Before We Leave Review (PlayStation 5)

Our Before We Leave Review shows off a city-building game set in a cozy corner of the universe. Nurture your Peeps and their surroundings while rebuilding and rediscovering civilization. Settle new lands and planets while avoiding hungry Space Whales.

Before We Leave Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 1.08GB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Worldbuilder gameplay.
  • Five difficulties – very easy, easy, default, hard, and very hard.
  • Tutorial pop-ups as you play but are optional.
  • Peeps are the people that inhabit your world, you can create new ones, train them up and have them work and farm the land for resources.
  • Game speed can be changed with a button press.
  • The basis of the game is to build structures to make better structures which in turn unlock new technologies until a civilization can grow and prosper.
  • Smooth controls with the right stick are used to rotate the world.
  • Zoom in and out of the world.
  • The game has a lot of detail in terms of production and graphs should you like that, it’s not info you have to know, and can ignore it if you want.
  • Tranquil soundtrack.
  • Focus on me allows you to zoom right in.
  • Watch the peeps go about their business.
  • Clear icons for building and placing tiles.
  • You can click into any building amd assign workers manually, manage the building, and more.
  • Bring up graphs on productivity, pollution, Happy and sad peeps, materials, resources, etc.
  • All buildings will have a set of icons to show if it is missing any of the requirements.
  • Time-consuming yet productive.

Before We Leave Review Cons:

  • Takes a lot of getting used to the methods as the tiles can usually only be placed after roads.
  • Road management can get crazy difficult as it’s quite unwieldy.
  • A lot to take in.
  • Destroys your time.
  • Progress can sometimes feel stunted by unknown roadblocks.

Related Post: Papertris Review (Steam)

Before We Leave:

Official website.

Developer: Balancing Monkey Games

Publisher: Team 17

Store Links – 


  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Length - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!