Outward

Deep Silver, Nine Dots Studio

Weak Man
OpenCritic Rating
64
Top Critic Average
23%
Critics Recommend
Based on 40 critic reviews
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Outward

Rating Summary

Based on 40 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

64

Top Critic Average

23%

Critics Recommend

Based on 40 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Mar 26, 2019
Xbox OneMar 26, 2019
PCMar 26, 2019

Developer: Nine Dots Studio

Publisher: Deep Silver

Outward offers an immersive RPG experience coupled with realistic gameplay, as well as deeply-rewarding challenges for the most avid gamers. As an ordinary adventurer, you’ll not only have to hide or defend yourself against threatening creatures, but also brave the hazardous environmental conditions, protect yourself against infectious diseases, and stay hydrated. Embark on risky expeditions across untamed lands to reach new cities, undertake important missions, and discover hidden dungeons crawling with formidable enemies. In order to survive in the dazzling yet deadly world of Aurai, you’ll have to be clever… and prepared. Sharing your journey with a friend, locally or online, is also greatly encouraged! - Survive in the wilds as you explore the lands - Play solo or cooperatively, split screen locally or online - Dynamic defeat scenarios that react to your context - Ritualistic, step-by-step approach to spellcasting - A unique experience at every playthrough

Trailers

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OUTWARD - Dev Diary #3 - Combat thumbnail

OUTWARD - Dev Diary #3 - Combat

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OUTWARD - Dev Diary #2 - Wanderlust

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OUTWARD - Dev Diary #1 - Adventuring

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IGN

DM Schmeyer
5 / 10.0
IGN

Outward is an open-world survival RPG that starved me of fun and left me thirsty for bug fixes and a better combat system.

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A few rough edges don't stop Outward from being a gem of an RPG.

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A deeply flawed open world role-player but also an extremely ambitious and unique one, whose approach to co-op play and survival deserves further iteration.

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Taken as a whole, Outward practically screams "cult classic." Its consistent challenge, cumbersome combat, and co-op systems won't resonate with everyone. But for a particular type of player—ones that don't mind trading dozens of frustrating moments for open-ended experiences—Nine Dot Studios' RPG is sure to find a dedicated audience. Outward's aspirations are commendable, but just like its protagonist, the end result is just average.

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