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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Generic Bankai
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Well, where to begin. The game is described as being "Everything we wanted Diablo III to be." Let me just say right off the bat that this game is in no way shape or form anything like Diablo. The only similarity between the two is the birds eye view. This is a "click to move" game no actual movement controls, no option for controller input. It's like a weaker version of classic runescape. Personally I find click to move games tedious and lacking in depth *Clicks mouse, waits for character to move, click enemies to attack and just let it play itself* Seriously disappointed by the misleading description and 2 hour download time. Honestly guys I really wouldn't bother.
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intergnat
( 41.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
When it comes to free-to-play games, PoE has set the bar extremely high. This game is remarkably deep, even when comparing it to top tier paid games. This blew Diablo III out of the water and although I haven't put too much time into it, from what I've seen and read, there is so much more to the game than what I've experienced. The developers have put alot into this and they continue to. This game is a blast! If you jump in, send me a message in game and we can link up for some party play.
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« MT-רגניטא »
( 96.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
very very bad support
no answer about dissconect problems
bad game
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WishManiac
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
This is one awesome action RPG.Additionally it's free.What else would you like to read?I spend many,many hours either in Path of Exile and in Diablo III,but I am not gonna compare them now.The both titles are great,but PoE has one big advantge: IT'S FREE! If you are a fan of Diablo-like games,especially Diablo II then better try it out - you won't regret it.The game has a tone of cool features and the devs are still creating a new content.

It's also worthy mentioning that the GGG support is on of the best I have ever had a pleasure to talk with.
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jarhead271
( 1,933.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I've played a lot of games. This is easily in my top 5.

If you like ARPGs, and you haven't given this a solid look, you are missing out. Even if you tried it a while back and were not impressed, I encourage you to give it another shot. GGG is one of the best devs out there, and they are constantly adding new content and engaging with the community.
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Cyruxx
( 542.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Good game.
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jungle
( 70.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
It's a nice ARPG. And basically the first Free To Play game I've spent money on. Microtransactions won't give you an advantage, they're either UI-related (more and easier stash tabs) or cosmetic.
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Boganerd
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
amazing game similar to Diablo but with much more veriety, endless posibilities for different class specs
100 thumbs up
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almjr25
( 31.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
It's a really good game, for those who are sad of what Diablo III has become... Not because of this, but it is really good, except for the "money", that inexist in this game, being subistituted for an item trade system.
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D. Xiolavi
( 4,563.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
4800+ hours in-game a session of over 2000 hours livestreamed, Defo recommend for any diablo 2/3 Players out there.
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126 of 131 people (96%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,494.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
In my opinion, Path of Exile is the greatest ARPG currently available. The fact that the game is free to play, yet offers an incredible amount of depth, frequent updates and solid gameplay sets it apart as not only the best ARPG currently, but also one of the best F2P games created to date. If you are a fan Diablo-style games, then I must recommend you give PoE a go. I have played Grim Dawn, all three Diablo games, Marvel Heroes, both Torchlight games, Titan's Quest and several other ARPGs (these mentioned are the best of the lot to date, in my opinion). It is my favorite style of video game, and that has made PoE my favorite game for some time.

The early game is a bit slower/clunkier feeling than say Diablo 3's due to the way skills work in PoE, but by mid to late game, it becomes much faster-paced. The skill and class system is an interesting thing in PoE. You are not bound to a set of skills or play type by the class you pick. Certain classes lend themselves better to certain playstyles, but you can certainly play a tanky, melee witch and a glass cannon marauder. Skill gems must be socketed into your gear you are wearing to grant skills to be used, and skills can be modified to augment the way they work and their damage by socketing support gems into linked sockets. PoE doesn't tend to explain things, or make things so simple that they require no explanation/figuring out. The wiki for PoE is an extremely valuable source of information, and trading in the game nearly necessitates the use of a third party site - which is essentially an Auction House where one lists or finds items for sale. Nearly every item in the game is tradeable, and the currency in the game is expendable and usable, making it useful both for trading for items as well as crafting/upgrading your own items. There are recipes in the game that still have not been discovered (or at least made public) since the game was released!

That is not to say the game is not without its faults. Chief amoungst them is the game's engine. It was developed before there were great engines available for free to build your games with (such as Unreal Engine and Unity). As such, the developers made their own engine, which allows them to custom tailor it to their game. It also means that upgrades are more difficult and solely on the shoulders of the development team. The engine does not handle graphical effects such as particle effects as well as say, Diablo 3's does, and this can cause framerate issues. As the game has gotten more popular in the past year+, they have been able to expand their team, allowing them to dedicate folks on fixing such issues as well as make regular updates - new content is released every 3 months alternating between an expansion and a smaller content update. ARPGs are a grindfest, a grind for loot and experience. PoE keeps things fairly fresh (or gives you a reason to come back every 3 months, at least) by adding regular content. The 3 month cycle also includes the release of a new challenge leagues, which introduces some new element to the game. At the end of the challenge leagues, characters from those leagues (there is a hardcore and softcore challenge league) are moved to the permanent hardcore and softcore leagues. Sometimes the content/mechanics from these challenge leagues is permanently added to the core game, sometimes it is not. There are a couple things (like stash space and special stash tabs that make organizing things & trading things easier) that are available for purchase that will make the game more convenient. I played the game for a long time without paying for anything though as you are in no way impaired from enjoying the game without extra stash space. Cosmetic items make up the bulk of the cash shop, and provide no stat bonuses or any kind of edge other than looking different.

In conclusion: If you like ARPGs, you really ought to give this a try. It's better (in my opinion) than any other game in this genre, releases new content updates far more often as well, and all of the other games in the genre cost money to play (Marvel Heroes being the other exception). Even if you don't end up liking it more than Diablo 3 or Grim Dawn, I highly recommend at least giving Path of Exile an hour or two. You may find, a couple thousand hours later, you're still learning new things about the game and still having a lot of fun playing it.
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47 of 49 people (96%) found this review helpful
61 people found this review funny
Recommended
545.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
I don't even have time to watch porn anymore //
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46 of 48 people (96%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
193.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
Pros:

-Free.
-Money can't give you an advantage (aside from more stash tabs...).
-Immense depth, pleasant mechanics.-
-Satisfying and relaxing gameplay.
-Enorm lasting appeal and replaybility
-Fun expansions, there's always something new to do.
-Great diversity of gameplay.
-Amazing developpers.
-Everything always seems well-thought and polished, few bugs and imbalances.

Cons:

-I dunno.

Definitely recommend this game.
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37 of 41 people (90%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
I didnt think free games were ALLOWED to be this good.
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45 of 57 people (79%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
983.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
Best game every game, more Diablo 2 than Diablo 3 is
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37 of 46 people (80%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
214.9 hrs on record
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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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
A free Diablo style game WITHOUT pay to win? Certanly is enough for me.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
57.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
A worthy rival to the popular title, Diablo 3
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
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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