You are an Exile, struggling to survive on the dark continent of Wraeclast, as you fight to earn power that will allow you to exact your revenge against those who wronged you. Created by hardcore gamers, Path of Exile is an online Action RPG set in a dark fantasy world.
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Very Positive (707 reviews) - 91% of the 707 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (31,564 reviews) - 93% of the 31,564 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 23, 2013

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July 23

Weekend Stash Tab Bundle Sales!

We're running a sale on Stash Tabs! For the first 24 hours (Saturday, PST), we've discounted Premium Stash Tab Bundles by 17.5%. On Sunday, Regular Stash Tab Bundles are discounted by 26.6%. We also have a sale on Regular->Premium upgrades the day after. Press M in-game to check these deals out. Thanks again for the generous support!

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July 21

New Microtransactions - Steam-powered Weapon and Iron Brand

We've just released two new microtransactions: the Steam-powered Weapon Skin which applies to one handed melee weapons and the Iron Brand Helmet Effect which imbues a piece of headgear with a glowing-hot iron effect.

If you're looking for some extra points, please check out the Prophecy Supporter Pack or Ascendancy Supporter Packs. These supporter packs will only be available for another three weeks, so time is running out to get these exclusive microtransactions. Press "M" in game to check them out! Thank you for your ongoing support!

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Reviews

“PC Game of the Year 2013”
9 – Gamespot

“Path of Exile distinguishes itself with a unique ability system based on gems and a labyrinthine passive skill system that permits the creation of almost any type of character.”
8.8 – IGN

“Everything you wanted from Diablo 3 - and more”
PC Gamer Magazine October 2013

About This Game

You are an Exile, struggling to survive on the dark continent of Wraeclast, as you fight to earn power that will allow you to exact your revenge against those who wronged you. Created by hardcore gamers, Path of Exile is an online Action RPG set in a dark fantasy world. With a focus on visceral action combat, powerful items and deep character customization, Path of Exile is completely free and will never be pay-to-win.

Key Features

  • Freedom. Power. Revenge.
    Banished for your misdeeds to the dark, brutal world of Wraeclast, you play as the Duelist, Witch, Ranger, Templar, Marauder, Shadow or the Scion class. From forsaken shores through to the ruined city of Sarn, explore Wraeclast and uncover the ancient secrets waiting for you.
  • Unlimited Character Customization
    Create and customize hundreds of unique skill combinations from tradable itemized gems and our gigantic passive skill tree. Combine skill gems, support gems and trigger gems to create your own unique combination of power, defense and destruction.
  • Deadly Missions
    The Forsaken Masters each have their own style of mission and each of these missions has many variations. As you explore deeper into Wraeclast, the pool of available variations increases to challenge you in new ways. All of the Missions and their variations can occur anywhere in the game, including within end-game Maps.
  • Dressed to Kill
    Path of Exile is all about items. Find, collect and trade magic, rare and unique items with arcane properties, then customize your character build around the deadliest combinations you possess.
  • Brutal Competitive Play
    Battle in PvP tournaments seasons and Capture the Flag events for worldwide recognition. Compete in Daily Leagues and Race Events that run as separate game worlds with their own ladders and economies to win valuable prizes.
  • Customise Your Hideout
    ​In their extensive travels throughout Wraeclast, the Forsaken Masters have discovered ideal locations for an Exile to use as their own secret Hideout. Once you've earned a Master's trust, you may be taken to a Hideout, where you can create your own personalised town. Masters residing in your Hideout offer you daily Missions and train you in advanced crafting options. Use your Hideout as a quiet place to craft after battle, or expand it and use it as a personalised Guild Hall with hundreds of decorations.
  • Fair-To-Play. Never Pay-To-Win.
    We're committed to creating a fair playing field for all players. You cannot gain gameplay advantage by spending real money in Path of Exile.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3/Vista/Windows 7/8
    • Processor: x86-compatible 1.4GHz or faster processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® 7800 GT or ATI Radeon™ X1950 Pro or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
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Haru
( 196.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Great game mechanics, High Replayability, Truly Free-to-Play, Good Community, Choose how you play, lots of guides on YouTube for every stage of the game, lots of builds on the forums if you just want to jump in and destroy everything, and the Devs actually listen to the players!
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Eclipse ]|[
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Who needs diablo when u have this ?
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Windrush
( 126.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
This is currently the best ARPG in existence. If anyone finds a better one, please let me know.

