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  • Summary: You are an exile, outcast and downtrodden, sentenced to walk in a barbaric wasteland where the weak are crushed and only the strong can live. Here you must fight to survive, build, and dominate the world alone on your own server, or with enemies and allies in online multiplayer.

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    You are an exile, outcast and downtrodden, sentenced to walk in a barbaric wasteland where the weak are crushed and only the strong can live. Here you must fight to survive, build, and dominate the world alone on your own server, or with enemies and allies in online multiplayer.

    Journey through a vast, seamless world filled with the ruins of ancient civilizations and uncover its dark history and buried secrets as you seek to conquer and dominate the exiled lands yourself. Start with nothing but your bare hands and forge the legacy of your clan, from simple tools and weapons to gigantic fortresses and entire cities. Enslave the bandits of the exiled lands to do your bidding by breaking them on the grueling Wheel of Pain. Sacrifice the beating hearts of your enemies on the blood-soiled altars of your god to seize true power and glory. Summon the colossal avatar of your god and see them lay waste to your enemies and their homes.

    Just remember: in this brutal land of vengeful gods, bloodthirsty cannibals, and vicious monsters, survival is more than tracking down food and water. Explore mysterious ruins in search of treasure and knowledge, but beware the risk of your mind being corrupted by the dark forces of the world. Traverse vast sand dunes and seek shelter from scouring sandstorms sweeping across the burning sands. March into war against your enemies and unleash your savage fury in brutal combat. Go in unprepared and it will be your head rolling and limbs flying.

    Conan Exiles is not an empty sandbox. It is a world rich in history where you must discover the knowledge and secrets of ancient civilizations as you struggle to build your own.

    * SURVIVE THE BARBARIC WASTELAND
    In the world of Conan the Barbarian, survival is more than being well-fed and hydrated. Here you must weather scouring sandstorms, save your mind from being corrupted and going insane, and fight vicious monsters from the darkest holes of the earth.

    * BUILD YOUR LEGACY IN A VAST, SEAMLESS WORLD
    Journey through a huge, seamless world filled with danger and opportunity, exploring everything from sand dunes to towering ruins. Harvest resources to craft tools and weapons, then build everything from a small settlement to entire cities.

    * DISCOVER THE DARK HISTORY OF ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS
    Explore shadow-haunted ruins of ancient civilizations and discover great treasures and knowledge. Learn about the people who inhabited this world before and what led to their demise through inscriptions, wandering NPCs, and the environment itself.

    * CALL UPON THE POWER OF THE GODS
    Cut out the hearts of your enemies and sacrifice it upon the altars of your god to earn their blessing. Summon and take direct control of huge, towering avatars and wreak havoc on your enemies as you crush their homes and drive them from their lands.

    * DEFEND YOUR LAND WITH AN ARMY OF SLAVES
    Enslave the criminals of the exiled lands and force them to join your cause and defend your territory. Put them through the grueling Wheel of Pain to break their will, then turn them into archers, crafters, entertainers, and more. Find rare thralls for the greatest rewards!

    * DOMINATE YOUR ENEMIES
    March forth to war against your enemies, use explosives and see their fortifications crumble to dust, then unleash your savage fury with brutal attacks that will see heads rolling and limbs flying. Find or craft a wide range of weapons and armor.

    * PLAY TOGETHER OR ALONE
    Play alone locally or fight for survival and dominance in persistent multiplayer on public servers. You can also host your own server and invite others to join you in a world where you have full control of the rules and settings. Want to play with just handful of friends? Try co-op mode!

    * CONTROL YOUR EXPERIENCE
    When playing alone locally or on a server you are the administrator of you have access to a range of in-game tools. These allow you to change progression speed, spawn monsters, turn yourself invisible, deactivate avatars, and much more. Be the dungeon master of your own server!

