Percentile Rank

The Outer Worlds is ranked in the 92nd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 154 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

85

Top Critic Average

91%

Critics Recommend

Based on 154 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

ACG
Buy
ACG

Top Critic

Buy
Oct 23, 2019
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pressakey.com
Loved
Loved
Nov 21, 2019

I haven't laughed so hard about a video game in a long time. The dialogue options of The Outer Worlds are pure gold! If you have the chance to have a chat with the moustached hipster drug courier in Fallbrook, you should definitely take that opportunity. Apart from the creative gags, the missions are also well staged and offer many different solutions. Rarely have I had such freedom. The world reacts to everything I do in it, and it's just fun to watch the chaos I create unfold. You can see the fine-tuning of the game and it's very clear what elements the developers have focused on. In those very areas, The Outer Worlds does everything right and with this recipe for success has secured a place in my Top 3 for 2019.

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Eurogamer
No Recommendation / Blank
No Recommendation / Blank
Oct 22, 2019

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

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Checkpoint Gaming
Meh
Meh
Oct 25, 2019

Ellie puts it best, “it looks okay from far off, but once you get close you realise it’s just the same mismatched shit that everyone’s agreed to overpay for”.

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Polygon
Unscored
Unscored
Oct 22, 2019

Obsidian has pulled off the delicate task of creating an RPG that feels big while still keeping control of the overall scope of the game itself.

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Kotaku
Unscored
Unscored
Oct 22, 2019

The Outer Worlds is so impactful that it made me question and ultimately settle more thoughtfully into my beliefs.

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Ars Technica
Unscored
Unscored
Oct 22, 2019

It's not perfect. It's not for everyone. But it's probably for you.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Oct 22, 2019

The Outer Worlds is alright, innit. It’s good fun. Sit back and let the orange and neon wash over you. Boo the cartoonishly evil corporations. Exhale through your nose at their Diet Toothpaste. I bet I’ll play it again, in fact. But you can tell it could have been great, if it had taken a few more risks.

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Skill Up
Unscored
Unscored
Oct 23, 2019
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Scored Reviews

Guardian
Oct 24, 2019

More than just Fallout in space, this action-RPG is a delightful sci-fi romp with razor-sharp writing, lashings of humour and enough content to entertain you for months

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PlayStation Universe
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2019

With a startlingly original new world to play in – combined with a warm feeling of familiarity – Obsidian has managed to deliver the one of the best first-person RPG's. This is the game that fans of this genre have been craving, and it is a pure joy to watch Obsidian plop the role-playing crown back squarely down on its head.

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EGM
10 / 10.0
EGM

Top Critic

10 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2019

The Outer Worlds is an impressive spiritual successor to Obsidian's work on Fallout: New Vegas, mixing familiar design elements and the same zany attitude with an imaginative new universe and even deeper role-playing. While you can breeze through the main questline a bit quicker than in similar games, this is the sort of RPG experience you'll want to play through multiple times, with multiple builds, to see all the systems and narrative paths on offer.

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We Got This Covered
Oct 22, 2019

Dizzyingly deep, painstakingly polished, remarkably replayable, and marvelously moreish, The Outer Worlds is one of the most refined and well-written RPGs of the generation.

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Leadergamer
Oct 27, 2019

Is a better Fallout than the actual Fallout.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2019

The combination of The Outer Worlds' stunning visuals and immersive story telling have positioned the game to be an amazing start to a beloved franchise. We've only just scratched the surface with Halcyon's tale, and I am certain Obsidian has begun planting seeds for its future.

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Impulsegamer
4.9 / 5.0
4.9 / 5.0
Nov 1, 2019

Although a crazy YouTuber has apparently completed this game in 25-minutes by just running, to really enjoy the atmosphere and gameplay, it will take around 30 hours to successfully complete that will allow you to not only immerse yourself in it but enjoy it. The game also gives you a nice recap at the end that serves as motivation for another play in order to see different endings.

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DualShockers
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2019

The Outer Worlds is an extremely well-written RPG and one of the best games of 2019.

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TechRaptor
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Oct 20, 2019

Obsidian created a universe that's easy to get lost in. The Outer Worlds oozes personality and charm, and the robust character creator encourages multiple playthroughs just to see how different archetypes affect the gameplay.

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Softpedia
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Oct 31, 2019

Having the game take place in space opens up the future of the franchise to a wealth of sequels. If Obsidian plays its cards right, we might be witnessing the birth of a great franchise. There is no doubt The Outer Worlds is almost a masterpiece. Sure, it could use some work here and there, but it's a perfect delivery system for the hungry human imagination that longs for the stars.

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Nexus
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2019

The Outer Worlds' dark sense of humour and dialogue is what makes this satirical capitalist introspection great, and proves that a small team with a passion for their craft can outclass a big budget and flashy set pieces.

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But Why Tho?
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2019

Overall, The Outer Worlds is an experience I cannot recommend enough. With its breadth of player choice, and equally diverse cast there is sure to be something here for the majority of gamers.

