Review

Review: Outer Worlds isn’t Fallout – and that’s OK

Ignore the comparisons and a more distinctive adventure emerges

Co-Director
Tim Cain
Key Credits
Leonard Boyarsky (Co-Director), Daniel Alpert (Art director), Justin Bell (Audio director)

Fallout similarities are distracting, but get into The Outer Worlds’ narrative meat and a more distinctive adventure emerges.

  • Flexible story accommodates all kinds of heroes
  • Enough variation to replay several times
  • Stunted maps never convince as a living world
  • Often feels like a budget Fallout
4 / 5
Version tested
PlayStation 4
Co-Director
Tim Cain
Key Credits
Leonard Boyarsky (Co-Director), Daniel Alpert (Art director), Justin Bell (Audio director)

Fallout similarities are distracting, but get into The Outer Worlds’ narrative meat and a more distinctive adventure emerges.

  • Flexible story accommodates all kinds of heroes
  • Enough variation to replay several times
  • Stunted maps never convince as a living world
  • Often feels like a budget Fallout
4 / 5
Version tested
PlayStation 4