The Outer Worlds is a witty single-player sci-fi RPG.
In The Outer Worlds, you awake from hibernation after drifting in space for seventy years on a lost colonist ship, the Hope. Here at the edge of the galaxy, corporations control all aspects of life in Halcyon, and they are hiding a dark secret that could destroy the colony. As you explore multiple, distinct locations in the game’s vibrant world, you will encounter various factions, and meet a host of multi-faceted characters who may offer assistance in your missions. But choose carefully, as the actions and choices you make will determine how this player-driven story unfolds. Your choices affect not only the game’s narrative, but your character progression, companion stories, and different endgame scenarios.
In addition to fluidity in conversation, there are multiple ways to handle combat in The Outer Worlds. Players can augment their stealth skills and don a holographic disguise and slip unnoticed past watchful guards; enhance one’s engineering skills and take control of security systems to distract the enemy; or players can take a direct approach with head-on combat, and wield melee weapons, a host of firearms, or a variety of sci-fi weapons including the Shrink Ray, all to dominate the opposition.
Players will meet a variety of companions throughout the Halcyon colony, each of them with their own storyline and unique skills to aid the player in combat, and boost stats during conversations to unlock new dialogue options. These companions open new paths in a multitude of ways to play The Outer Worlds.