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Gameplanet
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2019

The Outer Worlds, much like a solar eclipse has blocked out the rest of the genre with it's excellent systems and setting. Obsidian have delivered one of the best games of the year and in my opinion the best RPG of its kind in years. From it's jaw-dropping visuals and design, to the hilarious world and its colorful cast of characters, The Outer Worlds represents the new benchmark for the genre and is a masterclass in player choice. If you hold even a passing interest in RPGs, stop everything you're doing and play it right away. This is a very special game that deserves all of the recognition I'm sure is coming.

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Stevivor
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2019

The Outer Limits has something for everyone — like intricately designed RPGs that have come before it, I found myself plotting my next moves while at work or even playing hockey, desperate to get back into its world and continue my journey.

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PSX Brasil
94 / 100
94 / 100
Nov 4, 2019

The Outer Worlds is much more than the sum of its parts. With incredible storytelling and scripting and a well-crafted universe, TOW exceeds genre expectations by delivering meaningful, humorous dialogue decisions, while not forgetting the relationship between the player and the characters. In a first person RPG that is above its competitors' current level, despite a smaller team and budget, it proves that attention to detail and a passion for what is being done bring excellent results.

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Digital Chumps
9.3 / 10.0
9.3 / 10.0
May 13, 2019

With The Outer Worlds, Obsidian Entertainment recaptures the secret sauce that Bethesda has let spoil in recent years. Hilarious, engaging, and rife with player possibility, this space-faring romp is everything an RPG fan has been craving.

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Game Informer
9.3 / 10.0
9.3 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2019

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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GamePitt
9.3 / 10.0
9.3 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2019

Personally, I feel that The Outer Worlds is much more than ‘Fallout in Space’, it’s a brilliant masterpiece which strives on player-choice and morality. Whether you’re exploring the numerous planets, working your way through the many quests, trying to get on the good side of a faction, or simply having a ‘blast’ killing everyone, there’s always something to do. Visually the game is simply gorgeous, Mechanically it’s deep and highly customisable for your playstyle, and in terms of the story and lore, there’s so much to read, discover and become a part of. The Outer Worlds isn’t a simply a game, it’s another universe awaiting your direction.

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NoobFeed
92 / 100
92 / 100
Oct 31, 2019

Simply put, The Outer Worlds is an outstanding space adventure. Obsidian has done an exceptional job of incorporating the system's found in their other highly acclaimed project, Fallout: New Vegas, and using them in a brand new venture. With only a tiny amount of issues to plague the experience, The Outer Worlds excels at in every other aspect. Taking players on a trip where corporations rule everything and you decide the fate of thousands of people.

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Bazimag
9.2 / 10.0
9.2 / 10.0
Nov 2, 2019

The Outer Worlds is exactly the game we were waiting for all these years, it captures the essence of RPG so well, and reminds us why Fallout: New Vegas is so loved even to this day.

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Xbox Achievements
92%
92%
Oct 22, 2019

The Outer Worlds is not only a breath of fresh air and easily one of Obsidian's best ever games, but it's an experience that can truly wear the player choice badge with pride. From the RPG elements to how you play, The Outer Worlds truly is your adventure. Just don't kill anyone's parents in it, okay?

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RPG Fan
92%
92%
Oct 23, 2019

A spiritual sequel success, The Outer Worlds eclipses its inspirations to become an exceptional game in its own right!

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Cerealkillerz
9.1 / 10.0
9.1 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2019

The Outer Worlds marks Obsidians departue from the Fallout franchise, but continues to deliver top Action RPG quality. Even if it's a bit too easygoing on the player, the title pulls all out all the stops: lush scifi settings, tight gameplay and dialouges rich with satire. The guys from Obsidian are masters of their craft and really don't necessarily need a postapocalyptic wasteland to succeed

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NoesPaisparaFrikis
9.1 / 10.0
9.1 / 10.0
Nov 12, 2019

The Outer Worlds comes to fill a void that many could feel with the launch of Fallout 76. A game that will not revolutionize the genre but that offers with mastery what is expected of a good RPG: total freedom to play it in a way or another and a narrative that stands out among everything that has come to us this year. Absolutely essential for role lovers

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COGconnected
91 / 100
91 / 100
Oct 22, 2019

The Outer Worlds is a first-person shooter like no other. Offering an open world sandbox in which the entire game is your play-thing, I was easily sucked in and didn’t want to leave.

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GamesBeat
91 / 100
91 / 100
Oct 22, 2019

The Outer Worlds is Obsidian's final game as an independent company (it's now part of Xbox Game Studios), and it's one helluva swansong.

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Easy Allies
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2019
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GameSpot
9 / 10
9 / 10
Oct 22, 2019

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

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Destructoid
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2019

Despite some nominal issues that might be easier for some to hand-wave than others, Obsidian has out-Fallouted recent Fallout efforts. The Outer Worlds is more limited from a size standpoint compared to a lot of other open world adventures, but it makes up for it in charm and a succinct vision without much bloat.

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Game Revolution
Oct 22, 2019

This is a must-play for RPG fans, and an absolutely vital game for Fallout fans.

