Xbox One

The Outer Worlds

40 critics

Score Distribution

9.00 to 10.0
8.00 to 8.99
6.00 to 7.99
4.00 to 5.99
0 to 3.99
Heidi NicholasOct 22, 2019
Aiming for the stars worked admirably for Obsidian Entertainment with this fantastic sci-fi RPG. There are elements of Obsidian's earlier work, especially Fallout: New Vegas which will delight longtime fans. Yet The Outer Worlds excels most when it has fun within its own unique identity. The wealth of lore and world-building details could be a little overwhelming for brand new players, but a little confusion early on shouldn't stop anyone from taking The Outer Worlds for a spin.
Alec SandarOct 28, 2019
The Outer Worlds seems to bring everything Obsidian wanted from Fallout: New Vegas to be but couldn’t reach due to the pressing development time frame, limited tech of that time, or other reasons. It brings the traditional gameplay and story presentation, with the familiar wit and humor of Fallout. It even brings a similar story of how humanity affects its environment, but it swirls it all in a new and thrilling story that is so rare in games these days. This title is a two-thumbs up from us!
Anthony ColeNov 06, 2019
As a recent addition to the Microsoft Game Studios family, Obsidian have put their best foot forward with The Outer Worlds. Solid gun play, an engaging story with great, likeable characters and a world that is fun to explore and interact with. Some missions let the side down a little and the game could be bigger but with so many nods to the great RPG predecessors and taking the best elements from them this is a great game to pick up.
The Outer Worlds is outstanding. This epic space adventure is teeming with exciting locations, missions to undertake, characters to speak to, and gives the player plenty of customization control. You can take on the adventure as a murderous anti-hero, a paragon of truth, or just lie and cheat your way through everything. With the exception of tiny technical problems and a bland protagonist The Outer Worlds rarely stumbles.
Alex AvardOct 22, 2019
Those expecting a straight-up spiritual successor to Fallout: New Vegas might be surprised by Obsidian's more contained and old-fashioned approach to science fiction, but stick with this unashamedly talkative tragic comedy, and you'll discover one of the smartest games of the year. The Outer Worlds marks Obsidian operating at the top of its game, and a strong foundation for a new franchise that seems destined for greatness.
Markus RohringerOct 22, 2019
In the end, I enjoyed the 40 hour ride through the The Outer Worlds, even though it was sometimes a bumpy one. Still, with the interesting world that was built here, it feels like there was left a lot of untapped potential on the road. Flaws similar to the Fallout series – namely a main story that is little more than a frame holding together the sandbox that the rest of the game is and correspondingly flat characters – prevent it from earning a place in the hall of fame of roleplaying-shooters next to Mass Effect.
Cade OnderOct 22, 2019
The Outer Worlds cements itself as an incredibly memorable RPG. Obsidian has built a vibrant and freeing world that is fresh, exciting, and ripe with galactic potential that will hopefully continue being explored in sequels. Even with its shortcomings, its easy to see Obsidian's newest RPG bordering on instant classic status.
Alessio PalumboOct 22, 2019
The Outer Worlds is pretty much exactly what you'd expect from Obsidian. The first-person action RPG features a great setting, fantastic writing and remarkable, complex characters to meet. The moment-to-moment gameplay isn't as exciting, though, failing to measure up with the best in the genre. Still, there's plenty to like here as long as you know what you're getting into, not to mention the potential for a sequel to be much better, particularly if the developers had a higher budget to work with.
Edmond TranOct 22, 2019
I finished The Outer Worlds wanting more, eager to jump back into the world to see extra things. It's not a short game, but it's one packed with such a steady stream of wonderful characters to meet, interesting places to explore, and meaningful, multi-layered quests to solve, that it didn't feel like there was any room to get tired of it. I wanted to rewind the clock and do everything in a completely different way. The Outer Worlds is consistently compelling throughout, and it's a superb example of how to promote traditional RPG sensibilities in a sharp, modern experience.
Richard SeagraveOct 22, 2019
Put the essence of the Fallout, Mass Effect and Borderlands series into a blender, and what you get is The Outer Worlds. It’s an open-world adventure that lets you visit run-down planets and face their hostilities. There are people to recruit, relationships to maintain and difficult decisions to be made. And it’s all wrapped in a lighthearted tone, although not at the expense of a strong story; The Outer Worlds really does have good dialogue. It’s just a shame that you spend so much time running though environments that feel deader than Fallout’s wastelands.
