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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May 3

Two-Week Flashback Perandus Events - The Votes Are In!

The community polls to determine the changes to the Competitive Perandus Events have now closed and the decision has been made. The two-week competitive events will also include a schedule of Flashback Mods, including Onslaught, Ambush, Anarchy, Nemesis, Invasion and more!

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Patch 2.2.2c has been deployed!

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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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Royce Bracket
( 23.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Just... The most fun I've had from an RPG of this style since the first Sacred.
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Sophronios
( 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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Superstylin
( 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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Hem
( 23.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
It's just a hack and slash game (Diablo or Titan Quest style), full of enemies, items, levels... for FREE!

If you are really fan of hack and slash games, this game MUST be played, especially because it is free, but it is objectively quite good (which is unusual). And as usual it gets better if you play coop with friends.

I must admit that although we used to play it every evening with my wife, we have not finished it yet because we stopped, tired of it. The game gets really repetitive, especially enemy wise. In the end it feels you always do the same thing, for no better reason than the one in the first place.

And I know scenarios have never been the strong side of a hack and slash, but here as usual it is really boring... so that doesn't help.

Still, a good enough game... free.
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SUPER AWAKE
( 49.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Product received for free
PRETTY FUN GAME
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Xamio
( 103.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
I've been playing for 5 days and I already have 91 hours due to this bug where I can't stop playing. Help.
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gablamy
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
not so bad
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JKaye
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Awesome fun, easy to understand. As someone who came from playing games like WoW, this is much better and easier to understand.
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Pwnywhup
( 9.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Product received for free
very nice game, i play with my friends a lot. we have had a lot of fun playing this game!!
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gojiraman24
( 9.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Kinda like Diablo, which is not bad. Good challenge mode, and really fun to play with others. Highly recommend as a time killer or perhaps a stream game.
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Melisandre
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
farming simulator just like MARVEL HEROES. boring. -10/10
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thomasblachek
( 2,148.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Free to play. I love this game. After having spent many years playing the populard ARPG, Diablo 2, I can say that this reminds me of the natural evolution I wish that series had taken. From the introduction of skill gems, to the idea of 'mapping', I believe they hit the nail on the head to take the genre to the next step. I've since spent some money on in-game purchases, but they have been completely unrelated to my ability to succeed within the game. This is the first time i've ever found a ftp game that's micro transactions revolved entirely around cosmetics and quality of life improvements such as stash upgrades and gear effects.

The story elements aren't as prevelant, you won't be watching any cut scenes, but the characterization can be quite deep if you read all the dialogue and listen to the stories you find within the game world.

The devs have done an excellent job updating this game. I've played it for a short time and have seen many posts in regards to balance, new updates, additional content, and bug fixes. The community is active in both the forums and reddit, and there are a number of ancillary apps and programs that have been designed to make playing the game more enjoyable. They are not however necessary.

If you ever have any questions, ask away. The community is welcoming and generally very positive. More difficult questions can be answered via the forums, and many streamers exist that post youtube video's regularly to help you learn and understand the game better.

If you haven't yet, give this game a try. It might seem daunting at first to see the passive skill tree the first time, or learn that you can't directly allocate stats to strength and dexterity, but the more you play the more you'll appreciate all the viable options you have to build an end game character.

Grinding Gear Games did an excellent job with Path of Exile.

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ZeroSe7en
( 13.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
best multiplayer rpg game :D you'll have fun :D
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Sir Missalot FaBianuS
( 127.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Love this ♥♥♥♥
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lol_alex
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Played till lvl 8 and it was always the same, pressing 3 or maybe 4 buttons all the time. Does the game get any more difficult later or why do so many people play it for such a long time?
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Crackulous
( 12.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Worth your time.
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Diaper Master Z
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Game is fun and I enjoy it. This game is what diablo 3 should of been like. So i Rate this game a 10 out a 10. so ♥♥♥♥ the cons and pro system cause it mostly goes on opinion to me at least but if you like diablo games then maybe give this game a shot you might like it
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20 of 24 people (83%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
This game is like porn, you would expect some story but it doesn't really matter.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,653.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
The most amazing free to play game out there, depth-wise, gameplay-wise and replayability-wise, no doubt about it.

