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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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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Khan
( 194.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Product received for free
Brought back my tendonitis of 12 years ago, of Diablo 2 age.

10/10, waiting for bionic hand to play more.
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John Snow
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Basically a free-to-play Diabloesc game, which includes a lot of killing, gore and a progressive story line. Highly recommended for those who prefer a darker themed game.
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Fibble
( 74.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Product received for free
I absolutely loved this game. I've completed throughout the whole ARC and yes it may become repetitive but it was good while it lasted. I,myself don't like repeating storylines or games once ive finished but this game has so much potential and a wide variety of options to choose your own playstyle and your own build! It is very similar to Diablo franchise as much as this is one of the only game who are close to the ARPG itself. I would recommend for those who enjoy these genre of games to go ahead and play! Promise you will love it! I only gave up because i got lazy and bored/no one to play with but this game can go along way if you love grinding!!
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Extremophile
( 246.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Maybe a little late for this but with new Ascendancy update (after 2.0) this game has fulfilled it's potential and more.

If you quit due to lag problems pre 2.0 like me, now is the time to rejoin the exile, since the lag almost gone and with new content to explore, it's even more fun to play than it's rivals.

This game should be counted as the best succcessor of Diablo 2.

I'd highly reccomend it.
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KiRiku
( 138.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
My third most played game on steam and it's free. Great time sink, spiritual succesor to diablo 2
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Heisenbreakfast
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Not p2w. Very nice game if you like diablo and not want to pay for it.
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Flipschko
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Product received for free
It doesnt start...
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GhostDemon
( 82.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Since I started playing Path of Exile back in 2012 I have seen the game only get better. It was good then and its even better now with the addition of Asendancy and another Act. The game only seems to get better and better and you and I know that is a great thing to find in a game.

Path of Exile is a game in which you can honestly find yourself getting lost in. Whether you're alone, or with some friends you will find yourself washing up on the shore and beginning an adventure that will last hours. Whether your play in Standard Hardcore, a Standard game, or in a Hardcore season or regular season game you will find yourself having a blast for hours on end.

This is how it is for me. I start a new character at lets say 8:00 pm and find myself still awake well past midnight and not even realizing how long I have been playing. So really you have to ask yourself. Do you want to play a free game that is like crack? Sure you do. Pick up your swords equip your skill gems and go have at the world.

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Terroriser
( 7.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Product received for free
not really good for me because it doesnt have the follow camera mode where you dont have to click and drag
overall this game is good but i would like that option to be added into the game
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flebbE
( 1,019.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
GG game right here!
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plague6924
( 18.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
disclaimer
played this game a while ago(before the large update). some of this may not apply

Got a bit tired of it after 16 hours but it's an awesome game. Would definitely be worth even as a non ftp-game.

the good:
  • easy and simpel game
  • good/fine story

the bad:
  • controls are annoying sometimes (mouse only)
  • some standard mobs are more op than bosses (depending a bit on class)
  • seriously pls nerf
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DocFlipsta
( 42.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
This game is amazing. From collecting rare swords to decapitating crabs that you encounter on your journey to find goods. The story aspect of this game is grea, especially from a free game. This game also has a great role playing aspect that I think anyone would love after playing for a half hour.
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EdCapistrano
( 91.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
It's great. The best economy model in an online game, ever: you don't need to spend a dime to play, but the game is so good and entertaining, you'll want to. The passive skill tree (I think everyone must talk about that humongous skill tree) combined with the active skill gems, gives you LOTS of play style options. Both are in themselves great mechanics, and greater combined.
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IO | D i n o
( 9.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
F2P Diablo
-Slow loading times
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Lilly Satou
( 584.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Diablo 2's TRUE Successor.
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BlackKingKamau
( 29.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Product received for free
its basically diablo the mmo with a really deep and unique skill tree and this game is ♥♥♥♥ing awesome
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Nero Serpe
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
I thought this was going to be really cool, It has amazing graphics and everything and I thought it would be more of a diablo clone, but where it really falls short is the combat system and general quests. Storyline is really not that great, and when I play I love the looks of the game but combat is just so slow and boring compared to a game like diablo, I have to contstantly switch back and forth from different enemies while they all attack me and it is just a bit too tedious. I wouldnt say its really a bad game but I dislike it slightly more than I like it.
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Amicaa
( 151.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
I recommend this game because it's good for all skill levels. Also they seem to keep up with the updates and take care of the fixes.
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Mauritius
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Product received for free
bcuz i died a lot
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eddie
( 15.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
dubai was lit last night
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31 of 32 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
37.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Before I download a F2P MMO, I need to know if the game is P2W.

