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Posted: 9 weeks ago, last updated 5 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Palworld is a role-play game where you befriend and collect Pal creatures in a vast open world. It takes the Pokemon formula in a new more violent (gun-touting) and bizarre-capitalist direction as you put your pocket monsters to fight, build, farm, and work in factories. It offers an open world where you can care for (or mistreat) the creatures you collect, often with unintended consequences.

Although the core of the game has a more violent feel, this is still a game about hunting down and training your creatures. The open world means you can explore and progress at your own pace. There's an emphasis you letting you use your creatures how you want. This may be with ethical ends, but also less ethical. "It's completely up to you to make adult decisions, just don't get caught." So, as well as battle you can also sell them, butcher them to eat, give them hard labor, pillage, rob and exercise complete mayhem.

As you progress you need to deal with all sorts of environmental challenges. There are food shortages, changeable weather and illegal poachers. Exploring the world becomes essential, and you can use your Pal creatures to get around in a variety of ways, again with the use of your Pals who can help you fly, swim, drive a car, saddle on their back or shoulder.

After venturing out you need to create a home base. Here you can sow crops and create a farm. This leads to various sorts of automation to produce the materials you need. You can also breed your Pal creatures who then inherit the parents characteristics. This leads to creating rare species to tackle the fiercest of foes. There's also a whole area of the game with endangered species that you can poach.

The result is a game that offers a lot of options for play. This can sound like a recipe for disaster in terms of mistreating the creatures you find, but actually the open choices on offer here provide a rare chance to play in unusual ways - without rushing too quickly to right answers or moralistic solutions to the world's problems.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Open World, Role-Play and Simulation

Developer: Pocket Pair Games (@PocketPairGames)

Players: 1 (8 online)




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

Play StylePlay Style

You can play this by yourself or as a 8-player online game. This game supports multiplayer. Invite your friends to go on an adventure together. Of course, you can battle and trade with other players!

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 12.
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.

As well as the creature combat there are guns and weapons. Some of the creatures are put to work in hard battery-farming-like settings. The violence isn't graphic and we've not seen any visible blood in the game.

Skill Rating

12+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.


No cost data.


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

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