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Pillars of Eternity is a role-playing game crowd funded as a spiritual successor to the Infinity Engine RPGs like Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale. It uses an isometric viewpoint with 2D, hand-drawn backgrounds. The gameplay is party-based with a real-time-with-pause combat system.

The game is set in a new fantasy world called Eora where you are a newcomer in the Eastern Reach area. After surviving to a mystical Storm, it appears you are a 'Watcher', with the ability to read/hear the memories of the souls. Your main quest is to learn why your powers have been awaken. During the journey players are able to recruit up to five companions, each with their own motivations. The eleven classes (fighter, paladin, ranger, wizard, druid, monk, priest, rogue, chanter and cipher) and mechanics are reminiscent of Dungeons & Dragons, but are entirely new.


Pillars of Eternity Windows The character sheet also provides access to information about your reputation based on your decisions in quests and interactions. Maybe I should avoid visiting 'House Doemenel' in the next time...
Pillars of Eternity Windows There are several events in your Stronghold, from taxes, adventures, buildings or raids can happen and can be accessed in the Stronghold UI
Pillars of Eternity Windows If you add NPCs found in the game (and not created by yourself), those have own quests and occasionally intercept interactions with own opinions
Pillars of Eternity Windows Character creation

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Alternate Titles

  • "Project Eternity" -- Working title

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Meristation Windows Mar 26, 2015 9.3 out of 10 93
GameStar (Germany) Windows Mar 27, 2015 92 out of 100 92
PC Games (Germany) Windows Mar 26, 2015 91 out of 100 91 Windows Apr 02, 2015 90 out of 100 90 Windows Apr 07, 2015 18 out of 20 90 Windows Feb 08, 2017 9 out of 10 90
Girl Gamers UK Windows Apr 27, 2015 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
Games Arena Windows Apr 06, 2015 9 out of 10 90
Nivelul2 Windows Jul 07, 2015 8 out of 10 80
games xtreme Windows Apr 19, 2015 Unscored Unscored


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According to publisher Paradox Interactive, Pillars of Eternity has sold 500,000 copies as of October, 2015.

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