Outer Wilds is the third game by indie studio Mobius Digital, known for mobile exploration game Beacon 38 and a RPG with logic puzzle elements Terra Chroma. This production is a sandbox adventure game.
Outer Wilds is an FPP adventure game, in which you play a recruit of a new space program called Outer Wilds Ventures. Your task is to study a constantly changing solar system functioning in a time loop. There are many mysteries in the game, the question if the loop can be stopped being the greatest of it. The game also features other plot threads, involving i.e. mysterious ruins on one of the moons.
The gameplay in Outer Wilds focuses on exploration. You use a small spaceship to travel between planets and to move around on their surface. After you land, you can leave the ship and proceed on foot. Each planet features other mysteries and sights. On one planet, you can find an underground city or alien writings, while the surface of another planet may crumble under your feet. With time, planet and moons change, which means that when you return to a previously visited world, you may be in for a surprise. It may turn out that i.e. the city was buried in sand. During exploration, you can use various gadgets, such as ones allowing you to track signals. You pick them up in your base camp, where you also replenish your oxygen supply and rest by the fire.
Outer Wilds is a 3D game utilizing a first person's perspective. It features an interesting style and the environments are greatly varied in terms of e.g. topography and vegetation (or lack of it).
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i5-8400 2.8 GHz / AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 3 GB GeForce GTX 1060 / 4 GB Radeon RX 580 or better, 8 GB HDD, Windows 10
Minimum: Intel Core i5-2300 2.8 GHz / AMD FX-4350 4.2 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 560 / Radeon HD 6870 or better, 8 GB HDD, Windows 7