The Outer Worlds: How Long To Beat The New Fallout-Style RPG?

Here's how long it may take you to finish The Outer Worlds.


Fallout: New Vegas and South Park: The Stick of Truth developer Obsidian's next game is The Outer Worlds, and it launches this Friday, October 25. Designed by original Fallout designers Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky, The Outer Worlds was praised by GameSpot in our review for being the "best possible version of a Fallout game." But how long will it take you to complete?

GameSpot reviewer Edmond Tran finished the game in about 30 hours. In that time, he completed the main quest and nearly all sidequests. Jess McDonell, who created GameSpot's video review, also took about 30 hours to reach the credits. They both played on Normal difficulty for their first runs.

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As always, your mileage may vary because everyone plays games differently. Additionally, The Outer Worlds has multiple different difficulty options, including "Supernova" that has increased combat danger and new gameplay elements that might not be ideal on an initial playthrough, which may encourage you to play again.

Not only that, but The Outer Worlds features narrative choices that can be grey, so you might find yourself playing again to see more of what the game has to offer.

The Outer Worlds releases on October 25 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The PC edition is exclusive to the Epic Games Store at launch, while the Xbox One version is free with Xbox Game Pass.

The Outer Worlds is Obsidian's final game as an independent developer. Microsoft acquired Obsidian at the end of 2018, at which time the game was well into development and already had a publisher in the form of GTA and Red Dead company Take-Two's indie label, Private Division.

For more on The Outer Worlds and the reaction to it, take a look at this roundup of review scores from other outlets.

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