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Shacknews
9 / 10
9 / 10
Oct 22, 2019

It’s a fine game under any circumstances, but it’s a top-notch RPG with heavy consequences at almost every turn for those that are willing to immerse themselves. The Outer Worlds doesn’t tell you a story, it gives you a world full of interesting characters and asks you to tell your own.

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VideoGamer
9 / 10
9 / 10
Oct 25, 2019

The Outer Worlds is a kooky space opera with beautiful aesthetics, a deeply engaging cast of characters, and a tightly focused storyline. Kick the hornets' nest, smoke the insects out, or sneak past: your choice might just topple a mega-corporation or two.

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Game Rant
Oct 22, 2019

Obsidian Entertainment seeks to build on its RPG pedigree with The Outer Worlds, a sci-fi space adventure that is brimming with options.

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Windows Central
Oct 22, 2019

While rough around the edges, The Outer Worlds journey across the stars is an instant-classic RPG fans cannot miss.

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The Games Machine
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2019

The Outer Worlds is Obsidian Entertainment's magnum opus, an RPG with an enticing and multifaceted ruleset set in a dystopian capitalistic society. Its only flaws reside in the combat system and gunplay, but these are easely counterbalanced by the excellent writing and the many possibilities offered to the players. Let's hope Obsidian will explore this setting further, possibly with a much needed sequel.

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TrueAchievements
Oct 22, 2019

The Outer Worlds excels most when it has fun within its own unique identity. The wealth of lore and world-building details could be a little overwhelming for brand new players, but a little confusion early on shouldn't stop anyone from taking The Outer Worlds for a spin.

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Metro GameCentral
9 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

9 / 10
Oct 22, 2019

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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Generación Xbox
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2019

The Outer Worlds is simply one of the best RPGs of the generation.

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Daily Dot
Oct 22, 2019

Put simply: The Outer Worlds is everything you’d want from a modern RPG.

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Just Push Start
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Oct 25, 2019

It's easy to see The Outer Worlds was inspired by Fallout, though it's so much more than that. Where it might not be as vast as Fallout: New Vegas, clever writing and a choice-based narrative more than makeup for it. Combat feels similar, which can be viewed as a downside, though it is certainly not a deal-breaker. Flaws aside, The Outer Worlds is a fun RPG that offers a fair amount of replayability. Between comical and fun narratives and plenty of RPG elements, it feels like the spiritual successor of Fallout: New Vegas and that is certainly alright.

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CGMagazine
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2019

The long awaited follow-up from Obsidian knocks it out of the Tossball park

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Gamers Heroes
9 / 10
9 / 10
Oct 22, 2019

The Outer Worlds has quickly cemented it's place as one of the best RPGs of the current generation. Excellent combat, exploration that never gets stale, characters that never grow old, stories and events that hide endless secrets…The Outer Worlds is simply fantastic.

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Worth Playing
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2019

The Outer Worlds is an excellent attempt at capturing the Fallout formula in a new setting. It's honest about what it's trying to be, and it never shies away from it. While it may lack the sheer size of Bethesda's behemoth, The Outer Worlds still captures the fun and enjoyment of exploring, completing quests, finding new loot, and being a futuristic adventurer. Anyone who enjoyed the previous-generation Fallouts or is looking for a solid RPG will find a lot to like in The Outer Worlds.

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Gamefa
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2019

The Outer Worlds is a creative, fresh and deep game and another successful title in Obsidian Entertainment resume. It's the embodiment of almost everything we wanted to see, from the multi layer story, to the satisfying and exciting combat. The Outer Worlds is a must-buy for any action RPG fan out there.

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BaziCenter
9 / 10
BaziCenter
Ehsan Mohamadieh

Top Critic

9 / 10
Nov 1, 2019

The Outer Worlds is the spiritual successor to Fallout New Vegas, and Obsidian made every effort to upgrade it in almost every aspect. The final result is a solid RPG that must be played by any fan of the genre.

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ThisGenGaming
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 6, 2020

This western RPG is truly out of this world. It’s perhaps the single most enjoyable game of its kind and succeeded were similar games have failed: to keep me hooked until the very end. It looks great, sounds fantastic and the writing had me grinning from ear to ear. If this is a forebode of things to come for Obisidian Entertainment: they now have my attention.

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Noisy Pixel
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2019

Everything the player does leads up to an epic conclusion, but the little battles along the way leave a lasting impact as well. This game is more than just a beautiful space opera; it's a real RPG adventure that has finally brought the genre to a new height.

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Gamer Escape
9 / 10
9 / 10
Oct 22, 2019

It may not be the flashiest, prettiest, or most obvious choice for meeting your RPG crave, but trust me, The Outer Worlds is a can’t miss gem of not just 2019, but the entire generation.

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GameSpace
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2019

I think anybody that enjoyed playing the Fallout games, as well as anyone that has enjoyed the Mass Effect titles, would unequivocally enjoy their time playing The Outer Worlds. I had so much fun exploring every nook and cranny, scouring out-of-the-way locations for loot, taking everything that wasn't nailed down, and immersing myself in the otherworldy locations around Halcyon.

