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  • Summary: Conan Exiles is an open-world survival game set in the brutal lands on Conan the Barbarian.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. Jun 5, 2018
    90
    It’s not perfect (and carries many of the warts that are now tropes of the survival genre), but I’ve yet to find myself bored or disillusioned with any part of the experience. Like any game, Conan Exiles is best played with friends (and this game is AMAZING with a group of idiot friends). A battle to the death with 6 naked cannibals and a giant tiger is hands down the best gaming experience I’ve had in 2018.
  2. May 21, 2018
    80
    Conan Exiles is a great survival MMO with an interesting world to explore. On the the other hand, its scale and population density do not allow for serious PvP-wars.
  3. CD-Action
    Aug 2, 2018
    75
    The game is full of all sorts of flaws and bugs, but thanks to deep mechanics and vast world it’s an enjoyable survival both in multiplayer and played solo (but less so in the latter case). [07/2018, p.52]
  4. May 21, 2018
    70
    The combat is mediocre and in some ways this still feels like it needs more time in the oven, but those who forgive these shortcomings can have a lot of fun in Conan Exiles.
  5. May 17, 2018
    67
    Conan Exiles captures the brutality of the source material, but weak combat and grindy crafting make it an often slow and arduous survival game.
  6. May 30, 2018
    65
    Conan Exiles is loaded with possibilities and danger. But the poor online performance and a long list of glitches are currently killing the game, which begs for fixes.
  7. May 24, 2018
    30
    Ultimately, Conan Exiles is one of the most unsatisfying games I’ve ever played. Its crafting and resource systems may be dense enough that the ultra-patient could find something to enjoy here, but anyone else would likely walk away with their hands thrown up in defeat. The mind-numbing tedium of harvesting resources, woefully boring combat, and a slew of bugs left me feeling completely underwhelmed and unimpressed when it was all said and done.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 30
  2. Negative: 11 out of 30
  1. May 11, 2018
    10
    Great game, smooth after a not too long early access period. More than doubled the original map and much better combat!
  2. May 2, 2019
    10
    Simply the best survival game available in the market. Yes there are many ridiculous bugs, but even so the game is incredibly fun andSimply the best survival game available in the market. Yes there are many ridiculous bugs, but even so the game is incredibly fun and rewarding. Highly recommended. Expand
  3. May 18, 2018
    9
    Great game with lots of nice lore tugged in between the different parts of the world. The resource grinding can be a little long but its notGreat game with lots of nice lore tugged in between the different parts of the world. The resource grinding can be a little long but its not too bad. The combat is pretty decent. But the star in this game is the world its awesome. There are bugs of course but i have never seen a new game without that and yes there are issues with servers that can be a drag, but overall it does not ruin the experience for me i have a Solo game i can play whenever i want and i bought a server slot for all my multi player action. Expand
  4. May 9, 2018
    6
    Conan Exiles
    A simple Mess
    Conan Exiles is finaly out of early access and onto consoles You start the game choosing your mode, you can play
    Conan Exiles
    A simple Mess
    Conan Exiles is finaly out of early access and onto consoles
    You start the game choosing your mode, you can play pvp, pve, or offline single player and co op.. you then creat your character, all wuth their unique race that gives them an advantage in game as well as a religion.. and youre rescued by your boy conan from your cross with a promise yall are gonna meet again.
    So you set off into this world to simply survive.
    This is a survival game, and one that I found to actually feel unique.
    The survival aspects of this game can be described by saying it’s a simple mess..
    this is all about recourse gathering and then combinging recourses to create new items…
    and I love how easy it is to find simple food like bugs and materials..
    your basic survival needs are extremely accessable and its up to you to take those basics and explore the lands, leveling up and working your way towards better items..
    You can choose to play this game like a mincearft where youre creating shelter and use it as a base, going out to gather items and come back…
    This is made easy thanks to this game not being some procedurally generated garbage…
    this is a beautifully hand crafted map with secrets caves, caverns, and bosses to encounter..
    reminding me a bit of skyrim at times..
    a survival based skyrim game.. sounds great doesn’t it?
    on paper yes..
    But again this game is just a mess..
    Theres just too much going on here under the hood, not enarly as much as a game like ark.. but I stil found it all to be overwhelming..
