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Generally favorable reviews- based on 338 Ratings

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  • Summary: A sci-fi colony sim driven by an intelligent AI storyteller. Inspired by Dwarf Fortress and Firefly. Generates stories by simulating psychology, ecology, gunplay, melee combat, climate, biomes, diplomacy, interpersonal relationships, art, medicine, trade, and more.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Nov 30, 2018
    100
    Stories, stories, stories. RimWorld sets you up for an ever changing game in which only your engagement remains the same, potentially for hundreds of hours. And when you’re done with the vanilla version of RimWorld, there are thousands of mods that enhance or change the game in such a way that it is all fresh again. I am in awe of RimWorld, and it deserves a Big Fat 10 out of 10.
  2. Oct 18, 2018
    100
    Rimworld is a new standard in survival/strategy sims, and has emerged from early access with grace. Now the REAL fun can begin...
  3. CD-Action
    Nov 14, 2019
    95
    The diversity of environments significantly enriches the game and challenges experienced players in new conditions every time. It’s a hellishly good game – for me an addiction that makes me go back to it and reach for more and more. [13/2018, p.84]
  4. Nov 30, 2018
    90
    This strategy game offers survival and business simulation in one package. With the player learning from trial and error, numerous unpredictable events bring additional challenges to solve, while enriching the story at the same time.
  5. Nov 11, 2018
    85
    Successful mixture of strategy, tower defense, survival sandbox and sci-fi story generator with a guaranteed high replay value.
  6. Jan 9, 2019
    75
    A satisfying colony-building sandbox with a lot of replayability that suffers from a lack of polish in the UI. A great aesthetic and quirky sci-fi take on the genre mean there is a lot to like here, it just takes a little digging to get there.
  7. Jan 8, 2019
    74
    An imaginative management game but a weak story generator.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 64
  2. Negative: 1 out of 64
  1. Mar 29, 2019
    10
    A fantastic game with beautiful combination of strategy and management. Modding makes it nearing perfection. Do not be turned away by theA fantastic game with beautiful combination of strategy and management. Modding makes it nearing perfection. Do not be turned away by the graphics. This game has so much depth that it makes you dream about it in your sleep. Tynan, thank you for this masterpiece. Expand
  2. Dec 19, 2018
    10
    After almost 1000 hours into beta 19 and now with the 1.0 release, I can say that this is one of the best indie games i've ever played.
  3. Oct 18, 2018
    10
    After 500+ hours with this during early access and the beta versions, this is about the best $30 I’ve ever spent. If you want a truly landmarkAfter 500+ hours with this during early access and the beta versions, this is about the best $30 I’ve ever spent. If you want a truly landmark game that can run on almost any computer and provides a nearly limitless amount of entertainment, you don't need me to tell you to pick this one up. Congrats to Tynan (the main dev) and the rest at Ludeon! Expand
  4. Feb 2, 2020
    10
    With 30+ hours of Rim-world experience I am confidently sharing my opinion so far. This game is amazing. I feel like the massive amount ofWith 30+ hours of Rim-world experience I am confidently sharing my opinion so far. This game is amazing. I feel like the massive amount of mods and mod community scenarios available I will never get bored. The game has an amazing depth and the depth is fun, not overwhelming. Please give this a try, for the price you will get way more than your monies worth. Expand
  5. Dec 2, 2018
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I love the complexity of this game. It feels, like everything matters. Each character you get, each resource, even time. You need to think, use your area to last bit and be prepared for everything. Got something about 200+ hours, still no save with end game. But looking towards finishing this awesome masterpiece. Oh, and not to forget, if this game look empty for you, there are mods, so enjoy everything you want. Expand
  6. Oct 7, 2019
    10
    Game Masterpiece!
    Потрясающая генерация мира, огромное разнообразие игровых механик, богатая библиотека модификаций, огромная кастомизация
    Game Masterpiece!
    Потрясающая генерация мира, огромное разнообразие игровых механик, богатая библиотека модификаций, огромная кастомизация всего и вся.
    Отлично подойдёт, чтобы сесть на часок, а встать в четыре утра.
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  7. Feb 26, 2020
    2
    Story telling? Just a very basic game that requires a lot of imagination for a story. Would maybe have been great in 1999, but this is notStory telling? Just a very basic game that requires a lot of imagination for a story. Would maybe have been great in 1999, but this is not enjoyable for me today Expand

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