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Rooted is an open-world survival game where you eke out an existence in a post-apocalyptic America where nature has retaken the cities and villages. You construct a base, scavenge for resources, and infiltrate the territories of rival survivors and groups. The post-apocalyptic setting is familiar from games like The Last Of Us, but here you can go where you want in a simulated environment where resources and shelter matter as much as bullets.

In the year 2100, following an international bacteriological war, modern society has collapsed, leaving only a handful of survivors scattered across the United States. In the ruins of metropolitan cities overrun by nature, danger still lurks at every corner. You work to ensure your survival by scavenging resources to make a base of operations and grow food, infiltrating enemy territory in the now tribal land, and even brave the city centres in search of answers.

Gameplay is a mix of exploring the ruins of our society and building your own settlement, either in the wilds or in the ruins of the towns and villages scattered across the vast and diverse open world. You can create traps to guard against wild animals and opportunistic hunters, automate mundane tasks like growing and harvesting food, and even generate electricity to use through the night. When exploring the cities and enemy territory, you need to be stealthy to avoid detection; if you're spotted, you use guns and other weapons you've salvaged to kill or injure, giving you time to make a quick getaway.

The result is a game where the challenge lies as much in mastering the environment as it does in combat - using the world to your advantage to gather resources and build a home allows you to better prepare for the many trials lying in wait; formulating ambitious strategies and plans for every situation rewards well.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Rooted 17 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 17 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Shooting and Simulation game with Action, Adventure, Collecting, Fighting, Narrative, Stealth and Traversal elements. You can play this by yourself or as a 3-player online game. You can play online with other people, working together to construct huge bases and exploring dangerous lands.

You can play this game in the following styles:


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

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 16.
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.

Skill Level

14+ 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. Changes in your situation require fast reactions - aiming and shooting guns and other weapons is required in certain scenarios. You should also be able to create a plan that will enable you to survive the complex 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 Series X|S.
  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 5.



Steam Store PC Coming Soon
PlayStation Store PS5 -
XBox Store Xbox X|S -
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • You need a subscription to play online:
    • You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 5.
    • You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with 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: Coming soon

Coming Soon: PC, PS5 and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Players: 1 (3 online)

Genres: Shooting, Simulation (Action, Adventure, Collecting, Fighting, Narrative, Stealth and Traversal)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

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

Developer: Rooted The Game (@RootedTheGame)

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