The Outer Worlds Beats New Vegas on Metacritic – But Pillars of Eternity Outranks Both

By Sam Quirke,
The Outer Worlds is currently outranking Fallout New Vegas on Metacritic, after the majority of major publishers have weighed in on the game – though Pillars of Eternity looks set to remain Obsidian Entertainment's most critically acclaimed game overall. While we wait impatiently for The Outer Worlds Achievements to drop, we can at least celebrate the fact that this spiritual successor really has succeeded the studio's last retro-futuristic adventure.

The Outer Worlds Better than Fallout New Vegas

We gave The Outer Worlds a highly complimentary review with a 4.5/5 score, which puts us slightly above the Metacritic average — currently at 86 on PS4 and 85 on Xbox One. In terms of Obsidian's overall output, that puts The Outer Worlds just slightly past fan favourite Fallout: New Vegas on 84 and about level with South Park's surprisingly decent Stick of Truth RPG.

All of these remain several points behind the critics' favourite Obsidian Entertainment work, Pillars of Eternity, which has a near-unbeatable 89 on PC. The sequel, Deadfire, also ranks above on PC at 88.

Site reviewer Heidi praised The Outer Worlds' originality and strong identity, bolstered by Obsidian's trademark humour and approach to complex narratives. We'll find out a little of what Sean makes of it this Thursday when he starts his adventure live on our Mixer channel.

We'll also find out soon whether our community agrees with the critical reception. In terms of Obsidian's output on Xbox, The Outer Worlds has its work cut out for it. TrueAchievements members have rated Pillars of Eternity 4.1/5, and Fallout: New Vegas a 4.3/5.

With the Metacritic User Score still unknown, it also remains to be seen what the wider gamer base thinks of The Outer Worlds. We'll find out when the game releases straight into Xbox Game Pass on Friday, October 25th. You can pre-load the game now if you have the Pass on console or PC – check the link below for details.

The Outer Worlds
The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds is a new single-player sci-fi RPG from Obsidian Entertainment and Private Division. As you explore the furthest reaches of space and encounter a host of factions all vying for power, who you decide to become will determine the fate of everyone in Halcyon. In the corporate equation for the colony, you are the unplanned variable.

Source: Metacritic
Sam Quirke
Written by Sam Quirke
Sam has been a Newshound since 2016 and is now the Editor for both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies. He loves gaming on all devices and in all genres. He remains a stubborn Assassin's Creed and Pokémon fan.