The Outer Worlds is a single-player first-person sci-fi RPG from Obsidian Entertainment and Private Division.
Lost in transit while on a colonist ship bound for the farthest edge of the galaxy, you awake decades later only to find yourself in the midst of a deep conspiracy threatening to destroy the Halcyon colony. As you explore the farthest reaches of space and encounter various factions, all vying for power, the character you decide to become will determine how this player-driven story unfolds. In the corporate equation for the colony, you are the unplanned variable.
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The player-driven story RPG - In keeping with the Obsidian tradition, how you approach The Outer Worlds is up to you. Your choices affect not only the way the story develops, but your character build, companion stories, and end-game scenarios
You can be flawed, in a good way - A compelling hero is made by the flaws he carries with him. While playing The Outer Worlds, the game tracks your experience to find what you aren't particularly good at
Keep getting attacked by Raptidons? - Taking the Raptiphobia flaw gives you a debuff when confronting the vicious creatures, but rewards you with an additional character perk immediately. This optional approach to the game helps you build the character you want while exploring Halcyon
Lead your companions - During your journey through the farthest colony, you will meet a host of characters who will want to join your crew
Armed with unique abilities, all these companions have their own missions, motivations, and ideals. It's up to you to help them achieve their goals, or turn them to your own ends
Explore the corporate colony - Halcyon is a colony at the edge of the galaxy owned and operated by a corporate board. They control everything, except for the alien monsters left behind when the terraforming of the colony's two planets didn't exactly go according to the plan
Find your ship, build your crew, and explore the settlements, space stations, and other intriguing locations throughout Halcyon
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Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
I bought The Outer Worlds because of what I have heard about Fallout New Vegas. Obsidian are the designers of FONV and so far the game hasn’t let me down. Love the companions and the fact that you can take two of them with you not to mention their smarty pants remarks. So far great story and you sometimes don’t know if you have made the correct choice. I believe that Obsidian has a great contender for Game of the year. Great job to the Obsidian team.
The Outer Worlds is Excellent retrogood ol' fun...
Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
This is a fantastic game. The common comparison is to Fallout but I think that's really just people drawing the line between it and Obsidian's last major title. This game is far more similar to the classic space RPG Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.
Conversations feel natural and well-structured, characters are compelling, varied, and have their own depth and personality that make them feel like real people. The story (at least to the point I've played) is fun and engaging with clever writing, head-scratching conundrums, and far more giggles than you'd expect.
Gunplay is well-crafted, feels balanced and provides several types of weapon or damage to optimize your attack to each encounter.
Graphics (on Xbox One X), while sometimes muddy on less-important or distant objects, are great overall and enhance the immersion of this first-person locked game. FPS is steady and smooth with few hiccups.
All in all the only issues I've had center around a clunky, sometimes hard to understand menu system and controls limited by the platform. Three functions on X that can't be rebound is too many, I don't want to get my gun out every time I talk to somebody, change regions, or open doors.
In conclusion : if a romp in space with new friends along the way and plenty of people to shoot, make peace with, or swindle along the way sounds like your kind of game - give this one a shot!
This game awesome. I'm a fan of Fallout and though this is not an open world, the play style is similar. Furthermore, the game is gorgeous. The world is colorful. I did notice a drop in framerates that occur quite often, but this didn't distract me from the gameplay.
After playing this game, I can't help but wonder when gamers will see another single player, open world game with similar game style.
There's a category of games I think of as Saturday morning cartoon games. They lack depth, but they are fluffy and easy to enjoy. As I look back on some screenshots as Pippin laser blasts a poor marauder into a pile of dust, I realise that's what The Outer Worlds is to me. If you meet it on those terms, I think you'll enjoy it.
The Outer Worlds was a game I didn't know that I wanted...no...that I NEEDED. Its a first person shooter with heavy RPG elements, you liked Fallout: New Vegas? Same people made this. This game pretty much shows that Obsidian deserves you take notice of them as a player in the video game industry.
The writing is what sets this game apart, I missed the banter between my squad mates that Mass Effect gave me. I missed doing side quests to help my squad mates in things to better their lives. Don't worry Parvati, I'll get you that date with the woman you're crushing on.
I've recommended this game to many people, friends, family, a random passerby on the street, and now I recommend it to you who is reading this. Get the Outer Worlds, if you enjoy smart writing, fun gameplay and meaningful choices, you won't regret it.