Disco Elysium

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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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IGN
By Simon Cardy

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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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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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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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Polygon
Laura Dale

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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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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2019

The heart and soul of Disco Elysium is stumbling through success, which has a certain charm to it. Sometimes that road is bumpy and restricted, but the fluff behind those bumps is at least interesting.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 21, 2019

An excellent role-playing game that will delight lovers of the genre but does not serve as an entrance for new players.

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