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 (31,107 reviews) - 93% of the 31,107 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 23, 2013

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June 27

Game Mechanics - Questions and Answers

We recently started a new thread on our forums where players can asked game mechanics questions and Mark, one of our veteran gameplay programmers, periodically answers them as best he can. Today's news post is a round-up of recent questions that were answered in this thread.

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June 26

ZiggyD's Community Unique Design

Many months ago, Grinding Gear Games and ZiggyD worked together to create a new unique item that was shaped by votes from the community! The first vote decided that the item should be a belt, and the second vote chose the design intent of rewarding an Armour/Evasion hybrid playstyle. It's finally time for the third vote, to decide one of the special properties! Click here for more information!

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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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Bice Num
( 88.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Very satisfying gameplay and lots of replayability. An absolute must-try for people into ARPGs.
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Rust
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
The replay ability and races should be in every online rpg ever made.
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lalitto14
( 244.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Excellent game. It has a lot of depth and variety in the skills and the builds that you can do. The microtransactions are fair in my opion. You can get hundreds of hours of fun without paying a penny.
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Leet Hobbit
( 1,584.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Game has been a blast for years, but sadly, each update it is going downhill. There is no longer any quality control. Each patch, the game DCs more, causes more framerate and performance issues, and more. The devs seem more interested in cashing in on constant untested updates and have lost sight of keeping the game functioning properly.

I may change this review in the future if they start listening to their playerbase and also start using more QA before releasing updates.

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KahnArtist
( 160.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
This game has a toxic LoL-like blinding community, with the exact same end game as D3 but with Mario traps.
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Chuck Yeager
( 34.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Huh... This game is AWESOME!!! And why? Firstly this game is as like as a Diablo 3, but there is a lot of differences, too. I don't play so much, but in this shrot time while I played with this game, I can tell my opinion about the game. So, the first thig, what I like very much the system of the game. Great graphics, everything is in it's place, just sometimes lagging or bugging the game. The secound thing, what I like, the big (REALLY BIG) passive skill tree and the skill gems for your active skills! There isn't a same character, because of the passive skill tree. In the YT and in the Google there're a lot of builds! Just type your play style and which weps do you like and finish! I think the different difficulty maps aren't boring! Moreover, when you start the game the quests are difficult a little bit (for me :) ) but when you get the other difficult maps you know what should you do. So, there're a lot of classes and everyone can find his/her class! I started this game with a templar (he's lvl 53) and I like that class so much, but I like the ranger, scion, too! You can play in a party this game and that's so fun!!! Don't worry, if you don't understand something because the veteran players can help you, or there's a forum and the original PoE page or the YT. So, I think this is a very good game (really) and I recommend for everyone who likes MMOs, like me. The one thing what I don't like this game (but not a big mistake) the prizes of skins. Okey, I know how this is a good game and it was hard to made it even for a professional game maker company, but... Anyway if you have any more question or just you want to play with me for fun (or not) just send me a message to this name: MarkFranklin. Have a good game and bye!
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</Drakke85>
( 26.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
This game is awesome, lots of fun with friends, but... the skill tree is just too small!
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Gasou
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
The BEST F2P i've ever played. Now, all that you were waiting for... The six reasons i give to you to at least try it:
1- IT'S FREE
2-IT'S FREE
3-IT'S ♥♥♥♥ING FREE
4-OH MY GOSH IT'S FREE
5-THIS REVIEW
6- DID I SAID IT WAS FREE? HOLY
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Opabs
( 1,235.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
10/10 Best game. Killed my cat
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I didnt think free games were ALLOWED to be this good.
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Posted: June 3
Hi, young female here with 0 gaming experience before this game. My husband is a huge PC gamer and really wanted me to take interest in it. This is the first game I ever looked into and I.LOVE.IT! I downloaded it when it first became available a few years ago and played it all the time. I took a bit of a hiatus after starting D3, but always came back to this game. I still play it to this day and it just gets better and better. I've gotten my husband interested in it, as well. I'm sorry my review isn't very informative, but I'm not an expert in these things. I just know that this game is super fun, has a great storyline, and is for everyone. I definitely recommend!
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Posted: June 13
A free Diablo style game WITHOUT pay to win? Certanly is enough for me.
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16.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
Have you ever thought "Man I love diablo, but 3 kinda sucked compared to 2" well then this game is for you! It feels so much like diablo it's insane, but has SO much more to offer!
Ontop of it being a great mmorpg with tons of people playing, it has character building none of us could have dreamed of. I mean the passive skill tree alone is MASSIVE, easily the biggest i've ever or will ever see. The amount of different character builds and skills you have to mess around with alone will leave you with hours and hours of entertainment. You'll be remaking and creating new characters for months the combinations are endless, on top of the constant updates and expansions this game will consume your very life.

What are you waiting for, there's a world in here... and they need your help.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
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11.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
This game reminds me so much of all the goodness in Diablo 2. So what has this extra to offer?
Well, first it's not set in the graphics of the Blizzard universe which makes it quite refreshing, both literally and figuratively speaking. There is no gold and the concept of 'weapon value' has been dropped. So what's important? the gems. They give power and magic and they grow as you advance. They can be resocketed and thereby not lost after first use. The skill tree is very impressive which allows your character to evolve to become very unique. Much of the magic is known but there are plenty new tricks and moves (and totems and prophecies). For a free game very impressive. Monster bashing and fireworks to the max.
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Posted: June 9
A worthy rival to the popular title, Diablo 3
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
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58.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
If you like Diablo games you are going to like Path of Exile.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
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5.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
I'v enever reviewed a game but I was so impressed with it I had to. Below are the top 5 reasons I think you should download Path of Exile.

1) It's Free!
2) Stunningly Beautiful
3) In-Depth Character progression, the skill tree is insane
4) Intuitive Gameplay, there's not really a tutorial but after 5-10 minutes in the game its easy to figure out
5) Straight Forward, despite it being free the in-game store is labeled "Microtransaction Store" so you know exactly what it is. I love this. What's offered there are visual items and pets, things that dont impact the game play. You don't need to buy anything to enjoy or advance in the game. Purchases seem to benefit the continued development and operation of the game.
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Posted: June 11
One of the best F2P games out there atm. Great game with infinite re-playability
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