The Outer Worlds Review Round-Up
Having had the fan-favorite Fallout: New Vegas under their belt, Obsidian Entertainment appeared to have recaptured some similar role-playing magic with the reveal and subsequent showcase of The Outer Worlds. Now that release day is almost upon us, fans will soon know for themselves whether these inklings were correct. By the looks of the game’s initial critic reviews, The Outer Worlds is indeed stacking up to be a worthwhile adventure across the cosmos.
IGN – 85/100
“With The Outer Worlds, Obsidian has found its own path in the space between Bethesda and BioWare’s RPGs, and it’s a great one.”
Game Informer – 93/100
“Even if the larger beats don’t always land, The Outer Worlds shines with a constant stream of small, bright moments. An amusing interaction with a clueless guard. A sugary corporate jingle. A brutal sneak attack. A solution to a problem you are sure won’t work, but it does. The team at Obsidian excels at encouraging creative experimentation within its responsive and absurd setting, ensuring that every visit to Halcyon is full of delightful surprises.”
Windows Central – 90/100
“The Outer Worlds is an utterly tremendous achievement that showcases the best of Obsidian’s writing wit, world-building detail, and character focus. The game borrows heavily from other major beloved RPG franchises that have fallen out of favor with shareholders in recent years, which is perhaps ironic given the game’s extreme-Capitalism plot beats. Obsidian fills that forgotten niche with confidence and rigor.”
PC Gamer – 79/100
“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.”
PlayStation Universe – 100/100
“With a startlingly original new world to play in – combined with a warm feeling of familiarity – Obsidian has managed to deliver the one of the best first-person RPG’s. This is the game that fans of this genre have been craving, and it is a pure joy to watch Obsidian plop the role-playing crown back squarely down on its head.”
The Outer Worlds officially releases for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on October 25th. A Nintendo Switch version is also confirmed for release at a later date. What do you think? Are you excited about playing The Outer Worlds for yourself? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news as soon as it goes live!
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