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Mixed or average reviews- based on 138 Ratings

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  • Summary: No remarkable journey is achieved without great effort. Outward is an open-world RPG where the cold of the night or an infected wound can be as dangerous as a predator lurking in the dark. Explore the vast world of Aurai, embark on memorable adventures alone or with your friends.
  • Developer: Nine Dots Studio
  • Genre(s): Role-Playing, Action Adventure, General, Survival, Open-World
  • # of players: Online Multiplayer
  • Cheats: On GameFAQs
  • Rating: M
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. Apr 10, 2019
    89
    Outward is harsh and occasionally frustrating, but it does what so few games do. It requires you to put real thought into the choices you make, and it makes those choices feel like they really matter. Most of all, it makes you approach each and every encounter as if your life depended on it—even though you never die.
  2. Apr 3, 2019
    85
    Outward is a fun and unique experience for those who desire the harder type of gameplay reminiscent of Souls like games.
  3. Apr 3, 2019
    76
    This is a great choice of old-school RPG fans, with many, many good ideas, and only a few issues preventing it from being something excellent.
  4. Apr 10, 2019
    70
    It's still a solid playthrough and unique enough to consider worth experiencing -- especially with a friend. The best case scenario is that Outward serves as a successful proof-of-concept that leads to an experience down the road that hits a bullseye where Outward just narrowly missed the mark.
  5. Apr 10, 2019
    68
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. Mar 26, 2019
    60
    Taken as a whole, Outward practically screams "cult classic." Its consistent challenge, cumbersome combat, and co-op systems won't resonate with everyone. But for a particular type of player—ones that don't mind trading dozens of frustrating moments for open-ended experiences—Nine Dot Studios' RPG is sure to find a dedicated audience. Outward's aspirations are commendable, but just like its protagonist, the end result is just average.
  7. Apr 12, 2019
    40
    Nine Dots Studio's RPG will appeal to people who love fiddly systems and have enormous patience. But if that isn’t you then it'll simply feel like a time drain.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 56
  2. Negative: 11 out of 56
  1. Mar 28, 2019
    10
    Fantastic, this takes me back to the Gothic series, mixed with a tiny sprinking of dark souls.

    Oh and its split screen coop! As a 90's
    Fantastic, this takes me back to the Gothic series, mixed with a tiny sprinking of dark souls.

    Oh and its split screen coop! As a 90's gamer this is a dream come true. No transactions, no pay to play. What a refreshing approach in a market flooded with underwhelming £50 AAA games that take 7 hours to finish.
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  2. Apr 14, 2019
    10
    this game is to hard and needs to much brain for most gaming tester sites :)
    that means, its a awesome game for ppl who like real games and
    this game is to hard and needs to much brain for most gaming tester sites :)
    that means, its a awesome game for ppl who like real games and not interactive movie crap
    hulda
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  3. Nov 17, 2019
    10
    Hard and Cool
    Beautiful and Monstrous
    This game looks like Gothic in 2019, plays like Subnautica in RPG world.. And in the end - unique
    Hard and Cool
    Beautiful and Monstrous
    This game looks like Gothic in 2019, plays like Subnautica in RPG world..
    And in the end - unique experience
    Definitely recommended. (Especially after all patches where they fix all of majority bugs)
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  4. Apr 6, 2019
    10
    Gothic + Dark souls + Survival = Instant classic

    Play if you love hardcore RPG games.
  5. Jul 6, 2019
    8
    died from cold a few feet from the starter town. I've gotten trampled by a pair of roaming thieves and drank some bad water, that I assumedied from cold a few feet from the starter town. I've gotten trampled by a pair of roaming thieves and drank some bad water, that I assume gave my character the squirts. I'm not the Dragonborn, Chosen One, or the Acid Dropping Macaroni Messiah. I'm just a man trying to get to a merchant with all the wares I looted off bodies of the creatures or thieves I bested in order to get some sweet coin.
    I really like that
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  6. Mar 28, 2019
    6
    I have about 20 hours of experience with this game. At first it seemed very interesting, but over time it seems tedious.

    Minuses: - a
    I have about 20 hours of experience with this game. At first it seemed very interesting, but over time it seems tedious.

    Minuses:
    - a small number of quests - in the first city there are 2, where one is the main theme and the other is a side quest. In another city it was similar.
    - no extensive history of the world
    - a lot of time to travel from one city to another (it takes about 15-30 minutes)
    - weak dubbing, often the same for a few characters (It would be better if it was not)
    - sometimes You'r weapon can be lost (I lost my bow like that)

    Pros:
    - Survival elements have an interesting effect on the game
    - backpacks!
    - a large variety of combat methods (traps, guns, each weapon has a different set of attacks)
    - possibility of cooperation in the game

    Underlying the game has little content, but the game mechanics introduce many innovations in a long-unchanged RPG system. The game can be surpassed only by some RPG fans
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  7. Mar 26, 2019
    0
    Cons: empty open world, outdated and clunky combat, ton of bugs and bad performance, unbalanced enemies

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