• Publisher: ZA/UM
  • Release Date: Oct 15, 2019
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 1043 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: 43 out of 260
  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. Jun 23, 2020
    10
    Fantastic!
    hearing its not RPG makes me wonder some people know what a Role -playing is? Disco is not just an rpg, its of of the best of all
    Fantastic!
    hearing its not RPG makes me wonder some people know what a Role -playing is? Disco is not just an rpg, its of of the best of all times, because here you not just build your character before you play, you grow into him thru the whole game, with literally everything you do or think. and while the story outside the main hero is trying to live its own life, and is a line in this sense, its amazing how many options the game gives you to live the very same episode of it. foe me GOTY 2019/20
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  3. Dec 1, 2019
    10
    Without a doubt, not just this year, but one of the best RPG of the decade. This is an RPG in its purest form, with skill checks that formWithout a doubt, not just this year, but one of the best RPG of the decade. This is an RPG in its purest form, with skill checks that form your character and the world around you. Although the game does not contain combat in a traditional sense, your physical abilities do matter , they open possibilities to progress forward in the story or just simply solve a puzzle in a very different way. But the game does not punish you for failing, it rewards you with options which were not available until that point. Your skill literally talk to you, trying to persuade you, making you doubt your thinking. also, the game is very philosophical, funny, and sometimes very heartbreaking.

    Yes, you have to read a LOT, it is an integral part of the game, but in a way that in never gets old. It is a game for adults. Its a game for those who want something meaningful, something that you don't get from other games nowadays.

    Others may find it boring, they want combat encounters, those who want a more traditional game. They will say it is a visual novel or an adventure game. The former is BS of course. It is masterpiece, it is not a simple toy.
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  4. 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
  5. Jan 15, 2020
    9
    This is a truly great game. The only reason for a 9 and not a 10 is that sometimes, the conversations can lead to it being more of a novelThis is a truly great game. The only reason for a 9 and not a 10 is that sometimes, the conversations can lead to it being more of a novel than a game.

    However, if you are willing to give the game the time, thought and attention it deserves, you may learn about yourself and challenge your own political views.

    As a game goes. Unlike a lot of games with random rolls there are 2 main things that keep you from wanting to save scum. First, failures are often as interesting as successes. Second, a number of checks can be retried with better odds if you speak to the right people, do the right thing, or put points in the skill. Skill points aren't the only way to level up, in a similar fashion to Outer Worlds, performing certain actions will unlock thoughts, which, when internalized, add or sometimes reduce stats and abilities.

    To stop you just coasting, the pressure is kept on because you are working against a clock. Every interaction nudges that clock along, and you have a limited number of days to complete your tasks. Not only that, but your NPC companion will only leave at night and he may not approve of everything you do. So, you have to think about your time, and how to use it. Be it helping someone, being corrupt, getting money so you can sleep somewhere, or just pushing your main task along.
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  6. Mar 3, 2020
    7
    Disco Elysium es un juego peculiar pero muy interesante. De hecho es la primera vez que he visto un juego de rol mezclado con aventura gráficaDisco Elysium es un juego peculiar pero muy interesante. De hecho es la primera vez que he visto un juego de rol mezclado con aventura gráfica (y eso que el rol es un género que se ha mezclado con casi todo ya). Una historia de memorias perdidas, un asesinato por resolver y muchos caminos para avanzar en base a qué decisiones vayamos tomando, qué pistas encontremos y cómo interroguemos a los sospechosos. Un juego muy sólido e interesante que, sin embargo, tiene como principal pega el hecho de que es muy lento, lo cual hace que algunas partes pierdan interés.

    Gráficamente el juego no es puntero en ejecución, pero sin duda si tiene un muy buen diseño que le da un look muy original. El sonido no está mal, aunque no todo está doblado y la música no llama especialmente la atención. Y, al menos en mi experiencia, no tiene bugs.

    El resultado de todo ello es un juego muy interesante, muy innovador y que con algo más de ritmo podría haber sido magistral. Un 7,5.
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  7. Aug 26, 2021
    0
    I was bored...yes, yes.. I've played everything...so, what is this? Looks weird... not my style game...but what the heck...let's try it. Wow!I was bored...yes, yes.. I've played everything...so, what is this? Looks weird... not my style game...but what the heck...let's try it. Wow! It was so haunting and the story captivated me (and my HDAD usually finds me skipping over). The sound track was amazing...ala Blade Runner. The sound track alone had me coming back to play. So isolating, so dark...yet so funny too. I very much recommend this game...even if its not your style game. Expand

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