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The Outer Worlds: Murder on Eridanos

Private Division, Obsidian Entertainment
Mar 17, 2021 - PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

60%

Critics Recommend

IGN
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral
4 / 10
Game Revolution
8.5 / 10
IGN Italy
7.4 / 10
GamingTrend
55 / 100
Game Rant
4 / 5
Push Square
7 / 10
PC Invasion
8 / 10
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Critic Reviews for The Outer Worlds: Murder on Eridanos

The Outer Worlds: Murder on Eridanos isn't a grand finale for Obsidian's RPG, but it gives us an intriguing whodunnit in a new location and a reason to return for another adventure with the crew of the Unreliable.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
4 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A brief and slightly dull detective mystery set in the colourful and conversation-heavy universe of The Outer Worlds, that lacks its parent's variety, character, and joie de vivre.

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Aside from annoying mega canids that can loop their stun-lock attacks and a handful of interesting weapons, Murder on Eridanos doesn’t add many new gameplay features to its arsenal. It’s mainly just more Outer Worlds, but that’s not a problem when the quality is this high. Interviewing witnesses and potential suspects is a chance for players to more actively engage with its branching dialogue systems and focus on Obsidian’s knack for writing bizarre, loveable, and hilarious characters that appropriately skewer corporate capitalism. It hones in on The Outer Worlds’ strengths and is an excellent way to send off one of the best RPGs in years.

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An interesting but flawed DLC that can provide some new fun adventures in Obsidian's sci-fi RPG.

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GamingTrend

David Flynn
55 / 100
GamingTrend

While Murder on Eridanos has fun moments focusing on investigating and dialogue choices, it is actively undermined by shoving combat in your face and a twist that makes events leading up to that point feel pointless.

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The Outer Worlds: Murder on Eridanos is a 'whodunit' story that will impress players, but its technical issues can't be overlooked.

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As alluded, there's still enough to like about Murder on Eridanos for us to recommend it. There are a bunch of fun side quests to get stuck into and a number of secrets to discover — including some new endgame equipment that's cleverly hidden away — but it's hard to shake the feeling that this last hurrah could, and probably should, have hit a lot harder.

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The Murder on Eridanos DLC expansion doesn't add too much to the Outer Worlds experience, but it has just enough personality and humor to make it worthwhile.

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