    * PLAY WITH MODS
    Download Conan Exiles mods directly from the Steam workshop to customize your game experience. You can also download the custom Conan Exiles Unreal Editor and start creating your own!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. May 22, 2018
    88
    Conan Exiles is a truly addictive and enjoyable open-world survival game that has me hook, line and sinker!
  2. Jun 19, 2018
    80
    Yes, the crafting does get overcomplicated, the first few hours are a real slog and there are some visual stutters, however, if you loved ARK: Survival Evolved and other games of this ilk, then this is a must buy title for you to experience.
  3. Jun 25, 2018
    80
    We are facing a very hard and demanding MMORPG with a huge world full of possibilities. It can be overwhelming for beginners in the genre, but it offers hundreds of hours of fun.
  4. May 28, 2018
    75
    This is a game with a huge map and with almost infinite content. Funcom has brought Conan the Barbarian’s world to a very complete game and improving what we saw in the early access, even though it has some flaws to be fixed.
  5. May 30, 2018
    65
    Conan Exiles is loaded with possibilities and danger. But the poor online performance and a long list of glitches are currently killing the game, which begs for fixes.
  6. May 29, 2018
    60
    Conan Exiles is a game that is rewarding to survive in, considering you start off with nothing at all. Going from an exiled criminal to the owner of a large riverfront property is a great feeling. Learning the ins and outs of how to thrive in the Exiled Lands is enjoyable, especially when doing so with other players. These positives tend to be forgotten though, and can be completely eclipsed by the game’s main pitfalls. The frame rate is unacceptable at times, which then affects the already subpar combat.
  7. May 24, 2018
    30
    Ultimately, Conan Exiles is one of the most unsatisfying games I’ve ever played. Its crafting and resource systems may be dense enough that the ultra-patient could find something to enjoy here, but anyone else would likely walk away with their hands thrown up in defeat. The mind-numbing tedium of harvesting resources, woefully boring combat, and a slew of bugs left me feeling completely underwhelmed and unimpressed when it was all said and done.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. May 11, 2018
    10
    Best game in genre for sure! Mature, a lot to do, great building and combat. Definitely worth it.
  2. May 13, 2018
    9
    Great survival game!

    I played this some months ago on PC, glad it finally came to PS4. Nice expansions of the game with the new areas, and
    Great survival game!

    I played this some months ago on PC, glad it finally came to PS4. Nice expansions of the game with the new areas, and after they improved the combat it is awesome. I was a bit annoyed that there was a shortage of public servers, but I joined a private one which turned out to pretty cool with some real PvP action.
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  3. May 8, 2018
    8
    I’m a massive fan of the Xbox One Game Preview program and in my opinion I think it’s a little underutilized. Conan Exiles has been in theI’m a massive fan of the Xbox One Game Preview program and in my opinion I think it’s a little underutilized. Conan Exiles has been in the program for nearly nine months now and I’ve seen a lot of ups and downs along the way, but as it stands at the moment I think the developers have a done a brilliant job and they’ve definitely got more right than wrong over the months. One thing that’s really improved over the month’s is the combat that’s present in the game. The combat now feels awesome and there is a great deal of gore that will no doubt satisfy quite a lot of people. Another thing that’s improved are the building and crafting mechanics. These mechanics work extremely well now throughout and to say there are a lot of things you can build would be a massive understatement. One thing that the game has never really lacked is content and there’s more than enough here to keep you satisfied for thousands of hours. I know a few people who’ve done nothing but play this game for month’s on end and they’re still not bored, which shows you that the game has quite a lot of replayability. You will however take a while to get used to the game and you will notice that the game can feel a tad unfair at times. This can be quite annoying to say the least but I recommend that you ride it out because it does become easier as you progress thanks to the decent skill tree. One thing that will frustrate you throughout your time with the game though are the amount of bugs that are present. Don’t get me wrong none of these bugs are game-breaking its just that there are too many of them and this will no doubt be off-putting for some. Thankfully I was eventually able to look past the issues the game has and that was mainly down to the fantastic world in which the game takes place. The world is very enjoyable and has a great size to it, but most important of all it feels alive at all times which is great. The presentation side of the world may not be for everybody, but I actually quite enjoyed it and I think the visuals and sound design add to the gameplay which ultimately makes things become even more of an immersive experience. At the end of the day Conan Exiles has gone through quite the journey to get where it is today and if you’re one of those people who didn’t like what you saw a few months ago then I fully recommend that you check it out again because it has seen a lot of significant improvements. Without a doubt the developers have been listening to the community and for that reason it gets a big thumbs up from me. Expand
  4. May 9, 2018
    6
    Gameplay: Conan Exiles has been in beta on steam for some time, and now makes its full debut on PS4, Xbox One and PC. I was given an Xbox OneGameplay: Conan Exiles has been in beta on steam for some time, and now makes its full debut on PS4, Xbox One and PC. I was given an Xbox One review copy, so my experience may differ from those other versions. In Conan Exiles, you get to customize your own character who is banished to the desert, to die for crimes they may or have not commit. Character customization is rather plentiful and offers many interesting choices. You can of course customize your looks, but also your voice, religion, and race. Once you finish the customization process, Conan the Barbarian frees you and you're off to start your survival adventure! The first hour or so of playing the game is really confusing and troublesome, the game don't hold your hand too much. You yourself must learn how to craft weapons, food, and clothing to be able to survive the harsh fictional world of Conan. The lands are filled with many dangerous terrains and enemies, so you need to adapt quickly in order to survive. Enemies can range from animals like crocodiles and gorillas, to rather stronger enemies such as troll creatures and large monsters. Some enemies require stronger weapons to take down, so a pickaxe my not always be the best decision. As the difficulty advances, you have must too. The map is rather massive, so different areas contain different food and resources. Overall, the game-play is what you would typically expect in an open world survival game, but the many different environments and enemies, keep the game engaging.

