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  • Summary: You are an exile, outcast and downtrodden, sentenced to walk in a barbaric wasteland where the weak are crushed and only the strong can live. Here you must fight to survive, build, and dominate the world alone on your own server, or with enemies and allies in online multiplayer.

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    You are an exile, outcast and downtrodden, sentenced to walk in a barbaric wasteland where the weak are crushed and only the strong can live. Here you must fight to survive, build, and dominate the world alone on your own server, or with enemies and allies in online multiplayer.

    Journey through a vast, seamless world filled with the ruins of ancient civilizations and uncover its dark history and buried secrets as you seek to conquer and dominate the exiled lands yourself. Start with nothing but your bare hands and forge the legacy of your clan, from simple tools and weapons to gigantic fortresses and entire cities. Enslave the bandits of the exiled lands to do your bidding by breaking them on the grueling Wheel of Pain. Sacrifice the beating hearts of your enemies on the blood-soiled altars of your god to seize true power and glory. Summon the colossal avatar of your god and see them lay waste to your enemies and their homes.

    Just remember: in this brutal land of vengeful gods, bloodthirsty cannibals, and vicious monsters, survival is more than tracking down food and water. Explore mysterious ruins in search of treasure and knowledge, but beware the risk of your mind being corrupted by the dark forces of the world. Traverse vast sand dunes and seek shelter from scouring sandstorms sweeping across the burning sands. March into war against your enemies and unleash your savage fury in brutal combat. Go in unprepared and it will be your head rolling and limbs flying.

    Conan Exiles is not an empty sandbox. It is a world rich in history where you must discover the knowledge and secrets of ancient civilizations as you struggle to build your own.

    * SURVIVE THE BARBARIC WASTELAND
    In the world of Conan the Barbarian, survival is more than being well-fed and hydrated. Here you must weather scouring sandstorms, save your mind from being corrupted and going insane, and fight vicious monsters from the darkest holes of the earth.

    * BUILD YOUR LEGACY IN A VAST, SEAMLESS WORLD
    Journey through a huge, seamless world filled with danger and opportunity, exploring everything from sand dunes to towering ruins. Harvest resources to craft tools and weapons, then build everything from a small settlement to entire cities.

    * DISCOVER THE DARK HISTORY OF ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS
    Explore shadow-haunted ruins of ancient civilizations and discover great treasures and knowledge. Learn about the people who inhabited this world before and what led to their demise through inscriptions, wandering NPCs, and the environment itself.

    * CALL UPON THE POWER OF THE GODS
    Cut out the hearts of your enemies and sacrifice it upon the altars of your god to earn their blessing. Summon and take direct control of huge, towering avatars and wreak havoc on your enemies as you crush their homes and drive them from their lands.

    * DEFEND YOUR LAND WITH AN ARMY OF SLAVES
    Enslave the criminals of the exiled lands and force them to join your cause and defend your territory. Put them through the grueling Wheel of Pain to break their will, then turn them into archers, crafters, entertainers, and more. Find rare thralls for the greatest rewards!

    * DOMINATE YOUR ENEMIES
    March forth to war against your enemies, use explosives and see their fortifications crumble to dust, then unleash your savage fury with brutal attacks that will see heads rolling and limbs flying. Find or craft a wide range of weapons and armor.

    * PLAY TOGETHER OR ALONE
    Play alone locally or fight for survival and dominance in persistent multiplayer on public servers. You can also host your own server and invite others to join you in a world where you have full control of the rules and settings. Want to play with just handful of friends? Try co-op mode!

    * CONTROL YOUR EXPERIENCE
    When playing alone locally or on a server you are the administrator of you have access to a range of in-game tools. These allow you to change progression speed, spawn monsters, turn yourself invisible, deactivate avatars, and much more. Be the dungeon master of your own server!

    * PLAY WITH MODS
    Download Conan Exiles mods directly from the Steam workshop to customize your game experience. You can also download the custom Conan Exiles Unreal Editor and start creating your own!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. May 10, 2018
    87
    Conan Exiles is one of the best survival games on the market, improved tremendously over the months spent in Early Access.
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    Jun 15, 2018
    80
    A survival game that embraces adventure. [Issue#201, p.88]
  3. May 15, 2018
    78
    Given its dark and mature fantasy theme, Conan Exiles is a surprisingly accessible online survival experience. Even under the most generous conditions the game will still challenge you as you make your mark on the world, and players who fancy themselves as survival game experts will find plenty to pit their abilities against. No matter your level of experience, Conan Exiles is a survival experience that is very much worth investing in.
  4. May 15, 2018
    70
    It’s a game of magnificent vistas and embarrassing glitches, epic ambitions and humdrum work. The world is vast and beautiful, yet filled with dumb animals and even dumber enemies. While never less than absorbing, it can be hideously annoying too.
  5. May 20, 2018
    68
    Conan Exiles brings you in a violent world, full of background stories and dangerous places, but still feels crippled due to technical flaws, despite the time passed in early access on Steam.
  6. May 22, 2018
    65
    Conan Exile's gameplay is a lot of fun whether you're playing by yourself or with other people. It's also extremely addictive which makes the game worth your time. It provides a decent challenge with a lot of different features and the developer promises to incrementally add new content which is great news. The game could benefit from some optimization since the game suffers from considerable frame drops and other technical glitches which negatively affect your enjoyment.
  7. Jul 2, 2018
    35
    Conan Exiles is one of the most disappointing games I have played this generation. I have not experienced another game on PlayStation 4 as broken as Exiles. It is hard to believe that a game could be released for purchase in such bad condition. In another genre, the bugs in Exiles might be fun or amusing. In a survival game, they are crippling. Gamers deserve, and should demand, better.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 31
  2. Negative: 14 out of 31
  1. May 9, 2018
    10
    this has all the makings of a great game, decent pricing and should keep anyone entertained for a long time. has a few slight bugs / lagthis has all the makings of a great game, decent pricing and should keep anyone entertained for a long time. has a few slight bugs / lag issues at present but considering its just out and the amount of server issues other games have had on launch i think its went amazingly well so far!

