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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July 28

Get Your Free Darkness Mystery Box When you Spend Points!

This weekend we're launching a Darkness Mystery Box give-away when you spend any amount of points in the store. Yes, this totally means you can purchase a Mystery Box and receive another Mystery Box as a bonus gift from us!

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July 27

Developer Interview - Hrishikesh - Game Designer

Today we're continuing our series of interviews with developers who fulfil various roles in the company. This week we sat down with Hrishikesh, the newest member of the design team, and discussed his journey from designing the Cloak of Defiance as a member of the community, to designing content as a member of the Grinding Gear Games 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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✪ ChuChu (smerff)
( 435.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
Insane fps drops but still amazing 10/10 IGN
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Wangmuncher3
( 16.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
This game is really good. It's rare that free 2 play games feel like you bought a game with your hard earn cash but there are games like tf2,warframe,smite, or even league of legends etc. Well this game is part of the list that I mention earlier. This game is exactly like diablo 3 but free, infact its better then diablo 3. Path of exile has a excellent progression system, decent pvp, and rewarding loot ever time you complete a chapter. Path of exile gameplay is similar to diablo 2 and the graphics is just like diablo 3 so basically a mixture between those games. Also the game doesn't have any micro transaction toward gameplay that much but they are optional but won't interfere that much along with FREE DLC. The only downside to this game is that sometime the game get repetive at times and make you want to stop playing. Overall I'll give it 8/10
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Denzeli
( 58.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
I really like this game. It is everything what I wished diablo 3 to be, but wasn't.

I used to play this with my son (doesn't read english), who after about 50 hours into the game managed to delete his character by accident.

I contacted customer support, which told me they can't help in any way to restore the character to the account.

Then I thought I could boost my kids new char to the same level where we were, but apparently the game won't allow you to group with lower level characters.

This was some 6 months ago, don't know if things have gotten better, but me and my son were left a bit dissapointed :\
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SilentSputnik
( 20.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
The game took 15 minutes to load on first boot and had no indication that progress was being made. Had to be told by a friend that that was normal. Played through most of the game with an intelligent build and found myself mindlessly destroying every single enemy. The tedium was so real that I did not have the patience to get to new game +. The same tactics were used on every enemy in the game. Therefore the combat is monotonous. Not recommended. You'll wish it never stopped loading.
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Kurukuru
( 20.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Still checking resources...
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Loon
( 347.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Started playing the game in beta, had loads of fun with it.
stopped playing for several years for various reasons concerning RL, and picked up the game again with 2.3 being launched.

When you first open the skill tree as a new player, then you just sit there "OMGWTFBBQSAUCE", cause it is BIG. So i would suggest for new players to go to GGG's forum, and find builds before you start playing.

Gearing up in this game can be rather "brutal" if you come from a game like Diablo 3, cause you wont get force-fed with endgame gear here, here you have to actually work for your endgame gear.

I've seen people (<100 hours played) complaining about they've lost exp dying in Cruel and Merciless.
Sure, you'll loose loads of exp with your first character when you first get to Merciless, the power creep aint that big going from Norm -> Cruel, but from Cruel -> merciless, that's when you realise if you got a prober build and gear for your character.

So if you're a veteran from Diablo II, then you'll find yourself at home here.
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inimical1
( 870.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
great game, played it since the start. The game and content have grown and improved steadilly, I recomend it for any fan of this genre.
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The Armour Knight
( 17.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
hot ♥♥♥
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vvSTRIDEvv
( 15.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
I'm a big fan of this game, and I don't normally like this genre. The devs did a great job at keeping a story line without boring the death out of the player. Excellent gameplay.
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irlandazdrzalka
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Fun to play with friends, and a great game especially since its free. Just takes a while to travel. But overall good game.
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82 of 91 people (90%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
178.3 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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70 of 80 people (88%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,038.1 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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55 of 77 people (71%) found this review helpful
89 people found this review funny
20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.5 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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29 of 38 people (76%) found this review helpful
40 people found this review funny
Recommended
932.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Played it for an hour or two, really fun game.
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20 of 24 people (83%) 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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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
70.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
in 2016, im still trying to figure out how this masterpiece is free to play.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
943.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
this game gets better every year,
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5 of 5 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
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
151.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
This game makes me moist.
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