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Farworld Pioneers (2023) is a colony-building strategy game where you must adapt to extreme elements, grow self-sufficient communities and deal with aliens. It's a game with simple visuals but surprisingly open play, as you collect resources, develop technology and craft a home-from-home on the new planet.

Finding yourself crash-landed in a strange world, you work to survive. It's all played from side on with simple visuals. But this offers a world of possibilities for how you want to deal with the challenges you face. Warmth, shelter and food are only the start of what you need in this sandbox game. You take on changing weather conditions, seek out unique resources to research new technology and slowly take control of the planet.

As you progress you meet other characters and can assign them tasks to help create your base. Manage their needs well and help you go from survival to expansion. Venturing out often results in fast-paced combat with real-world physics - bullet drop, projectile speed, and spread all need to be considered.

The result is a game that draws on the building and exploration fun of Terraria but takes this in a more physics-based direction. The fun here is in discovering new items and weapons and then experimenting with them in the world for, sometimes, unexpected results.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Farworld Pioneers 13 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 8 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Strategy and World Building game with Action, Adventure, Fighting, Shooting, Simulation and Traversal elements. You can play this by yourself or as a 32-player online game. You can play the game cooperatively with other players online. Servers aim to accommodate up to 32 players.

You can play this game in the following styles:


We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for Strong Violence, Drugs.
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 the US. Rated ESRB TEEN for Violence, Blood, Use Of Drugs And Alcohol, and Crude Humor.

Skill Level

9+ 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. You need to be able to persevere and have the imagination that inspires you to take on big challenges. There's some detailed control of the characters and the building of structures. This is kept relatively simple because of the 2D visuals.


Farworld Pioneers usually costs £11.99 to £12.79.

Farworld Pioneers

XBox Store Xbox X|S £12.49 Free

Xbox Game Pass

XBox Store Xbox One £12.49 Free

Xbox Game Pass

PlayStation Store PS5 £11.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £11.99
Steam Store PC £12.79 Free

Xbox Game Pass

There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 30/05/2023

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1 (32 online)

Genres: Strategy, World Building (Action, Adventure, Fighting, Shooting, Simulation and Traversal)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On, Open World and Pixels

Developer: Igloosoft Games (@IgloosoftGames)

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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