    just wish there was a wee tutorial to explain somethings in game or extra info on icons / tabs
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  2. Jul 2, 2018
    8
    What a fresh breath of air after four years of Destiny! I nearly had forgotten that a world can be fun to explore! Thanks Funcom for making aWhat a fresh breath of air after four years of Destiny! I nearly had forgotten that a world can be fun to explore! Thanks Funcom for making a game that brings the feel of Conan (the first film with Schwarzenegger) and Minecraft together. This really brings back the feel of the first few weeks on a Minecraft server when the world was young and new and you start building your home in the wild.
    Of course this world has much more to explore, but can't change the terrain as much, because most of tye world is fixed, like in reality.
    The PS4 controls are a bit quirky and I needed some time to get used to it, but since it's an PC port and they are still working on it with a relativly small team compared to mighty Bungie, I can wait for the interface to get better. The fights are very much like in Dark Souls. You can die easily, if your timing is off. This is not for button smashers. This is a game for people who enjoy the virtual brutallity of bloody fights and enslavement. (It's for you Trump! ;)
    The PS4 servers work fine and despite some lag sometimes and quirks it plays good so far. Sadly when people leave the server forever, their buildings evaporate, but their Thralls aka slaves are hanging in the air still doing their thing. So yeah, there is still work to do for Funcom.
    The whole canibalism thing is gross, but that's what bad guys do? They eat others for breakfest. I always get rid of those canibals and get rid of their disgusting body parts too.
    This game isn't for the faint of heart and I guess a MP game with friends will be the killer! Literally.
    All in all 30€ well spent. Compared to the last Destiny 2 DLC this game truly is a game and not just grind for weapons you don't need in the end. In Conans world, you grind to acomplishe a task that feels real aka CONQUER A WORLD!
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  3. Jun 25, 2018
    8
    At first dabble on Conan Exiles the whole game looks so very similar to Ark, that I had to check if there’s any overlapping betweenAt first dabble on Conan Exiles the whole game looks so very similar to Ark, that I had to check if there’s any overlapping between developers, but apparently not. So if you’ve played The Ark, this should be easy to start. As only PS-player (mac-user for life) I’m not familiar with earlier Conan games by Funcom.

    After learning the puzzling menu system, it still feels like the game has been ported straight from PC to console, without too much thought.
    But the meat of it, gameplay is decent enough, levelling fair, battle-mechanics simple but good.
    Scenery and settings look promising, so that you actually want to keep exploring further on.
    One flaw might be, that I’ve been experiencing some major lagging (will revisit this review in few days if it occurs more often).

    User rating average seem to be less than six, but decent price, I do recommend, 8/10!
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  4. May 13, 2018
    5
    Would be good if it weren't so broken...The sound constantly comes and goes as it feels like, the graphics seem like there is a constant likeWould be good if it weren't so broken...The sound constantly comes and goes as it feels like, the graphics seem like there is a constant like haze all over the screen unless your in a menu and, good god is ALL of the hit detection all over the place. You have to dance around trees and rocks to farm them for materials, in combat your hits may or may not even land depending on how they feel at that time......For it being a "full retail" release it sure does play like a game in the early stages of early access, clearly it wasn't anywhere close to being ready for console release.....7 days to Die an actual early access game that I bought for $20 bucks plays worlds better than Conan Exiles and its $50 price tag and half broken and unfinished gameplay.... Expand
  5. May 17, 2018
    4
    Funcom...you have failed miserably. This game is an absolute piece of garbage. Horrible graphics, clunky combat, no end game, no quest line (IFuncom...you have failed miserably. This game is an absolute piece of garbage. Horrible graphics, clunky combat, no end game, no quest line (I know it's a survival game but c'mon), buggy as hell. Not to mention you can't even see your own clan members on the map in a PVE server. Funcom, you nailed Age of Conan and totally crapped out rotten trash with Exiles. So disappointing. This game is essentially Minecraft with Conan lore. So unbelievably boring. Build your house, run around, gather more crap, build more stuff. That's about it. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS GAME!!! (By the way Funcom, I want my money back). Expand
  6. May 9, 2018
    2
    This is not a retail game. It is so choppy and unplayable I'm getting sick. I'm not one to write reviews very often. but I created anThis is not a retail game. It is so choppy and unplayable I'm getting sick. I'm not one to write reviews very often. but I created an account just to review this game. So disappointed. The optimization is awful. The game hitches non stop on the PS4. It's an utter mess. I can look past the blah graphics but when I'm feeling like I want to throw up due to the horrible framerate that's unacceptable. This game is absolute garbage. I can't believe Funcom launched this.

    Save your money. Do not buy this game. You will be disappointed.

    Buyer beware. You will regret your purchase. Do not buy this game.
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  7. May 27, 2018
    0
    A buggy broken piece of **** As of this posting thralls are so bugged, they don't regen health, equip weapons or armor. Things fall throughA buggy broken piece of **** As of this posting thralls are so bugged, they don't regen health, equip weapons or armor. Things fall through the ground. Sometimes you won't be able to build structures for no good reason. My game crashes three times before I can even get on a server. **** you Funcom. **** you in the throat. Expand

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