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  • Summary: Lead a group of space settlers trying to establish a base on a remote planet. Grow food, collect energy, mine resources, survive disasters and build a self-sufficient colony in a harsh and unforgiving environment. [XBox.com]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. May 29, 2017
    80
    Overall, this is a game that I quickly became immersed in and one of the few review games that I will continue to play and replay even after my review is finished!
  2. May 18, 2017
    80
    Planetbase is a nice change of pace from the usual building simulators as the space environment brings up new challenges. Trying to make sure your colonists have enough of everything to keep them alive, and balancing this with fending off potential hazards and trying to earn yourself some money at the same time, is a genuinely fun challenge.
  3. May 16, 2017
    78
    Planetbase is a humble title with a simple visual aspect. Although playfully it becomes so deep. For a little money we can have a good number of hours at the console although sometimes the feeling of standing without doing anything can be lengthy.
  4. May 10, 2017
    70
    Once you learn how to build a self-sustaining colony, there’s a lot to do, but you simply have to remember not to do it too fast or you’ll expand too quickly and will suffer for it later on. There’s nothing like being well on your way to expanding, only to have a meteor destroy your oxygen tank or other life support system. Planetbase starts out incredibly infuriating but becomes really enjoyable after you make it over the steep learning curve. If you’re looking for a colonization simulator that controls well on console, look no further than Planetbase.
  5. Aug 17, 2017
    60
    I like aspects of Planetbase, and I want to like all of it because it’s a nice premise, but it’s really hard to look past its frustrating aspects. The slow pace of expansion can make it a relaxing game to play, but when those frustrations creep in it wipes out any chance of relaxing. In a world where Cities: Skylines exists as such an excellent city-builder on Xbox One, Planetbase suffers in comparison. Going from landing party to self-sufficiency to thriving extra-terrestrial metropolis is a pleasing arc, but at times the game conspires against your efforts to play it.
  6. May 10, 2017
    60
    Planetbase has all the requirements of a top simulation experience, but the overbearing difficulty and need for perfection throughout makes this title feel more like a chore than anything else.
  7. May 21, 2017
    58
    Planetbase is a space simulator where players have to lead a group of space settlers who are trying to form a base on an isolated planet. It is a complex proposal where players must manage different type of resources to have success. There are 29 structures which user can build to use the different resources with the help of 4 types of settlers and 3 robot units, facing all the difficulties off each of the 4 environments that Planetbase have. It's a different way to become a Pathfinder, something that fans of this genre will appreciate.

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  1. Jun 14, 2017
    9
    TBH, I think this is a game that requires a certain type of player. First and foremost, you need to crave a challenge. Too many people fail aTBH, I think this is a game that requires a certain type of player. First and foremost, you need to crave a challenge. Too many people fail a few times and give up on a game. A good example of this is Dark Souls... either you love it or you quit before the first boss. If you love Dark Souls and also love strategy games, you'll love this game. Patience is also absolutely required. If you build quickly, you're toast. Another thing... manage your landing permissions very carefully. Good luck! Expand
  2. Jun 7, 2018
    5
    Its a fun little strategy game, for a short period of time. It falls short on building variations and overstocks you on alot of supplies..youIts a fun little strategy game, for a short period of time. It falls short on building variations and overstocks you on alot of supplies..you will be building a TON of warehouses to get 300 population. The ai needs improvement as they are starving and right next to a stocked food machine, yet wont eat. If you can get this game on sale like I did for I think about $10, its worth it to add to your collection. Maybe the devs. can adjust the AI and add some more diversity to the buildings. At least it doesnt have Denuvo and asking $40. I can recommend on a sale, even the $20 isnt as bad as some games with as low of content ask. Expand