Path of Exile (PoE) does not sell:

Experience boosters
Item rarity/quantity boosters (increased through gear only)
Stat buffs (increased through gear/skills only)
Skill tree resets (through in-game currency only)
Cosmetic items with stats
Item quality (increased through in-game currency only)
Megaphones (global chat is open access)
DLCs (non-soundtrack)

The only items in the microtransactions (MTX) store which benefit your charactors directly are the 'currency tabs,' 'stash tabs,' and 'premium stash tabs.'

Stash tabs: Each account has access to four stash tabs by default, sufficient to reach end-game content with. No problem here.

Currency tabs: Functions as a bank. The max stack of currency items is increased (20 for orbs of alterations, for example) to 5000.

It is worth noting buying stash tabs is more bang for your buck if you don't amass lower tier currency, as currency tabs cannot contain items. For comparison, currency tabs are able to 5000 of each currency, while stash tabs are a grid of 144 boxes, each able to hold one stack of currency. Allocating one of your four default stash tabs for currency will suffice. No problem here.

Premium stash tab: Default stash tabs which can be renamed, colored, and set to public. The benefit of purchasing this tab is for the easy indexing (selling) of items.

Grinding Gear Games faced community backlash when they released the option of setting these tabs to public. Public premium stash tabs are able to be indexed by 'poe.trade', the 'auction house' of the economy. The option of indexing one's stash through the application 'Procurement,' is less efficient and not implemented as an in-game function.

If you do plan on selling items through poe.trade instead of trade chat, and index through premium stash tabs instead of 'Procurement', you buy one (4 USD), or premium a default tab (1.5 USD) and you're set.

Conclusion:

To my knowledge, this is one of the best MTX models on the market. It is worth noting you do not need to purchase the forementioned to progress and experience all of which this game has to offer. Contentwise, Path of Exile is an ARPG at the forefront of its genre. It's F2P, there's next to no reason as to why you shouldn't try it yourself instead of taking my word for it.

While I downloaded and run PoE on the official standalone client, please feel free to message me on Steam if you need help.
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35 of 39 people (90%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
207.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
The game is excellent. If you like Diablo or similiar games then this will be a lot of fun.

Pros:
1. Just fun to play
2. Not class based
3. Deal tons of damage
4. Multi-player with fiends
5. Skill gems Give wide variety of skills/spells for everyone
6. Endless loot collection
7. Play how you want

Cons:
1. Lag, lag, lag. (I get booted from the game often. I live in Alabama and use the Texas server. Sometimes I have to go play something else because the lag is so bad.)

Overall though this is a good game and also it is FREE! (It is not P2W either) This alone makes me more forgiving of the lag and dropping issues.
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25 of 28 people (89%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,801.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
1800 hours later... great game, great team developing it and they obviously care a lot about perfecting the ARPG experience! I'm confident that this game will only get better in the future.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
205.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
I can't understand why this AMAZING game still free to play.

I'll pay what they ask for, because it's a realy good game.

If you're looking for a better version of Diablo 3, you just find it, seriously, just try and you will see what i'm talking about...

It's 99999 builds to follow and you can create your owns! A giant, massive, supreme Skill Tree, a lot of items, mobs, drops, loots, gems, currency, trades, active global chat... Come on, try. It's free.

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13 of 19 people (68%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
Product received for free
Path of Exile is an Free to Play online action role-playing game. The player controls a single character from an overhead perspective and explores large outdoor areas and underground caves or dungeons, battling monsters and fulfilling quests from NPCs to gain experience points and equipment. All areas aside from the central encampments are randomly generated for increased re-playability. While all players on a single server can freely mingle in encampments, gameplay outside of encampments is highly instanced, providing every player or party with an isolated map to freely explore. The game borrows heavily from the Diablo series, particularly Diablo II.

The graphics, sound, gameplay looks pretty good.

