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Average Player Score Based on 162 ratings
7.9
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Score Breakdown Based on 162 ratings
  1. 10 (19)
  2. 9 (42)
  3. 8 (57)
  4. 7 (25)
  5. 6 (10)
  6. 5 (4)
  7. 4 (2)
  8. 3 (1)
  9. 2 (1)
  10. 1 (1)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Rating:9

    The RPG I didn't know I wanted

    It's like Fallout and Firefly had a baby.LovedFunny dialogue and great voice acting for many NPCsCool companions (felt very Mass Effect/DA Bioware rpg)So many non-combat solutions to questsCombat system was smoother than... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about The Outer Worlds

  • Rating:6

    Fallout without the soul of Fallout..

    Dull, boring, mindless missions are some of the thoughts I think about when I play The Outer Worlds. I hate to say it because I LOVE the Fallout games!! I got 100% achievements in Fallout 3 and have played all the rest. ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6

    A poor man’s Fallout 4, entertaining, but beyond inferior

    Pros:Interesting visuals *Vibrant colorsFun space pirate vibeAnimationsCompanion character buildingGraphicsSome consequential decisionsMostly good dialogCons:Weak and jumbled narrative (no urgency until the last couple ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    A Space Odyssey

    The Outer Worlds is a fun jaunt through outer space that only lasts about 25 hours, but compacts a ton of fun into those hours.Pros:-Great storyline. The world is morally gray and your choices literally impact the lives ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6

    Very short, very dull game. Nothing new or exciting about Outer Worlds at all. Hugely disappointed.

    First and foremost: do NOT spend any more than $30 on this game. Wait til it's on PS Plus... seriously it's not worth any more than that.I really wanted to love this game b/c I have a penchant for outer space/SciFi theme... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    At first glance a good game , but far from being a successor to the Fallout Series!

    Imagine taking the storyline mechanics and equipment system of fallout, mixing it with the combat system of Bioshock and watering it down for the average player who has the attention span of a pigeon and you get the Oute... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    Not great but not bad either

    just now It's ok, I'd give it a 7. The graphics are ok but with games like Red Dead 2 and mk 11 setting the bar they could have been more polished. Spent 6 hours on it. You can slow down time but the VATS system was so ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    The essential sci-fi game of the year

    This game was so much fun. I have hours into this now and am enjoying it a lot. The combat mechanics are good, I just wish it had a 3rd person view. The first person view is annoying and limiting. The world almost seems ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6

    A fun but slightly flawed Fallout-like experience

    From the beginning, The Outer Worlds uses bright and colourful graphics to its advantage. Each world is well designed, stunning and, at least from what I've noticed in my hours of playing, no issues with frame rate drops... Read Full Review

    3 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5

    Great graphics and game design, but not a fun game

    I looked forward to playing The Outer Worlds, especially being a lover of Fallout games and seeing the pedigree. After about 4 hours of playing, I have to say that it's disappointing. It is a beautiful looking and sou... Read Full Review

    4 of 8 users found the following review helpful