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RimWorld

4.8 out of 5
199 User Ratings
5 Stars
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Experience a strategy that's out of this world with the 'Overwhelmingly Positive' Steam rated sci-fi sim RimWorld.
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About RimWorld

About this game

RimWorld is a sci-fi colony sim driven by an intelligent AI storyteller. It generates stories by simulating psychology, ecology, gunplay, melee combat, climate, biomes, diplomacy, and more.

Survive

You begin with three survivors of a shipwreck on a distant world. Your colonists are not professional settlers – they're survivors from a crashed ship. They're uneducated, so don’t know how to build shelter, find food and water, or defend themselves from the many threats that they will face. But not everything goes smoothly. starvation, disease, mental breakdowns, pirate raids...It's designed to co-author tragic, twisted, and triumphant stories about imprisoned pirates, desperate survivors, lone gunmen, and bumbling soldiers. It works by controlling the "random" events that the world throws at you. Every thunderstorm, pirate raid, and travelling salesman is a card dealt into your story by the AI Storyteller. There are several storytellers to choose from. Randy Random does crazy stuff, Cassandra Classic ramps up the difficulty, and Phoebe Friendly is… well… friendly.

Thrive

Build in the forest, desert, jungle, tundra, and more. Decorate your colonies to make them feel like home. Watch your colonists develop relationships with one another. Source the resources you need to survive and thrive and expand your colony until it spans the globe.

Try Again

The game is very complex and challenging, but also very rewarding. There are many different ways to play RimWorld, and no two games will ever be the same. It is a game that has a lot of replay value, as you can try different strategies and approaches each time you play. If you are looking for a game that is both challenging and fun, it will certainly appeal to fans of strategy and management games

Game Details

Release Date:
October 17, 2018
Developer:
Ludeon Studios
Publisher:
Ludeon Studios
Rating:
ACB rating of 18
Supported Languages:
English +
Franchise:
RimWorld
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Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384 MB of RAM
  • Storage: 500 MB available space

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: OSX 10.5
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384 MB of RAM
  • Storage: 500 MB available space

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • Processor: Core 2 Duo
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384 MB of RAM
  • Storage: 500 MB available space

RimWorld Editions

Critic Reviews

87

Strategy Gamer

100 / 100
"Rimworld is a new standard in survival/strategy sims, and has emerged from early access with grace. Now the REAL fun can begin..."

GRYOnline.pl

95 / 100
"Some minor flaws turn RimWorld into a slightly flawed diamond. It is a truly unique game, one that appears every few years. I have been following RimWorld's development from...

GameStar

85 / 100
"Successful mixture of strategy, tower defense, survival sandbox and sci-fi story generator with a guaranteed high replay value."
Reviews provided by MetaCritic

RimWorld Statistics

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>= 80 Hours
76.74%
Achievement Hunter?
76.74% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Difficulty Statistics

Difficulty Rating

Simple
0.76%
Easy
2.27%
Just Right
42.42%
Tough
50.76%
Unforgiving
3.79%
Don't Ragequit! 50.76%  of players consider this game to be Tough

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
6.8%
Played It
27.89%
Halfway
18.37%
Beat It
36.73%
Conquered It
10.2%
Completionist! 10.2%  of players have Conquered It

RimWorld User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 199 ratings
92% of users would recommend this.
4.8

User Ratings Breakdown

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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91 - 98 of 109 Reviews

Recommended

lily
Verified purchase
Very good game. Tons to do, well made, looks great, very complex. One of my favorite games I've ever played. DLC is also very much worth it. Randy random is the only viable storyteller!!
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Recommended

BoatHen
Verified purchase
I bought this game on a recommendation of a friend, or someone I'd call a friend. After burying about 24 hours into this game in the past week or so. I'm not sure this guy is really my friend. This game is absolutely addictive. I love it. The challenge it presents is unique. I want to get the grasp of the base game before I add on any of the other content. In the first ten days or so, absolutely love this game. I hate the person who suggested I play it because my wife is mad because I'm on my laptop all of the time.
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Recommended

saltyseabeard
Verified purchase
Rimworld totally hooked me. I played through an entire 100 hour playthrough, evolving my characters, watching their bizarre post apocalyptic interactions and getting attached to them. It truly is an amazing game, highly recommended!
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Good base game with DLC that slots in nicely

Alan Colon
Verified purchase
Very well polished and relatively simple gameplay in the base game. DLCs expand different aspects of the game and keep things fresh after you learnt he base game. If you're bored after that, the modding scene is very lively.
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Recommended

Tom
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Excellent game, very engaging.
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Recommended

Tito
Verified purchase
It’s a “drug” game. I really suggest to try it.
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cool building base and manage game

ShadowV
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super cool game. one of my favourite kinda small but lots of endings and way to do something
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no rim

NORIMJOB
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I didnt get rimmed or even a rimjob :(
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Frequently Asked Questions

There are 3 editions. They are Standard Edition, Horror Pack, and Starter Pack
Horror Pack contains:
  • Rimworld
  • RimWorld Anomaly
Available DLCs for RimWorld include Biotech, Ideology, Royalty, and Name in Game Access
Are you ready for a challenge? 42% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 55% of GameFAQs users said RimWorld is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to ACB, RimWorld is suitable for players aged 18 and above.
Yes, RimWorld is Steam Deck Verified.
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • This game shows Steam Deck controller icons
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384 MB of RAM
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
Minimum:
  • OS: OSX 10.5
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384 MB of RAM
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 77 hours. 77% of users played RimWorld for over 80 hours.
Yes, RimWorld has broad critical consensus. 88% of critics on Metacritic recommend RimWorld. The Metascore is 87 out of 100.
92% of Fanatical users recommend RimWorld. The average review score is 4.8/5
Yes, 92% of Fanatical users and 88% of critics on Metacritic recommend RimWorld.
RimWorld was released on October 17, 2018
Yes, RimWorld supports MacOS.
Yes, RimWorld supports Linux.
RimWorld is published by Ludeon Studios
RimWorld was developed by Ludeon Studios
Fanatical users tagged RimWorld as Colony Sim, Base Building, Survival, and Strategy
Fanatical users tagged RimWorld as Management, Sci-fi, Space, and Western
Yes. Fanatical users tagged RimWorld as having Singleplayer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged RimWorld as Colony Sim
Yes, Fanatical users tagged RimWorld as Base Building
Yes, Fanatical users tagged RimWorld as Survival

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