Stormworks: Build and Rescue Review
Posted: 6 months ago, last updated 10 weeks 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:
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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.
How you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck.
Customise Difficulty: Customise different aspects of the game.
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.
You can customise the controls for the game as follows:
Remap Buttons: Re-map all buttons/keys.
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.
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).
Colourblind friendly: Game doesn’t rely on colour or can switch to colourblind friendly mode.
How you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see.
Balance Audio Levels: Set music and game sound effects separately.
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.
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