pratchett survived.
on 6/1/2012 11:35:03 PM
Awww I'm finding a place for my family in a nuclear wasteland. What I really need now is the eden device, Or that weird wishing well and a sacrifice ;D
on 6/1/2012 11:24:11 PM
on 6/1/2012 11:03:19 PM
I got the trek to Becky ending from playing it safe :). A great game, I will be replaying to check out the others.
on 6/1/2012 10:49:22 PM
Found all four epilogues, baby. Awesome stories! Especially epilogue 1.
-- Amdg3x7 on 6/1/2012 5:53:18 AM
Not so good
on 5/30/2012 6:31:59 AM
-- Michael on 5/29/2012 6:59:54 PM
-- Michael on 5/29/2012 1:14:36 PM
Buying the special shelter, continuing to go to work, or staying home from work will all put you on the paths to different epilogues.
on 5/29/2012 2:59:51 AM
Great game with lots of different choices and paths to take. Only nag is that I've tried every path and only got epilogue 2.
-- Vault 13 on 5/28/2012 10:44:14 AM
-- K on 5/23/2012 9:29:42 AM
-- PrincessFrickinBride on 5/15/2012 8:06:57 PM
on 5/13/2012 1:35:38 PM
@Xt1000305: Do you mean leader of the combined or leader of the Atomic Alliance? (spoiler start=If you don't speak up during the meeting with the combine leader then you can become dictator of the combined.=Spoiler End)
@nietzschesaurus: lol That was my first endng when i played this game. :D
on 5/10/2012 12:04:06 PM
Now THIS is a good game. Got the depressing ending where you become dictator.
-- nietzschesaurus on 5/9/2012 6:21:54 AM
Got all 4 endings, mutant king, leader of combined, leader of shelter and love with shelter robot
on 5/8/2012 5:13:50 AM
Wowwww so this was seriously awesome. The story was excellent!! MOREEEE MOREEEEEEE!!!!111
-- Kay on 5/7/2012 8:52:28 PM
Great game, so good I rated it 8
on 5/5/2012 4:29:04 AM
Wow what a great game. I loved the story and all the references to fallout, mad Max,etc. Good job
-- matt on 4/29/2012 12:06:35 PM
I got the good ending. This is awesome! I love the comedy and the ending. I got it where your son takes over the city. You fall in love with Nina. Good game!
-- Reverse2499 on 4/27/2012 9:33:17 PM
decent, could have more varied choices. storyline is fairly well done but if you can, keep the time lapse short.
-- mo on 4/20/2012 11:46:11 AM
It's one of the best.
on 4/19/2012 7:10:25 PM
EndMaster is awesome. I've only gotten one of the epilogues so far, but I'm looking forward to seeing the rest soon...I feel like everything about End's Storygames are just perfect. Well, I'll get back to playing now.
-- KanameD on 4/19/2012 4:19:19 AM
This game is too long, confusing and messed up.
on 4/18/2012 1:45:43 PM
I just can't find the fourth epilogue. I've found the 'Mutant Leader' ending, the 'Atomic Alliance' ending and the 'Community Shelter' ending, and I could have sworn there weren't any others. This is going to bug me until I find it, damn you!
on 4/5/2012 8:58:23 PM
Found another one; one that was more related to the combine and the cyborgs. I'm going to try to track down the rest - there's at least one more.
on 4/5/2012 7:58:04 PM
I finally found a second epilogue, but when I looked at the title of the page it was 'epilogue 4'. 4!
Anyway, it has an interesting plot and is difficult enough to be entertaining, with writing good enough to keep my brain from exploding from the sheer volume of text (I'm going to have to postpone the hunt for the other eplogues because finding 2 in a row has incapacitated me). All in all, very fun - and worth the enormous amount of time I sunk into it. A particularly entertaining game is trying to spot, before choosing, the points which subsequently open up an entire vista of story.
The only criticism I had (and it may not even be valid, having not gotten every epilogue yet) is that I would have liked to have been more involved with the Combine or the Cyborgs, and to have participated more in the conflict.
on 4/2/2012 1:25:33 PM
I never really comment on anything. But after reading this story I have felt compelled to. The funniest thing is on my first try I ended up taking part in the work orgy and dying early doors! I can literally picture every scenario as you write it so well. My favourite ending was the one with Alex!!! I really hate that guy!!! The mutant king was inspiring!! The loneliness of the special shelter. And the feelgood new haven. You are an extremely talented and visionary guy. And I look forward to reading your other material. Truly awesome.
-- Db1984 on 3/15/2012 10:58:40 AM
This was beautiful.
on 3/12/2012 8:13:28 PM
Wow. My millionth time beating it :)
on 3/11/2012 3:22:49 PM
on 3/10/2012 8:28:14 PM
Good... Very Good...
-- KingClaymann on 3/9/2012 7:39:52 PM
lol just finished the mutant epilogue, loved it, ty.
on 3/9/2012 1:33:31 PM
just did the third epilogue. cool that i finally figuered out what the combine was.
on 3/9/2012 11:35:12 AM
just finished the second epilogue ive already done the robot epilogue, very happy with this story.
on 3/8/2012 12:10:03 AM
great story could not be better
-- Dominic on 3/3/2012 6:59:26 AM
I am a huge fan of the dystopian post apocalypse and the Fallout series, and I must say your portrayal of the genre is impeccable to say the least. In simpler terms, dude this story is fucking rad!
on 3/1/2012 1:05:05 AM
on 2/29/2012 3:12:22 PM
I thought it was really good with obvious inspiration taken from fallout lol But the one thing I would say... I'm not sure I agree with where the story ended, given my choices... I mean... It would be typical of a fallout-esc feature to enable you to do things your way and also use things to your advantage in order to achieve seemingly impossible tasks... i.e infiltrate Alex's compound/headquarters on your own... More importantly, even given the turn of events I befell... It would have been nice to like... I dunno... Use my new cybernetics and cyborg components, again, to my advantage in order to become more powerful/reap new benefits and ultimately complete the mission (ideally in my own way)... Just something to think about.. As I said, other than that I loved the stylistic components of it all namely the postapocalyptic story etc etc Additionally ( I don't know for sure if you can do
-- Simon F on 2/25/2012 7:56:48 PM
on 2/25/2012 7:20:16 PM
This was really good I married Nina and had a child and helped form New Haven.
