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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August 31

Item Filter and Skill Tree Information for Atlas of Worlds

The Shaper looms ever-near, breathing down the neck of all exiles waiting to take on his twisted web of nightmares. His challenges await you when Path of Exile: Atlas of Worlds launches this weekend. You'll need to fight prepared and ready. We've compiled the latest Skill Tree and Item Filter information to help you on your way.

Check out the full news post here.

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August 30

Atlas of Worlds Patch Notes

Path of Exile: Atlas of Worlds and the Essence Leagues launch this weekend! Along with the Atlas and other end-game updates, this expansion also comes with a myriad of other improvements to Path of Exile. For more information, check out the full patch notes.

Thanks for your continued and generous support. We're greatly looking forward to exploring the Atlas of Worlds with you this weekend!

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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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Deichkin
2,605.4 hrs
Posted: August 31
Not bad I guess.
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Dambu Lee
22.6 hrs
Posted: August 31
Title is misleading
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Deen
1.3 hrs
Posted: August 31
This game is Diablo 3 but completely free.
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Dr. John A. Zoidberg
78.2 hrs
Posted: August 31
(Starts Game)
"Oh this looks cool."

(Levels up and sees the skill tree)
"Holy ♥♥♥♥!"
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D.Frog
1.0 hrs
Posted: August 31
A lot of good content, fun game, reminds Diablo 2, impressive skill tree and a lot of skills to use. Huge magic pandoras box 10/10
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Cam3l3on23
295.8 hrs
Posted: August 31
MY GAME IS MY LIFE
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Fribuzz
1,821.9 hrs
Posted: August 31
Crap
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FB.Felerian
953.0 hrs
Posted: August 31
10/10
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Baz1manor
175.2 hrs
Posted: August 31
This is an excellent free game, everytime i come back to play, the game has changed so much. Its easy to play along with other people in-game if you have no friends that play.
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Emberwraith
61.0 hrs
Posted: August 31
A great game that is how Diablo should have been. It gives you lots of optimization to choose from, making your character your own. If you dont like a lot of choices in customization of classes, then I dont recommend this game.
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187 of 216 people (87%) found this review helpful
185 people found this review funny
Recommended
4,320.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
I think it ruined my life...
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65 of 82 people (79%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
Recommended
477.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
Here's a few metaphors to describe what I think of this game from a very hardcore Diablo fan.


Diablo 1 is an ugly expensive antique painting that most of us don't care for, but still appreciate it's existence and the influence it's done.

Diablo 2 is a long lost vault filled with treasure and gold, diamonds, and riches as far as the eye could see, and will be remembered for years and years to come.

Diablo 3 is an infamous ragged old satchel with a couple of gold coins in it, and once in a while a couple new coins gets dropped in out of pity.

Path of Exile is a graceful, elegant, and awe-inspiring golden statue of a fabled goddess that tries to breathe comfort and love into those who had their heart and souls crushed by Diablo 3.
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40 of 52 people (77%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
leveled up, saw the skill tree, HOLY ♥♥♥♥
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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
31.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
I could recommend this game for a good many reason, most of which I notice have already been mentioned by other reviewers.
The best thing, for me, about this game is it's truly open-ended character building. You aren't squished into a rigid, constricted class. Granted, certain classes have certain bonuses to certain stats(ie, Maurader class starts with high strength stats), but beyond that you are perfectly free to build your character into whatever you want them to be.
Skills are gained, not through grinding, leveling up and unlocking them, but by finding skill gems throughout the world. The gems fit into color-coded slots on your armor and weapons.

Some pros and cons:

Pros:
-Free to Play but not Pay to Win
-Easy enough to get into if you have the time. No real background in RPGs needed to enjoy this game.
-Plenty, and I mean PLENTY to do. You will not be bored.
-Maps are randomly generated labrynths. No dungeon will ever be the same twice.
-(this could be a con depending on your tastes) hoards of monsters that inhabit each dungeon. Getting strong enough to mow them down like blades of grass is oh, so satisfying.
-A unique barter system that cuts out gold or other currencies from the game. New players don't start out poor and feel they have to grind just to buy good gear.
-Diablo style loot system. You're going to find the best stuff out there in the game world, not in an NPC's shop.
-(Mostly personal preference here:) No constantly buying potions. Flasks that fill with health potion or mana potion are found as drops ingame and are refilled each time you slay an enemy.

Cons:
-If you like it, it will take over your life.
-Definitely not casual. When you sit down to play, plan on spending at least two hours on one play session.
-Quests become somewhat repetative. "Go here, find this. Come back with something to prove it." Sort of thing. Each dungeon being unique helps cut out any sense of monotony, though.
-Waypoints are few and far between. At maximum, there is one per map. Some maps have multiple levels to them, and the waypoint exists only on one specific level. Some maps lack a waypoint entirely.
-Won't run on a toaster. I tried downloading this game on my old windows 7 toaster, and the game never even made it past the loading screen.

Overall, especially considering the price tag, I am calling this my favorite rpg ever. The graphics are beautiful.The voice acting blew me away considering this is F2P. It's dark and mysterious. Even now that I feel I'm getting the hang of it, I still feel a sense of forboding whenever I enter a new portion of a dungeon.
Some people might call this a Diablo cheap knock-off. Cheap? Well, only if you mean the price tag. It's a very well-thought-out and well-made game. Diablo knock-off? Maybe. It does borrow heavily from the Diablo franchise. I can't personally say how much as I don't play Diablo; but I notice the similarities whenever I watch a youtube video involving the Diablo games and for a moment think "Hey, is that Path of Exile?"
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25 of 33 people (76%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
74.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
Better than anything in the Diablo series, and free. What more do you want in life, other than world peace and global happiness?
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23 of 33 people (70%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,614.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
With great knowledge comes great power.
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23 of 33 people (70%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
162.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
face... breaker... facebreaker... FACEBREAKER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
11/10
Best diablo i have ever played.
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
30 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,172.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
My wife left me.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
Finally I can play without Gangrena
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
underrated game
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