Most people often compare D3 vs PoE, then i remind them that a free to play game is putting out more than twice the amount of content as the other game which you'd spend 70-80 euro(with expansion) to play.
It's an obvious choice for me, seeing how Diablo 3 has evolved into the kinda game which you play one week out of the season to restart, play with your friends and then you go back to Path of Exile, because this game does not rely on playing with your friends, does not rely on you playing at the start of a league, or in a league at all.

As for the game in it's entirety, i feel that the graphics are a tiny bit lacking, it has a bit of frame rate issues because it's not very optimized, which is getting fixed by pretty much every patch, the gameplay has a bit of repetitiveness to it, but you will never ever learn every single thing there is to the game, it is next to impossible, therefore the depth to the game is huge, the tons of possibilites in skill, class, build & item variation is what makes this game just brilliant.

I've played this game since closed beta, and i've probably accumulated around 3-4k hours played in the game, and i feel like i'm very lacking in knowledge when it comes to the game still. It's endless fun, and you will not regret giving it a go, aslong as you're willing to put in the hours to make your character succeed!

The amazing game that it is, makes up for any issues that there is, ontop of it being F2P, it's just a flat 10 out of 10.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
250.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
Similar to Diablo 3 at a glance, but not so much. The game goes much deeper and provides the player with much more information about their character and items. A fun game for those who like to imagine their own builds, and really fun for hardcore players who don't mind putting in the hours. The end game doesn't really get stale and feels rewarding. Hardcore is also an intreresting and genuinely difficult challenge, and the game has a fluid campaign that makes creating and leveling new characters not so painful. I would definitely recommend this game to people who are willing to learn a LOT of things in order to fully enjoy it.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
519.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
woweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
474.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
8/8 gr8 game.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
226.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
This game is essentially the result of an awkward gangbang between Diablo 2 and about 30 other ARPGs.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
692.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Excellent game, spritual successor to Diablo 2 imo, talent tree can be a little intimidating at first but offers tons of build variations. Definately a must play for anyone of the ARPG genre, and it has the best F2P structure ive seen in any game, GGG went above and beyond.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2,142.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
Learning curve starts out accessible but becomes exponentially more unforgiving as the player transitions from campaign to custom maps. Still - never enjoyed amassing character deaths more in any other game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2,627.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
Pushing ladder.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
147.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
With my time playing Paht of Exile was exellent and i really recomend it to anyone looking for a very fun and lots of mechanics in a Arpg, this is the game you are looking for i have put 125 hours into the game and i am just startingto scratch the surface of this game. it is very unigue with its builds that you can follow other peoples or take the mighty adventure and make you own. Another very fun option to do in Path oof Exile is that they hold Community Events and they are very fun to particpiate in them.

This game deserves an award on its complexity and diversity from the many other Arpgs.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
Free , better , sexier Diablo 3 nothing less something more
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
awsome awsome awsome
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
104.9 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Game is fun and I enjoy it. This game is what diablo 3 should of been like. So i Rate this game a 10 out a 10. so ♥♥♥♥ the cons and pro system cause it mostly goes on opinion to me at least but if you like diablo games then maybe give this game a shot you might like it
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
564.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
Looking for an aRPG?
Got time?
Okay with grinding?
Love customization and build planning?

You found your game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
Watch out for them Cranks
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,156.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
It's better than d3 or any game in this genre.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
729.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
I've followed closely the evolution of this game since his early beta state and still enjoying it a lot!

I'm learning everyday something new about it, thus demonstrating its intricacy.

I'd recommend it a lot to players looking for a free, rich, complex and hardcore ARPG, exempt from any Pay 2 Win eventuality.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny