Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire

Rating Summary

Based on 95 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

87

Top Critic Average

93%

Critics Recommend

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May 15, 2018

Layers of rum-and-sunshine soaked RPG adventuring to lose yourself in. Does it really matter it doesn't quite tie together in the end?

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IGN
DM Schmeyer

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
May 9, 2018

Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire improves upon the Pillars of Eternity formula in nearly every way, creating an RPG loaded with both strong combat and important, character-defining choices that frequently have an impact on your numerous and deep side-story adventures.

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88 / 100
May 8, 2018

A massive, bountiful RPG with richly descriptive writing, a well-realised setting, and deep tactical combat.

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Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

8 / 10
May 15, 2018

Another unapologetically old school role-player that gives its audience exactly what it wants and adds some fun pirate-themed exploration for everyone.

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8.8 / 10.0
May 8, 2018

A richly imagined seafaring setting lends novelty to what is ultimately an evolved iteration of very traditional isometric RPG fun

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8 / 10
May 8, 2018

Ship management and naval battles fit neatly into the dark fantasy setting of Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire.

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Unscored
May 29, 2018

Pillars of Eternity II could've been brilliant were it more focused. It has a lot of good ingredients—scraps of interesting narrative, clever characterizations, a complex faction system, and pirate-themed spins on the RPG tropes of yore. The game's got so much unfulfilled promise that, even though I think it's a plenty enjoyable game on the whole, I can't help but feel disappointed by it.

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USgamer
Doc Burford

Top Critic

May 8, 2018

It's always refreshing to see an RPG try something new. Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire deftly blends classic RPG fundamentals with more intriguing pirate-themed gameplay. If you enjoy RPGs, you'll almost certainly want to give Deadfire a shot.

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May 26, 2018

It's a much bigger, more polished game than the first in almost every way and a worthy successor.

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80 / 100
Feb 3, 2020

It's the amazing RPG of 2018 with all the systems and mechanics well adapted to console controls, with a superb writing and translation. But, all that great things get muddier because of the long and habitual loading times: 60-90 seconds for every single time we cross a door, change area... Until a patch fixes it, it's a pain in the ass.

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