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Islanders (2019) is a city-building game where you carefully place structures to earn points from their geographic location and relation to other features and buildings on your islands. Earn enough points and you unlock new buildings and eventually the chance to move to a new island.

At the start, you see a small randomly generated island and have a small pack of basic buildings. The puzzle challenge slowly unfolds but doesn't ramp up difficulty or complexity too much. This is a game that you can take at your own pace and find an enjoyable rhythm in playing.

Unlike other city or world-building games, there's no grind of work to gather or manage resources, it's all about the careful placement of each building to earn enough points to unlock the next one.

Very young players will enjoy the sandbox mode where you can build your island communities without worrying about scoring points.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Islanders 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 9 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Strategy game with Creative, Simulation and World Building elements. This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: It takes between 5 minutes and half an hour to play a round of this game.


This game is good if you want to:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Because of the simple and limited choices for each island puzzle, quite young players can enjoy this. It does get more complex as you progress so help from a more experienced player can be useful.


Islanders usually costs £2.39 to £4.79.


XBox Store Xbox One £4.19
Steam Store PC £4.79
Steam Store Mac £4.79

Islanders: Console Edition

PlayStation Store PS4 £2.39
Switch Store Switch £4.49
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
Island Console Edition offers the experience on consoles. 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 04/04/2019, updated in 2021

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Strategy (Creative, Simulation and World Building)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Overhead and Cartoon

Developer: Grizzly Games (@_GrizzlyGames)

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