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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 Character creation
Pillars of Eternity Windows Intro sequence... looks familiar
Pillars of Eternity Windows Every RPG must have dungeons with rivers of blood on the floor. From where do they always get this blood from?
Pillars of Eternity Windows The party is engaged in a fight trying to avoid the already detected trap

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Alternate Titles

  • "Project Eternity" -- Working title

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Meristation Mar 26, 2015 9.3 out of 10 93
GameStar (Germany) Mar 27, 2015 92 out of 100 92 Apr 03, 2015 9.2 out of 10 92
PC Games (Germany) Mar 26, 2015 91 out of 100 91
Games Arena Apr 06, 2015 9 out of 10 90 Feb 08, 2017 9 out of 10 90 Apr 02, 2015 90 out of 100 90
Girl Gamers UK Apr 27, 2015 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
Nivelul2 Jul 07, 2015 8 out of 10 80
games xtreme 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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Barbarian_bros (12547) added Pillars of Eternity (Windows) on Apr 02, 2015
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