Pillars of Eternity Image
Metascore
89

Generally favorable reviews - based on 71 Critics What's this?

User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 2432 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Eternity aims to recapture the magic, imagination, depth, and nostalgia of classic RPG's that Obsidian enjoyed making - and playing. Eternity takes the central hero, memorable companions and the epic exploration of Baldur’s Gate, adds in the fun, intense combat and dungeon diving of IcewindEternity aims to recapture the magic, imagination, depth, and nostalgia of classic RPG's that Obsidian enjoyed making - and playing. Eternity takes the central hero, memorable companions and the epic exploration of Baldur’s Gate, adds in the fun, intense combat and dungeon diving of Icewind Dale, and ties it all together with the emotional writing and mature thematic exploration of Planescape: Torment. Choose to play as one of the six playable races: Human, Aumaua, Dwarf, Elf, Godlike, and Orlan. Whether you're playing a stout Dwarf, a towering Aumaua, or one of the otherworldly Godlike, Eternity's plethora of playable races scratch every role-playing itch you may have and allow for deep character customization. [Obsidian] Expand
Buy On
  • Developer: Obsidian Entertainment
  • Genre(s): PC-style RPG, Third-Person, PC-style RPG, Role-Playing, Western-Style
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
  • Cheats: On GameFAQs
  • Rating: M
  • More Details and Credits »

Trailer

Please enter your birth date to watch this video:
You are not allowed to view this material at this time.
Pillars of Eternity: The Road to Eternity - Part 2
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 71
  2. Negative: 0 out of 71
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    May 12, 2015
    100
    Is it even possible to return to the roots of isometric RPG, and not only find them healthy but create such a wonderful game from them? Obsidian has proved they could do miracles when their hands are not tied. [Issue#252]
  2. May 1, 2015
    95
    Renaming the game to "Baldur’s Torment" may be the easiest way to describe the triumph of spirit, design and scope of this masterpiece made lovingly by Obsidian.
  3. Mar 27, 2015
    93
    It has so many moving parts that work so incredibly well together with an unbelievably rich history and mythology.
  4. Mar 30, 2015
    90
    Beautiful and complete, Pillars of Eternity is a captivating game mastered throughout. Despite a lot of text to read and lengthy load times, it stands out as one of the best RPGs of our time.
  5. Apr 7, 2015
    90
    Pillars of Eternity is an outstanding game. It can be criticized with number of individual issues, but as a whole it works great, almost perfect. I know that all veterans of isometric RPGs will enjoy this game, and I firmly believe that not only them will do so.
  6. Apr 2, 2015
    86
    Pillars of Eternity is indeed great fun for RPG players young and old, and you don’t need a $2000 beast to play it on either.
  7. Jul 7, 2015
    70
    Pillars is a title that should make old-schoolers happy while still offering a solid core game, story, and a rich setting for new-schoolers.

