Pillars of Eternity

Obsidian Entertainment, Paradox Interactive

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OpenCritic Rating
89
Top Critic Average
98%
Critics Recommend
Based on 58 critic reviews
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Pillars of Eternity

Rating Summary

Based on 58 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

89

Top Critic Average

98%

Critics Recommend

Based on 58 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Aug 29, 2017
Xbox OneAug 29, 2017
PCMar 26, 2015

Developer: Obsidian Entertainment

Publisher: Paradox Interactive

Genres: Adventure, RPG

Prepare to be enchanted by a world where the choices you make and the paths you choose shape your destiny. Recapture the deep sense of exploration, the joy of a pulsating adventure, and the thrill of leading your own band of companions across a new fantasy realm and into the depths of monster-infested dungeons in search of lost treasures and ancient mysteries.

So gather your party, venture forth, and embrace adventure as you delve into a realm of wonder, nostalgia, and the excitement of classic RPGs with Obsidian’s Pillars of Eternity!

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Eurogamer

Recommended
Eurogamer

In keeping so close to the Baldur's Gate/Infinity Engine template, Pillars of Eternity can't help but inherit a few old flaws, and it would have been nice to see a bit more personality of its own shine through its carefully traditional design and shell. That said, what most stands out is just how well it manages to modernise the experience of playing those games and stand apart from them as an epic adventure in its own right. It's an RPG with design firmly rooted in nostalgia, but one that absolutely doesn't rely on it to be enjoyable today. Instead, it's both a great reminder of why those games worked so well, and a brand new adventure well worth the hours upon hours (upon hours upon hours) that it takes to pick away at its secrets and its world.

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IGN

9 / 10.0
Leif Johnson

Obsidian (and its Kickstarter backers) have done it: Pillars of Eternity is one of the best RPGs since Baldur's Gate.

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PC Gamer

92 / 100
Andy Kelly

A deep, rich, and wonderfully written RPG that lives up to the towering legacy of the games that inspired it.

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Metro GameCentral

8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

It's almost entirely backwards-looking, and the characterisation is disappointingly dry, but for fans of Baldur's Gate and its era this will have you partying like it's 1998.

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Recent News

Beat Pillar of Eternity 2's new challenge and Obsidian will hang your name on its wall

Beat Pillar of Eternity 2's new challenge and Obsidian will hang your name on its wall

If you're one of the first 50 to do it, the developers will also mail you an embroidered patch.

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Sundays are for pretending you've got something better to do than play Pillars of Eternity II all day. I... do not. Waypoint, collectively, used E3 as an

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Pillars Of Eternity 2 first expansion breezes out in August

Pillars Of Eternity 2 first expansion breezes out in August

After a string of wee free additions with new pals and doodads, developers Obsidian Entertainment have announced plans to launch Pillars Of Eternity II:

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Pillars of Eternity 2 expansion Beast of Winter is coming in August | PC Gamer

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Fallout New Vegas Director Prefers Crowdfunding Than Being Backed by Publishers

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Obsidian Open to Other Developers Doing Pillars of Eternity Games – IGN Unfiltered

Obsidian Open to Other Developers Doing Pillars of Eternity Games – IGN Unfiltered

Letting other ideas in can be good for everyone, Sawyer says.

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Pillars of Eternity Director Gives Details on Canceled Aliens RPG – IGN Unfiltered

Pillars of Eternity Director Gives Details on Canceled Aliens RPG – IGN Unfiltered

“I think a lot of people couldn’t even comprehend it, which seems crazy to me,” says project director Josh Sawyer.

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