-- Alexis on 2/24/2012 10:32:42 PM
Good storyline I mostly like necromancer and to me this was very different from that
on 2/24/2012 11:22:03 AM
Beautiful. I loved the endings. One of the best I've ever played.
on 2/18/2012 10:19:20 PM
on 2/18/2012 5:29:02 PM
Second time through!! Did the mutant scenario this time, I give this Choose your story... AN 8!!!!
-- Claymann on 2/18/2012 9:27:33 AM
Wow. Amazing. One of my favorites on the site, without a doubt. Keep it up, man.
on 2/17/2012 10:26:45 PM
I was unaware that Stephen King was a member of this website. This is possibly the greatest thing I've ever read on my computer(s).
on 2/17/2012 7:23:34 PM
Hey endmaster, have you ever thought about writing a "Post-Regeneratio" story? It would be during or after somebody started terraforming the world. Possible alien interaction?
-- Jermo the potato on 2/17/2012 12:59:24 PM
Well written I got through on my first try but I still needed to try every other scenario!!
-- Claymann on 2/16/2012 4:59:07 PM
It was much better than Necromancer, in my opinion. It much more extensive, the characters were fully fleshed out(which they were in Necromancer, but sometimes I just didn't feel like the dialogue or actions were justified), and there was a vast array of actions and sequences which I didn't expect.
Epilogue 1 also made me cry! I rarely cry when I read stories.
The universe you've created is sparse and I enjoy how that and the events that take place, overlap in the different journeys you go through.
I also love how you emerge a completely different personality/character depending on which path you take.
Perfect, except for a maybe a superficial thing or two, but otherwise you have me impressed!
on 2/12/2012 8:13:47 PM
I really really enjoyed. I made it all the way through on my first try! Pretty proud of myself
-- Malik Bowen on 2/11/2012 2:10:24 AM
Manly tears everywhere
-- Me on 2/4/2012 6:19:47 PM
i loved it, the story was intense and well thought out, i've already shown this to a couple of my friends and the enjoyed it too
-- Daniel on 1/29/2012 11:13:00 PM
Another awesome story! Was sad to see that there was no 'good' ending for the solitary stays within the Shelters, but I really liked this one. A fantastic 5 stars to the best - as far as I know - author of CYOA (Create your own adventure) stories. Cheers!
on 1/24/2012 4:34:15 AM
I didn't make it but it was still good. Liked the photos.
on 1/19/2012 11:18:20 AM
Beautiful. This was amazing.
-- Kale on 1/16/2012 6:10:33 PM
Awesome story. Stayed up the whole night coz of it.
on 1/13/2012 10:14:36 AM
on 1/12/2012 11:21:25 PM
Amazing work as always. One of the easiest 8/8 I've ever given.
on 1/1/2012 3:57:44 AM
-- Dude on 12/8/2011 9:14:47 PM
Ive read all the story branches and I have to say I like the mutant one the most, but they were all good. You never fail to amaze me with your awesomeness great job EndMaster
on 12/2/2011 1:02:37 AM
That was incredibly entertaining!
on 11/12/2011 7:15:03 AM
To get the other epilogues, don't buy a shelter and go to work...or just stay home.
on 11/4/2011 2:27:13 AM
Help, I'm stuck... I found New Haven (great epilogue) and The Shelter (my absolute favorite of the two, contrary to popular sentiment in here, it seems), but - how to get to the other two? Author, feel free to email me, I'd like a hint at what direction to choose. Amazing that I've overlooked both, the way I've been obsessing about systematically scanning each branch to get to the unread ones. Oh, btw: Please learn punctuation, the missing commas make this great story (I refuse to call it game) a bit flawed.
-- Paul on 11/4/2011 12:47:45 AM
Oh! There were three more "full" endings - forgot about those when finding just one epilogue. Got back to reading, found the "Epilogue 1" ending - and was touched! I love how the reader's investment of both time and afterthought reaches such a conclusion. Will definitely find the remaining two, and probably write more here. Absolutely love how these scenarios play out!
-- Paul on 11/3/2011 10:50:40 PM
Got completely hooked here. Love how a dead end storyline isn't treated as such, but provides enjoyable reading in itself. Would love to see how things went with "the other woman" as well - how about fleshing that part out to the same extent as the epilouge storyline? Two equally rewarding wins, in a way. Epic story - in the word's true sense.
-- Pål on 11/3/2011 8:18:33 PM
on 11/2/2011 10:58:25 AM
Dude it was good....i got all endings
-- Jack on 10/27/2011 7:12:34 PM
Was fantastic and fun, loved it!
-- Sam on 10/26/2011 6:06:36 AM
Some of the actions YOU should have control over are chosen for you. That could be improved on.
-- AP on 10/16/2011 11:14:55 PM
Great story, although not for the children.
-- VIN on 10/15/2011 3:59:49 PM
one of endmaster wonder full story and i guess i got the best endind and that is being the creator of new heaven
on 10/14/2011 4:36:40 AM
FIVE HOURS, 2 Epilogues and countless "game over"s and im still thinking about coming back to finish up any loose ends. Normally i dont like story based games but EndMaster is Truely AWEsome. PLEASE MAKE A DECSION BASED GAME, i promise you'll get a better review.... maybe even a cult...
-- Michael on 10/8/2011 5:35:26 PM
I found Epilogue 1. Why isn't this featured on the home page anymore? 9/8
on 10/7/2011 3:13:57 PM
This reminds me of fallout which is good
-- Domniic on 9/30/2011 12:27:27 PM
Great post-apocalyptic game. I enjoyed how you made it. The game focused more on story quality. Overall, it was a wonderful game.
on 9/28/2011 8:04:02 PM
Brilliant. Love the fallout connotations as well.
on 9/25/2011 2:55:27 AM
Got to the epilogue! Great story overall if you follow the right path. Wish I could have made more choices throughout the story though.
on 9/24/2011 7:43:20 PM
I thought this story was very exciting and interesting.
