The Outer Worlds seems to be well-liked by critics overall. Who knew an RPG by Obsidian could turn out to be good?
The Outer Worlds is still a few days away from release but Obsidian Entertainment let the reviewers peruse the wares ahead of the big day and put their thoughts out before the game even hits the shelves. It appears there was a good reason for it as Obsidian delivered another RPG that the critics liked and now it only remains to be seen how it will fare with the audience.
Gamespot , for example, gave The Outer Worlds a 9 out of 10, stating the game "is consistently compelling throughout, and it's a superb example of how to promote traditional RPG sensibilities in a sharp, modern experience."
IGN went with a slightly lower rating, at 85 out of 100, which is still pretty high. They commended Obsidian for finding their path between Bethesda and BioWare RPGs.
PCGamesN went with a 7 out of 10, pointing out the game sometimes indulges in filler content a bit too long between the great moments.
PC Gamer gave it a 79 out of 100, praising the game for offering a beautiful universe without complicating things too much.
Metacritic scores were hovering around 85 at the time of writing, which is ironic and cruel in its own right, considering this is Obsidian we are talking about. PC version has the lowest rating, at 82. Xbox One critics gave it 85 while PlayStation 4 crowd turned out to be the sunniest among the bunch, with an 86.
Considering The Outer Worlds is releasing on 25 October 2019, the regular audiences haven't had a taste of it yet so user scores from Metacritic were unavailable at the time of writing.