Disco Elysium for PC
PC - Windows

Disco Elysium

Oct 15, 2019
9.22
playscore
Excellent
11th of 25079

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

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About this game

Developer: ZA/UM
Content Rating: Rating pending

Summary

DISCO ELYSIUM is a groundbreaking blend of hardboiled cop show and isometric RPG. Solve a massive, open ended case in a unique urban fantasy setting. Chase down leads, interrogate suspects, or just get lost exploring the gorgeously rendered city of Revachol. What kind of cop you are — is up to you.

System Requirements

Recommended

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 or equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce 940 or equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 22 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: These specifications are not final and are subject to change as the game nears launch.

Minimum

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce GT520M or equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 22 GB available space

Gamer Reviews

23789 Reviews
9.40
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0 review
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Kenzie
8.50
Oct 11, 2020

Disco Elysium is a funny game, and I mean that in the best way possible. Wildly entertaining and stylish, it appealed to me as someone who enjoys introspective metanarrative, cosmic horror, and self-deprecating humor. My favorite aspect of the game is how its mechanics inform so much of the world. I loved the flavor text of my abilities, my wardrobe, and my thought chamber almost as much as the writing and dialogue of the main story itself. HDB is a fun character to play and I enjoyed tailoring my playstyle with his ridiculous personality.


The game is very pretty - not just in the gritty art style, but the intelligent user interface. I never felt overwhelmed.


Spoilers ahead... while it can admittedly get clunky and slow in the investigation phase, you never really get lost and the puzzles are satisfying enough. It also gets you into heart-racing moments - the mercenary tribunal stands out to me as one of my favorite moments in video games.


Following the keys and getting to the heart of the mystery was fun because uncovering characters and locations made Martinaise come to life. As a whodunit, I didn't like the conclusion of the mystery but was sufficient to give the story a neat and satisfying close.


CRPG fans are already wild about this title, and it does feel like a fresh take on a genre that's largely disappeared. The world and its lore are pretty tight and easy to get into if you're prepared to play a game with a lot of reading. Overall, its style and mythos are so rich and charming (and distinctly Estonian), you'll surely enjoy something about the experience.

91
Jul 29, 2020

I never played anything of such genre . This was my first and it was a hell of a start

20
Nov 12, 2019

Disco Elysium is worth all the praises it's receiving. It's not another run-off-the-mill open-world RPG. It still classifies as one but it strays with the basic tropes found in the genre. First, it's not set in another fantasy-esque world. You don't level up your strength, dexterity, etc. You just wake up and you're free to roam and discover the people and intrigues. You even have to figure out most of the mechanics by yourself. You're basically thrust into the chaos without the usual hand-holding. Second, character building is different and how you level-up unlocks certain paths. Third, the writing is EXCELLENT -- funny, entertaining, political, philosophical, and more.


I could have easily given this a 10/10. It comes down to personal taste and I'm not a big fan of the game's visual. Not the artstyle, it's just that the sense of depth is lacking between storeys and can be disorienting.


If you're looking to explore a new implementation of "open-world RPG", you definitely have to give Disco Elysium a try.

80
silverthorns

silverthorns

Jul 9, 2020
8.40
Michael Vestergaard
9.50
alexmox

alexmox

Feb 22, 2020
9.00
Keryham

Keryham

Dec 19, 2019
1.00

Aggregate Gamer Reviews

Critic Reviews

49 Reviews
9.05
Brad LangOct 17, 2019
Occasionally obtuse and slow, Disco Elysium excels at delivering one of the best role-playing game experiences in a very long time with exceptional writing, world building and mechanical immersion
Andy KellyOct 15, 2019
The thing about Disco Elysium is that my experience of it is completely unique to me, such is the dizzying variety of skills, stats, thoughts, and conversation options on offer. You could play through it five times and still not see everything, so there's no one experience to assess. But I can say with certainty that it's one of the finest RPGs on PC if you value depth, freedom, customisation, and storytelling.
Joe JubaNov 12, 2019
A few moments of frustration aren’t enough to dim the surreal glow of Disco Elysium. Trying to contain your glorious catastrophe of a “hero” can be simultaneously amusing and horrifying, and that’s before you even consider the events of the case surrounding him. I won’t spoil any of the major story beats, but the central mystery has immaculate pacing, with new layers and complications folding in at just the right moments. Plus, the payoff is satisfying and surprising.

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