Stormworks: Build and Rescue Review
Posted: A year ago, last updated 3 months ago.
The Custom Creative Mode gives you all the resources and time you want to create large and complex vehicles. Players enjoy making scale replicas of real-world vehicles or wacky and ambitious creations of their own design.
The Career Survival mode offers missions to progress through, that slowly unlock more features and resources to build with. You manage your finances, build space, and your own safety as you complete various missions to finance larger, more complex vehicles and new land bases.
The vehicle construction is by placing blocks and specifying their behaviour using the powerful in-game logic system. Choose from a wide array of components to assemble your own rescue helicopters, boats, submersibles. You can then take to the sea, land or sky in your newly created vehicle.
The game is played in a huge 15,000 square kilometres of ocean and islands in a dynamic world. The day-night cycle and dynamic weather system create diverse environments to put your creations to the test. Calm sunny mornings. Unforgiving stormy nights. These all affect your vehicles using physics-based hydrodynamics and displacement-buoyancy systems. Because of this you need to design specific vehicles to respond to challenging missions across open oceans, island facilities and remote rigs.
Many players focus on the boat and helicopter building with its deep level of skill required and understanding of the game's logic. It's the sort of emergent gameplay that Minecraft has become famous for, here side-steping the rescue mission in favour of pure build craft and engineering.
View our choice of games like Stormworks: Build and Rescue. This game is good if you want to:
- Harm no living thing
- Play games like toys
- Learn something playing a properly great game
- Escape life's storms for a while
- Play through sun and rain
- Use craft to learn science
- Fall in love with science
- See games as a career
- See work in a new light
- Play bleak winter tales
- Get around in unusual ways
Players: You can play this with 5 players online. Join your friends in cooperative multiplayer as you operate multi-crew vehicles, and execute complex missions involving careful planning and coordination.
You don’t need a paid subscription to play this game online.
Skill RatingThis game is enjoyed by 11-16 year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity. The more advanced building, planning and constructing skills make this skew older than Minecraft. Taking vehicles out on missions extends this further as you content with weather and complex tasks.
Our Stormworks: Build and Rescue Accessibility Report documents 8 accessibility features:
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