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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: 72 out of 76
  2. Negative: 0 out of 76
  1. Oct 24, 2019
    100
    More than just Fallout in space, this action-RPG is a delightful sci-fi romp with razor-sharp writing, lashings of humour and enough content to entertain you for months.
  2. Oct 23, 2019
    92
    The Outer Worlds is a triumph for Obsidian Entertainment and AA games in general. They set out to create a successor to New Vegas and succeeded on every conceivable level. Every mechanic I loved from that game, including the stunningly robust faction system, has been taken to new heights. Sure, the world isn't quite as big as New Vegas, but with the almost-limitless choices the game offers you, it feels just as massive. The Outer Worlds may not reinvent the genre, but it is an outstanding example of how engaging RPGs can be when created by developers who have a passion for them and video games in general!
  3. Oct 25, 2019
    90
    It’s an almost instant classic with some of the best character interactions I have had in years.
  4. Nov 8, 2019
    85
    While a bit safe in design, The Outer World offers a well imagined new world with great writing, crazy characters & politics, 30 well-packed hours with tons of replayability and a sublime background texture of Easter eggs, tributes and well crafted jokes.
  5. Oct 22, 2019
    83
    If you've spent years craving the old Fallout formula, The Outer Worlds will hit the spot.
  6. Oct 24, 2019
    80
    The Outer Worlds soars on the strength of its characterisation not only of the main crew but its supporting cast. Every character met is a fleshed out personality with their own hopes and dreams that will keep the quest log full, just to hear the peaks and troughs of life on the fringes of space from another point of view. With such a lot going for it narrative wise, it's a relief to see the combat, skill tree, and controls not let the side down; the only downside being the emptiness of some of the major settlements, especially after speaking to so many about a hub of life on every corner. With the time and care given to making everything so unique, not only the buildings but also the inhabitants, it's a small gripe that doesn't detract from an otherwise great title.
  7. Oct 23, 2019
    60
    It’s safe, but very welcoming. I can even see it developing into sequels if Microsoft chooses to support it and the fans embrace it, which I have no doubt will happen – some games are just made to cosplay. For those that were disappointed with Fallout 76 going online multiplayer, this is the single-player RPG you’ve been looking for. If you’re hankering for somewhere you can while away the hours talking shit, chuckling and prodding at the locals, you won’t be disappointed.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 38 out of 389
  1. Oct 25, 2019
    10
    This game is excactly what I was hoping for. As a huge fan of the older Fallout series I can tell, this the progression the newer FalloutThis game is excactly what I was hoping for. As a huge fan of the older Fallout series I can tell, this the progression the newer Fallout games failed to achieve. Expand
  2. Oct 27, 2019
    10
    The best RPG of the year. Stunningly beautiful, wonderfully written, and a glimmer of hope for the genre
  3. Oct 27, 2019
    10
    Do you know those games you play and lose track of time? Outer Worlds is one of these games. In a time where everything is microtransactionDo you know those games you play and lose track of time? Outer Worlds is one of these games. In a time where everything is microtransaction and multiplayer, Outer Worlds shows why RPGs are so beloved. Choices and consequences, moral freedom and a dynamic world that changes with those choices, a game that is built to respect the player's decisions, with charismatic characters you can love or love to hate, amazing writing and intriguing world. Outer Worlds fills a gap left by franchises that were once RPGs and today are generic Looter-Shooter (*COF COF*). Do you want an RPG? Outer Worlds is the one for you. Expand
  4. Nov 20, 2019
    9
    This game is exactly what I was looking for from Obsidian. It has everything I love about role playing games and nothing that I hate.This game is exactly what I was looking for from Obsidian. It has everything I love about role playing games and nothing that I hate. Everything feels like it had so much love and attention put into it and I'm so happy I can play a role playing game where my choices matter. The only negative thing about this game is how short it feels. It's like eating a really delicious meal and you still feel hungry when you're done. Expand
  5. Oct 27, 2019
    9
    I'm honestly in love with this game, the mechanics flesh out like a massively improved fallout game pre-76. Some things are a little quirkyI'm honestly in love with this game, the mechanics flesh out like a massively improved fallout game pre-76. Some things are a little quirky and wild like negative perks for starting in low attributes. But the choices, the character you can choose to build, the ability to adapt a persona is powerful and unique in this game. I went for a well balanced character that excelled in intelligence and perception for long gun preferences. I've managed to stay pretty balanced in my dealings with factions and moral choices. Theres so much to take advantage of in this game like stealth options and various forms of persuasion. Then subtletys like dragging your shy crewmate into social situations and quietly encouraging them to better themselves so I can be a good captain, downright outstanding. Be what you want and the game adapts, have fun! Expand
  6. Oct 28, 2019
    7
    It's not a bad game but it's a 6.5 - 7 at bests. Once again stupid side quests added for game time, I would of prefered a shorter game if theyIt's not a bad game but it's a 6.5 - 7 at bests. Once again stupid side quests added for game time, I would of prefered a shorter game if they had of left them out. Over all it was an enjoyable weekend playing but it was just short of the mark. Expand
  7. Dec 22, 2019
    0
    The game looked really good and was interesting until i find that i cannot play it the way i like it on the keyboard nor even on a controllerThe game looked really good and was interesting until i find that i cannot play it the way i like it on the keyboard nor even on a controller because it lacks accessibility and full remapping options. These are features that most games offer that this game lacks. Expand

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