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Trailmakers Review

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Posted: 10 months ago, last updated 7 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

In Trailmakers, you explore an open world in vehicles you have made from Lego-like blocks. Build a car, a plane, a boat or a combination of these, a carplaneboat. The game's physics encourage players to imaginatively combine propulsion, floatation, wheels, grapples and magnets to create machines that can get to the far reaches of the world and collect more building materials.

Take your machines on exciting rally races, dangerous exploration missions, or build the craziest contraptions you can imagine in our huge sandbox. It makes engineering easy, but still nurtures engineering thinking.

Each block has unique features like shape, weight and functionality. They can be broken off, refitted and used to build something new. Individually the blocks are fairly simple, but combined, the possibilities are endless.

In the Stranded in Space game mode you crash land on an alien planet and must escape by rebuilding your spaceship from scrap. Explore the planet to collect the parts you need, but beware of the many dangers that lie ahead.

In the Trailmakers Rally mode you start with just a few basic building blocks and a go-kart track. Progress through the Rally by earning bronze, silver or gold medals. Each race you unlock will give you new blocks to put on your vehicle. With ingenuity, racing skills and perseverance, you will be putting jet engines on your car in no time.

DetailsGame Details

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Release Date: 28/02/2020

Platforms: PC and Xbox One

Genres: Adventure, Creative, Open World and Racing

Developer: @Flashbulbgames

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 12 hours and 16 hours to complete. The main Stranded in Space story can be completed in 12 hours, but that just scratches the tip of the iceberg in creative playtime the game offers.
 
Players: This is a single player game. You can play with up to 4 players online. All game modes are available as single-player and multiplayer.

CostsCosts

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

You will need Xbox Live Gold (must be 18 to create, then configure family accounts for younger players) to play online with Xbox One. You can buy Hat Packs and Skin Packs for cosmetic enhancements. The Trailmakers Deluxe Edition includes these in-game purchases for free.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has been rated PEGI 12+.


This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+.


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

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
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. Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.


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