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Conan Exiles (2017) is an online survival game, set in the lands of Conan the Barbarian. Similar to games like Ark or Green Hell, you start with nothing and must use resources you find in the open-world sandbox. On your own or with friends, you build a base and craft useful items as you work your way from peasant to a mighty barbarian and then fight to dominate your enemies in epic siege wars.

What strikes you first is the living breathing world that you must pay attention to if you are to survive. Dress well or light a campfire to stay warm and make sure to cool yourself down in the heat. Hunt, cook, eat, and drink to stay alive. Build a shelter to weather scouring sandstorms. Be careful when exploring darkened ruins or you might become corrupted by foul magic.

You can build complex dwellings that grow to become small cities. This can offer you a base of operations from which you can wage war using swords, bows, siege weapons, or even take control of giant avatars of the gods to crush the homes of your enemies.

There is a lot to see as you travel through the seamless world: rolling sand dunes of the southern desert, mysterious eastern swamp and snow-capped mountains of the frozen north. All of it is fully explorable. Climb anywhere and experience full freedom of exploration.

As you progress more options for advancement are offered to you. Align yourself with one of four deities. Bring your sacrifices to the altar of your god then summon and take control of their huge, towering avatar. Depending on where you built your home, different types of monsters will attack and try to destroy it.

The world is populated with different civilisations. From the Black Keep in the north to the Dregs along the southern river, discover the ruins of ancient civilizations and solve their mysteries to gain access to their treasure. Uncover the history of the Exiled Lands you as you explore, uncover lore, and meet computer controlled characters.

For maximum flexibility over how hard the game is, play on your own world and you can customise the game parameters. Change your progression speed, spawn monsters, turn yourself invisible, deactivate avatars.

Our examiner, Tyler Brinkman, first checked Conan Exiles 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 7 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Simulation and Strategy game with Action, Fighting and Role-Play elements. You can play this by yourself or as a 40-player online game. Conan Exiles can be played in full single-player, co-op, or persistent online multiplayer. A clan is limited to 10 players on official servers. Player versus Computer servers can handle up to 70 people playing co-opertively.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 80 hours and 100 hours to complete. Beyond the 30 hour main story, the wider game can take as much as 200 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 18 for Extreme Violence. Not suitable for persons under 18 years of age. This game contains frequent depictions of gross violence. During combat, human characters can be dismembered and decapitated with specific moves, strong blood and gore is shown, with pools of blood and body parts scattered on the floor. This game also contains full frontal nudity of both male and female characters, however, the context is non-sexual.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Account Rating

  • You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4.


Conan Exiles usually costs £33.99 to £44.99.

Conan Exiles

There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
  • You need a subscription to play online:
    • You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4.
    • You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 30/01/2017, updated in 2018

Out Now: PC, PS4, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Players: 1 (40 online)

Genres: Simulation, Strategy (Action, Fighting and Role-Play)

Accessibility: 31 features

Components: 3D Third-Person, Day and Night, Open World and Persistant World

Developer: Funcom (@Funcom)

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