Dan HastingsDec 10, 2019
What The Outer Worlds offers in artistic creativity, it lacks in quest diversity. Exploring the colony is really exciting and you will lose yourself in everything it has to offer. unfortunately, you will end up performing a lot of the same menial tasks throughout the relatively short campaign. You have access to an incredible world but the quests never take full advantage of it. There is far too much focus on the political problems of the colony and not enough action and adventure. You never feel like the hero of the story, you feel more like the middle man between the people that are actually important.
Daniel BloodworthOct 29, 2019
Albert LichiNov 06, 2019
The only room for criticism is that the developers hardly ever show very much in terms of shades of grey towards the good aspects of capitalism, which is ironic since the success of The Outer Worlds is riding on a capitalist system. Too often, Halcyon's board will be truly greedy monsters that dehumanize their employees, and the writers go to great lengths to ensure that the reasoning is air-tight. Sometimes it can be a bit hard to believe that regular people would accept the lifestyles forced upon them by their corporate overlords. Everything in the setting hinges on the complete cynicism towards the human spirit. With some updates to iron out some of the minor hiccups, this can be considered a real classic.
Mick FraserOct 22, 2019
The retro-futuristic, space western style may be nothing new in 2019, but The Outer Worlds approaches it with such undeniable charisma that you can’t help but be drawn into its colourful, diverse universe. And what’s more, it’s so confidently written and lovingly made that you’ll almost certainly want to go back for another adventure when you’re done.
Lisa DahlgrenOct 22, 2019
We had a fantastic time traversing planets within the Halcyon cluster, and the absolutely beautiful, vastly varied environments we got to lay our eyes upon and the secrets that were hidden within definitely helped in that. The characters are interesting and funny and the banter between them and your companions was a joy to listen to. The mission structure and the game's many potential outcomes are masterfully crafted as well, so players who enjoyed Fallout: New Vegas will be blown away by what Obsidian Entertainment has created with this interstellar adventure. Consider our minds blown too.
Paul RenshawOct 22, 2019
All in all and The Outer Worlds on Xbox One is so much more than Fallout in space, and I honestly think you owe it to yourself to play this game. This is one of the most entertaining gaming experiences I’ve played this year, and I have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone and everyone.
Dan WebbOct 22, 2019
The Outer Worlds is not only a breath of fresh air and easily one of Obsidian’s best ever games, but it's an experience that can truly wear the player choice badge with pride. From the RPG elements to how you play, The Outer Worlds truly is your adventure. Just don’t kill anyone’s parents in it, okay?
Steve WrightOct 23, 2019
The Outer Limits has something for everyone — like intricately designed RPGs that have come before it, I found myself plotting my next moves while at work or even playing hockey, desperate to get back into its world and continue my journey. An Xbox Game Pass title at launch, do yourself a favour and jump on in. You’ll certainly be glad you did.
Kosta AndreadisOct 23, 2019
The Outer Worlds, as per this very review, will be compared to Fallout by many who play it. And really, it’s the sort of comparison that will probably benefit Obsidian’s latest RPG in the long run. Because in the end, Halcyon and its many denizens, corporations, and quirks feel like an original creation worthy of this style of RPG. And much like with the original Fallout, a place well worth visiting again in a larger and more expansive experience. Like, say, in The Outer Worlds 2.
Daniel QuesadaOct 22, 2019
Una excelente aventura que reúne todos los puntos fuertes de Obsidian Entertainment, aunque no es tan enorme como otros representantes del género.
Luis AvilésOct 22, 2019
Es una alegría ver a Obsidian de vuelta en un género en el que se desenvuelve tan bien, con un proyecto que se codea con los juegos más esperados del año. The Outer Worlds no es perfecto, resulta limitado y su fórmula anticuada en algunos aspectos, pero cumple con todo lo que lo que promete. Una nueva aventura de rol en primera persona con una narrativa interesante, personajes carismáticos, conversaciones brillantes y cientos de posibilidades jugables para que cada uno sea quien quiera ser.
