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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."
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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

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Recommended

phantom
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amazing game and amazing price from fanatical.
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Lars
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If you’re willing to put some time into learning how it goes (YouTube tutorials or streams) you can have many hours of fun. Similar to Dwarf Fortress it’s not so much about winning, it’s about the craziness that emerges along the way.
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Recommended

Pretty deep
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As fun as it gets, really intricate and detailed
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AnIkeMain
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It's no secret why Rimworld is one of the most popular indie strategy games on the market: it's a simple survival game at its core but has incredibly deep, interlinking mechanics that will take hundreds of hours to master. Small achievements are satisfying and the random events make for some great stories. There's a lot going on, so it's got a steep learning curve, but it does a good job of tutorializing and there are plenty of guides online. It also has a super active modding community, so the content level is truly boundless.
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Game Good. Spend 1000s of hours in it. 100s of hours of content. Boundless.

Ko
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This is a game you can spend easily 100+ hours in. You can make a meaningful and impactful story that you narrate. It is a sci-fi, open world, story building simulator. You want to capture a raider and run experiments on him? Do it. You want to raise a town that's peaceful and trades with the rest of the planet without getting involved in interplanetary politics? Do it. You can really almost do anything you put your mind to in this game. It has a learning curve but after you figure that out. You can mindlessly spend 100+ hours in this game. Any game that is around this price, has over 100+ hours of content and play time that is Single player, gets an amazing recommendation from me.
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Not Recommended

Moose
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Developer flat out refuses to add Steam achievements.
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Recommended

Fiery
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I bought the game after a recommendation from a friend and was surprised by how fun it is so far I have put a few hours into it and still finding out new things to do. I would recommend this game to players who like adventure/colony games you won't regret your purchase it's a great game.
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Recommended

Raven
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One of the best games I've ever played since the DOS era (think heroes of might and magic 1, transport tycoon, jagged alliance, etc.) and definitely the last 20 years. This game is INCREDIBLE fun. It expands your creativity, as you're pretty much unbound in the game (so much freedom), which is the difference between the majority of games out there (scripted => limited replayability) and this one (infinite replayability). This game is very well made by a brilliant game engineer with fast support and fixes if there are any bugs or flaws, since the start and still ongoing. The gamelogic is made very well (fast and flawless - just think how incredible complex the Ideology addition alone is for all the possible combinations and that in combination with the other dlcs), where as rng and raids expand on replayability. There is a reason why this is the highest rated game on Steam, for good reasons. If you don't have this game yet, you should. Dlc's are not required, because there are tons of mods on Steam, but, they are definitely worth it and expand some core mechanics and combat. Plus, you'd support Tynan in to expanding this excellent game even further!
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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.
  • This game shows Steam Deck controller icons
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
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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