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Trailmakers (2020) is a game where you explore an open world in vehicles you have made from Lego-like blocks. Build a car, a plane, a boat or a combination of these, a car plane boat. The game's physics encourages players to imaginatively combine propulsion, floatation, wheels, grapples and magnets to create machines that can get to the far reaches of the world and collect more building materials.

Take your machines on exciting rally races, and dangerous exploration missions, or build the craziest contraptions you can imagine in our huge sandbox. It makes engineering easy but still nurtures engineering thinking. Each block has unique features like shape, weight and functionality. They can be broken off, refitted and used to build something new. Individually the blocks are fairly simple, but combined, the possibilities are endless.

In the Stranded in Space game mode you crash land on an alien planet and must escape by rebuilding your spaceship from scrap. Explore the planet to collect the parts you need, but beware of the many dangers that lie ahead.

In the Trailmakers Rally mode, you start with just a few basic building blocks and a go-kart track. Progress through the Rally by earning bronze, silver or gold medals. Each race you unlock will give you new blocks to put on your vehicle. With ingenuity, racing skills and perseverance, you will be putting jet engines on your car in no time.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Trailmakers 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 4 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Creative and Traversal game with Adventure, Race and Simulation elements. You can play this by yourself or as a 4-player online game. All game modes are available as single-player and multiplayer.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 12 hours and 16 hours to complete. The main Stranded in Space story can be completed in 12 hours, but that just scratches the tip of the iceberg in creative playtime the game offers.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Mild 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 General (G) for Very Mild Violence.

Skill Level

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. The mechanical side of Trailmakers makes it a good fit for older children. Because there are a range of modes and challenges, some suit different ages better than others. Provided there is a more experienced player at hand there's no reason even very young kids can't get into this mechanical engineering world.

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.

CostsCosts

Trailmakers usually costs £19.49.
 

Trailmakers

Steam Store PC £19.49
XBox Store Xbox One Free Free

Xbox Game Pass

XBox Store PC Free Free

Xbox Game Pass

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 Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One.
 
You can buy Hat Packs and Skin Packs for cosmetic enhancements. The Trailmakers Deluxe Edition includes these in-game purchases for free. 
 
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.
 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 28/02/2020

Out Now: PC and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1 (4 online)

Genres: Creative, Traversal (Adventure, Race and Simulation)

Accessibility: 33 features

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

Developer: Flashbulbgames (@Flashbulbgames)


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