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  • Summary: The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon takes place on the Gorgon asteroid, which was the site of one of the most ambitious scientific undertakings in Halcyon: the development and synthesis of Adrena-Time, a drug intended to improve the productivity of workers across the Halcyon colony.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Sep 9, 2020
    90
    Even though it’s disappointing that there are no new companions, noteworthy enemies, or gameplay systems, Peril on Gorgon is excellent for many of the same reasons that the main game was excellent. Its well-paced and immaculately written story, rock-solid comedic foundation, and open-ended RPG gameplay have carried over without losing their luster and are, in some ways, at their best here. Gorgon might be a dangerous rock that has been overrun by hostile Marauders, but it’s one heck of a spot for a hilarious and engaging multi-hour tale of intrigue.
  2. 80
    The Outer Worlds: Peril On Gorgon is story DLC done right. It builds and expands on the existing world while providing a fun, meaty new narrative for fans to dig into. It doesn't address all of the issues players had with The Outer Worlds at launch, but that doesn't stop Peril On Gorgon from being a worthy addition to Obsidian's spacefaring RPG.
  3. Sep 9, 2020
    80
    Although battling endless hordes of hyped-up marauders can grow tiresome, Peril on Gorgon adds a welcome depth to the narrative with plenty of humor wrapped in a sci-fi film-noir mystery.
  4. Sep 9, 2020
    75
    Peril on Gorgon is simply more Outer Worlds. It feels like a natural addition and fits right in with the rest of the game, while offering a slightly different tone in terms of story. The main quest is lengthy and replayable, but there’s not much in terms of side quests or gear.
  5. Sep 9, 2020
    70
    The first DLC therefore appears capable of offering fans of The Outer Worlds what they needed: a pleasant excuse to return to visit the system of Alcione.
  6. Sep 9, 2020
    70
    Quotation forthcoming.
  7. Sep 9, 2020
    60
    Players who are looking for more The Outer Worlds will likely be happy with Peril on Gorgon, but people who were hoping for something as dramatic and deadly as Fallout: New Vegas' DLC offerings like Dead Money or Lonesome Road may be left wanting. It's a great addition to a quality title, but it's not different enough to justify the separation from the main game's story, and overall Peril on Gorgon feels more like a side quest which could have been easily included in the original version of The Outer Worlds rather than costing players an extra $14.99 USD.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 6 out of 10
  1. Sep 12, 2020
    10
    Great expansion of the base game. will please those who had few outer worlds. Satire on corporatism and a lot of loot
  2. Sep 19, 2020
    10
    I read the negative reviews by players.. and it honestly confused me. I had a TON of fun playing this DLC. Now, a new companion would haveI read the negative reviews by players.. and it honestly confused me. I had a TON of fun playing this DLC. Now, a new companion would have been epic. but the lack thereof in no way justifies a negative review.. but to each their own :)

    If you enjoyed the Outer Worlds campaign and games like Fallout New Vegas, you really can't go wrong. It wasn't the best thing Obsidian has put out.. but I still had a blast playing it. We DID get new science weapons, which were/are VERY fun : ) Interestingly, some of the missions cross over into some darker content that lead the player to decide what type of hero one wants to be.

    I highly recommend it if you enjoyed the base game.
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  3. Sep 19, 2020
    9
    In the DLC, you re-visit the Halcyon system and dive deep into the mystery surrounding production of the drug that was supposed to upliftIn the DLC, you re-visit the Halcyon system and dive deep into the mystery surrounding production of the drug that was supposed to uplift workers' productivity and the whole Halcyon's quality of life, Adreno-Time. Research, testing and production took place on the remote asteroid Gorgon. Here you can experience its unique atmosphere and visuals mixing Scylla-like asteroid wilderness with its own version of small puffballs illuminating the surrounding caves, acid pools and abandoned Spacer's Choice facilities with bright white-blue glow. You will uncover the truth about circumstances that led to the shutdown of production and the real intentions and conditions that attended the whole project, some of which will not be easy to process. And of course the most difficult choices are yours to make.

    The DLC offers all the best from The Outer Worlds, be it game mechanics, visuals, music, humour or overall atmosphere. During 15-20 hours of gameplay not only will you explore the surface of Gorgon, but will also visit the Olympus Orbital Pharmaceutical Station or Byzantium on Terra 2. If you enjoyed The Outer Worlds, you will most likely not make a mistake with The Peril On Gorgon. I loved every second of it.
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  4. Sep 12, 2020
    2
    Sometimes there’s good writing, then there’s Peril on Gorgon. Outer Worlds was saved by decent writing, but it can’t elevate it past itsSometimes there’s good writing, then there’s Peril on Gorgon. Outer Worlds was saved by decent writing, but it can’t elevate it past its unambitious, safe, and dull-after-5 hours approach, was a struggle to finish and this DLC does nothing to improve on the core game. If you're in for the story and writing, you're in for a disappointment. Expand
  5. Sep 11, 2020
    2
    Lifeless DLC mechanics-wise and no new companions that doesn't add much to core game, plus you have to revert to middle game to play it, whichLifeless DLC mechanics-wise and no new companions that doesn't add much to core game, plus you have to revert to middle game to play it, which is backwards DLC design for a game that came out months ago. Bravo. Expand
  6. Sep 17, 2020
    0
    Nothing new to see here, and not worth the revisit. Obsidian's storytelling has definitely gone backwards over the years, and Peril on GorgonNothing new to see here, and not worth the revisit. Obsidian's storytelling has definitely gone backwards over the years, and Peril on Gorgon is a peril only to buyers. Expand
  7. Sep 14, 2020
    0
    Still waiting for Switch port to be fixed, but playing this DLC is shallow and even less interesting than main game (plus have to restart inStill waiting for Switch port to be fixed, but playing this DLC is shallow and even less interesting than main game (plus have to restart in middle to find it). Not a good look for a DLC and boring story and no new enemies and companions like Pillars DLC is a big nope Expand

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