The Outer Worlds

Obsidian Entertainment, Private Division

Mighty Man
OpenCritic Rating
85
Top Critic Average
91%
Critics Recommend
Based on 164 critic reviews
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The Outer Worlds

Rating Summary

Based on 164 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

85

Top Critic Average

91%

Critics Recommend

Based on 164 critic reviews
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The Outer Worlds Reviews Summary

Summary: The Outer Worlds is one of the most successful new properties of the generation. Obsidian has found a new home in its satirical sci-fi action-RPG and players should expect a sequel to this nearly universal favorite.

Thoughtful Choices

You'll have a hard time navigating the moral quandaries of this sci-fi world.

Fascinating World

People worth speaking to and stones worth turning over.

A Classic Obsidian RPG

If you loved New Vegas, you'll probably love this too.

General Information

Available on:PCOct 25, 2019
PlayStation 4Oct 25, 2019
Xbox OneOct 25, 2019

Developer: Obsidian Entertainment

Publisher: Private Division

Genre: RPG

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 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. Key Features The player-driven story RPG: In keeping with the Obsidian tradition, how you approach The Outer Worlds is up to you. Your choices affect not only the way the story develops; but your character build, companion stories, and end game scenarios. You can be flawed, in a good way: New to The Outer Worlds is the idea of flaws. A compelling hero is made by the flaws they carry with them. While playing The Outer Worlds, the game tracks your experience to find what you aren't particularly good at. Keep getting attacked by Raptidons? Taking the Raptiphobia flaw gives you a debuff when confronting the vicious creatures, but rewards you with an additional character perk immediately. This optional approach to the game helps you build the character you want while exploring Halcyon. Lead your companions: During your journey through the furthest colony, you will meet a host of characters who will want to join your crew. Armed with unique abilities, these companions all have their own missions, motivations, and ideals. It's up to you to help them achieve their goals, or turn them to your own ends. Explore the corporate colony: Halcyon is a colony at the edge of the galaxy owned and operated by a corporate board. They control everything... except for the alien monsters left behind when the terraforming of the colony’s two planets didn’t exactly go according to plan. Find your ship, build your crew, and explore the settlements, space stations, and other intriguing locations throughout Halcyon.

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

A conventional, easygoing scifi RPG with slightly wasted satirical elements that fades very quickly from the mind.

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IGN

8.5 / 10.0
Dan Stapleton

With The Outer Worlds, Obsidian has found its own path in the space between Bethesda and BioWare's RPGs, and it's a great one.

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There's a category of games I think of as Saturday morning cartoon games. They lack depth, but they are fluffy and easy to enjoy. As I look back on some screenshots as Pippin laser blasts a poor marauder into a pile of dust, I realise that's what The Outer Worlds is to me. If you meet it on those terms, I think you'll enjoy it.

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The Outer Worlds marks Obsidian operating at the top of its game, and a strong foundation for a new franchise that seems destined for greatness.

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The Outer Worlds Lands on Switch in June

The Outer Worlds Lands on Switch in June

Following its delay earlier this year, The Outer Worlds has received a new launch date for its Nintendo Switch debut.

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The Switch Port of The Outer Worlds Has Been Delayed Due to the Coronavirus

The Switch Port of The Outer Worlds Has Been Delayed Due to the Coronavirus

The Switch version of The Outer Worlds has been delayed due to an outbreak of the Coronavirus

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The Outer Worlds Will be Receiving DLC Next Year

The Outer Worlds Will be Receiving DLC Next Year

We can expect story DLC for The Outer Worlds sometime next year

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The Outer Worlds is Receiving a Patch That Allows Players to Adjust Font Size and More

The Outer Worlds is Receiving a Patch That Allows Players to Adjust Font Size and More

A new patch for The Outer Worlds allows players to change the game's font size, as well as a number of other fixes

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