AlexNov 04, 2019
The Outer Worlds es un juego que no intenta crear algo nuevo, pero que logra de una manera fenomenal lo que sí hace. ¿Pudo tener innovaciones importantes? Indudablemente, Obsidian Enterteinment cuenta con el potencial de hacerlo. Pero aun sin intentarlo, logra demostrar que cuando se trata de hacer juegos al estilo de Fallout, es mejor que Bethesda. Un titulo que en como ningún otro recientemente, tus decisiones pesan y que impactan a Halcyon significativamente.
Paula CroftOct 22, 2019
En definitiva, The Outer Worlds gustará a los que vayan con la idea de que se trata de un doble A (con las limitaciones que eso conlleva) y disfruten de un buen título de rol con una historia que merece la pena ser vivida tal y como decidamos vivirla.
Álvaro CastellanoOct 22, 2019
The Outer Worlds es un videojuego tremendamente irregular, con algunos puntos flacos y un apartado técnico no solo flojo en lo estético sino con algunos defectos palpables que en ocasiones lo hacen incómodo, especialmente en consola. Sin embargo, si lo que nos gusta es el rol, el nuevo videojuego de Obsidian nos recuerda porque se cuentan entre los mejores autores de RPG. Un mundo expansivo en el que podemos tomar parte, con muchas decisiones que afrontar y con un buen abanico de opciones para hacer las cosas.
David SorianoOct 22, 2019
Obsidian sabe lo que hace. Sabedores de lo que gustó Fallout New Vegas, han creado un sucesor espiritual que se enfoca en las fortalezas de este y lo baña de un exquisito sentido del humor para hacernos pasar unas entretenidas decenas de horas.
Jörg LuiblOct 22, 2019
Kreative Science-Fiction, klasse Dialoge, freies Spiel mit Entscheidungen. Das fühlt sich an wie eine Mischung aus Fallout New Vegas, Mass Effect und BioShock. Obsidian inszeniert trotz einiger Defizite ein sehr gutes Rollenspiel!
Valentin AschenbrennerOct 22, 2019
The Outer Worlds ist die Singleplayer-Alternative für Fallout-Fans, die nicht mehr auf New Vegas 2 warten wollen.
Fabien PellegriniOct 28, 2019
The Outer Worlds tient toutes ses promesses et nous propose bel et bien le "Fallout qui ne dit pas son nom" qu'on attendait. Ce respect de l'historique du studio est à double tranchant puisque aucune révolution ou nouveauté majeure ne vient vraiment chambouler la recette. Mais on aurait bien tort de cracher sur un bon action-RPG mâtiné de personnages intéressants, de dialogues bien écrits et de choix cornéliens. De plus, l'environnement de colonie spatiale et la direction artistique qui va avec apportent tout de même un petit vent de fraîcheur.
[87]Oct 22, 2019
Force est de le constater, les mécaniques de The Outer Worlds, à bien des égards calquées sur celles de New Vegas, ont pris de l'âge. Techniquement en retard et artistiquement souvent douteux, le titre d'Obsidian ne parvient pas toujours à atteindre la profondeur de son mètre étalon en raison de certaines mécaniques gadgets ou imprécises, et d'une écriture parfois expéditive, notamment en ce qui concerne les compagnons.
Domenico MusicòOct 22, 2019
The Outer Worlds offre una vasta gamma di scelte, situazioni e dinamiche di gioco che varieranno sensibilmente da un giocatore all’altro e tra una partita e l’altra. E questo, lasciatevelo dire, è decisamente il miglior pregio che un gioco di ruolo del genere possa avere.
Daniele DolceOct 22, 2019
The Outer Worlds è l’opera magna di Obsidian Entertainment: un RPG dotato di un impianto ruolistico di primo piano in grado di offrire un ventaglio non indifferente di possibilità a qualsiasi tipologia di giocatore. Il background narrativo risulta decisamente solido, riuscendo così a garantire una cornice importante e piena zeppa di sfumature a una trama valorizzata da una struttura ludica piuttosto compatta priva di tutta la dispersività di altri videogiochi di ruolo che, al contrario di The Outer Worlds, fanno uso di una impalcatura open world.
