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 29

Prophecy Screenshots

In the last few weeks we've revealed many aspects of the upcoming Prophecy/2.3.0 release. Today we've put together some teaser screenshots for some content you may not have seen.

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May 26

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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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#SexyChickenz
( 19.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Product received for free
I thinkk everyone should give it a try , if u want to try somthing New, And its also free so ? what do u have to lose BTW Love it ,
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what u gonna do
( 654.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
One of the best, if not the best Hack and Slash title i've ever played.
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Shaking Hand Incision
( 1,292.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Simply the best ARPG ever made period. Endless customization, great graphics and a dedicated studio behind it. New players to ARPG's may struggle to pick it up but stick with it and you'll be rewarded tenfold.
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Lil`KFive
( 27.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Product received for free
Nice
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Maj3st1c Un1c0rn |TooL
( 85.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Path of Exile is a very fun game. I had endless fun and the passive tree is huge so you won't have to be restricted to one build. Yeah I recommended
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QuantumPhysicals
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
26 Minutes at a black screen...and I still didn't get to try out the game before unintalling :/


:(

Little help here?
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2pac
( 219.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Play this game. As a natural lover of Action style RPG's I have to say Path of Exile does it best. You are a badass exile slaying ♥♥♥♥ left and right and while the game has a bit of a high learning curve, it was still really fun and interactive to learn. I'm glad to have played this game and am excited for future content. Oh, and btw its completely free (; Even so, there is no p2w mechanics either. So feel free to have fun without the need to buy and buy.
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djcryos
( 306.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
The game can be daunting to new players. I recommend to learn about the games mechanics. This makes it easier to understand. Watch youtube builds from veterans(ZiggyD, Yoji, Phox, and Ziz) or read the wiki page. Learning how to stack damage and what resists you need at any particular time will make it easier. Once you learn the basics and maybe use a build guide or two, play around build your own. You will die a lot, but you will learn too. No pay to win here. Just looks and there are some sweet accessories. Recomend buy supporter packs. Cheaper to get the points and you get swag too. If there is anything I reccomend to buy would be the currency tab and regular or premium stash tabs when they are on sale. Usually every other weekend for about 20% off. If you like to hoard or sell items, then it is a must. Have fun!
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go ahead...make a gay joke
( 22.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Product received for free
noice 10/10 here comes dat boi
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kate.mantegna
( 109.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Product received for free
Best game ever created
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404UserNotFound
( 1,338.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
With more than 1350 hours in this game I have some facts:

Pros
1.It is not a pay to win game. All microtransactions are for usability and appearance. If you pay you get not advantage at all.
2.It is free
3.It has great content and is updated regularly
4.It has a VAST variety of items and builds. It is both challenging and frustrating that you cannot try anything you want

Cons
1.In order to have "fun", you must reach endgame with each character which is is ~5-6 days of gaming for normal people. Some have made it in 20 hours or less... but we are not them.
2.If you want to get "rich" you have to spend hours and hours playing
3.The -2- is based in luck. You can get extremely rich in a few hours, or get nothing with many days of gameplay

If you want to have a life don't start it. You will lose your job, your income, you girlfriend and you pet because you will want more.... other than this it is strongly recommended!
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Trixx619
( 535.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Product received for free
love this game!!!
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caio-rieger
( 377.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Product received for free
free to play, fair mtx model(no drop rate/xp shenannigans, only stash tabs that you actually dont need and characters slots, but you start with like 12 characters slots or something so...) and a infinity of builds to be created. you know who are the developers? the diablo II developers. they wuit blizzarad and made this maspterpiece.

so basicaly... the true diablo III.
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BoSS| Apex
( 154.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Awesome game, This should of been what Diablo 3 should of been, but sadly they failed.
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saltydragon
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
This game took an absalute ♥♥♥♥ on my computer. Now, im not saying the game is bad, bc imo it's great. But with the bad coding and my disk overloading, I think this game is not worth it.
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KingLich
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
got me boring pretty quick, as a diablo 3 player I'll stick with diablo 3's fast-paced combat system.
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eisbeis
( 2,332.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
It's like crack, can't really get enough of it, and the game is nice.
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thekingofrock | trade.tf
( 22.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Product received for free
great game its hard but not too hard i love it <3
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Vashta Nerada
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
fun and challenging
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56 of 60 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people 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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43 of 48 people (90%) 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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23 of 27 people (85%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
206.7 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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10 of 12 people (83%) 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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13 of 19 people (68%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,279.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
I played this game abit. Still stuck with wife. What am I doing wrong?
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
912.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
Best game every game, more Diablo 2 than Diablo 3 is
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,393.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
In my opinion, Path of Exile is the greatest ARPG currently available. The fact that the game is free to play, yet offers an incredible amount of depth, frequent updates and solid gameplay sets it apart as not only the best ARPG currently, but also one of the best F2P games created to date. If you are a fan Diablo-style games, then I must recommend you give PoE a go. I have played Grim Dawn, all three Diablo games, Marvel Heroes, both Torchlight games, Titan's Quest and several other ARPGs (these mentioned are the best of the lot to date, in my opinion). It is my favorite style of video game, and that has made PoE my favorite game for some time.

