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The Outer Worlds

Obsidian Entertainment, Private Division
Oct 25, 2019 - PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
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OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

82%

Critics Recommend

PC Gamer
79 / 100
Eurogamer
No Recommendation
IGN
8.5 / 10
Easy Allies
9 / 10
GamesRadar+
4 / 5
Metro GameCentral
9 / 10
Game Informer
9.3 / 10
GameSpot
9 / 10

The Outer Worlds Review Summary

StrongCritic Consensus

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.

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.


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Critic Reviews for The Outer Worlds

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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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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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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GamesRadar+

Unknown Author
GamesRadar+

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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Metro GameCentral

Nick Gillet
9 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A deep, funny, and intricately designed RPG reminiscent of the golden age of Fallout, when conversations mattered and comedy-grade cynicism came fitted as standard.

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Finding your way through (or around) various problems is fun, and a streak of silly humor keeps the tone light enough to counterbalance the darker themes

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Classic RPG sensibilities enhance wonderful characters, punchy combat, and consistently excellent writing in this sharp space Western.

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OpenCritic Coverage

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The Outer Worlds Peril on Gorgon DLC Launches Next Week

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We've been waiting nearly a year for the promised The Outer Worlds DLC, but it's finally almost here. Perils on Gorgon launches next week, September 9.

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The Outer Worlds DLC May Soon Be Revealed

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With just two days until the Xbox Games Showcase, Obsidian seems to be teasing news for its RPG The Outer Worlds.

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The Outer Worlds Lands on Switch in June

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

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