-- Lisa on 9/22/2011 6:04:15 PM
lol i found an ending i never knew about!
Join the compound stay silent go to the city and explore by yourself. Quite entertaining.
on 9/14/2011 12:53:23 PM
Seriously Amazing, tried everything and every ending is logical and brilliant. Great story combined with great characters make this the best "choose your own adventure story" I have ever played.
on 9/7/2011 2:49:02 PM
This was a great game that uses sound logic and has no B.S. endings. Truly a great game.
-- Tony on 9/7/2011 3:33:56 AM
Great game needs a even
on 8/29/2011 4:57:00 AM
I absolutely loved this story. You are my favourite author on the site. I wish I could be as good as you.
on 8/29/2011 2:48:39 AM
Excellent. Just a masterpiece.
-- SniperKiller on 8/19/2011 9:44:29 AM
I'm sooooo addicted to this right now I can't stop reading it :P
-- Savaanahhh on 8/18/2011 9:08:09 AM
This is definitely one of the better games on this site.
on 8/14/2011 8:43:50 PM
i have to say this is a really interesting and awesome story. about the only good one on the site actually. i really recommend it. ive played it for 7 times so far, whenever i get bored and there's nothing to do i come here and play it again. i finnaly managed to get 3 epilogues. still looking for the last one i think. i will for sure play this again when i get bored its has a awesome experience. i myself hate reading but this isn't like reading its like playing a video game like fallout or another post-apocalyptic game. anyways to conclude this i will rate it a 8. the author must have spend a nice amount of time and patience writing this. BTW if you were to sell this in some kind of form i will buy it.
-- Omar on 8/12/2011 5:49:35 PM
Very well Written, loved the ending I got!
on 8/11/2011 11:21:15 AM
My favorite story on this site. Should be required reading for any writer who wants to post here.
on 8/10/2011 10:30:32 PM
This game has several different endings. After several replays I finally got one of the good endings! This game has a high replay value and will easily entertain anyone wanting to play this!
on 8/1/2011 8:37:18 PM
I look up to this author, haha.
This is freaking amazing whether it was the dialogue, plot, and no matter what option was chose, the results logically made sense.
on 7/31/2011 5:29:31 AM
can't beat it.
-- james on 7/29/2011 4:56:57 AM
Wow . . . pretty awesome. I actually kinda got attached to Shelter there for a while. Alittle spit and polish it coulda made a bigger, better one too. You should think of extending the "Go to Becky" storyline.
-- Matt on 7/29/2011 4:17:44 AM
they really need to make this into a real video game!
-- bigheadwarrior on 7/25/2011 7:37:13 AM
This story was probably the reason that I joined this site in the first place. Whenever I read it I get really nostalgic and it makes me wonder what the hell i'm going to do when the bombs finally do drop. For those of you browsing through and see this story I have a few words to say. Read. This. Story.
on 7/25/2011 6:20:46 AM
jesus that rivaled halo cod and any of those awesome xbox games nice use of fallout pics to
on 7/24/2011 7:40:40 PM
jesus not the ending i was expecting
on 7/24/2011 6:28:39 PM
Really a great game, i finally got all four epilogues, and i liked how all of the story lines tied together in some way. The game was really well written and enjoyable. Nice work.
-- FalloutMatser on 7/23/2011 7:46:57 PM
An amazing one. The endings are amazing aswel. Especially the one where you build a new town out of the Bunker.
The game reminded me so much of Fallout, that I ended up enjoying it much, much more because of it...
on 7/22/2011 8:21:49 AM
-- :) on 7/21/2011 9:37:07 AM
More romance options? I put in more than enough, this isn't an Anime/Bioware dating sim.
on 7/20/2011 10:30:45 AM
Really a good game, although like some pople in the comments ahve said it is more like a story, its a good one. It was very well written and interesting to play. highly reccomend
-- falloutmaster on 7/18/2011 7:11:52 PM
Great Story. Maybe more romantic options.
on 7/16/2011 11:41:50 AM
it was good still havnt finshed all the parts of it
on 7/15/2011 6:27:41 AM
Well I've played this game a couple of times now and I have to say its one of my favorites with so many ending and each one holding you in the story.
on 7/15/2011 5:30:24 AM
Because this is more of a story than a game.
on 7/14/2011 1:52:03 PM
I recant my old whiney comment about this game. I still dont like how you can make a descision, that gets you killed, but not because of that descision, but another descision you had no controll over. Dispite that, this is an overwhelming story, in depth and length. 8 out of 8.
on 7/14/2011 1:28:11 PM
Wow dude. That's all i can say without giving away massive details about the entire story that i got but i do have one thing to say: The Vault-Boy pictures from the Fallout series. Every time i saw one i had to laugh :)
on 7/9/2011 4:40:04 AM
I have to say, this game does not disappoint... again.
The first time I played this, I got the "New Haven" route finished and thought I got one of the best endings after messing around with a few other routes. I come back to play again a few months later for kicks and discover the "Atomic Alliance" route! I always did wonder about the Combine and those cyborgs; I love how every route connects in small ways to the other ones! I still kinda like the New Haven ending best, but maybe just cause it was my first. Hmm... maybe it's time to play Necromancer again. Love that one too. Continue making storygames like these two, EndMaster!
-- Raziel on 7/5/2011 10:29:45 PM
Nah, I didn't draw anything, those are all images I found. I did some minor photoshopping on some of them though.
on 6/12/2011 8:48:34 PM
This is unbelievably detailed. I'd almost say it falls under the psych genre as it follows various lives with a sort of grim self-observance (though, inevitably, your character is a "leader" type).
EndMaster, did you draw the cartoons?
