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  • Summary: The Outer Worlds is a new single-player first-person sci-fi RPG from Obsidian Entertainment and Private Division. Lost in transit while on a colonist ship bound for the furthest edge of the galaxy, you awake decades later only to find yourself in the midst of a deep conspiracy threatening toThe Outer Worlds is a new single-player first-person sci-fi RPG from Obsidian Entertainment and Private Division. Lost in transit while on a colonist ship bound for the furthest edge of the galaxy, you awake decades later only to find yourself in the midst of a deep conspiracy threatening to destroy the Halcyon colony. As you explore the furthest reaches of space and encounter various factions, all vying for power, the character you decide to become will determine how this player-driven story unfolds. In the corporate equation for the colony, you are the unplanned variable. Expand

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  1. Positive: 25 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Nov 1, 2019
    95
    There is no doubt The Outer Worlds is almost a masterpiece. Sure, it could use some work here and there, but it's a perfect delivery system for the hungry human imagination that longs for the stars.
  2. Oct 22, 2019
    90
    The Outer Worlds demands players put in the time and effort if they want the best it has to offer. It’s a fine game under any circumstances, but it’s a top-notch RPG with heavy consequences at almost every turn for those that are willing to immerse themselves. The Outer Worlds doesn’t tell you a story, it gives you a world full of interesting characters and asks you to tell your own.
  3. Oct 22, 2019
    89
    The Outer Worlds is a typical Obsidian title, which guarantees a certain freedom of approach at all levels, trying to tell a good story too.
  4. Oct 22, 2019
    82
    The Outer Worlds seems to be inspired by the Fallout series, but this brand new franchise can stand on its own two feet. With a complete universe full of memorable characters, interesting stories, beautiful environments and spicy choices, this is a wonderful game to lose yourself in.
  5. Nov 8, 2019
    80
    Focusing and doubling down on the right areas while telling a story that often asks thought-provoking and difficult questions, the game provides a memorable time without overstaying its welcome.
  6. Oct 22, 2019
    80
    I enjoyed the 40 hour ride through the The Outer Worlds, even though it was sometimes a bumpy one. Still, with the interesting world that was built here, it feels like there was left a lot of untapped potential on the road. Flaws similar to the Fallout series – namely a main story that is little more than a frame holding together the sandbox that the rest of the game is and correspondingly flat characters – prevent it from earning a place in the hall of fame of roleplaying-shooters next to Mass Effect.
  7. Oct 31, 2019
    60
    On some level, Obsidian has succeeded at rendering a hellscape of vapid consumerism through the mechanics of the Bethesda scavenge ‘em up, but the game’s anti-corporate ideals clash with how the only way to move forward is to indulge in all the excesses of that hellscape.

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  1. Oct 25, 2019
    10
    When it comes to mechanics, the game resembles games from Bethesda. Everyone wondered before the premiere whether the game would be as good asWhen it comes to mechanics, the game resembles games from Bethesda. Everyone wondered before the premiere whether the game would be as good as Fallout New Vegas. I could write to you: The Outer Worlds is even better than New Vegas, better than Fallout 4. It's a real RPG, not an adventure game with RPG elements. Obsidian showed Bethesda how to do role-playing games. Expand
  2. Oct 27, 2019
    10
    This is the Fallout I have been waiting for years. I love every single part of this game, and my love is unconditional. However I would loveThis is the Fallout I have been waiting for years. I love every single part of this game, and my love is unconditional. However I would love to see better quest tracker and minimap.
    Can't wait for DLC or The Outer Worlds 2!
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  3. Oct 28, 2019
    9
    The Outer Worlds definitely lives up to its spiritual predecessor, Fallout: New Vegas in many ways. Player influence on the world around themThe Outer Worlds definitely lives up to its spiritual predecessor, Fallout: New Vegas in many ways. Player influence on the world around them is immense, there are too many interesting characters to count, and the writing is excellent.
    The Outer Worlds was announced and came out at a perfect time, a time when confidence in Bethesda's Fallout franchise was at an all-time low and long-time fans of the series desperately desired a worthy replacement.
    I really do hope The Outer Worlds launches a franchise, because we need a new Fallout.
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  4. Nov 5, 2019
    8
    Great story, great writing, great atmosphere and great universe. The only reason it doesn't get a perfect score is minor issues. It could beGreat story, great writing, great atmosphere and great universe. The only reason it doesn't get a perfect score is minor issues. It could be longer with more quests, more gun mods, more armor options and planets in the solar system you can go to. Overall great and worth more than one playthrough. Expand
  5. Nov 6, 2019
    6
    A solid basis for a game that is let down by absolutely ham fisted writing without a hint of subtlety.

    There are no nuanced choices. Either
    A solid basis for a game that is let down by absolutely ham fisted writing without a hint of subtlety.

    There are no nuanced choices. Either you choose the moral option or you take the most absolutely evil route possible (for no reason at all). In previous Fallout games you often had to make the choice between the lesser of two evils, you had to weigh quest rewards and the ease of completing a quest against the consequences of your actions. Now you just say "save everyone because I'm nice" or "Murder all the children because I am evil". No reason for either other than that the option is there.

    This game is trying too hard to be Borderlands. There is no tension or immersion because everything is painfully self aware and ironic. An RPG where you don't care what happens because nobody seems like a real character. Just a stereotype of one.

    If you want borderlands with some more dialogue, go for this. If you're expecting Fallout among the stars you will be disappointed.
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  6. Feb 12, 2020
    5
    Скучно, вторично, безвкусно. Изо всех сил пытался получить положительные эмоции, но не смог, хоть и поначалу были какие-то надежды. Это неСкучно, вторично, безвкусно. Изо всех сил пытался получить положительные эмоции, но не смог, хоть и поначалу были какие-то надежды. Это не уровень Obsidian, это проходной продукт с целью заработать денег под брендом Obsidian. Больше говорить не о чем. Expand
  7. Oct 10, 2020
    0
    Good game. Wish it to be a bit more hardcore without map/ui pointers on every single action/quest. Also a bit buggy still. However, greatGood game. Wish it to be a bit more hardcore without map/ui pointers on every single action/quest. Also a bit buggy still. However, great game, worth playing and buying. Expand

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