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Posted: 12 months ago, last updated 3 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Unrailed! is a co-op strategy game where you work with friends to build a train line across endless landscapes. Along with finding the resources to build track, bridges and tunnels you need to deal with local inhabitants, upgrade your train and watch out for dangers. Each player must choose one tool and role and then work together to win.

With blocky graphics, it looks simple, but your team has to pay attention to gather the right resources, craft tracks and extend your railroad to prevent your train from running out of line. Because there is only one tool of each type, co-operation and co-ordination is essential.

As you proceed you can upgrade your train with faster atomic engine, a quicker crafting wagon or even attach a supercharger or other performance enhancing buffs. Add to this the dynamic weather system & day and night cycle, wide range of landscapes and you have a great multiplayer game for the family.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Release Date: 23/09/2020

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Creative, Puzzle and Strategy

Accessibility: 22 features

Developer: Indoor Astronaut (@IndoorAstronaut)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 1 minute and 15 minutes to play a round of this game. Each level can be over quickly if you fail to build the track. If you do well it will last longer and the later levels up the complexity.
 
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 4 players online. Play cooperatively with up to four players in a single team or challenge the co-op skills of your friends in a two versus two game.

CostsCosts

Unrailed! usually costs £15.74 to £15.99.
 

Unrailed!

XBox Store Xbox One £15.74
PlayStation Store PS4 £15.99
Switch Store Switch £15.99
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.  

You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4. Demo is available on Nintendo Switch.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3
 
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.

Skill Rating

This game is enjoyed by 10+ year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity. The teamwork and time pressure in the game mean it needs more skill and patience than very young players usually have.

Account Rating

You need Nintendo Online (must be 18 to purchase, but can be any age to use) to play online with Nintendo Switch.
 
You need PlayStation Plus (must be 18 to subscribe, then create sub-accounts for younger players who need be set as 13 or older) to play online with PlayStation 4.
 
You need Xbox Live Gold (must be 18 to subscribe, then configure family accounts for younger players) to play online with Xbox One.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Along with selecting difficulty, the sandbox game mode offers pressure free play. Although the text is generally clear the head up display text is quite small.
 
Our Unrailed! Accessibility Report documents 22 accessibility features:


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