What is the Outer Wilds Archaeologist Edition?

What is the Outer Wilds Archaeologist Edition?
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Written by 

Tarran Stockton


16th Nov 2023 13:24


With Outer Wilds finally being announced for the Nintendo Switch years after its initial release, many people will be wondering what the Archaeologist version of the game is and what sets it apart.

Outer Wilds is one of the most acclaimed games of the previous decade, with it being celebrated as one of the best examples of how the video game medium is uniquely positioned to tell stories. If you feel like you've been missing out by not trying the game, learn more about the Archaeologist Edition and what exactly it is. 

What is the Outer Wilds Archaeologist Edition?

The Outer Wilds Archaeologist Edition is just a bundle that includes the base game and the Echoes of the Eye expansion, which launched two years later. 

This version of the game is slightly cheaper than purchasing both products separately, so if you're committed to playing the game along with its expansion, I think it's worth opting for this.

character at a campfire in Outer Wilds
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It's also worth noting that Outer Wilds is an experience where the less you know the better. The core of the game revolves around several big mysteries and puzzles that you'll slowly solve, so if you choose to buy it, we recommend going in blind to begin with.

Where to buy the Archaeologist Edition?

The Archaeologist Edition is available on all platforms the base game is on. You can purchase it on:

It will also be available on the Nintendo Switch on December 7, 2023.

That's our full explanation of the Outer Wilds Archaeologist Edition, and now you know what separates the normal game and this version. 

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Tarran is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. He previously wrote reviews for his college newspaper before studying Media and Communication at university. His favourite genres include role-playing games, strategy games, and boomer shooters - along with anything indie. You can also find him in the pit at local hardcore shows.

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