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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 Starting location, maximum  zoom
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 There are several events in your Stronghold, from taxes, adventures, buildings or raids can happen and can be accessed in the Stronghold UI

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews Windows Apr 03, 2015 9.2 out of 10 92
PC Games (Germany) Windows Mar 26, 2015 91 out of 100 91
IGN Windows May 26, 2015 9 out of 10 90 Windows Mar 27, 2015 9 out of 10 90 Macintosh Apr 07, 2015 18 out of 20 90
Game Rant Linux 2015 4.5 out of 5 90 Windows Mar 30, 2015 9 out of 10 90 Windows Feb 08, 2017 9 out of 10 90
The Koalition Windows Apr 30, 2015 89 out of 100 89
Nivelul2 Windows Jul 07, 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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