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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 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Oct 22, 2019
    100
    All in all and The Outer Worlds on Xbox One is so much more than Fallout in space, and I honestly think you owe it to yourself to play this game. This is one of the most entertaining gaming experiences I’ve played this year, and I have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone and everyone.
  2. Oct 22, 2019
    92
    The Outer Worlds is not only a breath of fresh air and easily one of Obsidian’s best ever games, but it's an experience that can truly wear the player choice badge with pride. From the RPG elements to how you play, The Outer Worlds truly is your adventure. Just don’t kill anyone’s parents in it, okay?
  3. Oct 22, 2019
    90
    The Outer Worlds is simply one of the best RPGs of the generation.
  4. Oct 22, 2019
    85
    The Outer Worlds, as per this very review, will be compared to Fallout by many who play it. And really, it’s the sort of comparison that will probably benefit Obsidian’s latest RPG in the long run. Because in the end, Halcyon and its many denizens, corporations, and quirks feel like an original creation worthy of this style of RPG. And much like with the original Fallout, a place well worth visiting again in a larger and more expansive experience. Like, say, in The Outer Worlds 2.
  5. Oct 23, 2019
    82
    Obsidian knows what to do. Knowing why Fallout New Vegas was liked, they have created a spiritual successor that focuses on its strengths and adds an exquisite sense of humor to make us spend a few entertaining hours.
  6. Oct 23, 2019
    80
    The Outer Worlds is not as solid as other recent games from Obsidian, but is a very good game for hardcore RPG fans.
  7. Oct 22, 2019
    69
    The Outer Worlds looks too much like Fallout New Vegas without being able to stand out. The few innovative mechanics it incorporates don't work very well and the exploration is disappointing, with ridiculously small, uninteresting areas. Still, at the end of the day, the gameplay is rather pleasant, the story and characters that grow a little more as you go along and the replayability can make the difference, as long as the "Elder Scrolls" formula doesn't turn you off.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 24 out of 251
  1. Oct 25, 2019
    10
    A few hours in and I felt I had to give this game some love. I thought the days where long gone for the golden age of gaming in which we gotA few hours in and I felt I had to give this game some love. I thought the days where long gone for the golden age of gaming in which we got to play fallout 3 and new Vegas but this has game me hope that it can still happen. This is what fallout 4 should have been, Bethesda take note this is how you make an amazing action RPG and if you left fallout with obsidian maybe fallout 76 my have never happened. WELL DONE OBSIDIAN!!!! Expand
  2. Nov 18, 2019
    10
    I love it, it was really fun and it bringed back to me that mass effect and kotor vives, pretty col
  3. Oct 29, 2019
    10
    Fatastic game thank you obsidian, the fallout game we never got
    After the disaster of Bethesda and EA its a fresh start
  4. Nov 8, 2019
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This is exactly the kind of game I have been eager to play. This game might be a tad bit short, with no open ended means to extend the gameplay after the Story but what is here is highly enjoyable. The choices you make and the results they have on you morally will help push you to replay this time and time again. I definitely want to see more from this game. Expand
  5. Oct 28, 2019
    9
    Outstanding story, outstanding fun, my complaints are the date of the engine is showing and I had to put Dean Martin on Spotify because of theOutstanding story, outstanding fun, my complaints are the date of the engine is showing and I had to put Dean Martin on Spotify because of the sudden desire for an in game radio. Expand
  6. Jan 26, 2020
    8
    Story: 2.5/3
    Unsurprisingly another unforgettable story by Obsidian. Meaningful choices and quests meant I felt invested in the world for
    Story: 2.5/3
    Unsurprisingly another unforgettable story by Obsidian. Meaningful choices and quests meant I felt invested in the world for longer than just the duration of the tasks. All my decisions made impacted and unlocked extra dialogue. Exploration also allowed for new cues to open up in conversation. The ending felt like it could have used a little more work. Felt rushed once I had completed all the companion and faction quests and once the big reveal of the Boards Plan came to fruition. I still managed a 40 hour play through so well worth the price of admission aswell as even better value on the game pass for xbox.
    Gameplay: 3/3
    There were a lot of different ways to tackle combat. I did like the intimidation system that cowered your opponents when you get stronger. Felt like the degree of difficulty in this game goes down once you reach level 15 or higher (I played on Hard difficulty, probably could have gone up a dial, however for a first play through I wasn't dissapointed) by then you have unlocked a lot of skillspoints and perks. Some of the perks seemed far too imbalanced and builds at time felt cookie cutter, however I was able to play how I wanted to as a pistol slinging hooligan. The party choices were fun too, as I found myself taking a new party to most missions and none of them seemed out of place or underpowered. Gun play felt nice, much better than Fallout. The modifications were also interesting and not boring when it came to gearing out your team. Sound: 1/2
    The general sound of guns were so-so. I felt some were far better than others. The machine guns and the shot guns sounded really meaty. The grenade launchers, sniper (long guns) and pistols felt like they could have been a bit better however the voice acting was fantastic. Parvati and Ellie were two of my favourites. General background sounds were good, but nothing special. The steampunk sounds used were quite good aswell.
    Art Design 1.5/2
    Bright colours, wasteland vibes and coorperate city feel in Byzantium were all nailed. It made me feel like I was in the "Outer Worlds" with such unique and vibrant settings that also made you feel like you were alone and empty. As you progressed on maps more opened up showing the progress you were making. The HUD was good, simple but effective however the Map system was a bit frustrating.

    I would highly recommend this game to anyone who wants a fallout fix without putting themselves through Fallout 76..
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  7. Feb 2, 2020
    0
    If I wanted to play a games that looks like it was made 10 years ago, I still wouldn’t have bought this one. Such a let down.

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