Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. May 30, 2017
    72
    Planescape: Torment will continue to be a classic — a titan standing tall in the history of RPGs. However, the Enhanced Edition has only really enhanced the price and little else. Though I have to say, Planescape itself is okay. I know I may aggravate or annoy some fans who remember this title fondly or have even experienced it again and enjoyed the trip down memory plane, but if we’re being honest with ourselves, Planescape: Torment has not aged well. The writing is as engrossing as ever, yes, but even in that regard, so much more has been done with games like Pillars of Eternity. Certainly, the gameplay and controls could be better. I’m not here to give praise for the history and importance of Planescape, but to judge it as it stands today amongst whippersnappers, like Tyranny, who likely owe a great deal to what this title has done for RPGs.
  2. Apr 27, 2017
    50
    The enhanced edition of the glamorous gaming classic invokes mixed feelings. It brings a more modern look and greater users comfort, but some changes don't fully improve the game. Additionally, the enhanced version offers an original content without any changes, which is a warning to all original game owners who were looking forward to new experiences.
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  1. Apr 22, 2017
    The good part about being overwhelmed in Planescape: Torment is the sheer amount of quests you can take on without making too much physical progress. You can walk for what would normally take five minutes and stop 10 times along the way and pick up 12 quests. I had picked up 10 quests before I even completed two. It's great that a game like this doesn't feel linear, like its holding your hand.
  2. If it’s your first time back since 1999, however, rest assured that it treats your memories well.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 106 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 106
  2. Negative: 26 out of 106
  1. Apr 11, 2017
    1
    Man, part of me really envies these Beamdog hacks! Must be GREAT to feel yourself competent/talented enough to actually add ANYTHING of worthMan, part of me really envies these Beamdog hacks! Must be GREAT to feel yourself competent/talented enough to actually add ANYTHING of worth to a game like PS:T! Wish I was capable of deluding myself to such extremes. At least Avellone, who have to put food on the table since he is freelance, did all the heavy lifting so he didn't allow any fan fiction tier degeneracy to mar the narrative of this timeless gem. But looking at that UI that Beamdog programmed with their feet I can tell that they have not lost thei magic touch from Siege of Dragonspear.

    So this "Enhanced Edition" amount to a shameless cash grab to finance the next big project that the masterminds at Beamdog will gratify us in their effort to eradicate the toxic patriarchy. Offered at double the price of the original masterpiece, this low effort is a worthless addition from a parasite company.
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  2. Apr 15, 2017
    1
    I would have rated this release much higher if it was sold for original price + 5 or 6€. It doesn't offer anything new aside from someI would have rated this release much higher if it was sold for original price + 5 or 6€. It doesn't offer anything new aside from some conveniency for the lazy casuals, which are not the audience intended for this game to begin with. It is especially grating with the GOG release considering that the Soundtrack of "Planescape: Torment" has been available for all owners of the game, ever since GOG relaunched seven years ago... up until now.
    Beamdog, the new publishers of "Planescape: Torment", have chosen to sell the Soundtrack for a price that used to cover both the Soundtrack and *the game itself*.
    To make matters worse, they've also removed the original edition of the game from the store and effectively doubled its price by bundling it together with the twice as expensive "Enhanced Edition".
    The end result? Customers now have to pay 30€ for what used to cost 10€, a prime example of despicably unethical price gouging.
    Sad since Planescape Torment is a timeless classic whose name will be now associated to a shady company who aims to milk established RPG franchises by adding mods and ugly UI targeting the android market while forgetting about its main audience.
    There was a real opportunity for Beamdog here to finally do something right by hiring Mr. Avellone to add the original cut content and develop some areas he clearly stated would like to expand on in several interviews, But God forbid, that would have cost Beamdog some money and this EE would not be the easy cash grab presented to us now.
    "What can change the nature of a man?" After this, I've come to believe that the true answer is dialogue option number 5.
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  3. Apr 11, 2017
    10
    They modernized a classic RPG to work on modern PC's and 4K displays! This is an old school D&D rpg, but unlike Baldur's Gate and IcewindThey modernized a classic RPG to work on modern PC's and 4K displays! This is an old school D&D rpg, but unlike Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale (which take place in Faerun), Planescape: Torment is set in the bizarre world of Planescape in the city of Sigil.

    However, word of warning to those who have not played this classic rpg - their is waaaay less combat than in Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale and waaaaaay more dialogue than Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale. Since this is an old school rpg from the 90's, most of the dialogue is in text boxes with very little voice acting (small portions of the dialogue are voice-acted, but the majority is just text).

    The game tells a very intriguing tale and has a great setting and amazing characters, but be prepared for LOTS of reading and NOT a lot of combat.

    If you set your expectations right going in, you may discover what a pleasure this game truly is!!!
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