Disco Elysium

Disco Elysium Reviews Summary

Summary: Disco Elysium is one of the best role-playing games of this current generation thanks to its engaging narrative, deep customisation and unique style.

A Uniquely Engaging Story

Disco Elysium's fantastic story will have you gripped from the start till the end.

Deep Character Customisation

Role-play to your hearts content in Disco Elysium with lots of choices and paths to get lost down.

Oozing With Style

Everything from the art style to the way voice actors deliver their parts just oozes with style and substance.

Rating Summary

Based on 76 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

92

Top Critic Average

97%

Critics Recommend

Based on 76 critic reviews
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No Recommendation / Blank
Oct 18, 2019

A verbose and rich psychological roleplaying game that doesn't offer enough choice in the role you play.

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IGN
By Simon Cardy

Top Critic

9.6 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2019

Disco Elysium is a deep, sharply written, unique blend of noir-detective fiction and traditional pen-and-paper RPGs.

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92 / 100
Oct 15, 2019

An irresponsibly deep detective RPG that lets you be any kind of detective you want. Even a bad one.

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7 / 10
Oct 21, 2019

A fiercely original take on traditional computer role-playing games that often seems unrefined and self-indulgent but is still a welcome shake-up of genre norms.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 12, 2019

The mystery has a satisfying payoff, but the bigger draw is navigating the main character's competing thoughts and weighing what kind of person you want him to be

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Polygon
Laura Dale

Top Critic

Unscored
Nov 5, 2019

Disco Elysium shines most when it gets weird. I was once pretending to be a psychic medium to get a woman to let me look through her supposedly haunted bookstore for a huge novelty polar bear freezer I could use to hide a very dead human body. I knew there were probably more reasonable options for places to store a corpse, but where's the fun in keeping it somewhere official and boring? This is what my character thought was best, and I was there for the ride.

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10 / 10
Nov 4, 2019

Disco Elysium is a detective RPG that sets a new standard for storytelling.

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Unscored
Nov 8, 2019

There’s unexpected joy in the little moments of Disco Elysium

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Oct 16, 2019

Disco Elysium wants to get you in touch with the voices in your head. This detective RPG calls back to the old Infinity Engine games like Planescape: Torment and Baldur's Gate, but it put a unique spin on everything. With a beautiful oil painting aesthetic, it also features a system that treats your skill like additional party members, each with their own opinions on your actions. Ultimately, every lengthy run-though of Disco Elysium is about the consequences of your choices and actions, adding up to some fantastic stories. A great, surprising entry into RPG canon.

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Nov 27, 2019

If you’re someone who doesn’t “like to read” or wants a lot of action in their games, Disco Elysium might not be the best pick. It does an excellent job of bridging the worlds of literature and gaming, and offers a unique blend on the venerable CRPG formula.

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