-- Rowan on 6/12/2011 6:31:08 PM
This story is too good, you should make another similar game.
on 6/9/2011 10:01:08 PM
It was a Sunday afternoon... The Jaegar had been poured and the Cherry Cola was there to wash it down... I found this lil' site to stop and visit... The story was like a GRANDE meal, I couldn't have enough! Tanks!:)
-- Nick-o on 6/5/2011 7:09:44 PM
Great game, got the "Sirus" epilogue on the compound path. Typos throughout, but mostly minor ones and I wouldn't pass an experience this memorable up for something so trivial.Highly recommended.
-- Dejanus on 5/31/2011 4:12:34 PM
Very nice! It took me a while to figure out the first page, but when I did, it was hilarious. There was definitely some major effort put into this piece of work.
on 5/31/2011 11:43:53 AM
More interesting than most books I've read. So many possibilities to follow that it's mind boggling. Someone definitely put some hard work and effort into making this the most interesting read in existence. Double thumbs up to the author.
Fantastic job. ;)
-- Jeff on 5/26/2011 8:21:21 PM
I like this, but it doesn't really give you enough choice. There could have been more choices as to who you voted for and such.
-- 1nd1g0 on 5/26/2011 5:23:38 AM
Reminded me alot of Fallout
on 5/24/2011 7:07:59 PM
i liked the story. i wish i could of gotten the girl at the end of the story though
-- roro on 5/23/2011 9:36:54 PM
yay i wins
on 5/22/2011 10:25:04 PM
Impressive! Shelter, New Haven, Atomic Alliance and Zero Dominion. Each story with its very own themes and atmosphere. The same characters used in some of the stories are also amazing as they just reflect how the path you take affects other stories that might have taken place. Besides all these, when all 4 storylines converge they reveal the main character's personalities completely. (His loner side, leadership, hidden nature,etc)
I want to give a 9/8! :)
on 5/17/2011 10:33:59 AM
-- Jacob on 5/15/2011 9:26:08 PM
Good, but All the endings were a little depressing!
-- Orpehus on 5/15/2011 5:43:16 PM
Yay! I finally got to an epilogue!
-- Will on 5/14/2011 6:32:21 PM
Wow-your writing skills amaze me. As a grade 9 high schooler I was always looking for something more interesting than video games and doing homework. When I found this homepage, it was like finding a cave full of treasure; but what was the most expensive piece was this story. Your ability to create a funny and interesting piece of work really helped me to understand the importance of making every decision. I think that this story made it to my top 10 stories I have ever read (that is very high, for I am a book worm). Thank you for spending so much time and effort in this-it is truly a masterpiece!!!
-- Jay Wang on 5/12/2011 6:46:56 PM
What's not to love about this game? Plenty of options to explore. Good times to be had.
on 5/11/2011 9:26:28 PM
very good work on this
-- reader on 5/11/2011 8:01:35 AM
Finally made it to the epilogue! I liked your various references to different kinds of mythology by the way
on 5/9/2011 10:07:11 PM
Did someone really post that this needs more endings? try playing it twice, then three times, then four times, then realizing that there are way too many endings to read at once and leave for a day or so before trying again. That's what I did at least.
on 5/8/2011 8:49:26 PM
Very good story/game. It has a lot of endings that are all interesting. It is clear that the person who made this put a lot of time into it. Definitely one of the best choose-your-own story gams ive ever played.
-- Roland on 5/8/2011 6:28:20 PM
-- Omar on 5/8/2011 4:15:03 AM
Needs more endings
-- RandomLord on 5/1/2011 10:21:48 PM
This was an amazing story; none of the others even come close to it.
-- pugpup1 on 5/1/2011 3:44:01 PM
By the way thanks for the help. I am Cole and your game is the reason I joined this site. It really is just that good. I also enjoyed Necromancer. I would love to see sequels to both of these "games". Really I just like the interesting story lines you have.
on 4/29/2011 1:30:02 AM
Finally got the fourth ending. That was good but I like the New Haven ending best. Acutaly I like the endings the way I got them NH, MK, AA, and RL.
on 4/29/2011 1:04:23 AM
Dude I have read a good couple of your stories by now and you are by far my favorite writer
on 4/27/2011 7:49:24 PM
awsome make more like it its so great
on 4/27/2011 7:20:28 PM
That was an amazing game, best ive ever played
on 4/26/2011 10:00:45 PM
Loved the story, keep up the good work
-- Hmmm on 4/26/2011 5:21:28 AM
What a remarkable story. I had to sit there for a whole two minutes, trying to figure out which of the two options given was going to lead me to a disirable ending. And I did this twice. I don't think a different game has made me think quite as much. Usually, I'm the fantasy type of reader, but this was a refreshing change.
on 4/24/2011 12:47:58 PM
Got all 4 epilogues, great endings, great stories.
on 4/23/2011 8:08:03 PM
To Cole: Try the Experimental Shelter.
on 4/23/2011 10:56:40 AM
it was a good concept :)
-- brandon on 4/23/2011 8:23:42 AM
I really like the game. Just wondering what is the start of the path that leads to the fourth ending? I have already done mutant king, Atomic Alliance and New Haven endings. How do you get the last. Other than the difficulties with finding the last epilogue. It was one of the most fun games here.
-- Cole on 4/22/2011 11:48:22 PM
on 4/19/2011 10:33:09 PM
That was a great story. ooking fward to reading some of yor otherstories
on 4/19/2011 9:25:47 AM
on 4/16/2011 8:02:25 PM
Yay I just got a different epilouge. Personly I prefered the community shelter ending better than the special shelter one.
on 4/11/2011 7:22:14 PM
One of your best games!
-- Ben Holman on 4/11/2011 12:25:30 PM
This was awesome it took me like 17 tries to get the true ending
-- Random on 4/11/2011 2:31:00 AM
A really great story and ending, I got epilogue on my first try, haha.
on 4/10/2011 3:50:36 AM
I love this story probly the best thing I have seen in a very long time. I expecially like the pictures from the fallout universe it captured the story perfectly. I applaude the author for creating a story this captivating.
