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Outer Wilds review

The Good:
  • Large variety of locations with lots to explore
  • Dynamically changing worlds literally reveal their secrets as time goes on
  • Compelling self-directed mystery to unravel
  • Pleasing visual aesthetic
The Bad:
  • Although essential to progress, continually dying can become frustrating
  • Die-rewind-relaunch-return loop takes too long
  • Cumbersome keyboard controls and no save ability
Outer Wilds review
Outer Wilds review
The Good:
  • Large variety of locations with lots to explore
  • Dynamically changing worlds literally reveal their secrets as time goes on
  • Compelling self-directed mystery to unravel
  • Pleasing visual aesthetic
The Bad:
  • Although essential to progress, continually dying can become frustrating
  • Die-rewind-relaunch-return loop takes too long
  • Cumbersome keyboard controls and no save ability
Our Verdict:

For those who won’t be deterred by the endless deaths and time-looped backtracking in Outer Wilds, its intriguing mystery and non-linear exploration of an entire solar system will be a novel and deeply engaging experience.

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