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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 Starting location, maximum dezoom
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 Intro sequence... looks familiar

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Pillars of Eternity Screenshot
Pillars of Eternity Screenshot
Pillars of Eternity Screenshot

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

GameOver (Greece) Windows Apr 16, 2015 9.5 out of 10 95
PC Gamer Windows Mar 26, 2015 92 out of 100 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
Game Revolution Windows Mar 26, 2015 4.5 out of 5 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
Gaming Nexus Windows May 22, 2015 8.5 out of 10 85
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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