The early game is a bit slower/clunkier feeling than say Diablo 3's due to the way skills work in PoE, but by mid to late game, it becomes much faster-paced. The skill and class system is an interesting thing in PoE. You are not bound to a set of skills or play type by the class you pick. Certain classes lend themselves better to certain playstyles, but you can certainly play a tanky, melee witch and a glass cannon marauder. Skill gems must be socketed into your gear you are wearing to grant skills to be used, and skills can be modified to augment the way they work and their damage by socketing support gems into linked sockets. PoE doesn't tend to explain things, or make things so simple that they require no explanation/figuring out. The wiki for PoE is an extremely valuable source of information, and trading in the game nearly necessitates the use of a third party site - which is essentially an Auction House where one lists or finds items for sale. Nearly every item in the game is tradeable, and the currency in the game is expendable and usable, making it useful both for trading for items as well as crafting/upgrading your own items. There are recipes in the game that still have not been discovered (or at least made public) since the game was released!

That is not to say the game is not without its faults. Chief amoungst them is the game's engine. It was developed before there were great engines available for free to build your games with (such as Unreal Engine and Unity). As such, the developers made their own engine, which allows them to custom tailor it to their game. It also means that upgrades are more difficult and solely on the shoulders of the development team. The engine does not handle graphical effects such as particle effects as well as say, Diablo 3's does, and this can cause framerate issues. As the game has gotten more popular in the past year+, they have been able to expand their team, allowing them to dedicate folks on fixing such issues as well as make regular updates - new content is released every 3 months alternating between an expansion and a smaller content update. ARPGs are a grindfest, a grind for loot and experience. PoE keeps things fairly fresh (or gives you a reason to come back every 3 months, at least) by adding regular content. The 3 month cycle also includes the release of a new challenge leagues, which introduces some new element to the game. At the end of the challenge leagues, characters from those leagues (there is a hardcore and softcore challenge league) are moved to the permanent hardcore and softcore leagues. Sometimes the content/mechanics from these challenge leagues is permanently added to the core game, sometimes it is not. There are a couple things (like stash space and special stash tabs that make organizing things & trading things easier) that are available for purchase that will make the game more convenient. I played the game for a long time without paying for anything though as you are in no way impaired from enjoying the game without extra stash space. Cosmetic items make up the bulk of the cash shop, and provide no stat bonuses or any kind of edge other than looking different.

In conclusion: If you like ARPGs, you really ought to give this a try. It's better (in my opinion) than any other game in this genre, releases new content updates far more often as well, and all of the other games in the genre cost money to play (Marvel Heroes being the other exception). Even if you don't end up liking it more than Diablo 3 or Grim Dawn, I highly recommend at least giving Path of Exile an hour or two. You may find, a couple thousand hours later, you're still learning new things about the game and still having a lot of fun playing it.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
229.9 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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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
597.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
ive lost control of my life

































help me.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.3 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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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,182.2 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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7 of 10 people (70%) 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
294.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
Product received for free
I honestly keep forgetting that this game is free. I put more hours into PoE than anything I've ever paid for. I highly recommend trying it. If you don't like it, you're out absolutely nothing. That being said, I actually started buying stuff just because I feel like they deserve it. Any game that I put hundreds of hours into deserves at least a bit of money from me, though I played the game for years without buying anything, and there is definitely no in-game advantage to doing so. Well, extra storage, but I went without it until about a week ago, so definitely not mandatory. Also, note that I played this game since the open Beta, but I just linked my Steam account to it in March of 2016, so the hours played is way below how much time I've actually put into it.

Anyway, it's fun, give it a go.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
This game is fantastic,as a fan of old school rpg's like Baldurs Gate,Icewind Dale etc i was instantly hooked.What's even better is that it's free to play,FREE I TELLS YA !!!!
I highly reccomend Path of Exile to anyone into their rpg's from seasoned vet's to new beginners,there is something for everyone,go on,give it a try,you won't be dissapointed.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
434.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
Plays just like D2 use to be, and what D3 should have aspired to become. I love this game.
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4 of 5 people (80%) 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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,515.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Product received for free
Great game, what D3 should have been.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1,923.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Product received for free
Deepest and most complex ARPG that keeps getting better and better with each patch.
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