The Outer Worlds

4.2 out of 5
41 User Ratings
5 Stars
41%
5 Stars
41%
4 Stars
41%
4 Stars
41%
3 Stars
15%
3 Stars
15%
2 Stars
2%
2 Stars
2%
1 Stars
0%
1 Stars
0%
Wishlist
Explore the furthest reaches of space and encounter various factions, all vying for power in sci-fi RPG The Outer Worlds. Determine how your story unfolds!
£22.49
£24.99
-10%
GBflagActivates in United Kingdom
Payments:
paypal
visa
mastercard
googlepay
american-express

Special Offers

5%
Off your next order 
The coupon will be emailed to you when you purchase this product. Exclusions apply.

About The Outer Worlds

About this game

Developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Private Division.

Taking part in an alternate universe in the year 2355 in the Halcyon System, take control of The Stranger (otherwise known as "the unknown variable") as you board a colony ship called Hope on an expedition to Halcyon. After something goes awry, 60 years pass instead of the expected 10. Take control of The Stranger in Obsidian Entertainment's — the minds behind Fallout: New Vegas — newest award-winning first-person title!

Your Choices Affect the Story

Approach the corporate-driven Halcyon System your way and affect the way the story unfolds. Your choices will affect numerous aspects of your time in The Outer Worlds, including which characters join you and the story development, but your companions, end-game scenarios, and even character build!

Perfectly Flawed

Take control of The Stranger, a character that starts off fine in nature but slowly grows flawed as The Outer World tracks your experiences... and what you aren't good at doing. Get a flaw from an assortment of 14 according to your playstyle — such as Plasma Weakness, Herpetophobia, Paranoid, Robophobia, and more — but also get a perk point to help you progress your build. This is an entirely optional system, however, so you can reject all forms of phobias that you'll unlock.

Assemble a Crew

Meet several characters as you explore the Halcyon System, each with their own personalities, abilities, and even missions! Embark on quests to see their motivations come to a completion and help them achieve their goals!

Embark on a Journey Across Halcyon

Explore numerous key areas in Halcyon, the colony at the edge of the galaxy owned by the Halcyon Holdings Corporate Board. Find your ship, assemble a crew, and go on an adventure across numerous settlements, space stations, and numerous other locations scattered throughout this massive world!

Game Details

Release Date:
October 23, 2020
Developer:
Obsidian Entertainment
Publisher:
Private Division
Rating:
ESRB rating of 13
PEGI rating of 18
USK rating of 16
Supported Languages:
English +
Franchise:
The Outer Worlds
Genres:
Action RPG
FPS

Adventure

RPG

Exploration

Story Rich

Shooter

Action

Action-Adventure
Themes:
Space
Sci-fi

Comedy

Colorful

Funny
Play Styles:
Open World
Singleplayer

Choices Matter

First-Person

Character Customization

PvE
Features:
Steam Achievements
Full controller support

Steam Trading Cards

Steam Cloud

Remote Play on TV

Product Requirements

Steam account is required for game activation and installation.

PC System Requirements
MINIMUM:
OS: Windows 7 (SP1) 64bit
CPU: Intel Core i3-3225 or AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
RAM: 4GB
GPU: Nvidia GTX 650Ti or AMD HD 7850
HDD Space: 40GB

RECOMMENDED:
OS: OS: Windows 10 64bit
CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K or Ryzen 5 1600
RAM: 8GB
GPU: Geforce GTX 1060 6GB or Radeon RX 470
HDD Space: 40GB

Critic Reviews

82

GameSpot

90 / 100
"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."

Multiplayer.it

89 / 100
"The Outer Worlds is a typical Obsidian title, which guarantees a certain freedom of approach at all levels, trying to tell a good story too."

IGN

85 / 100
"With The Outer Worlds, Obsidian has found its own path in the space between Bethesda and BioWare's RPGs, and it’s a great one."
Reviews provided by MetaCritic

The Outer Worlds Statistics

Statistics Powered By

Play Time Statistics

0%
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%

Time Played

< 1 Hour
1.48%
~1 Hour
0.49%
~2 Hours
0.49%
~4 Hours
0%
~8 Hours
1.48%
~12 Hours
5.42%
~20 Hours
29.06%
~40 Hours
50.74%
~60 Hours
6.4%
>= 80 Hours
4.43%
Achievement Hunter?
4.43% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Difficulty Statistics

Difficulty Rating

Simple
2.9%
Easy
36.51%
Just Right
55.19%
Tough
4.98%
Unforgiving
0.41%
Relax & enjoy! 55.19%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

Completion Statistics

0%
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%

Play Behaviour

Tried It
3.83%
Played It
11.11%
Halfway
4.98%
Beat It
57.47%
Conquered It
22.61%
Completionist! 22.61%  of players have Conquered It

The Outer Worlds User Reviews

All our customer reviews are open and honest. We publish all reviews that are relevant and follow our guidelines.

User Rating

Average score from 41 ratings
83% of users would recommend this.
4.2

User Ratings Breakdown

5 Stars
41%
5 Stars
41%
4 Stars
41%
4 Stars
41%
3 Stars
15%
3 Stars
15%
2 Stars
2%
2 Stars
2%
1 Stars
0%
1 Stars
0%

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers.
11 - 18 of 19 Reviews

Good RPG/FPS hybrid

PsyZed
Verified purchase
If you like older RPG games like NeverWinter Nights, then this is your game. Reminded me of a lot of tabletop sessions. Big, funny and weird sci-fi world, amazing music and beautiful graphics. I would recommend it!
Did you find this review helpful?