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Screen Rant
Oct 22, 2019

The Outer Worlds is exactly what players expected, and that's not a bad thing.

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Bloody Disgusting
Oct 22, 2019

It’s a game that keeps on giving as you can miss so much depending on your choices, and in that sense, it’s very much got a classic game feel to it. It’s a mixture of eras poured into a satirical sci-fi romp and it’s such a joy to experience. The Outer Worlds may not be exactly what I thought it would be, but I’m so glad it turned out to be what it is.

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MonsterVine
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Oct 22, 2019

The Outer Worlds isn’t reinventing the RPG wheel here, but it is an incredibly fun world to explore and sink countless hours into.

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Cultured Vultures
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2019

It took a decade, but we finally have the successor to Fallout: New Vegas we deserve.

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SomHráč.sk
90%
90%
Nov 2, 2019

The Outer Worlds is, in a word, breathtaking. The world is amazingly detailed, the script is full of humor and there's plenty to enjoy in the character development department. The truly important choices and consequences make The Outer Worlds one of the best RPGs of 2019.

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GotGame
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 4, 2019

If you’re a fan of games like Fallout or The Elder Scrolls, then The Outer Worlds is definitely for you. Even if not, the Halcyon system is always welcoming new recruits to start their space cowboy journey.

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WellPlayed
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 11, 2019

The Outer Worlds consistently raises the bar for what an RPG of its kind should be like

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Geek Culture
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2019

Obsidian has nailed it again with another stellar RPG. While by no means a perfect game, The Outer Worlds successfully brings back the glory days of the traditional western RPG, blending story and gameplay quite beautifully together, without really compromising each other.

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Mighty Games Mag
90 / 100
90 / 100
Nov 5, 2019

The Outer Worlds is an unexpected surprise hit that has been far too quietly announced for its quality. The background story is excellent and the ability to solve different solutions is extremely well implemented. Although there is still a lot of room for improvement in damage physics around the area, a ball orgy should not be the title anyway. We like the soundtrack very well, even if the German dubbing is painfully missed. Thus, the title is always a look and worth a purchase, at least to wait until the next "right" Fallout title to bridge.

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Darkstation
Nov 6, 2019

There’s no denying that The Outer Worlds bears the imprint of earlier Obsidian games and a number of other timeless RPGs as well, but those influences do little to diminish the accomplishment of some amazing worldbuilding, entertaining storytelling and brilliantly realized characters.

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Player.it
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 27, 2019

Obsidian is outdone. If you love RPGs, play it. Many say it's the "copy of Fallout New Vegas", let him do the meme and don't care about them, the experience is fundamentally different and sometimes deeper. The Outer Worlds is a game with a refined humor and never invasive or "cringe". Several ethical and moral themes will be touched on and it's up to you to decide the fate of entire worlds. If the title had a higher budget I would have been forced to give it an 8.5, considering instead the work of the Californian team that is certainly not famous for pharaonic figures behind the development a 9 is more than deserved. Thanks for letting me rediscover the beauty of RPGs, not one that was so beautiful for too long.

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Gamer Guides
Oct 22, 2019

The Outer Worlds is a devotedly single-player experience where player choice, witty dialogue, detailed worlds and interesting characters are paramount and may be Obsidian Entertainment’s magnum opus.

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Luis Alamilla
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 4, 2019
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Push Square
9 / 10
9 / 10
Oct 22, 2019

The Outer Worlds is a role-playing triumph. With its sights set squarely on player choice, Obsidian delivers a brilliantly crafted sci-fi adventure that's packed with witty writing, great characters, and a fantastic degree of freedom. Add solid combat and rewarding exploration to the mix, and you've got the recipe for an RPG that begs to replayed time and time again. An essential purchase for fans of the genre.

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Hobby Consolas
89 / 100
89 / 100
Oct 22, 2019

An excellent adventure that mixes all the good stuff by Obsidian Entertainment, although it's not as big as some other contestants in the genre.

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IGN Italy
8.8 / 10.0
IGN Italy

Top Critic

8.8 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2019

A great return to the mainstream scene from Obsidian, with the proper New Vegas spiritual heir that we've all been waiting.

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AbsoluteXbox
4.4 / 5.0
4.4 / 5.0
Nov 3, 2019

In conclusion, The Outer Worlds was a terrific experience. I loved every moment I was playing of the game and I felt like this alien frontier I had landed on, was not too dissimilar from the Wild West.

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Gamerheadquarters
8.6 / 10.0
8.6 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2019

The Outer Worlds is a truly unique experience that brings great levels of humor, lively locations and what feels like complete freedom in how you want to go about doing things.

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IGN
8.5 / 10.0
Dan Stapleton

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2019

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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IGN Middle East
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 6, 2019

Despite some technical issues on console, The Outer Worlds offering a distinctive world full of details that will make you spend a great number of hours enjoying its well-written story that's based on your choices which give you a good chance to completely change the course of events.

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God is a Geek
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2019

A spiritual successor to Fallout: New Vegas in every way, The Outer Worlds is better written and more polished than we've since come to expect from the franchise it emulates.

