A classic RPG game developed by the genre veterans, Obsidian Entertainment (developers of Pillars of Eternity and other popular titles). Tyranny takes place in a fantasy world called Tiers, in which the eternal struggle between the good and evil ended in victory of the latter. A powerful man named Kyros reigns over the world and the player assumes the role of one of his officers, who is the judge and jury for common folk - a person that makes sure that the will of the leader is carried out unopposed. The player can decide how will he treat the citizens of the conquered realm – fairly or with no mercy. Similarly as every classic RPG, Tyrany allows us to create and develop characters that represents one of several available classes and create a party of adventurers who will accompany the player. During the game, the player will explore the world, complete quests and battle enemies. Combat take place in real time, featuring an active pause. Group attack combinations are an interesting innovation. The visual style of Tyranny references the old school role-playing games, but the visuals are detailed and impressive.

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PC / Windows
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Tyranny | PC

Tyranny release date for PC:

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10 November 2016 | Worldwide

10 November 2016 | Europe

10 November 2016 | USA

Game mode: single player
Game score 7.7 / 10 calculated out of 553 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.5 / 10 calculated out of 135 players' votes.  

Tyranny is an RPG released on PC / Windows. The title was developed by Obsidian studio which specializes in the genre. The developers previously created such games as Pillars of Eternity, Neverwinter Nights 2 and Fallout: New Vegas.


The story takes place in a grim fantasy world named Tiers. Long time ago, a dark creature known as Kyros defeated the armies of mortals, killed the heroes and took control of the whole world as a tyrant. The victory of the evil was absolute and final – nothing that players do can change it. The main protagonist of the game is someone who took advantage of the situation. The player assumes the role of an officer in Kyros’ army, serving as a judge and jury for common folk and making sure that the will of the tyrant remains unopposed.

It doesn’t mean, however, that the player is forced to assume the role of a psychopath who enjoys murdering the innocents. Such development is possible, but one can ensure obedience and not be a brute at the same time. In addition, the protagonist’s high standing on the social ladder makes even small decisions greatly impact the situation of the world. The player can shape the future of the game world and thousands of its inhabitants.


Tyranny released on PC / Windows starts with character creation. The player chooses not only the protagonist’s traits, but also the course of the war which ended with the defeat of the forces of good. These decisions will have a great impact on the state of the realm during the campaign – for example how great was the damage to the world and how the balance of power between various organizations looks like.

During the game, the player mostly explores the world, completes quests and fights. Combat takes place in real time and features an active pause. During the adventure many companions will join the player. Relations with those companions will not only impact the story of the game, but combat as well. The combo mechanics allow the player to create combination of attacks engaging multiple characters. The better the relations with party members, the stronger they are in combat.

As any other good RPG, Tyranny offers a character progression system. It is similar to the one featured in The Elder Scrolls series – the skills are improved by using them in the game. Earned experience points are used to gain new levels, thus increasing the character’s base statistics.

System requirements

Recommended: Intel Core i3-2100 2.80 GHz/AMD Athlon II X4 955 3.10 GHz, 8 GB, graphic card 1 GB GeForce 560 GTX/ Radeon HD 6850 or better, 15 GB HDD, Windows 7 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9505 2.80 GHz/AMD Athlon II X4 840 3.10 GHz, 6 GB, graphic card 1 GB GeForce 450 GTX/ Radeon HD 5770 or better, 15 GB HDD, Windows 7 64-bit

Tyranny launch trailer

Tyranny launch trailer | 1:13

Zwiastun na premierę Tyranny, klasycznego RPG od studia Obsidian Entertainment, osadzonego w świecie, gdzie zło zwyciężyło.

Tyranny Game Guide

game guide 13 January 2017

A complete Tyranny game guide offers detailed walkthroughs for each and every main and side quest. It also tells about the available endings, includes descriptions of all character classes and suggests the best progression paths.

Tyranny Review – an RPG full of contrasts

Review 18 November 2016 15:41

As we wait for the sequel to Pillars of Eternity, Obsidian Entertainment gives us Tyranny – a game where we play as the Big Bad’s loyal agent. This short-term project features numerous ideas and mechanics, but only some of them pay off.

Tyranny gets a release date, and it's coming in less than a month

News 14 October 2016 10:53

Less than a month is left until the release of Tyranny, Obsidian Entertainment's much anticipated RPG. The game is due out on November 10.

First Tyranny dev diary discusses player's choices and setting

News 18 August 2016 15:14

Playing as a bad guy in a bad world is as appealing, as it is ambiguous. In this Tyranny dev diary video Obsidian Entertainment talk about moral choices in their upcoming RPG.

Tyranny dev discusses character progression, combat and setting in an E3 gameplay presentation

News 20 June 2016 12:42

Watch Tyranny E3 gameplay presentation to learn more about Obsidian's next RPG's core systems, such as character progression, combat, role of companions, and more.

Tyranny gets a new trailer with some gameplay footage

News 14 June 2016 15:10

Tyranny, the latest RPG from Obsidian Entertainment, received a new story trailer that includes some gameplay footage.

Tyranny to feature skill-based progression system

News 05 May 2016 10:40

Obsidian Entertainment's Tyranny will be a skill-based game where the skills improve as you use them. The developers explained some core systems focusing around character progression.

Tyranny Hands-on – new RPG from the creators of Pillars of Eternity

Preview 24 June 2016 12:31

A new classic RPG is in development at Obsidian, and at first glance it looks like a cork that’s going to be plugged into the hole between the first and the second part of Pillars of Eternity. The devil, however, is in the detail.