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Average Player Score Based on 303 ratings
8.4
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Score Breakdown Based on 303 ratings
  1. 10 (86)
  2. 9 (100)
  3. 8 (59)
  4. 7 (33)
  5. 6 (10)
  6. 5 (5)
  7. 4 (2)
  8. 3 (1)
  9. 2 (0)
  10. 1 (7)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Rating:7

    Not as good as everybody is saying

    I havent finished the game yet, but I have already a very good idea of how it is (30hr.+) because the mechanics keep on repeating.I have to compare this game with Baldurs Gate, because it's the best reference.This game ... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful

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  • Rating:8

    Pillars of Eternity

    PoE is an old school CRPG made for people who like long, engaging storylines and making decisions that can totally impact the outcome of the game.As a caveat, I have never played Baldur's Gate or Neverwinter Nights or P... Read Full Review

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

    It is just as well that this is the last addition to Pillars of Eternity, because Obsidian is out of ideas.

    INTRO:For just about every project that Obsidian does, there are always a handful of ideas that did not make the cut. Some of these are placed on the proverbial shelf, to be looked at later when they could not come up wi... Read Full Review

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

    The first part comes with extra features, but it shows that Obsidian still has a problem with scope management.

    INTRO:In addition to having a reputation of not being great at writing reliable code, Obsidian Entertainment also has a problem with keeping to their scheduled plans. In its history, it has released games at “featu... Read Full Review

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

    Resource-hog and trap system issues aside, this Western RPG is more than an incredible return to form.

    INTRO:Obsidian has a spotty history in programming, but its followers recognize this spiritual successor to the long-defunct Black Isle for its stellar writers and ability to commit to the overarching story in its game. ... Read Full Review

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

    Spiritual successor

    I really like the story of Pillars of eternity- but it's old school gameplay really seemed aged to me, as was the static, yet pretty visuals. This is a great game for RPG fans who want a nostalgic experience, but for me,... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Being part of a tale...

    I've being part of a fairy tale, a beautiful soundtrack accompanied me through the deep character creation, with detailed menus and explanations according the lore, I can even use my own portrait, learning its mechanics ... Read Full Review

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

    Pillars of Eternity-Imagination and Creativity

    This game is fucking artwork.I really enjoy pausing combat every second to make sure all six of my party members don't just stand there. And having to camp after practically every fight, that's a lot of fun too. And I al... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Hard to find fault here.

    After plugging 70 or so hours into Pillars I feel it's time to write a review on it.First a bit about myself.I'm an old gamer. I was a day one purchaser of Baldur's Gate and BG2. I go back even further with Might & ... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6

    Badly overrated... skeptics must READ THIS

    After reading the gushing reviews on Metacritic, I thought beyond a doubt that I should invest in this game.Having done so, I feel obligated to inform the 'less-enthused' gamers out there that PoE might not be worth your... Read Full Review

    4 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    All you could ask for and more.

    This game has all you could ask for and more. Great storytelling. Characters you care for and are a joy to interact with. Exciting combat. Combat is realtime pausable and challenging with an on the fly difficulty level. ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
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