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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: 72 out of 77
  2. Negative: 0 out of 77
  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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  1. Negative: 50 out of 477
  1. Oct 28, 2019
    10
    It is exactly what you would expect from a Obsidian rpg. Excellent game, great writing, dense atmosphere, tough choices. Its the complete package.
  2. Oct 25, 2019
    10
    i can finally stop playing skyrim, but seriously this game is everything i wanted in a space RPG
  3. 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
  4. Mar 28, 2020
    9
    Thank you, Obsidian, for making one of the best RPG experiences I have had in a very long time.

    I just finished my first play through doing
    Thank you, Obsidian, for making one of the best RPG experiences I have had in a very long time.

    I just finished my first play through doing the main story and most of the side quests all in about 35 hours. While I felt that the experience ended a bit sooner than I wanted, I have to say that the Outer Worlds was phenomenal. I have always loved the concept of “pulp sci fi” and am a huge fan of New Vegas, so this game’s setting and design was an absolute treat. What I loved the most was its excellent writing (with all-around top notch voice acting), fully-realized and immersive setting, actual role-playing, and incredibly fun character customization. I felt that the game did a nice job balancing depth with accessibility. The experience never felt dumbed down, so I could enjoy modding my equipment and making minute stat changes, but without feeling like I was wasting time.

    I did not find any glaring problems with the game. The combat was quite good, if a little simple and on the easy side. I also loved making difficult choices, although sometimes I felt like faction quest-lines tended to fizzle out without many real consequences. The ending also felt like it came on abruptly and had a rather bland final level compared to the spectacular locations throughout the rest of the game, although there were some cool touches that reflected the choices you made throughout the game. The loading can also be a bit of a pain toward the end when you are constantly bouncing between locations.

    Minor issues aside, this was simply one of the best games I have played in a long time to where I felt 100% immersed with the characters and setting. I am a little sad to be here writing this review knowing it is over, but I will surely be picking it up again for a second playthrough!
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  5. Nov 19, 2019
    8
    This is Obsidian at it's best. A great narrative and fun gameplay. Decisions actual affect outcome and I don't have to pay $100 a year toThis is Obsidian at it's best. A great narrative and fun gameplay. Decisions actual affect outcome and I don't have to pay $100 a year to enjoy mediocirty ;) It's a bit linear but in the end I don't mind. Expand
  6. Mar 17, 2021
    7
    Game impress first, but after three hours of playing it will disappoint you. I expected more intelligent AI in 2019. after two hours ofGame impress first, but after three hours of playing it will disappoint you. I expected more intelligent AI in 2019. after two hours of playing i understand why skill "+25% damage if you alone" was added to game. They can just stay aroud you and do nothing or run into heart of fight and die in seconds. 0 points for balance with **** (7 real) Expand
  7. Jun 21, 2020
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Херь полная. Жалкое подобие серии Fallout. Визуальная составляющая полная жопа, ужас просто. Не красиво, не интересно. Expand

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