• Publisher: ZA/UM
  • Release Date: Oct 15, 2019
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8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 779 Ratings

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  • Summary: Disco Elysium is an open world role playing game. You’re a detective with a unique skill system at your disposal and a whole city block to carve your path across. Interrogate unforgettable characters, crack murders or take bribes. Become a hero or an absolute disaster of a human being.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 63 out of 64
  2. Negative: 0 out of 64
  1. Apr 10, 2020
    100
    A murder mystery set in a rich, fictional setting, Disco Elysium is told with sweeping profundity and hilarious absurdity. With no combat to impede story progression, this is a choice-driven role-playing adventure that deftly raises the bar of quality for the medium.
  2. Oct 21, 2019
    100
    There’s depth, hundreds of hours of replayability and above all, an experience you won’t forget. With humour, panache, wit and genuinely touching moments, this is a hell of a story.
  3. Nov 4, 2019
    95
    I loved it, though I barely understood much of it. It's a wild ride despite being mostly walls of text. It's the only game where I honestly couldn't say what I thought my character would do at any given turn because I felt I barely knew him, and that was, I feel, by design. You're getting to know him as you're making the choices that define him. Like you are, in a way, with yourself in real life.
  4. Oct 16, 2019
    90
    Disco Elysium wants to get you in touch with the voices in your head. This detective RPG calls back to the old Infinity Engine games like Planescape: Torment and Baldur's Gate, but it put a unique spin on everything. With a beautiful oil painting aesthetic, it also features a system that treats your skill like additional party members, each with their own opinions on your actions. Ultimately, every lengthy run-though of Disco Elysium is about the consequences of your choices and actions, adding up to some fantastic stories. A great, surprising entry into RPG canon.
  5. Nov 21, 2019
    90
    It’s not very often that a game of this calibre comes along. Disco Elysium is mad with psychedelic energy, unabashedly dramatic, and dangerously well-written. I wish, like the detective, I could forget all about Disco Elysium, if only to experience it again as if for the first time. It’s truly one of the greatest RPGs ever released.
  6. Nov 3, 2019
    90
    With the quality of writing and the inventiveness of design, Disco Elysium brilliantly faces the traditions of role-playing. In doing so, it paradoxically succeeds in overcoming them where more "innovative" titles have failed, demonstrating that innovation is not enough as the sole aim and motivation to make a great game, but that a great game can be, by virtue of its qualities, innovative.
  7. Oct 21, 2019
    70
    A fiercely original take on traditional computer role-playing games that often seems unrefined and self-indulgent but is still a welcome shake-up of genre norms.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 30 out of 193
  1. Oct 15, 2019
    10
    A unique Game of a kind, that revolutionize the RPGs with a level of writing rarely achieved elsewhere.
    True Detective plus Bukowski meets
    A unique Game of a kind, that revolutionize the RPGs with a level of writing rarely achieved elsewhere.
    True Detective plus Bukowski meets Pixar’s Inside Out where your thoughts and psyche are your skills and they talk to you.
    Just a masterpiece.
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  2. Nov 11, 2019
    10
    Masterpiece! And one of the best RPG-games for the last 10 years.
    Yes, you can't perform a role play for chaotic-neutral dwarf, who was
    Masterpiece! And one of the best RPG-games for the last 10 years.
    Yes, you can't perform a role play for chaotic-neutral dwarf, who was raised in the elf-circus in an ancient forest. But still, there are plenty of ways to entertain yourself as a police detective with heavy hangover.
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  3. Aug 30, 2020
    10
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  4. Oct 27, 2019
    10
    It made me excited for video games again.
    Absolute masterpiece in every sense of the word.
  5. Aug 9, 2020
    9
    Jogo simplesmente genial, muito bem pensado, passei horas desfrutando dessa bela obra indie, por isso sempre digo, indies são muitoJogo simplesmente genial, muito bem pensado, passei horas desfrutando dessa bela obra indie, por isso sempre digo, indies são muito importantes para a indústria, e ''Disco Elysium'' nos mostra que há gênios por toda parte e que merecem um certo reconhecimento. Parabéns por esse jogo fantástico, super recomendo para quem tá precisando de um RPG diferente para jogar na falta de jogos do PC. Expand
  6. Jul 7, 2020
    7
    A 7/10 for me represents a good game that's worth your time. The writing in this game is downright hilarious sometimes. I legitimately laughedA 7/10 for me represents a good game that's worth your time. The writing in this game is downright hilarious sometimes. I legitimately laughed out loud, by myself, while playing it. If you like weird, self-deprecating humor, colorful characters, and dialogue-based games, you'll love this game.

    I absolutely loved the RPG elements and really felt that they altered the way I played. The stuff you can say in this game is bizarre. The story ends up being pretty good, though not quite as satisfying as I was ultimately expecting.

    My main complaint is probably that it felt like a lot of the game I was just clicking through long text walls of dialogue. Sometimes they were very interesting, other times, not so. At times, it felt like I was reading a book rather than playing a game. The plus side is the writing is much more akin to a book than a game. The down side is there is much less game here than a typical game. While I did find it fun deciding whether to be a free market fundamentalist or an outright communist, I didn't feel that my choices had all that much of an effect on the overall outcome.

    That said, you won't play many games like this one. I give it points for being unique even among neo-noir mysteries. It's worth your time if you like this sort of game, so I give it a 7/10.
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  7. Aug 28, 2020
    0
    Both the atmosphere and the story make you sleep.
    It doesn't seem like such a great game.

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