- Skill system is amazing. Never gets old.
- If you like Diablo games you will love this. Especially if you were unhappy with Diablo 3.
- Constant Updates (FREE).
- Developer GGG actually listens to feedback.
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Adventuresinlife
( 19.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
I'm sure many have said this already but it's true and worth being said again. This game has all the good aspects of the Diablo franchize and then somehow managed to improve upon that even futher. I enjoy the way they've put together the community/multiplayer aspect of the game. And though I have yet to try it I know I surely will use the in-game store to get some cool gear. Though it's not neccessary to do so. This will be one of my favorites for a long time!
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VonWolven
( 735.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Hands down my favorite game in the genre and possibly all time. I fully recommend to all fans of Action RPGs.
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Maou
( 43.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
poop
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Logvin
( 326.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Well made work with this stuff.
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KevinPainxx
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Creepy,dark,bloody,and gore......This is my kinda game right here!This game has been added to the list of my mmorpg,hack n slash game list. Play this game i recommend it.
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Ace Meat
( 512.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
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AND THIS? THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING FRIEND, YOUR NEW LIFE AWAITS
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boaven
( 686.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
I hate grinding in other games but in PoE things are a bit different..
Grinding became my other life and RNG became my second god.
Little ironic but it's just the most awesome f2p game I've ever seen :v
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Recommended
1,017.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
As I approach 1,000 hours...

This game deserves a review.

I have spent easily $200+ on microtransaction aesthetic content for this game.

BECAUSE IT"S THAT ♥♥♥♥♥ING AMAZING.

I probably played about 500 hours before I even got to true end-game content.

I still havent come close to building every unique character type I would want to yet.

I don't think that would be possible given ANY amount of time.

If you're reading this and haven't tried this game yet, you're DOING IT WRONG.

Play this game. Now.
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44 of 48 people (92%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
174.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
PROS:
- Free!
- A far better Diablo alternative.
- Huge world to explore.
- Game is constantly expanding.

CONS:
- Not available for Linux!

NOTES:
Please release this game for Linux! :)
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
One of the best free-to-play titles. Microtransactions are entirely cosmetic nothing else. Do try if you like diablo or ARPGS.
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,030.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
After playing this game off and on for almost the past 4 years (since Onslaught league first started) every new update that has come out has never seized to fail me! Everything GGG adds to the game only greatly improves the quality and gameplay of this masterpiece to the point where this game rarely gets boring at all. I've just hit my 1000hr mark on steam and i must say this is definitely one of the best smart and content rich games you will ever play and i don't think i'll be leaving this game anytime soon. Best of all is that with all this great content EVERYTHING is F2P for you to enjoy without spending a single cent.

Rating: 9.5/10
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Recommended
933.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
this game gets better every year,
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
98.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
Game is just like diablo 2 but updated. modify your caracter anyway possible and make it your own.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
891.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Played it for an hour or two, really fun game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
870.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
I must say, this game is honestly by far the best free game i've ever played. At the time of posting this i have about 870.8hrs played.. I really honestly should get a life... But really this game is damn good. It is like mergeing Diablo 2 with Final Fantasy 7 (face it the skill gems ARE Materia) while tossing in Final Fantasy 10's Sphere Grid passive leveling system. It also is by NO MEANS pay to win.. Which is great, its actually pay to look awesome.. While I must say I feel the micro transaction stuff is a lil pricey i do understand why it must be.. That would be the only "con" i can think of. But yeah I really REALLY REALLY recomend this game. It may seem complicated at first, but once you get used to it, it's really not bad. As for the player base, there is a large amount of ppl always playing, and for the most part they are rather nice. Also no gold, the crafting mats. are the currency, that can be a pain but.. meh it could be much worse!!
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