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RimWorldfor Windows

2016

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You've crashed into a strange, new world, and you’re not alone. How will you survive?

Lose yourself in a galaxy far, far away

A world of sci-fi meets AI in this fight for survival. Build a colony and join forces to progress through your unique planet.

Build a colony and navigate a treacherous world filled with wonder and mayhem.

Choose your characters and prepare for adventure and error. The ultimate aim is to survive long enough to escape the planet. You can escape when you can build a ship. Good luck getting to that point, though, because there’s all manner of obstacles between you and a functioning spacecraft.

The breadth of control you have is astounding, but it comes with a factor of complexity. When the game gives you charge over everything, it means everything. You have to direct all actions, set your colonists’ responses and general jobs, and keep track of inventory. You have to manage all of this while you’re under threat from raiders and general exposure. Think of it as Oregon Trail, but with more pizazz and less dysentery.

The raiders don’t go easy on you, and if you don’t build defenses and get your colonists armed, your playthrough will be short. Every aspect of your settlement is crucial. The game really pushes you to your mental limit with how much it demands that you consider all at once.

The lack of dialogue and poor graphics tend to break immersion if you’re the kind of gamer who wants that in a game. The content of Rimworld compensates for the absence of auditory cues and engaging visuals.

Where can you run this program?

This program runs on Windows XP.

Is there a better alternative?

No. If you are looking for a game that challenges your strategic thinking and opens up a new world, then this is the game for you.

Our take

Rimworld is an exciting, challenging game that requires you to think both strategically and in terms of survival. The challenges can be brutal and unforgiving; this game isn’t for the faint of heart.

Should you download it?

Yes. If you’re interested in an open-ended, relentless experience, Rimworld is for you.

RimWorldfor Windows

2016

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