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.

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Based on 76 critic reviews
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95 / 100
Sep 8, 2020

An original approximation of what it would be like to play a tabletop role-playing game on your computer or console, an original plot and the feeling of reading a good book in which you are the protagonist. All that and more is Disco Elysium, a unique game that any fan of the genre should have in their library.

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9.5 / 10.0
Aug 6, 2020

Disco Elysium presents an unforgivable experience that is only occasionally weighed down by pacing issues, but otherwise soars to new heights of interactive storytelling.

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9.5 / 10.0
Mar 27, 2020

Disco Elysium is a very special RPG that most of your time will be spent on reading. It features a well-written detective story, various tricky skill trees, and memorable characters. This game might be the best one of its kind. But if you can't stand reading for a long time, just don't try it.

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9 / 10
Jan 17, 2020

Disco Elysium is one of the most striking and memorable games of 2019.

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9.5 / 10.0
Jan 2, 2020

In my opinion, Disco Elysium is the game of the year for 2019. It shows how you can make creative, engaging, and well-written games entirely using writing and player choice without falling into the simple "visual novel" style. It's biting, clever, and witty, and it deserves to take its place among Planescape and Fallout: New Vegas. It's a must-play for any fans of RPGs and a genuine modern classic that will hopefully set the stage for many things to come.

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9.7 / 10.0
Dec 30, 2019

A truly outstanding piece of art, Disco Elysium is an RPG that warrants playing over and over again.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 24, 2019

Overall , while paying respects to gaming’s founding fathers in familiar yet polished gameplay, Disco Elysium paves its own path. While the controls sometimes feel lacking, it is the narrative heart and aesthetics that truly shine to an exemplary level.

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9.5 / 10.0
Dec 20, 2019

Disco Elysium is a definition of a unique game. ZA/UM has created a perfectly designed detective RPG game that's like nothing else! perfect character development and customization make Disco Elysium a deep RPG and effect of decisions on story makes every play through a different and unique experience. Disco Elysium is one the 2019's biggest surprises and of course best games,

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Dec 13, 2019

Disco Elysium is perhaps one of the best role-playing games of all time, and I don't say that lightly. I haven't played a game that has been able to so masterfully flex to my actions as well as ZA/UM's freshman outing. The writing is sharp, the characters genuine, and the choices possess true stakes.

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