Thank you for making my day.
-- Garrett on 4/9/2011 2:46:38 AM
Intresting Story, I think it was a really good story on what the world would be like after the end. It took me about 17 times of failure to find the True Ending.
-- Fireplay on 4/8/2011 5:58:47 PM
Very addictive reading/playing, certainly held my interest! I liked the developement of the main character as you make your choices, and the interactions with other characters were always interesting and fun to read. However dialogue could get slightly confusing; there were some points where no indication was made as to who was talking. Also, I felt that we could have had slightly more control over the storyline (one point that sticks out is the vote over who initially became the leader between Ron and Elliot, you could have given the option to actually choose rather than have a default). That aside, I enjoyed the storyline, was totally compelled to keep going to find out how everything worked out for the characters, and will definitely play through again to try all available options. Really good work!
on 3/23/2011 9:23:49 PM
Nice 1 :D
-- Jon on 3/17/2011 8:13:43 PM
Certainly best story i read here. All paths are excellent
-- epiloger on 3/15/2011 4:36:33 PM
Great story! Really interesting, I definitely enjoyed it. The only problems were the grammar mistakes that sometimes made certain little parts difficult to read, and the little control you had over what you did, but still, great read :)
on 3/15/2011 1:03:01 AM
That was awesome, I enjoyed the story...reminds me of Fallout, LONG before people like the Vault Dweller went out and made his living. Everything here is cool.
-- Alex Young on 3/10/2011 11:30:38 AM
the first page was funny, then I kind of lost it. however, really well thought out and immersive. replayability is phenomenal. 8/8
on 2/27/2011 9:27:00 AM
Brillantly written story. A lot of parallels from the Fallout universe but it has its own character as well. A must read for post apocalyptic fiction lovers.
-- Engin on 2/19/2011 11:38:58 AM
The ending when u go to becky's shelter is crap , it should continue more
on 2/19/2011 10:45:19 AM
It's okay , need more choices
on 2/19/2011 9:36:36 AM
seriously best apocalypse story and one of best stories at site.
-- Sires on 2/14/2011 11:53:22 AM
Great game. It reminded me a little of Fallout, but in the end I found it to be very different in many ways. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and am proud to say, that, I beat the game in 4 hours. I tried many ways, but found success in building my 'Chosen' Empire!
on 1/29/2011 4:08:43 AM
I thought the story was nice and very entertaining though It was a bit short. I thought that perhaps the entire story would continue once above ground.
-- STeven F on 1/28/2011 5:03:37 PM
First off, this story was - amazing. - I'm just going to get that right out there first.
Second off, that said, it had a few of it's blunders. I love how each decision isn't nesecarily a life or death thing, and how some decisions are, while invebitably futile, lead you on a sort of fun rat race before you get wasted.
But, there are some decisions that are either wholly decieving, or are just pointlessly annoying. As in, some choices are very logical, but with a little more knowledge, are incredibly stupid, or some just give you a paragraph saying "You died, failure." for making a perfectly rational decision.
Mayhaps you have some more entertaining goose chases to add?
Just my two cents. Thanks for making such an awesome story, mate. You gave me a night and a half well spent.
-- Waldy on 1/27/2011 5:18:27 PM
best game ever made!!!!!
and i got the map ending!
on 1/26/2011 10:28:22 PM
I got an ending that made me feel like a neutral hero and then I got another ending that made me feel like a real hero, even one that made some mistakes, with an epilouge where my descendant still brags about me. Seriously man, your stories are pure gold.
on 1/11/2011 8:41:12 PM
very good, there are a few endings where i wish it continued, i would say what it is if it wouldnt give away so much.
-- supersafe on 1/9/2011 3:08:05 PM
Holy crap man, that war epic!
Thumbs up for the storytelling, bro. Got a nice sense of fulfillment playing through.
Keep it up
-- kLons on 12/15/2010 7:40:05 PM
Woohoo! Awesome story, maybe make another one.
-- J.T. Pugh on 12/5/2010 10:41:16 PM
Wow, this is like Fallout, albeit a bit closer to home in terms of personal interaction. The Fallout franchise would be much more interesting and successful if they choose to incorporate this element.
Thanks to the author for this wonderful experience.
-- Rick on 12/5/2010 9:44:02 PM
Well worth a few click throughs, can turn even the most bad tempered a$$hole into a decent man!
-- JD on 11/16/2010 10:45:41 AM
To quaker: There is a proper epilogue to the Experimental Special Shelter, but it probably isn't the path that most people think. (Big Hint: It doesn't even involve of lot of the chatroom stuff)
on 11/16/2010 9:28:18 AM
I loved the flow of the story, and the influence the Fallout series clearly had on it. I've only played through it once, but I was very pleased with how my story went and how it ended.
on 11/15/2010 11:23:14 PM
Outstanding. The first way I took was the community shelter story, and I think it's the best of them. Though I'm not entirely happy with the way I got together with Nina... She seemed to be quite insane too and I originally only took her to save the two men she was going to kill.
The chatroom story was a bit disturbing... is there a way to get a proper "Epilogue" ending on this route at all?
The militia story is cool and well written, and the mutant stuff is crazy but that comes from making the crazy decision of going to a major city unprotected days after a nuclear war. The "shelter" stories are much deeper though, psychologically.
on 11/15/2010 5:27:50 PM
This was well written, imaginative and engaging. I found only a few minor errors in the whole story. I couldn't help myself and went through multiple story arcs. My only sadness was that the main character was so male. I need to look for a story this good with a female lead. GOOD JOB SIR!
-- Natascha on 11/15/2010 4:17:35 PM
omg again, i just beat it again pn a completly dif storyline
on 11/12/2010 5:15:52 PM
its dif. every time i play it!
on 11/12/2010 3:18:14 PM
Very enjoyable, if only it continued.
-- Erik on 11/11/2010 8:40:36 PM
This is one great story
on 10/12/2010 8:07:02 PM
best game evar.
on 10/11/2010 4:37:25 PM
One of the most awesome stories I have ever read. I have read this story so many times I eventually ran out of endings. Better even than playing Fallout 3. Would love to read more stories like this...