Fallout New Vegas In Space

LT_Fwishy
Verified purchase
While it's got a different flavour to Fallout New Vegas, this game does shine in a similar way. Great humour, fun core gameplay, and a story good enough to keep you sucked in. It's smaller and more limiting that Vegas, but still a great game in its own right.
Did you find this review helpful?

Recommended

chiefbullmoose
Verified purchase
I first purchased this game for Ps4 when it came out. I forgot about it for a bit and decided to pick it back up for PC. It's a fun, comical, action packed game. Honestly, if you like Fallout, Metro, and Borderlands, I would give this a shot. Hell of a time killer.
Did you find this review helpful?

Recommended

DirtyLoad
Verified purchase
Solid RPG story with the usual grinding for levels. Story is a little short and replayability is low. Still enjoyed playthrough and killing everyone and everything.
Did you find this review helpful?

Recommended

gyimger
Verified purchase
This game is what I was actually waiting for for a long time. It has the details, universe and humor of the best Fallout and KotOR games. My only critic that once you beat the story, that's it. Despite of the multiple planets the maps are limited, not open, you may feel like you're heading from a start point to a finish point, with more stronger weapons and more dangerous enemies on a linear way. My character is a level 30 badass but no-one to fight with anymore. And I don't feel to start again the whole thing.
Did you find this review helpful?

Outer Worlds has superb writing but misses it's mark on what could have been a fantastic RPG

Fanatical User
Verified purchase
The Outer Worlds offer the superb level of writing, characters and quests that come to be expected from Obsidian, but ultimately it still misses it's mark on a lots spot with mind numbing boring world exploration with so many invisible barrier and the game essentially designed around this hub based open world concept. The gunplay and melee is also subpar at best, a very shallow system exist for the sole purpose of having a gameplay rather than just talk to people. But overall it's still an insanely fun experience and it's hard to not get excited for the sequel given how much room for the improve upon this IP, especially under the umbrella of Xbox.
Did you find this review helpful?

5/5 gameplay, 5/5 scene, 4/5 story, 4/5 weapon balance

yk
Verified purchase
Very interesting game, and the story of this game is nice but a kind of short. If you like to play a game that doesn't had a perfect choice then this game is the best.
Did you find this review helpful?

Amazing & disappointing, yes.

pandootz
Verified purchase
Loved the game, but also can't help but say I was a little disappointed, so here's pros & cons: PROS: - nice mood, lovely colors, interesting characters, cool universe; CONS: - too short, overall looks lazily designed, not a lot of effort put into details, location, made my "check-every-corner" intinct go numb because there wasn't much to actually really be surprised by; - did not like how it's never explained why I finish the game and I still haven't accessed all planets; I have to assume myself that those are reserved for DLCs but it's just disappointing.
Did you find this review helpful?

Frequently Asked Questions

There are 2 editions. They are Standard Edition and Non-Mandatory Corporate-Sponsored Bundle
Available DLCs for The Outer Worlds include Expansion Pass, Spacer’s Choice Upgrade, Murder on Eridanos, and Peril on Gorgon
Somewhere in the middle. 39% of GameFAQs users said The Outer Worlds is Simple or Easy. 55% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right.
According to PEGI, The Outer Worlds is suitable for players aged 18 and above.
Yes, The Outer Worlds is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • This game shows Steam Deck controller icons
  • Entering some text requires manually invoking the on-screen keyboard
  • Some in-game text is small and may be difficult to read

Steam account is required for game activation and installation.

PC System Requirements
MINIMUM:
OS: Windows 7 (SP1) 64bit
CPU: Intel Core i3-3225 or AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
RAM: 4GB
GPU: Nvidia GTX 650Ti or AMD HD 7850
HDD Space: 40GB

RECOMMENDED:
OS: OS: Windows 10 64bit
CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K or Ryzen 5 1600
RAM: 8GB
GPU: Geforce GTX 1060 6GB or Radeon RX 470
HDD Space: 40GB

The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 35 hours. 62% of users played The Outer Worlds for over 40 hours.
Yes, The Outer Worlds has broad critical consensus. 83% of critics on Metacritic recommend The Outer Worlds. The Metascore is 82 out of 100.
83% of Fanatical users recommend The Outer Worlds. The average review score is 4.2/5
Yes, 83% of Fanatical users and 83% of critics on Metacritic recommend The Outer Worlds.
The Outer Worlds was released on October 23, 2020
The Outer Worlds is published by Private Division
The Outer Worlds was developed by Obsidian Entertainment
Fanatical users tagged The Outer Worlds as Action RPG, FPS, Adventure, and RPG
Fanatical users tagged The Outer Worlds as Space, Sci-fi, Comedy, and Colorful
Yes. Fanatical users tagged The Outer Worlds as having Singleplayer
Yes. Fanatical users tagged The Outer Worlds as having Character Customization
Yes. Fanatical users tagged The Outer Worlds as having PvE
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Outer Worlds as Action RPG
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Outer Worlds as FPS
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Outer Worlds as Adventure

Related games

News & Features

© 2018 Obsidian Entertainment, Inc. Obsidian Entertainment and the Obsidian Entertainment logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Obsidian Entertainment, Inc. The Outer Worlds and The Outer Worlds logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Obsidian Entertainment, Inc. Private Division and the Private Division logo are trademarks of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. All rights reserved.

Less than 1% of orders are flagged for manual authorization. This process can take up to one working day, but orders are normally reviewed within a few hours.