The Outer Worlds for PlayStation 4
PS4

The Outer Worlds

Oct 25, 2019
8.76
playscore
Good
115th of 6435

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

8743 Reviews
9.07
whatoplay
0 review
NA
Mar 29, 2021

I absolutely love everything about this game, except for how short it is, however I know that Obsidian had a rather small budget for this (what was essentially) a passion project, and with that in mind this game is absolutely incredible. It wont take very long before you can really feel the fallout influence that brought Obsidian into the spotlight, but with many improvements. The characters are fun and interesting and the story is immersive and comical, the graphics are also pretty amazing too. I definitely talk this game up alot and recommend it to friends frequently, I do usually warn people that it's short but also remind them that the budget was pretty minimal, the recent dlc's do help but if I had one complaint it would be for a much larger dlc that could be played after finishing the initial play through.

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.
Nov 13, 2019
It is not quite Fallout, but it is very well done and fun to play.
Samuel Jepsen

Samuel Jepsen

Feb 26, 2021
10.00
ryou

ryou

Feb 26, 2021
6.70
ducksel

ducksel

Feb 14, 2021
8.00
Marcu Marius

Marcu Marius

Jan 5, 2021
7.00

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.