-- Ryger22 on 10/9/2010 12:00:15 AM
That was fun, and really well written. There was also a few points where you really had to consider which would be your best option, at that juncture. I really enjoyed it.
-- OmniGenius13 on 10/4/2010 11:23:29 AM
this is the dumest thin in the world. i would rathr play with parpie dolls thanthis. this od horrible awesome is wat beyyer.
on 9/28/2010 6:45:38 PM
One of the best stories on this site it is well written and has many differing story lines,if i could i'd give it a 20 out of 10.
on 9/21/2010 1:31:27 AM
Absolutely amazing. The only even slightest complaint is the time it requires but it will bring you enlightenment.
on 9/11/2010 8:44:56 PM
Ok, I finally got one of the special finals, and I must say I love it. It's a very good story. (Although the main character starts out being an asshole).
-- William Tender on 9/8/2010 6:53:49 PM
I got killed too soon. The story seems quite interesting, but the main character is such an asshole I didn't manage to get into the role.
-- William Tender on 9/8/2010 5:33:06 PM
-- Kevq on 9/8/2010 6:48:01 AM
I got an epilogue, so I guess this means I won. Featured on my profile in my top 5 games. excellent replayability, excellent plot, and so many decisions that I can't seem to choose. 8, no questions.
on 9/5/2010 1:30:49 PM
Great concepts and it was very interesting.
on 8/28/2010 9:00:05 PM
This story is amazing. If it weren't for those wannabe douchebags who are jealous that they can't write half as good (bad? in a good sense) this game would be top. Definitely one of my favorites. 8/8, far higher if i could.
on 8/21/2010 8:08:26 PM
long and arduous, i felt like it should be more of a game thing, but i do appreciate the effort you have put in.
i was killed, yay for me!
-- cæzar on 8/18/2010 10:19:45 PM
Whole-ee fuck. I just got the Compound epilogue with Sirus and the AA. Fucking badass man, well done.
on 8/16/2010 10:01:18 PM
Very well made. I didn't get the best rating, I died by shooting myself, but after a while it got better, not worse. Great job!
on 8/16/2010 5:17:06 PM
O my god! I forgot about the community option! Wow! You really out did yourself! I love how when you choose between single experiment shelter and community, all reasoning works. Choose a community and you deal with human nature! I cried a little at the end of both. :)
-- aaron Wolff on 8/15/2010 6:41:28 PM
I think I'm gonna cry. *sniffle sniffle*
Wow, what a demented imagination you have! Aramgedon, fringes of civilization in a chatroom, relationship with a computer, it's all so creative. Well done.
-- Aaron Wolff on 8/15/2010 5:32:43 PM
Words fail me. Truly in my top 3.
on 8/9/2010 5:39:09 PM
It was a brilliant story which so much depth, it kind of reminded me of Fallout 3 with the whole high tech shelter. But is was great to the end and it would definatily make a great book or novel. :D
-- Conor on 7/13/2010 6:01:46 PM
IT WAS AWSOME when will u make a sequel? the story left me wanting more
on 7/13/2010 4:31:39 PM
Wow, what a depressingly accurate story. I knew I would get killed if I chose to fight back, but I honestly couldn't see myself leaving without a fight.
Well written and logical, I'll be sure to give this one another play through!
-- Eli on 5/31/2010 6:24:48 PM
Wow, that's really good!
-- Scott Milne on 5/24/2010 3:49:56 AM
Good story. I used to write these when I was in high school.
-- Steve on 5/17/2010 12:03:29 PM
Two plays, two almost unrecognisable, but thoroughly believable stories. I was amazed :)
on 3/29/2010 8:36:36 PM
Spectacular. Thank you so much.
on 3/17/2010 3:25:23 PM
-- The Pink Flamingo on 3/11/2010 8:33:34 PM
Holy crud, I went through the whole game and read nearly every page XD This was totally absorbing; a lot of thought and effort went into it. I liked how the circumstances (i.e. city mutants, the Combine) were constant no matter which path you chose. The only drawback was the occasional typo or omitted word, but there was so much story in this game that it would be difficult to smooth it out perfectly.
on 2/7/2010 7:40:35 PM
This is still my favorite story by far on this website. It's thoroughly entertaining and original. It's also great that there are so many completely different possible storylines.
on 1/20/2010 9:25:46 PM
Excellent game. So many endings possible.
I particularly enjoy the one with Becky after you destroy Miranda.
Keep coming up with these awesome ideas.
on 12/22/2009 6:30:42 PM
it was interesting.
-- jeremy on 12/14/2009 11:32:17 AM
Hahaha this is great stuff, just had my first try, man oh man i cang wait to start over and try again! Love the style of writing and storyline, fun!
Fyi, its all compatible with an iPhone,
-- Jorn on 11/16/2009 4:48:51 PM
This is awesome! Maybe you could make a sequel.
-- qwew80 on 10/16/2009 6:52:45 PM
No matter which way you go about it, the endings are NEVER the same, and the story stays as interesting as ever. Very nice work!
-- Mark on 9/27/2009 11:06:17 AM
Fascinating... the psychology of survivors of a nuclear attack hiding out in cramped quarters is masterfully and believably executed.
on 9/22/2009 1:28:58 PM
i. cant. stop. playing. it.
on 9/21/2009 11:07:55 PM
Well there's many endings, but only 4 "epilogues". You said ending 3 so I'm guessing you got the one where you founded the Atomic Alliance.
If you want a hint, there's 4 different paths you can take just before the nuclear attack. Whatever choices you made before then is going to lock you into a certain path. Two of them are inside a Shelter, and two of them are outside a Shelter. (And you got one of those already)
Technically there is a long "5th path" which occurs outside a Shelter too, but you don't get an epilogue for it.
on 7/21/2009 4:19:43 AM
great story but how do you get the other endings i get ending 3?
