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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June 30

Solaris Mystery Box Microtransactions - Now in Store!

It's been a month since the Solaris Mystery Box sale ended and now these microtransactions are going live! This includes the Radiant Armour Set and its individual pieces, the Seraph Alabaster Armour Set and its individual pieces, Radiant Shield Skin, Radiant Blade Skin, Seraph Dagger Skin and Solaris Throne Hideout Decoration. Press M in-game to check them out!

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June 29

Hideout Showcase

While the team are currently busy working on performance improvements and upcoming content, we thought we'd indulge in one of the more niche parts of the game: Hideouts. Today's news post is a showcase of recent community hideout submissions. In other news, we just deployed patch 2.3.1b.

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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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Jeromebarkley
( 981.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
It's ight i guess.
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Peximan
( 783.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
I played beta for a while, then I had a long break. When I came back, the game started to make more and more sense and was tons of fun. First I played some SOFTCORE characters, but then I found the real hook, HARDCORE. After that I have been playing atleast few characters after every content update.

Some features are still overwhelming for me and that is something I can easily appreciate in games. Steep learning curve, tons of possibilities for character builds. To me this is a dream come true. A Diablo II + Torchlight II and its mods + some new thinking. I have had amazing time and bitter defeats in HC. Some day, I will have level 90+ character in challenge league without too much copying the flavor of the season builds.

Until that day, DEATH to all mortals!
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Morton The Destroyer
( 6.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Everything Diablo 3 should have been. 9/10
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TehClay1
( 19.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
I feel like I am just scratching the surface.

15 hours in and im still wanting to see more. I am not being dissappointed.

Extremely fun if you are a fan of the genre.

9/10
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Dabwa
( 806.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Played it for an hour or two, really fun game.
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♛Cadibro
( 580.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
After almost 600 hours into the game, i felt like making a review.

The core game is awesome, sluggish at start but really picks up mid and late game.
RNG can be frustrating but rewarding as well, but it will be frustrating more than satisfying.
Items are decently balanced, some are OP and get nerfed into the ground, or are nerfed in a way to make them impossible to play in some builds that made them OP.
Costumization isnt great, once you buy points which are not that cheap, you get options to costumize your character. Other way to get cosmetics is by completing the challenges in challenge leagues.
And if you wont a full game expirience, you have to spend your money on stash tabs. HAVE TO. You cant be serious trader or a trader to begin with if you dont own 4-5 stash tabs extra.
Economy isnt very good, its capitalism at its best, and thievery at its worst. Late game is impossible if you dont have plenty of currency to spare, especially for maps.

Overall, good game. For the price of nothing, you get everything. Of corse, that everything isnt enough for hardcore and more expirienced players, but for newer and more casual players its good enough.

8/10, Give it a go!
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Whitey
( 293.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
With changing seasons all the time, this game provides a good different element with such a broad skill tree to be able to make your character however you want. It is a somewhat complex game to start on, but once you get the hang of it, it can feel somewhat rewarding.
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Victorious Smoke
( 8.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Fun game! but its basicly like diablo lol...Im more hooked on diablo.
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I don't even have time to watch porn anymore //
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I didnt think free games were ALLOWED to be this good.
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Posted: June 3
Hi, young female here with 0 gaming experience before this game. My husband is a huge PC gamer and really wanted me to take interest in it. This is the first game I ever looked into and I.LOVE.IT! I downloaded it when it first became available a few years ago and played it all the time. I took a bit of a hiatus after starting D3, but always came back to this game. I still play it to this day and it just gets better and better. I've gotten my husband interested in it, as well. I'm sorry my review isn't very informative, but I'm not an expert in these things. I just know that this game is super fun, has a great storyline, and is for everyone. I definitely recommend!
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Posted: June 13
A free Diablo style game WITHOUT pay to win? Certanly is enough for me.
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16.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
Have you ever thought "Man I love diablo, but 3 kinda sucked compared to 2" well then this game is for you! It feels so much like diablo it's insane, but has SO much more to offer!
Ontop of it being a great mmorpg with tons of people playing, it has character building none of us could have dreamed of. I mean the passive skill tree alone is MASSIVE, easily the biggest i've ever or will ever see. The amount of different character builds and skills you have to mess around with alone will leave you with hours and hours of entertainment. You'll be remaking and creating new characters for months the combinations are endless, on top of the constant updates and expansions this game will consume your very life.

What are you waiting for, there's a world in here... and they need your help.
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Posted: June 10
If you like Diablo games you are going to like Path of Exile.
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Posted: June 9
A worthy rival to the popular title, Diablo 3
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11.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
This game reminds me so much of all the goodness in Diablo 2. So what has this extra to offer?
Well, first it's not set in the graphics of the Blizzard universe which makes it quite refreshing, both literally and figuratively speaking. There is no gold and the concept of 'weapon value' has been dropped. So what's important? the gems. They give power and magic and they grow as you advance. They can be resocketed and thereby not lost after first use. The skill tree is very impressive which allows your character to evolve to become very unique. Much of the magic is known but there are plenty new tricks and moves (and totems and prophecies). For a free game very impressive. Monster bashing and fireworks to the max.
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Posted: June 11
One of the best F2P games out there atm. Great game with infinite re-playability
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2,427.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
My wife left me.
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