• Publisher: ZA/UM
  • Release Date: Oct 15, 2019
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91

Universal acclaim - based on 64 Critic Reviews What's this?

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8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 1177 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: 53 out of 294
  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. Feb 8, 2020
    10
    This was definitely one of my best gaming experience in a very long time.
    This game is incredibly well written, the gameplay is innovative,
    This was definitely one of my best gaming experience in a very long time.
    This game is incredibly well written, the gameplay is innovative, all characters are well fleshed out and have a distinct and unique personality. This was like a great book you just can't put down.
    I want to thank the developers for this masterpiece: I really hope you make more of such quality level, I'll be there for it!
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  3. Nov 1, 2019
    10
    Best-written RPG since Planescape:T.An absolute classic of our time.You like crpg-s?Play it.Now.
  4. 4y4
    Feb 25, 2020
    9
    Great game! I have had many funny moments playing this game. Watch some gameplay on YouTube before buying it so you will know if it's for you.
  5. Jul 22, 2020
    9
    I like the game and currently on my 2nd hardcore playthrough. This time not reloading a game if a skill check fails. I want to learn moreI like the game and currently on my 2nd hardcore playthrough. This time not reloading a game if a skill check fails. I want to learn more about this world and people living in it. I did skip some side quests because there is too much reading and it gots too annoying reading walls of text but on my second playthough I will do one extra side quest because I understand the world a little bit better. So I might play this game until I understand everything going on in it and exhaust the game's replayability value. Expand
  6. Mar 5, 2021
    7
    Story: 9/10
    The Way story is given: 17/20
    Gameplay: 20/30 Visual quality: 8/10 Feelings left after playing: 14/20 Playability: 7/10
    Story: 9/10
    The Way story is given: 17/20
    Gameplay: 20/30
    Visual quality: 8/10
    Feelings left after playing: 14/20
    Playability: 7/10

    AVARAGE: 75/100

    It has a very good way of revealing the story, you start the game with a very high exciment but tempo goes down. Dialogue options are also detailed but you always come to a similar result so this effects your role play experiment. In the other hand, everyone should take a look at this game. Everyone can find something about themselves in this game.
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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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