-- 123colby123 on 7/20/2009 4:13:31 PM
completed it it was good i love the ending :)
-- 123colby123 on 7/18/2009 1:17:31 AM
the storyline was gripping, good enough to be turned into a movie.
-- Sam on 7/2/2009 11:25:19 AM
Excellent story. love it
-- oriol on 6/28/2009 10:43:15 AM
The next time you see someone decry branching plot fiction, send them a link to "Ground Zero". Its quality and depth not only show the authors mastery of the form, but also reveal the mediums as yet unrealized potential.
The Aarseth/Montfort/Murray devotees don't know what they're missing.
on 6/5/2009 10:37:43 PM
I cannot believe I forgot to comment on this. All four endings are superb, even the dead end paths, which would normally be neglected, have been carefully written. The writing is so good it doesnt even need for the choices to have logical conclusions - finding out what could happen more than makes up for it. 8/8 man. Equal to Mommy.
on 5/26/2009 8:36:34 PM
it was so good i came to tears at the end may i say THIS IS THE BEST STORY GAME IN HISTORY... this story is amazing.
-- mack on 5/21/2009 11:12:12 PM
My character became a king!!!!
-- Fniff on 4/4/2009 5:29:15 AM
My character became a mutant, Join zeropils guard and wandered into the wasteland. All the way,It was a beautiful game.
-- Fniff on 4/3/2009 3:43:41 PM
Dang that was awesome. I'm gonna start stocking my basement with supplies right now.
on 2/20/2009 7:24:27 PM
Very good game, reminds me of Fallout3. Its very obvious you plenty of time into this. Again good job
on 1/27/2009 4:07:36 PM
Wonderful story. Very well put together. Epilogue is a nice ending too! Great job author!!
-- Maz on 1/26/2009 12:22:20 PM
I got one epilogue!! XD This is pretty cool. I didn't think I'd be this into the story. Good job. Though I'm not into the characters, but what the heck? That's just my opinion, but the characters themselves are okay.
on 1/5/2009 11:19:26 PM
Whoa so many branches! I take it back
-- Michal on 12/13/2008 5:25:09 AM
That was short
-- Michal on 12/13/2008 4:18:49 AM
Lol. You guys REALLY want to get to rockerchick don't you?
on 11/24/2008 8:45:02 AM
A nice fun game though to mean it seemed a little short. (Ended searching for Becky's shelter)
-- Seto101 on 11/22/2008 9:22:40 PM
Ah yes the rockerchick ending. More than one person has expressed their desire to see if you "made it" or not with that one.
Like I said in one of my other previous comments on here, there's a reason for why it ends like the way it does, however, maybe I might just make a short little "semi-sequel" detailing that journey, so that some people can get some closure on it.
on 8/18/2008 5:39:06 PM
I'd have love to have known what happened in the ending with you going to rockerchick, but it's taken almost 2 days, however i've finally just about got every ending possible.
on 8/18/2008 1:57:30 PM
good game. 8/8
on 8/9/2008 5:16:53 PM
good game? lol i am just joking. i really do wish i bought thay bomb shelter tho. even though i died 8/8
on 8/8/2008 10:04:48 PM
Good game! 7/8
on 7/26/2008 11:21:00 PM
on 7/25/2008 1:18:19 PM
Very entertaining! An realistic. I'm a big Apocalyse Fan.
An a bit of a Survivalist myself.
-- Marc on 7/14/2008 6:46:59 PM
One word: FANTASTIC!
on 6/10/2008 3:30:10 PM
Sorry, entered early on accident.
Anyways, the detail and elegency in the writing is optimal. I've only played through two of the story lines, and will certainly try to end of all of them. Grand game. Epic game, even. You, sir, are what this site is all about.
on 6/6/2008 2:29:56 AM
At first, when I first saw this game listed, I didn't think it would be as good as it was cracked up to be. But hten I played it. It's simply and utterly amazing. The detail and elegency in the
on 6/6/2008 2:26:54 AM
That was a truly excellent game, my friend, 2 thumbs up
on 5/12/2008 6:56:04 PM
Great game! One of my favorites around this site. I always seem to get a new story each time too; replay value is great!
on 5/8/2008 2:40:44 PM
That was a pretty good game. I only did the community shelter one, so maybe I'll go back and survive the nuclear strike alone. It did feel more like a story than a game, like you said in your description, but a pretty damn good story.
Long live Fallout, by the way.
on 4/1/2008 9:13:26 PM
I haven't yet played the game in all available ways (and didn't even reach a happy end) but i can surely say I like this game. Yes it's wordy and I don't know english so well (i'm russian) so i sometimes had to switch my attention to find the meanings of some words in dictionary but even so I enjoyed the game's atmosphere. I was surprised the game doesn't have general storyline (or it does?) and consists of different independent stories with their own characters (Becky and Miranda; Ron and mad sociopath) and so on... And I very like these stories of living in the shelter :)
It was a little hard to understand the main character 'cause he seems to be a real misanthrope and uses too much "f**king" in his speech but I got used to him after some time. So thanks to the author for this game!
-- Aeroalex on 3/22/2008 4:21:55 AM
That was a lot of fun. I had trouble occasionally, because I'd forget my character's personality occasionally and choose an option that was obviously bad. I actually went and got every ending available, because I have no life. I liked the community shelter ending best, but the Marina ending was also good, and probably better for the future of humanity. Anyway, as I said, it was really fun. Thanks for taking the time to make it.
on 3/3/2008 10:56:52 PM
Wow! I am so proud I made it through to the end!!! (It took me two tries but i got it the second time!) This was such a great story with a wonderful ending! Im glad I took the time to take this adventure!