    Performance: Conan Exiles graphical aspects can look decent at times, and mediocre at others. For example, the environments generally look good and detailed, however everything besides that, looks half baked. Characters and enemies lack in graphical detail, and I know graphics aren't everything but it can actually be an eyesore in this case. Hair for most characters, looks un-renderd and almost silly. You got a lush jungle environment but your character sometimes looks as he is a rushed model. The lip syncing is also pretty bad. Almost always, words don't match with lip movement at all. It takes away from the adventurous feel. I played the game for a solid amount of time, and the frame is always an issue. There is a hefty amount of frame rate drops, sometimes it froze the game for a bit. For example, you jump, it may take a good amount of seconds to get down. Framerate drops and dips were the only bugs I have experienced so far. However, these need to be fixed soon, I know opened world games always contain bugs, but at least make it so I can play the game at a constant framerate.

    ETC: There is also the option to play online with friends or on servers. You can also rent a server if you want to play privately with some friends. There are a decent amount of servers to choose from, so have fun with it. However, I personally prefer to play alone.

    Overall: Overall, I believe Conan Exiles is a decent open world game that delivers on the survival promise. The game offers many challenges are test your wits of survival. The graphics are kind of disappointing for Xbox One standards, however most of my negativity comes from the games technical problems. These really need to be fixed and do affect the game-play, and can make it not fun at times. I give Conan Exiles a 6 out of 10. The game-play is decent overall, I have no problems with that. However, it's the technical aspects that make me weigh the score down.
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  5. May 14, 2018
    4
    The title has been updated to a full release meaning it’s no longer Early Access; you can review my (Chad's) initial thoughts at Garage BandThe title has been updated to a full release meaning it’s no longer Early Access; you can review my (Chad's) initial thoughts at Garage Band Gamers. While a number of the issues have been improved or even outright fixed, the game is still far from perfect. The visuals have been greatly improved with far more details and textures being used, although the graphics still have a great deal of bugs associated with them. Certain enemies or objects will regularly tear and pop through other environments, and items will display the incorrect texture all together - this happens quite often with the large scorpions I found a few hours into my time with the full release. While some look simply outstanding, you'll notice that upon death some will take on the textures from other creatures. This becomes more of an issue when there are more enemies on the screen, with some of the largest enemies often disappearing in the middle of a battle, or sometimes knocking the player through the ground into a never-ending fall. At their best, the creatures and enemies do appear to be on par with those featured in Skyrim, but at their worst they kind of look similar to those in Morrowind running on a barebones PC.

    As I stated earlier, there isn't much of a narrative to the game outside of some minor tasks given at the opening such as eat, drink, and essentially survive as long as possible within the game world. I chose to start a new character and just work my way north looking for something of interest. While you will occasionally come across a friendly NPC, they rarely have anything noteworthy to say or do aside from offer a minor XP bump for killing them. Some would say trying to survive is enough gameplay for them, but I prefer a bit more of a story from a game, even if it's a minimal one.

    In the pre-release, I found the survival mechanics to be a bit brutal, which is still the case when playing by default settings. Now when playing solo or in co-op, you can set up your game to suit your skill or lack thereof, which works when playing PvE, but on the PvP end of the spectrum it makes an unforgiving game even more difficult. After jumping into games to only be killed repeatedly after spawning I opted to play solo. This made the experience more enjoyable, but also took much of the challenge away. Sadly, once you've started, you cannot tweak these settings, which would have made finding a proper middle ground more attainable.

    The game world is huge and ripe for exploring, with new locals being added to your map as you come across them, giving the player the option to highlight specific areas on the map using icons or names of their choosing. Sadly, there is no quick travel or option to make the markers appear on the in-game HUD, making navigation tricky and cumbersome. Adding insult to injury, your only option for respawning at death is the starting point of the game, unless you are lucky enough to setup a bed to rest in or found a structure at some point in your journey. The game fails to tell you this in any meaningful way, which means your first death will likely be a devastating one.

    Logic says that just building stuff more frequently would help this, right? Well, this mechanic is a chore, as building is far from intuitive. You'll be given an idea of the size of the piece you’ll be working with similar to Fallout 4; however, nine times out of ten, you won't be able to place anything for some unexplained reason. Most of the other mechanics featured in the game are just as cumbersome, if not worse. Combat is a crapshoot if your attacks will even land, with many creatures or enemies being invincible while others die by you simply looking at them. The same can be said for crafting, as the game seems to ignore your full inventory of items needed and requires you to exit and re-enter the menu repeatedly to get the option of creating the item. Naturally, this is all done while being open to attack from lingering enemies. Since weapons and items can rarely be looted or found, crafting is a huge part of the game and will be required to keep up on your armor and weapons.

