Wake, ex­plore, ex­pire, re­peat

Bangor Mail - - The Game Review - BY BEN CATLEY-RICHARD­SON

THE OUTER WILDS PC, Mac, Xbox One (PEGI 7) ★★★★★

THE Outer Wilds is a mag­i­cal blend of Ground­hog Day’s time-loop fantasy and the mind­bend­ing scope of In­ter­stel­lar.

As an alien as­tro­naut from a planet doomed to be de­stroyed by an exploding sun in 20 min­utes, your op­por­tu­ni­ties for ex­plo­ration seem to be lim­ited – ex­cept you’re caught in a re­peat­ing time pocket and each death re­turns you to the camp­fire where your ad­ven­ture be­gins again.

This free­dom en­ables you to in­ves­ti­gate the many se­crets found on each of the unique and won­der­fully re­alised worlds or­bit­ing nearby, and cre­ates end­less op­por­tu­ni­ties to en­joy the deft space travel me­chan­ics, rich plot and en­gross­ing de­tail that has been poured into this com­pelling uni­verse. The Outer Wilds is a mourn­ful but wholly re­ward­ing mas­ter­piece.

■ The last word: An es­sen­tial ex­pe­ri­ence for ev­ery ad­ven­turer.

■ Price: £20.99

Ex­plore new worlds in The Outer Wilds

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