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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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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weejokpoppykok
( 136.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
fasntastic button masher!!!
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AccidentalCuck
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
its pretty good
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Deathmancer
( 1,996.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
CONS:
Goto any casino and play the slot machines. done? thats what this game is. Your time is the currency and this game is the slot machine. designed to hook you on its RNG mechanics. "maybe this next drop will be good". Be careful when going into this one and monitor your brain activity for this addict behavior.

it might be fun at first then you'll realize its the same grind over and over times infinity.

grind grind grind so you can earn currency to buy better gear so you can grind grind grind some more.
meanwhile people with private indexes monitor what items people have make bids for those valuable items and buy them before they are visibile to everyone else. then they sell them for allot of currency. rinse repeat you have dishonest players controlling the economy.

you grind your ♥♥♥ off for weeks just upgrade your character while some one else lets a whole lot of their bots do the work for them. you are nothing but a busy worker bee for these botters, collecting hard earned currency to trade for their bot farmed currency. THen they go and sell that currency on a real money trade site.



PROS:

great soundtrack.
awesome skill combos that gave me a good time.
lets you link skills and supports to make crazy FPS destroying screen destroying fun.

some bosses are a genuine challenge and its a good time figuring out how to overcome them, however when you get stronger you will just farm them over and over and they will quickly lose fun will diminish.

endless variety of builds. altho not all of them are effective but its fun to try if you put in the grind to do so.
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Johnny
( 140.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Great for individual and group play. I love the skill tree, which allows you to choose your own type of fighter and better suit your play style.
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ZergX
( 431.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
One of the best F2P games on steam , Try it !
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Oz
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
It feels like Diablo2.

The bad part is you cannot change your skill points easily. Which means, if you see that your build is not good, you gotta start over. Ugh.
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Det sista Gudrun kommer att se.
( 1,014.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
If you enjoyed D2/LoD you will enjoy this.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
77 of 86 people (90%) found this review helpful
12 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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66 of 76 people (87%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,033.7 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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50 of 69 people (72%) found this review helpful
83 people found this review funny
28 of 36 people (78%) found this review helpful
36 people found this review funny
Recommended
928.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Played it for an hour or two, really fun game.
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19 of 21 people (90%) 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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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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
48.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
this was my second action rpg and its glory has utterly ruined the genre for me. nothing i've seen or played compares to this game.
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