    I felt leveling up and earning points to dump into my stats and unlock new items to craft was frequent enough to keep the game feeling rewarding as id play
    but the crafting menus and recourses needed to craft certain items just felt like too much work to me..
    itsn ot like a Minecraft where things are as simple as knowing you need a certain material, go to a biodome on rare occasions where a certain material is found, farm a little until you get what you need and come back..
    m,aterials for tools weapons and gear beyonds the basic are too spread out
    theres just too much…
    too much in variety of things to collect.. and too much space between them all
    im a huge believer in less is more, andi just don’t have the capacity at this stage in my life to keep track of hundreds of different materials… on top of that if youre not playing offline and on easy mode, youre going to die way quick.. I feel like the game almost discourages advanced recourse gathing in that way…
    gathering food of any consequence is needlessly complicated as well.. it isn’t as simple as killing an animal and looting its body.. creating a fire and cooking it… you need tools to collect the meat after the kill.. its just not my thing
    and again needlessly complicated for how harsh the environment can be on higher difficulties
    I want to feel like I can at any moment decide to start a new camp somewhere and not that I have to take my things back to base
    and the way the game over complicates things like hunting, I just couldn’t do that here
    So the way I chose to play this game was going the more explorer route..
    living off of plants, I just wanted to battle the terrains and its inhabitents with the simplest items I could craft that didn’t feel like a math equation…
    and I had a decent amount of fun doing this…
    laying down a bed as I felt I made progress so I would respawn there if I would die.. and just keep the simplest materials on me at all times to be able to fend for myself if I ran into any hostiles..
    which this world is full of..
    from giant spiders to people..
    enemies are everywhere…
    I actually really loved the combat mechanics in this game, theyre very third person action witcher dark suls style of attacking blocking and dodging, I most of the time felt like If I took damage in a fight it was my fault..
    however not all of the time..
    this game definitely suffers from performance issues.. especially during battle..
    the game will lag a bit, frames will drop and youll be taking damage from seemingly nothing
    enemies can also spawn ontop of you out of nowhere..
    its makes for a nice scare.. but it also makes for some frustrating moments when your character instrantly dies from a giant spider spawning ontop of them and now that giant spider is guaring y our dead corpse with all of your materials on it.
    I also found it pretty annoying that after killing enemies you oculdnt take their weapons or gear..
    whats the point of righting them then?
    The combat system doesn’t feel risk reward.. it feels just there for survival which quickly brought down the enjoyment and excitement of exploring for me…
    Conan Exiles is a decent survival game..
    if things were simpler it would even be a good one…
    but they aren’t so it isn’t..
    this is a game though that i don’t think anyone that isn’t really into survival games would enjoy..
    I give Conan Exiles
    a 6/10
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  5. Jun 19, 2018
    5
    This title will fade away because solo play hits a wall very quickly. Anything beyond building your base looks to be exclusively co-op.
  6. Jan 11, 2019
    4
    4/10

    No story, no quests, no purpose. Just scavenging, looting, and crafting. And the crafting system is not explained, certainly not
    4/10

    No story, no quests, no purpose. Just scavenging, looting, and crafting. And the crafting system is not explained, certainly not in-game.

    This means you're constantly Alt-Tabbing out to research. Guess what else? Alt-Tab makes the game freeze.

    Also constant, unrelenting stutter. They're supposedly working on fixing it, but there are complaints about this since spring '18. Doesn't sound like it's a priority.

    To add final insult-to-injury, the game frequently glitches and you lose followers. This is really fun when those followers are loaded with loot. Kinda defeats the entire purpose of the game, doesn't it?

    It's a hamster wheel, and a very unrewarding hamster wheel. The world (exploration and loot), combat, and the enemies (same animals so far, over and over) all make this a tedious, boring, unrewarding grind. Not sure how people can play for hundred of hours... Though TBH, most of that time is probably spent doing the tedious scavenging and running back and forth.

    I'm just glad I bought this as a used activation code from a 3rd party vendor. This development company does not deserve support. Do not recommend.
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  7. Oct 1, 2018
    0
    The game is buggy and the costummer service of Funcom is simply a disaster.

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