Before this game was released, I had at the very least 300 hours in the DRM-free game.
Although the game is in early access at the time of writing, it is still a fantastic game. It is, however, quite deep and rich. It is not an easy game to learn, and you will get punished, harshly, for apparently no reason. You think everything’s going pretty damn well, you finally got your new farm setup, all that’s left is setting up defenses on that si— aaaaand massive raid. Half your colony is dead. Your lovely farm is on fire. Raiders kidnap your main doctor, and shoot your dogs. They also blow up your generators, and it’s mid-winter, temperatures are -60ºC outside. They survive for the season, feeding on their dead comrades. The remaining few step out of their destroyed shelter as Spring comes, but it’s in the middle of the ice sheet, and even though it’s Spring, it’s still -40ºC. Everyone dies to the cold.
Editing this review to mention that the modding community is great. They manage to take the game a step further and really cover all the bases.
After nearly a 140 days my colony gets attacked by giant space bugs, entire place burns down when eradicating them. 10/10,
It’s a base builder where the primary enemy is luck. This is a game about failure and restarting regularly, or I’m just bad at it, one of the two.
Even once you learn the basics and get a decent colony up an running there’s always some catastrophe waiting to kick your , an alien spaceship filled with evil robots, a sudden chemical storm that kills your farms and keeps your colonists inside, or starship troops bugs that appear in your mine and the result extermination burns your colony to the ground.
You will fail, people will die, terrible things will happen at the worst possible moment. Welcome to Rimworld. 😉
Getting bored with standard rimworld or don’t like a feature? Check out the workshop for mods. Firey spaceship crashes, dozens of different weapons and guns, medieval tech tier, prostetics and bionics tech teir, MORE PLANT TYPES, AND MORE! Mods make this already awesome game, even more awesome.
This game is worth the $35, vanilla is fun, mods can spice things up, AND all mods compatible with 1.0 should stay compatible, because Tynan is not updating the game much anymore (Edit: I found out, he is. . . but it should be easy to update mods). It’s like, start on an ice sheet, burrow into a mountain, first raid is 200 people with charge rifles, everyone dies to falling roofs, except one person who is incapable of violence, and a night owl, and sleeping deep within the mountain, with fallen rocks blocking the entrance to his room. Then bugs tunnel in and kill him.
performance: 10/10. you can have a potato computer and still be able to play.
fun: 10/10. nothing bad about vanilla, but anything need, you can do with mods. Easily moddable, if you have any coding skills.
textures: 9/10. mostly tooken from Prison Architect, but everyone seems cool with it. cute.
community: 10/10. if you’re a newbie, there are veterans who are willing to help you, if you’re looking for someone to help, there always are more people to help.