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Press Start
9 / 10
9 / 10
Oct 22, 2019

The Outer Worlds is the kind of inspired take on a genre that could only come from a team as passionate and talented as Obsidian. It's not perfect, but it's creative, succinct, compelling and funny in all the right ways. I sincerely hope that this signals the beginning of a new, ongoing franchise because the people and stories of the Halcyon Colony will stick with me for a long time to come.

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Paste Magazine
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2019

Obsidian is on to something good with The Outer Worlds. The writing has an irresistible humanity, and the factions, skill system, and dynamic companion interactivity offer a beautifully complicated depth that makes me mourn the loss of Fallout 4 all over again. With it, I don't have to miss Fallout: New Vegas anymore—I can just enjoy what its core features have become. So far, this new horizon looks promising.

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Fextralife
9 / 10
Fextralife
Fexelea

Top Critic

9 / 10
Oct 22, 2019

The Outer Worlds takes you on a unique space adventure of your own making, allowing you to rebuild a whole system from the smallest of details. You can be yourself from every choice to every build, branching out to experience unique interactions and perks from companions. There's no game out there quite like The Outer Worlds, and you should not miss out on the ride.

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AusGamers
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2019

Or should be. Beginning your journey to ultimately try and un-freeze those aboard the long-lost colonial freighter called Hope, you're set loose in the almost wild-west frontier town of Edgewater - run by well-known maker of mass-market goods, Spacer's Choice.

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New Game Network
85 / 100
85 / 100
Nov 9, 2019

With relevant and humorous commentary on corporate greed and bureaucracy underpinning this smaller scale but highly replayable new IP, The Outer Worlds excels as a Fallout-style RPG thanks to great writing, interesting choices and memorable characters.

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Oyungezer Online
8.5 / 10.0
Oyungezer Online
Sabri Erkan Sabancı

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2019

The Outer Worlds combines Fallout: New Vegas, Bioshock and Mass Effect in one basket and creates a refined Western RPG experience.

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GameGrin
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2019

Obsidian could have easily fallen into the trap of creating a straight up Fallout clone, but the various planets in the Halcyon solar system and the types of quest available provides a good amount of variety, with excellent splashings of humour and moral dilemmas. It's not breaking new ground, but it struts its stuff very well.

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Zoomg
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 31, 2019

with The Outer Worlds, Obsidian Entertainment shows everyone how great they are in making RPG games. The Outer Worlds may not be the longest RPG, but still has some memorable quests and perfectly designed loot system and storytelling.

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Video Chums
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 24, 2019

In the end, The Outer Worlds has flaws that need to be addressed by its developers in potential sequels but I still had an absolute blast with it.

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Rectify Gaming
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 7, 2019

The Outer Worlds proves less is more. Obsidian knocks it out of the park with great writing, fun combat, and deep RPG mechanics.

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Fanbyte
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2019

The Outer Worlds is a fun return to a tried and true formula. It doesn't break any molds, but it does approach its genre with a bit more nuance than we've seen in quite some time.

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Geeks Under Grace
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 27, 2019

If you enjoy deep engaging stories and strong RPG elements or science fiction. I completely recommend the Outer Worlds, as it is more than Fallout in Outer Space.

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LevelUp
8.4 / 10.0
LevelUp
Fernando Salinas

Top Critic

8.4 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2019

With The Outer Worlds, Obsidian delivers a worthy entry into the RPG genre with a fun script and good direction. While the scope of the game is shorter than in appears, character development and decision-making guarantee a solid experience, despite some polishing issues.

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GamePro
83 / 100
83 / 100
Oct 22, 2019

Emphasizes old-fashioned sci-fi role-playing game, which works despite small weaknesses in action and variety, with lots of heart and funny dialogues

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Atomix
83 / 100
Atomix
Alejandro Nevarez

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83 / 100
Nov 4, 2019

Obsidian has created the RPG that Bethesda didn't wanted to make before and after Fallout 76. A great adventure that you should experience.

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Spaziogames
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2019

The Outer Worlds is more than the spiritual heir to Fallout: New Vegas. Is a rich and imaginative game about politics, the influence of corporations in our lives and everything there's in between.

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Sirus Gaming
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Nov 11, 2019

The Outer Worlds is a wild adventure that really goes out of its way to give the players a memorable experience in a very replayable way. There is life in the game and there’s barely any annoyances that would make one think otherwise of playing it. The decision making you do as a player really solidifies its core element which is the player’s choice (not Spacer’s Choice). Every little thing you do in the Outer Worlds will have an impact on you whether you noticed it or not.

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GameCrate
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2019

If you've spent years craving the old Fallout formula, The Outer Worlds will hit the spot.

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IGN Spain
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2019

Obsidian knows what to do. Knowing why Fallout New Vegas was liked, they have created a spiritual successor that focuses on its strengths and adds an exquisite sense of humor to make us spend a few entertaining hours.

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Everyeye.it
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2019

The Outer Worlds is a small GDR in size but great in spirit. Obsidian points to the stars of the ruolistic firmament with a razor-sharp writing, subtly refined and deliberately over the top.

