The Outer Worlds

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The Outer Worlds is a new single-player first-person sci-fi RPG from Obsidian Entertainment and Private Division.

In The Outer Worlds, you awake from hibernation on a colonist ship that was lost in transit to Halcyon, the furthest colony from Earth located at the edge of the galaxy, only to find yourself in the midst of a deep conspiracy threatening to destroy it. As you explore the furthest reaches of space and encounter various factions, all vying for power, the character you decide to become will determine how this player-driven story unfolds. In the corporate equation for the colony, you are the unplanned variable.


Key Features
The player-driven story RPG: In keeping with the Obsidian tradition, how you approach The Outer Worlds is up to you. Your choices affect not only the way the story develops; but your character build, companion stories, and end game scenarios.

You can be flawed, in a good way: New to The Outer Worlds is the idea of flaws. A compelling hero is made by the flaws they carry with them. While playing The Outer Worlds, the game tracks your experience to find what you aren't particularly good at. Keep getting attacked by Raptidons? Taking the Raptiphobia flaw gives you a debuff when confronting the vicious creatures, but rewards you with an additional character perk immediately. This optional approach to the game helps you build the character you want while exploring Halcyon.

Lead your companions: During your journey through the furthest colony, you will meet a host of characters who will want to join your crew. Armed with unique abilities, these companions all have their own missions, motivations, and ideals. It's up to you to help them achieve their goals, or turn them to your own ends.

Explore the corporate colony: Halcyon is a colony at the edge of the galaxy owned and operated by a corporate board. They control everything... except for the alien monsters left behind when the terraforming of the colony’s two planets didn’t exactly go according to plan. Find your ship, build your crew, and explore the settlements, space stations, and other intriguing locations throughout Halcyon.

Release Date

Oct 25, 2019


Achievements Count




Play Time

13 hours

Games in Series



Mature 17+: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language

System Requirements


  • CPU: Intel Core i3-3225 or AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 650 Ti or AMD HD 7850
  • HDD: 40 GB


  • CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K or Ryzen 5 1600
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB or Radeon RX 470
  • HDD: 40 GB

Interesting Facts

  • In the early stages of the game, the player can create their character and unlock a ship, which acts as the game’s central hub space.
  • The player can use various weapon types such as melee and firearms, which have three ammo types: light, heavy and energy.
  • The player can develop their technical skills, which are further divided into three categories: Science, Medical, and Engineering.
  • The player can also enter a “Tactical Time Dilation” state.
  • The Outer Worlds is set in an alternate timeline, with the point of divergence beginning when United States President William McKinley was not assassinated by Leon Czolgosz in 1901.
  • The game takes place in the year 2355 in the Halcyon System.
  • The Stranger, also known as “the unknown variable”, is a passenger aboard the colony ship Hope.

Mod Support


Cheats support


Contains Game/Battle Pass


Virtual Reality Support


Number of maps


Third/First Person

First person

Game Engine

Unreal Engine 4

Protagonist sex


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