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Generally favorable reviews- based on 235 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: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  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. Oct 26, 2018
    95
    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 the beginning, and every session with this game was superb. The same comment applies now.
  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: 37 out of 39
  2. Negative: 1 out of 39
  1. Feb 17, 2019
    10
    fantastic,complete game. the graphics are simplistic but beautiful (in my opinion),and the simplicity make it easier to run bigger colonies onfantastic,complete game. the graphics are simplistic but beautiful (in my opinion),and the simplicity make it easier to run bigger colonies on PC of less quality. the game is complex and don't hold your hands, its your errors and the culpability they bring you who hold your hands. the modding community is alive and make the game better. 100/10 Expand
  2. Jan 1, 2019
    10
    Infinite variation, easy to pick up, impossible to master, creates a story that is different every time and draws you in. Just what you needInfinite variation, easy to pick up, impossible to master, creates a story that is different every time and draws you in. Just what you need in a strategy game. This is gameplay. This is not pretty. You will not care that it is not pretty (though I deducted a point for a few clunky UI/UX). Expand
  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. Nov 1, 2018
    10
    Buy people, capture people, force the captured people to eat corpses of their friends, sell their organs. - Rimworld
  5. Nov 17, 2018
    10
    Rimworld came into my world out of nowhere. I bought the game on a whim, launched it, and a few moments later it began telling me its firstRimworld came into my world out of nowhere. I bought the game on a whim, launched it, and a few moments later it began telling me its first story. The story of Chi:

    Chi is ugly as ****, so he saved up what he could and went for plastic surgery…
    That was the last thing he remembered, when he woke up below the remnants of his escape pod on an unknown distant planet - bruised, naked and covered in slime. Bummer. And he was still ugly as ****. Bummer. Bummer!
    Chi doesn't give up easily, though. He is not a whimp, so he built himself a home from nothing.
    In a year he went from sleeping on the cold hard ground, picking berries and chewing on raw rat meat to having a real kitchen (with a fridge!), a comfy bed and heater to warm him during the cold winter nights.
    He even made an acquaintance, a friend (kind of). The acquaintance was an actor named Tom. Tom came screaming into Chi's life, fleeing the club wielding maniac who was close behind him. Chi and Tom somehow managed to survive the fight against the aggressor, and Tom chose to stay in Chi's crib (although he didn’t like Chi, because he really IS ugly as ****).
    Another year went by, and Chi and Tom managed to get along. This was probably because Chi is a night owl who enjoys sleeping during the day and working in the moonlight. They only crossed each other during breakfast/dinner.
    Everything was… well, not peaceful, but at least without events such as starvation, disease or violent murder… for a while.
    Until the day, they received a message, telling them that Chi's sister had somehow arrived on the same planet and was now being held captive by a group not too dissimilar to Chi and Tom.
    They gathered their best (awful) weapons and went on a journey to save the poor girl (who was also ugly as ****).
    The mission turned out to be slightly more challenging than anticipated.
    Two bandits had locked Chi's sister up in a small shed, so far, so good... but the place was defended by gun turrets and bloody mortar fire!
    Chi and Tom only had a spiked club and an old six shooter, but as I said - Chi doesn't give up easily.!
    He ordered Tom to shoot at the solar panel, which provided power to the gun turrets, while Chi himself started running.
    Chi dodged whistling bullets and flying shrapnel from mortar explosions as he screamed for death and revenge.
    Somehow, he didn't die.
    Chi's sister was saved.
    Tom was blown to bits by mortar shells.
    They buried Tom next to the solar panel.
    Brother and sister went back to Chi's little hideout and lived on a little while longer…

    Rimworld is a storyteller. Rimworld is an absolutely awesome game, because Rimworld is FUN! Rimworld is ugly as ****, but somehow this makes everything exactly right. It underlines the fact that it is all about the story and the gameplay – most of all the story. Rimworld is hard and unforgiving. Rimworld is stealing my sleep. Rimworld is never leaving my hard disk…
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  6. Oct 23, 2018
    10
    Didn't play the early access, have the whole new fresh experience now :) Totally my game!
  7. Feb 10, 2019
    0
    This game is an rng for bad event nightmare; I had previously written a review that seems to be non existent, although all the positiveThis game is an rng for bad event nightmare; I had previously written a review that seems to be non existent, although all the positive garbage reviews are visible. This site has become a scam and its not nth first time this has happened. Expand

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