Pillars of Eternity is a RPG game which game takes place in the fantasy world of Eora. Game have party based real time tactical gameplay. As the player’s characters explore an area map, it is unveiled. There is a fog of war effect on areas the player has already explored and has moved away from. The game starts with a character creation screen where the player can choose items for their playable character, such as their appearance and race, each race make the gameplay different. The game has side quests, which feature fleshed out supporting characters and multiple outcomes where player can build up a reputation depending on their actions. Non playable characters will react differently to player depending on this, and it can also affect the outcome of certain events in the game.