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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Slime Rancher 2 (2022) is a farming simulation game where rather than chickens, sheep or cows, you farm slimes. You explore the oceanic world to find slimes to use on your farm to generate income and steadily upgrade your land. It stands out for whimsical open-world farming and exploration, but also requires nuanced slime breeding and selling to make a surprisingly deep experience.

Play involves exploring a new open-world setting that's different from the first game. It offers more verticality and secret areas, inspired by oversized ocean shallows and coral. As you explore, you find slime species with new characteristics that are unique to this sequel. You capture them to bring them back to your base and farm. Slimes can be crossbred and changed by feeding them different items and the plorts produced by other species. If a slime eats more than two different plorts, it becomes an aggressive malevolent black slime called a Tarr, which causes havoc and must be washed away with precious water.

The many different kinds of slime you can farm lead to a complex web of collecting, feeding and breeding. This is extended by the scarcity of a particular slime determining its plort's market price, a small touch that adds a layer of realism to the otherwise unreal experience. the money you gain from selling plorts can be used to upgrade your farm and your traversal abilities, letting you explore further and gather even more slimes.

The result is a game that combines exploration and traversal with lighthearted farming, creating a laidback experience that's silly fun. However, to do really well still requires strategy and careful collecting, breeding, and selling, to make the most out of what you have.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Slime Rancher 2 a year ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 9 days ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure and Simulation game with Action, Collecting, Platform, Shooting and Strategy elements. This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 8 hours and 15 hours to complete. The game is very open-ended, but to get a good farm created takes about ten hours. To see and do everything takes longer, and you can continue to grow your operation for as long as you want.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. There's some strategy involved in managing your farm and making a profit, and exploring some areas can be tricky, but the concept appeals to children of all ages and gathering slimes for your farm is very straightforward.

CostsCosts

Slime Rancher 2 usually costs £23.99 to £24.99. 

Slime Rancher 2

XBox Store Xbox X|S £24.99 Free

Xbox Game Pass

Steam StoreSALE PC £23.99 £16.79 until 27/07/2024
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There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 22/09/2022

Price: 30% off

Out Now: PC and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Simulation (Action, Collecting, Platform, Shooting and Strategy)

Accessibility: 27 features

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

Developer: Monomi Park (@MonomiPark)


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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