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RimWorld

4.8 out of 5
195 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?
77.65% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Difficulty Statistics

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Simple
0.76%
Easy
2.29%
Just Right
42.75%
Tough
50.38%
Unforgiving
3.82%
Don't Ragequit! 50.38%  of players consider this game to be Tough

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
6.9%
Played It
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Beat It
36.55%
Conquered It
10.34%
Completionist! 10.34%  of players have Conquered It

RimWorld User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 195 ratings
92% of users would recommend this.
4.8

User Ratings Breakdown

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Recommended

Pajama Samuel
Verified purchase
Rimworld is one of the best indie games that has been made. It has infinite replayability and there’s just something about it that makes you not want to put it down. It’s very much a make your own fun kind of game, but I also love that there is an end goal if you choose to work towards that and you can actually “beat” the game.
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Recommended

LapioPimo
Verified purchase
You can sink countless hours on just the base game. On top of that, there is Steam Workshop support integrated to add quality-of-life improvements and content for even more hours of fun! Dlc's are probably a must if you plan to sink hundreds of hours into this game.
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High Expectations, Disappointing Reality

Fanatical User
Verified purchase
I had very, very high hopes for this game. On the surface, it seemed like the ideal game for me. I love colony sims and interesting, branching stories, so I came in expecting to absolutely love this game. However, I almost immediately got bored. The learning curve is very steep and it took forever to figure out how to use certain features on my own. I forced myself to keep playing just in case it got better. However, I never felt invested in the generated stories and the events that came my way were uninteresting and felt separate from the game. The gameplay itself was decent once I learned how to manage things, but it never got to the level of enjoyment I find from other similar games, so I just decided to go back to those instead. On the surface, Rim World seems like a great game, but I found it really lacks character and intrigue. The gameplay is alright, but not enough to warrant a purchase in my opinion.
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Fantastic colony sim, endless replayability

Vairosean
Verified purchase
Rimworld is a fantastic game, with an endless replay potential. You have plenty of content to try out in the base game, there are two thematic expansions, and full modding support (Ludeon forums and Steam workshop). Given how many scenarios you can try out and how many challenges you can take, the game will certainly be worth its price (especially on a deal).
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Recommended

AnnanFay
Verified purchase
Great game, but the 5 stars probably gives that away What I like most is the flexability the game gives you. Sure, you can turn the game into a war-crime simulator but that's up to player choice. You can play the game on hard difficulty with frequent pauses as a pseudo strategy game where every choice matters, or without pausing for a real time experience. Once you add all the great mods to the mix the amount of ways to play the game become near infinite. Even the experience of creating a mod could be considered a way of playing the game. RimWorld has great modding framework built in so I see the already great modding community continuing to grow pushing the base game in even more new directions.
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Recommended

Jon
Verified purchase
Had some trouble getting into this game. It can be very unforgiving and doesn't offer much guidance as far as game mechanics. I've had several runs end by things seemingly completely out of my control. It's definitely something I'll come back to at some point, but I'm moving on for now.
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Recommended

Emil
Verified purchase
An absolutely amazing game. It's ruthless, unforgiving, silly and an absolute joy to play. Your favorite colonist will get killed by a swarm of infected Yorkshire Terriers. It's run by developers who listen to the community and love their game. When you're bored of the base game it has an amazing modding community that gives unlimited replayability.
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Recommended

Ben
Verified purchase
Fantastic game. Have dabbled in simulators over the years (had Sim City 2000 as a kid and, despite being awful at it even with cheats, sank hours into it) and this is one of the most robust I've ever tried. Huge amount of depth and have barely scratched the surface in the 30 hours I've sunk in. Still very accessible despite the complexity. The story telling element is not to be underestimated; I lost a colonist early (a few hours) in my first real playthrough and almost quit, I'd already become attached to the character. Great game.
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Frequently Asked Questions

There are 4 editions. They are Standard Edition, Horror Pack, Starter Pack, and with all expansions
Horror Pack contains:
  • Rimworld
  • RimWorld Anomaly
with all expansions contains:
  • RimWorld
  • RimWorld - Ideology - DLC
  • RimWorld - Royalty - DLC
  • RimWorld - Biotech - DLC
Available DLCs for RimWorld include Biotech, Ideology, Royalty, and Name in Game Access
Are you ready for a challenge? 43% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 54% 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. 78% 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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