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My Time at Sandrock (2022) is a life-simulating role-play game where you restore a run-down town. It's set in the same wholesome yet post-apocalyptic world as My Time at Portia. You start by working as a builder, but soon discover a world of things to do and people to help.

It's up to you to gather resources, build machines, workshops and production machines to restore the town's former glory. As you do this, you explore a huge desert world with ruins to find, ancient relics from the Old World, dangerous dungeons and their denizens.

Your workshop is an intricate set of machines that produce parts of the structures needed for the town. Each is assembled piece by piece at first. You can also craft items needed by over 30 characters, with their own story.

As you progress you learn to fight, level up your skills and hone a character that excels at either crafting, combat or social skills depending on your play style. Eventually, you will have the town built and can take your profits and convert the empty prairie lands around you into farmable land for a more leisurely lifestyle, then sell your crops, or transform them into delicious dishes.

Our examiner, Ellen Robertson, first checked My Time at Sandrock 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 2 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure and Role-Play game with Action, Collecting and Strategy elements. This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 60 hours and 80 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Violence. This game features mild violence. Players can choose to spar with other characters in a boxing ring. Numbers indicate damage and characters flinch or are knocked backwards when hit. There are no visible injuries and the violence is non-realistic. It is also possible to fight non-human creatures, while resources are being gathered. Violence against these characters is similar to violence against humans, except that they vanish in a puff of smoke when defeated. This is sometimes aimed at non-human characters, while resources are gathered, or at human characters to spar with them. Violence is rather cartoony and there are no visible injuries. There is some use of very mild terms, such as 'damn', and a simple card game with no gambling involved.

Skill Level

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The simple exploration and gentle gameplay work for younger players. You do need to have some tenacity in planning and building to progress, but there's little time pressure on this. Design and layout skills also mean players can enjoy the character maker and home customisation aspects. The combat elements may require some adult input for the very young.


My Time at Sandrock usually costs £29.99 to £34.99. 

My Time at Sandrock

XBox StoreSALE Xbox One £33.49 £25.11 at the moment Free

Xbox Game Pass

XBox StoreSALE PC £33.49 £25.11 at the moment Free

Xbox Game Pass

Switch Store Switch £30.59
Switch Store Switch £30.59
Steam Store PC £34.99
PlayStation Store PS5 £29.99
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There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 26/05/2022, updated in 2024

Price: 25% off

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Role-Play (Action, Collecting and Strategy)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

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

Developer: Pathea Games (@PatheaGames)

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