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.
User reviews: Very Positive (23,949 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 23, 2013

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"My video is several years out of date but this f2p with an incredibly fair business model is a dark and grim Diablo-style aRPG that's worth your time."
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July 30

2.0.1 Patch Notes and Next Week's New Divination Cards!

We have deployed Content Update 2.0.1. You can read its patch notes here. We'll be releasing another patch in the 2.0.1 series early next week that adds 12 more Divination Cards. We've included copies of them in today's news post so that you can check them out in advance.

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July 29

A Sneak Peek of the 2.0.1 Content Update!

Tomorrow we're releasing the 2.0.1 Content Update! It contains the remaining content needed to complete the challenges, three new maps, new Warbands content, new unique items and more!

The three new maps use Act Four tilesets and contain map versions of some of the most formidable adversaries from Act Four. The new maps are: Core, Malformation and Phantasmagoria.

We're adding new enemies to the Warbands league. These Chaos Renegades seek to exact vengeance on the factions they once belonged to, hunting down their leaders and killing any exiles who stand in their way. They can only spawn in map areas that can spawn leaders.

The goal with the initial 2.0.1 release is to enable all the content required to complete the Warbands/Tempest challenges. While we initially expected to have this ready next week, we found ourselves ahead of schedule and will release the patch tomorrow. There will be a follow-up 2.0.1b patch next week containing new Microtransactions and Divination Cards that weren't ready in time for the weekend. We didn't want to delay 2.0.1 over them. A 2.0.2 patch will follow relatively shortly afterwards (within another week or so) with a lot of general improvements and bug fixes.

Check out this sneak peak of the upcoming content!

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“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

    • 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
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
581 of 615 people (94%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
3,524.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
Got leaped by Goats, rhoad from Rhoas, smashed by Vaal and touched by the God.

+ Huge passive skill tree offering in-depth character customisation
+ Interesting spell customisation using gems
+ Interesting trading system relying on barter only
+ Well balanced (Very little Faceroll/OP builds, almost every build has drawbacks and strength)
+ Game is very skill based
+ New skills and Uniques get implemented frequently
+ Music is good and got some special moments
+ Very strong party play
+ New Leagues
+ Races
+ Tons of Loot and fine Uniques
+ Crafting
+ Hideouts for nice fast trades and showcases
+ Actual some kind of endgame compared to other hacknslay
+ Nice artwork
+ No pay2win
+ F2P as it should be

- Desync
- Kills your social life


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1,086 of 1,293 people (84%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
136.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
Comparing D3 and PoE is like comparing summer camp and boot camp.
In D3, Hi! welcome to the game! Here are bunch of stuff to get you started. Oh you killed your 1st boss? CONGRATULATIONS have some more legendary loot!! You've been playing for hours and feeling like not getting enough loot? Here! have some more legendaries!
In PoE, Alright you maggots! here are some basic rules and take this piece of crap and get killing. GO! GO! GO! 1st boss kill huh? WELL WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU LOOKING AT ME FOR, DO I LOOK LIKE A FRIGGIN' CHARITY TO YOU? Get your ♥♥♥ to the next stage GO! GO! GO! What's that? you've been playing for hours and nothing good? BOO F!@KING HOO! You want uniques? You gotta grind like a cheap hooker and work like a kid in a chinese sweatshop

I guess what I'm saying is, in D3, there are lots of hand holding, nurtring and caring. While PoE will abuse you, drag you through mud, abuse you some more and then maybe, just maybe throw you a bone but for some reason, you want to keep going and keep coming back for more.
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236 of 264 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
491.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
I like skill trees.
I like it when the fruit of your time and labour is rewarding.
I like it when money does not influence a game.
I like helping a team to obtain a common goal.
I like making fallacious and outrageous claims for the enjoyment of myself and others in a chatroom.

I guess this game has a lot of things that i like.
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416 of 505 people (82%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
441.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
Not recommended if you have a life. Recommended if you hate your life.
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580 of 731 people (79%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
4,972.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
I rate this game HoursPlayed/10.

(Edit: A lot of people have added me because of this review. I don't mind you adding me, but please have something in mind that you want to ask me or need help with. Adding me for the sake of having an experienced player on your friends list is a waste of both my time and yours.)
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