-- stevicoye on 2/22/2008 2:12:07 PM
Wow! That was an excellent story i only wish i had made better choices and gone further. Your writing is spectacular good job.
on 2/18/2008 8:07:57 PM
Holy crap, man! This story is remarkable! It has well-developed characters, an incredible storyline, great dialogue, and fantastic epilogues that wrap up the story and tie up loose ends (if there are any. I've only gotten Epilogue 3, but it is awesome). In short, you are an amazing writer, and this is one of the best CYOA games I've ever played. :)
-- Nimitz_15 on 2/18/2008 5:04:20 PM
I played it again. I like the fact that depending on your first few choices, you can live in different places later in the game.
on 1/24/2008 9:31:10 AM
Dang, this story is awesome. Please, keep writeing more!
on 1/23/2008 8:21:44 PM
Good but long
on 1/21/2008 9:19:36 AM
on 1/15/2008 6:20:27 AM
This last time was the best! I feel like I've read a whole novel in one sitting.
on 1/7/2008 12:18:30 AM
I haven't got the Scooby Doo ending yet.
on 1/6/2008 10:41:20 PM
That was better than the last ending, but I still wanted more!
on 1/6/2008 10:35:46 PM
Died a horrible death. Is there a way to win? Just kidding. I'll play again.
on 1/6/2008 9:57:25 PM
I liked the story; it's very well written. Lots of effort was put into it. I liked the "Fallout" feel of it. IF YOU CAN'T WAIT UNTIL FALLOUT 3 COMES OUT, THIS IS A MUST READ.
on 1/6/2008 9:35:28 PM
even though i didnt make it very far that was a great game.... i died in the wilderness.... but i give this game a 10/10
on 12/29/2007 4:25:10 AM
this was really well done, and i think i finnaly got every ending, the must recent being the mutant one, great job
-- some dude on 12/17/2007 2:06:15 AM
Loved the detail and the story
I've played it many times trying to get every ending(even ones where i end up dead)
8/8, five stars and all that
keep up the good work
on 12/4/2007 8:28:18 PM
this is one of the greatest sci-fi story ive ever read, and ive gone through most of the endings...i just like how every thing connects with each other to form the whole story...its really epic and i can see that u have put in tremendous effort for this...keep up the good job mate...
-- tgan3 on 11/25/2007 11:51:20 AM
Awesome! I got 2 of the good endings and I really like how things can turn out completely differently for each choice you make. I really hope you write more stories in future.
-- doseki on 11/3/2007 10:52:49 PM
This was fantastic! I love how you could get completely different stories depending on the choices you made. You have obviously spent a great deal of time on this - let me tell you that it was time well spent... 8/8
-- MutantMike on 10/27/2007 7:29:52 PM
This was a great game.
Good job mate.
on 10/22/2007 8:08:20 PM
I'm really liking this game. I've already played it four times and it's nice to see that there's about six endings I've seen so far. I wonder if I've completed the right one though?
on 10/22/2007 5:15:09 PM
Indeed. Happily there's none of that in this story.
Alright enough about deviants, and more comments about the actual story! (If anyone so desires to leave one)
on 10/20/2007 11:57:06 AM
That makes me sick.
on 10/19/2007 9:11:17 PM
Sexual deviants that get off on anime animal porn and dress up in fursuits to have sex with each other.
Their destruction will be one of the good things to come from a real nuclear war.
on 10/19/2007 3:50:20 PM
Wtf are Furries?
on 10/19/2007 12:58:48 PM
Luckily for DEP I know his "Furries" comment isn't accompanied by a 1.
on 10/15/2007 10:43:35 PM
on 10/15/2007 8:34:30 PM
Oh...my...god. Here I am thinking going into the shelters was the main story, only to go back and do TONS of other things. The writing of not going into the shelter is amazing, well thought out, and imaginative. I saved the world, and am now back doing something else. Excellent replayability and definitely one of the best stories on the site. I upped the rating to 8/8. Wonderful job, End.
on 10/14/2007 6:32:53 PM
I loved the Fallout and Alpha Centauri pics, as well as the way you use language (i.e., the chat dialogues, the differences in AI versus human). The story was imaginative in that it basically dealt with total human isolation despite the ability to communicate with words - I may be looking too hard, but it seems a good analogy to the way humans interact in today's society with total wireless information beaming around. However, for me at least, the romance thing doesn't work well here and a lot of the hacking techniques seem sort of disingenuous.
on 10/14/2007 1:46:08 PM
This time I helped Society...
on 10/11/2007 7:46:06 PM
This is one of the finest pieces of work I have ever read. I absolutely loved it. It is written in a completely different sort of format to Snow, so I'm afraid I can't really compare them, but this is one of the best storygames I have read. No, one of the best pieces of writing. Ever.
on 10/10/2007 4:58:25 AM
Hooray! I won the war! Cool game, and is MissKitty a l*sbo, or what?
on 10/8/2007 4:58:49 PM
Amazing story. The only thing it was lacking was a link where you could somehow kill or harass or do something to that Bomb Shelter Lady on the phone! GRRR!! lol, Great job, man.
on 10/8/2007 2:47:48 PM
One of the best games I have ever played. I need to play it again to see all the possible endings. My only complaint is the ending I get is a bit of a cliffhanger. I won't spoil anything, but you don't know what happens to him as he walks to meet the girl.
Overall though. Epic. 8/8
on 10/7/2007 5:12:21 PM
Played again, I gotta rethink this. This is truly an amazing game, although I think Im still loyal to mommy as my favorite -- this is a close second.
on 10/7/2007 3:58:55 PM
Love it everytime I read it, EndMaster. Thanks for bringing a STORY to this GAME SITE. High quality story, excellent read. The choices you make have lasting consequences. Still my favorite story (with Alpha Wolf coming in a close second).
on 10/7/2007 10:58:57 AM
Great job! :D
I liked it, 6/8
on 10/7/2007 9:14:51 AM
Very, Very good! Behind Mommy, and a few others but still extremely good. I really love the length on each and every page. My only complaint is that as your playing you seem to feel this sense of hopelessness because so much happens on every page. You choose an option and then the character does this but it leads to something else and he does that... and another.. and another so that by the time you get to the next choice you feel as if you didn't really determine your path.
on 10/7/2007 4:08:44 AM
Wow. Great story, end. 8/8
on 10/7/2007 1:08:46 AM