See all 71 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 50 out of 467
  1. Mar 26, 2015
    10
    You can say it this way or the other: Baldur´s Gate is back! From the look of the game, the feeling when playing, the customization of yourYou can say it this way or the other: Baldur´s Gate is back! From the look of the game, the feeling when playing, the customization of your characters, the interaction withe them and the environment - everythinfg feeld like Baldur´s Gate - and plays like it. It´s the great old-school RPG all bakers - and not only them - waited a decade for. Fantastic, deep gameplay, tactical pausable combat and many many loot to ind.
    I can just say: love it. And recommend it everyone who only slightly loves deep and richt group RpGs, where tactical combat is more important than fast clicking in 1st person view!
    Expand
  2. Mar 31, 2015
    10
    Do you need a deep, mature and incredible story? do you like rpg? awesome and complex combat? vasts amounts of choice? look no further, GET.Do you need a deep, mature and incredible story? do you like rpg? awesome and complex combat? vasts amounts of choice? look no further, GET. PILLARS. OF. ETERNITY. ASAP. Expand
  3. Mar 27, 2015
    10
    I've been playing this game for 8 hours straight after it unlocked on Steam before I noticed it was 3 AM, this game really draws you in. I'mI've been playing this game for 8 hours straight after it unlocked on Steam before I noticed it was 3 AM, this game really draws you in. I'm playing it on normal + expert mode and found it to be nicely challenging. The graphics are lovely, the dialogues realistic, the storytelling is mature and excellent and I haven't found any bugs yet. It's nice to finally have a real and meaty RPG again after a decade of 'RPG's that are really just action adventures. This game is definitely worth buying. Thank you Obsidian :) Expand
  4. Jul 19, 2019
    9
    This was my first isometric RPG of that kind. If I didn't play this game, I wouldn't be able to experience Baldur's Gate and Planescape:This was my first isometric RPG of that kind. If I didn't play this game, I wouldn't be able to experience Baldur's Gate and Planescape: Torment.
    Pillars of Eternity is accessible to modern players - it is simpler, more forgiving to newbies, doesn't seem as alien as Baldur's Gate for someone who didn't play game older than 2010. However, it gives you the same feeling the classic games gave. No other modern game, not even the genius Divinity games, can do that.
    The only problems of the game are probably the weird armor system, a weird health system (not such a problem, just weird), you don't make as much choices as you could (nonetheless, there are choices, and powerful ones). The plot and general writing are great. Combat is probably the best thing you saw in the genre (turn-based Divinity combat doesn't count). Locations are interesting to explore, NPCs are fun to talk to, enemies are fun to beat up. Plus you have a personal fortress you can build.
    All in all, it is a definite must-play for both people who love classic PRGs, and for those who just want to get into them.
    Expand
  5. Mar 27, 2015
    9
    It's big, beautiful and lovingly crafted.
    I'm 8 hours and I'm hooked, if you love fantasy then do yourself a favour and give this a much
    It's big, beautiful and lovingly crafted.
    I'm 8 hours and I'm hooked, if you love fantasy then do yourself a favour and give this a much needed try.

    Losing 1 point due to no coop. The only thing that would make this better is being able to take a friend along with you, even as just a drop in fable 2 style coop.
    Expand
  6. May 29, 2015
    7
    I am a huge fan of Baldur's Gate and other D&D games so was excited when I heard this was coming out. There are some things that are greatI am a huge fan of Baldur's Gate and other D&D games so was excited when I heard this was coming out. There are some things that are great about this game and some things that are not so great.

    First up is character creation and this is done well. Different races have different strengths and different classes need points put into different stats as expected.

    The gameplay has moved on a lot from the original D & D games and I think it works well. You will get a different experience tactically playing as a druid compared to a mage. I played this through as a mage, druid, rogue, cipher and warrior. All great fun especially the cipher and the mage. The ranger is dissapointing and I haven't tried the monk. The priest class isn't that exciting either.

    Most of the experience in the game comes from doing the quests, and it is therefore strongly recommended to do as many side quests as possible. You have to do the quests to level up. There is plenty of interesting loot to collect and I strongly recommend doing all the dungeon levels under your keep as well as all the bounties if you want the best loot.

    I would have given this game a 10 except for two things. The NPC's are not great companions and the main story is a massive let down. I was particularly annoyed at the story for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it was somewhat inconsistent and contradictory, and secondly, it reeked of an agenda.

    I'm not going to spoil the plot for anyone who hasn't played the game, but the ending seems to go against the experience of much of what you had to do in the game. I also think a lot of games are strongly but subtly pushing various political, anti religion messages through their games. Constant references to inquisitions etc. Can we have some games that are just fun and don't try to influence our thinking either way please?
    Expand
  7. Oct 9, 2018
    0
    The 10-star reviews are from **** who did not complete the game, they spent a few minutes or a couple hours looking at it and it reminded themThe 10-star reviews are from **** who did not complete the game, they spent a few minutes or a couple hours looking at it and it reminded them of the old days and they immediately reviewed the game.

    Because you CANNOT finish this game. The load times become exponentially higher with every minute of gameplay. I call **** on anyone who claims to have finished the final act of this game. It is fraud. It is ****. It is unplayable.
    Expand

See all 467 User Reviews

Related Articles

  1. The 20 Best PC Games of 2015

    The 20 Best PC Games of 2015 Image
    Published: December 21, 2015
    We reveal the 20 highest-scoring computer games released in 2015.