    With so many great RPGs on the market that offer a wealth of content and level of polish Conan Exiles will likely never achieve, it is hard to recommend this title. With its presentation and poor mechanics hidden behind some slick trailers, this is nothing more than a free-to-play game hiding behind a retail price point.
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  6. Aug 2, 2018
    3
    Il y a je crois plus d'un an, j'avais essayé une démo de ce Conan et j'en étais ressorti assez intrigué : le concept et les principesIl y a je crois plus d'un an, j'avais essayé une démo de ce Conan et j'en étais ressorti assez intrigué : le concept et les principes semblaient intéressants voire prometteurs mais à 35 balles, ça me semblait risqué d'autant que le jeu était encore en "game preview", c'est-à-dire clairement pas fini...

    Puis fin 2017, une promotion à -50% m'a décidé et Funcom venait d'annoncer que la version finale sortait en juin 2018. Alors j'ai téléchargé le machin, l'ai rangé dans un coin du disque dur et patienté sagement 6 mois, car il n'est certainement pas dans mes habitudes de jouer à des jeux pas finis...

    Assez curieusement, les patches ont été très rares durant ces derniers 6 mois de la game preview, puis le jour dit, le jeu a grossi, passant de 30 à 47 Go... Du classique en fin de compte pour un jeu qui passe en version défiinitive, terminée. Et là, depuis juin, les patches déboulent assez régulièrement entre 7 et 9 Go à chaque fois : une paille... mais soit !

    Je lis régulièrement dans le fil d'actu que le jeu a de graves problèmes de stabilité et de connexion, car il est avant tout axé sur le multi. Personnellement, je n'y ai joué qu'en solo -non connecté- et dans ces conditions -à part peut-être un plantage- le jeu est d'une stabilité exemplaire.

    En tant que jeu de survie et d'artisanat -un peu comme Ark ou No Man's Sky- Conan possède les mêmes défauts inhérents à ce nouveau genre : il faut farmer les ressources comme un crevard et tout fabriquer de A à Z, y compris sa maison et tutti quanti... Amusant au début, ça devient évidemment vite répétitif. Et presque pénible, car l'interface est très perfectible... bien que nettement supérieure à celle d'Ark, soit dit en passant !

    Le monde est vaste et joli mais assez vide, le combat est dans l'ensemble assez... foireux. En 1440p sur la X, Conan utilise l'Unreal 4 pas trop mal mais le jeu est victime d'à-coups de temps à autre malgré le vide qui y règne. A part boire, manger, farmer et fabriquer des trucs, buter quelques sauvages et bestioles, le jeu ne propose rien si ce n'est de l'exploration basique : pas de quêtes, ni de scénario, ni d'objectifs... rien.

    L'intérêt cela dit est la nudité totale, ce qui explique l'engouement sur moult serveurs où tout le monde se met sur la gueule à poil ! fille ou garçon, pas de jaloux, vous avez le choix. Il ne manquerait plus que quelques mods pornos, ma foi. Mais ça n'arrivera pas sur Xbox, on s'en doute bien.

    Puis début août, un DLC cosmétique sort (des armures et des conneries...), un DLC payant et donc un patch déboule comme souvent pour "préparer" l'arrivée du DLC. Aucun autre correctif dans ce patch, juste un patch préparatoir... et là boum, c'est 49 Go dans ta face ! le développeur explique qu'avec leur système de textures, il faut recompiler à la moindre modification et que c'est à cause de la certification Microsoft et blablabla... prends-nous pour des cons, on te dira rien !

    Je trouvais déjà le jeu très médiocre et j'ai une connexion très rapide mais c'est pas une raison pour gâcher autant de bande passante !... alors je l'ai zappé directum le Conan, je l'ai exilé dans les oubliettes de la désinstallation : le donjon des indés foirés dont il n'est pas près de ressortir.

    Quel dommage, car il y avait du potentiel... mais avec des branques pareils, ça ne donnera jamais rien.
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  7. Jun 28, 2018
    0
    Horrible game company that tends to suspend their players at random and refuses to give players a reason (Except: Sorry, its extremely busy weHorrible game company that tends to suspend their players at random and refuses to give players a reason (Except: Sorry, its extremely busy we can't answer)). I highly recommend to not deal with this company.

    Funcom games are also in general extremely buggy but every game does has its unique flavor. Its just that the company is too horrible that I can't recommend any of their games.
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