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 26

The Darkness Mystery Box Soundtrack

The Darkness Mystery Boxes will go off sale in approximately five weeks when the Prophecy Leagues end on August 30th. To show our appreciation to everyone who has purchased a mystery box we're making the soundtrack of the Darkness Mystery Box trailer available for free download.

Check out the full news post for more information.

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July 25

Performance Improvements in 2.3.3

Content Update 2.3.3 is a patch that's exclusively devoted to introducing a new performance feature for players to beta test. This feature should improve frame rate significantly where there is a lot action on the screen. Jonathan, our Technical Director, has created a video showing off the improvements that are possible.

When we launched Path of Exile 2.3.0 alongside the Prophecy Leagues, we added multithreading to the game client in the form of concurrent resource loading. Until now, though, we didn't have multithreading for regular gameplay. (Multithreading is where multiple CPU cores are used simultaneously to perform different tasks, improving the game's performance).

In 2.3.3 we will be adding a command-line option that will let you turn on frame multithreading. This feature allows the game to use more of your CPU cores for regular gameplay. We hope to have this feature enabled for all users in 2.4.0.

As show in the video, in high action situations we have seen performance improvements of more than 2x the regular frame rate when bound by CPU performance.

This is the second round of our performance-focused improvements, but we are not done yet. We still have a port to D3D11 and much more planned for the future.

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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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†Ṿ† | Boudewijn met de Baard
( 2,158.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Allright. I've played this game for so many hours. Hours, in which I certainly could have done more reasonable things, but maybe now is a good time to write a review about it. I love this game. Everybody, who likes games with a fair amount of complexity and some nice action is in the right place. POE was and is of high quality. Never has Grinding Gear faild in achieving spotless lauches or updates.
This title is in my gamer history the real successor to diablo 2. This was, what I was looking for. A game that can consume your mind with goals you can set yourself. Mastery in this game is rewarded in the game in a way I don't know from other genres. Your real enemy (at least till pvp started :) is never another player, but the unrelenting game-world itself. And also its the only place to provide you with the neccesary means to push on in an interesting way.
To say it plenty: for me this game dangels the carrot in front of you the right way and I would love to see more of this.
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That's Pretty Good
( 545.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
I think I'm starting to get the basics.
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Eos
( 1,544.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
In my opinion one of the best games i've ever played. Could do with a bit more fun while leveling but end-game is AWESOME. A must try!
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shadow-15
( 26.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
good game
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( 23.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Phew.. this game is only for hardcore action RPG players.
GOOD F2P Game but lot of grinding.
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Alex Shivkin
( 24.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Dude spam: the game. No actual effort put into level design.
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River_C
( 26.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Just spend one hour on this game and you will see exactly why this game is rated so highly. Play this as soon as you can because you will not regret it!!
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Forgotten
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Very good RPG Game its like Diablo!
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mlk
( 96.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
zajebioza,polecam dla każdego użytnika
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
67 of 73 people (92%) found this review helpful
11 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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61 of 70 people (87%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,028.2 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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42 of 56 people (75%) found this review helpful
68 people found this review funny
22 of 26 people (85%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
Recommended
922.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Played it for an hour or two, really fun game.
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16 of 17 people (94%) 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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19 of 23 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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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
938.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
this game gets better every year,
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8 of 8 people (100%) 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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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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4 of 4 people (100%) 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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