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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 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  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
    83
    No, The Outer Worlds is by no means the biggest, most complex or epic RPG of recent years. But the latest coup from Obsidian Entertainment has its heart in the right place.
  5. CD-Action
    Nov 25, 2019
    80
    The world may not remember it for years to come but here and now it’s worth giving it a chance – mostly because of the tragicomic atmosphere of the narrative, well fleshed out characters, and remarkable and funny dialogue. [13/2019, p.46]
  6. Oct 22, 2019
    80
    Despite its refreshing setting and sharp dialogue, this is an almost retro-infused sci-fi adventure that relies heavily on mechanics established by Bethesdas Fallout games, while never reaching their depth nor scope. It's accessible, witty and great fun if you keep your expectations in check, even though the main story and some long-term decisions don't quite live up to their full potential.
  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 28, 2019
    10
    No preorder bonus, no monetization, no live service crap. This one actually works!
  2. Oct 29, 2019
    10
    Very good game, it is silky smooth and runs fantastic. I have not had a single problem with it yet. In my opinion this is the game I did notVery good game, it is silky smooth and runs fantastic. I have not had a single problem with it yet. In my opinion this is the game I did not know I was waiting for. It is fun, beautiful, well voiced, paced good and all and all just fantastic. I hope the future holds a lot more of this; not the recent BS we keep seeing. Expand
  3. 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
  4. Dec 1, 2019
    8
    There are a lot of familiar tropes to be found in The Outer Worlds. The most obvious point of comparison is the Fallout franchise. CertainlyThere are a lot of familiar tropes to be found in The Outer Worlds. The most obvious point of comparison is the Fallout franchise. Certainly the cyberpunk space mash up with 50's styled nostalgia does speak to this game.

    But its not Fallout. There are other things on offer here that set it apart. Space adventure with an anti corporate message reminiscent of the wonderful TV series Firefly. There's also a dash of Bioshock Infinite thrown in, to boot.

    Some have called this game average. I think that's because so much that's similar has gone before. I prefer to call it "polished". Its a beautiful game with an immersive open world. If you like linearity this might annoy you somewhat. I would say some of the wandering around can get tiresome. That said, there's goodies to pick up, fully fledged and well thought out RPG style character building system including weapons, armor and skills. You can pass some of these benefits on to companion characters too.

    I'll add unlike some titles this one is in my experience bug free. It loads and plays seamlessly. When you consider the amount of poorly tested crap that comes out of some major studios, this is a great effort from this games developers. They obviously care about more than the players money.

    I really really like this game. Sure it does what other's have done but it does it better, with more skill and flair. 8/10 from me.
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  5. Oct 26, 2019
    6
    This is a Fallout 4 reskin with a couple more years of development. It's fine.
  6. Jan 6, 2020
    5
    Очень быстро приедается из за "рельс" по которым приходится бегать между заданиями.Очень быстро приедается из за "рельс" по которым приходится бегать между заданиями.
  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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