Raft Review

Game image Raft
25
Play YouTube video
Buy Raft now on Amzon
Like    
25

Posted: 3 months ago, last updated 13 days ago.

Author: Ellen Robertson, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Raft is a survival game where you work to build a raft while stranded at sea. You start the game on a small raft with only a hook made of old plastic, with which you use to pull in floating barrels and planks of wood.

You scavenge the reefs beneath the waves and the islands above. But every action you do must be done with caution as the sea plays host to a number of man-eating sharks determined to end your voyage. You can also craft new survival equipment from the resources you find. Make weapons, crop plots and more to help you stay alive. Gather debris to repair and improve your raft and look out for land as you sail through the dangerous sea, with the option to play collaboratively with a friend online.

This game encourages clever and quick thinking and resource management, playing with a friend will require team work if you hope to be successful in the game.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Rating: PEGI 7+, ESRB EVERYONE 10+

Release Date: 23/05/2018

Platforms: PC

Genres: Adventure, Narrative, Simulation and Strategy

Developer: @RedbeetOfficial

TipsTips

View our choice of games like Raft. This game is good if you want to:

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 10 hours and 14 hours to complete.
 
Players: You can play this with 2 players online.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

You don’t need a paid subscription to play this game online.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Not yet rated but likely to be PEGI 7 and ESRB EVERYONE 10+. There is no nudity, sex, or gore. However when the shark attacks there is a jump scare accompanied with red splotches of blood on the screen.


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.

AccessibilityAccessibility

You can select the difficulty or opt for Creative mode like Minecraft. The interface is nice and clear although some of the text that describes items is small.

Difficulty

How you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck.

Select Difficulty: Select difficulty from a range of presets.

Cognitive Pressure

Reaction-time Not Critical: Individual game actions don’t need quick reactions.

Low Pressure: Game tasks aren’t time-limited or with a high emphasis on performance. Or there is a low pressure play-mode available.

Save Anytime: The game automatically saves progress or you can save any time, and not lose progress.

Assistance

View Control Mapping: You can view a map of controls during play.

Tutorials: There are helpful tutorials, instructions and tips.

Reading

How much reading or listening comprehension is required, and how accessible this is.

Moderate Reading: Moderate reading required.

Any spoken content has subtitles: All spoken content has subtitles, or there is no speech in the game.

Controls

How you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.

Mouse and Keys: Can play with mouse and multiple keys.

Remap Controls

You can customise the controls for the game as follows:

Remap Mouse and Keyboard: Remap mouse and keyboard.

Remap One Action to Multiple Buttons: Map multiple buttons to a single action.

Invert X/Y Axis: You can invert the direction required to control looking and aiming.

Adjust Mouse/Stick Sensitivity: Adjust how sensitive mouse/stick controls are.

Image

How you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.

Motion sickness friendly: Option to reduce motion sickness (motion blur, depth of field, field of vision).

Clear Interface: The game navigation, maps and information are clear to read, large or adjustable.

Audio

How you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see.

Adjustable Audio

Balance Audio Levels: Set music and game sound effects separately.

Customise Audio Levels: Control volume levels of specific events and elements in the game.

System Settings

Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators... read more about system accessibility settings.

Supported by PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors: @GeekDadGamer


Content devider

Games Like Raft

Our experts have hand-picked the following similar games for you. These offer a similar way to play to Raft or are games with a similar theme or topic. These are good alternative games to Raft.

Content devider


Image 242 Image 243 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 | About