Giuseppe GengaNov 03, 2019
A causa della sua natura di titolo da "medio budget" non riesce a raggiungere le vette, sia dal punto di vista della ricchezza contenutistica che di rifinitura tecnica, che avrebbe meritato, ma anche così è un titolo assolutamente consigliato a tutti gli appassionati di giochi di ruolo e di esperienze in prima persona. Complimenti allo studio californiano per aver creato una nuova IP tanto interessante, ed all'editore Private Division per aver creduto nel progetto!
Stefano CastagnolaNov 12, 2019
The Outer Worlds è un ottimo gioco di ruolo che offre ampia libertà e ripropone con successo molti degli elementi che avevano reso speciale Fallout: New Vegas, non è sicuramente il videogioco più innovativo e originale che si sia mai visto, ma dopotutto neanche lo voleva essere. I giocatori delusi dalla direzione intrapresa da Bethesda e che invocavano a gran voce un ritorno a una formula maggiormente incentrata su statistiche, abilità e scelte non resteranno delusi. E pure tutti gli altri troveranno un gran bel GdR su cui passare il proprio tempo.
Giuseppe AraceOct 22, 2019
The Outer Worlds è un GDR piccolo nelle dimensioni ma grandissimo nello spirito. Obsidian punta alle stelle del firmamento ruolistico con una scrittura affilatissima, sottilmente raffinata e volutamente sopra le righe. La penna ferisce però più della spada (e della pistola...): l'anima shooter e stealth di The Outer Worlds resta infatti spigolosa, non certo invalidante ma con ancora molti margini di limatura.
Денис КнязевOct 22, 2019
Самое же крутое в The Outer Worlds — то, что это ролевая игра в совершенно новой вселенной, по размаху сопоставимой с Fallout. Это тот самый «новый дивный мир», каким в 1990-х была Пустошь. Культовой ее сделали игроки. Таким же они могут сделать и Альцион из The Outer Worlds — он того точно заслуживает.
Denis KoshelevOct 25, 2019
Тон этого обзора получился восторженным, и это неслучайно. The Outer Worlds заслуживает считаться одной из лучших игр этого года. Впервые за долгое время все мои ожидания оправдались, и мне хочется просто стучаться ко всем своим знакомым со словами: «обязательно попробуй, не пожалеешь». На фоне краха именитых в прошлом студий просто приятно констатировать, что Obsidian Entertainment становится только лучше.
Furkan GülerOct 22, 2019
Sona geldiğimizde The Outer Worlds, hikaye anlamında onlarca detay barındıran, rol yapma tarafında başarılı, bazı yerlerde kronik hatalara sahip olan eğlenceli bir oyun olmuş. Oyun dünyasının yetenekli geliştiricisi Obsidian’ın elinden çıkan yapım, son dönemlere rahatlıkla damgasını vuracaktır.
Ralph BeentjesOct 22, 2019
Obsidian Entertainment heeft een flinke waslijst aan RPG’s gemaakt en het is te merken dat ze hebben geleerd van voorgaande titels. Liefhebbers van Fallout: New Vegas zullen bijvoorbeeld veel elementen zien terugkeren en wat ons betreft is dat een goede zaak. De game biedt een uitgebreid hoofdverhaal die je 25 tot 30 uur zoet houdt, veel zijmissies met talloze keuzes en heerlijke zwarte humor. De hoeveelheid planeten mocht wat ons betreft alleen iets groter zijn en de combat voelt soms een beetje clunky, maar dat mag de pret niet bederven.
心灵奇兵Oct 22, 2019
kordiNov 04, 2019
Možno je to spôsobené tým, že Obsidian minulý rok prešiel pod Microsoft a The Outer Worlds je poslednou hrou, ktorú nevydáva pod týmto gigantom. Plánov a nápadov bola hromada. Akoby bolo potrebné hru vydať stoj čo stoj a ďalší obsah by hre len a len pomohol (ak bude za priaznivú cenu), pretože to, čo predviedli vývojári, stojí za preskúmanie. Ak chcete finálny verdikt či do toho ísť, tak odpoveď je jednoduchá: jednoznačne áno, je to predsa hra od Obsidianu. Avšak po dohraní som mal na jazyku trochu horkú príchuť, či je toto skutočne všetko.