The Outer Worlds for PlayStation 4
PS4

The Outer Worlds

Oct 25, 2019
8.76
playscore
Good
110th of 6067

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

About this game

Content Rating: Mature

Summary

In The Outer Worlds, you awake from hibernation on a colonist ship that was lost in transit to Halcyon, the furthest colony from Earth located at the edge of the galaxy, only to find yourself in the midst of a deep conspiracy threatening to destroy it. As you explore the furthest 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.

Gamer Reviews

8317 Reviews
9.07
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0 review
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Kenzie
5.00
Oct 4, 2020

I wanted to love The Outer Worlds, I really did. As a huge fan of KOTOR, I had high expectations for this experience. While the world of TOW has its charm, everything just falls... flat. For example, Byzantium, which is supposed to be a city of excess, felt big but empty. The faction and reputation system don't really affect anything significant in your playthrough. The series of fetch quests got old fast. I didn't get attached to any of the playable crew members or NPCs - which is a big yikes for any RPG. My biggest pet peeve was the worldbuilding and environmental storytelling - all of the notes and logs looked the same and font was so TINY I had to move closer to my TV screen. The conversations with the NPCs were way too long-drawn-out. I ended up skipping through memo logs and conversations, which probably meant I missed half the story, but I couldn't be bothered to try and learn more. Ok, on the good stuff... I did like the Vicar Max and Nyoka personal quests. I enjoyed the weapons system and exploring the damage types - that was a lot of fun.

80
Nov 13, 2019

It is not quite Fallout, but it is very well done and fun to play.

10
ducksel

ducksel

Feb 14, 2021
8.00
Marcu Marius

Marcu Marius

Jan 5, 2021
7.00
Ömer Bilimen

Ömer Bilimen

Dec 31, 2020
8.00
Ahmed El-Refaey

Ahmed El-Refaey

Dec 23, 2020
9.00
xbrownx17

xbrownx17

Jul 18, 2020
9.00

Aggregate Gamer Reviews

Critic Reviews

58 Reviews
8.44
Imogen DonovanOct 25, 2019
The Outer Worlds is a kooky space opera with beautiful aesthetics, a deeply engaging cast of characters, and a tightly focused storyline. Kick the hornets' nest, smoke the insects out, or sneak past: your choice might just topple a mega-corporation or two.
Eric ChrismanOct 22, 2019
Obsidian takes the aging Bethesda open-world RPG formula and makes it feel fresh with an outer space setting, shorter length and incredibly sharp writing that should appeal to fans of that signature style of game and fun sci-fi adventures.
Chris "Atom" DeAngelusOct 22, 2019
The Outer Worlds is an excellent attempt at capturing the Fallout formula in a new setting. It's honest about what it's trying to be, and it never shies away from it. While it may lack the sheer size of Bethesda's behemoth, The Outer Worlds still captures the fun and enjoyment of exploring, completing quests, finding new loot, and being a futuristic adventurer. Anyone who enjoyed the previous-generation Fallouts or is looking for a solid RPG will find a lot to like in The Outer Worlds.