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Scrap Mechanic (2016) is an open world-building game where you collect materials that are used to design machines, vehicles and buildings. You start at the site of a crashed spaceship, with just a few items and must hunt for supplies, fuel and food in order to survive.

You explore the world using your created vehicles and take on a variety of indigenous robots that attack you on sight. Winning these fights results in useful parts from the robots. The Totebots, for example, have heads that can be used to make music, Haybots can be refined for crafting.

The building is a simple snapping together of the different functional elements you find. But you can also specify how the different elements interact with each other, provide power and offer controls to the driver.

There is a creative mode, where you can focus on building with all the items in the game freely available. Here you can make an endless variety of buildings, vehicles, and machines, none of which require energy or fuel to function.

There is a challenge mode, where you are tasked with building 40 fun and testing challenges as well as the ability to create your own challenges and share with friends online.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Scrap Mechanic 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 Action, Adventure, Race, Shooting and Simulation elements. You can play this by yourself or as a 5-player online game.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 12 hours and 14 hours to complete. The main playtime comes from the extended creation and messing around with other players online.


Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 7.
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

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You need to get around the world, collect materials and construct detailed machines. Younger players can enjoy the sandbox mode. The survival mode introduces more combat and aiming.


Scrap Mechanic usually costs £14.99.

Scrap Mechanic

Steam Store PC £14.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 20/01/2016

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1 (5 online)

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

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

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

Developer: Axolot Games (@AxolotGames)

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