For more info:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9-Wxfi1GIs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXoOK44CR8k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xr99GZzdrbE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SEQn7_94tQ

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Path_of_Exile

http://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Path_of_Exile_Wiki
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,158.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
This game has led to alot of moments for me, alot of them being hilarious, whether that was me being a noob or not in the situation is a different story. I still love playing this game for the fact that there is still a ton of stuff I have yet to try. Some of my freinds have asked me advice and to be quite honest, even with 1000+ hours, I still feel like a major noob. The biggest thing I mention is, try out the silliest thing you can think of, getting rid of tradtional thoughts about character steriotypes is important I feel. I also love how with 1000 hours, the crafting system atleast for me has been always a touch out of my reach, for the challange leagues I mean. Would deffinetly reccomend to arpg fans.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1,973.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Product received for free
If you like Action RPG's look no further! Excellent Free To Play made by hardcore Diablo 2 fans for other Diablo fans.
There's quite a learning cliff for new players to climb, but once you get into it you will always have something new and interesting to do, thanks to the massive passive skilltree, hundreds of skill gems, and 7 classes each with their own sub-classes!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
207.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
I don't often write reviews for games. But this game needs it. I installed it a long time ago when it released and played 10 hours or so and said "This game is to indepth for me" and moved on. I came back a few months ago after being burnt out on games like Diablo 3, Torchlight *insert any ARPG besides Grim dawn*. Path of Exile is extreme, its not noob friendly, its hard, builds take time, currency takes time to get, some builds are only viable upon certain rare items, that you either have to pray to RNG jesus for drops or trade for, and they are expensive. And some takes days if not weeks of farming to obtain. That being said, i've never found a game that offers more build variation and replayability than POE. Its a steep learning curve, but its incredibly worth it. This game destroys any other game in its genre. I've played 60+ hours, not sure what my steam time says atm, and have found only a few rares. In diablo 3, rares rain down upon the noobs. The sense of joy and accomplishment when you get a rare drop is almost drug like. This game has revolutionized the ARPG genre IMO. Its almost perfect.

So TLDR

If you can can be patient and look up youtube videos, and how to play guides (Since this game has almost zero tutorial on anything), learn from the forums and reddit, learn from your deaths, you will be rewarded with a incredibly well designed game with almost endless replay value, and a type of atmosphere i've never found in any other game of its kind. If you wanted you could develop your character over year of gameplay just trying to min max things.

10/10
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
587.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
ive lost control of my life

































help me.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
38.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
NIce free to play dungeon crawler - you lose nothing trying it out.
Obviously still lots more to do but smashed out the main story + optionals in 30 hours.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
244.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
One of the best realizations of F2P ever. An amazing game, with a constant stream of new content and regular improvements in performance.

If you ever enjoyed Diablo, Titan Quest or Torchlight, don't even think twice and try this out. If you are feeling overwhelmed check out the forums and /r/pathofexile , the community is very helpful.

Lastly, give Hardcore a chance.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,515.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Product received for free
Great game, what D3 should have been.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,273.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
I played this game abit. Still stuck with wife. What am I doing wrong?
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
★★★☆☆

This game has amazing systems backing it. FF7's Materia, FF10's Sphere Grid, Diablo style ARPG gameplay, and fitting graphics. But that core gameplay isn't balanced properly to be entertaining, rewarding, or replayable. Vast majority of enemies die in a single hit, classes (which mostly just effect your starting position on the Sphere Grid), are gender locked, with no character customization, and gear hardly changes your looks either, unless you grab the pay2vanity items. On the fence about recommending, but I figure a Yes since its free to try, with acceptable vanity-only microtransactions. If this game was buy2play or pay2win, I would probably drop it to 2stars and not-recommended.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
Play the game, get the Quicksilver flask. Run around the zones with Evanescence Bring me to Life blasting.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
109.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
Path of Exile is the best free game there is. Not free as in "I got this game for free to review.", just free. I've never gotten a game free to review, and I don't think I would want to anyway. I mean, even though people say it has no influence over their review, can that be possible? Not if you're a parent, that's for sure.

Parents will know quite well the feeling. You kid comes home from kindergarten with a picture they drew. "Look, I drew our house!" they exclaim, holding out a drawing that resembles the house in the way Taco Bell resembles food. But while you're wondering if it was possible the Zika virus was around when your child was born, you don't tell them that they have the artistic ability of a blind baboon, you simply say "That's lovely!" and hang it on the refrigerator next to the twenty other incoherent scribblings they have produced this month.

That's the sort of pressure I would feel when reviewing a free copy of a game, but Path of Exile has no need for such shenanigans, it's a totally free ARPG with character customization so detailed that you will just go on the forums and find a build to use.

Path of Exile is best summed up as Diablo on steroids, but then it gets banned for using performance-enhancing drugs and goes out and starts its own league, becoming even more successful than it was before. Well, that's my opinion anyway, and I did get the game for free, but then again, so can you.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,270.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
The TRUE successor to Diablo II.

Enough said..
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
251.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
poetrade and chill.
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