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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 305
  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. Feb 3, 2020
    10
    I loved this game, perfect for fallout fans who are tired of bethesda's crap and want a new, good game
  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. Nov 2, 2019
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. One of the best games I ever played. This game is fun, interesting and amazing from start to finish. There are two main endings to this game but a lot of minor details that can make the ending more interesting. The Decisions you have to make in this game help make this game so incredible. •I highly recommend this game to anyone. Expand
  5. Oct 26, 2019
    9
    Some reasons why The Outer Worlds (TOWs) is a great game.

    - Not a single Obsidian executive lied to promote the game. - Obsidian
    Some reasons why The Outer Worlds (TOWs) is a great game.

    - Not a single Obsidian executive lied to promote the game.
    - Obsidian understands that bugs and glitches aren't funny or "part of the experience".
    - Obsidian understands that a good story is always better than 16x the detail.
    - TOWs is an actual RPG where you can actually Role Play.
    - Obsidian uses a competent engine.
    - TOWs is an original IP, not someone else's idea poorly developed.
    - It's fun.
    - It's not without its flaws, but at least its flaws aren't corporate greed, misleading practices and wholesale detachment from reality.
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  6. Feb 9, 2020
    8
    Solid RPG game! Great story, Excellent characters with superb dialogue and back stories, very good game play. Highly recommended. DownsidesSolid RPG game! Great story, Excellent characters with superb dialogue and back stories, very good game play. Highly recommended. Downsides are that it has a too similar to fallout look. And very aged graphics. Other than that this game rocks Expand
  7. Jun 25, 2022
    0
    One of the most soulless games I've ever played.

    Buildings, zones, trees, loot containers, objects, towns, ALL of these things are ugly,
    One of the most soulless games I've ever played.

    Buildings, zones, trees, loot containers, objects, towns, ALL of these things are ugly, bland, boring and it makes the entire world utterly forgettable and uninteresting.

    Characters without soul, dialogue completely cookie cutter unmemorable nonsense.

    Atrocious combat, horribly lackluster weapons.

    And top that off with constant long loading screens and about 20 fps with drops and stuttering.
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