The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds Reviews Summary

Summary: 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.

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.

Rating Summary

Based on 201 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

82

Top Critic Average

82%

Critics Recommend

Based on 201 critic reviews
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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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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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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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9 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2019
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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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GamesRadar+

Top Critic

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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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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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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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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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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