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  • Summary: Pursue a rogue god over land and sea in the sequel to the multi-award-winning RPG Pillars of eternity. Captain your ship on a dangerous voyage of discovery across the vast unexplored archipelago region of the dead Fire. Bend the world to your will, as you explore the depths of InfinitePursue a rogue god over land and sea in the sequel to the multi-award-winning RPG Pillars of eternity. Captain your ship on a dangerous voyage of discovery across the vast unexplored archipelago region of the dead Fire. Bend the world to your will, as you explore the depths of Infinite possibilities, including detailed character customization, total freedom of exploration, and more meaningful choices at every turn. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 71
  2. Negative: 0 out of 71
  1. May 9, 2018
    100
    Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire is as close to the perfect RPG as one can get. The fantastic setting, grand story, exceptional writing and voice acting, engaging combat all coalesce into an exemplar of its kind. This is the game that sets the bar. This is the game that needs to be aspired to.
  2. May 9, 2018
    95
    Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is one of the best modern RPGs on PC. Obsidian's new video game is an amazing adventure with a brilliant writing, deep combat and amazing atmosphere.
  3. May 8, 2018
    92
    Pillars of Eternity 2 is a role-playing masterpiece that improves and dares a lot compared to Part 1 without losing the old-school charm.
  4. May 8, 2018
    90
    The original Pillars of Eternity is a tough act to follow, but Obsidian has knocked it out of the park once again. In addition to a layer of polish that permeates across the entire experience, the new naval aspect, larger world, advanced custom combat AI, and fully voiced dialog make this a must-have sequel.
  5. May 30, 2018
    89
    An excellent conclusion to an already excellent game. Ship navigation and above all ship combat are lackluster, but the general experience is fun and engrossing. Overall one of the best RPGs out there.
  6. May 18, 2018
    85
    Pillars of Eternity II Deadfire plays it safe just like its predecessor, and it has a worse main storyline, but it compensates with a greater and richer world to explore, better friendly AI, a refined combat system and much better side quests. In short, a must buy for fans of cRPGs.
  7. Jun 6, 2018
    70
    If one was to ignore the technical issues and consider it in isolation, Pillars of Eternity 2 could be deemed a solid game. Whilst on the surface it appears to offer depth and choice, effectively the content is relatively simple and linear. Nevertheless, there are some great side quests and locations to engage with, and a large number of stories and peoples to encounter. However, given the optimisation woes and the illusory depth offered by the main story, I lost interest in what I was doing fairly early on.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 74 out of 117
  2. Negative: 22 out of 117
  1. May 10, 2018
    10
    Well done!
    My favorite genre. I'm really glad that such type of non-commercial projects are still exist. It makes me to believe that game
    Well done!
    My favorite genre. I'm really glad that such type of non-commercial projects are still exist. It makes me to believe that game industry are still has a soul. Just because of someone who can work with such love and passion.Thanks!
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  2. May 16, 2018
    10
    A magnificent game. Astounding graphics and fantastic storyline. An absolute must for true rpg fans out there. I was quite literally blownA magnificent game. Astounding graphics and fantastic storyline. An absolute must for true rpg fans out there. I was quite literally blown away. The effort that has gone into this game is evident, a joy to behold. It is very refreshing that this has been made in an age where so much content out there is quite mindless and mundane, this is a throw back to a time where you could sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. Expand
  3. May 8, 2018
    10
    An amazing sequel and a great RPG to explore!
    The best thing is the story-telling and the characters.
  4. May 29, 2018
    9
    Pillars of Eternity 2 blossoms from its deep crpg roots and surpasses its predecessor in every way. This is the closest feeling to a tabletopPillars of Eternity 2 blossoms from its deep crpg roots and surpasses its predecessor in every way. This is the closest feeling to a tabletop campaign ive experienced in a rpg, i only wish i could of shared it with my friends. Expand
  5. Nov 21, 2018
    8
    I am a big fan of this kind of RPG but I have never been a massive fan of the Pillars world. There have been better crpgs but this is still aI am a big fan of this kind of RPG but I have never been a massive fan of the Pillars world. There have been better crpgs but this is still a very worthy and enjoyable title. Expand
  6. Jun 29, 2018
    6
    Although im a huge fan of old school rpg POF 2 is weak in a lot of points, controls are overcomplicated if played manually and boring ifAlthough im a huge fan of old school rpg POF 2 is weak in a lot of points, controls are overcomplicated if played manually and boring if automated (micromanage is garbage) and the game is eaaaasy as soon as you get good skills, UI is horrible with a lot of unnecesary things that can't be removed or changed, can't set simple shortcuts such as 12345, you need to set them skill by skill manually in every different character.

    On the positive side the game has decent story and excellent writing, but some characters and dialogues... are completely out of the fantasy context, for example they emphasize in a lot of current moral conducts like women being equally strong or superior to man and equall rights, instead of focusing in the game itself, wich totally breaks the 3rd wall and pulls you out of the fantasy immersion... like they want to educate their players with some extreme moral mindset and I just want to play the game to be honest...
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  7. Nov 27, 2018
    0
    Tried and tried to get into this game but yeah this game just didn't do it for me, don't really get why it's so highly scored?
    Is it because
    Tried and tried to get into this game but yeah this game just didn't do it for me, don't really get why it's so highly scored?
    Is it because it's and indie or something?
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