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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 In fights you can pause and activate skills. My tank will knockdown one of the ghosts while the barbarian is in rage mode (red health bar)
Pillars of Eternity Windows And looting weapons is also very nice. A new dagger for the rogue!
Pillars of Eternity Windows Being a 'Watcher', you can discover the soul and history of many NPCs - on doing so, the screen becomes quite colorful

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Alternate Titles

  • "永恒之柱" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "Project Eternity" -- Working title

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Critic Reviews

Meristation Windows Mar 26, 2015 9.3 out of 10 93
Game Informer Magazine Windows Apr 01, 2015 9.25 out of 10 92
PC Games (Germany) Windows Mar 26, 2015 91 out of 100 91
Game Rant Macintosh 2015 4.5 out of 5 90
Girl Gamers UK Windows Apr 27, 2015 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90 Windows Feb 08, 2017 9 out of 10 90
Impulse Gamer Windows Apr 02, 2015 4.3 Stars4.3 Stars4.3 Stars4.3 Stars4.3 Stars 86
Destructoid Windows Mar 26, 2015 8.5 out of 10 85
Nivelul2 Windows Jul 07, 2015 8 out of 10 80
RPGamer Windows 2015 3.5 out of 5 70


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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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