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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Craftopia (2020) is an open-world creature collecting adventure from the creators of Palworld. You build an automated base of operations, collect creatures, explore islands and dungeons, and even fight fantastical monsters with swords and magical abilities. It's this eclectic mix of different play styles and the gleeful freedom to combine them in whatever way you can think of that makes it stand out.

You start on a singular island and work to build a life for yourself and advance your technology and abilities. How you do this is totally up to you. You can create a farm and harvest crops, collect creatures in monster prisons and make them work for you in large-scale industrial structures, or hone your combat skills by fighting monsters in Zelda-style dungeons using weapons and magical spells.

As you play, you advance through different Ages of infrastructure, granting you access to ever-more complex and intricate systems, letting you travel to new islands, and create vehicles, and automated machines to produce essential materials and goods. You also unlock new skills and abilities which expand your combat options letting you defeat stronger foes and triumph over ever-greater challenges.

The result is a wacky, mashup of different genres, ideas, and mechanics that, rather than feeling disjointed or confusing, create an eccentric and unusual space for creative ideas and experimentation. It's like Minecraft-meets-Breath of the Wild-meets-Pokémon with all the usual conventions thrown out the window in favour of greater player freedom and expression.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Craftopia 4 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 4 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action, Adventure and Collecting game with Creative, Fighting, Puzzle, Race, Role-Play and Simulation elements. You can play this by yourself or as a 8-player online game. You can play online with up to seven other people, working together to build, fight enemies, and more.

Cross-Play: Play across Xbox consoles.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 10 hours and 50 hours to complete. There is no end goal in the game, so you can play for tens of hours going on adventures, farming, collecting creatures, or anything else the game offers.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Moderate Violence.
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.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated Parental Guidance (PG) for Mild Violence, Mild Crude Humour, and Scary Scenes.

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. The sheer number of things to do can be overwhelming, but if there's something that's too difficult or requires more accuracy or precision than you have, you can always do something else instead.

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.


Craftopia usually costs £19.99 to £20.99.


XBox Store Xbox X|S £19.99
XBox Store Xbox One £19.99
Steam Store PC £20.99
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • You need a subscription to play online:
    • You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 04/09/2020, updated in 2021

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

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1 (8 online)

Genres: Action, Adventure, Collecting (Creative, Fighting, Puzzle, Race, Role-Play and Simulation)

Accessibility: 27 features

Components: 3D Third-Person, Cartoon, Open World and Weather

Developer: Pocketpair Games (@PocketpairGames)

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