- Summary: First released on Xbox 360 in 2011, FortressCraft became one of the best-selling Xbox downloadable games of all time. The new version - FortressCraft Evolved – has been recreated from the ground up in Unity to produce a new, more powerful experience in creative world building.
Positive: 14 out of 14
Mixed: 0 out of 14
Negative: 0 out of 14
Jul 27, 2016Few games have held my attention as long as FortressCraft: Evolved! From the early days building on the Xbox version to the logisticsFew games have held my attention as long as FortressCraft: Evolved! From the early days building on the Xbox version to the logistics masterpiece that it has grown into on PC there's literally hundreds of hours of entertainment to be had. I've clocked over 700 hours as of this review having recently started my 10th or so progression world. Every time you play through it grows and changes with the regular patch cycle as player feedback helps shape the game.
The game can be thought of as a mix of Minecraft and Factorio but there are elements of other games like TDs and if you're familiar with Creeper World then you absolutely must get the recently released expansion which plays a lot like defense against the Creeper.
The game is largely focused on logistics and automation with lesser focuses on exploration and combat. Where it shines is the almost unlimited ways that problems can be solved with the almost uncountable machines at your disposal. Last I checked there's several hundred unique machines in the game.
Just recently the game has added mod support and Steam Workshop is due to release next week (August 2016). The modding API is great to work with and I've released several mods of my own. It was easy to learn (I didn't even know C# before I started!) and there's a great community of modders eager to help others learn. With the Workshop comes easy access to downloading and installing mods that opens up new machine options that can be easily added into any world.
This just touches on a few of the great aspects of the game. To go into detail on everything would take pages more. I can only recommend checking it out for yourself. It easy qualifies as one of my favorite games of all time.… Expand
Jul 27, 2016So far the greatest game I discovered this year, which completely drew me in and offers a very good balance between challenge and a rewardingSo far the greatest game I discovered this year, which completely drew me in and offers a very good balance between challenge and a rewarding experience. It strongly focuses on automation, with several unique mechanics. Even though the graphics are similar to minecraft the game does not play similar at all.
Also the developer is very active on forums and continuously updates the game.… Expand
Jul 29, 2016Great game. it is quite complex, automate the collection of ores while fighting mobs, if there's one thing I learned from this game is that ifGreat game. it is quite complex, automate the collection of ores while fighting mobs, if there's one thing I learned from this game is that if something is not working right is because you do not has built enough (turrets, batteries, extractors) for those who like to challenge and exploration that's the game!… Expand
Jul 27, 2016I'm a 33 years old gamer who has been playing video games since I was a kid. I'm getting very hard to satisfy. I rarelly really love aI'm a 33 years old gamer who has been playing video games since I was a kid. I'm getting very hard to satisfy. I rarelly really love a game. Maybe 1 or 2 games per year.
This one is 2016's highlight for me. I'm 180 hours and loving it.
Cross over between Factorio and Minecraft, with more depth then both game combined.
NOT super-user friendly. A little slow at start.
But never insults the gamer's intelligence.
So many things to try/explore/discover.
Also worth mentionning that it is developped by a single guy who streams (Youtube) 100% of his progress on the game.
Love it.… Expand
Oct 30, 2017The first time I saw this game, I thougt "just another minecraft clone"... I was so wrong.... The depth and complexity of the game is justThe first time I saw this game, I thougt "just another minecraft clone"... I was so wrong.... The depth and complexity of the game is just mind blowing. If I had to describe the game, I´d say it´s kind of a mix of minecraft, factorio and tower defense. The main part of the game (after a couple of hours into the game) is building and automation. If you get into this, beware the hours you´ll spend here!… Expand
Jul 27, 2016What this game lacks in polish it makes up for in depth and complexity. Fortresscraft Evolved! is what you would get if you put Minecraft,What this game lacks in polish it makes up for in depth and complexity. Fortresscraft Evolved! is what you would get if you put Minecraft, Factorio, and Defense Grid into a blender. Though it is awesome, this game is not for those who are easily discouraged. But if you've got the right stuff you will be amazed at what this game's systems allow you to do. One of the Steam Achievements is to smelt 1 million metal bars. This would be ludicrous in any other game and you will think it's crazy when you start off, but once you are smelting 100, then 200, then 500 bars per minute it will almost seem trivial. The developer is a bit eccentric, but he keeps adding to the game, improving it and expanding it. If you are brave you can sign up for the "bleeding edge" build which updates every 2 or 3 days giving a near constant stream of new machines, balance tweaks, and new features. For the less crazy, the game receives a major update about once a month that is more stable and polished. This is the best value for money of any game I've played in the past 2 years.… Expand
Jul 26, 2016You'll like this game if you like these sorts of games. :-)
So what is this game? It's a game about automation and efficiency first andYou'll like this game if you like these sorts of games. :-)
So what is this game? It's a game about automation and efficiency first and foremost, a little portion of tower defense thrown in there. It's one of those games where you have so much to do and trying to prioritize what you think will help you the most is part of the fun. Do you go caving to try to find gems or do you dig deeper?
A few things to be prepared for; the game is in active development and feels very much like a beta game rather than a release. (The game itself is stable, for the record). Things are changing often. The developer(s) are very active in the Steam forums.… Expand