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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Release Date: Oct 23, 2013

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June 23

New Microtransaction Skins!

Recently our Thai community (on the Garena servers) designed some new microtransactions as part of a promotion they were running. Today we're releasing these skins to our community too! They are the Kacha Axe Skin, Naga Helmet Skin, Yaksha Shield Skin, and Garuda Dagger Skin.

Press "M" in game to check them out!

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June 22

Developer Interview - Jasper - 3D Artist

Last week we revealed some new 3D art and introduced a new member of our development team, Jasper. We've interviewed him to get an insight into his experience transitioning from a member of the community to a member of the team.

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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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TonyWillsIt
( 35.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Do you like Diablo?

Do you like customization?

Do you hate filthy casuals?

Do you like all of that for FREE?

This is the game for you.

10/10 have spent 1/4 of my gameplay hours so far tinkering will skill gems.
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Ciprian Lannister
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
If you liked the old Diablo II you will love this game for sure . 10/10 - Autistic Pumpkin
P.S. Also they have a pretty nice community atleast on the server that I played (UK)
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ManWich
( 340.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Excellent RPG with good gear customization and replayability. I preferred this over Diablo 3, even though the story isn't quite as captivating.
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[M]oriarty
( 12.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
nice game
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The Bonerdagon
( 214.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
tl;dr: Path of Exile is what I feel Diablo 3 should have been. If you played D2 to death and D3 was disappointing to you, give Path of Exile a shot. If you've always wanted to play a game like Diablo 3 or Torchlight, but aren't sure you'd like it, give Path of Exile a shot. Its totally free and you've really got nothing to lose...except maybe a few hundred hours of your spare time.

The game is absolutely free to play. No pay to win bull. I haven't spent a single cent on this game and you don't need to in order to get amazing gear. 99% of the microtransactions are little cosmetic items that have absolutely NO effect on your ability to play the game. The only thing you could remotely consider a "pay to win" item would be the additional stash tabs. But you can very easily make mule characters to hold your additional items for you if you find you're always strained for room (and trust me, you will be)

The devs are some of the most amazing I've ever seen. Their involvement and dedication to the community is seriously impressive. They continue to create amazing content for everyone and expect nothing back from you. Yet *many* people are more than willing to purchase the supporter packs they offer. Balance in such a game is tricky but from my perspective (and I am no hardcore PoE player, mind you) everything seems to be well-balanced; though I am a ranger main so you might hear different opinions here :P

As for the gameplay, its what you would normally expect from an ARPG. You get a choice of 7 classes, one of which gets unlocked after your first playthrough of Normal difficulty. The biggest features of PoE are the skill gems and the passive skill tree, both of which are going to take a little time to get used to. The first time you open up the skill tree you are going to be overwhelmed with the amount of stuff. But this is what I think makes PoE the game it is. The amount of possible builds are seemingly endless. The depth of the game is just incredible. No matter how many times you play the game, you can always make a new character and explore a new build. Admitedly, some builds are more dominant than others, and the sheer number of possible builds might be super confusing to a new user. To that end, I will reccommend finding a build on the forums that you think would be fun to play and following that for your first character, to get a feel for how the games mechanics work. Once you are a bit more confident in the system, you can start to experiment on your own. I should warn, though, that builds don't really start looking like anything coherent until very late game, when you've got most of your skill tree filled in and your items are good enough. But getting to that point in a build is part of the fun of PoE.

There is no formal "currency" in PoE. Gold just doesn't exist. Instead, our currency is in the form of orbs. There are a few different types of these orbs, and they all serve a different purpose. Some of them turn a normal item into a magic item. Some of them reroll the stats on an item. Some of them erase all the stats on the item. These orbs will drop randomly as you kill monsters throughout the game. The rarity of the orb and what the orb does sort of determines its "worth" in PoE. This is one part of the game that many find annoying. Personally, I'm on the fence about this way of doing things. You'll start off with nothing, and it will take a while before you accumulate any meaningful amount of currency. So really the only way to acquire currency is to play lots.

The crafting system depends heavily on the use of the orbs I mentioned previously. You will want to save your orbs when you start out as the chances of getting something good with only a few orbs are slim. You're better off saving your currency to buy yourself some needed gear for your builds.

The graphics are really nothing amazing, actually I'd call them sort of lackluster, but for a game like PoE the graphics really don't matter. If you're too busy paying attention to how the textures on that one rock look kind of funny, you won't stay alive very long.

There is a TON more I could talk about, but I think I've made all the points I wanted to make. Refer back to the tl;dr at the top. I think PoE is an amazing game that everyone should at least try for a few hours. Find a build, follow it, and just have fun with the game. Its got a lot of depth to it but once you get into it, you'll have a tough time putting it down.
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[MNI] Hadd
( 41.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
A really good rpg overall. Allows one of the best customization of characters but has one major flaw: it doesnt have any sort of trading system in-game. If You want to sell/buy from other players You have to use the forum of the game and a tbird party app that reads your in-game inventory and makes the formatting on the site for You, otherwise You have to specify manully every bonus, slot color, link your item has.
10/10 would post again.
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Pineapple
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
WORTH :D
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Toaster
( 200.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Easily one of the best ARPGs available to play. Also has the best support from the developers I've seen in any game.
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Mlbfan
( 330.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Consistently challenging and entertaining, this is the best designed modern ARPG, however, technical issues make it impossible to recommend.

Performance in this game is absolutely atrocious. Entire builds are completely unviable simply because the skill they utilize would tank your FPS making reaction to dangers improbable and rendering the game itself nigh unplayable. I am using a GTX 970 and run the game from an SSD, the game simply does not run well. Ground effects in particular are liable to drop your frames significantly.

What is most vexing to me is that GGG (the developers behind this game) have had raving success with Path of Exile, yet publicly admit that they have just one single employee working on optimization. Clearly his work alone is insufficient to combat the performance issues inherent in each new content pack. Does GGG not see this as a glaring issue within their game? Perhaps they should check the feedback section of their own forums.

You can see my hours, I've enjoyed this game immensely, but my frustrations with this products performance have built over time and I simply cannot recommend a game that is so very poorly optimized.
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Pros:

-Free.
-Money can't give you an advantage (aside from more stash tabs...).
-Immense depth, pleasant mechanics.-
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-Enorm lasting appeal and replaybility
-Fun expansions, there's always something new to do.
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Cons:

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Definitely recommend this game.
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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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What are you waiting for, there's a world in here... and they need your help.
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