My unease aside, The Outer Worlds: Spacer’s Choice Edition is a mighty pleasant way for a sci-fi RPG fan to spend 30-40 hours, especially if you haven’t yet played its two DLC packs. It is wonderfully crafted, offers compelling choices between “right” and “wrong,” and gives curious players a few hidden pathways beyond those binaries. Its worlds are compact and homespun. It is not a galaxy of content, but in a world full of corporate bloat, overlong working hours, console wars, and games as a service, all I can say is thank goodness for that.
The Outer Worlds: Spacer's Choice Edition proves to be the perfect version for those who haven't been able to enjoy the game and its expansions previously. There's not much to appeal for those who want to return to this universe beyond the expected visual and technical improvements, although there are notable performance issues that would still need attention.
ABSOLUTELY AAMAZING GAME!!! I am loving all of the incredible intrigue and very important choices and consequences that stem from those choices.
I am really glad I purchased the Spacer's Choice Edition because it looks BEAUTIFUL and with the new feature of AMD's FidelityFX Resolution 2 I am able to sustain over 100 fps at 4K with my RTX 3080.
Money WELL Spent and I am glad that I waited to purchase this on Steam and Loving it for real!
The game is a brilliant masterpiece!!! I couldn’t stop playing it and it was my second run after a few years back. The game doesn’t feel like an AAA budget but it's even better to test how it will work and maybe the second game will reach something new.
The Outer Worlds is an awesome game, so it’s nice to have the option to enjoy it with all the amenities of a new generation of hardware. While the performance is a bit iffy, the visuals really pop, and the updated character models add to your immersion in this imaginative space adventure. It’s no surprise we’ve got a second one on the way, and now you can get ready for the sequel on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S in style.
Though savagely undercut by performance issues, The Outer Worlds: Spacer's Choice still remains a stellar RPG and a muscular content offering despite its technical problems. Nonetheless, the unstable framerate coupled with frame pacing issues results in the tarnishing of the definitive version of The Outer Worlds that really should have been so much polished than it is here.
I’d probably recommend the original release, which is available at a much cheaper price across all platforms, and then maybe pick up the DLC on the side, instead of opting for this new Spacer’s Choice Edition. Ideally additional patches will get this version of the game to where it needs to be, but out of the gate this is not a version of The Outer Worlds I would recommend picking up.
The Outer Worlds is an excellent game, but the Spacer's Choice Edition remaster doesn't live up to it. Sure, it can look nicer with more prevalent reflections and changes to the lighting, but it can also be really rather dark, and performance on PS5 is far from perfect. You're better off sticking with the original release via backward compatibility.
With the modern ability to patch games, there’s a good chance this review might be rendered completely irrelevant within a few months — that’s one of the perils of writing something in an age where so many experiences are dramatically different months after release. My hope is that someday the Spacer’s Choice Edition will be a great version of The Outer Worlds, but that day ain’t today.
Only good thing about this version is that it's on PS5 still, however, the sequel won't be. Such a shame. Obsidian used to thrive as a developer, and now that Microsoft owns them I can see them disappearing into the void like Scalebound.
This is the best edition of The Outer Worlds. The game with both expansions offer close to 100 hours of gameplay, most of it fun. The game runs great on PS5. I used the quality 30 fps mode and never had any issues with the graphics or the framerate. I especially enjoyed the Peril on Gorgon expansion. If that's the direction Obsidian is heading with Outer Worlds 2, the game is in good hands!
The game is clearly inspired by both Fallout and Bioshock. But it fails to achieve the greatness of those games. As a FPS shooter it is really mediocre. The gunplay is boring and unchallenging (I played on "hard")'. An as an RPG it lacks the exploration and discovery aspects of Fallout, and also suffers from worse mechanics and less than stellar writing.
Still, the story and writing is the strong point of The Outer Worlds. It's not Obsidian's best effort, but better than most other games out there. Sometimes ham-fisted, sometimes cringe-worthy, and frequently excessively satirical, it is still a good effort.
Apart from the over-the-top satire, the graphical style is also over-the-top, with garish and loud colors. Especially the outdoor environment. Indoor scenes are more refined.
The outdoor environment is definitely one of the game's weak points. There isn't much to explore and discover, and the world is filled with the same three kinds of monsters in a few variations. The mid-game world of Monarch is easily the low point of the game. It was a bit of a slog to get through, with a confusing map without logical progression, which tended to mangle and confuse the story.
The latest 1.2 patch caused a bunch of issues, and I experienced frequent crashed after I upgraded. I highly recommend waiting for a more stable release before playing this.
I don't think I would pay full price for this, but it's worth picking up if there is a sale.
A decent setting and progression system, standard first person shooting, loading times are faster thanks to SSD.
Performance issues resulting in major frame rate drops and plenty of crashes, minuscule visual upgrades, lack of accessibility features.
In conclusion, The Outer Worlds: Spacer’s Choice ends up being a half baked package that doesn’t really justify its price tag. Whatever miniscule upgrades have been done to the experience don’t really amount to much in the grand scheme of things, and with performance issues galore – Spacer’s Choice isn’t the definitive edition of the game that it clearly wanted to be. It’s an easy pass for those who have already played through the game and its DLCs. And those who haven’t played it, they might be better off sticking to other better games in the genre.
This review is purely based on this edition of the game and not the base game and dlc. In short it looks stunning vs the ps4 edition, nice shadows good lighting, very vibrant and colourful and great loading times but that is where this good streak ends. The rest of the upgrades are woefully underwhelming, extremely poor performance on both graphics settings, nasty graphical glitches that completely break immersion (shinny hair, pop in, non existent shadows etc.).
All this makes the product very hard to say it's an upgrade but this is rather summed up quite well from one of the games corporate slogans "It's not the best choice, it's spacers choice" (nowhere near the best.)
The original version of the game was a nice, if short and underbaked, spiritual sequel to New Vegas. It was a ton of fun, with deep play choices and interesting characters. OG Outer Worlds was one of my top games when it came out. Highly, highly recommended.
THIS version on the other hand, is a bug-ridden, unoptimized mess. I could not tell you to stay away enough. I'm actually planning to avoid all Private Division games from now on, just because of the atrocious work on this game. You can't trust them with anything.
SummaryThe Outer Worlds: Spacer’s Choice Edition includes the base game and all add-on content as the definitive way to play the beloved RPG from Obsidian Entertainment. This remastered masterpiece is optimized to be the absolute best version of The Outer Worlds… even if you choose to play this critically acclaimed RPG as the absolute worst ver...