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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. []
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. May 29, 2017
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Jun 6, 2022
    Easy to learn but also difficult to solve it. Great game which is not so expensive.
  2. Jun 14, 2017
    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
  3. Mar 31, 2023
    I used to have this game, Planetbase Digital Edition on Xbox, until Xbox banned my whole gamertag 15+ year old account with over $10k inI used to have this game, Planetbase Digital Edition on Xbox, until Xbox banned my whole gamertag 15+ year old account with over $10k in digital games, movies, tv series, dlc all for something I posted in a GAME REVIEW yet they cant quote me as to what exactly I said and respond to my BBB complaint with "we have no obligation to provide evidence" when I violate their fragile "TOS". The multi-billion dollar business has no obligation to provide valid evidence for something so permanent as a PERMAMENT SUSPENSION FROM ACCESSING ANY OF YOUR PAID FOR CONTENT ON THEIR SYSTEM?!?! The thing CANT leave any real hateful comments and cuss words in reviews or XBOX doesn't even even save them, just blanks it out like you didn't type anything at all. Also I would've never said anything that warrants this kind of permament suspension, at worst I was talking crap on EAs Sims 4 predatory gaming practices of cutting a main game up and selling it to you in 20-$40 "game & expansion packs". So the suspension is complete BS, groups of circle jerks can get together and report something you typed as offensive and it auto-bans you and some lame gamer on a power-trip volunteering for their "ambassador" program (more circle jerks with fragile egos) reviews the ban and appeal. Boycott Xbox, they don't deserve your money with their "woke" parenting of even the lamest of things like GAME REVIEWS. I literally cant even sign into my account to access offline content, its ALL GONE thanks to an Abusive system MS lets auto-handle, the first miss steps of "AI". Buyers BEWARE. Expand