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Factorio Review
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Posted: 10 months ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Factorio is a construction strategy game where you crash-land on an alien planet and must harvest resources to create industry to build a rocket to escape (or fall in love with running your factory and stay on longer).

Factorio is a construction management simulation where you control your resources by clicking and dragging. The pressure is on to survive, so you must locate and harvest resources quickly to make the tools and machines you need.

From humble beginnings you create a complex factory system that takes in raw materials and creates all manner of useful items. As you progress your automated factory grows into mining, transportation, processing, and assembly of more complex resources and products. You use menus to select which things to develop and research. This advances your technology level and opens new possibilities.

As you do this you have to defend again Biters, Spitters and Worm enemies. You place turrets, tanks, and other weapons to eliminate enemies. This means you need to balance how much resource is spent on development and how much on defence.

In addition to the main single player game, there's a multiplayer mode where you play cooperatively or versus other people online. All players on a server share technologies, or can group into teams. These online games can include hundreds of players all competing for resources, an experience that is both exciting and challenging.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 14/08/2020

Platforms: Mac and PC

Genres: Creative, Open World, Simulation and Strategy

Developer: Factorio Game (@FactorioGame)


Duration: This game will take between 50 hours and 70 hours to complete. Players may extend this time by continuing after building the rocket. Others may also take more time to progress through the story.
Players: You can play this with 700 players online.


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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.

Not yet rated, but expected to be PEGI 12 and ESRB TEEN from the alien blood and combat the game depicts. When you kill aliens they leave puddles of purple blood. There is a peaceful mode you can play that eliminates the fighting.

Parents should note that Factorio can be customised via player created mods. This can introduce older rated content that falls outside of the rating system.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Factorio Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@FactorioGame) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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