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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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Score distribution:
  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. Feb 4, 2020
    10
    My new favourite RPG. Hope this becomes a franchise. Fun characters and worlds. Wish the game was longer but im satisfied with what I got.
  3. Oct 25, 2019
    9
    Very good game, It's Indie 2A at it's finest. But, almost paradoxal, it feels more like a Fallout 3 than a full Fallout New Vegas. SomethingVery good game, It's Indie 2A at it's finest. But, almost paradoxal, it feels more like a Fallout 3 than a full Fallout New Vegas. Something is still missing about the athmosphere, but discovering a new world and a new finely crafted lore really worth it. Expand
  4. Nov 1, 2019
    8
    Мне The Outer Worlds очень понравилась. Obsidian сделали одну из лучших игр в этом году. Конечно, у неё есть недостатки такие как: МалоеМне The Outer Worlds очень понравилась. Obsidian сделали одну из лучших игр в этом году. Конечно, у неё есть недостатки такие как: Малое разнообразие врагов, боёвку можно было сделать и лучше и конечно самое печальное, учитывая что эту игру сделала студия которая создала Fallout new vegas, это отсутствие моддинга. Но эти минусы с лихвой окупает: Сеттинг, музыка, геймплей - давно я не видел игор где от твои навыки влияют на столь многие аспекты игры. И конечно же диалоги. В конечном итоге мне игра зашла, и я до сейх пор прохожу её с упоением спустя много времени. Expand
  5. Oct 29, 2019
    6
    Игра отличная, но не лишена проблем. Система диалогов приятная, квесты интересные, но твисты легко угадываются, если до этого играл хотя бы вИгра отличная, но не лишена проблем. Система диалогов приятная, квесты интересные, но твисты легко угадываются, если до этого играл хотя бы в New Vegas. Стрельба пластмассовая, оружие выглядит и ощущается как игрушечное, но привыкнуть можно. Система напарников с их квестами не плохая, да и состав принёс мне достаточно лулзов. Три девушки разных рас, из них одна лесбиянка, плюс робот и плюс один белый гетеросексуальный мужчина. Программа по уходу от претензий меньшинств выполнена. Основной сюжет в целом не плох и не прямой как палка, но финал подкачал. Широкого разнообразия врагов в игре нет, что обидно, но допустимо. Игра старается быть лутинг шутером, но ввиду однообразности арсенала и обилия хлама, разложенного по локациям, превращается в симулятор межгалактического бомжа. Картинка в игре выглядит приятно, однако от обилия красок порой натурально болят глаза. Плюс с чисто технической точки зрения игра отстала от индустрии лет на пять. И пара слов о производительности. На систеМе r3 2200 + 1650 с 8gb оперативной памяти игра на ультра настройках работает в 60 fps С периодическими фризами примерно раз в 20 минут независимо от сцены. Expand
  6. Apr 18, 2020
    5
    This game is pretty good, but to me, it is a bit over-hyped.

    --Some things I like about the game are-- Has a good dialog system (How a
    This game is pretty good, but to me, it is a bit over-hyped.

    --Some things I like about the game are--
    Has a good dialog system (How a dialog system SHOULD be)
    Has very decent graphics and cool things to check out and see
    Time dilation mechanic is awesome.
    Has a good level and perk system, although a bit LESS customizable then i'd like

    --Some things I don't like about the game are--
    Kind of trying to be like Boarderlands a bit too much.
    The enemies are SO dumb, is almost not even fun battling them.
    A lot of the women in the game are trying way too hard to be men.
    Pretty simple and linear quests.
    Npc's are a bit bland, and the voice acting is sub par.
    Feels like they were going for a little kid demographic.
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  7. Dec 25, 2020
    0
    It's just a game that was made to be made.

    The copypasted gameplay of Fallout 3 (yet with a lot of limitations), party management from ME
    It's just a game that was made to be made.

    The copypasted gameplay of Fallout 3 (yet with a lot of limitations), party management from ME and the artstyle from Bioshock. The crafting is stupid, Unique items make no sense and graphics are f-ing soap. No, really, I've upgraded my PC recently and now I have no texture lags or anything like that, and STILL there're plenty of hardcoded filters and distance loading limitations that make the game look blurry as hell. Even with mods it's still barely bearable.
    And why tf are there no beautiful women and no smart men? Well, that's a thing a lot of people have already spoke about, but I must say that the "agenda" didn't really bother me, I didn't even noticed any feminist propaganda or something, and yet NPCs around me looked too disbalanced in that matter. It just didn't feel natural.
    Mobs and their "aggro areas" are a joke.
    People around you look alive, until you do something serious, and they react just a bit, just like in Bethesda games, which feels like another copypaste of other game's stupidity.
    And you cannot remove helmet from your party member. Like, COME ON, WTF.

    Overall: Obsidian tried to make something on their own, something theirs. But they have, as we say, farted in a puddle. Gameplay is a copypaste, artstyle is a copypaste, and the scenario is just stupid. The game was not created to introduce you a new gameplay, or to tell you a good story. It's just a game that was made to be made.
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