Tyranny review – a rich and entertaining exploration of evil

The latest role-playing fantasy from the Pillars of Eternity creators puts players into a morally ambiguous universe of tyrants and mercenaries

Portraying evil in games is hard: it’s more than a shadowy figure laughing maniacally in a tower. But of all the themes that Tyranny explores, evil is one of the most successful and exciting.

The latest isometric RPG from the creators of Pillars of Eternity casts you in the role of a reluctant or zealous antihero (depending on how you play), serving the Overlord Kyros, a being of immense and undeniable power who beat the forces of good and essentially rules the world. You exist to snuff out the last resistance to this tyrant but that doesn’t necessarily make you a bad person.

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