Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Reviews

Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is ranked in the 86th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
IGN
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Sep 29, 2021

Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is an enormous isometric RPG that builds on its predecessor with a lot of depth and a strong turn-based combat option.

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76 / 100
Sep 13, 2021

A long game of choose-your-own-chosen-one with high highs to balance the lows.

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TJ Denzer
Top Critic
8 / 10
Sep 2, 2021

Owlcat Games captured the creative freedom and magic of tabletop RPG adventure in a way few others do. There is such a good story here with characters and music that really push the desperation of survival in this game’s world. And you get to answer to the ongoing narrative with a character you can truly make your own both before the game begins and throughout the adventure. I wish it wasn’t so unforgiving in its information or that it didn’t deviate so much from the adventure with the Crusade Management, but you can also tone down the challenge at will and automate much of that system to breeze through. Take that for what it is and Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is one of the most enjoyable choice-driven tactical RPGs I’ve played.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2021

An excellent RPG with tons of content. A great story and complex mechanics promise long hours of fun, but a good amount of bugs could ruin the experience to some players.

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Sep 2, 2021

I’m excited to see how Wrath of the Righteous ends, especially if that poor dwarf finds redemption or falls deeper into the clutches of evil.

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80 / 100
Oct 16, 2021

Wrath of the Righteous is a deep, engaging, faithful recreation of the tabletop campaign with only minor flaws. Its Crusade system is imperfect and the learning curve is more of a mountain, but the reward for getting through both is a long experience with incredible replay value. I know I will be replaying a few times soon, and I invite you to do the same.

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Sep 27, 2021

Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous provides an impressively deep CRPG experience, but tosses in some frustration and bugs to go with it.

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JVL
JamHet
Top Critic
17 / 20
Oct 9, 2021

We're not going to lie to each other, Pathfinder won't be accessible to everyone. Far from being sexy at first glance, you will have to overcome its apparent difficulty to fully enjoy this C-RPG with multiple arguments. Because the latter is provided with assets that, if not revolutionary, make it a quality game by developers in love with the genre, without a doubt. So sit back and take the time to savor the story for several dozen hours.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 2, 2021

Featuring stellar depth and compelling storytelling, Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is the next logical step for the franchise. It improves upon its predecessor in every feasible way, despite it's intimidating exterior. This is an adventure that you won't want to miss.

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85 / 100
Sep 3, 2021

Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is an exemplar of the CRPG genre, allowing the player to go on a very specific and incredibly rich fantasy journey, with mechanics and systems to add depth, variety and replayability at every turn. While it is much more welcoming to casual players than Kingmaker, there are still a great number of things to comprehend, manage and optimize in the course of play and the game is not without some jank and bugs. The new Mythic Path element is a literal game changer, the story and characters are engaging and although still just a bit intimidating, Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous improves on its predecessor in significant ways. There are a lot of excellent ARPGs on the market, and Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous certainly deserves a place among them.

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Wccftech
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2021

Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is a faithful adaptation of the tabletop RPG, featuring an engaging story, well-written characters, and extremely deep gameplay mechanics. Although Owlcat Games' did their best to make the game feel welcoming to newcomers with plenty of in-game resources and tutorials, and difficulty customization options, the depth of the experience can be intimidating. Those who brave through the initial confusion, however, will find one of the best computer RPGs released in recent times.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2021

With the Fifth Crusade, Owlcat Games has unsuccessfully attempted to create an expansive and immersive world. The overworld army combat and city building are merely copies of systems that are done better in other games, and it all ultimately ends up being a bunch of time-consuming rigamarole that destroys the pacing of the core RPG experience. Sometimes less is more.

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ACG
Top Critic
Buy
Sep 2, 2021
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78%
Feb 22, 2022

If you want a deep adventure that's worth a lot of your time, Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous delivers, but factors surrounding the game are troubling.

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7 / 10
Oct 26, 2021

Wrath of the Righteous is an extensive and ambitious RPG with plenty of spectacle, but a bloat of gameplay systems and unrefined ideas weigh down the experience.

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Gamersky
wayaway
Top Critic
8.8 / 10.0
Sep 24, 2021

Although the game still has obvious bugs and optimization problems so far, it is still the most dazzling new star in fantasy role-playing games.

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4.4 / 5.0
Sep 24, 2021

Role playing on a grand scale, good versus evil, worlds in peril and you right in the middle of it all.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2021

Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is a triumph of a game, and arguably the best isometric RPG since Planescape Torment.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 2, 2021

Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous improves upon its predecessor in enough meaningful ways that fans of that previous game should be more than happy with it.

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Fextralife
Reiku
Top Critic
9 / 10
Sep 1, 2021

Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is a massive accomplishment in the CRPG space. The game has a lot of improvements when it comes to systems and mechanics, making it more accessible to new players and veterans alike while managing to deliver new and interesting content. If you've been meaning to dive into the immersive world of the Pathfinder Series, you certainly won't be disappointed with WotR.

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