Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire - Ultimate Edition is ranked in the 83rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

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80 / 100
Feb 3, 2020

It's the amazing RPG of 2018 with all the systems and mechanics well adapted to console controls, with a superb writing and translation. But, all that great things get muddier because of the long and habitual loading times: 60-90 seconds for every single time we cross a door, change area... Until a patch fixes it, it's a pain in the ass.

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8 / 10.0
Jan 28, 2020

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire - Ultimate Edition brings the epic CRPG to consoles, and the majority of it is excellent, although there are far too many load screens that seem to go on forever.

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Jan 28, 2020

Pillars of Eternity II is a good game, but the Xbox One port needs more polish.

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80 / 100
Feb 18, 2020

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is a beast of a game. The amount of content is staggering, and one can definitely play for hours and hours.

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9.5 / 10.0
Jan 28, 2020

A soaring achievement in the genre, very minor technical issues aren't enough to detract from the fact that Pillars of Eternity 2 Deadfire: Ultimate Edition is the first must-have game of 2020 and the finest RPG in an age. Adventures don't come much more essential than this.

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GameMAG
Top Critic
8 / 10
Jan 28, 2020

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire - Ultimate Edition is a fantastic role-playing game with an interesting story, deep quests and a great world. It will definitely please all fans of classic RPGs. This is the case when the walkthrough can be made more convenient, but do not lose the depth of mechanics and complexity of tactics. The flexible features of the dialog system allow you to play it in completely different ways, and the only thing that spoils the impression is technical problems on consoles. But if you play it on a PC, you can safely add one point to the final score.

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7 / 10
Jan 28, 2020

Pillars of Eternity II is a 9/10 RPG tragically trapped inside a 7/10 game. The quality of the writing and the world-building is second to none, and the tried and tested combat mechanics are meticulously tuned, but the outrageous loading times and other technical issues are too upsetting to ignore. It's like sitting in a fine Italian restaurant, sipping a glass of wine and nibbling on breadsticks, enjoying your date, and then the waiter comes over and drops a dead dog on the table. Wrong table, mate. I ordered the carbonara. Now get that dead dog out of my sight.

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90 / 100
Jan 28, 2020

One of the best role-playing games of all time as a complete package with all content, new features and many improvements.

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9.3 / 10.0
Jan 28, 2020

‎Pillars of Eternity II is an example for all those developers who make sequels to their titles. It takes all the best from the original Pillars of Eternity and reproduces it with a number of improvements and new mechanics that undoubtedly make it one of the best classic RPGs that have been made in recent years. ‎

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7 / 10.0
Jan 28, 2020

The console port of Obsidian's Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire has the same great story, characters, and gameplay of the PC version but is marred by technical problems and load times.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 3, 2020

So, for those keeping track at home, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is an extremely authentic port of the PC experience that stays very close to the source material. It certainly doesn't hurt matters much when you consider how legitimately stellar the writing is. If it weren't for the unfriendly control scheme and obscene loading times, this could very well have been an early contender for best PS4 RPG of 2020. Regardless, it can still easily stand on its own as an extremely solid title that's very much worth your attention.

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7 / 10
Mar 4, 2020

A vast ocean of imagination and wit wait to be explored in Deadfire, but its boat segments can walk the plank.

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4.5 / 5.0
Feb 6, 2020

While the frequency and duration of loading time in Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire is painful at best, the superb writing, extraordinary voice acting, and immersive soundtrack makes this one that should not be missed. There is a reason Pillars of Eternity 2 was nominated for over a half-dozen awards in 2018, and any cRPG fan worth their weight in salt owes it to themselves to add masterpiece to their collection.

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9 / 10.0
Jan 28, 2020

Having all the updated content only further adds to the value of an already valuable package. If you’re willing to wade in these salty waters, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Ultimate Edition is worth its weight in gold.

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4 / 5.0
Feb 16, 2020

Obsidian's epic CRPG makes its way to console in a stellar content-packed Ultimate Edition, let down by a sub-par port job, critical bugs and excessive loading times.

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Fextralife
Fexelea
Top Critic
9 / 10
Jan 29, 2020

If you are into cRPGs or a fan of the original game, this is an easy purchase.

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Spaziogames
DottorKillex
Top Critic
8.5 / 10.0
Jan 28, 2020

If you don't have a high-range PC gaming, this console version is the best way to enjoy this title, with all the DLCs and patches included with no extra download required. As for the game itself, it's one of the better CPRG out there.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jan 28, 2020

‎Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Ultimate Edition is the definitive version of obsidian's game that saw the light of day in 2018. Now on consoles comes with all its content, the main game and its three DLC Beast of Winter, Seekeer, Slayer, Suvivor and The Forgotten Sanctum. This second installment enhances everything the first Pillars of Eternity brought us with a new multiclass system and the implementation of epic new naval battles and crew management.‎

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5 / 10
Mar 7, 2020

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is a potentially great RPG, trapped under a less-than-stellar console port.

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Feb 12, 2020

On the one hand, the sheer quality of the game is evident in bounds, and as a homage to the mighty Baldur's Gate, it continues on the excellent trajectory set down by its predecessor. On the other hand, those loading times really are so bad that I neither enjoy my time with the game, nor want to play it.

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