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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 After your Stronghold is active, sometimes quests providing money or items can be taken. Those quests can be done with companions which are not currently in your party
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 Looting a master key surely isn't a fault to approach further areas in the vault
Pillars of Eternity Windows For a better defense, you can also hire NPCs, which are then patrolling your Stronghold, but also cost upkeep

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Alternate Titles

  • "Project Eternity" -- Working title

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Critic Reviews

GameOver (Greece) Windows Apr 16, 2015 9.5 out of 10 95
PC Games (Germany) Windows Mar 26, 2015 91 out of 100 91
Games Arena Windows Apr 06, 2015 9 out of 10 90
Game Rant Windows 2015 4.5 out of 5 90 Windows Feb 08, 2017 9 out of 10 90
IGN Windows May 26, 2015 9 out of 10 90 Windows Mar 27, 2015 9 out of 10 90
Destructoid Windows Mar 26, 2015 8.5 out of 10 85
GameCrate Windows Mar 25, 2015 8 out of 10 80
RPG Site Windows Apr 12, 2015 8 out of 10 80


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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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