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Merlin'in Kazanı
81 / 100
81 / 100
Oct 22, 2019

If you like classic role playing games, The Outer Worlds will totally absorb you away from real life and keep you entertained. Also, follower system is quite successful.

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GamesRadar+
GamesRadar+

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Oct 22, 2019

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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USgamer
Oct 22, 2019

In an alternate reality where modern Fallout retained the the focus on choice and role-playing, The Outer Worlds would be the result. Obsidian Entertainment delivers this small window into that alternate reality, a game that prizes picking the right skills to tackle weird and wild situations. The Outer Worlds shines in the writing, but the combat doesn't equally rise to the occasion. Likewise, the planets you visit could use a few more quests or interesting spots to explore. The Outer Worlds is still a fun romp though, something that will hopefully build to something bigger in the future.

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 22, 2019

The Outer Worlds is the game that fans have wanted Obsidian Entertainment to make for the better part of a decade. The story is the main attraction here, with Obsidian's witty writing coming to the fore in an interesting and funny interstellar setting. If that's what you look for in your RPGs, The Outer Worlds will not disappoint.

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Areajugones
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2019

Obsidian offers a new videogame that brings back the outstanding first person RPG gameplay from Fallout New Vegas. However, due to some flaws, this game also feels like it's from 2010, making it a bit obsolete from its very launch date.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Oct 22, 2019

The Outer Worlds might not be exactly what you think it's going to be.  It's a smaller game, one that focuses on replay value and role play fantasy to really get the most out of the experience.  It's a dense game though, where there's plenty of lore packed into smaller sandbox style areas.  It's up to you to poke around in the corners of these areas to get the most out of it.

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The Angry Joe Show
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 23, 2019
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Daily Mirror
Oct 24, 2019

Such great groundwork has been laid here that we can’t wait to play a new game in the franchise - we just hope it zeroes in on more of a bespoke personality by then. For now, we’ll console ourselves by replaying it again.

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Tech Advisor
Oct 25, 2019

The Outer Worlds looks an awful lot like Fallout in space, but a bigger emphasis on roleplaying helps it feel different to the Bethesda beast, even if the satire occasionally falls flat

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GameMAG
8 / 10
GameMAG

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8 / 10
Oct 30, 2019

The Outer Worlds is an interesting role-playing game that is designed for fans of smart dialogues and nonlinearity. If you are one of them, you can safely try the game. However, Obsidian again lacked a budget, which by the end of the narrative becomes all too obvious.

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Digital Spy
Nov 8, 2019

The Outer Worlds is one of the most polished and best games of this type, undoubtedly helped by the smaller scope. Focusing and doubling down on the right areas while telling a story that often asks thought-provoking and difficult questions, the game provides a memorable time without overstaying its welcome.

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Gaming Nexus
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2019

Obsidian set out to make a Fallout game, but didn't think we'd mind if they actually made it a Firefly game along the way. So now we have an anti-capitalist Firefly mired in labor issues but elevated by rapidfire gunplay, peppered with chuckles from a tryhard sense of humor.

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Critical Hit
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2019

Old at heart but young in spirit, The Outer Worlds is a vibrant and stunning new chapter from Obsidian that doubles down on what the studio does best and throws in some surprisingly fun gameplay on top of that.

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Twinfinite
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Oct 22, 2019

As a more compact Fallout-like experience The Outer Worlds really works, and I’m already hoping that we’ll get to return to the Halcyon Colony again someday.

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Gameblog
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 22, 2019

The Outer Worlds is a great space opera action-RPG, with some great art, a lot of humor, and mechanics similar to Fallout, which can please the fans... by the creators of Fallout !

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TrustedReviews
8 / 10.0
TrustedReviews
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8 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2019

With a wacky dark humour, an expansive upgrade system and branching storylines that make every action feel significant, Obsidian Entertainment looks to set a new bar for RPG games.

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MMORPG.com
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2019

In the end, I enjoyed the 40 hour ride through the The Outer Worlds, even though it was sometimes a bumpy one. Still, with the interesting world that was built here, it feels like there was left a lot of untapped potential on the road. Flaws similar to the Fallout series – namely a main story that is little more than a frame holding together the sandbox that the rest of the game is and correspondingly flat characters – prevent it from earning a place in the hall of fame of roleplaying-shooters next to Mass Effect.

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RPG Site
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 22, 2019

Obsidian's new IP takes first-person RPGs to the stars.

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Jump Dash Roll
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 13, 2019

The Outer Worlds is a competent and well-acted action-RPG with some interesting ideas but one that mostly plays safe. While it doesn't quite reach the heights of Fallout: New Vegas, it certainly cements Obsidian Entertainment as an RPG force.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Oct 22, 2019

Even with these unfortunate and evident shortcomings on the technical side, The Outer Worlds is a rewarding and ultimately intriguing adventure to partake in.

