The Outer Worlds

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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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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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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

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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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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 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2019
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Metro GameCentral

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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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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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