Obsidian’s The Outer Worlds has released into the wild today – and if you subscribe to Xbox Game Pass, it’s included as part of your membership.
You definitely shouldn’t sleep on this one. Our review, posted on Tuesday, gave the game a not-to-be-sniffed-at 8/10. We said:
“Put the essence of the Fallout, Mass Effect and Borderlands series into a blender, and what you get is The Outer Worlds. It’s an open-world adventure that lets you visit run-down planets and face their hostilities. There are people to recruit, relationships to maintain and difficult decisions to be made. And it’s all wrapped in a lighthearted tone, although not at the expense of a strong story; The Outer Worlds really does have good dialogue. It’s just a shame that you spend so much time running though environments that feel deader than Fallout’s wastelands.”
Fair praise indeed. If you’re a fan of open-world games, especially in the vein of the Fallout series, The Outer Worlds ought to be on your radar. It’s available from today on PS4, Xbox One and PC. And if you have an active Game Pass subscription on either Xbox One and PC you can play it right now.
If you’re not a subscriber, or prefer to play on PS4, you can buy the game physically or digitally for around £50/$60.
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