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GameZone
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2019

The Outer Worlds cements itself as an incredibly memorable RPG. Obsidian has built a vibrant and freeing world that is fresh, exciting, and ripe with galactic potential that will hopefully continue being explored in sequels. Even with its shortcomings, its easy to see Obsidian's newest RPG bordering on instant classic status.

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Gamersky
8 / 10.0
Gamersky

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2019

There is no doubt that The Outer Worlds is a decent RPG with tons of interesting missions, and I really enjoy my 30 hours spent in the game. But I think Obsidian could have done better in terms of storytelling.

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PCWorld
PCWorld

Top Critic

Oct 25, 2019

While it bears surface-level similarities to Fallout: New Vegas, Obsidian's created a deeper and more meaningful role-playing experience in The Outer Worlds.

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GameSpew
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2019

Put the essence of the Fallout, Mass Effect and Borderlands series into a blender, and what you get is The Outer Worlds.

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3DNews
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2019

The Outer Worlds has everything Obsidian is known for: well-crafted world, interesting characters and rich nonlinear storytelling.

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Cubed3
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 24, 2019

The Outer Worlds soars on the strength of its characterisation not only of the main crew but its supporting cast.

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The Game Fanatics
8 / 10.0
The Game Fanatics

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8 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2019

While there is nothing completely mindbreaking about The Outer Worlds, the game is just what the doctor ordered. An updated addition to this whacky genre of RPG. Finally, we can stop replaying decades-old games and get some fresh content!

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GameSkinny
Oct 31, 2019

The Outer Worlds is a goofy, full to the brim RPG that liberally samples from other giants in the genre. It's a fun romp through a neon universe.

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SECTOR.sk
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 4, 2019

Obsidian did a good job again. However this is not the best Obsiadian game. A bit short, but still so much fun.

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Cubed3
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 6, 2019

The Outer Worlds is a thinking-man's Fallout 4. While Bethesda failed to push its venerable RPG series into a more thoughtful direction, Obsidian Entertainment thankfully is still around to show them how it is done.

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Saudi Gamer
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 6, 2019

Obsidian excelled in creating an amazing RPG experience influenced by the design of the Fallout franchise. The developer chose a safe route and picked familiar ideas and basics instead of creating a whole new experience. I recommend this game as the perfect WRPG gateway for new players to learn what can this genre offer to them.

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Digitally Downloaded
Nov 8, 2019

For the first ten hours or so I thought that The Outer Worlds would become a game of the year contender. Unfortunately it ultimately proves itself to be a little too shallow for that, but the combination of stunning vistas, excellent party members, and entertaining gunplay make it much like the 70's and 80's science fiction that it's clearly inspired by: A lot of fun when you're looking to switch the brain off and just unwind.

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OnlySP
Oct 22, 2019

Fans that have been following all things The Outer Worlds up until launch will not be disappointed here. Obsidian managed to produce a title that is completely carried and elevated by its world(s) and characters. With the amount of interesting interactions filled in each conversation, The Outer Worlds will always beg to be revisited. Sadly, The Outer Worlds shot for the moon and only landed among the stars, thanks to combat that feels like shooting a BB gun at walls of sponge. Lackluster combat is only one flaw, but when players are spending nearly half of their time taking part in the flaw, its problems are unavoidable. Still though, Obsidian has crafted something special that fits right up there with its contemporaries. The Outer Worlds completely succeeds in its mission to take players on an interplanetary adventure in ways that have not been seen in gaming for some time. Hopefully, other titles will follow in its footsteps when taking players to brand new worlds.

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Daily Star
Oct 22, 2019

Obsidian’s The Outer Worlds feels like a modern-age Fallout title, for better and for worse.

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Level Down Games
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 11, 2019

The Outer Worlds did a great job reminding us of a gameplay loop and style that we have many fond memories with. Obsidian Entertainment excels when it comes to this genre and style of game, and with them joining the ranks of Microsoft, I can only hope Phil Spencer and the minds at Xbox will allow them to flourish making the kind of games they do best. If this was anything to go by, the future is looking bright for Obsidian.

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AnaitGames
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 29, 2019

A compelling and well-written RPG --a pure Obsidian experience, and a true joy to role playing fans.

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Spiel Times
8 / 10
8 / 10
Dec 6, 2019

Despite having quite a few flaws, the game still stands out in the RPG genre, with the game's writing being instrumental in getting it there.

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Nerdburglars
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 10, 2019

What The Outer Worlds offers in artistic creativity, it lacks in quest diversity. Exploring the colony is really exciting and you will lose yourself in everything it has to offer. unfortunately, you will end up performing a lot of the same menial tasks throughout the relatively short campaign. You have access to an incredible world but the quests never take full advantage of it. There is far too much focus on the political problems of the colony and not enough action and adventure. You never feel like the hero of the story, you feel more like the middle man between the people that are actually important.

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Black Red Gaming
Jan 14, 2020

The Outer Worlds does a good job at taking the older Fallout formula and bringing it to a new generation of consoles. Unfortunately, it doesn't do much beyond that, leaving the game feeling uninspired and familiar.

