Close search results

New World Review

Play YouTube video

Posted: 10 months ago, last updated 9 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


New World is an online role-playing game where you colonise fictional land modelled after 1600s colonial America in the Atlantic Ocean. The world is persistent and accommodates 1000s of players to create a living breathing eco-system.

You start by choosing your geographical region and start out playing solo or with real world friends. Your character can be customised before entering the game at level one. As you progress you can team up with up to 5 other players and join factions (Marauders, Syndicate, and Covenant). Using resources to craft items and win battles you gain control over settlements. Azarath is the magical currency in the game. Collecting it gives you more powers and abilities. It makes things both more beautiful and more deadly. There are quests to take on that further develop your abilities, or you can explore the sandbox at your own pace, encountering other players and monsters.

But as well as collecting things and winning battles, how you play will affect how your character develops. There is no class system. Your approach is determined by your skill and equipment. If you want to be the best blacksmith or fighter, you need to put time in practising that activity.

The game's currency is gold coins that can be traded for items they salvage. You need currency to repair equipment after battles as well as purchase better weapons. You can purchase and furnish housing that help you recover as well as travel quickly between properties you own.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Release Date: 31/08/2021

Platforms: Mac and PC

Genres: Action, Adventure, Open World, Role-Playing and Strategy

Developer: @AmznGameStudios


Duration: This game will take between 40 hours and 50 hours to complete.
Players: You can play this with 1000 players online.


Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.  

You don’t need a paid subscription to play this game online. You can purchase optional in-game items with real money.

There are different versions available:
  • Limited Edition New World Steelbook - Collector’s map of Aeternum, Woodsman armour skin. Woodsman hatchet skin. Mastiff house pet. Access to housing unlocks at level 20 in-game. Rock/Paper/Scissors emote set. Rock, Paper, Scissors. New World digital art book. A collection of incredible concept art from the making of New World.
  • New World Deluxe Edition - Woodsman armour skin Woodsman hatchet skin. Mastiff house pet. Access to housing unlocks at level 20 in-game. Rock/Paper/Scissors emote set. New World digital art book. A collection of incredible concept art from the making of New World.
  • New World Standard Edition

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 16 for violence.

ESRB TEEN for Blood and Violence. From a third-person perspective, players explore an open-world environment, gather resources, build shelters, and create weapons to survive. Players use spears, bows, and swords to kill humans and fantasy creatures (e.g., ghosts, skeletons, zombies) in melee-style combat. Large blood-splatter effects occur as characters attack enemies; cries of pain and impact sounds accompany the frenetic combat.

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.


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

Content devider

Games Like New World

Our experts have hand-picked the following similar games for you. These offer a similar way to play to New World or are games with a similar theme or topic. These are good alternative games to New World, or are a younger rated alternative for players not ready for PEGI 16 or ESRB TEEN games.

Content devider

Image of the cover of the hardback edition of the Taming Gaming book  by Andy Robertson Image 311 Thank you for using our resource, supported by AskAboutGames, ParentZone and PlayAbility Initiative. We are editorially independent, written by parents for parents, but welcome sponsorship, partnership and suggestions. Email our editor for details on these opportunities.

The information on this database is designed to support and complement the in-depth discussion and advice about video game "addiction", violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. If you have any concerns or questions in these areas, email our editor who is quick to respond or can arrange for a one-to-one conversation.

YouTube | Facebook | Twitter | Discord | Contact | Help