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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 And looting weapons is also very nice. A new dagger for the rogue!
Pillars of Eternity Windows Starting location, maximum  zoom
Pillars of Eternity Windows Character creation
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

  • "Project Eternity" -- Working title

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Critic Reviews

PC Games (Germany) Mar 26, 2015 91 out of 100 91 Mar 27, 2015 9 out of 10 90 Mar 30, 2015 9 out of 10 90
Games TM 2015 9 out of 10 90 Feb 08, 2017 9 out of 10 90
IGN May 26, 2015 9 out of 10 90
Gaming Nexus May 22, 2015 8.5 out of 10 85
RPG Site Apr 12, 2015 8 out of 10 80
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 (12616) added Pillars of Eternity (Windows) on Apr 02, 2015
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