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PC Gamer
79 / 100
79 / 100
Oct 22, 2019

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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Wccftech
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2019

The Outer Worlds is pretty much exactly what you'd expect from Obsidian. The first-person action RPG features a great setting, fantastic writing and remarkable, complex characters to meet. The moment-to-moment gameplay isn't as exciting, though, failing to measure up with the best in the genre. Still, there's plenty to like here as long as you know what you're getting into, not to mention the potential to do much better in a sequel, particularly if the developers had a higher budget to work with.

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TheReviewGeek
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2019

Amidst the ongoing PR fiasco of Fallout 76 and Bioware's disastrous looter-shooter Anthem, The Outer Worlds could not have dropped at a more opportune time. Acting as the spiritual successor to Fallout: New Vegas, The Outer Worlds is a reasonably polished, refreshing roleplaying title that puts story and dialogue at its forefront in favour of robust gameplay and mechanics.  It's a timely reminder of how good these RPGs can be when you focus on creating a good game rather than a polished monetised model and the result is something that immediately feels familiar and enjoyable to anyone who's played Obsidian's previous games.

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PC Invasion
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 22, 2019

An enjoyable adventure, but one that hews a little too close to its FPS Fallout roots.

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PCGamesN
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 22, 2019

Obsidian's RPG fulfills its potential, but only in fits and starts. Sure, its worst moments are only ever as bad as workmanlike RPG-making, but they make the stretches between some instances of genuine greatness a little more disappointing.Dustin Bailey

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GRYOnline.pl
7 / 10.0
GRYOnline.pl

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7 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2019

There is much to complain about The Outer Worlds – it is mediocre from a technical standpoint, has tons of outdated features and its story and companions are acceptable at best. Fortunately, Obsidian’s new title is a well-made RPG – this is a game for those who enjoy being a nameless hero who either saves the world or destroys it without any reason whatsoever, wasting time on pointless side-quests just for the XP.

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The Digital Fix
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2019

Despite an intriguing setting and some solid gun combat, The Outer Worlds borrows too much from the series it's heavily influenced by, leaving it feeling void of originality.

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Niche Gamer
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 24, 2019

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t find a decent amount of things to like in The Outer Worlds, but at the same time I can’t help but feel like it has the potential to be so much better.

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VGChartz
7 / 10
7 / 10
Dec 4, 2019

Although not without some drawbacks, The Outer Worlds is one of Obsidian's better efforts.

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GamesFinest
7 / 10
7 / 10
Dec 11, 2019

Obsidian Entertainment is making a flight of fancy with the role-playing game The Outer Worlds, which Bethesda was denied last year. Despite the strongly linear structures and the half-open, lifeless areas, The Outer Worlds indisputably follows in the big AAA footsteps of the Fallout franchise without embarrassing itself. Thanks to the great variance of decision possibilities and the deeply rooted moral system, the American studio also enhances the marginal complexity behind the role-playing construct, which above all benefits the narrative with its humorous touch and entertaining social criticism. Obsidian Entertainment simply relies on the player as an unforeseen variable to counter repetitive influences. With the versatile solutions and the opaque moral component, the Fallout New Vegas developer finally gives Bethesda instructions on how to pull up the controls of a crashing plane.

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GamingTrend
65 / 100
65 / 100
Oct 22, 2019

For better or worse, The Outer Worlds is a perfectly middle-of-the-road open-world RPG. It doesn't take any big risks, but that also keeps it from falling on its face. Despite some great writing, the game doesn't have much to say about the corporate dystopia it establishes, ultimately playing it too safe to justify the premise. Obsidian's expertise with the genre makes The Outer Worlds a competent RPG, if not an especially interesting one.

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VG247
VG247

Top Critic

Oct 23, 2019

For those that were disappointed with Fallout 76 going online multiplayer, this is the single-player RPG you’ve been looking for. If you’re hankering for somewhere you can while away the hours talking shit, chuckling and prodding at the locals, you won’t be disappointed.

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Slant Magazine
Oct 31, 2019

The game is so zany and so mired in its traditional progression systems that it ceases to say anything of note.

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GamingBolt
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Oct 30, 2019

The Outer Worlds is a classic case of a missed opportunity. There are so many things it does right, and so many others that feel unrealistic, or simply don't feel balanced.

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Killa Penguin
Oct 28, 2019

Feeling railroaded and wanting to have something to show for my troubles, I shrug and press the button, wiping out an entire town with the kind of insouciance you’d expect from someone throwing away a food wrapper; no one who lived in the town was particularly memorable, and the party member who initially protested never brings it up again, so it’s hard to care. The Outer Worlds tries to replicate the magic of Obsidian’s Fallout: New Vegas, but it suffers from many problems and moments like this that become increasingly prevalent until the illusion is shattered and you realize that it’s just a hollow pretender.

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GideonsGaming
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Oct 31, 2019

The Outer Worlds has a load of mechanics put into place, and while they are functional, they aren’t cohesive. They were implemented with little regard for how they would interact with each other and the game is a mess because of it. They had to make it so a player could complete the game no matter how they built their character. Obsidian succeeded, but only by making those choices matter very little in the first place.

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