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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: 28 out of 297
  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. SH1
    Nov 16, 2019
    10
    This is properly developed new IP, and it can be enjoyed by grownups, which is great if you are an older gamer.
  3. Oct 25, 2019
    10
    excelente juego, el fallout espacial que necesitabamos, la verdad me siento muy feliz el tener este juegazo dia 1, recomendado al 100% ademasexcelente juego, el fallout espacial que necesitabamos, la verdad me siento muy feliz el tener este juegazo dia 1, recomendado al 100% ademas esta en gamepass, que estas esperando, ve y descargalo Expand
  4. Oct 30, 2019
    9
    So far only about 5 hours in and I am blown away. Great RPG with really good dialogue and branching choices. Choices are also not black andSo far only about 5 hours in and I am blown away. Great RPG with really good dialogue and branching choices. Choices are also not black and white but rather border on the grey nature of making moral choices where there is no clear right and wrong. Gun play feels really good and their lore reasoning behind "VATS" makes sense and is a useful tool. At the same time, it is not a crutch needed to be effective in combat.

    Cons: Lip syncing is off at points and frame rate drops of at times and gets stuttery.

    All that to say, there are not enough cons to make me think that this game is anything short of a masterful return to the RPG genre that we all know and love.
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  5. Jun 25, 2020
    9
    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. What was missing for me to give a note ten was the lack of caprice in the facial expressions of the characters and the character that we control does not have voice. It also missed different views of camera while the character talks, as in Fallout 4, gets the face of the NPC fixed and very close to the screen is very agonizing and boring. Expand
  6. Dec 5, 2019
    8
    Great story and nice overall experience with the game. However I did not quite like battle mechanics. It uses fallout engine and that makes itGreat story and nice overall experience with the game. However I did not quite like battle mechanics. It uses fallout engine and that makes it not the best shooter. Basically fallout approach with action points and targeting specific parts of an enemy works a lot better. Here you basically spend most of the time suspension, trying to target at least something with a gamepad. I invested mainly into dialog and science of my character but managed to finish the game without using healing or food at all - clearly some imbalance. Also somewhat short game, but available with pass subscription, which is great. Expand
  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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